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Self-Guided Cycling

 Danube Cycle Path
Passau to Vienna


.     Day 1: Passau

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.

Day 3: 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 Durnstein.
     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 - Tulln

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 

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