Bike Cruise Danube: Passau – Budapest – Mohacs/Puszta – Passau
8 days / 7 nights | Ship MS Primadonna
Day 1 (Fri): individual arrival at Passau
until 04.00 pm. h to the ship or to the (fenced) parking space in Passau. Transfer from the parking space to the ship. Welcome snack at approx. 04.00 pm. at the ship and “Cast off” at approx. 05.00 pm. in the direction of Wachau. Enjoy the trip through the Upper Danube Valley and the UNSESCO World Natural Heritage Site "Schlögener Schlinge" from the sun deck.
Day 2 (Sat): Ybbs - Krems (Cycling 59 km / 37 miles)
Individual bike tour from Ybbs to Melk (monastery) - the gate of the Wachau valley. On the northern bank of the Danube through the wine-growing villages of Spitz and Weißenkirchen to the legendary Dürnstein, probably the most famous place in the Wachau (townscape, monastery, castle ruins) and further on to the 1000 year old UNESCO World Heritage city of Krems, where the MS Primadonna is already waiting for you.
Day 3 (Sun): Esztergom/Sturovo – Vac – Szentendre (Cycling 56 km / 35 miles)
Guided tour of the cathedral in Esztergom. Cycling on the Danube Cycle Path at the foot of the Bazilika to Visegrad (remnants of the castle) - situated directly in the danube bend. Continue via Vac (quiet baroque city with a beautiful cathedral) to the artist town of Szendentre with its 1000-year-old history. By regional train to Budapest (approx. € 8, - pp / payable on site) and by bike to the ship. More sportive tour: from Szentendre by bike to Budapest directly to the ship (+ 19 km)
* this day tour includes ferry trips that are not included in the travel price (2 x € 4.50 pp payable on spot)
Day 4 (Mon): Budapest (Cycling 22 km / 314 miles)
Sightseeing tour Budapest from the ship (3 h). In the afternoon on car-free bike paths into the pedestrian zone (Budapest's castle district, traditional cafés e.g. New York Café or Café Gerbeaud) and further on to the Margarete’s island, the wonderful recreation zone in the middle of the city.
Day 5 (Tue): Mohacs – Baja – Kalocsa – trough the Puszta (Cycling 44 km / 27 miles)
Cycle tour on the car-free European cycle path. No. 6. By ferry from Mohacs to the left bank of the Danube and through the Puszta passing herds of pigs, cattle and horses to the baroque city Baja. By ship from Baja to Kalocsa. More sportive tour: In the afternoon bike tour (car-free) from the ship to Kalocsa - the capital of the Puszta and guided tour in the cathedral (+ 9 km).
Day 6 (Wed): Komarno (Cycling 9/52 km / 6/32 miles)
In the morning you enjoy the ride through the Au area to Komarno (SK) from the sun deck. In the afternoon individual tour by bike of Franz Lehar’s birthplace (worth seeing is the Europaplatz) or by bike to the fortress Monostori - the most important fortress building in Hungary (9 km; admission approx. € 3,50 pp payable on spot). More sportive tour: On the Danube bike path through lonely areas and small towns back to Moča (44 km)
Day 7 (Thu): Vienna - Tulln (Cycling tour Wachau, 31 km / 19 miles)
Bike tour past Klosterneuburg to the flower city of Tulln (Egon Schiele Museum, state garden show “DIE GARTEN Tulln”) and board the ship again in Tulln. Optional city tour (3 h) of Vienna from Nußdorfer Platz including stop in the center and end in Tulln (bookable on board € 22, - pp / minimum participants 30 pax) Handing in the bikes for the transport to Passau (Donau Touristik info point / parking lot). Return transfer of customer's bikes free of charge
Day 8 (Fri): Disembarkation / Passau
Arrival in Passau at approx. 11.00 am. – Disembarkation until 11.30 am. and bus transfer to the main train station or Donau Touristik Infopoint.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.