Four ways to explore Austria’s Danube Bicycle Path
Offering care-free cycling on a dedicated, paved bicycle path, tours along the Danube take cycle tourists through picturesque medieval towns, lush farmlands, and sprawling vineyards—the full European experience along a leisurely route that is perfect for families and first-time cycle tourists.
The typical tour is one week and begins in Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” and ends in Vienna, Austria’s capital and a top tourist destination, where many clients choose to spend a few extra days. Another plus: the prices are great if you are on a budget, with self-guided tours starting under $800 for one week, which includes hotels, breakfasts, luggage transfers, detailed maps, route information and a service hotline in case any questions or problems arise.
Tours along the Danube take several forms. Here are four of our most popular options:
- With extra services, to make cycling easier than ever. The Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Service Plus) tour is the service-oriented version of the typical one week tour offers clients a few added bonuses such as a GPS console and a cell phone to use if you ever need help or get lost along the route. Guided and self-guided options available.
- With luxe lodgings. The Danube Bike Path 8 Nights (Upscale Lodging) is a self-guided tour from Passau to Vienna for cycle tourists who want a bit more luxury. The itinerary includes some of the best hotels in the region, so you can play hard and rest hard each day.
- By bike and by boat. On this Bike and Boat tour, cycle tourists stay on a comfortable boat (cabins with shower, toilet, and air conditioning), while cycling at different locales on the Danube Bike Path each day. Cyclists (or non-cyclists) have the option each day to take a break and travel by boat to the next destination.
- With your family. The Danube Family Tour offers shorter daily distances, due in part to scheduled boat rides along the route on many days, features stays in family-friendly hotels, and incorporates kid-friendly attractions and activities such as a fairytale ride on the grotto railway, visits to zoos and an adventure park, and a ride on the giant Ferris wheel in Vienna.
BikeTours.com has a page dedicated to the Danube Bike Path that includes regional highlights and links to some of our top tours- click here to learn more!