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Danube Cycle

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20285
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Passau, Germany
  • Ends Budapest, Hungary
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling along the Danube bike path
  • Exploring the majestic cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the three river town of Passau
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the river landscape
  • Visiting the Basilica in Esztergom, the abbey at Melk, the Danube Bend and the Danube loop
  • Discovering the "Little Alföld" Protected Area and the Danube floodplain National park
The "Danube Cycle" tour starts in Passau and ends in Budapest. The "Danube Cycle" tour is a bicycle tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Komarono, Gyor, Esztergom and 10 other destinations visiting Slovakia, Austria and 2 more countries. This is a self-guided private tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Cycle along the Danube River across four countries from Passau to the romantic city of Budapest. Discover the history of magnificent Baroque castles and Benedictine monasteries along the winding cycle route that follows the Danube. You will travel from Germany through Austria to Slovakia and conclude your journey in Hungary. Our route visits the great cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and takes you past charming villages and vineyards. The compelling history of the Danube itself and the nations it links will capture your imagination as you pass by sites of historic interest and significance. A journey that portrays the historic division and contemporary unity of Europe.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Passau
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Engelhartszell and Schlögen (41km/25.5mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle to Linz (55km/34mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Grein via Burg Clam Castle (60km/37mi)
  • Day 5 : To Melk and Nibelungengau (50km/31mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems (50km/31mi)
  • Day 7 : Train to Tulln then cycle to Vienna (40km/25mi)
  • Day 8 : Explore a nearby nature reserve & the archaeological park of Carnuntum (42km/26mi)
  • Day 9 : Follow the Danube to Bratislava (32km/20mi)
  • Day 10 : Continue by bike and train through delightful villages to Györ (45km/28mi)
  • Day 11 : Visit the stud of Babolna and cycle to Komarno and surrounds (57km/35.5mi)
  • Day 12 : To Esztergom (52km/32mi)
  • Day 13 : Ferry round trip to Szentendre Island and cycle to Budapest (62km/38.5mi)
  • Day 14 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 13 nights in 3 to 4 star inns and hotels with private facilities on a twinshare basis in low season (it is possible to upgrade to mainly 4 star hotels (CAT A) - supplement applies)
  • 1 bottle of wine per room - to be collected from the winery in Wachau
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 dinners (dinner not included in Vienna). Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses which are likely to include regional specialities
Others
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece per person, max total 20kg)
  • 21 speed bike rental equipped with pannier and odemeter (7 speed bikes on request or if 21-speed is fully booked, children trailers (max 2 children, 40kgs) on request. A limited number of 8-speed electric bikes are available for hire - must be pre-booked and a supplement applies).
  • A tasting of regional products
  • Train ride Krems – Tulln, Train ride Mosonmagyarovar - Gyor (including bike)
  • 1 x boat or train ride (before/after seasonal shipping schedule) Szentendre – Budapest
  • Maps, route information and tourist information per room. GPS Tracks are available on request.
  • Emergency hotline
  • Note: Children’s prices are available on request – excellent discounts apply.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to and from Passau / Budapest
  • Dinner in Vienna, lunch and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Helmet (compulsory in Slovakia) – can be purchased and provided locally (must be pre-booked & pre-paid)
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferries and trains not noted as included
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • bike rental insurance - covers you in case of loss or damage when the bike is properly used and secured. Excluded from this are lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as purposeful damage or gross negligence.
  • Hotel taxes payable locally (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
A fabulous trip. Would recommend it to everyone either on a push bike or E-bike. It was really well organised and we loved it.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Danube Cycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 December 2022, a deposit of 279 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Danube Cycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Danube Cycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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