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Along the Danube river from Passau to Vienna

Reviews (7) :
4.71 / 5
Reference D0801
  • Itinerant trip
  • 8 days
  • Moderate
  • From 01.04 to 07.10.2023
  • Minimum age 8 years old
859€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This iconic segment of the Danube by bike between Passau in Germany and Vienna, the capital of Austria, takes you through lush green countryside, the rich wine valley of the Wachau and places steeped in history such as the baroque Melk Abbey in the footsteps of Europe’s mighty kings and emperors, all of whom followed the paths of the beautiful blue Danube. The banks of this mythical river have been transformed into one of the most beautiful bicycle paths in Europe. You follow the meandering blue river, admire the beautiful landscapes of an unspoiled nature and discover the rich historical merchant cities. This route is flat on a beautiful cycle track. Only very short portions are on the road, especially at the entrance and exit of the cities. This tour is perfectly suited for families with children from 12 years old on their own bikes.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Passau

    Arrival in this beautiful Bavarian baroque city, also known as the city of three rivers. The Danube River meets the Inn and Ilz Rivers simultaneously. You can even tell the difference between the rivers when they meet: The Danube has brown waters, the Inn green waters and the Ilz black waters. Stroll through the city, discover the majestic cathedral and its pedestrianized historical center.

    Day 2


    Passau - Donauschlinge area

    env. 35-40km
    You start your bike tour along the Danube, to quickly leave Germany for Austria. You will not miss to stop at the Trappist abbey of Engerzell and then continue your bike ride to Schlögen where the granite rock forces the Danube to turn around.
    You take the ferry to reach the other side of the Danube where you spend the night.

    Day 3


    Donauschlinge area - Linz

    env. 55-60km
    After the Danube loop, the river narrows and forms a bottleneck. You continue your bike ride through the green countryside and pass through the typical Austrian villages of Aschbach, Ottenheim and Wilhering to arrive in Linz, the regional capital. Stroll through the main square, framed by baroque facades and taste the famous Linzertorte.

    Day 4


    Linz– Grein/Ardagger

    env. 55-60km
    You pass through the Machland nature reserve, home to many varieties of dragonflies and birds. You leave the banks of the Danube for a while to discover St. Florian’s Abbey and Enns, the oldest town in Austria. After a stop at the market square, dominated by an imposing 60m high tower, symbol of the city, you will return to the banks of the blue river, which will lead you to the charming baroque town of Grein.

    Day 5


    Ardagger/Grein– Wachau

    env. 65km
    You cross the Strudengau valley and stop a few kilometers further on in Persenbeug to admire the small town and its castle. You continue to follow the banks of the Danube to Ybbs and arrive at the formidable baroque abbey of Melk which majestically overlooks the Danube valley.

    Day 6


    Wachau– Traismauer/Tulln

    env. 40-55km
    The Wachau is one of the many green valleys of the Danube, known worldwide for its wine and liqueurs (especially apricot). In 2000 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will pass through many small wine villages like Spitz, Weissenkirchen. You can stop to visit the ruins of the castle of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned.

    Day 7


    Traismauer/Tulln - Vienne

    env. 40-65km
    On your last stage, you will cycle through the Wienerwald, the forest bordering Vienna, before arriving in the heart of the majestic Austrian capital.

    Day 8


    Departure from Vienna

    End of the stay after breakfast. Take advantage of the day to visit some of Vienna’s rich historical heritage: Schönbrunn and Sissi’s residence, the imperial Hofburg Palace, the jewel of Viennese Art Nouveau known as Jugendstil at the Secession Palace...Vienna is dotted with parks, such as the Prater Park, a green oasis and haven of peace.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels or guest houses. In Passau & Linz you will be accommodated in 4-star hôtels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You will be accommodated in 3-star and 4-star hôtels. 
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress :
    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
    If you expect to arrive at the next accommodation before 5 p.m., we recommend that you take an extra set of clothes with you in your bicycle bag.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary

    - a detailled bike map (scale 1:50 000)
    - a leaflet with the point of interest and your practical information (hotellist, opening hours, etc.)


  • Reviews
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    7 bike travelers reviews 4.71 / 5

    Beau, dépaysant, et très bien organisé

    On the 2023-08-16 by Florence
    Nous avons beaucoup aimé ce voyage. Magnifiques paysages, villages et abbayes. Partout des cafés où s’arrêter où nous avons toujours reçu un accueil chaleureux. Étapes pas trop longues qui permettent de profiter pleinement du voyage. L’itinéraire est très bien balisé et presque tout le temps en site propre. Les vélos électriques que nous avons loués étaient dernier cri avec toute l’autonomie voulue. Le partenaire local est facilement joignable et très réactif, ce que nous avons beaucoup apprécié lorsque nous avons eu un problème technique à régler.

    Séjour très agréable

    On the 2023-08-09 by Loirelei
    Parcours fantastique lelong du Danube, parfaitement organisé.

    Le Danube de Passau à Vienne en i-bike

    On the 2023-07-16 by PHILIPPE
    Séjour agréable. Étapes d’intérêt inégal avec de très beaux passages ( Passau, les boucles du Danube, la Wachau , Melk , Vienne)

    Parcours Passau Vienne

    On the 2022-07-29 by Francois
    Séjour formidable et très bien organisé par l'agence. Parcours très agréable et varié, de merveilleux panoramas le long du Danube. Parcours peu fréquenté, l' Hôtellerie très bonne. Le contact direct au téléphone personnalisé avec l'agence Vélo Voyageur lors de la réservation a été très apprécié.

    super rando

    On the 2018-09-28 by CLAUDE
    a part le 1er jour sous la pluie nous avons profiter d'un temps exceptionelement chaud

    un vrai plaisir

    On the 2017-07-13 by Marc
    Ce voyage en Autriche fut magnifique et plaisant de bout en bout et la météo clémente. Merci à l'équipe du vélo voyageur

    Voyage conforme à la présentation

    On the 2015-08-08 by LAURENCE
    Beau circuit sans difficulté dans un pays accueillant
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