This popular Danube River bike and boat cycling holiday between Passau and Vienna aboard the comfortable river cruiser MS Prinzessin Katharina showcases the most impressive and beautiful section of the mighty river. Enjoy easy, daily cycle rides along the riverbank through spectacular scenery including the Danube Loop, and Wachau Valley.
Start in the impressive city of Passau on the German/Austrian border. If you have time we suggest a pre or post tour stay in this wonderful old town, which sits astride the confluence of three rivers – the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. On day two the adventure really begins as you cycle along an easy riverside bike path through gorgeous countryside and pretty villages. See the beautiful and serene Danube Loop before reboarding the boat and cruising downstream to the bustling riverside town of Linz where you will moor for the night.
Danube Loop at Schlögen
And so it continues – the following days slip by, a pleasant mix of easy, scenic cycling and relaxing on-board while the beautiful, timeless scenery drifts by. You can look forward to seeing wonderful, baroque buildings, monasteries and abbeys, the stunning Wachau Valley with its patchwork of vineyards and of course the wonderful city of Vienna.
The MS Prinzessin Katharina is an elegant and very comfortable river cruiser with a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. On the upper-deck there is a panoramic restaurant, a comfortable salon and two bars. There is also a partly covered sundeck complete with plenty of seating – perfect for watching the beautiful scenery drift by. This is an easy cycling holiday on level terrain following scenic, riverbank cycle paths.