Danube - Passau to Budapest

Hotel & Bike 13 nights

VISITING: Germany, Austria, Hungary

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Why we love this tour

"Two weeks of gentle cycling taking in the cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Choose from two categories of accommodation for your stops along the Danube. Stopping to take a photo or two in front of the basilica of Esztergom is a must-do!"

Diverse riverbank scenery from wild islands to fairytale castles

Wooded slopes, reedy reserves and green hills

Magnificent cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

Two weeks of gentle cycling on easy terrain with the option of e-bikes

Save 5% off the tour price when booked two months before departure - discount applied when we confirm your tour

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
364miles/586km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior, Comfort
Departs
Mon, Sat, Sun
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
AU017
Fly to
Munich
Good for
Multi-Country, Riverside Routes, Solo
Return
Budapest

Discover the Danube’s ever-changing landscapes as you follow the river on this 14-day tour from the German town of Passau and through Austria to Budapest, in Hungary. The cycle path is mostly flat but if 12 days sounds like a lot of pedalling, opt for an electric bike. Riding along green riverbanks and through forests, you’ll pass bird-filled wetlands, wooded slopes and the Great Loop, where the Danube meanders 180-degrees.

As you tour downstream, you’ll pass wild island reserves, quaint farming villages and fairytale castles which rise above the riverbanks. Cycling into the musical city of Vienna makes for a magnificent halfway highlight and look forward to setting foot in one of Europe’s youngest capital cities, Bratislava, towards the second half of the tour. Experience all this before arriving in the romantic river city of Budapest – one of Europe’s most beautiful and vibrant capitals.

Accommodation

Category A ( 3* and 4* hotels)

We use a pool of 3* and 4* hotels 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 4* hotels and high standard 3* hotels

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

Category B ( 3* hotels & inns)

We use a pool of quaint inns and 3* hotels (4* hotels in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest) 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.

Quaint inns, 3* hotels and pensions. 4* hotels in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

13 nights accommodation in the category of your choice

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (Up to 2 pieces of luggage per person, max 20kg. Max 30kg per person)

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

One bottle of wine per room in Wachau

One tasting session of regional products

Welcome drink in Passau

Train journey: Krems - Tulln (incl. bike)

Train journey: Mosonmagyarovar - Györ (incl. bike)

Ship or train: Szentendre - Budapest, depending on date 

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Cycle helmets (from €20, payable locally)

Tourist tax where applicable

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bikes are provided with a pannier and a lock (hybrid bikes also have an odometer). Per room you will also receive a handlebar bag.

Hybrid bike

21 gears

£127

E-bike

£277

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

4 star Vienna B&B - 2 share
£120
4 star Vienna B&B - single
£87
4 star Passau B&B - 2 share (Cat A)
£120
4 star Passau B&B - single (Cat A)
£87
4 star Budapest B&B - 2 share (Cat A)
£114
4 star Budapest B&B - single (Cat A)
£102
3 star Passau B&B - 2 share (Cat B)
£102
3 star Passau B&B - single (Cat B)
£71
4 star Budapest B&B - 2 share (Cat B)
£92
4 star Budapest B&B - single (Cat B)
£78

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet purchase - must be booked in advance

£29
Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board - Category A

£309

Half Board - Category B (excluding Vienna)

£234
Airport transfers

One-way Munich to Passau on Day 1 - per person (shared transfer, max. wait 60 minutes)

£69
Transfers

Bus ticket Budapest - Vienna

£25

Train ticket Vienna - Passau

£44

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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 Munich, Linz or Vienna, then Take the train (ÖBB) from any of the above airports 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?

Transfer to Vienna from Budapest and then take the train (ÖBB) to Passau, then Fly from Budapest, Munich, Linz or Vienna.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

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.

What are the average temperatures for this tour?
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