Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even Europe’s powerful kings and emperors did before you. You will get to know the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military and trading route. Never too far away from the cool, clear water of the Danube, you will enjoy one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle routes.
You start your trip in Passau, the town of three rivers. Cycle through various districts of Upper and Lower Austria and finally to the Danube metropolis of Vienna and Budapest. You will love the breathtaking natural beauty of the Danube valley and the Schlögen Bend or perhaps you will fall in love with the landscapes along the Danube River such as the Machland, the Strudengau, or the famous Wachau. In the rural areas, to complement these wonderful impressions, you can enjoy many traditional Austrian delicacies. Your physical wellbeing will be well catered for, from savory dumpling specialties and moreish must, all the way to the wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region.
On the second part you will explore lowland forests, original villages and magical cities. In Carnuntum and in the Roman castle Kelemantia you will find Roman relics from the past. Discover the diversity of the flora and fauna in the lowland forests! The small villages, which you cycle through, still keep their original charm. You pass through the real natural paradise of Rye Island. Don´t forget the numerous castles and palaces, which are proudly situated nearby the Danube. But also, the small towns along the bike trail have a special flair as their charming historic centers invite visitors to discover and enjoy.
Overall, this bike tour will inspire everybody!