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The Danube Cyclepath
Eight days of dreamy cycling along the Danube is what can be expected of this self-guided tour. The riding is gentle and the views superb. Your journey kicks off in the charming baroque town of Schärding. The coming days will be filled of sights and activities that you would have only read about. Each city you'll be visiting has something interesting, giving you endless new discoveries. Not to be forgotten are the delicious traditional Austrian delicacies, wine tasting and local eateries. This wander along the Danube hits the spot for easy and pleasurable rides with spectacular views.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration8 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance205.1 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance34.2 miles
This self-guided cycling holiday along the Danube will take you from the beautiful baroque town of Schärding, all the way to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. Never too far from the cool water of the Danube, you'll enjoy one of Europe’s loveliest and most popular cycle routes. An ideal way to see this picturesque region and it’s downstream all the way!
You'll have plenty of time to take in the breath-taking natural beauty of the Danube valley and the Schlögen bend, and landscapes like the Machland, the Strudengau and the famous Wachau will accompany you along the way.
Out in the countryside, you can enjoy some traditional Austrian delicacies: from savoury dumplings to the delicious wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region. This cycle tour is a true classic and is ideally suited as a first cycling holiday or for those looking to just take it slow and take in your surroundings.
As the route is almost completely flat, it's also a great choice if you're looking for a family friendly route, each day has the option to shorten the riding distance by using public boats or trains, so great flexibility for those with little ones.
You'll end your cycling holiday in the renowned Austrian capital, Vienna, and with all the major sights accessible by bike it couldn’t be easier.