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From Passau to Budapest on Swiss Crown

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The Danube by bike and by boat in 8 days and 7 nights aboard the Swiss Crown with full board. From Passau to Budapest via Vienna and Bratislava, discover the beautiful Danube Valley.

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Bike cruise between Passau and Budapest on Swiss Crown



The Danube is one of the most popular cycle routes in Europe. Embark on an unforgettable bike cruise aboard the Swiss Crown between Passau and Budapest on the Eurovelo 6. Discover 3 countries through breathtaking landscapes between Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest by bike and by boat.


Highlights of the stay:

  • the majestic castles and the superb landscapes
  • Budapest, the Hungarian pearl of the Danube
  • Bratislava and Vienna

Day 1: Passau - Engelhartszell

Boarding time at 4:00 p.m. Located at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, Inn and Ilz, the city of Passau is to be discovered. Stroll through the old cobbled center and admire the largest Catholic church organ in the world in the cathedral. At 6.30 p.m., cast off!


Day 2: Engelhartszell - Aschach. 42 km

The tour begins with a ride on the Great Loop, one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. On your way, you come across small villages and cider cellars. In Austria's only Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell, you taste delicious cheeses and liqueurs. The famous "Schlogener View" offers a magnificent view of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat awaits you at the charming Aschach market.


Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, 18 to 43 km

You cycle along the old Iron Curtain (Iron Curtain Cycle Route), cross the Green Line and reach the imposing Hof Imperial Palace with its beautiful terraced gardens. Follow the cycle path through Austria's "vegetable garden" to the city of Bratislava, on the slopes of the Lesser Carpathians, and discover hidden alleys and sights on an optional city tour.


Day 4: Budapest / Szentendre, 54 km or free day

The entrance to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is astounding. Several choices are offered to you during this day. Appreciate the beauty of the city and its best spots via a bus or bicycle tour (with or without a guide) or discover the town of Szentendre with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scenes. Enjoy a nighttime show of traditional music and dance (optional).


Day 5: Danube bend - Esztergom, 43 km

The forested hills of pilis, Visegrad and Börzsöny and the Danube create a magnificent landscape. Discover the idyllic island of Szentendre. You drive through the baroque village of Vac (influenced by the architects of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia) to the town of Esztergom and its beautiful basilica, the largest Hungarian Catholic church.


Day 6: Vienna (Visiting day, free)

Discover Vienna and its main attractions on a city tour by bike or coach (optional). You will appreciate Vienna's most famous architectures: the Imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the beautiful Ring Boulevard, the Opera House, the Burgtheater, the Town Hall, and also the colorful Hundertwasserhaus. Unwind in one of the famous Viennese cafes or on dedicated evenings at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna's most famous palaces.


Day 7: Wachau / Krems - Melk, approx. 37 km

Your last day of cycling will be special! An imposing ruin appears above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Among famous towns and villages, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everyone.
In WeiBenkirchen (possibility of wine tasting - optional) you will find wine cellars along the cycle path. Make the most of this final evening with a crew show!


Day 8: Passau

Enjoy the first rays of the sun and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley on the bridge. Admire the great loop one last time before arriving in Passau.
Disembarkation around 10 am. We recommend that you schedule your connections from 11:00 a.m.

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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 :

Departures on Saturdays

  • Mid-season: 18/05 and 31/08
  • High season: 01/06 and 14/09



Included :

  • Full board stay (picnic lunch)
  • Welcome cocktail 
  • Afternoon snack
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail at the end of the stay
  • musicians on board
  • daily debriefing on the itinerary 
  • road book and GPS tracks
  • Free loop tour

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits
  • Parking (to be paid on site) for 8 days ⇒ covered: 79 € / outside: 68 €

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Personal bike supplement (compulsory if no bikes rented)
  • Helmet
  • Bike theft insurance (for rented bikes)
  • cancellation insurance
  • Extra night (s) in a 3 * or 4 * hotel in Passau

Level :

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.



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



The banks of the Danube from Passau to Vienna
Other guides and cycling maps on cartovelo.fr


The participants :

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


Support :

Here are the people responsible for your bike and boat holidays:
On board, the captain and his crew (16 people). They are responsible for the smooth running of the vacation 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 with hot and cold dishes.
Lunches: on the boat: 3 courses offered / by bike: picnic provided
Snack: after the daily route, you will find, upon arriving on the boat, various drinks such as tea and coffee.
Dinners: 3 courses
Drinks not included.


The bike :

By default, the rented bikes are 7-speed, German backpedal branded bikes. On request, it is possible to rent a VTC with 21 speeds.
If you take your own bike, it cannot be insured against theft by our company, you will have to make the necessary arrangements with your usual insurer. Do not forget your anti-theft. The return of your bike will be at your expense.
In Austria, helmets are compulsory for adults and children.


Transports : 

By train: regular from Vienna to Passau.
By car: E56 motorway to Passau.
By plane: Vienna International Airport.


Your vehicle :

Possibility of parking in a car park in Passau, unguarded and closed, to be paid on site.

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, click here.

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