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Danube Cycle Path: Unforgettable bike tours through Europe ☀️

The Danube Cycle Path in Germany.
The Danube Cycle Path in Germany.
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Cycle along the Danube Cycle Path: from the Black Forest to Budapest

The Danube Cycle Path is one of the most well-known cycle paths in Europe and offers cyclists an unforgettable tour of Europe. He stretches over 2.800 km along the Danube, from its source in the Black Forest to the Danube Delta in the Black Sea. You cross eight countries and countless picturesque landscapes, vibrant cities and places steeped in history. The cycle path follows the course of the Danube and thus offers varied sections of route through picturesque river valleys, forests and meadows, through historic towns and villages and offers impressive views of the majestic Danube.


  • More than 2.800 km of river landscape to explore
  • You can cycle approx. 600 km along Germany alone
  • Varied routes through picturesque landscapes and historic towns
  • Ideal for those interested in nature and culture
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Your bike tour along the Danube Cycle Path: This is what the Danube has to offer!

A bike tour along the Danube Cycle Path is not only sporty and active, but also an unforgettable experience of nature. The landscapes along the Danube are characterized by picturesque river valleys, rolling hills and majestic mountains. You will pass through historic towns and villages and experience the unique river landscape of the Danube floodplains and the Schlögener noose. The following overview gives you an overview of the most beautiful cities from Regensburg in Germany to Budapest in Hungary.

Regensburg - a city with charm and history

Regensburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany, is idyllically situated on the Danube and enchants with its well-preserved historic city center. History made in stone is a real pleasure for all culture enthusiasts: Of the St. Peter's Cathedral, the Old Town Hall and the Steinerne Bridge are just some of the many impressive sights. Stroll through the picturesque streets, enjoy the carefree atmosphere in the cozy cafés and be enchanted by the charm of this beautiful city!

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria

Passau: The magical city of three rivers

Passau, also known as the "City of Three Rivers", is picturesquely situated on the Confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. The baroque old town, which was shaped by Italian master builders, invites you to take relaxing walks and discovery tours. The magnificent Cathedral of St. Stephen with the is particularly worth seeing largest church organ of the world and the Veste Oberhaus, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the rivers and the city. Let yourself be enchanted by Passau's charm and the cheerful atmosphere in the rustic restaurants and cafés!

Passau city panorama with the Danube in the foreground

Schlögen: Natural paradise on the Danube loop

Schlögen, a picturesque village on the banks of the Danube, impresses with its breathtaking natural landscape. Here, where the Danube draws an impressive loop around the Schlögener Berg, is the Schlögener Donauschlinge is an absolute highlight for nature and hiking enthusiasts. Enjoy the impressive views from the viewing platforms or explore the area on a leisurely bike ride. Then relax in one of the inviting inns or cafés and let yourself be enchanted by the cheerful atmosphere and hospitality in Schlögen!

View of the Schlögener Donauschlinge

Linz: industrial city with cultural flair

Linz, the third largest city in Austria, is picturesquely situated on the Danube and surprises with an exciting mix of industry, culture and nature. Visit the impressive Ars Electronica Center, Museum of the future for digital art and media technology applies. The charming old town invites you to stroll and discover - marvel at it Old Town Hall, the baroque Mariendom and the Castle Museum. Let yourself be carried away by the pulsating atmosphere in the modern shopping centers and cozy cafés in Linz! For nature lovers, we recommend a trip to the nearby Poestlingberg, the one offers breathtaking views of the city.

View of the Holy Trinity Column on the main square in Linz

Vienna: Imperial splendor and modern liveliness

Vienna, the capital of Austria, enchants with a fascinating mixture of imperial splendor and modern liveliness. Stroll through the historic old town, which is lined with magnificent buildings such as the Hofburg, the Stephansdom and the Vienna State Opera is embossed. Immerse yourself in the world of the Habsburgs in the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace or enjoy coffee and cake in one of the famous Viennese coffee houses. Let yourself be inspired by the lively atmosphere in the trendy districts and the charming green areas of Vienna!

