First-timers

The adventure begins

So you’re interested in your first bike tour? Congratulations!

Many of our clients tell us that bicycle touring has changed their lives and opened their eyes to a new and exciting type of travel.

We know it can be a bit daunting planning that first tour. Don’t worry! We’ll help get you started and point you in the right direction to make sure your first trip sets the stage for many more dream tours to come. In the meantime, we have some valuable tips on choosing, planning, and going on your first bike tour.

This was my first bike tour and I cannot say enough positive things about my experience. The trip was more than a bike tour—it was a cultural tour. The sites are absolutely breathtaking. I’m giving myself a few weeks to recover and then planning my next one!”

(C.R., Washington, D.C.)

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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
  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 5

Self-Guided: from €575 (US$719)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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...
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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.3

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.3

Self-Guided: from €615 (US$769)

US$ based on current exchange rate

This route is named after a breathtaking mountain range. But you don 't have to worry: You cycle through the valleys along the rivers "Salzach" and "Saalach." The trail is mostly flat, but nevertheless, you should have some basic condition. We...
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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 (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)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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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Vienna – Prague Greenways

Country: Austria, Czech republic

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 3
  • 4.7

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 3
  • 4.7

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

US$ based on current exchange rate

This tour follows one of the great undiscovered cycling trails in Central Europe. The route is full of cultural and historical gems featuring 6 UNESCO world heritage sites: Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, the Chateaux of Valtice and Lednice, the...
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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)

US$ based on current exchange rate

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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Lake Constance Bicycle Path

Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland

  • 6 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.6

  • 6 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.6

Self-Guided: from €579 (US$724)

US$ based on current exchange rate

The Lake Constance cycle route is one of the most popular bicycle routes in Europe. On this tour you will cycle around the entire lake and get to know three countries and four islands (Reichenau, Mainau, Lindau and Werd). The main highlights are...
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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 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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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4.5

Self-Guided: from €555 (US$694)

US$ based on current exchange rate

Everybody knows them, the melodies of the "Serenade No. 13" and "The Blue Danube Waltz!" On this tour, you will start in Salzburg where Mozart was born, cycling straight through the beautiful hilly lake district of the Salzkammergut. Once you...
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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 2
  • 4

Guided: from €849 (US$1061)

US$ based on current exchange rate

Some of the most beautiful cities of Flanders and Holland are highlighted during this tour: Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam, where you can still feel the charm of days long gone. After embarkation, you will have plenty of time to discover...
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  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4

  • 7 nights
  • Difficulty: 1
  • 4

Guided: from €899 (US$1124)

US$ based on current exchange rate

You will visit the world famous cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges and will have the opportunity to cycle through the beautiful – and flat – Dutch countryside of Zeeland and the western Flanders region of Belgium. Along...
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