Tours along the Danube are quite popular, especially the portion between Passau, Germany and Vienna, Austria where the route is primarily a riverside bike path. From Vienna to Budapest, Hungary the surroundings are more rustic, and the route deviates from the river. There are hotel-based and bike and boat options.
The Danube Bike Path 8 Nights (Upscale Lodging) is one of our most frequently booked Danube tours. It's a self-guided tour that features 8 nights of the top lodgings along the route from Passau to Vienna.
The Danube Bike Path 7 Nights (Classic) is one night shorter than the previous tour (Danube Upscale) and offers more basic hotels (category A and B options) as it travels from Passau to Vienna.
The Danube Family Tour 7 Nights is just that! It's a family-friendly tour with shorter daily distances and kid-friendly hotels. It starts in Linz, which is closer to Vienna than Passau and features a rest day (no cycling).
Options for the Vienna to Budapest portion include the Vienna to Budapest (Classic) tour which is self-guided and provides a basic level of support (maps, cue sheets (directions), emergency hotline).
The Vienna to Budapest (Service Plus) tour is a high touch tour. The tour operator provides GPS units, high-quality TREK and SCOTT bikes, an in-depth welcome meeting, and is more involved in various aspects of the tour. The tour documents are written in English, rather than translated. They will provide you will a cell phone and contact person to reach out if you have any questions along the way. This tour is offered as guided or self-guided.
Finally, don't miss our bike and boat options, they each offer something a little different in the way of exact itineraries, ride locations, and countries visited. Most start and end in Passau and are a week in duration.