Durnstein in the Wachau Valley, Krems-Land, Lower Austria. Danube River bike tour. Photo via TO

Egg painting at the Folk House in Kalocsa, Hungary. Flickr:Gary Bembridge
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Along the Danube-Iron Gates

Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania Bike + Barge Tours

Six countries, four capitals, and the Iron Gates National Park

  • We are pleased to offer this adventure-packed bike and boat tour through six countries with widely differing cultures that reveal the beauty of the majestic Danube River in all its glory and diversity.

    You will discover the breath-taking natural scenery of the Iron Gates, one of the most spectacular gorges in Europe and the vast expanse of the Pannonian plains. You will cycle through the Danube Bend in Hungary and the breadbaskets of Croatia and Serbia, through idyllic wine-growing regions, and past commanding fortresses, high above the river!

    Belgrade, the “white city”, is on the agenda, as well as bewitching Budapest, the “Paris of the East”. You will marvel at the baroque palaces in the picturesque Old Town of Bratislava and the elegant charm of Vienna, the city of the waltz.

    Scenic and cultural highlights, excellent food and a crew that caters to your every whim, guarantee that your cycling holiday will be a unique and unforgettable experience.


    • The four capital cities along the Danube, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade
    • The mighty canyon of the Iron Gates National Park is the highlight of this cycling holiday
    • Kalocsa, the “Paprika Capital” and center of folk art
    • The commanding citadel Petrovaradin
    • Novi Sad, the magnificent capital of the Vojvodina
    • The basilica in Esztergom, the biggest church in Hungary
    • The Drava-Nemzeti National Park
    • The picturesque countryside of the Danube Bend
    • The fabulous Wachau region with its vineyards and castles

    Interested in more? Check out all of our Danube Bike Tours.

  • 2020

    Season 1: April 25 (Discount of $ 180 £ 90 $ 155 100 $ 185 kr 1115 $ 110 per person. Valid for reservations on or after Jan. 23) Season 2: May 23, June 20, July 18, August 8, August 29, September 26


    Season 1

    Season 2

    Standard (Main deck): 2-bed cabin-ECO* $ 2942 £ 1471 $ 2,540 1634 $ 3026 kr 18218 $ 1,800 $ 3122 £ 1562 $ 2,696 1734 $ 3212 kr 19333 $ 1,910
    Standard (Main deck): 2-bed cabin $ 3508 £ 1754 $ 3,028 1948 $ 3608 kr 21719 $ 2,146 $ 3688 £ 1844 $ 3,184 2048 $ 3793 kr 22834 $ 2,256
    Comfort (Middle deck):  2-bed cabin-ECO* $ 3482 £ 1742 $ 3,007 1934 $ 3582 kr 21563 $ 2,130 $ 3663 £ 1832 $ 3,162 2034 $ 3767 kr 22678 $ 2,240
    Comfort (Middle deck):  2-bed cabin $ 4064 £ 2033 $ 3,509 2257 $ 4180 kr 25164 $ 2,486 $ 4244 £ 2123 $ 3,664 2357 $ 4365 kr 26279 $ 2,596
    Superior (Upper deck):  2-bed cabin $ 4244 £ 2123 $ 3,664 2357 $ 4365 kr 26279 $ 2,596 $ 4424 £ 2213 $ 3,820 2457 $ 4551 kr 27394 $ 2,706
    Superior (Upper deck): 2-bed Single Use** $ 6421 £ 3211 $ 5,544 3566 $ 6605 kr 39758 $ 3,928 $ 6700 £ 3351 $ 5,785 3721 $ 6892 kr 41487 $ 4,099

    Cabin details and pictures can be found on the boat page here: Carissima Boat Page

    *ECO cabins are located in the front/rear part of the ship (operating noise possible)

    **Single Use cabins are limited to 2 per departure and only possible on upper deck.

    Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy of the cabin.

