The Charming Danube Cycle Path Salzburg
Price : £735
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
AustriaGermany
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 190-201m/305-325 km
Tour Code : EB006
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Those that that have travelled to Vienna before will have experienced what can only be described as an onslaught of architectural mastery. The rich history and culture of this magnificent city is totally encapsulated by the ballet like choreography of jaw dropping, intertwined building after building. As this cycle tour along one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s culminates at the epicentre of this great city; the strength and sense of achievement you’re rewarded are truly heightened by the presence of the dominating, powerful buildings that surround you.

Read More

Those that have travelled to Vienna before will have experienced what can only be described as an onslaught of architectural mastery. The rich history and culture of this magnificent city is totally encapsulated by the ballet like choreography of jaw dropping, intertwined building after building. As this cycle tour along one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s culminates at the epicentre of this great city; the strength and sense of achievement you’re rewarded are truly heightened by the presence of the dominating, powerful buildings that surround you.

This cycle tour explores the well-trodden paths along the banks of the Danube River. Occupying the space once explored by the likes of the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs and Europe’s infamous Kings and Emperors, you’ll be no less than inspired by the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military/trading route. A day trip around Passau offers the chance for a guided tour of the town. Austria’s contribution to music can also be explored here, where the cathedral houses the largest church organ in the world.

We know as cyclists that scenic landscapes are as if not more important as the history on offer during your tour. Well, it’s fair to say you won’t be disappointed by the cool, clear waters of the Danube and the picturesque checkpoints of Machland, the Strudengau and Wachau. With plenty of good food and wine along the way, this is a cycle tour that certainly sits well with the famous phrase ‘one size fits all’.

  • The rich history and culture of the magnificent Vienna city

  • One of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s

  • Picturesque checkpoints of Machland, the Strudengau and Wachau

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Scharding/Passau – ‘Baroque town or Town of Three Rivers’

Day 2: Scharding/Passau – bend of the Danube/Surroundings: 40-55 km

Day 3: Danube Bend/Surroundings – Linz: 50 km

Day 4: Linz – Grein/Surrounding: 55 km

Day 5: Grein/Surroundings – Wachau: 55-60 km

Day 6: Wachau – Krems: 40 km

Day 7: Krems – Vienna: 65 km

Day 8: Depart Vienna

Day 1: Arrival in Scharding/Passau – ‘Baroque town or Town of Three Rivers’

The inviting, colourful, baroque town of Schärding welcomes you to take a stroll down its many historic lanes and paths. Enjoy some local delicacies in one of a its many squares, before resting well for the first stage of your cycle tour tomorrow. If you arrive in Passau, a walk through the ‘New Centre’ is a must; it has been recently redesigned as a pedestrian, car free area.

Day 2: Scharding/Passau – bend of the Danube/Surroundings: 40-55 km

If you’re departing from Schärding you’ll cycle along the River Inn to Passau where we highly recommend a guided tour of the town and a jaunt to the stunning cathedral which houses the largest church organ in the world. From here, you’ll continue cycling along the banks of the Danube, passing Obernzell before arriving in Engelhartszell (the sole Trappist monastery in Austria). Then, cycling through the stunning nature reserve of Donauleiten you will come to Schlögen bend. Here you’ll notice the 180 degree change in the direction of the Danube where the sturdy granite proved too hardy an opponent for the natural flow of its waters. You’ll get a really good view of this incredible phenomenon whist crossing the river by ferry on the way to your hotel.

Day 3: Danube Bend/Surroundings – Linz: 50 km

Today’s stage sees you and your trusty bicycle riding through the lusciously green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim, Wilheringon, and all the way up to the Upper Austrian Capital of Linz. Linz is home to many fine and traditional pubs and restaurants available at your disposal. There are also incredible views from Pöstlingberg Mountain.

Day 4: Linz – Grein/Surrounding: 55 km

Today you will detour from the course of the Danube and cycle to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and Enns. Enns is well known for being the oldest town in Austria, signified by the 60 metre tower in its town square. Also worth a visit is the municipal museum Lauriacum and its vast, fascinating archaeological collection. In the afternoon you will make tracks back to the river banks and on to Grein.

Day 5: Grein/Surroundings – Wachau: 55-60 km

This well-known stretch of the Danube (the Strudengau) was once feared by sailors for its fierce and unforgiving currents. These days, a leisurely cycle ride along its gentle banks is a far cry from the days of the past. Today you can also visit Maria Teferl, rising high above the Danube. Here you’ll view the incredible pilgrimage church, an attraction that draws thousands of pilgrims each year.

