Blue Danube Cycle

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traveller reviews

  • There was a lot of trip information which was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, bikes were excellent quality. C. Schultz Qld. Australia
  • We have just returned from our Europe holiday which included your Passau to Vienna bike tour and offer the following comments: Arrangements: instructions for arrival and instructions from staff at the first hotel were excellent. They clearly were familiar with the procedures and had vouchers etc ready. Accommodation: the hotels selected were better than had been expected and were something of a surprise - we had opted to upgrade the hotel accommodation, choosing the mid-range offering. A couple of hotels were difficult to access for some of the group (steep hills & out of town). The hotel at Traismauer proved difficult to locate and some other riders struggled with the distance because the previous hotel was also out of town. Meals: were much better than expected. Bikes: were solid, reliable and adequate for the riding undertaken. No breakdowns were experienced. The course: although we experienced unseasonal hot weather (39degrees) was not taxing and easily handled. The maps and instructions provided were excellent although details for finding the hotel accommodation were challenging. We used an Ipad with Austrian maps to guide us once in towns. Overall: A wonderful experience. We chose Utracks because of our good experiences with an earlier booking and would recommend this tour. J. Mulcahy. QLD, Australia
  • My Husband and I are both in our sixties and have wonderful memories of our cycle trip down The Danube, especially cycling through the Wachau Valley on the 1st of May. The trip also gave us a wonderful sense of achievement. Thank You. L Schrey New Zealand
  • This was our first self-guided trip. It was a great experience in a safe environment. The cycle rides in the tranquil settings were magic. Mr R and Mrs B Hooker Hastings, New Zealand
Follow the winding route of the Danube and discover the lively history of one of Europe's most important rivers. Cycle past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to Vienna. From Germany, follow the Danube eastward into Austria, across the fertile plains of the Wachau Valley, where vineyards climb the slopes to imposing medieval monasteries perched atop hills between Melk and Krems. Wind past castle ruins and apricot orchards before reaching the capital of Austria, where you can take in a performance of the "Blue Danube" waltz, the melody that evokes Vienna the world over.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Join Passau (Germany) DAY 2 Cycle through countryside to Engelhartszell and onto Schlögen (45km) DAY 3 Cycle past Aschach and Wilhering to Linz (53km) DAY 4 Cycle to Grein via Burg Clam Castle (60km) DAY 5 To Melk famous for its imposing Benedictine Monastery (51km) DAY 6 Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems (40/55km) DAY 7 To Vienna including train journey (39km) DAY 8 Return to Passau, trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 28 Mar to 17 Oct
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A discount applies for late season departures from 3 to 17 Oct. The first Saturday of each month is our group self guided departure. Where possible we will match same gender singles on these departures.

what's included
*7 breakfasts, 6 dinners *7 nights in 2-3 star hotels (Category C) on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade available to 3-4 star (Cat B) & 4 star (Cat A) hotels - supplement applies) *bicycle with 21 gears and pannier (7 speed bikes and children trailers (max 2 children, 60kgs) on request; electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes & maps *train trip Krems/Traismauer to Tulln *train transfer Vienna-Passau on day 8 *emergency hotline *1 bottle of wine per room *welcome drink in Passau
AT A GLANCE
Blue Danube Cycle
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
duration:
8 days
trip code:
DBC
2015 PRICING
from US $1,190
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