    extra options

    Comfort Relax Guided Package: $ 621 £ 311 $ 536 345 $ 639 kr 3847 $ 380

    E-Bike: $ 198 £ 99 $ 171 110 $ 204 kr 1226 $ 121

    Discount for bringing own bike: $ 187 £ 94 $ 162 104 $ 193 kr 1160 $ 115

    Extra night in Passau3 Star Hotel4 Star Hotel
    Double/twin $ 104 £ 52 $ 90 58 $ 107 kr 647 $ 64 $ 119 £ 59 $ 103 66 $ 122 kr 736 $ 73
    Single $ 149 £ 75 $ 129 83 $ 154 kr 925 $ 91 $ 171 £ 86 $ 148 95 $ 176 kr 1059 $ 105

    Munich Airport to Passau or v.v One-way: $ 142 £ 71 $ 123 79 $ 146 kr 881 $ 87 Munich Airport to Passau Round-trip: $ 232 £ 116 $ 201 129 $ 239 kr 1438 $ 142 Pick-up or Drop-off Munich City Center, one-time surcharge per GROUP (1-8 pers.) surcharge: $ 72 £ 36 $ 62 40 $ 74 kr 446 $ 44  


    please note

    Children's discounts available.

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The closest international airport to your tour start and tour end is Munich International Airport.

    Local Travel

    Utilizing public transportation: from the airport, you first take a bus to Freising, and then train to Passau. Total travel time is about 3 1/2 hours.
    Collective transfer can be reserved from the airport to the ship. See pricing.
    If traveling from Munich Center, you can take a train to Passau or again, collective transfer can be reserved.

    • Check out of cabin by 9 a.m.
    • Arrival in Passau: approx. 9:30 a.m.
    • Disembarkation: estimated time 10 a.m
    • Please note, that after the arrival in Passau the ship must be anchored (duration approx. 30 min.).
    • Onward journeys: We recommend that you plan on 11 a.m. as the earliest departure from Passau.
    • Departure train travel to airport: travel time is about 2 1/2 hours to Freising , from here, bus to airport.
    • Departure transfer: Please see pricing.


    Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to use when researching average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more weather related information is: weatherbase.com.


    Don’t forget to request helmets and/or transfers with your booking!


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveller's responsibility to insure proper documentation

Tour Dates


Deluxe Class Boat


Saturday departures: April 25*, May 23, June 20, July 18, August 8, August 29, September 26, 2020

*Discounted departure. See pricing.

Guided Tour Package offered on April 25, June 20, August 8 (other dates on request with a minimum of 10 participants)

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate self guided bike and boat tour. The route mainly follows the EuroVelo #6 cycle path. In Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, the path is asphalted and the terrain is flat. In Serbia, the route follows a combination of country roads, with very little traffic, and designated cycle paths, not all of which are asphalted. There are significant hills on one stage of the route (Day 5 Baja-Mohacs) which does warrant a moderate rating. Remember that you can always stay on board!

Where You’ll Stay

On the deluxe class boat, the Carissima.

What’s Included

2019 and 2020

  • 14 nights in air conditioned cabin with private bathroom
  • Captain’s cocktail reception
  • Cabins cleaned daily
  • Towels and bed linens
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, dinner (choice of 2-3 main dishes)
  • Afternoon Coffee Break
  • Late Night Snack
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Crew Show
  • Daily live music
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with the group)
  • Daily information meeting
  • Detailed route booklet (one per cabin)
  • 21-speed touring bike equipped with pannier and handlebar bag
  • Port fees
  • GPS tracks can be provided on request


  • Included with Comfort Relax Guided Package:
  • Tour Guide that cycles with you
  • Ferry rides
  • City tour by bus in Budapest
  • City tour by bus in Belgrade
  • City tour by bus in Vienna
  • Helmet Rental (adults only)

What’s Not Included

  • Optional excursions
  • Drinks on board
  • Electric bike, available for supplement. Electric bikes are back pedal bike, equipped with a torque sensor that measures how hard you push on the pedals, however you do set assistance level
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Along the Danube-Iron Gates Map


