May 1st - September 30th, 2021

The Danube is a river with much symbolic character, connecting Europe from the west to the east. Running parallel to the silvery-blue band of the powerful river is the 365 kilometers long Danube cycle path between Passau, the city of three rivers, and the Slovakian capital Bratislava. Enjoy the unique cycle path with picturesque villages and spectacular views, rich in memorable experiences. Every passing landscape is unique in its attractions.

Arrangement

  • 7 x overnight stays with breakfast buffet in 3* and 4* Hotels/inns.
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x Information material
  • 1 x Danube cycle path booklet with maps (per room)
  • 1 x Guided visit of the monastery Stift St. Florian (only from 01.05. - 30.09.)
  • 1 x Ferry boat Enns to Mauthausen incl. bicycle
  • 1 x Train ticket Tulln – Vienna incl. bicycle
  • 1 x Train ticket from Vienna to Passau
  • Daily luggage transfer, 2 pieces (extra luggage € 5,- / per piece, to be paid on spot)
  • Daily service hotline from 09:00 – 19.00 (including weekends).

Routing:

Day 1:  Individual arrival in Passau.

You receive the information documents and rented bikes (if booked) at the first hotel. The “City of three rivers” is titled one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and has much to offer.

Overnight stay in Passau. 

 

Day 2:  Passau - Schloegen. Stage: approx. 40 km

Cycle tour from Passau via Obernzell to Schloegen. We recommend a visit of the monastery Stift Engelszell. Highlight of the day is the Schloegener Schlinge, it is an unique natural phenomenon and was appointed "natural monument" in Upper Austria in 2008.

Overnight stay in Schloegen.

 

Day 3:  Schloegen - Linz. Stage: approx. 56 km

On the Danube cycle path you go past Kaiserau to Aschach. We recommend taking some time to explore Aschach, with its town houses from the Middle Ages with gothic, baroque and renaissance era facades and courtyards. Then you go further to Linz. The modern provincial capital Linz, offers a variety of interesting recreational opportunities: The Ars Electronica Center or the Lentos art museum are just a few of the inviting possibilities for exploring this    city.

Overnight stay in Linz.

 

Day 4:  Linz - Perg. Stage: approx. 47 km

Start out towards St. Florian, where you can visit of the monastery St. Florian (guided tour included). Go further to Enns, the oldest city of Austria. Cross the Danube with a ferry boat to Mauthausen and finish the stage with a short ride to Perg.

Overnight stay in Perg.

 

Day 5:  Perg - Maria Taferl. Stage: approx. 55 km

From Perg you go past the castles Dornbach and Greinburg. Schloss Greinburg is the oldest occupied castle in Austria and the landmark of the Grein. Then you go past the “black wall” (a curious granite formation) to Maria Taferl.

Overnight stay in Maria Taferl/Marbach.

 

Day 6:  Maria Taferl - Krems. Stage: approx. 54 km

From Maria Taferl you go to Melk, where we recommend a visit of the monastery Stift Melk. For more than 1000 years Melk is a spiritual and cultural centre of the country. You go further via Spitz and Duernstein, with its famous ruin Duernstein. Cycling through beautiful vineyards and fruit gardens you reach Krems.

Overnight stay in Krems.

 

Day 7:  Krems - Vienna. Stage: approx. 59 km

For the most part the route declines softly and you can enjoy the views and landscape on your last stage in a relaxed manner. From Tulln take the train to Vienna where you give back your bikes.

Overnight stay in Vienna.

 

Day 8:  Additional nights or transfer back by train (incl. luggage) to Passau.

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

 

01.05. 01.07.21

01.09. 09.10.21

01.07. 01.09.21

***/**** hotels in double room with breakfast

745,--

755,--

Supplement 6x half board – no half board in Vienna

178,--

178,--

Supplement single room per week

229,--

229,--

Day of arrival

daily

daily

Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 3,-- per person/per night)

 

Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests):

  0 –   5,9 years: 100 %

  6 – 14,9 years:   30 %

 

Information for arrivals by car:

The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possibly costs have to be paid on spot)

 

Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation (train/bus).

Bike rental 2021

Bikes rental on request - please make sure to book in advance!

 

Rates per bike in €:

Weekly rates (5 – 7 days)

Price in €

Trekking bike 21-gear

143,--

E-Bike (from 158 cm)

270,--

Children's bike (up to 145 cm)

On request

  • We strongly recommend the use of helmets!
  • E-Bike suitable for 12 yrs or older
  • Loss of the bicycle key: charge of € 20,--.
  • The tenant is liable for damage or theft.

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

We recommend a travel insurance.
http://start.europaeische.at/hsp-en?AGN=10011283

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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