This Danube Family Tour was designed especially for families. It offers shorter daily distances than the usual tour program. Hotels are family friendly and vary from an original family farm where children are allowed to assist in feeding the animals to a two-night stay in an exclusive hotel with a pool and spa in the beautiful Wachau valley. A ride on the famous Ferris wheel in Vienna's Prater is the highlight of this amazing bike trip.
The Danube River Bicycle Path offers nearly carefree cycling and an ideal way to view the region. It's downstream most of the way, passing through picturesque towns and villages and across lush farmland. It’s paved and almost traffic-free, following an old horse path where teams of horses once struggled to tow barges upstream. Along the majestic river, you pass romantic castles, cozy villages and sprawling vineyards. The unforgettable end of the tour is the Austrian capital, Vienna, with its countless sights and historical monuments.
You start in a deep valley with craggy outcroppings topped with the ruins of ancient castles. Soon, the hills turn to the rolling vineyards of the Wachau region, dotted with medieval towns. As the river widens, flat pastures spread to the horizons, and you meander through farms and villages. From time to time you cross the river, over dams, locks and bridges, and occasionally via small ferries there specially for cyclists.
You may also book this tour as a guided option for an increased fee. Please inquire for further details.