Day 1: Passau, embarkation at 4 pm, the boat departs at 5
Day 2: Schlögen Danube Bend | Obernzell – Aschach, 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 3: Devin – Bratislava, 27 mi. (43 km)
Day 4: Budapest | Excursion to Szentendre, 34 mi. (54 km) (or rest day)
Day 5: Baja – Mohacs, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 6: Belgrade (rest day)
Day 7: Cataract Canyons /Iron Gates National Park (rest day)
Day 8: Novi Sad – Ilok, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 9:  Batina - Mohacs, 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 10: Kalocsa – Solt, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 11: Danube Bend – Esztergom, 27 mi. (43 km)
Day 12: Vienna (Bike excursion to Klosterneuburg, Danube Island)
Day 13: Vienna (rest day)
Day 14: Wachau | Krems – Melk, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 15: Passau

*All distances are approximate. The above-planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc. 

Day 1: Passau
Embarkation is at 4:00 p.m. in Passau. Do note that the boat will depart at 5.00 p.m. so be prompt.  Onboard, you will enjoy a final view of the beautiful city of Passau as you glide serenely into the sunset, past dark green forests, before entering the lock at the Jochenstein power plant on the border between Germany and Austria. 

Day 2: Schlögen Danube Bend | Obernzell - Aschach, 26 mi. (42km)
Enjoy a delightful day’s cycling from Obernzell through the ruggedly romantic Danube Bend at Schlögen, one of the most beautiful sections of the river, lined with sleepy farming villages and a natural landscape. Get a break at Austria’s only Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell and refill your energy with home-distilled drinks. Along the way, you can drop in at one of the many inviting cider taverns. In the charming village of Obermühl, the Carissima waits, ready for boarding and evening navigation into the sunset.

Day 3: Devin – Bratislava, 9-27 mi. (15-43 km)
A narrow cycle path runs along the Iron Curtain from the castle ruins in Devin to the splendid palace of Schloss Hof, which boasts one of the most magnificent baroque gardens in Europe. There follows a stretch of untouched countryside and a short time later, you arrive in the vibrant city of Bratislava. The miniature train tour of the Slovakian capital in which Hungarian kings were once crowned (optional) begins with a glorious view from the fortress perched on a hill overlooking the city and ends with a walk through the beautifully restored historic city center.

Day 4: Budapest | Excursion to Szentendre, 17-34 mi. (27-54 km) (or rest day)
Savour the entrance to Budapest and the stunning views of the city‘s most famous buildings as this is a site to behold. You will have the option to discover the city that straddles the Danube on a guided tour (optional) or take a detour to the delightful little town of Szentendre with its many artists and galleries. Get a taste of the fiery Hungarian temperament at a Hungarian folklore show with traditional music and folk dance accompanied by wine and hearty local food (optional).

Day 5: Baja – Mohacs, 23 mi. (37 km)
From the quiet baroque town of Baja that is famous for its fish soup, you’ll cycle along the flood protection dykes in the Gemenc floodplain, through sleepy river landscapes past fields of sunflowers. At the end of today’s stage, you take the ferry to the little town of Mohacs, Hungary’s most southerly town on the Danube and the site of two battles with the Ottoman Turks. *You will encounter some hilly terrain on today's route so the biking is more moderate in difficulty.

Day 6: Belgrade (rest day)
Explore the fun-loving Serbian capital at the confluence of the Save and the Danube by bike or bus, take a journey in time from the past to the present and learn about the rise and fall of Yugoslavia (optional). In the evening, Belgrade is bathed in a sea of light. Visit a colorful folklore show with traditional dances from all parts of the country, followed by typical regional specialities in the well-known bohemian district of Skadarlija with lively folk music from a Serbian band (optional).

Day 7: Cataract Canyons /Iron Gates National Park (rest day)
Experience the stunning fjord-like landscape at close quarters from the ship’s deck. The river cuts through the Romanian Carpathian mountains and the mighty foothills of the Balkan mountain range. Showcased for you will be a spectacular landscape with steep gorges, dark forests with historic monuments and impregnable fortresses on the shores that are reflected in the blue waters of the river: this miracle of nature will take your breath away!

