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The Danube Bike Trail

The most prominent of all bike routes in Austria, this tour will take you some of Austria's most impressive cultural sites.

Starting at the historic German Border town of Passau the trail follows the Danube River (Europe's second largest) into Vienna. The city of Linz, the baroque abbey of St. Florian and the many castles along the way and of course, the famous "Wachau" region with its charming villages, vineyards and romantic fruit orchards. Don't miss a visit to the baroque abbey of Melk overlooking the Danube.

Duernstein, with its ruins where King Richard the Lionhearted has been captured on his way back from the crusades, and the 1000 year old town of Krems are other must-see stops on the tour. For those wishing to cycle further along past Vienna, the Hainburg area close to the border with Slovakia is the end of the marked bike trail.

  • Distance: 197 miles
  • Start: Passau
  • Finish: Hainburg
  • Features: 90% traffic free bike trails along the Danube River, practically flat or slightly downhill. Some points of interest will require short uphill battles.

Biking the Danube Bike Trail

  • The Schlögener Schlinge in Upper Austria © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser The Schlögener Schlinge in Upper Austria © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser
  • The Danube bike path in Schlögen, Upper Austria © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Hermann Erber The Danube bike path in Schlögen, Upper Austria © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Hermann Erber
  • Danube Bike Trail © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser Danube Bike Trail © WGD Donau Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser
  • Danube Bike Trail © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider Danube Bike Trail © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider
  • Hotel Schloss Dürnstein © Austrian National Tourist Office Hotel Schloss Dürnstein © Austrian National Tourist Office
  • City bike in Vienna © Wien Tourismus City bike in Vienna © Wien Tourismus

For more information contact:

Upper Austria Information

Schillerstrasse 50
4021 Linz

Telephone: +11-43-732-600 2211
Fax: +11-43-723-600 220

Upper Austria Information

Schillerstrasse 50
4021 Linz

Telephone: +11-43-732-600 2211
Fax: +11-43-723-600 220

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