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. At night stay in a range of 4-5 star hotels from modern charm to historic properties specially handpicked for their location and character.
DAY 1 Join Passau (Germany) DAY 2 Cycle through countryside to Engelhartszell and onto Schlögen (45km / 28mi) DAY 3 Cycle past Aschach and Wilhering to Linz (55km / 34mi) DAY 4 Cycle to Ardagger with overnight in an old monastery (55km / 34mi) DAY 5 Through the Strudengau region to Melk famous for its imposing Benedictine Monastery (53km / 33mi) DAY 6 Cycle through Wachau and on to Durnstein (35km / 22mi) DAY 7 Continue to the Roman town of Tulln (49km / 30.5mi) DAY 8 To Vienna, the Austrian capital and city of Waltz (35km / 22mi) DAY 9 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.
*8 breakfasts *8 nights in comfort rooms in 4-5 star hotels on a twinshare basis with private facilities *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 or bus transfer Vienna-Passau on day 9 *emergency hotline