Arrive in Passau and check into your hotel. Bicycles
will be assigned between 4 pm. and 7 pm and you will have a chance
to familiarise yourself with the bike and cycling rules. A tour
company representative will be there to assist you. Be sure to
explore the town of Passau
Day 2: Passau – Schlögener Loop, approx. 41 km
Start the first cycling route through the Upper
Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the
unique "Trappist" monastery and sample some delicious liqueurs
straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive "Schlögener
Loop", where the river makes a complete 180-degrees turn.
Schlögener Loop – Linz, approx. 55 km
Between the banks of the Danube there are small
passenger ferries waiting for you to take them to cross the river.
Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of
Eferding and further to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and
European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy the evening exploring the
lovely main square of the city on foot.
Day 4: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km
An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is
highly recommended. This leg takes you through beautiful meadows and
tranquil hinterland while passing the Celtic village Mitterkirchen,
rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the
romantic castle of Clam.
Day 5: Strudengau – Nibelungengau, approx. 50 km
Today's cycling is through the fascinating landscape
of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the
Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria
Taferl and the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk.
Day 6: Nibelungengau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 50 km
A highlight of this route is
cycling through the magnificent Wachau with its terraced vineyards
and apricot groves interspersed with
castles, palaces and monasteries. On your way to Krems
you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and
In these charming villages you will find quaint taverns
which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best.
Day 7: Krems/surroundings – Vienna, approx. 40 km + train ride Krems
Train from Krems, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
region to Tulln. From here you will ride your bike directly through
the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and pass through "The Gates of
Vienna". Along the way don’t forget to stop in and visit the
impressive monastery in Klosterneuburg and then continue on to "The
City of Music": Vienna.
Day 8: Vienna
There are optional hop-on hop-off bus tours to see
the many highlights of Vienna