Day 8: Novi Sad – Ilok, 30 mi. (48 km)
The imposing Petrovaradin fortress perches high above the provincial capital of the Vojvodina. After cycling upstream along a flat cycle path you take a ferry to reach the gentle foothills of the Fruska Gora, with its orchards, vineyards and idyllic farming villages. Everything in the medieval town of Ilok revolves around wine. During an evening tour of the town, you will have the opportunity to sample some famous Serbian wines at a wine cellar (optional).

Day 9: Batina - Mohacs, 26 mi. (42 km)
Start cycling through the never-ending „Backa“ through the small, idyllic villages and endless canola fields from Croatia to Serbia and Hungary. Farmers stop their work to greet you and now and then you will meet a carriage. You will experience an almost untouched nature at the Nemzeti National Park. After a ferry ride to Mohacs, there is enough time for a visit at the White Stork Museum or the memorial of the Battle of Mohacs.

Day 10: Kalocsa – Solt, 31 mi. (50 km)
Kalocsa is the “Paprika Capital” of Hungary and the character of the town is strongly influenced by colorful houses with hand-painted, bright floral patterns and the cathedral with its towers that can be seen even from a distance as they rise into the skies from the flat Hungarian plain. Visiting the Paprika Museum you’ll learn all there is to know about Hungary’s favorite spice. Continue your journey on the well-built cycle path along the flood protection dyke through the vast expanse of the puszta, and corn fields and orchards that stretch as far as the eye can see until you reach Solt, the birthplace of the famous conductor Sir George Solti. Vecsey Castle and the library with some 34,000 books are especially worth seeing.

Day 11: Danube Bend – Esztergom, 27 mi. (43 km)
The Danube is framed by steep wooded hills as it flows through the picturesque, hilly landscape of the “Hungarian Wachau“. Set in the middle of the Danube, the delightful island of Szentendre radiates real puszta romance. As you continue your journey on idyllic cycle paths through picturesque villages you’ll be able to experience the Hungarian zest for life at first hand. The dome of the imposing basilica in Esztergom that sits high over the Danube can be seen from far and wide. Hungary’s largest church, with its Tuscan-style high altar and a side chapel with red marble walls, is especially worth seeing.

Day 12: Vienna (Bike excursion to Klosterneuburg, Danube Island…)
After so many action-packed days of cycling, you deserve some relaxation. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the idyllic floodplain forest of the Donauauen National Park and the impressive skyline as you sail into Vienna. Go for a ride on the Danube Island – Vienna’s favourite recreational area, cycle out to the nearby Klosterneuburg Abbey or wander through the idyllic vineyards on Kahlenberg (with magnificent views over the city and the Danube). The day ends traditionally with a concert of classical waltz and operetta music in a historic Viennese palace (optional).

Day 13: Vienna (rest day)
Discover Vienna: from the saddle on a guided bike tour or on your own with the HOP ON HOP OFF Bus (optional). Ride through the historic city center at a leisurely pace and see the sights from close up. The magnificent Ringstraße will remind you of times long past and inviting coffee houses will tempt you with delicious Viennese cakes and pastries. Afterward, there’s enough time to stroll through the quaint lanes or visit the Naschmarkt, a feast for the senses. End your day in Vienna in traditional fashion at a rustic wine tavern.

Day 14: Wachau | Krems – Melk, 23 mi. (37 km)
This final stage of your cycling tour can best be described as magical! The gentle hilly countryside of the Wachau with its picturesque villages, historic castles, and palaces surrounded by apricot trees and terraced vineyards, is one of the loveliest stretches of the river. In Weißenkirchen the cycle path is lined with cozy vintner’s taverns and you should definitely treat yourself to a break here (optional wine tasting)!

Day 15: Passau
Enjoy the first rays of the sun and the early-morning tranquillity of the Danube valley one last time. Catch a final view of the Danube Bend at Schlögen – before you reach Passau, your heart bursting with memories and impressions. Disembarkation at approx. 10.00 a.m. Independent homeward travel. We recommend that you do not make any arrangements for onward connections departing before 11.00 a.m. To be on the safe side, later departure times would be even better.

Excursions offered in 2019. 2020 excursions will most likely be the same but details are pending. All excursions are booked and paid for on board.