Old Hofburg in Vienna the capital of Austria on the Danube

Krems: Wine, art and history on the Danube

Krems, a charming town in the heart of the Wachau, impresses with a picturesque old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the winding streets and marvel at the well-preserved historic buildings. Discover the world of wine in the surrounding wineries and enjoy the excellent wines of the region. Culture buffs should visit the Caricature Museum and the famous Gottweig Monastery visit, which impresses with magnificent gardens and a unique baroque library. Let the relaxed atmosphere and hospitality at Krems enchant!

Durnstein in the Wachau in autumn, Austria

Bratislava: Historical charm and lively atmosphere

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, enchants with a fascinating mixture of history and modern liveliness. Stroll through the picturesque old town, past colorful houses and magnificent churches. Visit the imposing castle of Bratislava, which offers a breathtaking view of the city and the Danube. Discover the contemporary art in Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum or enjoy the culinary delights in the many cozy restaurants and cafes. Let yourself be inspired by Bratislava's charm and hospitality!

Historic old town with its castle above the Danube in Bratislava in Slovakia

Budapest: The shining pearl on the Danube

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, impresses with a unique mix of magnificent architecture, picturesque Danube landscape and relaxing thermal bathsn. Marvel at that majestic castle district from Buda, which towers high above the city, and enjoy the breathtaking view. Stroll along the Danube and admire the imposing Parliament building and the famous chain bridge. Treat yourself to a break in one of the numerous thermal baths that make Budapest a true oasis of relaxation. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of this shining pearl on the Danube!

Parliament in Budapest on the Danube at sunset

Our cycle tour recommendations on the Danube Cycle Path

Experience unique impressions on the Danube Cycle Path along the second longest river in Europe with our bike tours. The well-developed and signposted cycle paths offer an inviting and entertaining cycling experience. In our travel offer you will find numerous top cycle tours that will bring you closer to the most beautiful and relaxing places along the Danube.

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Culinary bike tour from Passau to Vienna

explore Austria's kitchen and cellar on a enjoyable Danube bike tour! The Culinary Danube Cycle Path takes you through breathtaking landscapes, historic cities and along the Danube. Enjoy beer specialties from the Mühlviertel, fine wines from the Wachau and sweet treats.

The cycle tour begins in Passau, where you check into your hotel and explore the city on a three-river city tour. On the Danube cycle path you cycle past Engelhartszell to the Schlögener Schlinge, where you join the Fromend Mühlviertel beer cuisine immerse Continue to Linz, where you can see the original Linzer Torte taste in a picturesque coffee house.

Your bike tour takes you through Enns, Austria's oldest town, and orchards until you reach Ardagger. Culinary delights await you in Maria Taferl gourmet restaurant Hotel Schachner. Discover the world-famous Wachau wine-growing region, where you can visit the Schneeweiß winery award-winning Wachau wines taste. On the last day you return to Passau or extend your stay with additional nights. Look forward to this varied and enjoyable bike tour along the Danube!

14-day XXL tour from Passau to Budapest

The Danube cycle tour from Passau to Budapest is a varied experience. The route leads through breathtaking river landscapes, past vineyards, orchards, palaces and castles. Explore the Hospitality of Austria and Hungary, stroll through the Old town of Bratislava and enjoy that charming Vienna, before you get in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

The 14-day bike tour begins in Passau and leads through the upper Danube valley, past Schlögen, Linz, Enns, Grein, Maria Taferl, Melk, Krems, Tulln, Vienna, Bad Deutsch Altenburg, Bratislava, Györ, Komarno, Esztergom and finally Budapest. 

Parliament in Budapest on the Danube at sunset

During the tour you can explore the picturesque old town of Linz, the oldest city theatre Visit Austria in Grein, enjoy the enchanting landscape of the Wachau, the impressive basilica in Esztergom and discover the town of Szentendre on the mainland. The highlight of the trip is the Boat trip to Budapest, during which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the most famous sights of this city. 

Exclusive cycle tour from Passau to Vienna

The Danube Bike Tour Passau-Vienna (Exclusive) is a luxury cycling holiday that takes you through breathtaking landscapes and in selected hotels spent the night. The 7-day journey begins with your arrival in Passau. The next day you leave the charming three-river city and cycle through the Upper Danube Valley towards Schlögener noose, where you take a ferry ride across the Danube. The journey continues through the wooded Upper Danube Valley and the vastness of the Eferdinger basin, before you reach the thriving Danube city of Linz. The fourth day offers a lot to see like that oldest town in Austria, Enns, untouched floodplain landscapes and the charming shipping and baroque town of Grein.

Old Hofburg in Vienna the capital of Austria on the Danube

Then you cycle through the impressive landscape of the Strudengau and Nibelungengau to the Wachau. From Melk you can explore the Wachau and your famous wine places on the way to Krems. Enjoy one along the way tasty snack in one of the numerous Heurigen restaurants. Your bike tour finally takes you from the Wachau to the flat Tulln field. From Tulln you take the train Vienna, where a wealth of sights awaits you and you can end the trip comfortably.

Short tour Regensburg – Passau

The short cycle tour Regensburg-Passau takes you along the Danube cycle path, past the fertile plains of the Gäuboden and the foothills of the Bavarian Forest. Start your journey in Regensburgto UNESCO World Heritage City, and marvel at important monuments such as the Stone Bridge and the imposing cathedral.

On the second day you cycle on the "Tour de Baroque" about the Nibelungen Bridge and the Walhalla Avenue to Donaustauf and on to Straubing, which is known for its baroque town houses and the picturesque town square. Day three takes you via Oberalteich and Bogen to Metten, where the monastery of the same name awaits your visit, before you arrive in Deggendorf with its impressive churches and the Gothic Town Hall.

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria

On the fourth day, continue to follow the "Tour de Baroque", past winegrowers and Vilshofen, until you finally reach Passau, which is steeped in history Three Rivers City, to reach. Here you can Cathedral with the largest church organ in the world, numerous museums and the Veste Oberhaus or take a three-river tour. After a final breakfast in Passau, your eventful short tour comes to an end.

Additional services included - for a relaxed Danube bike tour

With our exclusive bike tours we offer you convenient additional services at no extra cost to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We take care of your physical, physical and mental well-being and ensure that you experience an unforgettable holiday.

Comfortable accommodation on the Danube Cycle Path

All hotels are clean and well-groomed and have one shower or bath. In all accommodation you will receive a rich breakfast. So you start the day well nourished and can look forward to your daily excursions.

All hotels offer a rich breakfast.
All hotels offer a rich breakfast.

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

So that you can travel freely throughout the day, we transport your luggage from hotel to hotel. So you don't have to worry and enjoy the fantastically beautiful nature in all ease.

We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.
We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.

Individual cycle tour along the Danube Cycle Path

All bike tours are individual trips without a guide. So you have no stress and cycle the stages at your own pace. Take breaks according to your taste. This gives you the opportunity to stay longer in certain places and to stroll through the numerous towns. Enjoy your bike tour to the fullest!

Happy family in Engelszell on the Danube

Travel documents with tips for daily planning

In our extensive travel documents you will find detailed suggestions and tips for planning the day. Of course, you can also completely deviate from it and plan something of your own. The only important thing is that you arrive at your destination or your accommodation in the evening.

You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.
You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.

Rent bikes and on the spot in case of breakdown

Of course you have the possibility Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented from us for a fee. In the event of a flat tire or other complications, we are always happy to help and advise you. You can reach us via our service hotline + 49 (0) 3831 30676-0.

Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!
Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!

Map & distance table

Take advantage of that Map of the Danube Cycle Pathto get a first insight and overview of the length of the route sections.

Danube cycle path map

Danube cycle path distance table 

Danube cycle path map

In Donaueschingen, the Danube is formed by the confluence of the Brigach and Breg. On its 600 km route through Germany, it flows through other cities, such as Sigmaringen, Riedlingen, Ehingen, Ulm, Leipheim, Günzburg, Gundelfingen, Dillingen, Donauwörth, Neuburg, Ingolstadt, Kelheim, Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen and Passau . After Passau, the Danube continues through the countries of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova to the Black Sea.

Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

Here is a selection. Black Forest, Die Baar, Swabian Jura, Upper Danube Nature Park, Bavarian Swabia, Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria, Bavarian Forest.

The Danube Cycle Path is connected to a large number of cycle paths. A selection along the German Danube.

Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Path, Heidelberg-Black Forest-Lake Constance Cycle Path, Swabian Alb Cycle Path, Iller Cycle Path, Via Claudia Augusta, Altmühltal Cycle Path, 5 Rivers Cycle Path, German Limes Cycle Path, Tauern Cycle Path, Inn Cycle Path.



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Bike & boat: Passau - Vienna - Passau

The journey follows Sisi's bridal journey from Passau to Vienna along the Danube. The route, marked out by bike and premium ship, enables the discovery of breathtaking river landscapes, picturesque villages, castles and palaces, embedded in…

Duration
8 days
Length
about 173 km
travel code
THURS 10
5,0 / 5 stars

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Belvedere Palace in Vienna the capital of Austria on the Danube
From 465 €

Danube Cycle Path Schärding/Passau - Vienna (sportive)

Passau - Vienna by bike - the classic. The most famous cut on the Danube impresses with its scenic beauty and many cultural and historical highlights. The well-signposted path is almost flat. Let yourself…

Duration
7 days
Length
about 350 km
travel code
THURS 08 p
4,5 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
From 727 €

Altmühltal Four Valleys Cycle Path

The Altmühl runs through fantastic landscapes. On this cycling holiday, spacious forest and meadow landscapes determine the character of the upper reaches. In the Altmühltal Nature Park, narrow valleys and bizarre rock formations characterize the landscape.…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 410 - 430 km
travel code
OLD 05

From 378 €

Star Tour – Passau

Thanks to its unique location on the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is a hub for national and international long-distance cycle paths. Thus, the three rivers city of Passau is ideal for a star tour. Starting from your accommodation…

Duration
5 days
Length
about 145 km
travel code
ST THURS 01

From 485 €

Winegrowers' tour on the Danube Cycle Path

The Danube cycle tour becomes a wine cycle tour. There is a lot to discover on a cycling holiday along the Danube Cycle Path: the Mostviertel (the home of fruit wines), the Wachau and the Kremsvalley (widely known for Riesling and Grüner Veltliner) and the vineyards in front of the…

Duration
6 days
Length
about 180 km
travel code
THURS 19

From 717 €

Danube cycle path Passau - Vienna stroll tour

The Danube cycle path from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular cycle tours. Here one postcard motif follows the next. Cycle along tracks that have been traveled by special guests for generations. When booking, please specify…

Duration
10 days
Length
about 350 km
travel code
THURS 11 BT

View of the three rivers city of Passau
From 1.222 €

Danube Cycle Path Passau - Budapest

The Danube cycle path from Passau to Budapest is a real highlight. The picture is characterized by varied river landscapes: steep, densely wooded slopes alternate with flat floodplain landscapes and the endless expanse of the Hungarian Plain. Discover…

Duration
14 days
Length
about 588 km
travel code
DON XXL

Young holiday couple on the Inn promenade in Passau looks at sights
From 388 €

Short tour Regensburg - Passau

During your cycling holiday on the Danube cycle path, you will pass through the fertile plain of the Gäuboden on the right and the foothills of the Bavarian Forest on the left, where the river finds its way to the southeast. Past Straubing, the heart of the Gäuboden…

Duration
5 days
Length
about 155 km
travel code
THURS 01 CT
4,5 / 5 stars

a pretty young Brown Swiss with horns in the mountains. A curious cow
From 582 €

Family cycling farm tour on the Danube

Do you love the healthy country air away from big hotels? In the morning you will wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread, homemade butter and fruity jam. Where is that? Of course with our farmers and innkeepers, who like to take personal care of their...

Duration
8 days
Length
about 265 km
travel code
DON KE 01

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