As you cycle down the Danube river valley the landscape changes daily, from wooded valleys to cornfields and sunflowers on the floodplains, then to vineyards and woodland again. The valley is studded with little villages, castles and monasteries too, so masses to see and do en route. And, with great rail links, it's very flexible so good for families.
The stretch of the River Danube that leads from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular and picturesque cycling routes in Europe. For centuries the river was a critical trade route that brought wealth and prosperity to many of the towns and villages along the banks, examples of which can still be appreciated today in Krems and Melk in particular.
Enjoy meandering rides along the Danube river and through 3 iconic cities - from Vienna in Austria, through Bratislava in Slovakia and on to Budapest in Hungary. The cycling is mostly along the river through small villages and nature reserves but the real highlights are some of the stunning architecture to be seen in the cities.
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.
A very gentle linear route following the course of the River Danube - arguably the most beautiful river in Europe. Highlights include Passau 'City of Three Rivers', medieval Linz, the UNESCO Wachau Valley and Benedictine Melk!