Donau Cycle Path
Donau Cycle Path
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A bike path running 300 km. along the Danube River from Passau to Vienna.
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Napa, CA33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great bikes, nice planning of a path around lake Konatanz and our luggage was picked up and delivered on time. BUT, we asked for the best and highest end hotels because we care for accommodations and this was a very special trip for us. Prior to coming to Germany, we checked the hotels they had reserved and they all looked RH nice. Then we found out almost all of the hotels, have some cheap non renovated non air conditioned attic room facing the trash enclosure; and that is what the company had booked. By the third hotel we realized the pattern and asked to upgrade on our own, but all of them were already booked. Many nights we couldn’t sleep because the rooms were so bad. A hotel receptionist in fact explained to us that radwig usually does this and these rooms are normally half the price of their nice rooms. We were tricked! Don’t fall for it.
Written 18 July 2023
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nzk7
Nelson, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
I would like to express our views and experience on cycling the Danube which we completed in August 2013. When my wife and I decided on this adventure, we contacted her brother and his wife and decided it would be great if we could all do it as a group. (They were going to be in Europe at the same time).
The logistics soon became very obvious that to do this trip required a lot of planning and when you live in New Zealand, it's not that easy to just pick up a phone and call, as our time zones are completely opposite Europe.
We researched the market via internet and decided to go with a company by the name of Austria Radreisen. This decision proved invaluable as it turned out. We requested good quality accommodation and required our luggage to be transported to and from each hotel we stayed at as part of the package, also including bike hire.
The end result was flawless! Not a single glitch with the whole trip. Hotels without exception were wonderfull, well situated and certainly up to the standard we expected. The luggage arrived on time and was often earlier than stated which was nice as we arrived at a couple of our destinations sooner than anticipated, and the bikes we hired were faultless.
As far as the journey itself is concerned, definately put it in your bucket list! Fantastic scenery, very quaint villages dotted all along the route, cafe's almost perfectly situated to meet all the demands of a bunch of 60 year olds who love to eat and drink. (It's very easy to put weight on doing this ride).
The actual cycle path is very easy riding, we trained on our bikes for a couple of months prior to doing the trip and in fact, the complete journey was easier than our traing regime. There were only two times we had to hop off our bikes and push them up very small hills. I would think that most averagely fit people, could acheive this ride with no difficulty. We had an additional night at Krems, which was really nice and allowed us to explore that area (Wachau) at a more leisurely pace. (The food and wine is absolutely superb in this region).
All in all, we had a brilliant experience and had so much fun, we all agreed it would be a trip we would love to do again in the future.
So, to summarise our journey, we had a fabulous experience and really enjoyed the history of the region, the cafe's, friendliness of the locals and the professionalism of our chosen tour operators. Enjoy the experience and atmospere, it's well worth it.
Written 20 October 2013
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Murilo
Curitiba, PR152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
