Beautiful Gothic city of Schärding in Upper Austria. Photo via Flickr:Matheus Swanson

Bike rest overlooking the Danube River Path in Austria.
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Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna

Germany, Austria Bike Tours

Bike Europe’s most famous cycle path

  • The Danube Cycle Path is among the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe. On this self-guided tour, you pick the length you would like and level of accommodations. You also pick where you will begin your adventure, either in the baroque city, Scharding or in the three-rivers-city of Passau, and will cycle throughout Austria until you reach the Danube metropolis, Vienna. During your cycling week, you will encounter the breathtaking Danube loop, the Danube valley and the wonderful landscapes of the well-known Wachau Region.

    Highlights:

    • Cycling the most famous cycle path in Europe
    • Picturesque villages, lovely landscapes, and Austrian cuisine
    • Danube loop of Schlögen, cultural metropolis of Linz, and the Greinburg Castle
    • Benedictine Abbey of Melk
    • World-famous wine from the Wachau and Kunstmeile Krems
    • Centrally located overnight villages along the Danube

    A comprehensive list of all of our bike tours in Austria and bike tours in Germany can be found here.

  • Season 1: April 1 to April 7 and October 23 to October 31
    Season 2: April 8 to May 12 and September 18 to October 22
    Season 3: May 13 to September 17

    Category C:

     7 Day Tour8 Day Tour9 Day Tour10 Day Tour11 Day Tour12 Day Tour

    Season 1 double room

    £ 429 $ 951 505 $ 761 NOK 4755 kr 4390 $ 571 £ 472 $ 1,045 555 $ 836 NOK 5226 kr 4824 $ 627 £ 527 $ 1,168 620 $ 934 NOK 5838 kr 5389 $ 701 £ 565 $ 1,252 665 $ 1002 NOK 6262 kr 5780 $ 751 £ 582 $ 1,290 685 $ 1032 NOK 6450 kr 5954 $ 774 £ 650 $ 1,441 765 $ 1153 NOK 7204 kr 6650 $ 864
    Season 1 single room £ 544 $ 1,205 640 $ 964 NOK 6027 kr 5563 $ 723 £ 603 $ 1,337 710 $ 1070 NOK 6686 kr 6172 $ 802 £ 680 $ 1,507 800 $ 1205 NOK 7533 kr 6954 $ 904 £ 739 $ 1,639 870 $ 1311 NOK 8193 kr 7562 $ 983 £ 773 $ 1,714 910 $ 1371 NOK 8569 kr 7910 $ 1,028 £ 875 $ 1,940 1030 $ 1552 NOK 9699 kr 8953 $ 1,164
    Season 2 supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73 £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96
    Season 3 supplement £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102 £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124 £ 110 $ 245 130 $ 196 NOK 1224 kr 1130 $ 147 £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 £ 144 $ 320 170 $ 256 NOK 1601 kr 1478 $ 192
    Dinners included* £ 83 $ 185 98 $ 148 NOK 923 kr 852 $ 111 £ 100 $ 222 118 $ 178 NOK 1111 kr 1026 $ 133 £ 113 $ 250 133 $ 200 NOK 1252 kr 1156 $ 150 £ 123 $ 273 145 $ 218 NOK 1365 kr 1260 $ 164 £ 136 $ 301 160 $ 241 NOK 1507 kr 1391 $ 181 £ 157 $ 348 185 $ 279 NOK 1742 kr 1608 $ 209

    Category B:

     7 Day Tour8 Day Tour9 Day Tour10 Day Tour11 Day Tour12 Day Tour

    Season 1 double room

    £ 472 $ 1,045 555 $ 836 NOK 5226 kr 4824 $ 627 £ 531 $ 1,177 625 $ 942 NOK 5885 kr 5433 $ 706 £ 578 $ 1,281 680 $ 1025 NOK 6403 kr 5911 $ 768 £ 637 $ 1,413 750 $ 1130 NOK 7063 kr 6519 $ 848 £ 697 $ 1,544 820 $ 1235 NOK 7722 kr 7128 $ 927 £ 735 $ 1,629 865 $ 1303 NOK 8145 kr 7519 $ 977
    Season 1 single room £ 607 $ 1,347 715 $ 1077 NOK 6733 kr 6215 $ 808 £ 697 $ 1,544 820 $ 1235 NOK 7722 kr 7128 $ 927 £ 765 $ 1,695 900 $ 1356 NOK 8475 kr 7823 $ 1,017 £ 850 $ 1,883 1000 $ 1507 NOK 9417 kr 8692 $ 1,130 £ 935 $ 2,072 1100 $ 1657 NOK 10358 kr 9562 $ 1,243 £ 994 $ 2,204 1170 $ 1763 NOK 11018 kr 10170 $ 1,322
    Season 2 supplement £ 34 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 51 $ 113 60 $ 90 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68 £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102
    Season 3 supplement £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 £ 102 $ 226 120 $ 181 NOK 1130 kr 1043 $ 136 £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158 £ 136 $ 301 160 $ 241 NOK 1507 kr 1391 $ 181 £ 153 $ 339 180 $ 271 NOK 1695 kr 1565 $ 203
    Dinners included* £ 89 $ 198 105 $ 158 NOK 989 kr 913 $ 119 £ 105 $ 232 123 $ 185 NOK 1158 kr 1069 $ 139 £ 117 $ 260 138 $ 208 NOK 1300 kr 1200 $ 156 £ 130 $ 288 153 $ 231 NOK 1441 kr 1330 $ 173 £ 157 $ 348 185 $ 279 NOK 1742 kr 1608 $ 209 £ 166 $ 367 195 $ 294 NOK 1836 kr 1695 $ 220

    *Dinners included option excludes dinner in Vienna

    Category A:

