If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
The cycle tour and boat trip on the Danube is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This boat and bike tour along the Danube is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS SE-Manon.
Day 1 Arrival in Passau, boat trip
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation from 4 pm, from 7 pm departure into Danube Valley.
Day 2 Engelhartszell-Untermuehl, approx. 36 km/22 mi
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Bratislava, where you will arrive at around breakfast on the following day.
Day 3 Round trip Bratislava, approx. 52 km/32 mi
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as the Hainburg, Devin or Hof Castle. Or you can choose to explore the Slovakian capital instead. Throughout the night, the boat will take you to Budapest.
Day 4 Round trip Szentendre, approx. 48 km/30 mi
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Visegrád.
Day 5 Visegrád - Esztergom, approx. 27-60 km/17-37 mi
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.
Day 6 City tour by bike
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.
Day 7 Wachau - Pöchlarn, approx. 40-59 km/25-37 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.
Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 10:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where the "Cycle tour and boat trip on the Danube" concludes.
Here are the details on MS SE-Manon:
Included in "Cycle tour and boat trip on the Danube":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
Arrival "Cycle tour and boat trip on the Danube":
Arrival in Passau via train:
The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.
Arrival at Munich airport:
Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 50
Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 200-250
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded on and off the ship twice a day with many others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.