Cycling on the Danube from Passau to Vienna

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4 Based on 13 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-24695
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Passau, Germany
  • Ends Vienna, Austria
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the rich culture and historical architecture of Vienna
  • Ride on dedicated cycle routes
  • Visit infamous castles, ruins and palaces along the Danube
  • Sample the fine wines of the Wachau Valley
The trip "Cycling On The Danube From Passau To Vienna" starts in Passau and ends in Vienna. This is a bicycle trip that takes 8 days taking you through Passau, Grein, Krems An Der Donau, Linz and 4 other destinations in Germany and Austria. This is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Linz, Melk and Krems. The final destination of Vienna is the perfect place to explore, enjoy some great food and perhaps take in a concert.
  • Day 1: Start Passau
  • Day 2: Free time to explore Passau; ride to the Schlogener Loop in Austria via the only Trappist monastery in Austria
  • Day 3: Cycle along country lanes passing the castle at Ottensheim and Cistercian abbey in Wilhering en route to Linz
  • Day 4: Today's ride enters the province of Lower Austria; follow the river to Grein
  • Day 5: Ride between wooded mountains, through quiet riverside towns and past the Benedictine abbey at Melk - stunning both inside and out
  • Day 6: Pedal through the vineyards of the Wachau, past pretty villages including Weisenkirchen and Durnstein, to Krems
  • Day 7: Train to Tulln; ride into Vienna past Greifenstein castle; evening to explore.
  • Day 8: End Vienna
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (compulsory supplement)
  • Solo traveller supplement (where only one person is travelling on a departure date)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4 - Very Good
Based on 13 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 15 2019
5 - Excellent
Very beautiful and easy
A wonderful trip on perfectly manicured cycle path and very very flat, short hops each day and its an ideal beginners trip, a couple of bike ferry crossings which break the day up and the ferry goes when you get there and if you... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 06 2018
4 - Very Good
Beautiful scenery, safe cycling
The vast majority of this trip is in cycle paths separated from road traffic with some lightly trafficked roads and only very occasional roads with significant traffic, and even then you are usually separated from them by a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 07 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip
This is an easy ride; and the route is varied and very attractive. Virtually none of the cycling is along roads with motor traffic; and I appreciated how the sign-posted Danube cycle path diverted, from time to time, away from... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 22 2018
4 - Very Good
The title of the trip was appropriate.
The organisation worked well. Trip notes and maps together made route finding easy. The route was varied and interesting; opportunities for eating and drinking were many. The quality of hotels was good, though only two provided... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling on the Danube from Passau to Vienna tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling on the Danube from Passau to Vienna tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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