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Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Service Plus)

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  • 7 nights | 34 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 1
  • Guided from: €2240
  • Self-guided from: €1490
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.

Tour description

Loved by many, this is of the the most famous cycling trails in Europe.

The route is smooth, easy, and stunningly beautiful. Ride through pretty Austrian towns providing excellent services for cyclists. From Passau, at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, you will ride right along the Danube, in a deep river valley with castles and churches perched overlooking the river.

See the romantic river meanders near the town of Schlogen, and the vineyards, meadows, and orchards of the Wachau wine region. Continue through small towns with rich cultural heritage: Melk with its beautiful monastry, Grein, and Krems on to the graceful city of Vienna.

*Note: a road bike itinerary is also available along this route; please inquire for information.

Daily program

Day 1: Passau
Arrival to starting point of this tour Passau, with its impressive cathedral housing the biggest church organ of the world.
Overnight in Passau.

Day 2: Passau – Schlogen (27 miles/44 km)
The tour representative will meet you at your hotel this morning. Your cycle tour will begin by a beautiful ride along a densely-wooded, granite river valley, through the Sauwald to Schlogen where the hard, impermeable granite rock forces the Danube to flow back on itself, an incredible natural feature.
Overnight in Schlogen.

Day 3: Schlogen – Linz (33 miles/53 km)
Today the route brings you along the immense Danube river valley between Schlogen and Linz. After a stop at the Wilhering monastery, with its particularly beautiful church, you continue on to the town of Linz. Linz has a host of museums and churches including the Church of St. Martin, which is the oldest church in Austria to have survived in its original form.
Overnight in Linz.

Day 4: Linz – Grein (41 miles/65 km)
The The first stop on the route is Enns, once a Roman settlement called Lauriocum and one of the oldest towns in Austria. The tower in Enns, built in 1565-68 is a masterpiece of Renaissance design. Another stop along the way is the riverside town of Mauthausen lesser known as the site of a terrible concentration camp in WWII. The rest of the route brings you through the meadow landscapes of the Machland river plain to the beginning of the Strudengau river valley. On the way you will pass through the towns of Wallsee and Ardagger, finally arriving at the town of Grein. Grein, on the banks of the Danube, has a 15th century castle.
Overnight in Grein.

Day 5: Grein – Melk (32 miles/51 km)
Between Linz and Melk you will be cycling through the beautiful landscape of the Studengau, a narrow section of the Danube. Today you'll take a peaceful, romantic ride through the countryside along the Danube, passing though tiny Austrian villages. After the village of Marbach, you will pass the Maria Taferl, a centuries old pilgrimage destination perched on a rugged hilltop. As you cycle on to Melk you will begin to encounter the historical landscape of Nibelungengau. Then it is on to Melk with its famous Benedictine Monastery and spectacular church.
Overnight in Melk.

Day 6: Melk – Tulln (45 miles/76 km)
The route follows the Danube through the beautiful, UNESCO protected Wachau wine region with its many vineyards and orchards. Along the way is Durnstein, a very picturesque town with narrow streets, busy squares and charming shops. Next comes the historic town of Krems with its 17th century town hall and many beautiful churches. After Krems you cross the Danube and get a superb view of the town. Then you bike through Traismauer, past the Gottweg monastery, to the town of Tulln.
Overnight in Tulln.

Day 7: Tulln – Vienna (24 miles/38 km)
This final, short stage brings you through the Wienerwald forest to Klosterneuburg with its Augustine Church, from 1108. The destination, Vienna is a vibrant, beautiful city with many things to do including seeing the cathedral and the amazingly designed Hundertwasser House, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1985.
Overnight in Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna
Sightseeing around Vienna; individual departure or extra nights.

Route map

Maps reflect your approximate overnight locations and do not reflect your actual cycling route.

