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Danube-Cycle Path Linz - Vienna

Grottenbahn-ride, Celtic Village and Ferris wheel.

The wonderfully simple bike stages provide relaxation and cosiness. Along the banks of the Danube, you cycle with the whole family through vineyards and beautiful landscapes to Vienna. What are you most looking forward to? To time with the whole family and the special experiences that await you while cycling?

After a cultural detour to the Celtic village you will visit the Grottenbahn and continue cycling to the metropolis of Vienna. During a ride on the Ferris wheel, you float above the rooftops of the capital and can enjoy the incredible views.

By the way: if little and large cycling fans get too hot on summer days, there are plenty of lakes, outdoor pools and water parks perfect for cooling down in between cycling.

Details about the cycling holiday on the Danube Cycle Path

‘It starts in Linz’ is how this trip goes. Because the family tour starts in the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. On the second day, cycling will take you to Enns and surroundings. There’s already a lot to discover: fire-breathing dragons, dwarves and witches in the Grottenbahn and the Aqua Park on the Ausee are waiting for little and large holiday guests.

Day three and four continue to Grein and Marbach. After a hearty breakfast you will enjoy a leisurely 20 kilometre ride through the rolling hills to the Wachau. The mouth should already be watering at the mere thought of this dreamlike region with its orchards and vineyards. Little gourmets can enjoy the sweet apricots and apples, while mum and dad taste the exquisite wines.

Everyone is busy peddling, as you continue via Krems and Tulln to the metropolis of Vienna. With every single kilometre on the bike, the Viennese flair becomes more noticeable. When you reach Vienna you can experience the city and all her faces.

Highligts of the family cycle tour

  • Aqua Park on the Ausee: There is almost nothing better than splashing in an outdoor pool on a hot summer day. Slides, climbing towers and slippery slopes await you and your water babies in the Aqua Park.
  • Vienna: The capital of Austria enchants not only adults, but children too. The Viennese Prater and the world-famous Ferris wheel provide a crowning finale to the family holiday. Experience tip: Enjoy the roller coaster ride or the waxworks of this charming metropolis.

Useful information about the cycle tour from Linz to Vienna

Over eight days you cycle 190 kilometres to Vienna. Each day you travel between 20 and 40 kilometres. The trails along the Danube are consistently flat, so the kids can conquer the route. Should you have tired feet, the routes can easily be shortened by train or boat.

Is your curiosity piqued? With Euroaktiv young and old can experience a holiday in Austria of a special kind. Book now!

leisurely
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 190 km
Customer service
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 60888 192 Contact

Itinerary

The capital of Upper Austria welcomes you. Take a leisurely stroll through the amazing historic centre, watch the animals in Linz Zoo or visit one of the exciting museums, for instance the ‚Ars Electronica Center‘, the ‚Museum for the Futurue‘! There you get to experiment, research and test. Rental bikes (if you booked any) are ready for you in the hotel.

Fire-spitting dragons, gnomes and witches – are all still tob e found in the ‚Grottenbahn on Mount Pöstlingberg! We highly recommend you plan a visit there before embarking on your cycling tour. You leisurely cycle out of the city always along the river Danube. Past the local recreation area Lake Pleschinger See featuring playgrounds and a bathing place as houses become fewer and fewer and instead you experience more and more nature. Lake Ausee would be a great opportunity for a break, since the Aqua Park with slides, climbing towers and slip&slide running areas simply crank up the fun-factor. Then onwards slightly off the course of the river Danube you continue as far as Enns.

approx. 25 km

Here in Austria’s oldest town you get to visit the Roman Circular Path, enjoy a waterpark featuring a 65 meter long slide or take a stroll through the castle grounds. Then you return to the Danube riverbank and continue along the wonderfully flat Danube-cycle path across the idyllic scenery of the ‚Machland‘. En route to Grein the next highlight awaits: the outdoor museum Celtic Village in Mitterkirchen. Experience Austria’s prehistory during a walk through the Celtic Village.

approx. 40 km

Grein has always been referred to as ‚the Pearl of the Strudengau-region‘. It was the final secure docking possibility for ships before hitting the dangerous eddies (‚Struden‘) of the Strudengau-region. Here, ships were often unloaded before they made their way through this dangerous passage. This was all part of what made Grein such an enchanting town as it is today – and also offers a climbing gym and public outdoor swimming pool. From this point onwards the Danube river valley narrows and displays now the fascinating spots of the Strudengau-region all the way to your Day Finish Marbach.

