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Danube Cycle Path Stage 2 South Bank: Schlögen - Linz

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Starting place: 4083 Haibach ob der Donau
Destination: 4040 Linz

duration: 4h 0m
length: 53,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 118m
Altitude difference (downhill): 150m

Lowest point: 253m
Highest point: 326m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt

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Short description:
Shipbuilders & cathedrals – Culture on the wayside



Technique: **



Quality of experience: ***



Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October



Properties:

  • Multi-stage route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Geological highlights
  • Botanical highlights

Description:
Before you start this stage on the south bank of the Danube, you should walk up to the prospect known as the Schlögener Blick, located 30 minutes above the village of Schlögen. From there you can enjoy a wonderful view of this famous meander in the Danube. Following this overview, you have a chance to explore the forested slopes of this free meander at close range in the nature reserve Donauleiten. A bit further long you reach the town of Aschach. In the center of town are beautiful old buildings with facades and inner courtyards from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. In a modern museum (Schoppermuseum) you can pick up interesting and quaint facts about the old handcraft of ship construction. And in the old church you can find out about the alleged healing powers of the “Danube Cross.”

 


From Aschach it is not long until you reach Eferding. The history of this little city a short ways away from the Danube Bike Path starts back in Roman Times. Its main square is considered one of one of the most beautiful in Upper Austria, as the houses have not really been altered since the Middle Ages. Despite its size, the city’s church is nicknamed Eferding Cathedral. This church is definitely worth a visit, as is the magnificent Starhemberg Castle with its museums and exhibitions.


 


For even more culture along the way, visit the Cistercian monastery in Wilhering (founded in 1146) with its Rococo church, picture gallery and abbey museum.


 


After your fleeting visit to this abbey, hop on a ferry in Ottensheim to return to the north banks of the river, where you can cover the final stretch to Linz.



Directions:
Schlögen - Aschach - Wilhering - Ottensheim - Linz

 


Route description


You start your tour in Schlögen and bike along the south bank through a stretch of romantic Danube Valley wilderness (Natura 2000 area) that extends to Aschach. After about 10 km, the path forks just behind the Kobling-Obermühl ferry and you bear left. From a distance, you can admire Neuhaus Castle, which sits on the opposite bank of the Danube.


 


After a while you pass Aschach, which is known for its Baroque houses- There you can stop for a break and visit the historical center with the old parish church and the museum on fishermen and shipbuilders before continuing south into the Erferding Basin. This basin is the vegetable garden of Upper Austria and extends all the way to Wilhering. Here, the slopes to the left and right of the river slowly give way to flatter landscapes. In Brandstatt it would be worth your while to take a side trip to Eferding to visit Starhemberg Castle and the renowned town square.


 


You follow the Danube until you arrive at Wilhering. A visit to Wilhering Abbey is recommended. Afterwards, take the ferry to Ottensheim and bike to the Linz, the Cathedral City.


 


TIP: At the end of this stage, enjoy a train ride on the Mühlkreisbahn from Ottensheim to Linz.


 



Tip:
Besuchen Sie doch auch den barrierefreien Kulturwanderweg in Aschach und erfahren sie mehr über die Geschichte des Donaumarktes.
Starting point: Schlögen
Destination: Linz

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Possible accommodation
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
Follow the Nibelungen Straße (B130) to Schlögen.

Public Transit
Take the bus to the stop Schlögen-Inzell junction.

Parking
There are parking lots at the Hotel Donauschlinge.

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Danube Cycle Path Stage 2 South Bank: Schlögen - Linz
WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7277 - 800
Fax machine +43 732 7277 - 804
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We speak the following languages

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4083 Haibach ob der Donau
Destination: 4040 Linz

duration: 4h 0m
length: 53,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 118m
Altitude difference (downhill): 150m

Lowest point: 253m
Highest point: 326m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt

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