Day 1: Passau. Independent arrival to Passau. You will then have the handing over of the travel documents, before enjoying the rest of the day on your own to explore beautiful city that thrives on its interesting history and its lively present. The city offers a wide range of historic points of interest for you to explore, such as the Cathedral of St. Stephan, which boasts the world’s biggest church organ.
Day 2: Passau - St. Aegidi / Engelhartszell (27 km). This morning after breakfast you will get your bike and attend the information meeting. Subsequently, you will leave the three-river city and cycle into the upper Danube Valley, passing Obernzell to Engelhartszell. Make sure to visit the 'Trappisten' Monastery in Engelhartszell and taste the famous liqueurs. Includes: (B).
Day 3: St. Aegidi / Engelhartszell - Aschach / Eferding (45 km). Today you will travel on the northern Danube bank along to the unique and impressive 'Schloegener Schlinge' and then you will take a ferry to the southern bank. Tip: Move up to the 'Schloegerner view'. You will certainly not forget the wonderful scenery! Then ride into the pictorial Danube market in Aschach or further on to Eferding. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Aschach / Eferding - Linz (30 km). After breakfast you will cycle through Wihering and Ottensheim into the state capital of Upper Austria, Linz. On the one side of this city you will find idyllic lanes and the main square and on the other side there is the contemporary art and the virtual worlds at the museum in Linz. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Linz - St. Florian - Mauthausen / Enns (26 km).Today you will travel past the hydro power station Abwinden/Asten on to St. Florian, with time to visit the beautiful Baroque Monastery. You will then continue cycling to the oldest city of Austria, Enns. Visit the city square with the 60 meter city tower from the 16th century, as well as the city museum Lauriacum with its fantastic archaeological collection. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Mauthausen / Enns - Grein / Bad Kreuzen (36 - 42 km). After breakfast today you will cross the Danube by ferry to Mauthausen and then continue along the Danube through Naarn and Perg to Mitterkirchen. In this village you will find a Celt-Village and an open air museum. Then your journey will lead you through the Strudengau, into the baroque small town of Grein, your day's goal. Subsequently, you will visit the oldest city theater in Austria. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Grein / Bad Kreuzen - Marbach / Persenbeug (21 -31 km). Today you will cycle through the Strudengau. On the south bank you will pass St. Nikola and Sarmingstein and in Persenbeug you will enter the Nibelungengau. Tip: If you still have some time, you should cycle to Maria Taferl, into the famous place of pilgrimage (10 km bike ride). Includes: (B).
Day 8: Marbach / Persenbeug - Wachau (35 - 45 km). This day takes you from Marbach to Poechlam, where you can see the Nibelungen monument. You will cycle into the famous Wachau and and on to Melk very shortly after. Admire the splendid Benedictine Monastery of Melk and then cycle through the vineyards on your way to Spitz at the foot of the 1000-Bucket mountain. The mountain's name comes from it's amazing capacity to produce wine (by the bucket). Today the bike tour ends in the surroundings of Spitz, where you will stay overnight. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Wachau - Vienna (19 km). After breakfast you will cycle through the small wine town Weissenkirchen and Duernstein, well known for their unusual church and the castle. Subsequently, you will cycle into the 1000-year-old wine city and afterwards take a train to Vienna. After check in at your hotel in Vienna, explore this Danube metropolis and Waltz City, and take some time to visit the famous 'Riesenrad'. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Departure. Today you will take a train or bus journey back to Passau where your self-guided cycle tour will end. Includes: (B).
Also see tour packages in:
Europe Austria Outdoor: Land Rambler Bicycle Touring Cultural Journey
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend