Similar to our classic Passau to Vienna tour but spread over 9 nights instead or 7, this more leisurely option allows you to cycle the whole route between Passau and Vienna without the help of boat or train rides along the way. On this relaxed itinerary you’ll do about 27 miles (43 kms) per day and see the most beautiful stretches of the Danube River.
There’s plenty to see on this easy Danube cycling holiday that offers a pleasant mix of historic cities, charming medieval villages and sublime natural beauty. The daily routes are quite short allowing ample time to soak up the local atmosphere and visit places of interest along the way. You’ll be following a dedicated cycle path beside the river on mostly level terrain making this an ideal holiday for families and first-timers.
The above video above was shot in July 2018 and depicts the sights and scenes along the route.
You can opt to cycle on either side of the river along this route and your guide book will describe both options as well as giving the pros and cons of each. Of course there are bridges at various intervals as well as charming little bike ferries that will allow you to cross to the other bank.
Highlights include the panoramic beauty of the Danube Loop, the picture-perfect villages and vineyards of the Wachau Valley and the historic cities of Passau, Linz and Vienna. Of course, the other highlight is the simple pleasure of freewheeling along, enjoying the scenery and wondering what is around the next bend. There’s no rush so stop where you like to explore, enjoy a drink or just a well earned rest.
Easy cycling that can be enjoyed by everyone.