Danube - Donaueschingen to Passau

Hotel & Bike 13 nights


Why we love this tour

"Twelve days of cycling along varied landscape starting in the historic town of Donaueschingen which sits at the confluence of the Danube’s two sources. If you've cycled from Passau to Vienna already this tour will be the perfect next step."

Chalk cliffs, forested hills and green meadows

Half-timbered villages, vibrant river-towns and UNESCO cities

Roman ruins, castles galore and magnificent monasteries

Twelve days of leisurely cycling, e-bikes available

Easy to Moderate
Departs any day
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Fly to
Good for
Riverside Routes

Experience the authentic villages, magnificent cities and ever-changing landscapes of the River Danube as it meanders across Southern Germany from its source to the romantic city of Passau. Touring along the Danube cycle path and quiet country roads, the cycling is undemanding but if 12-days in the saddle sounds like a lot, opt for an electric bike. Follow the river as it flows past green plateaux and snakes between chalky cliffs. On day two it disappears into the rock and bursts back out through limestone river-cliffs a few days later.

The crooked houses and contemporary architecture of Ulm are a highlight halfway through and the World Heritage landmarks in Regensburg are magnificent. Vibrant towns and half-timbered villages are perfect for pit-stops and, as you pedal alongside the riverbanks, look up to see baroque monasteries, Roman ruins and fairytale castles.


3* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 star 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.

13 nights in 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

13 nights accommodation: 3 star hotels

Board Basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and route information (one set per room)  - GPS tracks available

Entrance - Sigmaringen Castle and guided tour

Entrance - Ulm Minster steeple

Entrance - Museum Mobile Ingolstadt

Boat trip Weltenburg - Kelheim including bikes

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax (small charge, payable locally)

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, bike computer and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. Child tag-alongs, trailers and bike seats available on request.

Hybrid bike

27 or 8 gear with pannier



8 gear with pannier


Child bike

20, 24 or 26 inch wheels



(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Ulm/Regensburg - double room (bed & breakfast)
Ulm/Regensburg - single room (bed & breakfast)
Donaueschingen - double room (bed & breakfast)
Donaueschingen - single room (bed and breakfast)
Passau - double room (bed & breakfast)
Passau - single room (bed & breakfast)


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Friendly service with expert knowledge

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Easy to book and pay online

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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 Munich or Zurich, then take the train (Bahn) to Donaueschingen.

Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Paris, change for Karlsruhe and change for Donaueschingen.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Bahn) from Passau, then fly from Munich or Zurich.

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.

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