4.5/5 (13)
13 nights | 32 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1349
Bike tour in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
4.5/5 (13)

Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

13 nights | 32 miles/day
Self guided from EUR € 1349
Bike tour in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia

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  • Danube Cycle Path

    Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even Europe’s powerful kings and emperors did before you. You will get to know the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military and trading route. Never far away from the cool, clear water of the Danube, you will enjoy one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle routes.

    You start your trip in Passau, the town of three rivers. You will cycle through various districts of Upper and Lower Austria and finally to the Danube metropolis of Vienna and Budapest. You will love the breathtaking natural beauty of the Danube valley and the Schlögen Bend or perhaps you will fall in love with the landscapes along the Danube River such as the Machland, the Strudengau, or the famous Wachau.

    In the rural areas, to accompany these wonderful impressions, you can enjoy many traditional Austrian delicacies. Your physical wellbeing will be well catered for, from savoury dumpling specialities and moreish must all the way to the wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region.

    On the second part you will explore lowland forests, original villages and magical cities. In Carnuntum and in the Roman castle Kelemantia you find Roman relics from the past. Discover the diversity of the flora and fauna in the lowland forests. The small villages, which you cycle through, still keep their original charm. You pass through the Rye Island that is a real natural paradise.

    Don't forget the numerous castles and palaces, which are proudly situated nearby the Danube. But although the small towns along the bike trail have a special flair and their charming historic centers invite visitors to discover and enjoy.

    Overall this bike tour will inspire everybody!

    • Melk Austria Abbey (photo:andreasweilguny)
    • Budapest Hungary Matthias Church (photo:danielhorvath)
    • Passau Altstadt Germany Danube (photo:aconcagua) CC-BY-SA-3.0
    • Vienna Austria Stephansplatz (photo:victormalyushev)
    • Bratislava, Slovakia's famous Blue Church in Art Nouveau style. CC:Thomas Ledl
    • Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria. Leyre@Unsplash

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    Highlights

    • Passau
    • Linz
    • St. Florian Augustinian monastery
    • Grein
    • Abbey Melk
    • Wachau region
    • Vienna
    • The Donau-Auen National Park
    • Archaeological Park Carnuntum
    • Bratislava
    • Mosonmagyarovar, the "City of 17 bridges"
    • The Danube Bend

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    Danube Cycle Path

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival in Passau
    Take a walk through the "New Centre" of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area. In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting.
    Overnight in Passau.

    Day 2: Passau – Schlögen (Danube bend) (25 miles/40 km)
    You will start your tour along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will then cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten, from where you will reach the Schlögen Bend to the north. This is where granite proved to be too much of an opponent and forced the Danube to change directions by 180 degrees.

    While a ferry takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel you have time to look at this natural phenomenon.
    Overnight in Schlögen.

    Day 3: Schlögen (Danube bend) – Linz (31 miles/50 km)
    Today you will cycle through the green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering and all the way to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. The historical Old Town of Linz has many pubs and eateries for you to discover. Other highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009 include the magnificent views from Pöstlingberg Mountain and a stroll through the Donaulände Park.
    Overnight in Linz.

    Day 4: Linz – Grein/Ardagger (37 miles/60 km)
    On the fourth day you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and to Enns. In Enns you can go to the town square with its 60-meter high town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria, or you visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum.

    Afterward, you will return to the river, first reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theater in Austria that is still being used. Or you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.
    Overnight in Grein/Ardagger.

    Day 5: Grein/Ardagger – Wachau (37 miles/60 km)
    This section of the Danube, the Strudengau, was once feared by sailors, now you can cycle along it. Where they used to fight against the Danube currents you can now take a leisurely cycle ride.

    In Maria Taferl, high above the Danube, you will find the magnificent pilgrimage church, which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. You should make a little stop in Melk and look up or you will miss the beautiful Melk monastery that overlooks the Danube. Your accommodation is located in the heart of the Wachau valley.
    Overnight in Wachau valley.

