The River Danube
The River Danube cycle tour is aimed at any recreational cyclist looking for an alternative to a River Danube boat cruise. The route follows the rivers course with plenty peaceful spots to stop. The terrain is mostly flat with occasional hills so is leg friendly. Enjoy the luxury of a fully supported cycle tour complete with riding guide, luggage transfer and picnic or packed lunches.
While the cycling will be relaxed and easy, importantly it will be on dedicated cycle paths so we are away from traffic. First of all, by joining our ‘Road to Vienna’ cycle tour in Nuremburg, we will first head to Regensburg. Then from here, the EuroVelo 6 will take us to our destination in Vienna; passing through Deggendorf, Passau, Linz, Persenbeug and Krems an der Donau. Expect to see picturesque towns and villages, birdlife, lush forests, towering escarpments, romantic castles, tourists ships, working boats and the Danube in all her glory.
Included in the price: (based on two people sharing) all accommodation, breakfast and a picnic or packed lunch each day. Your luggage will be transferred in our support van each day and we will be on hand to deal with any minor mechanical issues. If it isn’t possible to fix it on the trail, we will then get your bike to a local repair shop as soon as possible. In the meantime, you are welcome to ride our spare bike.
- Cycling along the River Danube on EuroVelo 6
- Wachau Valley
- Romantic castles
- Picturesque towns and villages
Your accommodation, on a twin share bed and breakfast basis, will be in hotels, typically chain hotels, along with carefully selected family run hotels and good quality bed and breakfasts. Single accommodation is available for a supplement on request.
The hotels will provide breakfast whilst the support team will provide a pack-up lunch, this will depend on what is available on the day and could include a mix of fresh sandwiches, pasties or easy grab and bites sourced from local bakeries. If weather doesn’t permit outdoors we will get into cafes for quick lunch.
You will need to purchase your own evening meals, which are usually eaten communally although of course you are free to opt out if you wish.
We will carry emergency energy gels and bars in the support van but you are advised to bring along your own preferred sports nutrition to fuel your ride. There will be water refills, fruits bars etc provided to keep you hydrated.
In the Tour Plan, (B, L, D) refers to meals included in the trip cost i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
We will happily transport your bike to Nuremberg and back from Vienna at no extra charge. If you drop your bike off at our Sheffield office up to a day before departure of the full tour we will carefully pack it in the support van, drive it to the start and then return it to Sheffield ready for you to collect.
If that isn’t convenient then depending where you live we may be able to collect your bike on our journey from Sheffield to Harwich. Please get in touch with us to discuss arrangements, any other arrangements will be for an agreed fee.
While we will take all reasonable care while handling your bikes, using padded covers and making sure they are securely stored, we are not liable for any loss or damage during transportation and storage. We recommend you have appropriate insurance.
Taking your bikes to the continent, As we are no longer part of the EU customs unions, any bike we transport to Europe requires an ATA Carnet which incurs a fee of £40 per bike. This cost will be added to your invoice.
The River Danube tour is flexible and should therefore be seen as a guide only. Local conditions, weather or fitness could lead to changes in our daily plans. All times and distances are approximate.
- Depart fromNuremberg, Germany
- Return fromVienna, Austria
- Road surfacesMostly flat with occasional hill. Mostly on cycle paths (expect gravel), roads near cities.
- Bike TypeHybrid / Tourer / Road bike with tyres 26mm or above
- IncludedThe River DanubeAccommodationLunchCycling guideGPX filesVehicle supportBaggage transfer