Adults and children alike will enjoy the gentle trails
Cycle through this picturesque Austrian valley and enjoy some wine tasting
Located in the centre of Vienna, visit fascinating sights such as The Hofburg, a former imperial palace
Welcoming you to the Wachau valley is the baroque jewel, Dürnstein Abbey
Soak up the stunning views of the river on lovely bike paths
Enjoy the stunning scenery along the way
Long, scenic paths will take you on your journey along the Danube
Beautiful castles and stunning natural surrounds are the order of the day

The Danube Cyclepath

8 days
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$1,401 USD

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.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    205.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    34.2 miles
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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 savory 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.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Luggage transfers
  • Local representative (with welcome meeting)
  • Detailed route notes and maps (incl. GPX tracks on request) – 1 pack per room
  • Wine tasting in the Wachau valley
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Tourist tax (to be paid locally to the hotels where applicable)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

4 equipment options available
2 tour add-ons available