    Day 6: Wachau – Traismauer/Tulln (31-37 miles/50-60 km)
    Today you will cycle through the picturesque Wachau region, where you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the region's typical orchards and vineyards. You will pass through the little wine towns of Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein with its Castle ruin, cycle past the 1000-year old town of Krems and finish in Traismauer or Tulln.

    A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we would be pleased to organize for you!
    Overnight in Traismauer/Tulln.

    Day 7: Traismauer/Tulln – Vienna (25-31 miles/40-50 km)
    Your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. As soon as you arrive you can enjoy all the amenities of the city for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to a Viennese-style Americano coffee and a piece of the famous Sachertorte cake in one of Vienna's typical coffee houses.

    Take a stroll along Vienna's Parade shopping street, along Mariahilfer Strasse, visit the St Stephen's Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.
    Overnight in Vienna.

    Day 8: Vienna – Bad Deutsch Altenburg/Hainburg (31 miles/50 km)
    Your bike trip guides you through the national park Donau-Auen. There you will get to know the diversity of the flora and fauna as well as the manifold types of landscape. You pass the castle Orth and the village Eckertsau and reach Bad Deutsch Altenburg.
    Overnight in Bad Deutsch Altenburg/Hainburg.

    Day 9: Bad Deutsch Altenburg/Hainburg – Bratislava (22 miles/35 km)
    From Bad Deutsch Altenburg/Hainburg you can make an excursion on the Roman bike trail (Römerweg) to Carnuntum. The archaeological park is regarded as one of the most significant archaeological sites in Austria. After Hainburg you reach the border to Slovakia and it's capital city Bratislava that is your next overnight stay. The shorter distance today allows plenty of time to visit the old part of this charming city.
    Overnight in Bratislava.

    Day 10: Bratislava – Mosonmagyaróvár – Györ (28 miles/45 km + train ride)
    You cycle a short distance in Slovak territory before you pass the Hungarian border in Rajká. Within the first few kilometers of your cycle trip in Hungary you will discover charming villages. The complete section is influenced by agriculture.

    Your route guides you through the so-called Szigetköz (a small Rye Island). This is characterized by numberless side arms of the Danube. After arrival in Mosonmagyaróvár, which is also called "City of 17 bridges," today's cycle tour ends. We recommend a short walking tour in this charming city before you take the train to Györ. The district capital offers many sights and a breathtaking historic center.
    Overnight in Györ.

    Day 11: Györ – Komárom (34 miles/55 km)
    Soon you reach the Hungarian Böny. From there a route version guides you to Bábolna, a well-cultivated town with a beautiful inner city. The local National Stud is known far beyond its borders. Racehorses are bred in the splendid inner courtyard. The last part of the route takes you back to the Danube. Then you reach the divided town Komárom/Komárno. At night you can relax in the spa.
    Overnight in Komárom.

    Day 12: Komárom – EsztergomVisegrád (35 miles/55 km + trip by boat or train)
    Today's route runs near riverbanks in the flat Danube valley. In the course of this, you pass different villages and while cycling you can view the vineyards in the background. The sporty bikers can choose a route over Tata but there are some increases. This requires a basic level of fitness.

    Those interested in history should plan time for the Roman castle Kelemantia which is on the way. However, the absolute highlight is your destination today: Esztergom (also known as "Hungarian Rome"). Its basilica is the largest church of the country. Take time for a comprehensive visit, before you will board a riverboat, which takes you to your destination Visegrád. Amazing views into the beautiful landscape of the so-called "Donauknie" will impress you.
    Overnight in Esztergom/Visegrád.
    Note: The overnight stay takes place either in Esztergom or in Visegrád (depending on availability at time of reservation). In the case of Esztergom, shipping takes place on the next day from Szentendre to Budapest. The different distances remain the same in both. You will receive detailed information together with your booking confirmation. Additionally, the boat ride isn ́t possible in Apr, Sep, or Oct, or on Mondays; during these periods/days you will receive a train ticket instead.