The time arrive when you will be feed up of tourist buses with guides speaking in 10 different languages, restaurants with ‘tourist menus” and of seeing two cities in one day!
If this is your case, I have an alternative! Travel slowly, by bike.
My wife and I, both in the early sixties, decided to make a bike trip in Europe following the Danube from Passau in Germany to Wien, a 320km. ride.. This trip proved to be the most jaw dropping we ever made.
We decided to share this experience with you.
WHY BIKE? When you will travel at slow pace, you can enjoy the landscape, stop when you wish, merge with the locals and maybe eat a sweet dessert without feeling guilty. After all you are exercising!
HOW FIT? Well this route is flat as a pancake. If you like cycling and can do a 30km ride, which means two to three hours on the saddle, you can do it.
WHICH BIKE? Your home bike is like your old shoes. It is a part of you, but before considering taking your own bike to Europe consider that most airlines charge quite a good amount of money to carry it. Apart from this, you will have to partially dismount it and put it im a special cover. Carry a packed bike in the airports is cumbersome and you will have to mount it again upon arrival and find a storage for the cover until the trip back home.
By all means, rent a bike in Europe. It will save you time and work and at the end of the trip, the rental agency will pick it up. Simple like that!
WHAT TO CARRY. Carry two rear panniers in your bike. Choose ones that are waterproof and put inside as few weight as possible. Whatever time of the year be prepared for a rainy day. Carry a plastic poncho with you. Remember that every pound will means more effort... From my experience you can travel with less than 8kg per bike. Don’t expect any mechanical problems but take some tools to adjust the bike, like a “pocket knife tools set” a pump and tools to change a flat tire.
Apart from the panniers a handlebar bag is a must. There you will put your camera, cellular phone, documents etc.
I think that after the bike tour you will like to spend some time in Wien, a wonderful city. Being there attending a Concert or an Opera is mandatory. Put your social clothes in a bag and send it, from the airport in Germany through the Post- office that is connect with DHL to your hotel in Vienna.
WHEN TO GO? Of course during the warm months. We did it one late August and it was great because the orchards were full of fruits and the grapes were ripped.
HOW LONG? Well we did it in 9 days. If you have more time so much the better. After all you haven’t travelled all the way just to cycle, this you could do at home. You want to savor the trip, and if you have more time you will be able to stop at the beautiful little villages that abound in the route and even make some detours to castles, vineyards etc.
WHY THIS ROUTE? Well, the view is fantastic. You will always have the Danube River on one side, the other being occupied for small villages, forests, orchards, vineyards, you name it. Just in case you feel bored from one side of the river, you can cross it on a barge (Fähre) and continue on the o other side of the Danube.
SHALL I MAKE RESERVATIONS? By all means don’t. Just keep going. You will find a place to eat in any small village and there are hotel and guesthouses to choose.
WILL I LIKE IT? You will love it. Feeling the wind blowing in your face while absorbing the beautiful Austrian landscape is priceless. The only sad point is when you approach Vienna and the joy of this achievement is counterbalanced for the grief that the adventure is over!!
Written 23 September 2013
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DaveBritishColumbia
Kelowna, Canada155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
My spouse and I bicycled from Passau Germany to Vienna Austria in late May 2016. We took 10 days to bike the 320 kilometers. Listening to the advice of other tripadvisor reviewers we decided to do only 30 to 40 km / day so we would have time to explore and visit along the way.

