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 enroute 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.
DAY 1 Join Passau (Germany) DAY 2 Cycle through countryside to Engelhartszell and onto Schlogen (44km) 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 or 55km) DAY 7 To Vienna including train journey (39km) DAY 8 Return to Passau, trip concludes
Daily departures from 13 Apr to 12 Oct
High season is from 27 Apr to 27 Sep and a supplement applies. The first Saturday of each month is our group self guided departure. Where possible we will match same gender singles on these departures.
*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 (B) & 4 star (A) hotels - supplement applies) *bicycle with 21 gears and pannier (7 speed bikes and children trailers (max 2 children, 60kgs) on request) *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 at the hotel in Passau