May 1st - September 27th, 2020

Where thousands of cyclists have already journeyed along the Danube for the past 25 years, it is now the hiker’s turn to explore this impressive landscape. The Donausteig Trail leads the wanderer to the most beautiful sights of the Upper Austrian Danube region.

The Danube region is a unique natural landscape: Highlights include the distinctive narrow valley between Passau and Aschach, the natural wonder “Schloegener Schlinge” as well as many nature reserves with its distinctive broad lateral valleys (e.g. Rannatal or Koeßlbachtal).

Requirements and general information:

The tours have height differences up to max. 1000 m, the daily walking distance varies from 10 to 30 km, is without difficulty and easily manageable within 4 to 8 hours. The starting points and resting places are equipped with detailed information boards, which narrate illustrated Danube legends.

Arrangement

  • 7 x overnight stay in ***Donausteig inns/hotels with breakfast buffet
  • 1 x tram from Linz to Ebelsberg
  • 1 x ferry boat Mauthausen
  • 1 x train from Perg to Baumgartenberg
  • 1 x snack at a traditional tavern with “Brettljause” and ½ l drink to choice
  • 1 x train ride from Grein to Linz
  • 1 x Donausteig Trail hiking book + map material (1 x per room)
  • 1 x Danube Card – Reductions on many and more attractions in the region
  • 5 x luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • Daily service hotline from 9.00-19.00 o’clock (also on weekends)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Individual arrival in 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 2: Linz - St. Florian - Enns
~23 km, 6 h, altitude difference ascent/descent: 431/445 m
Take the tramway to Ebelsberg/Hartheimer Straße station, here you start your hiking tour. Walk through peaceful, idyllic fields via Moenchsgraben, Rohrbach to Sankt Florian. After passing the monastery you walk further through the rolling landscape until you reach Enns.
Overnight stay in Enns.

Day 3: Enns - Mauthausen - Perg
~17 km, 4-5 h, altitude difference ascent/descent: 263/262 m
From Enns, the Donausteig Trail passes through Lorch in the direction of Enghagen. Following the road until you reach the bicycle ferry mooring point, where you have the opportunity for a rest. Take the ferry boat to Mauthausen. Then further along the northern bank to Perg. The last stage takes you through the Machland, a very appealing and fertile region.
Overnight stay in Perg.

Day 4: Perg - Baumgartenberg - Grein
~17,5 km, 5 h, altitude difference ascent/descent: 473/408 m
Travel with the railway line “Donauuferbahn” from Perg to Baumgartenberg, there you start your hiking tour. You hike along the northern bank via Obergassolding, Klam, Saxen to Grein. The city of Grein is also known as “pearl of the Strudengau” and fascinates with nostalgic charm and historical sights.
Overnight stay in Grein.

Day 5: Grein – Stillensteinklamm gorge - Aumuehle
~9 km, 2 h, altitude difference ascent/descent: 224/41 m
Before you start hiking to the Aumuehle, we recommend to hike the Donaublick-Runde round course (approx. 5,8 km). This tour gives an overview of the wildly romantic Strudengau.

The Donausteig Trail leads downstream, after some time you reach the “Gießenbach” mill. The mill marks the entrance to the “Stillensteinklamm” gorge. Take some time here to enjoy regional delicacies. Follow the creek to the vantage point “Stiller Stein” where you leave the Danube Hiking Trail. Continue following the creek on a forest trail until you reach the federal road B119 and your accommodation. Overnight stay at Aumuehle.

Day 6: Aumuehle - Bad Kreuzen - Grein
~16 km, 5 h, altitude difference ascent/descent: 379/561 m
Through forest, field and meadow you hike to Bad Kreuzen. Bad Kreuzen contains a popular health spa and can be considered a true paradise for hiking. You pass the “Wolfsschlucht”, “Speckalm” and the villages Lehen and Muehlberg on your back to Grein.
Overnight stay in Grein.

Day 7: Grein – Linz
Boat trip or train ride incl. luggage from Grein to Linz. Overnight stay in Linz.

Day 8: Individual departure or additional nights.

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

 

01.05. 27.09.2020

(last arrival)

***inns/hotels double room with breakfast

620,--

Supplement for 6x half board (no half board for the last night)

143,--

Supplement for single room

200,--

Additional night double room with breakfast

66,--

Additional night supplement for half board

22,--

Additional night supplement for single room

38,--

Day of arrival

daily

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

 

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

0 - 5 years: 100%          6 - 15 years: 30%

 

Information for arrivals by car:

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

 

Accommodations:

For the major part the chosen inns and hotels are official Donausteig Trail-Accommodations.

This means: situated near the Donausteig Trail routes, individual service for hikers, mostly family-run businesses

 

We recommend travel cancellation insurance.

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

Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

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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