We made all our own reservations for accommodations, again using tripadvisor reviews. All the accommodations were easy to book, clean and comfortable.

The bicycle path was always well marked and usually no traffic.

In planning the trip we use the book "Danube Bike Trail 2, 6th edition" published by Bikeline and the internet searches on the Danube Cycle Path

We rented our bikes in Passau from Farrad-Klinik. We had an excellent experience with the owner Matthias Drasch. My wife is 4 ft 10 inches tall and often she either gets an adult bike that is too big for her or a children's bike which does not perform as well. Matthias fitted her with a proper adult 26 inch wheel, woman's specific extra small frame bike. It worked perfectly. The bikes were ready when we arrived with gears and brakes well tuned. Worth mentioning is that Matthias has made arrangements with Burgerhaus Salmeyer in Klosterneuburg (just outside of Vienna) to drop off the bikes. Unlike the other bicycle rental companies in Passau this made leaving the bikes at the end of the trip easy. We also spent the night at Burgerhaus Salmeyer.

This bicycle trip is doable by anyone. We met a couple of ladies in their 80's using electric assisted bikes.
Written 11 June 2016
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Gavin_Marie
Gold Coast, Australia103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We cycled from Passau to Vienna over six days using DanubeCycles to make all the arrangements.
We were totally disappointed by the performance of DanubeCycles on our self guided cycle tour. Our complaints centre around the failure of DanubeCycles to design our tour to meet their own stipulated criteria. We selected The Classic Tour Category A with its range of between 40-69kms per day as this matched our known cycling capabilities. Much to our horror we discovered when reviewing the mileage for day five that we were required to travel 97-100kms which greatly exceeded all undertakings from DanubeCycles. This was something we had never attempted before and defeated our desire to stay well within our capabilities and thus take time to enjoy the towns and take side trips as desired. Our disappointment at the performance of DanubeCycles falls into three main areas.
(1) They failed to plan, book and arrange the tour to meet their own stipulated criteria of 40-69kms per day. They arranged the tour to an alternate criteria without any reference to the clients needs or capabilities.
(2) When notified of this deviation from the nominated travel criteria they refused to rectify what was clearly an error on their part. We pointed out to them the extreme distance and the fact that this was well beyond the range which we had previously attempted. Although fully informed they demonstrated scant concern for the welfare or capabilities of their client. We requested that they rebook the terminating accommodation for the day to shorten the mileage but they declined. A partial solution of sorts was offered but in fact this was NO solution at all. As we arrived in Spitz at 9.20am by cycle we received a phone call from DanubeCycles suggesting that we use the voucher provided to use the ferry between Spitz and Krems. The next ferry was scheduled to depart at 11.40am. This would have required us to wait for over two hours for the ferry, time we could ill afford to waste. The travel time for the 19kms between Spitz and Krems was about the same by both cycle and boat so waiting the two hours for the ferry only put us at extreme risk of arriving in Stockerau in the dark. Arriving in an unknown town in the dark was something we did not wish to attempt.
(3) By both phone and email the DanubeCycle staff attempted to cast the blame onto the client by stating “you should have checked the itinerary ”. This accusation was both absurd and upsetting. We come from the other side of the world, we do not know the geography or topography of the region nor do we know the best accommodation or routes. To overcome this lack of local knowledge we employed a local company with the purported local knowledge to design a tour that matches the selected criteria. The responsibility to achieve this rests squarely with DanubeCycles to try and avoid this responsibility by blaming the client is offensive.
The Danube cycle ride thoroughly deserves it’s reputation as one of the world’s best cycle rides and all of the accommodation and bag transfers were well organised. And without the errors detailed above we would likely have been highly satisfied and singing the praises of DanubeCycles. Unfortunately this is not the case. What highlights just how wrong DanubeCycles got the organising was the fact that we were left with only a paltry 27kms to cycle on the final day. Through poor planning and organization DanubeCycles placed us in a situation that could have placed us at risk by designing a cycle leg that was well outside the selected criteria. Then to compound the initial error they refused to rectify the highlighted problem. Then finally to rub salt into the wound they attempted to defer the blame onto the client.
The attitude and performance of DanubeCycles we find to have been extremely unprofessional and highly irresponsible almost to the point where the client had the very real possibility of being placed in a situation that could have compromised their welfare.
The postscript to this sad tale of woe is that we successfully achieved the 100kms in good shape by 5.15pm that evening, something that we take a little pride in and gave us a nice sense of achievement. To achieve this we had to keep the kms ticking over which meant cruising along at 21kph but with meal breaks, hydration stops, map checking stops etc it naturally averages down. The big downside to this focus on getting to our accommodation was that we were unable to stop and enjoy the beautiful countryside and opportunities that the ride presents. Which is surely the essence of why we wanted to do it. Sadly on this leg at least this opportunity was denied to us.
