Athletic Danube Bike Path
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 335 km / 208 mi
  • Distance per day:
    110-115 km / 68-72 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    The Danube Cycle Path is consistently flat.
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle path, only occasionally on roads.
  • Return transfer:
    By minibus or by train (included).
Eating and drinking
Whether simple or sophisticated: Austrian cuisine is diverse and imaginative. As there is a great selection of restaurants everywhere on this journey, we do not offer half-board. A typical dinner costs between 10-20 € per person, but there are also cheaper or more exclusive restaurants available.

Athletic cycling on the Danube

5 days / 4 nights with return transfer from EUR 359

The Tour

Athletic cycling on the Danube - Schärding

On this tour there is "No mercy for your calves" – this saying rhymes in German: “Keine Gnade für die Wade”. On this trip you can indulge your passion for cycling and unwind on 100 kilometres of perfect paths every day. Clear your mind and enjoy the varied landscape and rustic cuisine in cosy country inns, before spending the night in a comfortable hotel. At the end of this "Athletic Cycling on the Danube" Tour, the vibrant Danube metropolis Vienna awaits and invites you to take a ride on the Ferris wheel in the famous Prater amusement park.

Athletic cycling on the Danube - Wachau

Day 1 Arrival in Schärding
Try the excellent beer in the pretty baroque town of Schärding or while the hours away on the Inn promenade.

Day 2 Schärding - Passau - Linz, ca. 110 km
First you’ll speedily cycle along the Inn, then the Danube Valley becomes tight, high and steep, the Schlögener Meander is especially impressive.

Day 3 Linz - Melk, ca. 110 km
Try the real Linzer Torte, a regional cake speciality, before setting off through the vast Machland region to the wild and romantic Strudengau landscape.

Day 4 Melk - Wien, ca. 115 km
Vineyards and castle ruins line your path through the Wachau region. The path will lead you through the Tulln Basin and along the Vienna Woods to its destination.

Day 5 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. But why not extend your tour "Athletic cycling on the Danube" in Vienna?



Included in your package "Athletic cycling on the Danube":

  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Vienna, 1 piece p.p., 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • return transfer by train, excl. bike,
    return transfer by bus, incl. bike,
    please reserve with your original booking
  • ferry journey Au-Schlögen incl. bike
  • ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • visitor's tax to be paid on site
  • GPS-tracks
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike


  • Category L:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 4* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrivals daily from 27.03. to 09.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour


All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 359 EUR saver price
     27.03.-09.04. + 02.10.-9.10
  • 409 EUR basic price
    10.04.-30.04. + 18.09.-01.10.
  • 449 EUR seasonal price
    01.05. - 17.09.
  • 140 EUR single room surcharge
  •   60 EUR rental bike
  • 160 EUR e-bike
  •  -28 EUR discount, no return transfer
  •   65 EUR additional night in Schärding, DBL, incl. breakfast
  •   90 EUR additional night in Schärding, SGL, incl. breakfast
  •   65 EUR additional night in Vienna, DBL, incl. breakfast
  • 110 EUR additional night in Vienna, SGL, incl. breakfast
  • booking code "Athletic cycling on the Danube":
  • how you can save some money

The booking process

The Tour



  • Parking in Schärding:
    Free parking right on the bike path.
  • Arrival by train:
    The hotels are approximately 1 kilometres from the train station.
  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 3 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 30
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 100-130

  • Arrival at Vienna airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 310 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 3 hours.
    Taxi Schwechat airport to Vienna Central Station: approx. EUR 35 for up to 4 passengers
    Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 60
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 370-420

  • Return by minibus (included):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 2 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, must be booked together with holiday. The transfer Vienna-Schärding can also take place at the beginning of the trip

  • Return transfer by train (included):
    Good connections via Vienna main train station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), change trains 1x, duration approx. 2,5 - 3 hours. You must reserve own bikes several days in advance (not included). The transfer Vienna-Schärding can also take place at the beginning of the trip

Perfectly looked after:

  • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

The Tour
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