Bike cruise between Passau and Vienna on Swiss Crown
Go on an exceptional cycling cruise in the footsteps of Sissi the Empress between Passau and Vienna. The Danube is a paradise for cyclists, you can contemplate breathtaking landscapes while riding on one of the most beautiful cycle routes in Europe: the Eurovelo 6.
The highlights of the circuit:
- Wachau wines
- castles and picturesque villages
Day 1 - arrival in Passau
Boarding at 4:00 p.m. After settling into your cabin, explore Passau, the city of three rivers and its historic city center, and see the world's largest Catholic church organ in the cathedral.
Day 2 - Engelhartszell - Brandstatt - 45 km
Breathe the dense forest air and explore the countryside of the Upper Danube Valley on the old towpath. You pass through peaceful and picturesque villages. You may even be able to smell the smell of grilled fish in the air, a local specialty. The Schlögener observation point offers you a breathtaking view of Schlögener's "scarf" or the Danube loop.
Day 3 - Brandstatt - Linz - 26 km
You arrive in Linz at lunchtime. You can discover the Austrian city thanks to the little yellow train. The cathedral is the largest religious building in the country. If you are interested in new technologies and the future, the ARS Electronica Museum is for you. Here you can test the most impressive recent technologies.
4th Day - Mauthausen - Grein - 35 km
A magnificent course full of diversity awaits you today. You first explore the idyllic hinterland of Strudengau with: the Celtic village of Mitterkirchen, the Baroque monastery of Baumgartenberg and the romantic ruins of Burg Clam Castle. You then reach the medieval town of Grein with its Baroque facades, imposing castle and Austria's oldest municipal theater.
5th Day - Tulln - Vienna - 35 km
Just before the gates of Vienna, visible from a distance, you can admire the dome of the Abbey of Klosterneuburg.
The Verduner altar is a staple of medieval goldsmithing. Visit one of the traditional Viennese Heurigen or enjoy an exceptional view of the metropolis from the Kahlenberg terrace. Your evening ends with a classical waltz and operetta concert in Sissi's summer residence (optional).
Day 6 - Vienna (day off)
Enjoy a city tour aboard the HOP ON HOP OFF bus (optional) and discover the most beautiful sights of Vienna. The splendid Ringstrasse is reminiscent of times gone by, cafes tempt you with Viennese pastries and you can take a trip to the Naschmarkt, Vienna's great flea market.
Day 7 - Wachau round trip - 35 km
An unforgettable day in picturesque Wachau! Travel through small wine villages surrounded by terraced vineyards and apricot trees. The dreamy town of Dürnstein with its narrow streets is a highlight. In Weißenkirchen you can do a wine tasting (optional), finally you reach the cycle path and the imposing Benedictine monastery Melk which is one of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe.
8th Day - Passau
Enjoy the first rays of sun and the morning silence on the deck before arriving in Passau. Disembarkation around 10:30 am. We recommend that you plan connecting trains for the return trip from 11:30 am at the earliest.