     7 Day Tour8 Day Tour9 Day Tour10 Day Tour11 Day Tour12 Day Tour

    Season 1 double room

    £ 540 $ 1,196 635 $ 957 NOK 5980 kr 5520 $ 718 £ 603 $ 1,337 710 $ 1070 NOK 6686 kr 6172 $ 802 £ 667 $ 1,478 785 $ 1183 NOK 7392 kr 6823 $ 887 £ 735 $ 1,629 865 $ 1303 NOK 8145 kr 7519 $ 977 £ 803 $ 1,780 945 $ 1424 NOK 8899 kr 8214 $ 1,068 £ 875 $ 1,940 1030 $ 1552 NOK 9699 kr 8953 $ 1,164
    Season 1 single room £ 705 $ 1,563 830 $ 1251 NOK 7816 kr 7215 $ 938 £ 799 $ 1,770 940 $ 1416 NOK 8852 kr 8171 $ 1,062 £ 884 $ 1,959 1040 $ 1567 NOK 9793 kr 9040 $ 1,175 £ 981 $ 2,175 1155 $ 1740 NOK 10876 kr 10040 $ 1,305 £ 1079 $ 2,392 1270 $ 1913 NOK 11959 kr 11039 $ 1,435 £ 1185 $ 2,627 1395 $ 2102 NOK 13136 kr 12126 $ 1,576
    Season 2 supplement £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73 £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96 £ 81 $ 179 95 $ 143 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107
    Season 3 supplement £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102 £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124 £ 110 $ 245 130 $ 196 NOK 1224 kr 1130 $ 147 £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 £ 144 $ 320 170 $ 256 NOK 1601 kr 1478 $ 192 £ 161 $ 358 190 $ 286 NOK 1789 kr 1652 $ 215
    Dinners includedNot available

     

    Early season: April 1 to April 9
    Season 1: April 10 to May 14
    Season 2: May 15 to September 10
    Season 3: September 11 to October 20

    Category C (Standard)

     7 day8 day9 day10 day11 day12 day
    Early season, double/twin room £ 377 $ 836 444 $ 669 NOK 4181 kr 3859 $ 502 £ 420 $ 930 494 $ 744 NOK 4652 kr 4294 $ 558 £ 479 $ 1,062 564 $ 850 NOK 5311 kr 4902 $ 637 £ 530 $ 1,175 624 $ 940 NOK 5876 kr 5424 $ 705 £ 590 $ 1,307 694 $ 1046 NOK 6535 kr 6032 $ 784 £ 658 $ 1,458 774 $ 1166 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875
    Early season, single room £ 496 $ 1,100 584 $ 880 NOK 5499 kr 5076 $ 660 £ 556 $ 1,232 654 $ 985 NOK 6159 kr 5685 $ 739 £ 632 $ 1,401 744 $ 1121 NOK 7006 kr 6467 $ 841 £ 700 $ 1,552 824 $ 1241 NOK 7759 kr 7162 $ 931 £ 845 $ 1,872 994 $ 1498 NOK 9360 kr 8640 $ 1,123 £ 912 $ 2,023 1074 $ 1618 NOK 10114 kr 9336 $ 1,214
    Season 1, double/twin room £ 471 $ 1,043 554 $ 835 NOK 5217 kr 4816 $ 626 £ 513 $ 1,138 604 $ 910 NOK 5688 kr 5250 $ 683 £ 581 $ 1,288 684 $ 1031 NOK 6441 kr 5946 $ 773 £ 632 $ 1,401 744 $ 1121 NOK 7006 kr 6467 $ 841 £ 709 $ 1,571 834 $ 1257 NOK 7854 kr 7249 $ 942 £ 785 $ 1,740 924 $ 1392 NOK 8701 kr 8032 $ 1,044
    Season 1, single room £ 590 $ 1,307 694 $ 1046 NOK 6535 kr 6032 $ 784 £ 649 $ 1,439 764 $ 1151 NOK 7194 kr 6641 $ 863 £ 734 $ 1,627 864 $ 1302 NOK 8136 kr 7510 $ 976 £ 802 $ 1,778 944 $ 1422 NOK 8889 kr 8206 $ 1,067 £ 963 $ 2,136 1134 $ 1709 NOK 10679 kr 9857 $ 1,281 £ 1040 $ 2,305 1224 $ 1844 NOK 11526 kr 10639 $ 1,383
    Season 2, double/twin room £ 522 $ 1,156 614 $ 925 NOK 5782 kr 5337 $ 694 £ 564 $ 1,251 664 $ 1000 NOK 6253 kr 5772 $ 750 £ 632 $ 1,401 744 $ 1121 NOK 7006 kr 6467 $ 841 £ 683 $ 1,514 804 $ 1211 NOK 7571 kr 6989 $ 909 £ 760 $ 1,684 894 $ 1347 NOK 8419 kr 7771 $ 1,010 £ 836 $ 1,853 984 $ 1483 NOK 9266 kr 8553 $ 1,112
    Season 2, single room £ 641 $ 1,420 754 $ 1136 NOK 7100 kr 6554 $ 852 £ 700 $ 1,552 824 $ 1241 NOK 7759 kr 7162 $ 931 £ 785 $ 1,740 924 $ 1392 NOK 8701 kr 8032 $ 1,044 £ 853 $ 1,891 1004 $ 1513 NOK 9454 kr 8727 $ 1,135 £ 1014 $ 2,249 1194 $ 1799 NOK 11244 kr 10379 $ 1,349 £ 1091 $ 2,418 1284 $ 1935 NOK 12091 kr 11161 $ 1,451
    Season 3, double/twin room £ 462 $ 1,025 544 $ 820 NOK 5123 kr 4729 $ 615 £ 505 $ 1,119 594 $ 895 NOK 5594 kr 5163 $ 671 £ 573 $ 1,269 674 $ 1015 NOK 6347 kr 5859 $ 762 £ 624 $ 1,382 734 $ 1106 NOK 6912 kr 6380 $ 829 £ 709 $ 1,571 834 $ 1257 NOK 7854 kr 7249 $ 942 £ 785 $ 1,740 924 $ 1392 NOK 8701 kr 8032 $ 1,044
    Season 3, single room £ 581 $ 1,288 684 $ 1031 NOK 6441 kr 5946 $ 773 £ 641 $ 1,420 754 $ 1136 NOK 7100 kr 6554 $ 852 £ 726 $ 1,608 854 $ 1287 NOK 8042 kr 7423 $ 965 £ 794 $ 1,759 934 $ 1407 NOK 8795 kr 8119 $ 1,055 £ 963 $ 2,136 1134 $ 1709 NOK 10679 kr 9857 $ 1,281 £ 1040 $ 2,305 1224 $ 1844 NOK 11526 kr 10639 $ 1,383
    Dinners included (excl. Vienna) £ 102 $ 226 120 $ 181 NOK 1130 kr 1043 $ 136 £ 122 $ 271 144 $ 217 NOK 1356 kr 1252 $ 163 £ 140 $ 311 165 $ 249 NOK 1554 kr 1434 $ 186 £ 157 $ 348 185 $ 279 NOK 1742 kr 1608 $ 209 £ 170 $ 377 200 $ 301 NOK 1883 kr 1738 $ 226 £ 187 $ 414 220 $ 331 NOK 2072 kr 1912 $ 249

    Category B (Comfort)

     7 day8 day9 day10 day11 day12 day
    Early season, double/twin room £ 428 $ 949 504 $ 759 NOK 4746 kr 4381 $ 570 £ 505 $ 1,119 594 $ 895 NOK 5594 kr 5163 $ 671 £ 564 $ 1,251 664 $ 1000 NOK 6253 kr 5772 $ 750 £ 615 $ 1,364 724 $ 1091 NOK 6818 kr 6293 $ 818 £ 675 $ 1,495 794 $ 1196 NOK 7477 kr 6902 $ 897 £ 760 $ 1,684 894 $ 1347 NOK 8419 kr 7771 $ 1,010
    Early season, single room £ 573 $ 1,269 674 $ 1015 NOK 6347 kr 5859 $ 762 £ 675 $ 1,495 794 $ 1196 NOK 7477 kr 6902 $ 897 £ 751 $ 1,665 884 $ 1332 NOK 8324 kr 7684 $ 999 £ 819 $ 1,816 964 $ 1452 NOK 9078 kr 8379 $ 1,089 £ 1014 $ 2,249 1194 $ 1799 NOK 11244 kr 10379 $ 1,349 £ 1091 $ 2,418 1284 $ 1935 NOK 12091 kr 11161 $ 1,451
    Season 1, double/twin room £ 522 $ 1,156 614 $ 925 NOK 5782 kr 5337 $ 694 £ 598 $ 1,326 704 $ 1061 NOK 6629 kr 6119 $ 796 £ 666 $ 1,477 784 $ 1181 NOK 7383 kr 6815 $ 886 £ 717 $ 1,590 844 $ 1272 NOK 7948 kr 7336 $ 954 £ 794 $ 1,759 934 $ 1407 NOK 8795 kr 8119 $ 1,055 £ 887 $ 1,966 1044 $ 1573 NOK 9831 kr 9075 $ 1,180
    Season 1, single room £ 666 $ 1,477 784 $ 1181 NOK 7383 kr 6815 $ 886 £ 768 $ 1,703 904 $ 1362 NOK 8513 kr 7858 $ 1,022 £ 853 $ 1,891 1004 $ 1513 NOK 9454 kr 8727 $ 1,135 £ 921 $ 2,042 1084 $ 1633 NOK 10208 kr 9422 $ 1,225 £ 1133 $ 2,512 1334 $ 2010 NOK 12562 kr 11596 $ 1,507 £ 1218 $ 2,701 1434 $ 2161 NOK 13504 kr 12465 $ 1,620
    Season 2, double/twin room £ 573 $ 1,269 674 $ 1015 NOK 6347 kr 5859 $ 762 £ 649 $ 1,439 764 $ 1151 NOK 7194 kr 6641 $ 863 £ 717 $ 1,590 844 $ 1272 NOK 7948 kr 7336 $ 954 £ 768 $ 1,703 904 $ 1362 NOK 8513 kr 7858 $ 1,022 £ 845 $ 1,872 994 $ 1498 NOK 9360 kr 8640 $ 1,123 £ 938 $ 2,079 1104 $ 1663 NOK 10396 kr 9596 $ 1,248
    Season 2, single room £ 717 $ 1,590 844 $ 1272 NOK 7948 kr 7336 $ 954 £ 819 $ 1,816 964 $ 1452 NOK 9078 kr 8379 $ 1,089 £ 904 $ 2,004 1064 $ 1603 NOK 10019 kr 9249 $ 1,202 £ 972 $ 2,155 1144 $ 1724 NOK 10773 kr 9944 $ 1,293 £ 1184 $ 2,625 1394 $ 2100 NOK 13127 kr 12117 $ 1,575 £ 1269 $ 2,814 1494 $ 2251 NOK 14069 kr 12986 $ 1,688
    Season 3, double/twin room £ 513 $ 1,138 604 $ 910 NOK 5688 kr 5250 $ 683 £ 590 $ 1,307 694 $ 1046 NOK 6535 kr 6032 $ 784 £ 658 $ 1,458 774 $ 1166 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875 £ 709 $ 1,571 834 $ 1257 NOK 7854 kr 7249 $ 942 £ 794 $ 1,759 934 $ 1407 NOK 8795 kr 8119 $ 1,055 £ 887 $ 1,966 1044 $ 1573 NOK 9831 kr 9075 $ 1,180
    Season 3, single room £ 658 $ 1,458 774 $ 1166 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875 £ 760 $ 1,684 894 $ 1347 NOK 8419 kr 7771 $ 1,010 £ 845 $ 1,872 994 $ 1498 NOK 9360 kr 8640 $ 1,123 £ 912 $ 2,023 1074 $ 1618 NOK 10114 kr 9336 $ 1,214 £ 1133 $ 2,512 1334 $ 2010 NOK 12562 kr 11596 $ 1,507 £ 1218 $ 2,701 1434 $ 2161 NOK 13504 kr 12465 $ 1,620
    Dinners included (excl. Vienna) £ 110 $ 245 130 $ 196 NOK 1224 kr 1130 $ 147 £ 133 $ 294 156 $ 235 NOK 1469 kr 1356 $ 176 £ 152 $ 337 179 $ 270 NOK 1686 kr 1556 $ 202 £ 166 $ 367 195 $ 294 NOK 1836 kr 1695 $ 220 £ 187 $ 414 220 $ 331 NOK 2072 kr 1912 $ 249 £ 204 $ 452 240 $ 362 NOK 2260 kr 2086 $ 271

