Danube Self - Guided Cycling Weekend

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A relaxed weekend of cycling in Austria

Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Melk and Krems.

Highlights
* Traffic-free cycling * Picturesque towns * Beautiful Danube scenery
Food

All breakfasts are included in the price. Breakfast: Continental style buffet breakfast. Lunches and dinners: there are numerous restaurants along the route with a selection of menus of two or more courses and the route notes will provide more details to help you decide. Self-guided cycling also lends itself really well to picnics. You can stop wherever you please, in a spot that suits you and eat your lunch taking in your chosen view.

Profile
* 4 nights family-owned and tourist class hotels * 3 days cycling with luggage transfers * 100% tarmac or cycling paths * Mainly flat cycle paths with some gentle hills * Self-guided holiday. Min age 5 yrs  
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Danube
  • Vienna
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Active
  • Cycling
  • Road Cycling
  • Singles
  • Walking
  • New Cycling Holidays
  • New Holidays
Day 1

Make your own way to Melk. In the evening receive your bikes which will have been set up for you based on your height.



Day 2

This morning you will have the opportunity to ride through the magnificent Wachau vineyards. The route winds between the pretty villages of Spitz, Weisenkirchen and Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Castles dot the landscape and all along the route there are opportunities to experience Austrian hospitality in small taverns offering local food and drink. Our journey usually ends in Krems, but due to hotel availability it may finish in Traismauer.



Day 3

Today is a nice, easy day as you cycle to the Roman town of Tulln. The quiet path follows the river for much of the day, and there is a little cafe along the Danube near Barndorfhuette which is often frequented by cyclists. Today is a day to enjoy the calm of this rural region and learn about the local culture. Sight to visit: Egon-Schiele-museum.



Day 4

The final kilometres of your bike tour are a relaxed ride to the beautiful city of Vienna. Enjoy a cup of coffee and the typical Vienna cake ‘Sachertorte’ in one of the numerous coffee houses or treat yourself to a roundtrip with the horse-drawn cab ‘Fiaker’. Walk along Vienna’s famous shopping street (Mariahilfer Strasse), or visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral.



Day 5

End Vienna. **



* All breakfasts * All accommodation (see accommodation section) * All luggage transfers * Route notes and maps * Local bike hire


Interesting and enjoyable mini cycling break

A great trip. The arrangements all worked very well, the bikes were waiting for us at first hotel and were in excellent condtion. The cycling is straightforward and not strenuous, leaving time for,sight seeing, meals, drinks etc. There are numerous cafes and restaurants en route. The route is clear and well signposted, and excellent maps and directions are also provided. Although short, the trip packs a lot in, and is very varied, The first day passes through a lot of interesting and historic small towns and villages, with castles etc. Tne second day is very peaceful and rural, and you stay very close to the river. The third day is also rural and quite remote initially, contrasting with arrival into Vienna -the approach through Donau Insel linear park is surprisingly green and pleasant. Hofels were all convenient and very comfortable, with excellent breakfasts.

Rating: 5




Interesting and enjoyable mini cycling break

A great trip. The arrangements all worked very well, the bikes were waiting for us at first hotel and were in excellent condtion. The cycling is straightforward and not strenuous, leaving time for,sight seeing, meals, drinks etc. There are numerous cafes and restaurants en route. The route is clear and well signposted, and excellent maps and directions are also provided. Although short, the trip packs a lot in, and is very varied, The first day passes through a lot of interesting and historic small towns and villages, with castles etc. Tne second day is very peaceful and rural, and you stay very close to the river. The third day is also rural and quite remote initially, contrasting with arrival into Vienna -the approach through Donau Insel linear park is surprisingly green and pleasant. Hofels were all convenient and very comfortable, with excellent breakfasts.

Rating: 5



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Exodus is an award-winning company built on adventures. It started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments. They continue to discover countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles - exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

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