The Danube Cycle Path 11 days Vienna, Austria
Price : £517
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Austria
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 258m/400km
Tour Code : AR001
Duration : 10 nights

Book Now

Overview

Taking in part of the historic Route of Emperors and Kings, this 11-day trip follows a path that’s been travelled for centuries. Starting in picturesque Schärding am Inn, this relaxing river ride sees you cycle between 35-50km each day. With the eighth day off to rest up and spend in Weißenkirchen/Krems, you’ll finish your 11-day journey in Austria’s capital, Vienna.

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Taking in part of the historic Route of Emperors and Kings, this 11-day trip follows a path that’s been travelled for centuries. Starting in picturesque Schärding am Inn, this relaxing river ride sees you cycle between 35-50km each day. With the eighth day off to rest up and spend in Weißenkirchen/Krems, you’ll finish your 11-day journey in Austria’s capital, Vienna.

One of the world’s most musical cities, Vienna has a heritage that’s tough to match. With Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and a whole host more on offer, it’s a classicists dream. But there’s plenty more on offer in this contemporary city.

Grandeur is a theme that runs through the capital, with some simply breathtaking architecture to discover wherever you look. From Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn to the quite spectacular Hofburg complex – as well as the pride of Vienna, the gothic Stephansdom – you’ll certainly be feeling snap happy if you’re a keen photographer.

There’s also a booming coffee culture waiting for you to sample, and they’re lurking down every alleyway. A Viennese way of life for centuries, it’s one of those experiences you simply must try!

Along the way to Vienna, you’ll be able to soak up plenty of authentic Austrian entertainment. As well as sampling the quite wonderful cuisine, you’ll also get a view of the world’s largest church organ, and see the country’s oldest city on this whistle-stop tour.

So, are you ready to put the wheels in motion?

  • Cycling along the most famous cycle path in Europe

  • Picturesque villages, gently landscapes and Austrian cuisine

  • Cultural metropolis of Linz

  • Benedictine Abbey of Melk, wine and apricot from the Wachau

  • Daily luggage transport with unlimited number of pieces of luggage;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Schärding am Inn

Day 2: Tour the Upper Danube Valley:

Day 3: Linz and the surrounding area:

Day 4: Mauthausen to Enns

Day 5: Ardagger and Grein

Day 6: Through the Strudengau

Day 7: Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 8: Day off in Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 9: Krems to Tulln

Day 1: Arrival in Schärding am Inn

After making your own way to Schärding am Inn you’ll discover the town square’s colourful Silberzeile, sample the shadowy castle grounds, and dine at one the many delightful restaurants.

Day 2: Tour the Upper Danube Valley:

Travelling from Schärding am Inn along the Inn cycle path, you’ll quickly reach Passau before heading towards the Upper Danube Valley.
It’s also possible to take part of this track by boat (from mid April to early October).

Day 3: Linz and the surrounding area:

Taking in the phenomenal Schlögener Donauschlinge (Danube Loop of Schlögen), where hard granite forces the river into an extremely tight turn, you’ll also experience the fertile Eferding basin and baroque Wilhering Monastery before reaching Linz – an Austrian cultural hub.

Day 4: Mauthausen to Enns

Leaving from Linz, you’ll spend today riding through Mauthausen before eventually reaching Enns – Austria’s oldest city.

Day 5: Ardagger and Grein

Remembering a dark chapter in Austria’s history, you’ll visit the concentration camp at Mauthausen before heading to the Grein. With a castle, municipal theatre and maritime museum to explore, you’ll then spend the night in Ardagger or Grein.

Day 6: Through the Strudengau

Riding to the ancient Roman town of Ybbs, you’ll discover the breathtaking landscape of the Nibelungengau – as well as the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi from afar. Travelling onwards to Melk, you’ll visit the famous Benedictine abbey before resting for the night in the idyllic Wachau.

Day 7: Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Cycling through lush orchards, past emerald vine stock and into the romantic Dürnstein, you’ll also discover the historic castle ruin.If you so wish, you can cover some of today’s trail by ship through the Wachau (from mid April to early October).

Day 8: Day off in Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 9: Krems to Tulln

With its medieval streets and romantic courtyards, Krems sees the end of the Wachau. After seeing the old town, you’ll cross the Danube and ride past the Göttweig Monastery to Traismauer, before enjoying Tullner Field and its city of flowers – Tulln.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 10 nights B&B accommodation

  • Personal tour information in Schärding

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Detailed travel documents (route descriptions, maps, tourist information)

  • Free parking space in Schärding

  • 7 days emergency contact number;

Price Excludes:

  • Citytour by bike in Vienna


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 night in Schärding 4* B&B

  • Extra night in Passau 4* B&B

  • Extra night in Vienna 4* B&B

  • ‘Deluxe’ 4 star accommodation upgrade

  • Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau, departure daily at 2.30 pm from Vienna. Duration approx 4 hours, includes bike

  • Garage space in Schärding (reservation necessary)

  • Train ride from Vienna to Schärding or Passau

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From Munich airport get the train to Schärding via Freising and Passau (approx 2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Vienna

From your hotel in Vienna jump in a taxi or on public transport to Vienna airport.

