Staying overnight along the Danube cycle path in Austria
Depending on the type of cycling holiday you plan, finding a proper place to rest from all the daylight activities might be more or less important to you.
For self sustained holiday makers ..
.. this will be important. Unless you bring a tent, you have the option to stay at hotels, inns ('Gasthof' or 'Gasthaus'), guest rooms ('Privatzimmer', 'Gästezimmer'), B&Bs, holiday appartments and something called a 'Pension'. A Pension basically is a small hotel with limited service. Nevertheless, it's a save place run by a local. Breakfast is usually included. It's a great way to get in touch with locals and other cyclists. Room furnishings vary and there is even a grading system (from G* to G*****).
At the end of the day, you will most probably end up in a hotel, an inn or a Pension. There are plenty of options to find them:
- you look out for signs saying 'Zimmer frei' and knock on the door (No, you don't need a zimmer here, haha.)
- you use the accommodation list at the end of the Bikeline guidebook and give the landlord a ring
- you talk to local tourist offices
- or, if you prefer to have your room arranged beforehand, book the place over the internet or get in contact with the landlord directly - certainly a good idea for the first one or two nights when you need your time to get accustomed (Feel free to use the list of cyclist-friendly hotels that we put together.)
If you book a self-guided or guided holiday package ..
.. all your hotels en-route will be taken care off by the tour operator. They also offer to extend your stay at the beginning and at the end of your cycling holiday. So you will be fine.
Pre- and post-cycle tour accommodation
You may wonder how to find the perfect place to stay overnight before and after your cycling holiday. We thoroughly recommend browsing Trivago or HotelsCombined. These websites consolidate rates from all hotel booking websites available, like hotel.com and booking.com. Also, Trivago provides a map function which shows you were the hotel is situated as well as pictures and available guest reviews, plus a link to the hotel directly. So no surprises. You will find hotels not only along the Danube but also in entire Europe.
Note: On the Trivago website, you may have to change the language. This is done on the upper right corner at their website.