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.