    Day 13: Esztergom/Visegrád – Budapest (36 miles/55 km)
    The Royal Palace and the castle of Visegrád will delight you and the open air museum, as well as the baroque old town of Szentendre, invite you to stay. The first part of today will guide you again through the "Donauknie," probably the most attractive section of the Danube bike trail at all. Soon you will arrive in Budapest, where you can review all impressions of this wonderful bike trip during a walk through the city.
    Overnight in Budapest.

    Day 14: Individual departure or extension
    In the Hungarian capital city, there are many things to discover. If you are interested, we would be pleased to book some extra nights for you.

    Surface and terrain

    The first part of this tour flows flat or slightly downhill along the Danube. Follow a well-built cycling path, nearly 100% free of motor vehicles; minor roads make up only very short sections of this route.

    On the second part you'll cycle on bike trails alongside a dam and short distances on relatively quiet side roads. Rides on busy roads last only a short while.

    Except for 3 short distances of unpaved path, you will find the route on asphalted roads. On the whole, the route is designed very well with a few exceptions in the Slovakian part. Altogether the tour is relatively easy with only slight hills in a few sections.


    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    Category A: Primarily 4-star hotels

    Hotel Passauer Wolf, Passau
    www.hotel-passauer-wolf.de

    River Resort Donauschlinge Schlögen, rooms with balcony, Schlögen
    www.donauschlinge.at

    COURTYARD by Marriott, Linz
    www.marriott.com

    Wellness Hotel Aumühle Grein
    www.aumuehle.at

    Hotel Kirchenwirt Weißenkirchen
    www.kirchenwirt-wachau.at

    Diamond City Hotel Tulln
    www.diamondcityhotel.at

    Courtyard by Marriott Wien Prater/Messe, Vienna
    www.marriott.de

    Hotel Altes Kloster, Hainburg
    www.alteskloster.at

    Hotel Devin, Bratislava
    www.hoteldevin.sk

    Barokk Hotel Proménad, Györ
    promenadhotelgyor.hu

    Hotel Peklo, Komárno
    www.hotelkomarno.com

    Wellness Hotel Visegrád
    www.hotelvisegrad.hu

    NH Hotel Budapest City Center, Budapest
    www.nh-hotels.de


    Category B: Primarily 3-star hotels

    Hotel Innsento Health Campus, Passau
    www.innsento-hc.de

    Gasthof Draxler Niederranna
    www.donau-urlaub.at

    Hotel Prielmayerhof, Linz
    www.prielmayerhof.at

    Gasthof Zur Donaubrücke, Ardagger
    www.gasthof-froschauer.at

    Gasthof Goldenes Schif, Spitz
    goldenesschiff.at

    Gasthof Zum Schwan, Traismauer
    www.hotel-schwan.at

    Hotel Roomz Prater, Vienna
    www.roomz-hotels.com

    Gasthof Stöckl Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
    www.gasthof-stoeckl.at

    Hotel Apollo, Bratislava
    www.apollohotel.sk

    Hotel Klastrom, Györ
    www.klastrom.hu

    Hotel Forrás, Komárom
    www.hotelforras.hu

    Vár Hotel Visegrád
    www.varhotel.hu

    Impulso Fashion Hote, Budapest
    www.mellowmoodhotels.com

    Please note if visitors tax is due, it is not included in the tour cost.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    How to get there

    Tour start
    Nearest airport: Vienna (VIE), Austria; Munich (MUC), Germany
    Nearest train station: Passau, Germany

    Flights into Munich
    If you fly into Munich, your best bet for transportation from Munich Airport to Passau is by train from nearby Freising station. They run at least once an hour and you can purchase tickets arfter you arrive in Munich. You'll need to take a 20-minute bus ride from the airport to the Freising station, connect to the train from Fresing to Passau (about 1 hour 45 minutes). Visit RailEurope.com for train schedules and fares.

