The Danube cycle path in Austria

Total distance [border to border]: 390 km (245 miles)


(The blue line above does not depict the exact route of the Danube cycle path. Maps and route descriptions can be found here: guide books)

Cycling from Passau to Vienna

The Danube cycle path between Passau and Vienna is about 320km (200miles) long. There are cycle paths on mostly both sides of the river. Most famous attractions along the way are the Schlögen bend, Melk Abbey and the Wachau region. However, the Donauleiten nature reserve between Schlögen and Aschach, the fascinating lights at night in Linz and the concentration camp memorial in Mauthausen shouldn't forget to be mentioned.

What day to start at?

If you go on a self-guided tour or go completely on your own, have in mind that most people start this trip on a Saturday or Sunday. Hence consider to start cycling in Passau within Monday to Friday, at least in July and August when most people cycle the Danube.

Cycling in Vienna

Most of the tourists who cycle in Vienna, take a guided tour on bicycle through the city, discover the Prater (a large park in the east of the city) on bicycle or follow the Danube cycle path towards Bratislava (in Slovakia, 70km downstream). You will find bike rental stations in Vienna listet on our website.

Vienna also offers many sights to visit in and around the city. Those are easy to reach by foot or public transportation. You will find the ‘usual suspects’ as hop-on-hop-off busses, bus-based day-tours through the surrounding palaces and guided walks that are organized by the tourist info.