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.
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 Return to Passau, 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 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 per room *train trip Krems to Tulln *train transfer Vienna-Passau on day 8 *emergency hotline *1 bottle of wine per room *welcome drink in Passau