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From Passau to Budapest on Carissima 2021

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Voyage à vélo et en bateau de 8 jours et 7 nuits. Circuit vélo en boucle au départ de Passau par Vienne, Bratislava jusqu'à Budapest.

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Passau - Bratislava - Budapest - Vienna - Passau : these are the main stages of this bike and boat tour along the Danube. Discover a rich heritage, the valley of Wachau, the beautiful dynamic cities or the charm of the villages.

 

Dates

- Departure from Passau, on Saturdays

- Feasible from May to September 2021

- High season : June / July / September :

05/06, 12/06, 26/06, 03/07, 18/09

- Low season : April / october : 24/04

- Mid season : May / August : 08/05, 15/05, 21/08

 

visits / services options

- City tour in vienna

- City tour in Bratislava

- Wine tasting
- City tour & traditionnal hungarian folklore show

 

General information
- Loop tour without guide
- Full board(picnic for lunch)

- Road Book provided

- Gala-dinner with farewell cocktail

- Kids prices : contact us

 

Not included

- Parking garage 80€
   or Open terrain 70€

MS CARRISSIMA

- 75 Deluxe cabins, 14.5 m square
- Capacity: 150 passengers
- Length: 110 m
- Breadth: 11.4 m
- Draft: 1.6 m
- Speed: 21 km/h
- Crew: approximately 35
- Electricity: 220 v
- Language: German and English
- Private bathrooms with shower, hair dryer,

   TV, safe, and full air-conditioning
- Hotel style double bed which can be converted

  to two single beds
- Upper deck and middle deck cabins feature full

  size picture windows which can be opened
- Main deck (lower deck), half height windows (cannot be open)
- ECO cabins are located in the front/rear

  part of the ship (engine noise possible).
- Library
- Pool (open June through August)
- Sauna and whirlpool
- Wifi available but limited

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Day 1 - Arrival in Passau - Schlögen
TDay 1: Passau (Embarkation) - Engelhartszell
Boarding time at 4 p.m. Located at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau has a number of interesting sites. Use your free time and stroll through the cobblestoned old centre, listen to the bells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall or visit the world’s largest Catholic Church organ in the cathedral. At 6.30 p.m. cast off!

Day 2 - Great Loop - approx. 41 km
The cycle begins with a ride through the classic scenery of the “Great Loop” Donauschlinge - one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. On your way you will encounter tiny villages and cosy cider taverns. In Austria’s only Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell you can taste their delicious liquors and cheese. The famous “Schlogener View” provides a wonderful view of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat expects all cyclist back on board in the charming market of Aschach.

Day 3 - Devin - Bratislava, approx.18 - 49km
You pedal along the former “Iron Curtain”, cross the green line and reach the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Follow the bike path through Austria’s “vegetable garden” to the coronation city of Bratislava at the slopes of the Little Carpathians and discover the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Day 4 - Budapest - Szentendre, approx. 40km
The entrance to Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is stunning. Savour the beauty of Buda and Pest during a coach tour or a guided bike tour (optional) that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. You can also choose to cycle to the charming town of Szentendre with its mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scene. You will get a very close experience of Hungarian culture at an evening show with traditional music and dance (optional).

Day 5 -  Danube bend - Esztergom, approx. 41km
The wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrád and Börzsöny together with the meandering Danube create a wonderful landscape that has become nature lovers’ paradise. Amidst the Danube river the idyllic isle of Szentendre exudes silent Puszta Romance. You cycle via the baroque village of Vác (influenced by the architects of Austria’s empress Maria Theresia) to the bishop town of Esztergom with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church.

Day 6 - Vienna (day of rest)
Discover Vienna’s most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous “Ring”-boulevard with the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall, as well as the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus". Relaxation is on offer in the famous Viennese cafés, the evening ends impressively at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna‘s most famous palaces.

Day 7 - Wachau / Rossatz - Melk, approx. 29-42km
Your last biking day is a special highlight! A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Amidst dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everybody. You will be biking on cloud nine! In Weißenkirchen (possibility to do a wine tasting with a local wine grower – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns right along the bike path. After the Captain’s farewell dinner, lots of fun and entertainment can be experienced during a crew show.

Day 8 -  Passau (disembarkation)
Enjoy the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley on deck. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Disembarkation approx. 11 a.m. We recommend arranging connecting trips from 11:30 a.m. onwards. 

 

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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :
Flat and low resistance path. Cycle paths all along the Danube River.

Climate :
Continental climate, gentle sun and nice temperatures. 


Technicality :
0  to 59 km riding per day ie 3 to 5 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow. No difficulties, fully accessible to anyone.

 

Bibliography :

Cartoguide Vienne, Edition Lannoo

Danube Bike Trail n°2 from Passau to Vienne, Edition Esterbauer

- Books about Danube by bike on Cartovelo.com


Accommodation Comfort :
Cabins for 2 persons, toilet and bathroom in the cabin, air conditioning, dinner with minimum 3  dishes.

 

The boat :

3*** Cruise boat,  110 meters long and 11 meters large, 75 cabins with porthole 2 decks

Aboard : panorama restaurant, 1 bar. Swimingpool, Sauna,

 

Extra nights :

One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour in an hotel in Passau and Vienna.
 

Participants :
On board, you will meet an international community of all ages, men and women, bachelors and couples with kids.

Accompanying :
Self guided tour, daily exchanges with a cycle-tour-guide concerning the next day route.

- Aboard, the captain and his crew (60 people). They are in charge of you on the boat and lead the boat from one stage to another. The chef prepares the meals.


The meals :
- Breakfast : aboard, you will find a substantial buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes.

- Lunch : aboard = 3 dishes /// on the bike = picnic included

- Snack : after the daily journey, you will find aboard different kinds of drinks, like tea and coffee.

- Dinners : 3 or 4 dishes

- Drinks not included

 

The bike :

On request, you can rent an hybrid bike with 21 gears.


If you come with your own bikes, it cannot benefit from our company theft insurance, you must do what is necessary. Don't forget your lock.

 

Road book :

We will provide you the information concerning your tour as well as the itinerary,  except changes.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : Regular from Vienna to Passau Time schedule in Austria
By car : Motorway E56 to Passau

- By plane : International airport of Vienna. Feel free visiting our travel agency website Selectour de Parthenay

 

Your vehicle :

It is possible to park your car in Passau on a private unsupervised car park (to pay on the spot)

 

Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

 

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