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Passau To Vienna
Tour Location
Country:
Austria, Germany
From:
Passau
To:
Vienna
Tour Information
Guiding:
Duration:
11 days
Level:
Easy
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3536
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Departure:
Every two days from May 11 to Sep 20
Tour Operator:
Breakaway Adventures

Passau To Vienna

11 Days Easy

The route from Passau, on Germany’s eastern border, to Vienna is one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe - and no wonder! This stretch of the Danube carves its way through a thousand years of history – 60 dramatic castles and palaces lie along the river, and the ever-changing landscape is a kaleidoscope of fertile plains, narrow gorges, lowland forests, bird-rich marshland and acres of picturesque vines.

Much of the cycling is on the old river towpath – now lovely, flat and surfaced -where in olden days up to 60 horses strained to drag heavy cargo boats upstream against the powerful current. Today, dozens of farms and cafés offer waterfront lunch stops as you trundle between sun-baked villages and wayside stalls piled high with apples, peaches and plums.Most cycling days are completely flexible, as local boat and train services are excellent, cheap and cater brilliantly to cyclists.

Highlights include the bustling medieval center of Linz – EU capital of culture last year - the immense C11 Baroque abbey at Melk, and UNESCO celebrated Krems, whose fabulous buildings once dripped with money. Finally the river meanders down to the Viennese woods where Vienna, the waltz capital of Europe, rises like a vision from the plain.
Inclusions
Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
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