    Category A (Deluxe)

     7 day8 day9 day10 day11 day12 day
    Early season, double/twin room £ 513 $ 1,138 604 $ 910 NOK 5688 kr 5250 $ 683 £ 590 $ 1,307 694 $ 1046 NOK 6535 kr 6032 $ 784 £ 649 $ 1,439 764 $ 1151 NOK 7194 kr 6641 $ 863 £ 717 $ 1,590 844 $ 1272 NOK 7948 kr 7336 $ 954 £ 785 $ 1,740 924 $ 1392 NOK 8701 kr 8032 $ 1,044 £ 870 $ 1,929 1024 $ 1543 NOK 9643 kr 8901 $ 1,157
    Early season, single room £ 683 $ 1,514 804 $ 1211 NOK 7571 kr 6989 $ 909 £ 794 $ 1,759 934 $ 1407 NOK 8795 kr 8119 $ 1,055 £ 870 $ 1,929 1024 $ 1543 NOK 9643 kr 8901 $ 1,157 £ 955 $ 2,117 1124 $ 1693 NOK 10584 kr 9770 $ 1,270 £ 1150 $ 2,550 1354 $ 2040 NOK 12750 kr 11769 $ 1,530 £ 1235 $ 2,738 1454 $ 2191 NOK 13692 kr 12639 $ 1,643
    Season 1, double/twin room £ 607 $ 1,345 714 $ 1076 NOK 6724 kr 6206 $ 807 £ 683 $ 1,514 804 $ 1211 NOK 7571 kr 6989 $ 909 £ 751 $ 1,665 884 $ 1332 NOK 8324 kr 7684 $ 999 £ 819 $ 1,816 964 $ 1452 NOK 9078 kr 8379 $ 1,089 £ 904 $ 2,004 1064 $ 1603 NOK 10019 kr 9249 $ 1,202 £ 997 $ 2,211 1174 $ 1769 NOK 11055 kr 10205 $ 1,327
    Season 1, single room £ 777 $ 1,721 914 $ 1377 NOK 8607 kr 7945 $ 1,033 £ 887 $ 1,966 1044 $ 1573 NOK 9831 kr 9075 $ 1,180 £ 972 $ 2,155 1144 $ 1724 NOK 10773 kr 9944 $ 1,293 £ 1057 $ 2,343 1244 $ 1874 NOK 11714 kr 10813 $ 1,406 £ 1269 $ 2,814 1494 $ 2251 NOK 14069 kr 12986 $ 1,688 £ 1363 $ 3,021 1604 $ 2417 NOK 15104 kr 13942 $ 1,813
    Season 2, double/twin room £ 658 $ 1,458 774 $ 1166 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875 £ 734 $ 1,627 864 $ 1302 NOK 8136 kr 7510 $ 976 £ 802 $ 1,778 944 $ 1422 NOK 8889 kr 8206 $ 1,067 £ 870 $ 1,929 1024 $ 1543 NOK 9643 kr 8901 $ 1,157 £ 955 $ 2,117 1124 $ 1693 NOK 10584 kr 9770 $ 1,270 £ 1048 $ 2,324 1234 $ 1859 NOK 11620 kr 10726 $ 1,394
    Season 2, single room £ 828 $ 1,834 974 $ 1467 NOK 9172 kr 8466 $ 1,101 £ 938 $ 2,079 1104 $ 1663 NOK 10396 kr 9596 $ 1,248 £ 1023 $ 2,268 1204 $ 1814 NOK 11338 kr 10466 $ 1,361 £ 1108 $ 2,456 1304 $ 1965 NOK 12279 kr 11335 $ 1,474 £ 1320 $ 2,927 1554 $ 2341 NOK 14634 kr 13508 $ 1,756 £ 1414 $ 3,134 1664 $ 2507 NOK 15669 kr 14464 $ 1,880
    Season 3, double/twin room £ 598 $ 1,326 704 $ 1061 NOK 6629 kr 6119 $ 796 £ 675 $ 1,495 794 $ 1196 NOK 7477 kr 6902 $ 897 £ 743 $ 1,646 874 $ 1317 NOK 8230 kr 7597 $ 988 £ 811 $ 1,797 954 $ 1437 NOK 8984 kr 8292 $ 1,078 £ 904 $ 2,004 1064 $ 1603 NOK 10019 kr 9249 $ 1,202 £ 997 $ 2,211 1174 $ 1769 NOK 11055 kr 10205 $ 1,327
    Season 3, single room £ 768 $ 1,703 904 $ 1362 NOK 8513 kr 7858 $ 1,022 £ 879 $ 1,947 1034 $ 1558 NOK 9737 kr 8988 $ 1,168 £ 963 $ 2,136 1134 $ 1709 NOK 10679 kr 9857 $ 1,281 £ 1048 $ 2,324 1234 $ 1859 NOK 11620 kr 10726 $ 1,394 £ 1269 $ 2,814 1494 $ 2251 NOK 14069 kr 12986 $ 1,688 £ 1363 $ 3,021 1604 $ 2417 NOK 15104 kr 13942 $ 1,813
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    extra options

    Extra nights:

     Category CCategory BCategory A
    Schärding/dbl or twin £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 54 $ 119 63 $ 95 NOK 593 kr 548 $ 71
    Schärding/single £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75 £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75 £ 71 $ 156 83 $ 125 NOK 782 kr 721 $ 94
    Passau/dbl or twin £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 £ 54 $ 119 63 $ 95 NOK 593 kr 548 $ 71
    Passau/single £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75 £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75 £ 71 $ 156 83 $ 125 NOK 782 kr 721 $ 94
    Vienna/dbl or twin £ 51 $ 113 60 $ 90 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68 £ 60 $ 134 71 $ 107 NOK 669 kr 617 $ 80 £ 60 $ 134 71 $ 107 NOK 669 kr 617 $ 80
    Vienna/single £ 76 $ 168 89 $ 134 NOK 838 kr 774 $ 101 £ 88 $ 196 104 $ 157 NOK 979 kr 904 $ 118 £ 88 $ 196 104 $ 157 NOK 979 kr 904 $ 118

    Extension in Vienna package:

     Category CCategory B + A
    Twin/dble £ 109 $ 241 128 $ 193 NOK 1205 kr 1113 $ 145 £ 125 $ 277 147 $ 221 NOK 1384 kr 1278 $ 166
    Single room £ 155 $ 343 182 $ 274 NOK 1714 kr 1582 $ 206 £ 179 $ 397 211 $ 318 NOK 1987 kr 1834 $ 238

    Other options:

    Electric bike £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113
    Bus transfer from Vienna back to Schärding/Passau (incl
    bike if you have brought your own)
    £ 42 $ 92 49 $ 74 NOK 461 kr 426 $ 55
    Train ride Vienna - Schärding/Passau, 2nd class (no bike), approx. £ 43 $ 96 51 $ 77 NOK 480 kr 443 $ 58
    Komoot navigation package for mobile phones £ 25 $ 57 30 $ 45 NOK 283 kr 261 $ 34
    *Classic Vienna Bike Tour (guided) £ 31 $ 70 37 $ 56 NOK 348 kr 322 $ 42

    *This bike tour covers the power and glory of the Hapsburg rule mirrored in the boulevards and architecture. What it took the Habsburgs more than 600 years to build, you will cover in 3 hours over 15 km! Includes bike rental and cycling guide.

    • 10 am May thru September, daily
    • 2 pm May thru September, Friday & Saturday
    • 2 pm April and October, Saturday

    (Please request at time of booking and indicate day/time preference)

    Extra nights:

     Category C (Standard)Category B (Comfort)Category A (Deluxe)
    Schärding/double or twin £ 46 $ 102 54 $ 81 NOK 509 kr 469 $ 61 £ 46 $ 102 54 $ 81 NOK 509 kr 469 $ 61 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73
    Schärding/single £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96
    Passau/double or twin £ 46 $ 102 54 $ 81 NOK 509 kr 469 $ 61 £ 46 $ 102 54 $ 81 NOK 509 kr 469 $ 61 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73
    Passau/single £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 £ 72 $ 160 85 $ 128 NOK 800 kr 739 $ 96
    Vienna/double or twin £ 53 $ 117 62 $ 93 NOK 584 kr 539 $ 70 £ 62 $ 137 73 $ 110 NOK 687 kr 635 $ 82 £ 62 $ 137 73 $ 110 NOK 687 kr 635 $ 82
    Vienna/single £ 78 $ 173 92 $ 139 NOK 866 kr 800 $ 104 £ 90 $ 200 106 $ 160 NOK 998 kr 921 $ 120 £ 90 $ 200 106 $ 160 NOK 998 kr 921 $ 120

    Extension in Vienna package

     Category C Category B + A
    Twin/double £ 112 $ 249 132 $ 199 NOK 1243 kr 1147 $ 149 £ 128 $ 284 151 $ 228 NOK 1422 kr 1313 $ 171
    Single room £ 158 $ 350 186 $ 280 NOK 1752 kr 1617 $ 210 £ 185 $ 411 218 $ 328 NOK 2053 kr 1895 $ 246

    Other options:

    Guaranteed early luggage transfer, arrival by 3 pm £ 16 $ 36 19 $ 29 NOK 179 kr 165 $ 21
    Electric bike £ 89 $ 198 105 $ 158 NOK 989 kr 913 $ 119
    Komoot navigation package for mobile phones £ 25 $ 57 30 $ 45 NOK 283 kr 261 $ 34
    †Bus transfer from Vienna back to Schärding/Passau (incl
    bike if you have brought your own
    £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62
    ††Classic Vienna Bike Tour (guided) £ 31 $ 70 37 $ 56 NOK 348 kr 322 $ 42

    †Bus departs daily at approx. 2:30 pm. Travel time, 4 hours. Cost includes the transfer of personal bike.

    ††This bike tour covers the power and glory of the Hapsburg rule mirrored in the boulevards and architecture. What it took the Habsburgs more than 600 years to build, you will cover in 3 hours over 15 km! Includes bike rental and cycling guide.

    Highlights of Vienna by Bike tour:

    • State Opera
    • St. Stephan's Cathedral
    • Hofburg
    • Prater/Ferris Wheel
    • Townhall
    • and more!

    Dates:

    • May - September, daily: 10 am.
    • May- September, Fridays, and Saturdays: 2 pm
    • April and October: Saturdays at 2 pm 

    (Please request at time of booking and indicate day/time preference)

     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    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 in Passau, is Munich (MUC). However closest international airport to the end of your tour, in Vienna, is Vienna International Airport (VIE). If you want to fly into and out of the same airport you can plan for your arrival and departure from Vienna International Airport. Otherwise, arrive to Munich, and depart from Vienna.

    Local Travel

    From Munich airport, to arrive to Passau, you must take a bus to Freising train station (approximately €2). It’s also possible to take a taxi from the Airport to Freising Station (approximately €25). From Freising, continue by train to Passau. The train ride is approx. 2 to 2½ hours (depending on connections) and costs €30 to €45 depending on type of train. At the end of your tour, the Vienna airport is easily accessible from the main train station by CAT, city airport train, travel time is 16 minutes. In fact, you can actually check-in for your flight at Vienna Mitte train station! If you are arriving in Vienna and need to travel to Passau for your tour start, again train travel from the airport to the city center is very convenient and from Wien HBF (main train station) trains to Passau are approximately two hours and 16 minutes travel time.

    Climate

    The region has a moderate maritime climate, generally experiencing pleasantly mild winters and relatively cool summers. Please check local conditions prior to your departure and remember that your tour will will stretch along the Danube from Passau to Vienna. A good website to use to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit in Passau are: April, 56°/38°, May, 65°/46°, June, 71°/52°, July, 74°/55°, August, 72°/54°, September, 66°/49°, and October, 55°/41.

    Recommended

    Komoot Navigation System: Available for mobile devices so that you can download your route before you travel and have this available offline during your bike tour. When purchased, you will download the application, register with your e mail address and password. You will be provided a code to apply to unlock your specific route.

    DOCUMENTS

    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 traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Tour Dates

2019 

Daily arrivals possible from April 1 to October 31, 2019

Season 1: October 23 to October 31
Season 2: September 18 to October 22
 

2020

Daily arrivals possible from April 1 to October 31, 2020

Season 1: April 10 to May 14
Season 2: May 15 to September 10
Season 3: September 11 to October 20

Skill Level

The Danube Cycle Path is rated as easy. The path is flat, almost always, directly along the riverbank and very well marked throughout, making it very suitable for families, beginners, or regular cyclists looking to combine easy riding with wonderful scenery. The trail is signposted, wonderfully designed, and very well maintained. Most of the trail is asphalted and the country roads that are included are roads with light traffic. Of course, when entering and exiting towns and cities, you will share the road.

Where You’ll Stay

You will mostly be accommodated in centrally located establishments. You choose your level of accommodations!
Category A (Deluxe): Best hotels along the Danube, centrally located. Most of the establishments are 4 star, in the area of Grein and Traismauer, you may be accommodated in 3 star
Category B (Comfort): Hotels are of the 3 and 4 star category, mostly smaller, more personal establishments.
Category C (Standard): Accommodations are mostly of the 3 star level, generally family-run hotels.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations based on category of hotel booked and length of tour
  • Breakfast (mostly buffet)
  • Luggage transfer, no limit, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.
  • Extensive travel documents (route descriptions, maps, references to sights, etc.)
  • Personal tour presentation but only for those beginning in Schärding
  • Danube Card (20 % discount on regular admissions to more than 70 cooperating partners)
  • 7-day service hotline
  • Bicycle rental: NuVinci internal gearshift hub unisex freewheel with two pannier bags plus one handlebar bag per room
  • GPS data on request
  • Bike protection (2020)

What’s Not Included

  • All other meals except breakfast
  • Komoot navigation package (available with supplement, see pricing)
  • Local tourist tax if applicable
  • Bicycle Protection (2019)
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

We recommend booking the Vienna Extension package!

  • Two nights in Vienna in booked category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Admission St. Stephen’s Catheral  incl. audio-guide tour, catacombs tour, ascent of the south tower “Steffls”, lift to the bell “Pummerin” (north tower) and visit of the cathedral treasure
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7–12 days
From505 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Daily distances and exact overnight destinations depend on category of hotels and length of tour booked.  All distances are approximate.

 

8 days/7 nights (Basic)

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Day 2: Upper Danube Valley, 19 - 36 mi. (30 - 58 km)
Day 3: Upper Danube Valley - Linz, 31 - 41 mi. (50 - 65 km)
Day 4: Linz Ardagger/Grein, 31 - 41 mi. (50 - 65 km)
Day 5: Ardagger/GreinWachau, 31 - 42 mi. (50 - 68 km)
Day 6: WachauTraismauer/Tulln region, 34 - 48 mi. (54 - 76 km)
Day 7: Traismauer/ TullnVienna, 23 - 40 mi. (36 - 64 km)
Day 8: Individual departure

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle a longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 

Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you don’t mention your arrival place, we will automatically book Schärding for you.

Day 2: Schärding/Passau - Upper Danube Valley, 19 - 36 mi. (30 - 58 km)
From Schärding you cycle along the Inn cycle to Passau, where you can visit the cathedral with the largest church organ in the world. If you begin to Passau, you simply begin to cycle from there.  Further east you reach the next highlight, the abbey of Engelszell, Austria's only Trappist monastery. If you would like to shorten your cycling distance today, from Passau, you can cover part of the distance by ship (mid-April till early October). You will receive more information about this in the travel information that will be waiting for you upon your arrival.

You can read more about this here.  

Day 3: Upper Danube Valley - Ottensheim/Linz, 31 - 41 mi. (50 - 65 km) 
Today’s first highlight is the Danube Loop of Schlögen or Schlögener Donauschlinge where the granite forces the river into an extremely tight loop. In Aschach, the valley widens and you cycle through the fertile basin of Eferding. The baroque Monastery of Wilhering is the perfect place to rest before you reach the cultural city of Linz.

Overnight in Linz or if you book Category C accommodations, overnight could be in Ottensheim.

Day 4: Ottensheim/Linz  - Ardagger/Grein, 31 - 41 mi. (50 - 65 km)
As you leave Linz, you cycle through a rural landscape.  In Mauthausen, the concentration camp memorial testifies to a dark chapter in history. In the mariner town of Grein, the Greinburg Castle, perched on its hilltop, is a highlight, as well as oldest city theater in Austria and the Maritime Museum.

Overnight accommodation in Ardagger/Grein region. Category C accommodations can also be in Wallsee/Mitterkirchen.

Day 5: Ardagger/Grein - Wachau, 31 - 42 mi. (50 - 68 km)
Through romantic Strudengau,  you cycle to the ancient Roman town of Ybbs, where the undulating landscape of the Nibelungengau begins. From a distance, you can see the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl which towers over the Danube valley. In Melk, the Benedictine Abbey is a highlight and of course the entire Wachau Region, as well.

Accommodation in the region between Maria Taferl and Spitz.