Bratislava: City tour on a scenic train, walk through the historic city center
Budapest: City tour by bike or by HOP ON HOP OFF Bus
Budapest by night and folklore show in a Hungarian Csarda
Belgrade: City tour by bike or bus
Belgrade by night with Folklore Show
Ilok: Wine-tasting at a wine cellar
Vienna: City tour by bike or bus
Concert of waltz and operetta music in a historic Viennese palace (2018: Schonbrunn palace)
Wachau: Wine-tasting at a vintner in the Wachau

*Important Information:

In the case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages with buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. (Water level is force majeure). The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges or in the case of undeserved breakdown of engine or power unit.

Please be aware that your ship,  like all other ships on the Danube, is not only your hotel for the tour but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive to noises, please bring your own ear plugs.

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Tour Reviews

  • R Lynn B. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Wonderful trip through 7 countries with breathtaking scenery. Biking most days about 25-30 miles on mostly excellent bike paths.Fun day stops in Vienna and Budapest. Most excursions for dinner or entertainment well worth it!
    Be sure to ride prior to going otherwise get the electric assisted but also need to ride and have cycling shorts/gear.
    Great trip!!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Anne B. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    All staff went out of their way to do anything for us. The bikes were comfortable and the organization was amazing.Loved being in a big group because there was always someone to talk to. The boat was not what I would call a barge!First time in Europe. This Trip changed our lives, only couple from NZ. Great way to celebrate 50 years marriage. Thoroughly recommend

  • Darren B. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Touring on bike different areas of the Danube and meeting new people that were enjoying the same sites.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • kirk g. 6 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Best Parts: cruising, dining, kitchen, bar, admin, cleaning staff - wonderful, friendly, helpful. couldn't be better
    food - very good variety and quality. lunches especially good
    cycling and tour director and staff - excellent every day with information, quality equipment, attention to questions
    ship public facilities - quite adequate quality and quantity. updating on decor is needed
    hotel staff - very nice, accommodating and efficient
    hotel - needs cleaning, air conditioning was not working every day, which was a problem. air quality was not great. updated decor is needed.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Ida L. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Best Part: Dancing the polka with local croatians. Thank goodness a fellow tripster took a video

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Dennis E. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: The black mold (or something) that had many people coughing in their rooms. I had to take allergy pills each night.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Lloyd M. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    -we called Tripsite several times before the trip with 2 questions. Calls were not returned or when they finally were returned, the concerns were not addressed.
    -the advertising for the boat was misleading. Stated as recently refurbished with a/c in every cabin. The lower deck had no a/c and some windows would not open, while another room could not shut the window and it leaked. The carpet at our door was loose, which I tripped on several times. Some rooms had mold in the showers. Our mattress was filthy. The linens were tattered and worn and need to be replaced. The bathrooms sometimes have a sewer gas smell. The overall feel of the ship was that it was not clean.
    -the water onboard was terrible tasting and smelled bad. The cyclist received bottled water for the days they rode, but if non- bikers wanted anything but tap water, ( coffee, tea, bottles of water) there was a charge.
    -there was no consideration in the timing of shore time for non cyclists.
    Read more… >-WiFi was very poor and most of the time only available only with a charge. It should be available like at any modern hotel.
    -sitting at the same table with the same people every breakfast and dinner for two weeks got really boring. We would have rather moved around and become acquainted with more shipmates.
    -one positive was the crew. They were trying very hard to respond to our needs.
    -Sorry, I will not recommend Tripsite or the Theodor Körner to anyone.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Scott S. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Cycling and travel along the Danube River. Still more markings on the Bike routes.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Robert W M. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The crew & food were great & acceptable respectively. There were very few vegetables served. The ship was terrible, moldy, poor lighting nonexistent waste baskets except in private rooms. The ship had a strong sewer odor which our cabin boy could not remedy. This problem involved several rooms. We would not return to the The(odor) Körner.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Roger P. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Food & last day of riding + Vienna

