Linz to Vienna - Cycling the Danube
Loved by many, this is the most famous cycling trail in Europe. The route is smooth, easy, and stunningly beautiful. Ride through pretty Austrian towns priveding excellent services for cyclists along the Danube river. See the romatic river meanders near the town of Schlogen, and the vineyards, meadows, and orchards of the Wachau wine region. Continue through small towns with rich cultural heritage: Melk with its beautiful monastry, Grein, and Krems on to the graceful city of Vienna.
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Day 1 : Arrive in Vienna, transfer to Linz
Distance 1 : 40 Miles - 65 Km
You will be met by our representative and given a tour welcome briefing.
Then you will start biking to Grein. The first stop on the route is Enns, once a Roman settlement called Lauriocum and one of the oldest towns in Austria. The tower in Enns, built in 1565-68 is a masterpiece of Renaissance design. Another stop along the way is the riverside town of Mauthausen lesser known as the site of a terrible concentration camp in WWII. The rest of the route brings you through the meadow landscapes of the Machland river plain to the beginning of the Strudengau river valley. On the way you will pass through the towns of Wallsee and Ardagger, finally arriving at the town of Grein. Grein, on the banks of the Danube, has a 15th century castle.
Accommodation : Hotel Goldenes Kreuz - "Grein"
Day 2 : Grein to Melk
Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km
Between Linz and Melk you will be cycling through the beautiful landscape of the Studengau, a narrow section of the Danube. Today you'll take a peaceful, romantic ride through the countryside along the Danube, passing though tiny Austrian villages. After the village of Marbach, you will pass the Maria Taferl, a centuries old pilgrimage destination perched on a rugged hilltop. As you cycle on to Melk you will begin to encounter the historical landscape of Nibelungengau. Then it is on to Melk with its famous Benedictine Monastery and spectacular church.
Accommodation : Hotel Zur Post - "Melk"
Day 3 : Melk to Tulln
Distance 1 : 47 Miles - 76 Km
The route follows the Danube through the beautiful, UNESCO protected Wachau wine region with its many vineyards and orchards. Along the way is Durnstein, a very picturesque town with narrow streets, busy squares and charming shops. Next comes the historic town of Krems with its 17th century town hall and many beautiful churches. After Krems you cross the Danube and get a superb view of the town. Then you bike through Traismauer, past the Gottweg monastery, to the town of Tulln.
Accommodation : Hotel Nibelungenhof - "Tulln"
Day 4 : Tulln to Vienna
Distance 1 : 24 Miles - 38 Km
This final, short stage brings you through the Wienerwald forest to Klosterneuburg with its Augustine Church, from 1108. The destination, Vienna is a vibrant, beautiful city with many things to do including seeing the cathedral and the amazingly designed Hundertwasser House, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1985.
Accommodation : Hotel Austria - "Vienna"
Day 5 : Departure day
Departure after breakfast. Depending on your wishes, we can arrange additional accommodation or transportation before or after your tour.
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Day : Pre-tour Night, 4, Post-tour Night
Experience Vienna in its most personal ambiance!Courtyard terrace, Hotel AustriaLook forward to your stay in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our 3 star hotel, personally guided and designed meticulously and lovingly, situated right in the heart of Vienna.Our hotel lies in the midst of the historical Old City of Vienna, only a short walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg and the famous shopping streets. Lie down in one of our 46 comfortable and peaceful rooms, equipped with free wireless LAN (WI-FI) hotspot, a 5 language cable-TV, a telephone with mailbox, an extensive minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and most of all, a uniquely individual ambiance!
Day : 1
Our hotel is a classic home with an intimate, family-style ambience.It is located on the Main Square in the center of Grein. Its proximity to the bicycle lane that runs along the Danubemakes it ideally located for cyclists touring the Danube area.The hotel is also ideally located for guests interested in cultural events
Day : 2
Holidays are a special time to relax, recover or be active. Whether hiking, riding your bike or simply relaxing with a nice glass of wine &ndash
Day : 3
Located in the "town in bloom" Tulln, the Nibelungenhof offers a unique mediterranean ambience. We are a small and charming hotel and would like to invite our guests to relax along the Danube river.Our house has been totally renovated in October 2005 and has now 18 individually furnished rooms to offer.\tHotel Nibelungenhof in TullnOn sunny days you can relax on our summer terrace.
Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SPORTSTER 40 - ( or equivalent)
GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.
- 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
- Daily breakfast at each hotel
- Hybrid bike rental included
- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
- All luggage transfers
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
What's not included
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
Arrive to the Vienna Airport and transfer by train to Passau (2hrs 30 min). Then take a taxi to your hotel.
Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.
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Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.