Map - Danube Cycle Path
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Schärding
  • Duration of trip:
    10 days / 9 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 325 km / 201 mi
  • Distance per day:
    30-50 km / 19-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    The Danube Cycle Path is consistently flat.
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle path, only occasionally on roads.
  • Return transfer:
    By minibus or by train (included).
Eating and drinking
Whether simple or sophisticated: Austrian cuisine is diverse and imaginative. As there is a great selection of restaurants everywhere on this journey, we do not offer half-board. A typical dinner costs between 10-20 € per person, but there are also cheaper or more exclusive restaurants available.

Big tour on the Danube cycle path

10 days / 9 nights with return transfer from EUR 639

Donauradweg - Wachau

Obviously, you can cycle the length of the Danube in 4 days, but isn’t it much nicer if you take your time to explore it? Have you ever looked down from the Pöstlingberg or Maria Taferl mountains instead of looking up to them? Have you ever let yourself drift in the Lentos or Tulln Gardens; gone swimming in Europe’s largest river or for a walk down the Stillenbachklamm - or just lounged around the Jausenstation? On this big tour along the Danube cycle path you will have enough time for all these leisurely activities.

Big tour on the Danube cycle path - Schönbrunn Castle
 
Big tour on the Danube cycle path - Ars Electronica Linz

Day 1 Arrival in Schärding
Discover the lovely baroque town on the river Inn and and sample the excellent beers.

Day 2 Schärding - Engelhartszell, approx. 42 km/27 mi
There’s enough time to explore Passau’s historic centre and go on a three-river boat trip, after which you will cycle down the romantic Danube valley.

Day 3 Engelhartszell - Aschach, approx, 42 km/27 mi
Why not visit Engelszell Monastery, or enjoy the plentiful nature around the Schlögener Schlinge.

Day 4 Aschach - Linz region, approx. 30 km/19 mi
In Wilhering, you will find another historically significant monastery, after which Europe’s former cultural capital, with its magnificent mixture of baroque and modern influences, awaits.

Day 5 Linz - Perg/Enns, approx. 35 km/22 mi
In Enns, you can open the gates to the city tower with a 2-Euro piece, after which you will cycle through the vast landscape of the Machland region.

Day 6 Perg/Enns - Marbach/Maria Taferl, approx. 50 km/31 mi
The Strudengau and Nibelungengau regions shape the wild and romantic backdrop for the Danube, which wasn’t completely harmless in days gone by.

Day 7 Marbach/Maria Taferl - Krems, approx. 50 km/31 mi
First, you will find the Stift Melk monastery, followed by the charming Wachau region, providing you with countless opportunities to sample wine, schnapps and jam.

Day 8 Krems - Tulln, approx. 41 km/26 mi
On your ride to Tulln, you will pass through vast alluvial forests before reaching the old Roman town with several sights.

Day 9 Tulln - Vienna, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Later, the path will take you through the Vienna Woods. Klosterneuburg is well worth a visit before reaching the metropolis of Vienna.

Day 10 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. Why not extend your big tour on the Danube cycle path?

Big tour on the Danube cycle path - Stift Melk
 
Big tour on the Danube cycle path
 
Big tour on the Danube cycle path
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Included in your package "Big tour on the Danube cycle path":

  • 9 overnight stays in your reserved category, B&B
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel, 1 piece p.p., 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • return transfer Vienna-Schärding by train excl. bike
  • return transfer by train excl. bike,
    13.04. - 19.10.
  • return transfer by bus or by train,
    18.05.-13.09., please reserve with your original booking,
    personal bikes are included by bus transfer
  • 3-river boat trip in Passau excl. bike
  • 2 ferry journeys incl. bike
  • entrance Stift Dürnstein
  • voucher Konditorei Hagmann
  • voucher Konditorei Leschanz
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 2*/3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrivals daily from 13.04. bis 19.10.
    the day of arrival determines the price of your tour

Prices for category M:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 639 EUR saver price
    05.10.-19.10.
  • 729 EUR basic price
    13.04.-17.05. + 14.09.-04.10.
  • 779 EUR seasonal price
    18.05. - 13.09.
  • 250 EUR single room surcharge
  •   70 EUR rental bike
  • 160 EUR e-bike
  •  -28 EUR discount, no return transfer
  •   50 EUR additional night in Schärding, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Schärding, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Linz, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night in Linz, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   65 EUR additional night in Vienna, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   85 EUR additional night in Vienna, single room, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 809 EUR saver price
    05.10.-19.10.
  • 899 EUR basic price
    13.04.-17.05. + 14.09.-04.10.
  • 949 EUR seasonal price
    18.05. - 13.09.
  • 360 EUR single room surcharge
  •   70 EUR rental bike
  • 160 EUR e-bike
  •  -28 EUR discount, no return transfer
  •   50 EUR additional night in Schärding, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Schärding, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Linz, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night in Linz, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   70 EUR additional night in Vienna, double room, incl. breakfast
  • 100 EUR additional night in Vienna, single room, incl. breakfast

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Schärding:
    There are enough long-term parking spots available on the outskirts of Schärding.

  • Arrival in Schärding via train:
    The hotels are approximately 1 kilometre from the train station.
  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Schärding approx. 180 km, nearly good train connections, journey takes approx. 3 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 50 EUR

  • Arrival at Vienna airport:
    Distance to Schäring approx. 290 km, good train connections, journey takes approx. 3.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 50 EUR

  • Pre-reserved bikes are waiting for you at the hotel.
  • Return by Minibus (included 18.05.-13.09.):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 8-9 am, duration approx. 4 hours, must be booked together with holiday.
  • Return transfer by train (included):
    Good connections via Vienna main train station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), change trains 1x, duration approx. 2,5 - 3 hours. You must reserve own bikes several days in advance (not included).

Perfectly looked after:

  • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

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