Danube Bike Path: bike path from Passau to Vienna
The Danube Bike Path from Passau to Vienna is a classic bike tour. The entire length of the second-longest river in Europe is accessible by bike. The route from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular sections, with countless cultural and gastronomic sensations to be enjoyed along the way. The Passau-Vienna bicycle tour has stunning scenery and excellent bike paths, and the regional and gastronomic delicacies make the Danube Bike Path a truly exceptional culinary experience.
Linz: While away the hours in the 2009 Capital of Culture
The Danube Bike Path begins in Passau, the City of Three Rivers, with its Italian-Baroque cityscape. The route through the Bavarian forest is one of the quieter sections of the path between Passau and Vienna. Linz, the state capital of Upper Austria, provides an ideal opportunity to take a break. The harmonious cityscape of the 2009 European Capital of Culture invites its visitors to linger a while, with its palace, numerous beautiful churches and rich cultural program. When it comes to staying in Linz, superbly located hotels cater for all your accommodation needs, such as the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Linz
. Here, weary cyclists can take to the comfortable rooms to rest their muscles from the exertion of the Danube Bike Path, and fuel up for the journey ahead in the restaurant SQUARE
. As a less taxing but by no means less attractive alternative, Linz can serve as the starting point for a trip to Vienna along the Danube Bike Path. The astonishing variety of the locations you will travel through makes this most definitely worth the trip.
More cultural highlights on the Danube Bike Path
The route along the Danube Bike Path from Linz to Vienna is lined with little medieval towns such as Enns, whose roots date back to Roman times. You will also see palaces, castles and architectural gems like the Melk Abbey, which impresses visitors with its sublime Baroque structure. The abbey marks the start of the Wachau valley along the Passau to Vienna bike route. The countryside then becomes increasingly mountainous and the wine, cultivated on the surrounding steep slopes, provides well-deserved evening refreshment. Finally, the tour passes through the town of Tulln, made famous in the Nibelungenlied (The Song of the Niebelungs), and past the Klosterneuburg monastery towards Vienna, the final destination of the Passau-Vienna bike tour.
The Passau to Vienna bike tour is one of the most popular bike tours in Europe – make a stopover in Linz. Reserve your room in the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Linz