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Salzburg-Vienna, River Option

“Beyond my expectations. Great scenery. Friendly people.” — S.G.

“Beyond my expectations. Great scenery. Friendly people.” — S.G.

“Beyond my expectations. Great scenery. Friendly people.” — S.G.

“Beyond my expectations. Great scenery. Friendly people.” — S.G.

“Beyond my expectations. Great scenery. Friendly people.” — S.G.
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  • 8 nights | 35 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Self-guided from: €615
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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 Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

Bike tour from Mozart's city of Salzburg into the heart of Europe: Vienna – passing medieval cities, fortresses, and monasteries, and along the rivers Salzach, Inn, and Danube – into the untouched Upper Danube Valley and the beautiful Wachau Valley.

In the Danube Valley, you experience romantic castles, cozy villages, vineyards and a well-prepared bike path along the majestic river. Unforgettable end of the tour is the Austrian capital, Vienna, with its countless sights.

Daily program

Day 1: Salzburg
Individual arrival to Salzburg.

Day 2: Salzburg – Burghausen (34 miles/55 km)
You will leave the festival city of Salzburg and take the path along the bank of the Salzach to Oberndorf. It was here that the Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" was written in 1818, as the little "Silent Night Chapel" reminds us.

In the afternoon you will reach your destination for the day: Burghausen, with the longest castle buildings in the world.
Overnight in Burghausen.

Day 3: Burghausen – Schärding (42 miles/68 km)
Today you'll come upon the Inn-Salzach lookout point, where the Salzach flows into the Inn. You will pass through Braunau and come then to Obernberg, a thousand-year-old town with an extremely beautiful market square.

Not long after that, you arrive at Reichersberg Abbey, where the Augustine canons have lived for more than 900 years. From Reichersberg it is only a few miles to your destination, Schärding.
Overnight in Schärding.

Day 4: Schärding – Schlögen (37 miles/58 km)
Take your leave of the beautiful baroque town of Schärding with its enchanting "Silberzeile" and ride via Wernstein along the Inn again to the "city of three rivers," Passau. You will follow the Danube all the way to the famous Danube loop of Schlögen ("Schlögener Schlinge").
Overnight in Schlögen.

Day 5: Schlögen – Linz (32 miles/51 km) 
You ride today through some of the most beautiful countryside to Aschach and on to Wilhering Abbey. After passing through Ottensheim you reach Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.
Overnight in Linz.

Day 6: Linz – Grein/Ardagger (41 miles/65 km)
Via Mauthausen or Enns, the oldest town in Austria, you arrive via Wallsee at Ardagger/Grein, which marks the beginning of the Strudengau.
Overnight in Grein/Ardagger.

Day 7: Grein/Ardagger – Melk/Emmersdorf (34 miles/54 km)
Past Marbach, the pilgrimage center of Maria Taferl greets you from the hills, and after passing the Danube power station you arrive in Melk/Emmersdorf, where you can pay a visit to the famous Benedictine Abbey.
Overnight in Melk/Emmersdorf.

Day 8: Melk/Emmersdorf – Krems – Vienna (25 miles/40 km + train ride)
Today you ride through the beautiful Wachau region, well known for its choice wines. The destination of your cycling trip is Krems, where you will hand over your bicycles and travel the rest of the way to Vienna by train (tickets are included in the tour package).
Overnight in Vienna.

Day 9: Vienna
Departure day.

Route Map

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


Daily: May 4-Oct 13, 2019
Low Season: May 04, 2019 - May 10, 2019, Oct 07, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Shoulder Season: May 11, 2019 - May 31, 2019, Sep 02, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
High Season: Jun 01, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019


Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
Shoulder season surchage
High season surcharge
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Optional dinner package
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
Electrically assisted bike
Extra Nights, Salzburg, prices starting at
Per person, double occupancy
Single room (1 person/1 room)
Extra Nights, Vienna
Per person, double occupancy
Single room (1 person/1 room)
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through The primary benefits of booking your tour through 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 We look forward to serving you!

Austria Radreisen Terms and Conditions

Cancellation of the trip resp. change of reservation:
If you want to cancel the tour, please inform us immediately.

We charge the following cancellation fees:

  • up to 28 days before departure: 20 % of the total travel price per person
  • from 27 up to 14 days before departure: 30 % of the toal travel price per person
  • from 13 up to 8 days before depature: 50 % of the total travel price per person
  • from 7 until 4 days before departure: 70 % of the total travel price per person
  • from the 3 day or no-show: 90 % of the total travel price per person.