    Flights into Vienna
    If you fly into Vienna, we recommend taking the Vienna Airport Lines bus to Vienna's West Railway Station, about 45 minutes away. From West Station trains leave frequently for Passau and last between 2 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 25 minutes. Visit RailEurope.com for train schedules and fares.

    Daily transfer from Vienna to Passau available for €55 per person including bike transfer. Reservation required at time of booking.

    Tour end
    Nearest airport: Budapest (BUD)
    Nearest train station: Nyugati

    Return transfter to Vienna at completion of tour may be available upon request. Please inquire and reserve at time of booking.

    Tips for getting to and from your tour


    Danube Cycle Path

     Tour Photos Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    Sundays: Apr 02-Apr 07, Sep 24-Oct 01, 2023; Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays: Apr 08-May 26; Sep 02-23, 2023; Daily: May 27-Sep 01, 2023

    Season 1: Apr 02, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023, Sep 24, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023

    Season 2: Apr 08, 2023 - May 26, 2023, Sep 02, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023

    Season 3: May 27, 2023 - Sep 01, 2023

    Prices

    Tour package

    Per person, double occupancy Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
    Cat A €1549 €1749 €1849
    Cat B €1349 €1549 €1649
    Single use room (1 person/1 room)
    Cat A €2218 €2418 €2518
    Cat B €1798 €1998 €2098

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame €189
    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame €189
    Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade €309
    Electrically assisted bike €469

    Additional Options

    Cat A Cat B
    Dinner package(Vienna and Budapest breakfast only) €369 €319

    Extra Nights, Bratislava

    Cat A Cat B
    Per person, double occupancy €85 €62
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €149 €109

    Extra Nights, Budapest

    Cat A Cat B
    Per person, double occupancy €85 €69
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €155 €125

    Extra Nights, Passau

    Cat A Cat B
    Per person, double occupancy €74 €69
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €119 €109

    Extra Nights, Vienna

    Cat A Cat B
    Per person, double occupancy €79 €69
    Single use room (1 person/1 room) €139 €115

    Included services

    • 13 nights accommodation in chosen category
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (no limit in pieces of luggage; each piece with a maximum of 20 kg)
    • One set of detailed maps, route description and tour information per room
    • 7-day service hotline
    • Personal welcome meeting and bike fitting
    • Train ticket from Mosonmagyar to Gyor (including transfer of bikes)
    • Boat ticket from Esztergom to Visegrad or from Szentendre to Budapest (including transfer of bikes); The boat is expected to run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from early May until end of September; out of this period or these days, you will receive a train ticket as replacement)
    • Rental bike insurance
    • If half board is booked: 11 x 3-course dinner (not possible in Vienna or Budapest)
    • GPS tracks are available upon request

    Please note if visitors tax is due, it is not included in the tour cost.


    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, unisex
    • Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed, men's frames, crossbar
    • Hybrid touring bike, 27-speed, upgrade
    • Electrically assisted bike, Pedelec, unisex*
    • Tandem bikes are available (upon request only)

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Saddlebag (water-repellent), rear
    • Handlebar bag (water-repellent), with clear cover on top for easy map viewing
    • Tools
    • Repair kit (with extra bicycle tube)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. Toe cages are not available to rent.

    Seats:
    If you plan to bring your own seat, please make sure it will be compatible with a 27.2 to 31.4 mm seat post. If necessary, you may also need to bring your own adapter. The tour company will assist in switching the seat post for you.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are not included with the bike rentals. You can buy a helmet (not rent) from the tour company for €49. It will be a high quality, brand new helmet. You must let us know your helmet preference upon booking. If you do not buy a helmet through the tour company, we recommend you bring your own.

