- Bicycle tour
- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 150
- guiding method Self-guided
- Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Exploring the majestic city of Vienna and the three river town of Passau
- Cycling through the stunning Wachau Valley and along the famous Danube bike path
- Experiencing the timelessness of the Danube by boat and bike
- Relaxing on board the comfortable barge, your home for the week
Explore the highlights of the Danube from Passau to Vienna and return by bike and boat. Europe's second longest river, the Danube, courses through ten nations en route to the Black Sea. This itinerary follows its journey through three European countries and some of the most romantic European landscapes. From the cobblestone streets of charming Passau head out into Austria, winding your way past enchanting monasteries and majestic castles. By boat cruise the Danube through Upper Austria to reach the romantic Austrian capital of Vienna, one of the most magical cities in Europe. Heading west, the pace slows down, with a memorable cycle across the Wachau Valley past rolling vineyards, hill top castles, meadows and forests to encounter atmospheric landscapes and sites of arresting history. Enjoy the atmosphere of life on board with like minded active travellers, sampling local culinary delights and relaxing atop the sundeck with splendid views of the changing scenery.
Day 1 : Arrive Passau (Germany)
Day 2 : Cycle to Brandstatt from Engelhartszell (45km/28mi)
Day 3 : Cycle to Linz (26km /16mi)
Day 4 : Cycle to Grein via Mauthausen and Mitterkirchen (35km/22mi)
Day 5 : Cycle Tulln to Vienna (35km/22mi)
Day 6 : Rest day Vienna
Day 7 : Wachau valley round trip cycle (35km/22mi)
Day 8 : Cruise to Passau and disembark, trip concludes
- 7 nights accommodation on board MV Swiss Crown. Price shown is for a 2 bed cabin on the Main Deck (lower deck). For other categories of berths in cabins on Middle (comfort) or Upper (superior) decks - a supplement applies. All cabins are outside cabins with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities. There is 1 single cabin (main deck) and 1 mini suite (middle deck).
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners. The trip is based on full board which includes a buffet breakfast daily, 5 packed lunches, 1 full 3 course lunch and a 3 course dinner each night (2-3 choices for main course). Vegetarian or other dietary requirements are catered for but we ask that you advise this in advance (at least 21 days prior to the trip commencement).
- Welcome drink, farewell crew show, live music every night, gala dinner on last evening with farewell cocktail
- 21 or 24 speed bike rental with pannier and handlebar bag (children trailers (max 2 children, 40kgs) on request. A limited number of electric bikes are available for hire, approx 12-15 per departure - must be pre-booked and a supplement applies)
- Information pack including route notes & maps per cabin, navigational app to use on your smartphone
- Cruise director on board - does not cycle with the group, provides daily briefings
- Docking & harbour fees
- Emergency hotline
- Travel to and from Passau
- *Parking in Passau including transfer to and from the boat (reservation necessary, payable locally); Closed parking lot EUR66 approx, Parking garage EUR77 approx
- *Private or shuttle transfers from Munich Airport to Passau – price on request according to number of participants
- *Taxi costs between Passau train station to the boat dock - allow approx EUR5-15
- Optional excursions - booked and paid locally (detailed information and pricing is provided on board):-
- *Linz: city tour with scenic train
- *Vienna: Hop On Hop Off bus, City tour by Bike, Concert Schönbrunn - Orangerie
- *Wachau valley: Wine tasting
- *Grein: Visit Austria's oldest theatre
- Drinks other than afternoon tea and coffee on board
- Meals not detailed in the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
- Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
- Travel insurance - mandatory
- Bike insurance is available locally - allow EUR15 for hybrid bike, EUR50 for electric bike (subject to change)
- Helmets - can be purchased on board for EUR29 (subject to change, advance reservation recommended)
- Tour guide - this is a self guided tour. Guided cycling packages are available on select dates - supplement and additional inclusions apply. See below for details.
- Supplement for bringing your own bike - ask us for details
- Wifi (onboard surcharge applies from 100MB)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Danube by Bike & Boat tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 01 August 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2022, a deposit of 314 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
The Danube by Bike & Boat 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 The Danube by Bike & Boat 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.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.
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