Danube Cycle Path
150km of perfect infrastructure for bicycles
In total, there are 6 stages to the north and the south at the Danube and you can easily cover the distance between the three-river-city Passau and Grein, Strudengau's pearl, on a perfectly developed bicycle path. Besides, 41 bicycle tours, specifically for e-bikers, allow you, to branch off the main path and get to know the back country of the beautiful Upper Austrian Danube region.
Our bike rental partners (a lot of them also provide-bikes) offer a comfortable bicycle vacation along the Danube in Upper Austria. Therefore, you do not have to bring your own bikes and can enjoy a relaxed arrival to the Danube region.Moving on to the Lower Austrian Danube, the path goes on through the picturesque Wachau, Vienna - the capital of Austria and the national park Donau-Auen towards Budapest. You can find more information about the Lower Austrian Danube region on Donau Niederösterreich.
The Danube Cycle Path follows new trends and also offers a lot for e-bikers. The Upper Austrian energy company LINZ AG and Energie AG Oberösterreich set priorities concerning installing charging stations in 2011. Due to this, 29 bicycle-friendly accommodation and facilities along the Danube Cycle Path are able to offer charging stations for free. Attention: Do not forget your e-bike charger!
Top Bicycle Stops/Bett+Bike
Between Passau and Vienna, where cyclists are always welcome, about 50 bicycle-friendly accomodations along the Danube Cycle Path have been qualified by the ADFC (German Cyclist's Association). 21 certified accommodations for cyclists accompany you while you are on your bicycle tour in Upper Austria. bett+bike accommodations on Danube Cycle Path offer several amenities:
- secure, partially roofed bike parking areas
- first aid kits for bicyles
- drying rooms for wet clothes
- e-charging stations for e-bikes
Ideal involvement of train and ship
A bicycle tour at the Danube Cycle Path can be perfectly combined with public transport. The Bike Train "Radtramper Danube" and shipping tours with Donauschifffahrt Wurm & Noé offer you the possibility to comfortably cover a part of the way by ship or train.
bett+bike accommodations and Upper Austrian tour operators offer bookable holiday packages for a stay on Danube Cycle Path. You can choose your favourite offer from a variety of packages, differing in duration.
Danube Cycle Path at a glance
The popular and often used Danube Cycle Path-leaflet contains important information about cycling at the Danube in Upper Austria. The brochure shows all stages with about 33 kilometres each, well arranged maps and the exact course of the cycle path from Passau to Bratislava.The Upper Austrian bicycle tours-leaflet with the title "41 bycicle tours around the Danube Cycle Path" is published every 2 years. Next to the bicycle tours in Upper Austria, the brochure contains information about e-bike rentals and charging stations along the Danube. Both brochures can be ordered at the company "WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH" or you can easily order these brochures online. The interactive bicycle map gives you the opportunity to plan bicycle tours at the Danube Cycle Path, to download GPS-data and to print the tours as a PDF file including detailed descriptions.