Day 6: Wachau - Traismauer/Tulln region, 34 - 48 mi. (54 - 76 km)
Today you experience the most beautiful part of your journey, the picturesque Wachau. Pedaling through emerald vineyards and lush orchards, you discover Dürnstein. You can shorten this cycling stage by ship through the Wachau (approx. mid-April till mid-October). Worth seeing is the historic center of Krems with its arcaded courtyards and baroque townhouses. The day's destination is Traismauer/Tulln. There is also the possibility to overnight in Krems. If this is the case, you will then cycle 76 km to Vienna but this can be shortened by train.

Day 7: Vienna, 23 - 40 mi. (36 - 64 km)
Near Vienna, the valley narrows again and leads through Klosterneuburg and into the region of Vienna, famous for its café culture and its many sights. You can discover the city in a fiacre ride and end with a leisurely evening at a Heurigen (wine tavern).

Day 8: Departure
You can book additional nights in Vienna and enjoy the Vienna package or a guided city tour by bike for you. An extension to Bratislava is also possible.


Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle a longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 

Day 2: Upper Danube Valley
Day 3: Upper Danube Valley - Enns 
Day 4: Enns - Marbach/Maria Taferl
Day 5: Marbach/Maria Taferl - Krems/Traismauer
Day 6: Krems/Traismauer - Vienna
Day 7: Individual departure or extension of trip

*Daily distances from 37 mi. to  50 mi. (60  - 80 km)

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle the longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 

Day 2: Upper Danube Valley 
Day 3: Linz/surroundings 
Day 4: Ardagger/Grein/surroundings 
Day 5: Marbach/Maria Taferl/Melk surroundings
Day 6: Wachau region
Day 7: Traismauer/Tulln/surroundings 
Day 8: Vienna 
Day 9: Individual departure or extension of trip

*Daily distances from 25 mi. to 41 mi. (40  - 65 km)

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle the longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 

Day 2: Upper Danube Valley
Day 3: Aschach/Linz/surroundings
Day 4: Enns
Day 5: Ardagger/Grein
Day 6: Marbach/Maria Taferl/Melk/surroundings
Day 7: Weißenkirchen/Krems/surroundings
Day 8: Tulln/surroundings
Day 9: Vienna Day
10: Individual departure or extension of trip

*Daily distances from 25 to 31 mi. (35 - 50 km)

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle the longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 

Day 2: Upper Danube Valley
Day 3: Upper Danube Valley -  Aschach/Linz/surroundings
Day 4: Aschach/Linz - Enns
Day 5: Enns - Ardagger/Grein
Day 6: Ardagger/Grein - Marbach/Maria Taferl/Melk/surroundings
Day 7: Marbach/Maria Taferl/Melk/surroundings - Weißenkirchen/Krems/surroundings
Day 8: Day off in Weißenkirchen/Krems/surroundings
Day 9: Weißenkirchen/Krems/surroundings - Tulln/surroundings
Day 10: Tulln/surroundings - Vienna
Day 11: Individual departure or extension of trip

*Daily distances from 25 to 31 mi. (35 - 50 km)

 

12 days/11 nights

Day 1: Schärding/Passau
Individual arrival to the pretty baroque town Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau. Please specify your desired arrival place with your booking! If you book your tour beginning in Schärding, you will have a welcome meeting at the office of our partner, Austria Radreisen. You may go to the shop anytime before 4 pm. Here you will pick up your rental bike and receive your tour information. You will also cycle the longer distance on the first day. If you begin in Passau, your information and rental bikes will be delivered to the first hotel. 
Day 2: Upper Danube Valley
Day 3: Upper Danube Valley -  Aschach/Linz/area
Day 4: Aschach/Linz - Enns
Day 5: Enns - Ardagger/Grein
Day 6: Ardagger/Grein - Marbach/Maria Tafer area
Day 7: Marbach/Maria Tafer area - Melk area
Day 8: Melk area -  Dürnstein/Krems/surroundings
Day 9: Rest day in Dürnstein/Krems/surroundings
Day 10: Dürnstein/Krems/surroundings - Tulln/surroundings
Day 11: Tulln/surroundings - Vienna
Day 12: Individual departure or extension of trip

Daily distances from 19 - 26 (30 - 42 km)


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Tour Reviews

  • Tom H. 2 weeks ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great trip this segment of the Danube cycle path is nearly 100% paved and very smooth. It is relatively easy to follow the cycle path route markings. The GPS maps I was sent did not work for this segment. They worked fine from regensburg to passau so probably not user error. The cycle path is really popular with cyclists but never too crowded even though not everyone has good bike handling skill so you need to pay attention. Maps provided to hotels are not very good however people I talked to with other trip companies had the same issues and in several different languages people we met were helpful and anxious to provide
    information. Hotels were all very pleasant and comfortable even though it was very hot and they did not have air conditioning.

  • John M. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Comments are for the self-guided Danube cycle path Passau to Vienna with support by Austria Radreisen.
    Most memorable was riding through the small towns. Tips and suggestions: It was a little confusing how to leave the bike at the end of the trip, whether to lock it or not, would it be safe until returned to Austria Radreisen. We locked ours in the hotel inside parking spaces and left the key inside the panniers which we left in the hotel office. The hotel choice was good except in Linz it was very difficult to get there by bike; it was a big hotel and we would have preferred a guest house. The food was very good eating in hotel dining rooms everywhere except Traismauer where dinner was not available at the hotel. The "Danube Bike Trail" booklet provided by Cycline is a little confusing to read. We used a off-line map application (Locus) to find our way. I would have preferred a lighter bike and a single sided kickstand would have been better than the heavy double Read more… sided one. The booklet provided by Austria Radreisen contained a post-trip survey that had to be mailed in to them by post; there should have been a way to submit it by email and hence we did not complete that survey.

  • Stan Carr 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We took the self-guided "Sport" tour from Passau to Vienna, starting on 2 April.

