Day 1: | Arrival to Passau, Germany, Transfer to your hotel
Arrival to the starting point of this bike tour in Passau Germany, with its impressive cathedral housing the biggest church organ of the world. Overnight in Passau. We will meet you for an orientation meeting tonight at 6pm at your hotel to go over the route book, set up the bikes, show you the GPS and cell phone and answer any last minute questions. We will give you suggestions for dinner and discuss all the suggestions you will have in your tour in the week ahead! Dinner on your own afterward.
The Hotel is located directly on the Danube, at a premium location in the heart of old town Passau. Romantic walkways with a Southern flair lead you to picturesque jewels of architecture and frequently visited sights. The Hotel Residence was lovingly historically renovated from the structure of a four hundred year old mercantile house, keeping in mind the requirements of a modern hotel, of course. One can feel the living history of Passau in this old structure. Interested visitors can learn a lot about the structure’s diverse and eventful history from the in-house chronicles. Due to the hotel’s central location you can find many restaurants and eateries which serve food and drinks to please every palate. Our employees are happy to help you with recommendations.
Day 2: | Ride from Passau to Schlogen (44 km / 27 miles)
From it´s origins as a raftsman´s hostelery, our establishment has grown into a comfortable, modern, yet tradition-conscious hotel that offers its guests a wide variety of ways of spending their stay in the Upper Danube Valley.
Day 3: | Ride from Schlogen to Linz (53 km / 33 miles)
Hotel Wolfinger is located in Linz’s beautiful main square, which has a history that extends back to the 15th century. The hotel gracefully combines progress and tradition – incorporating the comfort and convenience of a 3-star city hotel as well as the charm of historical stone walls, right in the center of Linz.
Day 4: | Ride from Linz to Grein (65 km / 40 miles)
Our hotel is a classic home with an intimate, family-style ambience. It is located on the Main Square in the center of Grein. Its proximity to the bicycle lane that runs along the Danube makes it ideally located for cyclists touring the Danube area. The hotel is also ideally located for guests interested in cultural events; the Municipal Theater is right next door and historic Grein Castle is relatively close by. Each of our hotel's rooms is tastefully decorated and equipped with a complete private bathroom, television, telephone and safe for valuables.
Day 5: | Ride from Grein to Melk (51km / 32 miles)
This hotel-restaurant has been family-owned for 4 generations. Located in the city center with its own restaurant, in-house sauna, it is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay. Don't forget to try their ice-cream, known as the best in Melk!
Day 6: | Ride from Melk to Tulln (76 km / 47 miles)
Located in the "town in bloom" Tulln, the Nibelungenhof offers a unique mediterranean ambience. We are a small and charming hotel and would like to invite our guests to relax along the Danube river. Our house has been totally renovated in October 2005 and has now 18 individually furnished rooms to offer. Hotel Nibelungenhof in Tulln On sunny days you can relax on our summer terrace.
Day 7: | Ride from Tulln to Vienna (38 km / 24 miles)
Experience Vienna in its most personal ambiance! Courtyard terrace, Hotel Austria Look forward to your stay in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our 3 star hotel, personally guided and designed meticulously and lovingly, situated right in the heart of Vienna. Our hotel lies in the midst of the historical Old City of Vienna, only a short walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg and the famous shopping streets. Lie down in one of our 46 comfortable and peaceful rooms, equipped with free wireless LAN (WI-FI) hotspot, a 5 language cable-TV, a telephone with mailbox, an extensive minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and most of all, a uniquely individual ambiance!
Day 8: | Departure Day
Austria - Passau to Vienna 7 nights
|Double Occupancy 2 persons||1320 euros/person||1657 euros/person|
|Double Occupancy 4 persons||1280 Euros/person||1607 Euros/person|
|Double Occupancy 6 persons||1260 Euros/person||1587 Euros/person|
|Single supplement||350 Euros/person||540 Euros/person|
|Hybrid Bike rental||115 Euros||115 Euros|
- 7 nights lodging in superior quality inns or small hotels included
- Breakfast daily (usually a hot/cold buffet)
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Local emergency support throughout the trip
- Cell phone rental (for local calls only - to our support)
- Transportation as in program
- Orientation on day 1 with bike set up
- Road books with maps, cue sheets, and suggestions for visitation and dining
- GPS unit (1 per 2 people)
- Hybrid Bike Rental
- Hotel Upgrades
- pre and post travel planning and assistance
- Ask about wine tasting options or special gastronomic dinner options!
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Dates: April through October; this is a self-guided and supported tour. You can go any date subject to hotel availability. Self guided or supported: What is self-guided cycling?
Moderate overall - flat to rolling countryside, some longer ride days to prepare for in advance.
Vienna Spring Festival (March - May )
Jazz-Fest Wien (June- July )
Vienna Festival: May - June
Passau European Music Festival (June–July )
Bikes Available on This Tour:
Trek or Scott hybrids:
TREK 7300 FX hybrid bicycle are a suitable choice for all our routes in Central Europe. They combine aspects of road and mountain bikes, being fast and capable of both paved and unpaved ride surfaces. Trek 7300fx Spec Sheet | We have men's and women's frames in your size; and either a Trek or Scott Sportster 40 Hybrid may be assigned to meet your needs. Rental Rate for this tour: 115 EurosIncluded are:
Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.