Blue Danube Cycle

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traveller reviews

  • Great way to see many historic towns and cities along the Danube, at your own pace, and sample the various foods at small cafes and restaurants along the way, meet the locals, plus a real motivation to keep fit. P & L. Adkins. Springwood, QLD. Australia
  • Six great days of riding through the Bavarian and Austrian countryside following the path of the fantastic Danube. Our trip, our pace. M. Mead. Australind, WA, Australia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • There was a lot of trip information which was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, bikes were excellent quality. C. Schultz Qld. Australia
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 (41km/25.5mi) DAY 3 Cycle past Aschach and Wilhering to Linz (55km/34mi) DAY 4 Cycle to Grein and Strudengau via Burg Clam Castle (60km/37mi) DAY 5 To Nibelungengau and visit Melk famous for its imposing Benedictine Monastery (50km/31mi) DAY 6 Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems (50km/31mi) DAY 7 To Vienna including train journey (40km/25mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates
Daily from 24 Mar to 20 Oct
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A high season supplement applies for departures from 28 Apr to 14 Sep. A mid season supplement applies for departures from 1 to 6 Apr and 15 to 28 Sep. Departures with overnights in Vienna on 25 May, 30 Jun, 1 Jul, and 21 to 30 Sep are on request only due to local conventions.

what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts, 6 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *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) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room *luggage transfer *emergency hotline TRANSPORT: *train trip Krems to Tulln EQUIPMENT: *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) PLUS: *1 bottle of wine per room *welcome drink in Passau
Blue Danube Cycle
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
8 days
trip code:
from US $950
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