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The Danube by bike, the three main sections in detail | Cycling Holidays

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Danube by bike
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6 stages, 7 nights and 8 days
Availability : April to October
Three options to choose from
Three options to choose from
Details of Danubioi by bike, all the main sections
  • Hybrid or electric bike
  • Easy / Active
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Classic route through the center of Europe

To travel along the Danube by bike is to do it along one of the first cycling routes in Europe.

Since its birth in Germany, pedaling along the banks of this river we have the possibility of visiting the heart of Europe and its heritage through several of the most important capitals such as Passau, Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest.

Despite the fact that the Danube can be covered by bicycle almost entirely, from Donaueschingen to its mouth in the Black Sea in Romania, the most common sections are these three:

We suggest you travel along the Danube by bike in a comfortable way, with everything organized and with the sole task of enjoying pedaling.

Choose the stretch of the Danube that best suits you and get to know this classic bike trip through Europe.

What will you see traveling on the Danube by bike?
  • Fürstenberg Castle and Sigmaringen
  • Ulm and its tallest church tower in the world
  • Baroque city of Grein
  • Spitz and Weißenkirchen vineyards

Routes and options to do the Danube by bike

We propose three options that for us are the most characteristic:

Any of the three options are 8 riding days, 7 nights and 6 stages of easy level in general.

Donaueschingen – Donauwörth
Discover the Danube from its source in Germany
recorrido viaje por el Danibio en bici alemania

This is the stretch of the Danube by bike that starts from the source of the river, from the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen. It is a beautiful area with a lot of forest located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb Mountains.

After this first more mountainous part, the last part of the trip will be flatter. This section is the wildest in terms of the landscape where you pedal, while at the same time you can see fertile lands and typical German agricultural villages from Oberschwaben to Donauwörth.

Start of the Danube bike route from Donaueschingen

The journey begins in Donaueschingen.

Finish

The bike trip ends in Donauwörth.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • Entrance and guided tour of Sigmaringen Castle
  • Entrance to Ulm Minster
  • Documentación completa del viaje, incluye los mapas, descripción de la ruta y lugares de interés). Disponible en Castellano en Ingles o en Alemán
  • Emergency assistance phone (English / German / Spanish)

Optional services not included

  • Bike rental (traditional or ebike)
  • Half board supplement
  • Single room supplement

Day 1: Overnight in DonaueschingenArrival in Donaueschingen

Day 2: Donaueschingen – Mühlheim/Fridingen45/50 km

Day3: Mühlheim/Fridingen – Sigmaringen45/50 km

Day 4: Sigmaringen – Obermarchtal50 km

Day 5: Obermarchtal – Blaubeuren – Ulm65 km

Day 6: Ulm – Lauingen/Dillingen50/55 km

Day 7: Lauingen/Dillingen – Donauwörth45/40 km

Día 8: End of the trip End of the trip

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Passau - Viena
Discover the beauty, history and heritage of this section

Pedaling along the Danube by bike, just as Roman emperors and kings did years ago, is one of the most outstanding cycling experiences in Europe.

It is about traveling an old commercial and military route with a lot of history. This section begins in the city of the three rivers, Passau and will end in Vienna after visiting several provinces of the Austrian country.

The landscape and environment through which you pedal is fantastic: the valleys, forests, rivers and rural areas will not leave you indifferent. In addition, along the way you will have the opportunity to taste its rich gastronomy.

In short, this section is very complete in terms of doing some sport, eating well and learning a new culture.

Start of the Danube route from Passau

The journey begins in Schärding / Passau.

Finish

The journey ends in Vienna

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 buffet or large breakfasts
  • Welcome briefing (English / German)
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • Complete documentation of the trip, including maps, description of the route, places of interest and contact numbers. (English / German).
  • 1 ferry trip (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • A GPS navigator
  • Helpline in case of emergency (English / German)

Optional services not included

  • Bike rental / e-bike / bicycle insurance
  • Lunches or dinners
  • Extra nights
  • Transfer back by van from Vienna. Daily service in the afternoon. € 59 / person (including bicycle). Reservation necessary. Payment is made at the moment
  • The tourist tax, if it is necessary to pay it, is not included in the price.

Day 1: arrival in Schärding / Passau.arrival in Schärding / Passau.

Day 2: Schärding / Passau - meander of the Danube40 – 55 km

Day 3: Danube meander - Linz50 km

Day 4: Linz – Grein55 km

Day 5: Grein – Wachau50 – 60 km

Day 6: Wachau – Krems / Traismauer / Tulln40 – 60 km

Day 7: Krems / Traismauer / Tulln – Viena45 – 65 km

Day 8: End of the trip or extension.End of the trip

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Viena - Budapest
Ride through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
recorrido de Viena a Budapest danubio en bicicleta

This section stands out for the numerous capitals through which it passes as well as for the differences in each country: Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

Among the cities, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest stand out, but there are many villages that still preserve their essence of the past in which it will be worth stopping to explore.

We will pedal along castles such as Carnuntum or Kelemantia, we will see impressive palaces, we will pass through Rye, a famous island for its rich fauna.

It is a journey to relax and unwind. You cycle on bike lanes and relatively quiet back roads. There is also some fun stretch of unpaved track without difficulty.

Start of the Danube bike trip from Vienna

The journey begins in Vienna.

Finish

The journey ends in Budapest.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 buffet or large breakfasts
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • Complete documentation of the trip, including maps, description of the route, places of interest and contact numbers. (English / German).
  • Ticket for the boat from Szentendre to Budapest including the bike (in the season when the boat does not operate, there will be a train ticket)
  • Helpline in case of emergency (English / German)

Optional services not included

  • Traditional or electric bike rental
  • Lunches or dinners
  • Extra nights
  • The tourist tax, if it is necessary to pay it, is not included in the price.

Day 1: Accommodation in ViennaArrival in Vienna

Day 2: Viena – Bratislava68 km

Day 3: Bratislava – Mosonmagyaróvár44 km

Day 4: Mosonmagyaróvár – Györ41 km

Day 5: Györ – Komárom55 km

Day 6: Komárom – Esztergo57 km

Day 7: Esztergom–Budapest58 km. + boat trip

Day 8: End of the trip End of the trip

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Where you will stay

Accommodation on Danube bike tours varies from case to case, but reliable accommodation. We work with 2 to 4-star hotels, hostels or inns that have been selected for their quality and location.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only one, is it possible to book the tour?

No, a minimum of two people is needed to book this tour

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, a fully equiped bike is available for rent. You can select during the booking process.

Is the daily luggage transfer between the accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You just have to leave it at reception, and we take care of everything. Usually it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Can I cancel the booking?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in the event of an unforeseen event, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip at no cost so that you can travel within the same year.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following management fees will apply:

• With more than 30 days, the management costs will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
• Between 30 and 15 days, the management costs will be 50% of the amount of the trip
• With less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

To have more flexibility, we recommend contracting travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance with which the trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start date with a 10% franchise. Check with us the conditions. Keep in mind that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Do you need any further clarification? get in touch, we will be delighted to assist you.