Danube - Leisurely Passau to Vienna Bike Tour

Hotel & Bike 9 nights

VISITING: Germany, Austria

Why we love this tour

"See the Danube at a more leisurely pace with plenty of time to sight see & explore. If you're a lover of nature, this is the tour for you! The stunning scenery of the Great Loop shouldn't be missed."

Dramatic beauty of the Great Loop and Wachau's historic landmarks

Stunning architecture in the unique cities of Vienna, Linz and Enns

Authentic river-towns and winemaking villages

Leisurely cycling with no more than three hours of biking each day

Departs any day
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Fly to
Good for
Families, Multi-Country, Riverside Routes, Solo

Tour along the lush riverbanks of the Danube, from the pretty river-town of Passau, to Vienna in Austria. With daily cycles lasting no more than three hours you can enjoy the Danube at your own pace, stopping off for lazy picnics or long lunches in waterside towns. Natural beauty and historic monuments are firm features of this tour – Austria’s oldest city, the dramatic scenery of the Great Loop and the castles of Wachau are some of the best bits.

As you pedal beside neat vineyards and wooded riverbanks, you’ll pass enchanting towns and winemaking villages, with lots of opportunities to try the local wines. When you pedal into the cultural capital of Linz and the musical streets of Vienna, take your time to explore the authentic art galleries and fascinating museums or relax in the tempting cafes with Vienese coffee and delicious pastries.


3 & 4* Hotels and Inns

We use a pool of 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 often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

A mix of 3* and 4* hotels and inns

Breakfast included, half board available (at extra cost excluding Vienna)

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day


What's included

Price includes

9 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels and inns

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

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

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Local assistance if required

Welcome drink upon arrival in Passau

1 x Bottle of wine per room in Wachau

Train ride Krems to Vienna including bike

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets 

Local Taxes approx 1-3 Euros pp/night

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

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

Hybrid bike




Kids bike


Child trailer


Child seat



(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4 star Passau B&B - 2 sharing
4 star Passau B&B - single
4 star Vienna B&B - 2 sharing
4 star Vienna B&B - single

Other Extras


Helmet purchase (must be booked in advance)

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half board (excluding Vienna - B&B only - price per person)



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Friendly service with expert knowledge

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Full financial protection

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, Linz or Munich then take the train (ÖBB) to Passau.

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

How do I get back?

Depart from Passau or Vienna then take the train (ÖBB) to your return airport, flying from Vienna, Linz or Munich

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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