Day 1: Individual arrival in Linz.
The modern provincial capital Linz, offers a variety of interesting recreational opportunities: The Ars Electronica Center or the Lentos art museum are just a few of the inviting possibilities for exploring this city.
Overnight stay in Linz.
Day 2: Linz – St. Florian – Enns ~23 km, 7 h, altitude difference 431 m / 445 m
Take the tramway to Ebelsberg/Hartheimer Straße station, here you start your hiking tour. Walk through peaceful, idyllic fields via Moenchsgraben, Rohrbach to Sankt Florian. After passing the monastery you walk further through the rolling landscape until you reach Enns.
Overnight stay in Enns.
Day 3: Enns – Mauthausen – Perg ~17 km, 5 h, altitude difference 263 m / 262 m
From Enns, the Donausteig Trail passes through Lorch in the direction of Enghagen. Following the road until you reach the bicycle ferry mooring point, where you have the opportunity for a rest. Take the ferry boat to Mauthausen. Then further along the northern bank to Perg. The last stage takes you through the Machland, a very appealing and fertile region.
Overnight stay in Perg.
Day 4: Perg – Baumgartenberg – Grein ~17,5 km, 5-6 h, altitude difference 473 m / 408 m
Travel with the railway line “Donauuferbahn” from Perg to Baumgartenberg, where you start your hiking tour. You hike along the northern bank via Obergassolding, Klam, Saxen to Grein. The city of Grein is also known as “pearl of the Strudengau” and fascinates with nostalgic charm and historical sights.
Overnight stay in Grein.
Day 5: Grein – Stillensteinklamm gorge – Aumuehle ~9 km, 3 h, altitude difference 224 m / 41 m
Before you start hiking to the Aumuehle, we recommend to hike the Donaublick-Runde round course (approx. 5,8 km). This tour gives an overview of the wildly romantic Strudengau.
The Donausteig Trail leads downstream, after some time you reach the “Gießenbach” mill. The mill marks the entrance to the “Stillensteinklamm” gorge. Take some time here to enjoy regional delicacies. Follow the creek to the vantage point “Stiller Stein” where you leave the Danube Hiking Trail. Continue following the creek on a forest trail until you reach the federal road B119 and your accommodation. Overnight stay at Aumuehle.
Day 6: Aumuehle – Bad Kreuzen – Grein ~16 km, 5 h, altitude difference 379 m / 561 m
Through forest, field and meadow you hike to Bad Kreuzen. Bad Kreuzen contains a popular health spa and can be considered a true paradise for hiking. You pass the “Wolfsschlucht”, “Speckalm” and the villages Lehen and Muehlberg on your back to Grein.
Overnight stay in Grein.
Day 7: Grein – Linz
Train ride incl. luggage from Grein to Linz. Overnight stay in Linz.
Day 8: Individual departure or additional nights.