Written 10 September 2016
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Belinda B
Arinsal, Andorra16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Scene 1.... Have aproximately 3 weeks vacation , criteria..... get some excercise, be outdoors, travel in a country I have not been to, with a language I don't know. Search on line, and what jumps out are blogs about bike paths. Hmm, like that idea. Recently my husband and I have been riding every weekend around our area, well outside our area, we live in the mountains, but surrounding us , is a gorgeous valley, with lots of level riding and beautiful scenery. So, I wonder, could we ride everyday, carrying our necessities, and travel about 350 K by bike on a flat route? I'm in, and after presenting the idea to my husband , he's in too. Best decision we've ever made , it was an excellent trip! We didn't plan any of it. Had our bikes already, so just had to buy saddlebags , and a bike rack for our car, and we were all set. Took a few days and drove from our home in Andorra, to Passau Germany. Nice drive!! Nice start to the trip, Annecy France, Switzerland, Munich Germany, all great places, and rode our bikes a bit in each place. Annecy has a gorgeous lake with a bike path all the way around it, and Munich has an incredible city park worth a review in and of itself! But , we were psyched to get started on our full bike trip , so only spent a few days gettting to Passau. Once there, we visited the city, extremely interesting and quaint, a good introduction of what was to come. Spent the night , and took off the next day. We sorted everything out in a matter of hours the next morning, where to leave the car, buying a map of the the bike route, and acquiring some last minute details for the bikes, a kick stand for my husbands, and a front bag for mine, to keep our valuables in, and we were riding by noon. The first leg of the trip was gorgeous! The path followed the river out of Passau, and entered into a natural reserve area for the first 60 K's. One of the least populated parts of the entire trip, and a great way to start out. We never had problems, finding food or places to stay. Never had to worry , plenty of options of all kinds all along the way. I could go on and on about the details of this fantastic trip, but will try to keep it to the point. Anybody of any ability can do this trip. We passed everything from groups of twentysomethings, to families with small children, to groups where the average age was well over 70! You end up seeing the same faces over and over in different places and we made lots of nice friends along the way. There is no need to go through an organized tour. If you want to have the freedom of flexibility, then just do it on your own. There is no need for reservations every night, we never had problems finding rooms. Next time , we want to take our camping gear too, so that we have that option as well. Rooms seemed to almost always be about the same rate. No matter if it was a bed and breakfast or a small hotel , all were extremely friendly , clean, and all with the small extra details that make it a wonderful stay. Normal price for room and breakfast for two, was 50euros. B and B's , hang a sign in their windows, "zimmers" , if they have a room available. Gasthauses abound, and truly , there was never a lack of wonderful places to stay. Food was the same. Plentiful, and good. Easily , you could find great fixed price menus for lunch for around 10 euros a person, or even less. The beer is excellent , and well deserved after a long ride. The river is ever present and spectacular, swimming is possible!! Towns vary , from small and quaint, to midsize and cultural, and the end of course is the grand jewel Vienna. Riding into town, even Vienna , was easy and not at all disconcerting in terms of traffic or getting lost. They are all bike friendly , and the people will help you find what ever you need. English is not spoken by many in the smaller town, but somehow it was never a problem. Often times , we had no idea what we were ordering off the menu, but never were disappointed. The bottom line , there was an amazing freedom , of travelling by bike. After the first day, we were hooked! When it was time to take the train back to Passau from Vienna to pick up our car, that was the only time we were disappointed!! From now on, we will do a bike trip every year in a different region or country, as long as the routes are flat, I'm game!
Written 20 December 2014
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Grant S
Exeter, Australia290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
We completed these 7 days from Linz to Vienna in September with two adults and two teenagers. We are not bike riders.
We did a few 30km warm rides before we left home but that didn’t prepare us for the up to 55km days riding into a 30km head wind along the Danube.
We booked our tour through UTracks in Australia around $4,700 for the seven days which included two rooms accommodation for 6 nights with breakfasts and dinners and bike hire.
All contact with UTracks via phone and email was excellent, we received our travel documents at our first nights hotel in Linz the Park Inn by Radisson.
Our bikes were delivered to the hotel at 8am (a change in plans as we were having to pick them up). We dropped our bags at reception by 9am each day to be transported to our next accommodation.

Hotel Park Inn Linz
Newly refurbished close to centre of town
Traveling with two adults and two teenagers as part of Danube Family Cycling Tour package tour included
Check In – Very easy, cheerful staff who had all our travel documents for our cycling tour. Two rooms situated not too far apart.
Rooms – were modern with typical European bedding of a quilt, feather pillow and two single beds pushed together. Good shower clean modern bathroom. View over Linz.
Meals – dinner was a buffet style, which we shared with a bus tour group. Nothing positive outside of the bread and plain rice to speak of here. I would duck downtown and grab a meal, this one is not nice.
Breakfast on the other hand was good German fare of fruit, yoghurt, cereals, breads, cold meat, eggs, sausages tea and coffee. There were also other pastries.

Burgers in Linz
Not into Maccas try Burgers
Situated in Linz main street right next door to McDonalds we came across Burgers at around 3pm after train trip from Paris via Munich.
Simple to order with very limited German. Burgers came on a paper-covered tray with chips and unlimited soft drink refills for 7 euro. Took our number found a seat and waited about 5 minutes for our order to be picked up.
Very generous burgers and heaps of chips great sauce selection, well worth a visit and we were happy we had after we saw what sort of meal we were served up at our hotel for dinner, very happy indeed.

Day two Linz to Mitterkirchen
Our first day of riding, it was easy to find the bike path on the Northern side of the Danube. 230km to Vienna was a daunting sign to see but we were up for the challenge.
We got drenched it just rained and rained. Our enthusiasm for our first day riding kept us going and we arrived at our accommodation Radlerbauernhof Moser KG Mitterkirchen around 1pm.
Our room was ready when we arrived and our luggage was there. We went to our rooms showered and then went to find something to eat in Mitterkirchen, nothing on a Saturday afternoon. Now found an open guesthouse had a beer and headed back to our accommodation.

Radlerbauernhof Moser KG Mitterkirchen
Family farmhouse in quiet village
Check In – Very straight forward. A tour bus was just leaving after some apple cider tasting. We were shown to our rooms by young Michael.
Rooms – Our rooms were side-by-side and ready for us. Farmhouse style room one green theme, one blue. The television didn’t pick up any stations, we didn’t speak German so this wasn’t an issue. The shower was a bit ordinary, water pressure a bit low. Bed soft but comfortable 43km riding will usually make any bed OK.
Meals – Dinner was ‘traditional’ Austrian meat dumplings with potatoes and cabbage salad (a white meal). When it comes to the word traditional I really do wonderful if Austrians actually eat this food. A bit like Australians eating Kangaroo, very few do. Apple Strudel or pancakes with apricot jam both very nice.
Breakfast bread, cold meats, cheese, yoghurt, fruit and coffee. Service all very nice, much of the food made on the premises. Great apple juice.

Day three Mitterkirchen to Persenbeug
The weather had cleared our accommodation was right on the bike path so off we went to Grein. Crossed the river by ferry here and continued onto Persenbeug. A quick days riding took about 2 hours 30 mins a bit of road traffic to deal with along the way. Crossed at the power station into Persenbeug our accommodation was at Gasthof Bohm. Easy to find on the bike path.

Cake at Grein – Schorgi
Great cakes for morning tea
After the morning ride we needed to recharge. Not much open in Grein on a Sunday but Schorgi was and weren’t we glad it was. Two coffees, two milkshakes and four cakes. Oh what a choice of cakes, the window display is well worth a photo. The coffee cake and the chocolate mousse cakes were the winners.
Coffee came promptly and cakes followed soon after. It was great to see a few locals grabbing cake after their morning adventures.

Gasthof Bohm
Great accommodation in the centre of town
Check In – Easy check in arrived at 1pm said check in wasn’t till 3pm luckily we didn’t consider this because it was Sunday afternoon and they were waiting for us so they could close up. Our bags weren’t there. We were told they would not be open for dinner and to go to either a Chinese or Italian and pay the cheque and we would be reimbursed.
Rooms – two rooms side by side with balcony and views over the town toward the river. Windows that open to let in the cool air. Shower very good and beds comfortable.
Meals – Breakfast was typical German fare of bread, cold meat, cheese, yoghurt, juice and coffee. All very good with friendly service. We handed in and they paid for our dinner and drinks, greatly appreciated.

Day four Persenbeug to Spitz
A long day on the bike over 50km. Enthusiasm from all involved began to wane today. Small slopes up and down into Spitz which was a novelty due to the very flat bike track we had be travelling. Many small towns to pass through as you enter Spitz, one town had cobble stoned streets, only about 1km but not fun after three days on the bike.
Hotel Wachauerhof, Spitz
We stayed here two nights with included breakfast and dinner. Accommodation good meals OK. Easy to find in the centre of town.

Check In – we were greeted before entered and shown where to garage our bikes and were then escorted inside and shown to our rooms. This was the accommodation with the least spoken English but all communication was still possible.
Rooms – two rooms with double beds with a small balcony, which, even though a block back, had views of the Danube. Beds were comfortable but we were really tired after the ride, so a cement floor may have been just as comfortable. Shower was small but did the job. Plainly decorated rooms, simple but comfortable.
Meals – dinner was again a little bit hit and miss with soup, dumplings and a very weird pizza type meal that we didn’t actually understand what to expect. No choice in meals a set menu. Desserts were an apricot slice, which was fine then an egg meringue thing, which was challenging on the taste buds. Choice of beers on tap, which were all good.
Service was attentive but us with no German and the hosts with limited English we did struggle to understand a few of the dishes.
Breakfast was typical German fare with cold meats, cheeses, bread, yoghurt and one boiled egg. Plenty for everyone the bread was especially tasty. Coffee was percolated, tea was available and there was hot chocolate for the kids.

Day five – Rest day in Sptiz

The Red Gate – having a rest day from the bikes we decided to do the 2km walk up to The Red Gate. It wasn’t an easy walk but well worth it as the views from the gate down the Wachau Valley were amazing. Walk took about 20 mins each way. There was seating at the Gate.

Morning Tea in Spitz - Notz
Walking back into town from the Red Gate we stopped at Notz for morning tea. The Notz is diagonally opposite the church on a quiet street.
Coffees and cool drinks along with a selection of pastries ordered from the counter and collected and taken to our table. We sat on the street and watched the world go by.
Coffee was very strong (we were offered weak) which we enjoyed and the all the pastries were very good the favourite being the ricotta cannoli. Great little reward for the 4km walking.

Lunch in Spitz - Spitzerl
It was time for Schnitzel.
We were looking for a Schnitzel by the Danube experience and came across Spitzeral. Order was taken at the table for four Schnitzels and chips, two beers, a coke and water. Drinks came out promptly and meals followed about 10 minutes later.
The Schnitzels were dinner plate size, sitting on a dinner plate of fries. A very generous meal with only two out four being eaten completely and not from want of trying.
Our outside table was at street level across the road from the Danube, so not exactly river views more beside the river.
Really well cooked Schnitzel, very nice beer all alongside the Danube.

Day Six – Spitz to Tulln
Refreshed is not exactly how we felt but renewed enthusiasm to get back on the bike and knock over the second last leg. We started the day with a 20km ferry ride from Spitz to Krems. A very pleasant way to start a 60km day on the bike. We boarded the ferry, parked our bikes down the back and went upstairs to the outside deck and watched as we passed by a few river crusiers and very quaint German towns on the bank of the Danube.
When we arrived at Krems we collected our bikes and tried to head out of town. We couldn’t locate the bike sign we had followed for 150km so headed off in what we thought was the right direction to get out of town. We missed any signs and headed 4km out of town before turning around to look for the track again. We had missed a sign to go under the railway line. Once found and across the river we had added 10km to our 40km of riding and wasted about 1 and half hours trying to find our way out of Krems.
This was a hard day as we were traveling into about 15km to 30km head wind. We traveled close together trying slipstream and to our surprise it did make a difference.
Entering into Tulln in the last 10km or so you travel on and off local roads with some car traffic.
It wasn’t our day for reading signs for once again we traveled about 2km past the turn off for our hotel, this was frustrating after such a long day.

Lunch at pub 15km out of Tulln - Bärndorferhütte
A welcome site beside a nuclear power station.
Don’t be put off by the unfinished nuclear power station location of this little pub. The menu is simple and cheap. We had frankfurts on buns, pizza and ham and cheese toasted sandwich. Choice of beers on tap, which went down really easily. Only one because we had to ride on.
The outside table were packed with bike riders and locals alike. The service was efficient, drinks and meals arrived quickly. Even with the large turn over we were not rushed through our meals and had a good hour-long break to prepare for the last stint into Tulln.

Design-Hotel-Restaurant Romerhof
A hotel set up for tour groups.
An older styled hotel from the outside but inside newly refurbished. We had two rooms side by side both with small balconies overlooking the carpark. The rooms were hot the air conditioner didn’t get the room temp below 27 degrees Celsius.
Situated right next door to a large Euro Spa, which was good for picking up water and snacks.
Check In – was easy and efficient. Are bikes were parked underneath and there was lift access. The staff were friendly and attentive. We were asked to come to dinner before 7pm as that was when the tour group was due for dinner. Just after we checked in a tour bus showed up for check in.
Rooms – were modern with a frosted glass wall separating the bathroom from the rest of the room. Beds we new and comfortable. The shower and bathroom facilities were excellent. Just needed the air conditioning to carry the load and get the room temp down to a pleasant 22 degrees, this didn’t happen.
Meals – dinner was a buffet set up which we got to before the tour group, but only just. An adequate selection of food, which was served to you in portion control by a few staff.
Breakfast was again a buffet, which we enjoyed with the tour group. Plenty of food with normal selection of cold meats, cheeses, yoghurt, bread. Coffee was percolated and kids had hot chocolate.

Day 7 – Tulln to Vienna
After the huge slog of the day before we weren’t looking forward to our last 30km. We were not confident riding in such a large city we decided to pick up a train to get us into the centre of town. A shorter ride and piece of mind we were going to find the hotel to drop the bikes off at without the hassles of yesterday. In the end it was the correct choice for us Vienna is set up for bikes but not for Australian’s who don’t know where they are going.
We were not using the hotel set down by the tour the Austria Trend Hotel Messe as they could not accommodate us. We needed to drop our bikes and pick up our bags then get a taxi to our hotel Derang Livinghotel City Vienna. Not the ideal end to a great experience for our family.
It is not an easy ride for those, like us, who don’t ride at all when in Australia and did only a few 30km rides in preparation. All that said we as a family have shared many wonderful experiences that we wouldn’t have done if we were in a car, on a boat or in a plane.
I would recommend this tour to families with children over the age of 12 not 8 as recommended by Utracks. Utracks Australia were easy to deal with over the phone or via email, we would use them again but maybe not a cycling tour this time.
Written 6 November 2014
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SouthWalesPaul
South Wales43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
If you are considering your first ever bike holiday, then look no further than cycling next to the beautiful [yes, blue] Danube for a few days. Assuming you can ride a bike, the route will provide little or no physical challenge for you, as it is virtually climb-free for the entire Austrian leg. My wife and I cycled from Passau to Vienna in early August in 30c and higher temperatures yet never felt exhausted at the end of our 5-6 hour cycling schedule each day. There are so many positives, including great scenery all the way (so often on long distance cycle paths there are long stretches of boring landscape or industrial development), hotels, pensions and campsites to suit every pocket, and NO chance of ever getting lost. We rented bikes in Vienna and then took 'the bike train' to Passau (7.30am, €26 per person one way and no charge for the bikes). 5 days later we were back in Vienna, and enjoyed every day. Despite it being peak season, the cycle path was never over-crowded, and although we booked accommodation a day ahead, rooms seemed to be available all the way along the route. As I say, if you are considering a first time bike holiday, then look no further and if you have done many before, then this will be one of the best you will have ever done.
Written 10 August 2013
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Jaslek
London69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Our group of 16 cyclists ( not that young hence our name “hills are not us” ) does a long euro bike ride every year, often down river. We hire all over Europe so we know what we are talking about when we say a bike hire company are GOOD - and these people really are. Not just excellent and reliable bikes ( both hybrids and electric) but well maintained ( only one puncture in300kms for 16 bikes) AND very pleasant and able people to deal with- nothing seems to worry them , even when 16 bikers start asking questions at the same time.

I suggest you ignore the one bad review on this website - look how many good and excellent ones there are, and take my advice, use these people!
Written 7 July 2018
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mawelsh71
Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
I did the trip on my own, planned it loosely and went on an adventure. I rented my bike from Fahrradklinik Passau

Matthias Drasch

Bräugasse 10
94032 Passau
The owner was very nice and got me set up on a great bike. I only made hotel plans for the first day and for 3days in Vienna. I didn't want to be tied down to how far I should ride so I didn't make plans in between which I would recommend. I had good stays but one day it was cold and I got lost looking for a place and even the police didn't know if any places to stay. I did end up finding some really nice people to help me so it all worked out well. I did the ride in 4 days and 3hours. I'd probably do it slower and make more stops but I actually haven't ridden a bike in 25 years so I chugged along thinking it might take me longer. The route is well marked as long as you stay on it. Off the trail can be difficult without a gps or detailed local maps. Even as a solo female never done a bike tour, I felt very safe. I enjoyed the independence but without stress. The ride is very easy, as I said I hadn't ridden in over 20 years. I went in mid May and most of the other travelers were retired European couples. It wasn't overly crowded. I got lucky with the weather.
Written 15 June 2017
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