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Danube by bike and boat from Passau to Budapest - Fortuna

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8-day and 7-night looped bicycle and boat trip from Passau via Vienna, Bratislava to Budapest on the Fortuna with full board.

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Danube by bike and boat from Passau to Budapest - Fortuna
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Bike and boat route between Passau and Budapest aboard the Fortuna



Discover the most popular bike route in Europe : the Eurovelo 6 along the Danube between Passau and Budapest aboard the Fortuna. Embark on an unforgettable bike cruise and meet 3 countries with different cultures through breathtaking landscapes between Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest by bike and by boat.


Main interests of the stay:

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

Day 1: Passau - Engelhartszell

Boarding at 4:00 p.m. The city of Passau is located at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Explore the old city center and go admire the world's largest Catholic church organ in the cathedral. At 6.30 p.m., the Fortuna leaves for Engelhartszell!


Day 2: Engelhartszell - Aschach / 42 km

The route begins with a ride on the great loop, one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube. On your way, you pass small villages and cider cellars. In Austria's only Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell, you can taste delicious cheeses and liqueurs. The famous "Schlogener View" offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The Fortuna awaits you at the Aschach market.


Day 3: Devin - Bratislava / 18 to 43 km

Your bike route starts along the old Iron Curtain (Iron Curtain Cycle Route), you cross the Green Line to the imposing Hof Imperial Palace with its beautiful terraced gardens. Follow the cycle path through Austria's "vegetable garden" towards the city of Bratislava, on the slopes of the Little Carpathians, and cross hidden alleys and sights on a stroll through the city.


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

The entrance to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is impressive. Admire the beauty of the city and its most beautiful spots by bus or bicycle tour (with or without a guide) or discover the town of Szentendre and its Mediterranean atmosphere with its vivid art scenes. You can attend a night show of traditional music and dance (optional).


Day 5: Danube bend - Esztergom / 43 km

Enjoy an exceptional landscape around the wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrad and Börzsöny and the Danube. You pass through the baroque village of Vac to the town of Esztergom and its beautiful basilica, the largest Hungarian Catholic church.


Day 6: Vienna - free day

Discover Vienna during a city tour by bike or by coach (optional). You can admire the most famous architecture of Vienna:

- the imperial Hofburg

- St. Stephens Cathedral

- the superb Boulevard Ring

- the opera house, the Burgtheater

- City Hall

- the colorful Hundertwasserhaus.

Relax in a Viennese café or take the opportunity to attend a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna's most famous palaces.


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

Your last day on the bike will be special! An imposing ruin rises above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Among renowned towns and villages, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape is enchanting.

In WeiBenkirchen (possibility of wine tasting - optional) you will find wine cellars on your way. Make the most of this final evening with a crew show!


Day 8: Passau

Take full advantage this morning of 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. It is recommended that you schedule your connections from 11:00 a.m.



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General information :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of the barge : Deluxe
  • Spoken languages on board : English and German
  • Child prices : please contact us

Dates :


Departure from Passau on Sundays
From 24/04 to 09/10

  • Low season : April and October
  • Mid season : May and August
  • High season : June, July and September

Included :

  • Full board stay (picnic lunch)
  • Travel documents : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary upon validation of your reservation, subject to change.
  • Guided line 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€

Options :

  • Bike rental
  • Personal bike location (mandatory if no rented bike)
  • Theft insurance for rented bikes
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Extra night(s) at the start or end of the tour in a 3-star or 4-star 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.


Technicality :

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


Bibliography :

The Danube's banks from Passau to Vienna
Other guides and maps on cartovelo.fr


Participants :

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


Accompaniment :

People responsible for your bike and boat holidays are : 
On board, the captain and his crew (16 people). They are responsible for the smooth running of the vacation on the boat, and bring the boat from stage to stage. The cook prepares the meals.


Meals :

Breakfast : on the boat, you will find a buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes.
Lunch : 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 prepared for your return, with a cake.
Dinner : 3 courses
Drinks not included.


Bike :

By default, the rented bikes are 7-speed, German backpedal branded bikes. On request, you can rent a 21-speed bike.
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 children and adults.


Transport : 

By train : regular from Vienna to Passau. 
By plane : Vienna international airport.


Your vehicle : 

You can park your car in a parking lot in Passau, unguarded and closed, to be paid on site.


Cancellation insurance :

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

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