Day 6: Wachau – Krems: 40 km

Make a little stop off in Melk if you can and guide your eyes towards the sky where you’ll see the magnificent Stift Melk monastery overlooking the Danube. As you soon as you cycle out of the town you’ll get into the stunning scenic region of Wachau, home to the orchards and vineyards very typical to the picturesque region. Peddling through the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, you’ll also pass the ruins of the Dürnsein Castle and finish your journey in the 1000-year-old town of Krems. Wine tasting has been organised for this evening, as you can’t stay in the Wachau region without sampling a tipple or two.

Day 7: Krems – Vienna: 65 km

This last stage of the tour is a gentle cycle along the river to the Danube metropolis of Vienna (part of this stage can be covered by train if you require). Your room will be available from the moment you arrive so do drop off your belongings and spend the day wondering this amazing city. Vienna’s traditional coffee houses offer a Viennese-style Americano (yum!) and slice of the delicious local delicacy – Sachertorte. There is so much to see in this vast city that we recommend you follow your feet and your nose and we guarantee wherever you end up you wont be disappointed.

Day 8: Depart Vienna

Today we bid you farewell. However, an extension of this cycling holiday is available upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Deluxe:
Very high levels of comfort & service, typically 4 and 5 star. All rooms are en-suite.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 4*B&B accommodation

  • If half board is booked: 6 x 3-course dinner (in Vienna overnight stay/breakfast)

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • Danube-Card in upper Austria

  • 1 ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike

  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region

  • Free parking at Schärding

  • GPS-tracks available

  • 24 hr emergency helpline;

Price Excludes:

  • Parking in Schärding: on-site parking for free directly next to the cycle path

  • Parking in Passau: car park approx. €30 per week;

  • Daily return transfer from Vienna: Pick-up at the hotel, duration approx. 3.5-4 hours, €55 per person incl. bike, reservation necessary payable locally

  • Local taxes approximately €10

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Wasserburg

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich or Salzburg

From Munich airport get the train to Schärding via Freising and Passau (approx 2 hours). Alternatively, get a train from Salzburg Airport via Wels Hauptbahnhof and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Vienna

From your hotel get a taxi to Vienna airport.

Price : £735
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
AustriaGermany
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 190-201m/305-325 km
Tour Code : EB006
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Those that that have travelled to Vienna before will have experienced what can only be described as an onslaught of architectural mastery. The rich history and culture of this magnificent city is totally encapsulated by the ballet like choreography of jaw dropping, intertwined building after building. As this cycle tour along one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s culminates at the epicentre of this great city; the strength and sense of achievement you’re rewarded are truly heightened by the presence of the dominating, powerful buildings that surround you.

Read More

Those that have travelled to Vienna before will have experienced what can only be described as an onslaught of architectural mastery. The rich history and culture of this magnificent city is totally encapsulated by the ballet like choreography of jaw dropping, intertwined building after building. As this cycle tour along one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s culminates at the epicentre of this great city; the strength and sense of achievement you’re rewarded are truly heightened by the presence of the dominating, powerful buildings that surround you.

This cycle tour explores the well-trodden paths along the banks of the Danube River. Occupying the space once explored by the likes of the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs and Europe’s infamous Kings and Emperors, you’ll be no less than inspired by the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military/trading route. A day trip around Passau offers the chance for a guided tour of the town. Austria’s contribution to music can also be explored here, where the cathedral houses the largest church organ in the world.

We know as cyclists that scenic landscapes are as if not more important as the history on offer during your tour. Well, it’s fair to say you won’t be disappointed by the cool, clear waters of the Danube and the picturesque checkpoints of Machland, the Strudengau and Wachau. With plenty of good food and wine along the way, this is a cycle tour that certainly sits well with the famous phrase ‘one size fits all’.

  • The rich history and culture of the magnificent Vienna city

  • One of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle route’s

  • Picturesque checkpoints of Machland, the Strudengau and Wachau

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Scharding/Passau – ‘Baroque town or Town of Three Rivers’

Day 2: Scharding/Passau – bend of the Danube/Surroundings: 40-55 km

Day 3: Danube Bend/Surroundings – Linz: 50 km

Day 4: Linz – Grein/Surrounding: 55 km

Day 5: Grein/Surroundings – Wachau: 55-60 km

Day 6: Wachau – Krems: 40 km

Day 7: Krems – Vienna: 65 km

Day 8: Depart Vienna

Day 1: Arrival in Scharding/Passau – ‘Baroque town or Town of Three Rivers’

The inviting, colourful, baroque town of Schärding welcomes you to take a stroll down its many historic lanes and paths. Enjoy some local delicacies in one of a its many squares, before resting well for the first stage of your cycle tour tomorrow. If you arrive in Passau, a walk through the ‘New Centre’ is a must; it has been recently redesigned as a pedestrian, car free area.

