If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
On this varied tour by bike and ship along the Danube, you will experience both rural Austria - the Danube valley, Strudengau and Wachau regions - and the effervescent capital cities of Vienna and Bratislava. The starting point of your journey "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" is the Bishop's city of Passau with its historical town centre and the impressive Oberhaus fortress. This tour along the Danube with the MS Swiss Crown can wholeheartedly be recommended both to novices and experienced riders.
Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, boat trip into the sunset through the Danube valley.
Day 2 Engelhartszell-Brandstatt, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Visit the Engelhartsszell monastery before cycling through the awe-inspiring Danube Gorge at the Schlögen Loop.
Day 3 Brandstatt - Linz, approx. 26 km/16 mi
In Ottensheim and Wilhering beer gardens of local breweries await your visit, before you’re off to Linz which offers great museums and the Pöstlingberg hill.
Day 4 Mauthausen - Grein, approx. 35 km/22 mi
Today you will cycle across the large plateau of the Machland region. The Celtic village near Mitterkirchen and the small Baroque town of Grein are worth a visit.
Day 5 Tulln - Vienna, approx. 35 km/22 mi
You’ll cycle through Klosterneuburg and the Roman city of Tulln to reach the former Royal and Imperial metropolis Vienna. In Tulln it is worth visiting the GARTEN Tulln, Europe's first ecological garden show.
Day 6 Discovering Vienna
Go shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße, or relax in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island: there is lots to explore.
Day 7 Wachau, approx. 39 km/24 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour.
Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 11:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where the tour "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike" concludes.
Here are the details on MS Swiss Crown:
Included in "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Guided Cycling Package:
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
|2-bed-cabin standard||899 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin comfort||1079 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin superior||1279 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin standard||999 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin comfort||1179 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin superior||1379 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin standard||1099 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin comfort||1279 EUR|
|2-bed-cabin superior||1479 EUR|
|2-bed cabin standard|
|+ 55 %|
|children 0-2,9 years||100 %|
|children 3-11,9 years|
in a standard cabin
with 2 adults
|- 30 %|
|children 3-11,9 years|
in a standard cabin
with 1 adult
|- 10 %|
|Guided Cycling Package||209 EUR|
|rental bike||90 EUR|
|private bike||30 EUR|
|private e-bike||40 EUR|
|(with removable battery)|
Arrival to "The Danube cycle path with boat & bike":
Arrival in Passau via train:
From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi.
Price per taxi approx. 15 €
Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
Price per person approx. 2,50 €
Arrival in Munich via train:
Transfer Munich Main St.-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 240 EUR
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. 25 EUR
Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 EUR
Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 260 EUR
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several 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.