Passau to Vienna Cycle Deluxe

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traveller reviews

  • We loved this ride! The accommodation experiences were sensational at some places, with Passau, Durnstein (in the old castle) and Stifft Ardagger (in a converted monastery) being stand out for the reason that their in house chefs produced degustation dinners from local produce with matching local wines and schnapps and the like. A perfect way to end the long day on the bike The ride was really enjoyable and incredibly beautiful. It was fun to be able to ride on both sides of the Danube (often crossing the river over the hydro power stations and lochs for the river cruise boats. The bikes were a dream and pick up and drop off in Vienna was very easy. I'm absolutely hooked in cycling in Europe G. Lind Yarraville, 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. At night stay in a range of 4-5 star hotels from modern charm to historic properties specially handpicked for their location and character.
brief itinerary
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
trip dates
Daily from 1 Apr 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 24 Mar 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: *8 breakfasts ACCOMMODATION: *8 nights in comfort rooms in 4-5 star hotels on a twin share basis with private facilities BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room *luggage transfer *emergency hotline 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)
Passau to Vienna Cycle Deluxe
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
9 days
trip code:
from US $1,360
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