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The Danube by bike and by boat from Passau to Vienna - Primadonna

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Exceptional 8-day and 7-night cycling and boat trip on the Danube from Passau with full board aboard MS Primadonna.

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Danube cruise between Passau and Vienna

 

 


The Danube by bike on Eurovelo 6 is one of the most successful and popular routes for cycle tourists. The valleys and their landscape, the superb vineyards and the expanses of the Hungarian plains will leave you with lasting memories of this cruise. You can contemplate and visit abbeys, castles and palaces as well as cities like Vienna or Linz.
 
The highlights of the stay:

  • Vienna and Linz
  • The Danube loop
  • Danube Auen National Park
  • Castles along the Danube

 

Day 1: Passau


Individual arrival in Passau by train or car and transfer from our local correspondent's private car park or from Passau's main station to the Primadonna boat, at around 16:30 (if booked). 
During dinner, you will enjoy a welcome briefing with the week's programme.
Sail to Obermühl, where the boat docks for the night.


Day 2: Schlögen to Linz - 56 km

 

Collection of hire bikes. Your first cycle tour on the Danube begins through the valley near Kaiserau. You reach Ottensheim and then the dynamic and culturally rich city of Linz. You can visit the historic city centre, Hauptsatz square and Linz Cathedral.  


Optional: "200 years of Anton Bruckner" concert on the Bruckner organ in Linz.

 

Day 3: Linz to Grein - 57 km

 

Disembark and take the cycle path that leads directly into the countryside. Your cycle tour takes you through magnificent countryside to Lake Pleschinger See. You can admire the castles of Pragstein, Wallsee and Greinburg. The Primadonna awaits you in the charming baroque town of Grein, which you can visit in the evening. 


Day 4: Ybbs to Wachau Dürnstein - 59 km

 

From Ybbs/Persenbeug, drive to Gottsdorf on the north bank to the Wachau valley. You arrive in the first wine villages via Gottsdorf and Emmersdorf, along the vineyards, passing through the famous wine village of Dürnstein.

 

Day 5: Dürnstein to Vienna - 59 km

 

Cycle through the Wachau and the Vienna Woods to Krems (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Gozzoburg and Königsberg.
The tour continues by bike to the flower-filled town of Tulln (Egon Schiele Museum with 16 originals) before returning to the ship for lunch. Sail to Vienna, then take an individual tour of the city of the waltz.
Optional: at 9:30 pm, visit Vienna by night (1h30).


Day 6: Vienna to Bratislava - 27 km

 

On this day, you have 2 options: a tour of Vienna by bike (27 km) or a trip through the Donau-Auen National Park (68 km).

Option 1: Vienna by bike on a cycle path with an optional visit to the Vienna Museum of Art History. Join the Primadonna for lunch on board or take away lunch for the second option.
Option 2: Boat trip in the National Park to Hainburg and Bratislava on a cycle path along the Danube through the National Park via Wolfsthal to the centre of Bratislava.

Day 7: Melk to Grein - 52 km

 

This stage continues through Wachau and Strudengau. A visit to Melk and its monastery is a must before starting the cycle route to Pöchlarn, Freyenstein and then Grein. 
Your cycling trip on the Danube is coming to an end. Enjoy your last evening with a farewell dinner. 


Day 8: Passau

 

Disembark in Passau before 10 am. A bus transfer will take you back to the station or to the car park (if reserved).

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General informations :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Boat comfort level: Deluxe
  • Languages ​​spoken on board: English and German
  • Child rates: contact us

 

The dates :

Departure from Passau on Fridays 28/06, 09/08 et 30/08/2024

All departures are full for 2024

 

Included :

  • Full board stay (picnic lunch)
  • Free loop tour
  • 2 hydrojet massages per cabin + shaving or hairdressing (washing and drying)
  • Daily personalized tour information
  • Detailed maps and descriptions of the routes and GPS data

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits

The options :

  • Bike theft insurance (for rented bikes)
  • cancellation insurance
  • rental bike
  • Extra night (s) in a 3 * or 4 * hotel in Passau
  • Additional nights in Linz, Passau, Vienna

Levels:

 

1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :

 

Flat, very smooth roads and paths. Cycle paths all along the Danube.

 

Weather :

 

Continental, mild sun, pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality:

 

- 0 to 59 km of hiking per day, or about 3 to 5 hours of cycling.
- Easy to follow route. No difficulty, accessible to all.

 

Bibliography:

 

- bike guide from Passau to Vienna (Cartovelo)

 


The participants :

 

On board you meet an international community of all ages, men, women, singles and couples with children.

 

Support :

 

Self-guided tour, daily discussions with an on-board guide about the next day's route. English or German language
On board, the captain and his crew. They are responsible for the smooth running of the holidays (on the boat) and take the boat from stage to stage. The cook prepares the meals.

 

Meals :

 

- Breakfasts: On the boat, you will find a buffet breakfast offering hot and cold dishes.
- Lunches: On the boat = 3 courses offered // By bike = picnic provided.
- Snack: After the daily route you will find, when you arrive on the boat, various drinks, such as tea and coffee.
- Dinners: 3 courses
- Drinks are not included.

 

The bike :

 

The rental bike is a VTC. To be specified when booking, 21 speeds.

If you take your own bike, it cannot be insured against theft by our company. You will need to do the necessary with your usual insurer. Don't forget your anti-theft device!

 

 

Transport :

 

- By train: regular from Vienna to Passau
- By car: E56 motorway to Passau
- By plane: International airport in Vienna

 

Your vehicle:

 

Possibility of parking in a private car park in Passau, unguarded - Transfer possible from the car park to the boat.


Cancellation insurance :

 

In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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