The arrival day counts as the beginning of the journey. In case of re-booking (changes with respecting to travel date/category/type of room/board) up to 28 days before departure, we charge a service fee of € 55, -- per booking. Later re-booking (if still possible) cannot be carried out until after the cancellation of the travel contract according to the given terms and simultaneous new registration. Special terms apply partly to tours in collaboration with a local contract partner.

The travel price includes the booking of a double room per person; however, single travelers have the possibility of booking a single room against surcharge. Due to limited numbers of single rooms in some hotels, travelers are (in cases of emergency) expected to make do with simpler rooms. For details about the extent of contractual services, please consult the service section of the respective tour. On the main, the stages of the itinerary represent the daily destinations. In particular cases, we need to assume your consent for switching to places in the nearer vicinity without a reduction.

Changes of the travel price:
The tour operator reserves the right to raise the booking price on grounds which are not dependent on his will or unforeseeable, provided the travel date lies 2 months after the conclusion of contract. Such reasons are, exclusively, changes in transportation costs such as raise in fuel or embarkation/disembarkation expenses in harbors. The organizer can raise the booking price according to the following calculations: a. in case of a rise with regard to the cabin, the travelers can be expected to pay an increase. b. in other cases, the additional transportation costs, which carriers demand for each transport, will be divided by the number of cabin places of the arranged transport. The resultant increase for the cabin can be charged to the traveler. We are obligated to inform you immediately (otherwise no later than 21 before the arranged date of arrival) about an intended, legally permissible price increase. A price increase after that time is not permissible. Should price increases exceed 5 % of the total booking price, the traveler is entitled to withdraw from the travel contract without any further costs. You are bound to make use of this right immediately after receipt of the notification of change. In this case we will reimburse you for all your earlier payments. There exist no further claims.

With the due diligence of a proper merchant, we are liable for the correctness of the descriptions of all given travel services as described in the catalogue, as well as for the proper selection and mediation of service providers (hotels, transport companies etc.) and conscientious travel preparation and arrangement. For visits that are included in the program, but which are no longer possible for reasons that are beyond our control (e.g. renovations, barriers, reconstructions etc.), we cannot be held responsible. You partake in the journey at your own risk. Every participant is solely responsible for his or her physical ability to meet the challenges of the booked trip. Likewise, every traveler is responsible for abiding by the road traffic regulations. The conditions of transport of the respective transport companies apply. Our liability – whatever the legal ground – is limited to a total of the triple of the travel price, insofar as the damage has not been caused deliberately or through gross negligence on our part, or insofar as we are solely responsible on account of a fault committed by one of our service providers. We do not reimburse you for unused services. Every client is responsible to conform personally to all pass, visa, customs and health regulations. Minors can only participate if they are accompanied by a legal guardian. If a trip has to be cancelled for reasons which are beyond our influence (acts of God, strikes etc.) or concerning boat and bike tours in case of extremely high water or low water or in case of an engine trouble, we will reimburse you for the already paid travel price (no more requirements). We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 21 days (at the latest) before departure, if not at least 8 people have signed up for it. In this case you will be notified immediately and receive a refund of all previous payments. Further claims do not exist. Should you - contrary to expectations- have any reason for complaints, please communicate them to us or the tour operator of the journey (please refer to your travel documents). Furthermore, we will receive complaints in written form until one month at the latest after the end of the trip (the date as indicated in the contract). A written confirmation is needed for any oral agreements to take effect; changes in services and prices are reserved, as well as the correction of errors and printing and spelling mistakes. The place of jurisdiction is the home of the tour operator.

Bicycle tours in collaboration with a local contractual partner:
Special terms partly apply for these tours (cancellation, children discount, insurance, services etc.) Please pay attention to the service block of the respective bicycle tour. More detailed information is available on inquiry.

In addition to the European Travel Insurance, you may take out a cancellation insurance policy in the amount of €25 per person for all bicycle tours organized by the tour operator.

All photos used by permission. ©Austria Radreisen


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Average Ratings

  • Overall


  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Included meals 4.7
  • Bikes & equipment 4
  • Hotels or boat 4.3
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 4.3
  • Tour documents 4.3
  • Local tour company services 4
  • Route selection 5


Skiguy71 July 16, 2018

Fantastic Austrian Bike Tour

This bike tour along the Danube River in Austria was beyond my expectations. Well organized. Great scenery. Friendly people.

Andy July 8, 2018

Trip of a lifetime

Even a novice rider could do this trip. And electric bikes are available

Biabattistella September 19, 2016

Sensacional tour!

The road was perfect, the view was wonderful and the shuttle service baggage was as expected.