    Specifications on hybrid touring bikes

    • Modern, high-resistant aluminum frame
    • V-brakes
    • Aluminium-rims
    • Reliable tires, which ensure high duration
    • Shimano Alivio derailleur on 21-speed
    • Selle Royal Saddles

    *Posture for 21-speed hybrid bikes will be upright for comfort

    Upgraded components on 27-speed hybrid bikes

    • Hydraulic Magura HS 11 brakes
    • Shimano Deore XT derailleur on 27-speed
    • High-quality Suntour suspension fork

    *Posture for 27-speed upgraded hybrid bikes will be upright and forward


    Tour Company


    Danube Cycle Path

     Daily program Route Map 

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.


    Danube Cycle Path

     Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

    • Fady Abiassaf 4 weeks ago

      nice trip

      nice trip, nice company, good organization, almost perfect, nice company people and always worry about every detail of our trip. Nice views along our trip, nice towns, nice people in Austria, Slovenia and Hungary.

    • Ricardo Hein 4 weeks ago

      Nice biking vacation

      The Danube is beautiful and the Austrian portion is beautiful. After Vienna it turns flat and less developed. The opportunity to share with people is limited by the places to stay, I didn't like to stay away from the towns in isolated guest houses, when guest homes were available in small towns.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • 2/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 2/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
    • Azmina Karim-Bondy 4 months ago

      The title is good and descriptive

      Cycling is a great way to see the country. Having the self-guided books were great and the tour representatives were very responsive. However, we found sometimes the instructions in the booklets were not as clear as they could be and sometimes did not have the correct information for our trip. Overall, though we had a great experience, the hotels were good, the luggage transfer worked well and we saw some wonderful sights!

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • Gary Hirschkron 4 months ago

      Gorgeous Trip!

      Absolutely glorious!

    • Laura Snyder 4 months ago

      A great, beautiful challenge

      This was a great challenge. The Danube Bike Trail is magnificent - it's something that everyone who enjoys biking should do at least once in thier lives. And parts of it they should do more than once. This tour was perfect for obtaining an understanding of the trail. When I do it again, I'll bike fewer kilometers per day in order to have more time and energy to visit the beautiful and fascinating places along the way.
      The support provided by the local company was good. Suitcase delivery was dependable. When, two days into my trip, I realized that it would be better to have an e-bike, they delivered one to me that very day. (Unless you are in very good shape and know exactly what you are doing, I highly recommend you go for an e-bike).
      I preferred the trail from Passau to Bratislava. After Bratislava the trail changes - it is not as well sign-posted (it's especially poor in Hungary), and the surfaces at times are challenging (several gravel roads, unpaved paths, and at one point you follow a dirt path in between train tacks and an agricultural field without a single sign post to be found). Also after Bratislava siginificant portions of the path are so far from the river you cannot see it, which makes the lack of sign posting a bigger problem. Arriving in Budapest was a shock to my system - after two weeks of peaceful countryside, I wasn't ready for the hustle, bustle and noise of the city.

      I don't recommend getting the meals package. I did and regretted it. While some of the restaurants offered excellent meals as well as excellent service, most did not. Most of the restaurants offered me highly limited choices of mostly bland, uninteresting food and resentful service, I guess because I was paying less than the customers ordering a la carte? Whatever their reasons were, they definitely made me feel like a second-class customer. I would have been happy to pay more for more interesting food and kinder service.

      My biggest critique is that it was impossible to reach anyone at Biketours.com by phone. Covid or not, I strongly fault them for this - it's not right to sell complex and costly tours like this without being willing to speak with your customers. It would have been extremely helpful for me to be able to speak with someone knowledgeable at least once while planning my trip to be sure I was making the right choices for me.

      I did this tour as a woman in my mid-50s, traveling alone. I never felt unsafe. If I can do this tour, anyone who can ride a bike can do it. But I do recommend an e-bike.