approx. 30 km

Enjoy a brilliant breakfast and then lounge around in the Nibelungenbad-pool of Marbach: a cycling holiday in Austria can be so much fun! From Maria Taferl the view onto the blue Danube is particularly stunning. Today you only cycle for a few kilometres until you reach the Wachau region. Just the name makes everyone’s mouth water! For as colourful the surroundings of the Wachau region, as diverse are also the delicious regional natural products such as apricots and apples. The Wachau-region offers delicious regional cuisine on the hightest level for the whole family and at great value!

approx. 20 km

Melk - the gateway to the Wachau! A visit to the monumental Benedictine monastery is simply almost a must. Then your tour continues just as the whim takes you: are you taking a break from cycling and instead embark on a fun boat trip to Krems or do you fancy disembarking the boat earlier, in Spitz or Dürnstein, and cycle the final kilometres? Alternatively, do you prefer to cycle the entire route to Krems? One way or another, a varied scenery, lovingly laid out vineyards and vast plains await you!

approx. 40 km

During the first few kilometres you enjoy a leisurely train journey to Tulln from where you start your final cycling stage to Vienna. The feeling is simply overwhelming, when you cycle the final kilometres across the ‚Danube Island‘ reaching the end of the holiday in Austria’s capital. And finally the moment is here: a visit to the Prater in Vienna, featuring a haunted house, a wax museum and the probably most renowned Ferris wheel in the whole world, awaits the entire family.  But also a stroll along ‚Mariahilfer Straße‘, a break in one of the numerous cafés and some time spent in the zoo ‚Schönbrunn‘ would be nice. Vienna in itself is a unique, magnificent highlight!  

approx. 35 km

Today you have to say good bye to the lovely Vienna!

Tour character

The terrain along the river Danube is flat or slightly downhill, you cycle neary all the way on a well-maintained cycle path without any motor-driven traffic. Only on very short section do you cycle on side roads. This cycle path is a prime example for the perfect cycle path!

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Arrival daily
Danube-Cycle Path Linz - Vienna, 8 days, AT-DOALW-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board (7x) evening meal children aged 6 - 14 (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
539.00
429.00
329.00
0.00
149.00
179.00
129.00
579.00
429.00
329.00
0.00
149.00
179.00
129.00
599.00
429.00
329.00
0.00
149.00
179.00
129.00

3***- and 4**** hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Linz
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Vienna
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
65.00
100.00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child seat
Child tag-along
Child trailer
Follow-Me with child bike
79.00
79.00
179.00
65.00
19.00
65.00
65.00
95.00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Train journey Krems – Tulln, bike included
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly several courses, sometimes off-site, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Entrance fee for Grottenbahn-ride on Mount Pöstlingberg, approx. EUR 5,50 per adult and approx. EUR 3,50 per child
  • Entrance fee for Celtic Village Mitterkirchen, approx. EUR 8 per adult and approx. EUR 5 per child
  • Boat ride from Wachau to Krems bike included, approx. EUR 28 per adult and EUR 14 per child

 

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

  • Airport Linz, Munich or Vienna.
  • Arrival by train in Linz and by taxi to the hotel in just a few minutes, EUR 6 to 10 per ride, payable on site.  
  • Parking: Hotel underground carpark approx. EUR 12 per day, or underground carpark in Linz, approx. EUR 17 per day, no reservation possible, payable on site.  
  • Return journey by train in approx. 1,5 hours, approx. EUR 22 per person.

 

  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: basic fitness level and cycling skills. The route is ideal for families.
  • The terrain along the river Danube is flat or slightly downhill, you cycle neary all the way on a well-maintained cycle path without any motor-driven traffic. Only on very short section do you cycle on side roads. This cycle path is a prime example for the perfect cycle path!

 

Customer service
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Jon S. AU | 02.09.2019
Great active trip for the whole family
The route was well-balanced for activity and leisure, and the quality of accommodation was very high and ideal for families with small children. We look forward to many more family trips with Euroaktiv.
4 stars
Kirsten Bennett CA | 23.07.2019
Family fun
We cycled with our 2 kids aged 5 and 7 from Linz to Krems on the Danube cycle path. The trip was organized well. I would recommend the tag along over the follow me for kids who are attached to the adult bikes as it is more stable. We would have benefited from more detailed maps navigating city streets but once on the bike path directions were easy to follow. Hotels were lovely.

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