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Wendy R. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is a great way to see four capital cities (Bratislava, Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna as well as get in 10 days of cycling! It's also fairly low mileage (less than 35 miles per day) but training to prepare is still a must. The scenery is very nice and it is about half on roads - mostly slower village streets. The group of people we dined with and rode with were all terrific and we all worked together to find our way since our tour was unguided. The days when you visit the cities can be a little overwhelming - so my advice is to pick one or two things you really want to see beforehand and focus on getting to those. At least in the summer the crowds were large in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. As for boat living - the dinners were tasty and served by a friendly staff each evening but I'm vegetarian so I had much more of a struggle with getting any protein. I would have also appreciated a little variety with the breakfasts and lunches. My advice also is to avoid Read more… the hotter weather months like July or August - we had days of over 90 degrees which made cycling tough - but the Theodor Korner is not well air conditioned either. Overall it was a nice trip and certainly the staff was terrific!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Alex Zucosky 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This was a great experience. Andreas was a wonderful tour director/leader. 2 weeks aloud us to have a great experience. As this was the ship's first cruise of the year we did experience a problem with our room but Andreas resolved the problem promptly and provided some compensation for our troubles. The crew provided excellent service. The meals were better than expected( I am not a gourmet but enjoyed every meal). the bike routes were very interesting. Our only issue was with the a/c but as this was an older ship some things are not always up to modern standards. Great value.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Gayle D. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Simple the thrill of cycling through Europe along the Danube River.

  • Deirdre S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Fantastic experience...staff could not have been better....the food was unreal!....everyone of the staff went out of their way to help... even through a surprise birthday celebration for me.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Mary R. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The cruise through the iron gate was a highlight of this trip. Cruise director did a great job throughout the cruise. Weather was much warmer than average and many days of biking were at 90 degrees F on roads and trails with little cover or shade so were somewhat more difficult than anticipated. It was a great experience but people need to be aware that most of the riding in the Eastern European countries are on the side of roads sometimes without a bike lane and there was some traffic.

    • Wendy 2 years ago    

      Did you just do the trip? I am seriously considering this trip with my husband. Would end of April or mid June be better? Those are the 2019 dates offered we are considering.
      Any other tips/advice or details you can add would be appreciated. Thanks

      • Mary R. 2 years ago    

        Wendy - This tour was a little different than our first bike and barge which was on the Mosell in Germany. On that tour we rode bike trails almost exclusively and we were not traveling such a great distance on the river so our rides were quite leisurely with not having to really be back to the boat until dinner time. However, because of the long distance on the Danube to get to the Iron Gate and back, many of the ride had to be completed in a much shorter time frame so were more about the bike ride and less about the villages and towns in between. Two or three of the days were primarily on bike trails but the rest were either on the road or a couple times across dikes that were long and boring. However, overall, we enjoyed the experience, especially crossing into the various countries and the time in the capitals. There were only six of the 110 that were from the US so we really enjoyed the diversity of the 10 countries represented on the boat. As far as the weather, I would check the Read more… average temperatures for the area for both April and June. Our temps of 90 degrees F during the day were quite unusual for the area. The average temperatures in June were supposed to be comfortable in the low 70's during the day and low to middle 60's at night. I haven't checked April but it might be quite cool then and not sure about rain.

        • Wendy 2 years ago    

          Thanks ever so much for all of the useful information you provided. We have booked next June and are quite excited. We love the bike and boat combination. It’s a great opportunity to have a nice mix of travel/touring and exercise. We did Brussels to Bruges last year and loved it. Mantova to Venice is booked for this fall.
          Again thanks much. Who knows. Maybe our paths will cross on some trip.

  • Jim S. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    We traveled aboard the Theodor Korner, a classic river boat with loads of character and an extremely helpful and courteous staff. We enjoyed sharing the experience with fellow travelers we met on board. Dinners were great as were evenings spent on the deck relaxing with a drink and discussing the day's ride and excursions with our new friends. There is no better way to see and experience places - villages, cities, and rural countryside - than by bike and a boat and bike trip can't be beat for convenience and comfort. We also liked that this tour lasted for two weeks, allowing us to feel truly connected to the places we were visiting.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

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