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    PASSAU - VIENNA

    Europe's 1st cycle track changed our holiday habits!

    In 1983 our management founded the first, 36 km long stage of the Danube cycle track near Ottensheim. The mixture of natural beauty (Wachau, Schlögen loop, South-yards of the Bavarian forest and the Viennese forest of the national park Donau-Auen), TOP-sights (abbey Melk, the city of three rivers Passau, the EU-capital of culture 2009 - Linz, the UNESCO-world-heritage Krems/Wachau etc.) and the Viennese cuisine (apple strudel, Schnitzel, etc.) as well as excellent vines (Grüner Veltliner) offer a unique experience. We offer the included return transfer daily except Thursday by bus from your hotel in Vienna. When booking an extra night in Vienna, a tour with our ship MS Kaiserin Elisabeth is included in July and August (only on Sundays).

    Danube-experience ticket

    The highlight of your bike tour is the voucher-leaflet: 1 hour motorboat drive on the Danube, return-ticket for the steepest railway of Europe, the Linz castle, various must- and wine-tastings, for example in the abbey Klosterneuburg, and 3 coffee- and cake-breaks in the most beautiful cities of your tour are included. The value of all services is € 110.- per person.

    IMPRESSIONS OF THE DANUBE CYCLE TRACK

    Rudolf Brandstätter

    OUR SERVICE

    • Fenced private outdoor-parking space (unguarded) next to the bike restitution in Passau partly included
    • Daily except Thursdays VIP-return transfer by bus directly from the hotel in Vienna (from approximately 8 a.m.) to the parking space or the main train station in Passau (arrival approximately 1 p.m.)
    • Entrainment of own bikes possible for € 24.- without/€ 67.- with transport insurance per bike
    • The arrival/departure by train (DB/ÖBB) is partly included.
    • Return transfer with our ship MS Kaiserin Elisabeth every Wednesday from July 1st and August 12th. Find further information here.

    CYCLE TRACK

    You cycle from Passau at 312 m above sea level nearly car-free flat to slightly downwads to Vienna at 151 m above sea level. Most of the time with west-wind in your back.

    START and DESTINATION

    START:
    Passau (approximately 51,000 inhabitants)

    DESTINATION:
    Vienna (approximately 1.8 million inhabitants)

    SIGHTS

    • Passau (cathedral, castle Oberhaus), Linz (cathedral, castle, main square, Lentos, Pöstlingberg), St. Florian (abbey with marble-hall, emperor's hall, Bruckner-crypt), Melk (abbey), Dürnstein (baroque city), Krems (UNESCO world cultural heritage), Klosterneuburg (Escorial of Austria), Vienna (cathedral of St. Stephan, Schönbrunn and much more). The Wachau inspires through the unique mixture of culture, wine and loveliness.
    • You cycle past historic interesting cites, which recommend you to the beginnings of the first world war. You can for example visit the castle Artstetten, which is approximately 2.8 km away from the Danube. Here is a museum and the last resting place of emperor Franz Ferdinand and his wife, that are known as the first dead people of the first world war. Or you explore historical documents, such as an entry into the guest book of Marie Valerie in a inn, 12 km from the Danube cycle track. The daughter of empress Sisi was guest there in 1913.
    • The Lower Austrian Danube shows all its picturesque colours of the Wachau. Various celebrations - culinary or cultural, musically or literally - invite you to celebrate this year's wine until far in November.

    DATES 2019

    Daily arrival from April 10th to October 4th (= last arrival).
    Please see the dates for the seasons at the corresponding detail-page of the tours.

    INDIVIDUAL CYCLE HOLIDAY

    Our individual bike tour - define your own speed, divide the day freely and decide on your own, when you want to visit your destination. Your luggage will be transported by us. At the end of your bike tour, we bring you back to your starting point - mostly by bus, partly by train.

    INDIVIDUAL DISTANCE-TOURS

    >> DANUBE CYCLE TRACK: Promotional tour Passau - Vienna TT 1

    >> DANUBE CYCLE TRACK: Passau - Vienna classic TT 2

    >> DANUBE CYCLE TRACK: Passau - Vienna for a sensational price TT 3

    >> EXTRA NIGHTS: Hotels Passau - Wien

    Your DANUBE-expert:

    Daniela Brandstetter
    T:+43 (0)732 2080-4000

    IMPRESSIONS