Athletic Danube Bike Path
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 330 km / 205 mi
  • Distance per day:
    105-115 km / 65-72 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 15-25 € 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 489 €

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, approx. 110 km/68 mi
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, approx. 105 km/65 mi
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, approx. 115 km/72 mi
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?

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Included in "Athletic cycling on the Danube":

  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Vienna,
    no maximum number of items,
    maximum weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • return transfer by train, excl. bike,
    please reserve with your original booking
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • visitor's tax to be paid on site
  • optional rental bike
  • optional return transfer by bus, incl. bike,
    departure approx. 2 pm


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.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrivals daily from 30.03. to 12.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour


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

  • 489 € saver price
    30.03.-12.04. + 28.09.-12.10.
  • 539 € basic price
    13.04.-03.05. + 14.09.-27.09.
  • 569 € seasonal price
    04.05. - 13.09.
  • 200 € single room surcharge
  •   80 € rental bike
  • 210 € e-bike
  •   40 € surcharge return transfer bus excl. bike
  •   80 € surcharge return transfer bus incl. bike
  • - 28 € discount, no return transfer Vienna - Passau
  •   90 € additional night in Schärding, double room, B&B
  • 120 € additional night in Schärding, single room, B&B
  •   90 € additional night in Vienna, double room, B&B
  • 160 € additional night in Vienna, single room, B&B
  • booking code "Athletic cycling on the Danube":
  • how you can save some money

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Athletic cycling on the Danube":

  • Parking in Schärding:
    Free parking right on the bike path.
  • Arrival by train:
    The hotels are approximately 1 kilometre from the train station.
  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Schärding approx. 180 km, nearly good train connections, journey takes approx. 2,5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 50 €

  • Arrival at Vienna airport:
    Distance to Schäring approx. 290 km, good train connections, journey takes approx. 4 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 60 €

  • Return by minibus (included):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 2 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, must be booked together with holiday.
    The transfer from Vienna to Schärding can also be undertaken 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 from Vienna to Schärding can also be undertaken 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.

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