Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Danube Cycle Path
From Passau to Budapest
from 1,020 €
13 days / 12 nights, 3/4* hotels
Web code AT071
every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 2.05 to 21.09.20
Price per person
1.020 € 3/4* hotels
- 12 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast buffet
- Travel Guide and Maps
- GPS data
- Train ticket Mosonmagyaróvàr – Györ (bike included)
- Luggage transportation
- Hotline service
- Transport to and from departure point
- Entrance fees to tourist attractions
- Anything that is not mentioned under included
- local taxes
- extra transport
Supplements per person
325 € single room
215 € half board (beverages and dinner in Vienna not included)
145 € rental bike
320 € E-bike
70 € transfer Budapest – Passau by train
40 € transfer Munich Airport – Passau by train
80 € private transfer Munich Airport – Passau
Extra night in double/single room (B&B):
70/105 € in Vienna
55/95 € in Budapest
Day by Day
Individual arrival in Passau. Don’t miss a stroll in the city centre and visit its dome famous for hosting the oldest pipe organ in the world.
2. Passau – Wesenufer/ Schlögen (45 km)
Your first cycling day will lead you through the Engelhartszell valley which had been chiseled in the Bavarian Forest. You will pass castles and quiet villages, the highlight being the Trappist convent of Engelhartszell, founded in 1293. You will cross the Danube by ferry by paying directly on the spot and reaching your hotel in Wesenufer or Schlögen.
3. Schlögen – Linz (60 km)
Once passed Aschach, which once held a very important market, head to Eferding, reign of the Nibelungen, with its famous Stahemberg castle. The ancient Wilhering Cistercian abbey dominates this area and leads you nicely on to Linz. Visit its Baroque city centre and its huge square where the Martinkirche, still beautifully preserved, is the oldest church in Austria. You can also visit the botanic gardens, with over ten thousand plans varieties.
4. Linz – Persenbeug (70 km)
Your cycling day will be immersed in the lush green landscape until you reach Grein. Before that you will admire what’s called ‘the eye of the needle’ a very narrow stretch of the the river, which used to be feared by sailors overlooked by the majestic castle tower of Greinburg. On the way you will pass the Habsburg castle in Persenbeug, a small village where you will spend the night.
5. Persenbeug– Krems (60 km)
Today you will cycle to Melk and its famous abbey. Your cycling tour continues through the Wachau valley covered in vineyards. Proceed to the romantic Dürnstein hosting the castle where Richard Lionheart was imprisoned. Your destination of the day is Krems, a quiet town on the left side of the river where you can visit the museum of wine.
6. Krems – Vienna (70 km)
Start your cycling day heading towards Tulln, which hosts the Egon Schiele museum dedicated to the famous Austrian painter. You will cycle through the Wienerwald, the Viennese woodland before you reach the imperial city, where you will spend the last night of your tour.
Discover Vienna's most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike you will be able to admire Vienna’s most impressive architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard, the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and of course the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus".
8. Vienna – Bratislava (70 km)
Follow the bike path through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ and the slopes of the Little Carpathians till you reach the coronation city of Bratislava, were you can explore its hidden alleyways and corners.
9. Bratislava – Mosonmagyróvàr (45 km)
Cycle on the beautiful bike path to the Slovakian/Hungarian border. Through the untouched landscape of “Schüttinsel” to Mosonmagyaróvàr.
10. Mosonmagyróvàr – Komárno (65 km)
By train to Györ. By bike to the Slovakian/Hungarian
border. Along beautiful dam and embankment paths to the fortress town Komárom/Komárno.
11. Komárno – Esztergom/Visegrád (55/70 km)
Past the Roman fort Kelemantia along the very beautiful dam trail to Esztergom where the gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church – will impress you. Your destination for today is Esztergom or further on to Visegrád.
12. Esztergom/Visegrád – Budapest (60/45 km)
Through the “Donauknie” (Danube knee) to Szentendre with its lively atmosphere and interesting art scene. The entrance to Budapest, Hungary's capital is impressive. Enjoy Budapest to discover many of the highlights of this beautiful city.
After breakfast your cycling tour ends.
The itinerary may be subject to unexpected changes before and/or during your holiday, due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as: extreme weather conditions, unannounced road or repair works or law enforcements.
The Passau to Vienna cycling trail along the Danube river is one of the most famous and popular ones in Europe, because of its lack of difficulty which makes it accessible to any cyclist. It’s so well sign posted that you will not get lost. The Danube river will be right by your side to guide you all along anyhow. When you plan your visits to points of interest be aware that some of the vilages on either side of the river are not very well connected as bridges and ferries are not that frequent.
As you proceed from Vienna to Budapest the road quality varies because the cycling trail is mostly on the Austrian side while in Slovachia and Hungary you will mostly cycle on low traffic roads. Also the road signs are not near as frequent, nonetheless it won’t be difficult to follow your itinerary, which is a bit more hilly as well.
How to get there
The closest airport to Passau is Munich. You will have to then commute to Passau by train (more information on: www.bahn.com). You can book a private transfer from Munich airport (from 2 people).
Ask for a free airfare quote upon booking.
Find schedules and connections at www.bahn.com
If you drive you can leave your car by our Infopoint in Kapuzinerstraße 46 Passau for free. You can also leave your car near the train station, Bahnhofstraße 1, for 5 € per day.
Accommodation and meals
The tour includes:
- 12 overnights in a 3/4* hotel
- breakfast every day
It’s possible to book:
- 3 course dinner which will usually have a fixed menu or it can possibly be a buffet dinner (no drinks included). It is not possible to book the dinner in Vienna.
The first day is dedicated to your arrival and first overnight. There will be no cycling.
Please be aware:
- your hotel list is included in your final document
- because of organizational reasons you might be lodged in a building adjacent to the hotel or in a different hotel of the same category
- 3/4 star hotels don't necessarily offer AC and/or elevator depending on the country.
- some hotels might ask for a credit card deposit that will be released once you check out
- not all hotels can guarantee double rooms with separate beds, you could find a double bed with separate matresses.
- triple room will have added one single bed.
Bikes and accessories
In this tour you can rent:
- 21-speed-Unisex trekking bike freewheel.
- 7-speed-Unisex bike, backpedal.
- E-bike. 21-24 gears with 28" for people between 160 – 190 cm
All rental bikes are equipped with:
- 20 l panniers
Helmets are mandatory in Slovakia, also for adults. In Austria they are mandatory only for children until 14 years old.
Upon settlement of the payment a few days before departure, you will receive via email the following:
- Vacation Voucher
- Tour Notes
- Final Tour Details
- Hotel list
On site you will receive:
- hotel vouchers
- rental bike vouchers
- train ticket Mosonmagyaróvàr – Györ
- luggage labels
- Bikeline “Danube cycle path” with the detailled maps and description of the itinerary
If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us.
By your side
For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
- office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
- emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00 which will be specified in the Final Tour Details.
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