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Austria - Blue Danube - Linz to Vienna - