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Danube Cycle Path

When cycling along the Danube Cycle Path, you are free. You determine the pace, the route and the destination all by yourself. And everything in between. How nice it is when you even have company: from the mossy-fresh scent of the river on whose banks you are moving, from its quiet murmur and gentle lapping.

Of impressive sights that greet you from afar and invite you to make a stopover. Of unforgettable encounters with people who live and work in this region and give the Danube a face, a voice. And of course of the nature that shows itself and constantly changes along the cycle path. No two sections are alike. Only the river, a constant driving force, remains at our side.

Questions about cycling holidays in the Danube region? Click here for the FAQs

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Cycling on the Danube Cycle Path

The Danube Cycle Path leads along the banks of the Danube through the bavarian-upper austrian Danube valley. Enjoy relaxed cycling on perfectly developed infrastructure in beautiful nature and with an impressive cultural heritage.


Cycling from Passau to Vienna

Cycling from place to place on the stages of Danube Cycle Path. Find detailed tour descriptions and GPS-tracks on the map online.

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Day trips by bike

The round tours of Danube Cycle Path are perfect for day excursions. Find detailed tour descriptions and GPS-tracks on the map online.

Round tours
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Current ferry timetable

Conquer both banks of the Danube during a cycle tour on the Danube Cycle Path or a hike on the Donausteig trail - the Danube ferries allow you to easily cross to the other side of the Danube. The ferries are just right for exploring both the north and south banks of the Danube. Of course you can take your bikes with you on the ferries!


Cycling Region Danube Upper Austria

You have never seen the Danube like this before: On 15 new circular tours between Schärding and Grein, you not only cycle along the Danube and Inn rivers, but also branch off into the surrounding countryside of the region. On a voyage of discovery through the Danube region, you leave some metres of altitude behind and are rewarded with dreamlike views of the spreading river landscape from the ridges. So why not leave the Danube Cycle Path or Inn Cycle Path and return to the starting point on the river via an elevated loop with completely new perspectives of the countryside along the Danube and Inn?

Information on diversions and closures
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Highlights along Danube Cycle Path

There is so much more to discover when staying at the Danube in Upper Austria. Find attractions on Danube Cycle Path. 

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Order your personal information package about the region of Danube Upper Austria.

A first impression of all the diverse activities and holiday offers that expect you on the Danube in Upper Austria is provided by our catalogs, brochures and maps and will help you for your holiday planning.

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Service facilities on the Danube Cycle Path

Whether rest areas, Danube ferries, bike rentals, tourism information offices or e-charging stations. Here you will find all the important service information you need for your tour on the Danube Cycle Path. You are also welcome to order our free brochure of the Danube Cycle Path.

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

There is a daily bus from Vienna-Linz-Schärding-Passau from 05 May 2024 to 05 October 2024 at approx. 08:00 with the possibility of taking bicycles and luggage. Reserve your seat at austria-radreisen.at
or book a train with ÖBB at www.oebb.at. Please note that bicycle transport is subject to reservation and only possible to a limited extent.

Return from Klosterneuburg: there is also a cycle bus with a direct connection from Klosterneuburg to Passau. Reserve your seat at www.stadtmarketing-klosterneuburg.at/radbus-nach-passau

Unfortunately, there is no possibility for a return journey by boat.


You are generally on the safe side if you book your accommodation before you start your journey. The summer months in particular are peak season in the Danube region. If it is important to you that your accommodation meets a certain standard of equipment and is located directly on or close to the cycle tour route, we recommend booking in advance.

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Detailed information such as accommodation and everything to do with cycling in the Danube region of Upper Austria can be found on the website under Accommodation.

Detailed information such as accommodation and everything to do with cycling in the Danube region of Lower Austria can be found on the website vacation in danube lower austria.

Long-term parking in Schärding
Public car parks: Cemetery car park, Schärding multi-storey car park Parking in Schärding

Long-term car parks in Passau:
Find all information about the car parks at: Parking in Passau

For cycle tours & cycle cruises, it is possible to book a car park from the cycle tour operator Donau Touristik GmbH (unguarded/fenced): www.donaureisen.at