Day 2: Scharding/Passau – bend of the Danube/Surroundings: 40-55 km

If you’re departing from Schärding you’ll cycle along the River Inn to Passau where we highly recommend a guided tour of the town and a jaunt to the stunning cathedral which houses the largest church organ in the world. From here, you’ll continue cycling along the banks of the Danube, passing Obernzell before arriving in Engelhartszell (the sole Trappist monastery in Austria). Then, cycling through the stunning nature reserve of Donauleiten you will come to Schlögen bend. Here you’ll notice the 180 degree change in the direction of the Danube where the sturdy granite proved too hardy an opponent for the natural flow of its waters. You’ll get a really good view of this incredible phenomenon whist crossing the river by ferry on the way to your hotel.

Day 3: Danube Bend/Surroundings – Linz: 50 km

Today’s stage sees you and your trusty bicycle riding through the lusciously green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim, Wilheringon, and all the way up to the Upper Austrian Capital of Linz. Linz is home to many fine and traditional pubs and restaurants available at your disposal. There are also incredible views from Pöstlingberg Mountain.

Day 4: Linz – Grein/Surrounding: 55 km

Today you will detour from the course of the Danube and cycle to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and Enns. Enns is well known for being the oldest town in Austria, signified by the 60 metre tower in its town square. Also worth a visit is the municipal museum Lauriacum and its vast, fascinating archaeological collection. In the afternoon you will make tracks back to the river banks and on to Grein.

Day 5: Grein/Surroundings – Wachau: 55-60 km

This well-known stretch of the Danube (the Strudengau) was once feared by sailors for its fierce and unforgiving currents. These days, a leisurely cycle ride along its gentle banks is a far cry from the days of the past. Today you can also visit Maria Teferl, rising high above the Danube. Here you’ll view the incredible pilgrimage church, an attraction that draws thousands of pilgrims each year.

Day 6: Wachau – Krems: 40 km

Make a little stop off in Melk if you can and guide your eyes towards the sky where you’ll see the magnificent Stift Melk monastery overlooking the Danube. As you soon as you cycle out of the town you’ll get into the stunning scenic region of Wachau, home to the orchards and vineyards very typical to the picturesque region. Peddling through the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, you’ll also pass the ruins of the Dürnsein Castle and finish your journey in the 1000-year-old town of Krems. Wine tasting has been organised for this evening, as you can’t stay in the Wachau region without sampling a tipple or two.

Day 7: Krems – Vienna: 65 km

This last stage of the tour is a gentle cycle along the river to the Danube metropolis of Vienna (part of this stage can be covered by train if you require). Your room will be available from the moment you arrive so do drop off your belongings and spend the day wondering this amazing city. Vienna’s traditional coffee houses offer a Viennese-style Americano (yum!) and slice of the delicious local delicacy – Sachertorte. There is so much to see in this vast city that we recommend you follow your feet and your nose and we guarantee wherever you end up you wont be disappointed.

Day 8: Depart Vienna

Today we bid you farewell. However, an extension of this cycling holiday is available upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Deluxe:
Very high levels of comfort & service, typically 4 and 5 star. All rooms are en-suite.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 4*B&B accommodation

  • If half board is booked: 6 x 3-course dinner (in Vienna overnight stay/breakfast)

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • Danube-Card in upper Austria

  • 1 ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike

  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region

  • Free parking at Schärding

  • GPS-tracks available

  • 24 hr emergency helpline;

Price Excludes:

  • Parking in Schärding: on-site parking for free directly next to the cycle path

  • Parking in Passau: car park approx. €30 per week;

  • Daily return transfer from Vienna: Pick-up at the hotel, duration approx. 3.5-4 hours, €55 per person incl. bike, reservation necessary payable locally

  • Local taxes approximately €10

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Wasserburg

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich or Salzburg

From Munich airport get the train to Schärding via Freising and Passau (approx 2 hours). Alternatively, get a train from Salzburg Airport via Wels Hauptbahnhof and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Vienna

From your hotel get a taxi to Vienna airport.

Themes
Coastal
E-Bikes
Family
Foodies
Rivers & Lakes
Reviews
There are no reviews yet, why not be the first?
Leave a review
Tour Rating:
Related Listings