      What was the date of your tour?
      April-May 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 1/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Steven Froehlich 4 months ago

      Amazing Trip

      My wife and I had an amazing adventure down the Danube. Accommodations were lovely, charming, distinct, beautiful. Hosts were gracious and hospitable. We purchased the half board, and the meals were generous, delicious, and varied. The European colleagues were available for assistance, and were helpful. The bike path from Passau to Vienna was extremely well maintained, and in most places very clearly marked. The path from Vienna to Budapest included several river crossings (some by boat), and while the path seemed less clearly marked and in some stretches was less well developed (gravel & field paths), the GPX files provided by the team in Vienna provided exact navigation. The US colleagues were wonderful to work with in arranging the trip details.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens, Families with young kids
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      •  (photo by Steven Froehlich)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Todd August 27, 2019

      What a Great Way to See Europe!

      We did the cycle trip from Passau to Budapest. Its two trips really as the trip to Vienna is a bit different than the trip from Vienna to Budapest in terms of cycle experience but each were satisfying in their own ways. The paths in Austria were better generally than the paths in Slovakia and Hungary. The entire way was well signed generally with just a couple exceptions, and easy to follow with the map. Navigating the larger towns and cities was a bit more challenging. The services support was great from the tour operator, our luggage arrived reliably every day and the accommodations were very satisfactory overall. We had a problem with the Hotel Peklo in Komarno in that they provided us a room that (1) had obviously been a smoking room recently, and (2) had been flooded from the bathroom the day before (hotel explained) and the carpet was still wet and eventually left a musty smell in the room. The room should never have been offered. Additionally, management made no attempt to assist us in covering over the wet area so that we wouldn't slip on the tile in the bathroom. Would not recommend this hotel for your stay. Otherwise, the trip was excellent and I would recommend this cycle adventure without reservation!

      What was the date of your tour?
      8/10 to 8/24
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • MAURO June 20, 2019

      What was the date of your tour?
      05/18 to 06/03
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 3/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • robbo1 June 14, 2019

      Long way from home

      A great ride overall especially the Passau to Vienna was superb. Vienna to Budapest was more of an adventure with the trail not so well developed.

      What was the date of your tour?
      19th May 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      1 previous
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • Bikers September 25, 2017

      Passau to Budapest

      A great way to explore parts of the Danube and its environs including historical and present day influences. Good hotels with local cuisine, culture and friendly hosts. A great way to meet like minded fellow travellers and get lots of fresh air with exercise.

      What was the date of your tour?
      2 - 15 September 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      Nil
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
    • larry137 June 26, 2017

      Donauworth to Budapest

      This was self-guided but with accom and luggage transfers looked after by biketours. The accoms were very nice, and transfers reliable. Included buffet breakfasts were a highlight. Bikes were ok - heavy but route flat so not a problem. Gears and brakes worked well. Odometers mostly did not work - possibly batteries dead. Maps were quite good, but simultaneous verbal descriptions were sometimes ambiguous or wrong. The directions to the accommodations were a bit confusing and could be improved - we had to rely on our GPS for most of them. We like to stop for coffee or picnics, and for parts of our ride, there were no places to get a coffee or a drink enroute. There were parts of the ride with terrific smooth surfaces along the river but quite a few sections where cycling was on rough gravel or even grass.
      What made the ride memorable were the beautiful vistas of the countryside and the spectacular art, architecture and history in the cities.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 26 - June 17
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with young kids
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • the Dance Lady June 15, 2017

      My kind of travel!!

      We loved the tour and the close contact with nature!

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 1-12, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
    • margaretelliott51 July 3, 2016

      One of the Best Experiences Ever-Just "do it"

      This is the perfect way to experience some of the wonderful regions along the Danube. My husband I decided to do the cycle trips on offer that went from the beautiful German town of Passau to the amazing City of Budapest.This was a combination of two 7 day options. We were so pleased we put these together. The Biketours.com group were very organised and helpful and made the arrangements seamless from the booking on the website to the delivery of bikes and vouchers at our first meeting point. Our bikes were in great condition and the maps and advice was excellent.The trip itself was a very easy cycle way and I would advise anyone with a desire to do this to-"just go and do it"- you will not regret it. Use this company as they managed out hotel bookings, out luggage transfers and were available on the end of the phone if needed. We chose a self guided option and did not regret that at all.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May -June 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection

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