Itinerary

The Danube Cycle Track from Passau to Vienna

8 days / 7 nights

The Danube Bike Trail from Passau to Vienna is one of the most beautiful stages of this famous cycle route along the Danube from its source to its mouth in Donaueschingen into the Black Sea . Along the course through a variety of landscapes are many cultural attractions.
The journey begins in Passau, at the confluence from Ilz, Inn and Danube. From here you start the classic and easy cycling tour on well-maintained bicycle paths through nearly pitch-free terrain. You stay in selected ***-and ****-hotels. The return transfer from Vienna to Passau is included.

Itinerary

Day 1: Passau

Arrival in Passau. Unguarded private parking space included. The boat trip in Passau (approx. 45 min) is possible on day 1 or the next day.

Day 2: Schlögen (Cycling  43 km / 26 miles)

Passing Obernzell and Engelhartszell (convent) you reach the famous Danube bend Schlögener Schlinge. The Danube turns in a tight turn around 180 degrees from the southeast to northwest direction, then the flow goes back further to the east.

Day 3: Linz (Cycling 58 km / 36 miles)

You start the tour of today in the direction of Inzell and cycle through the largely unpopulated valley to Aschach. Twice you have the opportunity to cross the river with a ferry to the left bank.

Day 4: Perg (Cycling 39 or 55 km / 25 or 34 miles)

Cycle tour past the swimming lake Pleschinger See via Mauthausen to Perg or first to the beautiful convent St. Florian and via Enns to Perg.

Day 5: Marbach/Maria Taferl (Cycling 48 km / 30 miles)

At the island Wörth you reach the legendary Nibelungengau; past Säusenstein you cycle to Maria Taferl

Day 6: Krems (Cycling 35 km / 22 miles, boat trip 20 km / 12 miles)

To Spitz and further through beautiful vineyards to the famous Dürnstein and Krems.

Day 7: Vienna (Cycling 57 km / 35 miles, by train: 16 km / 10 miles)

Through the Tullner Field you reach Greifenstein, the first suburb of Vienna; by suburban railway past Klosterneuburg to the centre of Vienna

Day 8: Vienna

Return transfer by bus is possible from May 1 until Sept. 30. Pick up directly at the hotel an transfer to the parked car in Passau/train station or booking of additional nights. Transfer of own bikes is possible (Euro 22,-)
Return transfer by train is also possible - but without a transfer from your hotel in Vienna to the station in Vienna.

Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.