This flat stretch of the Danube which is free of traffic and packed full of attractions, is an ideal introduction to cycle touring for all of the family. There is plenty of variety including a donkey adventure, boat rides on the Danube, historic sites such as the Melk Monastery and beautiful landscapes that will inspire children and adults alike. The path is completely paved and follows the river for most of the itinerary. The picturesque riverside region of the Wachau Valley leads you to the town of Spitz. From there you can visit Melk by boat, have some fun at the donkey farm and explore the surrounds. On arrival in Vienna there is a world of music and food for all to embrace.
DAY 1 Arrive Linz DAY 2 Cycle to Mitterkirchen (43km / 26.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle past castles and ruins en route to Strudengau or surroundings (43km / 26.5mi) DAY 4 Cycle through the Wachau Valley (49km / 30.5mi) DAY 5 Free day DAY 6 Cycle to Tulln with boat or train ride (40km / 25mi) DAY 7 Cycle along the Danube to Vienna (35km / 21.5mi) DAY 8 Transfer to Linz, trip concludes
Daily from 1 Apr to 21 Oct
A high season supplement applies for departures from 20 May to 29 Sep. A mid season supplement applies for departures from 15 Apr to 19 May and 30 Sep to 13 Oct.
*7 breakfasts, 6 dinners *7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *bicycle with 21 gears and pannier (7 speed bikes, electric bike, childrens bikes, trail-a-bike and children trailers - max 2 children, 60kgs - on request, supplement applies for electric bikes) *luggage transfer (1 bag pp, 20kg max) *information pack including route notes and maps per room *one ride on the Ferris Wheel at Prater Park Vienna *emergency hotline *ferry ride Spitz-Arnsdorf incl. bikes *child-friendly hotel equipment (playroom, playground or garden) *train ride Vienna-Linz (bike transfer excluded) *boat ride Spitz to Krems including bike (in low season by train Krems to Tulln)