A leisurely, long distance cycling holiday along the Danube from Passau in Germany, via Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia, to Budapest in Hungary. One river, two weeks, three capital cities, four countries and a lifetime of memories.
Spend twelve nights following the course of the mighty Danube river as it wends its way across Europe through vineyard-laden valleys, past elegant palaces, romantic ruins and intriguing, medieval towns and villages.
Dürnstein - Wachau Valley
Starting from Passau on the German/Austrian border, you’ll follow the river downstream past the majestic Danube Loop, the medieval city of Linz and through the stunning Wachau Valley. Along the way you can stop to explore charming, riverside villages such as Grein, Spitz, Weißkirchen and Dürnstein. At times you will cycle through open plains and meadows while other stretches lead you through steep-sided valleys lined with cascading vineyard terraces. Elegant Vienna has much to see as does convivial and welcoming Bratislava. Exciting Budapest waits at the end of the tour, a fitting finale to your trans-European adventure.
The route is mostly flat but with the odd incline along the way. You’ll be cycling on well-maintained cycle paths and some quiet country lanes. Around cities there may be short sections along busy roads.