The Danube cycle path with boat & bike  - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 180 km/112 mi
  • Distance per day:
    26-45 km / 16-28 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the afternoon coffee and cake, in the evenings we serve three-course meal. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

The Danube cycle path with boat & bike

Passau - Vienna with MS Carissima from EUR 599

The Tour

The Danube cycle path with boat & bike

On this varied tour by bike and ship along the Danube, you will experience both rural Austria - the Danube valley, Strudengau and Wachau regions - and the effervescent capital cities of Vienna and Bratislava. The starting point of your journey "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" is the Bishop's city of Passau with its historical town centre and the impressive Oberhaus fortress. This tour along the Danube with the MS Carissima can wholeheartedly be recommended both to novices and experienced riders.

The Danube cycle path with boat & bike
 

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, boat trip into the sunset through the Danube valley.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Brandstatt, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Visit the Engelhartsszell monastery before cycling through the awe-inspiring Danube Gorge at the Schlögen Loop.

Day 3 Brandstatt - Linz, approx. 26 km/16 mi
In Ottensheim and Wilhering beer gardens of local breweries await your visit, before you’re off to Linz which offers great museums and the Pöstlingberg hill.

Day 4 Mauthausen - Grein, approx. 35 km/22 mi
Today you will cycle across the large plateau of the Machland region. The Celtic village near Mitterkirchen and the small Baroque town of Grein are worth a visit.

Day 5 Tulln - Vienna, approx. 35 km/22 mi
You’ll cycle through Klosterneuburg and the Roman city of Tulln to reach the former Royal and Imperial metropolis Vienna. In Tulln it is worth visiting the GARTEN Tulln, Europe's first ecological garden show.

Day 6 Discovering Vienna
Go shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße, or relax in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island: there is lots to explore.

Day 7 Wachau, approx. 35 km/22 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 10:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where the tour "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" concludes.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Carissima:

Included in "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7 x dinner, three-course meal
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • captain’s reception
  • welcome cocktail
  • gala dinner
  • farewell cocktail
  • crew show
  • onboard musicians
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional Guided Cycling Package
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 14 square metres (151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • movable ground-level beds
  • windows on middle and upper decks can be opened

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide

    ferry trips
    rental helmet
  • Dates for the "Guided Cycling Package":
    04.06. + 30.07. + 01.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 10, maximum number of participants: 18

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    30.04. + 21.05. + 04.06. + 25.06.
    09.07. +
    30.07. + 06.08. + 27.08.
    10.09. + 01.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 90. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

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april / october:   
2-bed ECO-standardEUR 599  
2-bed standardEUR 699  
2-bed comfort ECO EUR 729 
2-bed comfort EUR 829 
2-bed superior  EUR 929
august:   
2-bed ECO-standardEUR 699  
2-bed standardEUR 799  
2-bed comfort ECO EUR 829 
2-bed comfort EUR 929 
2-bed superior  EUR 1029
may / june / july /september:   
2-bed ECO-standardEUR 799 
2-bed standardEUR 899  
2-bed comfort ECO EUR 929 
2-bed comfort EUR 1029 
2-bed superior  EUR 1129
    
2-bed superior cabin
single ocupancy
+ 55%
child 0-2,9 years
child 3-12,9 years
in a cabin with 1 adult
-90 %
-20 %
 
Guided Cycling Package  EUR 165
rental bike EUR  80
e-bike  EUR 180
private bikesEUR 25
private e-bikeEUR 35

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 71 EUR , fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 83 EUR , roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 35
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 200-250
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): EUR 300

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

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.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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