Danube River

Abundant history and culture

It’s one of Europe’s most popular cycling routes, and for good reason.

On its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube River flows through Bavaria to Passau, Germany, crosses the Austrian border and continues onward to Vienna, one of the world’s cultural capitals. It then continues through Slovakia and Hungary to Budapest. Along the way, there are stunning river landscapes, picturesque villages, and medieval towns, as well as castles, monasteries, vast gardens and sprawling vineyards.

The German and Austrian sections offer hundreds of miles of dedicated, well-marked, paved bike paths that are ideal for first-time bicycle tourists and families. This region is best enjoyed from May to September.

We enjoyed our bike trip along the Danube River immensely. Dedicated bike paths that were paved and level made for easy biking. Beautiful scenery along the river and thru farms and vineyards, picturesque little towns, lovely churches, monasteries, and castles.”

(S.C. Long Island, NY)

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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

Danube Bike and Boat: Passau-Vienna-Passau

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4

Self-Guided: from €659 (US$824)

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The bike tour along the German/Austrian Danube is a special pleasure because your "floating hotel" is always with you! You will cycle gently downhill along lush green river banks, through small, dreamy villages in the impressive Danube landscapes....
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Danube Waltz Bike and Boat Passau – Budapest – Passau

Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.5

Self-Guided: from €699 (US$874)

US$ based on current exchange rate

By bike and boat from the "Bavarian Venice" directly into the heart of the famous and glamorous former K+K monarchy Austria/Hungary. You can look forward to three of Europes most charming capitals: Vienna, the metropolis of Waltz, Bratislava, the...
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Vienna to Budapest (Classic)

Country: Austria, Hungary

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.1

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.1

Self-Guided: from €599 (US$749)

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On this bike path you will explore lowland forests, original villages and magical cities. Of course the 3 metropolises Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest are the best-known. In Carnuntum and in the Roman castle Kelemantia you find Roman relics from...
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Vienna to Budapest (Service Plus)

Country: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

Guided: from €2090 (US$2612)
Self-Guided: from €1390 (US$1737)

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Following the fall of Communism, it is possible to continue biking along the Danube River into Hungary. As you cycle into the heart of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, you will pass impressive monuments, magnificent palaces and exquisite...
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Tauern Bike Path (Krimml-Passau)

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

Self-Guided: from €615 (US$769)

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From the Salzach origin above Saalach and Inn to the Danube - it is hard to believe that cycling could be so convenient and easy on flat dedicated bike paths through the world of the Alps. Following the “Donauradweg” (Danube-bike-path), on the...
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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 5

Self-Guided: from €635 (US$794)

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Biking along the German/Austrian Danube is a very special pleasure because the hotel is always with you! Gently downhill, mostly with a helpful tailwind, you are experiencing the impressive river as it meanders in the Donauschlinge ("Great Loop")...
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Danube Bike and Boat: Passau-Budapest-Passau

Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4

Self-Guided: from €799 (US$999)

US$ based on current exchange rate

Travel by bike and boat along the Danube River – a really special experience, because your "floating hotel" is accompanying you at all times! Accompanied by a comfortable cruise ship you cycle along Europe's second largest river, the Danube,...
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Danube Family Tour 7 Nights

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.6

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.6

Self-Guided: from €748 (US$935)

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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...
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  • 8 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.6

  • 8 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.6

Self-Guided: from €1025 (US$1281)

US$ based on current exchange rate

While most clients are more than pleased with our Classic tour, many have asked for a more upscale option. We're pleased to introduce Danube Bike Path: Upscale Lodging, which stays in the top hotels in each overnight stop along the way, primarily...
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Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Classic)

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.7

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4.7

Self-Guided: from €778 (US$972)

US$ based on current exchange rate

This is the classic version of the Danube Bike Path tour. For 5-star hotels in different towns along the way, please also see the Upscale Lodging version of this tour. Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the...
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Danube Bike Path 5-nights (Active)

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 5 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 5 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
Self-Guided: from €495 (US$619)

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This 5-night tour along the Danube River is a "sporty" experience for travelers interested in covering longer cycling distances each day. The active option described here treats you an average of 50 miles each day. If you're looking for a more...
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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
Guided: from USD2974

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Discover the most beautiful bike paths along the Danube while taking advantage of the convenience and comfort of a cruise on this guided tour. You will learn to waltz with traditionally costumed dancers, taste local wines, and cycle by castles,...
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Danube Cycle Path Passau – Budapest

Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

  • 13 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

  • 13 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

Self-Guided: from €995 (US$1243)

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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...
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Vienna to Budapest 5-nights (Active)

Country: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

  • 5 nights
  • Difficulty: 3
  • 5 nights
  • Difficulty: 3
Self-Guided: from €465 (US$581)

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This 5-night tour from Vienna to Budapest is a "sporty" experience for travelers interested in covering longer cycling distances each day. The active option described here treats you an average of 54 miles each day. If you're looking for a more...
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Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Service Plus)

Country: Austria, Germany

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 5

Guided: from €2090 (US$2612)
Self-Guided: from €1390 (US$1737)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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...
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