Dates

Upon request, Apr 1-Oct 31, 2019 (minimum 4 participants)

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€2240
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€350
Bike Rentals
Electric bike, subject to availability
€160

Dates

Daily: Apr 1-Oct 31, 2019

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€1490
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€350
Solo traveler surcharge (only 1 person in party, payable in addition to the single room surcharge)
€209
Bike Rentals
Electric bike, subject to availability
€160
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Greenways Travel Club aka Top Bicycle Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. You need to agree with these before you book your tour.

Cancellations and Refunds 
Cancellation by client: if you need to cancel your tour before departure, the following fees shall apply at the time we receive your written cancellation notice:

  • More than 45 days before departure: 100 EUR per person (the deposit).
  • From 45 to 14 days before departure: 50 % of tour price.
  • Less than 14 days before departure: 100% of tour price.

Tours through this tour operator:

  • Self-guided tours are available every day from April to the end of October.
  • Private guided tours are available every day from April to the end of October.
  • All trip prices are per person, and are based on double occupancy.
  • Single occupancy requests come with a single supplement.
  • There is a 15% surcharge if you travel alone on a self-guided tour.

Tour Cancellation by the tour operator:
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any tour due to acts of nature and/or any other occurrence out of our control. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip prior to departure when circumstances make it necessary, in which case a full refund will be made to the client, constituting full settlement. The tour operator is not responsible for any additional expenses that may be incurred by a client in relation to a canceled tour (i.e., purchase of a nonrefundable airline ticket, visa fees, equipment, or additional lodging).

Eligibility and Reservations
You must be at least eighteen years of age. People younger than this must be accompanied by an adult.

Refunds for Services Not Used
Our tours are sold as a package. Credit cannot be given for services not used by a client. This includes accommodations, meals, or any other arrangements not used for any reason.

Trip Cancellation Insurance
We recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Travel Insurance
We recommend all clients carry medical and personal insurance to cover hospital and other medical expenses and loss of baggage or personal belongings.

  • Responsibility
    As a client, you have specific responsibilities to the tour operator and to other tour members that include:
    Selecting a tour appropriate to your interests and abilities.
  • Preparing for your tour by reading and understanding pre-tour information provided by the tour operator
  • Bringing appropriate clothing as recommended by the tour operator.
  • Acting in an appropriate and respectful manner in accordance with customs and laws of countries and regions visited.

The tour operator reserves the right to accept, retain, or decline any tour member at any time and for any reason. In such a case, a refund equal to the actual cost of the unused services is the limit of the tour operator´s responsibility.

Furthermore, payment of your deposit represents your acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
The tour operator, and agents give notice that all services and arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and all other services and arrangements related to this tour have been made by the tour operator only as an agent upon the express condition that the tour operator shall not be liable and does not assume responsibility for any claims, damages, expenses, or other financial loss whether to person or property arising out of any injury, accident, death, cancellation, delay, alteration or inconvenience resulting from any act of omission, commission, or inadvertence of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, or other company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour or caused by weather, sickness, strides, quarantines, or other cause whatsoever beyond the control of the tour operator. The right is reserved to alter the itinerary, arrangements, or dates, if it becomes necessary or advisable, and each participant agrees to pay additional expenses, if any.

Rental Agreement
If you rent equipment from the tour operator, you agree to return all of this equipment at the end of the tour or at the expiry of the agreed rental period in the same conditions as when delivered to you, reasonable wear and tear only excepted. You also acknowledge that you are so responsible even when your use of the equipment is in a tour or excursion organized by the tour operator. In the event of loss or constructive loss of the rental equipment, you agree to pay the replacement value thereof to the tour operator, should the tour operator elect to replace the same equipment, otherwise you shall only be required to pay fair market value for that equipment, and in the event of damage which is less than a loss or constructive loss of the equipment, to pay for the cost of repairs, and you also agree without prejudice to any other remedy the tour operator might have.

Statement of Risks
The risks and dangers inherent in cycling, horse-riding, walking, swimming, hiking, ballooning, flying, and sailing include, but are not limited to, vehicle traffic; weather conditions; illness or accident caused by stress, fatigue, or consumption of alcoholic beverages; secondary transportation by airplane, bus, car, van, taxi, boat, or other conveyance. The tour operator assumes no responsibility for any claims, damages, expenses, or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss whether to person or property arising out of these risks and dangers.

All photos used by permission. ©Greenways Travel Club aka Top Bicycle

Ratings

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    5

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2.5
  • Value 5
  • Included meals 4.5
  • Bikes & equipment 4.5
  • Hotels or boat 4.5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 4.8
  • Tour documents 4.8
  • Local tour company services 4.8
  • Route selection 4.8

Reviews

Carmen November 9, 2017

Amazing!

The best way to visit all those beautiful towns by the Danube.
Great boat, fantastic Crew, fun and relaxing.

Stacey October 10, 2017

Lovely Trip for Two

This tour was perfect. It was everything we hoped it would be. The service from Greenways was great. The gentleman who got us started in Passau explained everything to us, gave us all our necessary maps, etc and made sure the bikes were fitted to us before we started our journey. He was such a nice man. The bikes were brand new and had everything we needed. They gave us water bottles and a liter to start out with. He also gave us some energy bars for the first day. The bikes were equipped with panniers. We also had a nice square bag for the front of the bike which had a plastic encasement on the top to keep the map in. The maps were easy to read and the directions were great. I didn't know what to expect about the bike route, but seriously it was mostly flat. It was an amazingly beautiful ride. It was so relaxing and it was just the two of us. This was what my husband has wanted to do his entire life and now he has for his 50th birthday. The service from Greenways was great. They gave us vouchers for each hotel along the way. They were all lovely places. I enjoyed each and every one. We stayed at the following: Wilderman in Passau, Donauschlinge in Schlogen, Wolfinger in Linz, Goldenes Kreuz in Grein, Zur Post in Melk, Nibelungenhog in Tullin, and Hotel Austria in Vienna. The breakfasts were perfect to start a day on the bike. Most other them served scrambled eggs along with fruits, vegetables,meats and cheeses. We left our bags every morning by 9 with the reception desk at each hotel. When we would arrived at the next hotel later in the day, our bags were waiting for us in our room. The service was perfect. Every day we saw so many lovely views along the way. We also made many of the suggested stops in the directions. From Passau to Schlogen we stopped and saw the Obernzell Castle. On the way to Linz, we stopped an explored Ottensheim. We found beautiful church in Linz called the Mariendom. From Linz to Grein, we stopped and saw the Mauthausen Consentration Camp and all the memorials. (very sad, it started raining when we left. I said it was because the sky was crying) Grein was a beautiful little town. We saw the Rathhaus Theater built in 1791 there and Grein Castle. In Melk, we explored the Melk Abbey. Our favorite day was riding through the Wachau Valley, SO BEAUTIFUL!! You ride through medieval town and vineyards as far as the eye can see. On this day we stopped to Willendorf to see where the Venus of Willendorf was found. We also climbed the hill in Durnstein to see the castle ruins. There were very scenic views up there. Vienna was amazing as well. We loved the trail. It was so pleasant. We rarely saw any vehicles except when riding thru towns. The directions were easy to follow. Every hotel had good parking areas for the bikes. We enjoyed this experience very much and have already told many friends about it.

Responses from Biketours.com

Brittany December 16, 2018
Thank you for your rave review! I completely agree that the tour is relaxing, very scenic, yet offers plenty to do off the bike. We are delighted at how much you enjoyed your tour. We really do feel the small details make a huge difference in a well-organized trip. After all, we want it to feel like a vacation! Happy 50th to your husband!
ODOR RIDING CLUB May 21, 2017

Biking at it's best!

The hotels and food were an exceptional value. The bikes were well maintained and comfortable. The route and maps made trip fun and easy for first time trek era.