Weissenkirchen in the Wachau

Cycle the Danube In Style

Imagine cycling along quiet, easy-going paths following the banks of the glistening blue Danube and arriving at elegant hotels in beautiful surroundings. Follow one of Europe's best-loved cycling routes along the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna, with an everchanging river landscape. Historically one of the most important and oldest trade routes, the regions combine a lot of different cultures and traditions. Cycling the Danube is like a culinary journey and you're guaranteed to dine on fresh local produce each day, washed down with an excellent glass of wine from one of the winemaking villages from the Wachau, where fruit orchards and vineyards grow side by side.

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Bike Riding · Bavarian Forest
Passau to Schlögen
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 39.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 10 m
Descent 27 m

Passau is right on the border of Austria and you are soon cycling through the wonderful scenery of the Upper Danube Valley on the way to Schlögen. ...

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Bike Riding · Donau Oberösterreich
Schlögen to Linz
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 53.3 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 33 m
Descent 56 m

Cycle along the Danube to the Eferdinger basin before you arrive in the traditional Austrian village of Linz. 

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Bike Riding · Region Linz
Linz to Grein (Strudengau)
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 61 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 12 m
Descent 34 m

Heading out from Linz, enjoy today's cycle through the countryside and past classic Austrian villages.    

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Bike Riding · Donau Oberösterreich
Grein (Strudengau) to Melk (Nibelungengau)
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 51.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 22 m
Descent 47 m

Cross over to the south side of the Danube for today's cycle through some of the most inspiring landscape of your trip.   

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Bike Riding · Donau-Niederösterreich
Melk (Nibelungengau) to Durnstein
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 31.7 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 20 m
Descent 37 m

More delights are in-store today in the beautiful Wachau Valley, an area that is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bike Riding · Donau-Niederösterreich
Durnstein to Tulln
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 50.2 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 17 m
Descent 57 m

Leave the vineyards behind as you head to the romantic town of Tulln, famed for its beautiful market gardens and Art Nouveau painter Egon Schiele.

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Bike Riding · Donau-Niederösterreich
Tulln to Vienna
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 30 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 14 m
Descent 27 m

Cycle into Vienna from Tulln via the impressive Klosterneuburg Monastery. 

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