    A. Here are our suggestions for anyone looking at the tour options for Passau to Vienna.
    1. Don’t ever sign up for the “Sport” version of the tour because it requires 50+ miles every day, and leaves no time for exploring or resting.
    2. If you are doing the self-guided trail, do yourself a favor and get the e-bikes. The bikes given to us were really inadequate for the distances.
    3. Consider doing the bike & boat option rather than biking the whole way. The reasons? If on a boat, you won’t have to pack and unpack every day; You won’t have to search for the hotel in the evening, and you can look forward to relaxing on a boat every night. Another big plus is that from the shoreline, you often cannot get a good perspective on the scenery. When the cliffs rise overhead and you are below, you can’t see them at all. And you may be able to Read more… avoid some of the on-road biking that we encountered.

    B. Here are the things we liked about the Tripsite planning and execution:
    1. They booked all of the hotels and moved our bags every day. The hotel choices were excellent and the hotel owners all served good meals and provided nice rooms.
    2. There were no surprise expenses.
    3. Tripsite pretty much delivered what they promised.

    C. Here are the things we did not like about the Tripsite planning and execution:
    1. The materials and the bikes were delivered on the first morning of the trip. The trail book has lots of detail and routes on both sides of the river. Receiving the book as you are departing for a 350 mile journey is ridiculous. The company who publishes the maps (esterbauer.com) probably could provide a PDF far in advance.
    2. The trail map was outdated. We encountered sections, starting on day 1, where the trail signs said the trail ended. Several times we were traveling on busy highways with no bike lane, no shoulder, and with semi-trucks screaming past us. On one section, we had to peddle for several km on soft sand past the trail closed signs, because the alternative was riding on an autobahn-type highway.
    3. We purchased the Komoot iPhone app with the trail, thinking it would help us. Sometimes it did help. Other times, it tried to route us onto busy roads. It does not work well for this kind of trip, because the hotels are not on the route. We used Komoot to help get us from the trail to the hotels and Google Maps worked at least as well. I think Komoot is a good product, but not implemented well for this application.
    4. During our entire trip, we encountered very strong headwinds that made progress painful. We expected that 21-speed bikes would be ok, but the gearless bikes performed very much like 7-speed bikes and is the source of complaints from others too. We concur. We should have ordered E-bikes.
    5. On the second day, we called and asked to replace our bikes with e-bikes. Rad-Reisen called back and essentially said it would not be convenient for them to make the change. Trying to ride 50 miles into a strong headwind with the equivalent of a 7-speed bike is not good. I was sometimes limited to 11-14 km/hr (7-9 mph) because of the wind.
    6. We signed up for a bike-tour of Vienna and stayed an extra day in Vienna. That day there were 25,000 runners in the Vienna Marathon, so we asked to cancel the tour. We found that the tour had already been cancelled for us, but we did not know it.

    D. Summary.
    We have been traveling to Europe for many years and we are experienced with the logistics. Tripsite and Rad-Reisen are both good companies who are working to provide great experiences for travelers. We made some bad choices when we planned the trip and those were compounded by weather and equipment. It would have been better if Tripsite challenged our choice of a “Sport” trip, and if they provided the biking materials in advance. I support the Tripsite service as a valuable one for travelers. Our lesson: when planning a bike trip, take extra days and make sure to leave time for exploring.

  • Jennifer B. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    I loved riding through Grein and the Wachau Valley, just beautiful!

  • Darryl S. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We enjoyed the relaxed pace, mingling with local village people and enjoying what Austria and Germany had to offer. The guides for the bike route were excellent, we had local people enjoying the bike paths with us and gave us a chance to practice our german. The accommodation and meals were of a high standard, after a day in the saddle the "Hugo" cocktails where very refreshing to end the day.
    Thank you Tripsite for a great holiday.
    Darryl and Brigitte

  • Jerline S. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Fantastic trip!!! Everything went smoothly. Want to return and spend extra days in some of the places!

  • Florence B. 12 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is a great ride, if you use the right company. We used Tripsite, who contracted Austria Radreisen, not the company to use. We were told that Austria Redreisen would meet us at the hotel in Passau the day before the trip was to start...they did not show( a competitor company, Donau, spent 2 hours with their clients, in our hotel). We tried to contact Austria Radreisen at their 'emergency' number...no one answer/no answering machine. The day the tour was to start, they delivered two bikes which were extremely heavy, and with 7 speed changers....we had specifically ordered 21 speed hybrids. The bikes were delivered by the person who picked up the suitcases, and we were told by him that he had no knowledge of how the bikes worked...we were on our own to figure them out. In spite of being in good physical condition, we found the bikes very difficult to use, as they would not coast. After 2 days with the heavy bikes, we had to take a day off as we were exhausted. Read more… Thanks to the help of a receptionist at the Courtyard Marriot in Linz, the company delivered replacement 21 speed hybrids(which we should have received in the first place) at our next hotel (we had to take the train to get there), which we used with no problems the rest of the way. The hotels provided by the company were excellent, and the travel maps adequate. We certainly will not go with this company again when we plan our next bike tour.

    • Carla 9 months ago     Staff

      Hello Florence -
      Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about the confusion about the arrival meeting. As it states in our day-to-day information, an arrival meeting is based on your starting city. As you specifically requested start in Passau, there is no meeting included. We can, on request, try to organize this (for future reference). I cannot explain why you thought you had been given 7-speed bicycles. Our newer Bosch step-less gear bicycles had been delivered to you, which are not 7-speed bicycles. I'm sorry you were not satisfied with our bicycles. It's good to keep in mind that bicycles used on these tours are very good quality, but may be a bit heavier than what you are used to at home.
      Thank you again for your feedback. I hope we can assist you with your next cycling adventure and we'll do our best to avoid any surprises!
      Kind Regards,
      Carla at Tripsite

  • Diane W. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    The beautiful scenery along the river was the most memorable part of the trip. We also loved all the little cafes right by the path for lunch and breaks.

  • Maxine W. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We four had a blast biking thru vineyards. Nice flat well marked path.

  • Maxine W. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We four had a blast biking thru vineyards. Nice flat well marked path.

  • Sean B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part: Staying at the Hotel Schloss Durnstein

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