Price : £517
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Austria
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 258m/400km
Tour Code : AR001
Duration : 10 nights

Book Now

Overview

Taking in part of the historic Route of Emperors and Kings, this 11-day trip follows a path that’s been travelled for centuries. Starting in picturesque Schärding am Inn, this relaxing river ride sees you cycle between 35-50km each day. With the eighth day off to rest up and spend in Weißenkirchen/Krems, you’ll finish your 11-day journey in Austria’s capital, Vienna.

Read More

Taking in part of the historic Route of Emperors and Kings, this 11-day trip follows a path that’s been travelled for centuries. Starting in picturesque Schärding am Inn, this relaxing river ride sees you cycle between 35-50km each day. With the eighth day off to rest up and spend in Weißenkirchen/Krems, you’ll finish your 11-day journey in Austria’s capital, Vienna.

One of the world’s most musical cities, Vienna has a heritage that’s tough to match. With Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and a whole host more on offer, it’s a classicists dream. But there’s plenty more on offer in this contemporary city.

Grandeur is a theme that runs through the capital, with some simply breathtaking architecture to discover wherever you look. From Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn to the quite spectacular Hofburg complex – as well as the pride of Vienna, the gothic Stephansdom – you’ll certainly be feeling snap happy if you’re a keen photographer.

There’s also a booming coffee culture waiting for you to sample, and they’re lurking down every alleyway. A Viennese way of life for centuries, it’s one of those experiences you simply must try!

Along the way to Vienna, you’ll be able to soak up plenty of authentic Austrian entertainment. As well as sampling the quite wonderful cuisine, you’ll also get a view of the world’s largest church organ, and see the country’s oldest city on this whistle-stop tour.

So, are you ready to put the wheels in motion?

  • Cycling along the most famous cycle path in Europe

  • Picturesque villages, gently landscapes and Austrian cuisine

  • Cultural metropolis of Linz

  • Benedictine Abbey of Melk, wine and apricot from the Wachau

  • Daily luggage transport with unlimited number of pieces of luggage;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Schärding am Inn

Day 2: Tour the Upper Danube Valley:

Day 3: Linz and the surrounding area:

Day 4: Mauthausen to Enns

Day 5: Ardagger and Grein

Day 6: Through the Strudengau

Day 7: Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 8: Day off in Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 9: Krems to Tulln

Day 1: Arrival in Schärding am Inn

After making your own way to Schärding am Inn you’ll discover the town square’s colourful Silberzeile, sample the shadowy castle grounds, and dine at one the many delightful restaurants.

Day 2: Tour the Upper Danube Valley:

Travelling from Schärding am Inn along the Inn cycle path, you’ll quickly reach Passau before heading towards the Upper Danube Valley.
It’s also possible to take part of this track by boat (from mid April to early October).

Day 3: Linz and the surrounding area:

Taking in the phenomenal Schlögener Donauschlinge (Danube Loop of Schlögen), where hard granite forces the river into an extremely tight turn, you’ll also experience the fertile Eferding basin and baroque Wilhering Monastery before reaching Linz – an Austrian cultural hub.

Day 4: Mauthausen to Enns

Leaving from Linz, you’ll spend today riding through Mauthausen before eventually reaching Enns – Austria’s oldest city.

Day 5: Ardagger and Grein

Remembering a dark chapter in Austria’s history, you’ll visit the concentration camp at Mauthausen before heading to the Grein. With a castle, municipal theatre and maritime museum to explore, you’ll then spend the night in Ardagger or Grein.

Day 6: Through the Strudengau

Riding to the ancient Roman town of Ybbs, you’ll discover the breathtaking landscape of the Nibelungengau – as well as the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi from afar. Travelling onwards to Melk, you’ll visit the famous Benedictine abbey before resting for the night in the idyllic Wachau.

Day 7: Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Cycling through lush orchards, past emerald vine stock and into the romantic Dürnstein, you’ll also discover the historic castle ruin.If you so wish, you can cover some of today’s trail by ship through the Wachau (from mid April to early October).

Day 8: Day off in Weißenkirchen, Krems and the surrounding area

Day 9: Krems to Tulln

With its medieval streets and romantic courtyards, Krems sees the end of the Wachau. After seeing the old town, you’ll cross the Danube and ride past the Göttweig Monastery to Traismauer, before enjoying Tullner Field and its city of flowers – Tulln.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 10 nights B&B accommodation

  • Personal tour information in Schärding

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Detailed travel documents (route descriptions, maps, tourist information)

  • Free parking space in Schärding

  • 7 days emergency contact number;

Price Excludes:

  • Citytour by bike in Vienna


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 night in Schärding 4* B&B

  • Extra night in Passau 4* B&B

  • Extra night in Vienna 4* B&B

  • ‘Deluxe’ 4 star accommodation upgrade

  • Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau, departure daily at 2.30 pm from Vienna. Duration approx 4 hours, includes bike

  • Garage space in Schärding (reservation necessary)

  • Train ride from Vienna to Schärding or Passau

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Munich

From Munich airport get the train to Schärding via Freising and Passau (approx 2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Vienna

From your hotel in Vienna jump in a taxi or on public transport to Vienna airport.

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