Danube - Leisurely Linz to Vienna

Hotel & Bike 7 nights


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Why we love this tour

"Take your time to explore the World Heritage Wachau region on this leisurely tour that includes a rest day in the middle. This tour is a great option for families with flat easy cycling and plenty to keep the kids entertained. "

The worlds’ oldest Ferris wheel

UNESCO landscapes and historic cities

Music, culture and family fun in Vienna

Flat, easy cycling with a rest day

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Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Families, Riverside Routes

Pedal through the Austrian Danube Valley on a flat, paved cycle path that’s ideal for first-timers and children. This family friendly cycle week begins in UNESCO-listed Linz and takes you east to Vienna. Pedaling beside the riverbank for much of the route, you’ll follow the Danube as it flows downstream, staying in farmhouses, rural guesthouses and child-friendly hotels en route. The cycling is broken up with places to visit and ferry trips so little legs will have several opportunities to rest and recoup.

Throughout your holiday, you’ll have lots of opportunities for family fun, from donkey rides and boat trips to Ferris wheels and river swims. When you pedal through the Machland region, you can step back in time at the Celtic open-air museum. The waterpark in Ardagger is always a hit, and the World Heritage Wachau Valley is a highlight on day five – you’ll have a full day here to swim in the Danube, visit castles and museums, or sample the local wines. As you ride through Austria, you’ll pass orchards, monasteries, grand castles and vast vineyards. When you arrive in Vienna, expect waltzes, concertos, street performers and more, before taking the train back to Linz.


3 & 4 star hotels and inns

We use a pool of a mix of family friendly 3 & 4 star hotels and inns  to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation is child friendly with playroom, playground or garden. 

Family friendly 3 & 4 star hotels and inns

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in family friendly 3 & 4 star hotels and inns 

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (One piece per person, maximum 20kg)

Maps and route information  (1 set per room) 

Local contact number for assistance

Ferry from Spitz - Arnsdorf (incl. bike) 

Boat trip from Spitz - Krems (incl. bike) - or train from Kerms - Tulln (before 30 May & after 28 August)

Viennese Ferris Wheel ride

Free Wifi in all hotels 

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets (can be purchased in advance)

Local taxes (approx. 1 to 2.5 Euros per person per night) 

​Cots can incur a local charge

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bikes are provided with a pannier and an odometer. Per room you will also receive a handlebar bag and a lock.

Hybrid bike

21 gears




Kids bike


Child trailer


Tag-along bike


Child seat



(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4 star Linz B&B - 2 share
4 star Linz B&B - single
4 star Vienna B&B - 2 share
4 star Vienna B&B - single

Other Extras


Helmet purchase - must be booked in advance

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half board



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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Vienna, then Take the train (ÖBB) to Linz. 

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Brussels, change for Frankfurt am Main or Zurich and change for Linz.

How do I get back?

Take the train (ÖBB) to the airport, then fly from Vienna.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.


Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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