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Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna

Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £919per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £1139 per person
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Saturdays from 11 Jul '20 to 9 Oct '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 1 Wine tasting
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Flights from Heathrow to Munich with British Airways, then onward rail to the region
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Electric bikes available
  • Half Board
  • Excellent choice for
  • Art & history, lake & river routes
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Austria / Germany: The Danube

Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna

  • Discover the rich culture and historical architecture of Vienna
  • Ride on dedicated cycle routes
  • Visit infamous castles, ruins and palaces along the Danube
  • Sample the fine wines of the Wachau Valley

Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Linz, Melk and Krems. The final destination of Vienna is the perfect place to explore, enjoy some great food and perhaps take in a concert.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Start Passau

Start at your hotel in Passau, the city of three rivers. If you arrive with time to explore be sure to visit the well-known cathedral; housing the world's biggest church organ. In the evening receive your bikes and a personal welcome briefing.

Day 2: Free time to explore Passau; ride to the Schlogener Loop in Austria via the only Trappist monastery in Austria

Leave Passau, and cycle from Germany into Austria amidst one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe. The trail runs beside densely wooded slopes and ravine forest passing the only Trappist monastery in Austria at Engelhartszell before continuing to the famous Schlogener Loop. Here the Danube does a U-turn around a granite mountain before changing the direction of its flow twice, providing spectacular views from the surrounding hills.
Distance covered: 40 km / 25 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Cycle along country lanes passing the castle at Ottensheim and Cistercian abbey in Wilhering en route to Linz

The valley narrows as it continues downstream and has a wilder appearance passing the beautiful castle of Ottensheim, also one of the oldest places in Austria. A day of river crossing and cycling along country lanes, entering the fertile plains of the grand Eferdinger basin before reaching the historic Cistercian Abbey at Wilhering. The trail continues to Linz, where the central Hauptplatz is a good place to start exploring the old town.
Distance covered: 50 km / 31 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Today's ride enters the province of Lower Austria; follow the river to Grein

A change of scenery today as the route guides you away from the Danube, via St Florian (an Augustinian abbey) to Enns. See the town square with its 60 metre high tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria. Back along the Danube you reach the beautiful baroque town of Grein; with a chance to visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria, the maritime museum or Greinburg Castle.
Distance covered: 60 km / 37 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Ride between wooded mountains, through quiet riverside towns and past the Benedictine abbey at Melk - stunning both inside and out

Historically Grein marked the beginning of the river's most treacherous stretch, often feared by sailors. The cycling is through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. The journey takes you through quiet riverside towns, with numerous examples of castles that were positioned to exert power over the area, collecting tolls from those following its path. Your journey will end as one of the most striking edifices on this whole route comes into sight, the Benedictine abbey at Melk - stunning both inside and out, you can't miss it!
Distance covered: 50 km / 31 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Pedal through the vineyards of the Wachau, past pretty villages including Weisenkirchen and Durnstein, to Krems

This morning you ride through the magnificent Wachau terraced vineyards, which give this area its distinct and beautiful appearance. It is one of Austria's best known wine growing regions, with centuries old tradition of wine production. The route winds between the pretty villages of Spitz, Weisenkirchen and Durnstein; castles continue to dot the landscape. In Durnstein you will find another spectacular monastery and also the ruins of a castle where King Richard the Lionheart was held for ransom. All along the route there are opportunities to experience Austrian hospitality in small taverns offering local food and drink. Finish your journey in the 1000 year old town of Krems and enjoy a wine tasting to showcase some of the delightful local produce!
Distance covered: 40 km / 25 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Train to Tulln; ride into Vienna past Greifenstein castle; evening to explore.

Today starts with a train ride from Krems to Tulln, then ride past Greifenstein and Klosterneuburg.This area has always been important culturally, politically and economically with settlements in existence before the Romans moved to the area. Again you will pass many castles, including the Kreuzenstein Castle in Korneuburg. There is also the famous story of the Korneuburg Rat Catcher, a similar story to the Pied Piper. Arriving into Vienna, enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of typical Viennese cake, 'Sachertorte', in one of the numerous coffee houses. Enjoy an evening stroll around Stephansplatz or walk along the famous shopping street Mariahilfer Strausse.
Distance covered: 40 km / 25 miles
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: End Vienna

End Vienna. The city is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all of the culture, architecture and inspiration that you could wish for in this wonderful part of Europe. Highlights that you may consider include visits to the grand Schonbrunn Palace, Sigmund Freud Museum and a tour in the Vienna State Opera House. Don't miss a visit to one of the many wonderful coffee shops to enjoy the typical cake Sachertorte!
Meals: Breakfast

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Hotels, Passau to Vienna

We use a mixture of charming 3 and 4-star hotels, on this trip, that are generally well located.

We may be able to arrange a triple room if required, and there is a small reduction for this. The reduction will need to be calculated for each booking, as we cannot guarantee availability of triple rooms on all nights. Please ask for a quote if this is your preferred option.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Air-rail

Air-rail prices include our standard flights, onward rail and station transfers
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich 09:00/11:55 then rail Munich HBF to Passau HBF 14:16/16:39 and taxi to hotel payable locally. Return: Taxi to Vienna airport payable locally then British Airways Vienna to Heathrow 14:10/15:40.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative travel

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Popular alternative routes for this holiday include:

FromToAirline(s)
BristolMunich/ViennaEasyjet, Jet2
London GatwickMunich/ViennaEasyjet
ManchesterMunich/ViennaLufthansa, Easyjet, Jet2
Other UK AirportsMunich/ViennaVarious airlines

Tour only

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 Wine tasting


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we open again 9am Monday) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we open again 9am Monday
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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11th Jul 2020 £955 £1175 Tour only: £955
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9th Aug 2020 £980 £1200 Tour only: £980
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15th Aug 2020 £955 £1175 Tour only: £955
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22nd Aug 2020 £999 £1219 Tour only: £999
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29th Aug 2020 £999 £1219 Tour only: £999
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5th Sep 2020 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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12th Sep 2020 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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10th Apr 2021 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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24th Apr 2021 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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8th May 2021 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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5th Jun 2021 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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17th Jul 2021 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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7th Aug 2021 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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4th Sep 2021 £1029 £1249 Tour only: £1029
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11th Sep 2021 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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18th Sep 2021 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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25th Sep 2021 £979 £1199 Tour only: £979
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2nd Oct 2021 £919 £1139 Tour only: £919
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9th Oct 2021 £919 £1139 Tour only: £919
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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £158 single supplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Saturdays from 11th Jul 2020 to 9th Oct 2021, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £98 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other details
Half board (x6 nights) is available at a supplement of £158 per person. Meals may be at the hotel or in a local restaurant.

Tailor-made travel

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: British Airways Heathrow to Munich 09:00/11:55 then rail Munich HBF to Passau HBF 14:16/16:39 and taxi to hotel payable locally. Return: Taxi to Vienna airport payable locally then British Airways Vienna to Heathrow 14:10/15:40.

Alternative Air-rail
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we open again 9am Monday) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we open again 9am Monday
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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