Bike Rentals along the Austrian Danube

If you intend to cycle from Passau to Vienna, think about renting your bicycle in Vienna and having your suitcases stored at the Viennese hotel meanwhile. You take the train to Passau, either the RadTramper train or a regular train. Quite a few rental services opened in Vienna in the previous years. Have a look at the list at the end of this page and compare the offers.

Bike rental services in Passau

  • Rent A Bike Passau: Situated at the western end at Passau's main train station, a bike is between €11 and €15 per day, open daily (except for Wednesdays) from March to October (9 am to 12 am and 3 pm to 6 pm), pick-up service available (€35 surcharge per bike): bicycle return available for hotels between Passau and Vienna (some hotels, camp grounds and private places are excluded for insufficient bike storage - check your hotel with the rental station by e-mail beforehand)
  • Fahrrad-Klinik Passau: A bike shop next to Altes Bräuhaus tavern (near the last bridge across the Danube before the confluence point), bikes from €11 to €14 per day, e-bikes and tandems are available as well, open Mondays to Fridays (9 am to 6 pm, with a lunch break at noon), open also on Saturday forenoons, pick-up service available (€35 surcharge per bike): bicycle return available at only one specific hotel in Klosterneuburg, eight miles before Vienna (Bürgerhaus Salmeyer, map link), The regularly operating S40 commuter train takes you to Franz-Josefs station in Vienna within 16 minutes. (tickets around €4.20 p.p.)
  • Fahrradladen-Passau: A small bike shop at the northwest end of Passau's old town (map link), a bike is between €11 and €14 per day, tandems and e-bikes are available as well, open Mondays to Fridays 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm, bicycle return after business hours via lockable bike boxes 150 yds away from the shop, pick-up service available (€35 surcharge per bike): similar to Rent-A-Bike, check your hotel with the shop for feasability; if your chosen hotels does not allow a safe return, Fahrradladen-Passau offers a 'back up place' (€10 surcharge)

Bike rental services in Vienna

(Find e-bike rentals in Vienna in a separate list further below)

  • Pedal Power Vienna: provides bicycles as well as guided bike tours through the city; they also offer to support your self-sustained Passau to Vienna cycle tour with start and end in Vienna, providing a bicycle, train tickets to Passau and an Esterbauer guide book
  • ViennaExplorer: offers rental bicycles as well as guided day trips in and around Vienna; you can also rent proper touring/hybrid bicycles including Ortlieb panniers which they deliver to Passau
  • Trek Bicycle Vienna: rents out hybrids (called 'Trekking Bikes') from German manufacturer Diamant (owned by Trek since 2002), the store is situated centrally in Vienna
  • Bike20: offers hybrid bikes as well as Ortlieb panniers and rental helmets; the shop is located in the North of Vienna
  • CityBikeWien is Vienna's public rental service for city bikes (a bike share scheme). Once you register yourself online, you can rent bicycles from about 110 rental stations across the city. To register (and to rent a bicycle), you need a credit card (VISA or MaterCard). One bicycle per credit card only. First hour is always free! Hence return your bike throughout your city tour once in a while, leave it there for 15+ minutes and have it for free for another hour. Perfect if you don't intent to leave the city.
  • If you like to cycle for a day in Vienna's famous Prater park rent your bicycle at Bicycle rental Hochschaubahn. The Prater ist where there is the big ferris wheel. (rental station)
  • Another rental service, a bit outside the center but easier to reach via subway, is Copa Cagrana. However, their website is available in German only. Situated in the North-East of Vienna.
  • Donau Fritzi: Quite a bit outside of Vienna you find a bike shop that rents out bicycles as well. Website in German only.
  • Last but not least: In case you like to ride a road bike, a single speed, a folding bike or a cargo bike, visit list'n'ride and find your unusual steed. Locals offer their bikes for rent here.

Many of the bike rental services in Vienna offer their bicycles hourly as well as on a daily basis. Also, the second day is usually cheaper than the first one. Estimate €20 to €30 per day.

In case you don't want to cover the entire distance, consider riding Linz to Vienna only (approx. 232 km). The B7 Fahrradzentrum bike shop in Linz rents out bicycles. Contact the shop well ahead to reserve your bicycle (info {at} b7fahrradzentrum {dot} at, open Tue-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9-12am). Have in mind that you need to return the bicycle in Linz.

E-bike rental services in Vienna

Riding e-bikes (or: 'Pedelecs') becomes more and more popular on the Danube cycle path. That's why we list e-bike rental services here. Additionally, above listed rentals in Vienna might offer e-bikes too.

  • Radmechaniker: click on 'eBIKE Verleih', then scroll down to 'CITY-eBIKE' to see the e-bikes and the cost; currently about €25 to €30 per day; website unfortunately in German only; you require to pay a deposit of €50 in advance - which may be the biggest challenge
  • e-zweirad.at: englisch website, yeah!, they will open the shop if you want to pick up your bicycle outside business hours and offer to deliver the bicycle to your hotel in Vienna (BTW: In our experience one battery shall be sufficient. You charge the battery at night at the room.)
  • enzovelo: to complete the list, German speaking website only
  • dieradstation: offers e-bikes and regular bicycles, German speaking website, situated at the main station, extensive business hours (6 am to 8 pm every day)
  • Donau Fritzi: same shop as listed above, German website only, situated in the very North of Vienna

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