Individual arrival. Use the remaining time on a city tour or get to know the “City of Three Rivers” on a boat cruise (not included) or simply go for a stroll through the picturesque old part of town. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrivals in the next morning.
Passau - Schlögener Loop
Start the first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and you can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180-degree bend.
Schlögener Loop - Linz
There are small ferries between the banks. Enjoy the special experience of riding past the many ferries along the riverbanks as you continue to cycle through the Eferdinger Valley to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Enjoy the summer evenings with a stroll through the enchanting old part of town.
Linz - Strudengau
An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is highly recommended and worthwhile in any case. This leg guides you through beautiful meadows and quite back countries while passing the Celtic village Mitterkirchen, rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the romantic castle of Clam. Toward the end of the day, you reach the gorgeous Baroque village of Grein. There, is the oldest theatre in Austria, which is awaiting your royal visit.
Strudengau - Nibelungengau
Today’s tour is enjoyed by cycling through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Taferl. From the distance the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk greets you.
Nibelungengau - Krems/surroundings
Another highlight on this tour is the chance to cycle through the magnificent Wachau. A landscape where you will find terraced vineyards, apricot groves interspersed with castles, palaces and monasteries. There is also the possibility to take a break off your bike and relax on a short boat excursion. On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Dürnstein. Through these charming villages you will see quaint alluring taverns, which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best.
Krems/surroundings - Vienna
You will depart from this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region by train. After arriving in Tulln, you ride your bike directly through the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and pass through “The Gates of Vienna”. Along the way don’t forget to visit the impressive monastery in Klosterneuburg and then continue on to the “City of Music”, Vienna.
Vienna - Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings
Not far from Vienna begins an untouched alluvial landscape and a Nature Reserve of stunning and diverse Flora and Fauna. Enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet, only interrupted by the twittering chirps of birds. The ancient Romans have left their prints and also have relaxed in the nice warm water of Bad Deutsch Altenburg. The Archaeological Park of Carnuntum is waiting to take you into an exciting journey of the past.
Bad Deutsch Altenburg/surroundings - Bratislava
Nestled between the hills of Hainburg and the Carpathian Mountains, you cycle on to Europe’s youngest capital, Bratislava. The Slovakia capital has an enchanting sleepy old town parallel to magnificent modern-day buildings.
Bratislava - Szigetköz - Györ
The landscape of the Szigetköz is an idyllic paradise for birds and fish. In the midst of this wild and untouched landscape with more than 500 tiny islands you will find farming villages and a labyrinth of countless Danube creeks. After a short train ride you reach Györ with its beautiful Baroque-style old town.
Györ - Komarom/surroundings
Take a look to the National Stud of Babolna which is the world famous Arabian horse breeding and is defiantly worth a visit. While you are visiting the Studs and the Stud Museum you can catch a glimpse of some secrets Hungarian horse breeding techniques and methods. After cycling through the lush rolling hills into the village of Komarom, you will find your accommodation in the favourite village of renowned King Matthias.
The cycle distance is between 45 and 73 km
Komarom/surroundings - Danube bend region
Cycle along the banks of the Slovakian Danube on low-traffic roads through quaint and quintessential villages. On your way to the “Town of Bishops and Kings”, Esztergom, also known as the „Hungarian Rome“ or “Royal City”, you pass the Roman fort of Kelemantia. Highlight of the day will be the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest Catholic cathedral in Hungary with it´s beautiful view.
The cycle distance is between 35 and 50 km.
Danube Bend region - Budapest
Amidst the hilly landscape, the river Danube divides itself into parts creating the Szentendre-Island. On this island, you cycle through typical Hungarian villages. Szentendre is famous for its numerous handicraft boutiques and the Open-air Museum of Skanzen. A few particular highlights include some of the most famous attractions in Budapest. During your boat ride (Cat.B) to Budapest you´ll enjoy the beautiful view of Budapest´s most popular sights.
Enjoy this day in the metropolis city of Budapest. Departure by scheduled bus daily at 11.30 a.m., arrival in Vienna approx. 2.30 p.m. The return is also comfortably possible by speedboat (extra charge). In Vienna you have to change to your onward journey to Passau. By train (season 1+2) or by bus (season 3). We recommend an extra night in Vienna so you can highly enjoy this great city and won’t have any stress with transfers. Schedules subject to change!