Guide books covering the Danube in Austria

If you plan to do a self-supported cycle tour, it will be very helpful having a good guide book or at least a map. While there are many books out there, the two most recognised ones are the "Danube Bike Trail 2" guide book (by Esterbauer) and the "The Danube Cycleway, Vol. 1" guide book (by Cicerone).

We recommend getting the "Danube Bike Trail 2" guide book. It provides useful maps at a scale of 1:50,000, route instructions and hints as well as lists of (probably all) accommodations and camp sites along the cycle path, including phone numbers and estimate prices. You will even find cultural information about the places along the way.

By the way: In case you book a self-guided cycle tour along the Danube, your tour operator will most probably provide a copy of this guide book.

In case you need to safe €3 or €4, you may instead buy the "Donauradweg Danube Bike Trail" book, published at Freytag & Berndt (green-red book cover). However, the provided maps come at a scale of 1:125,000 only.


Additionaly recommended literature:

Here are a few books that you might be interested in as well. They cover specific places along your way in more depth: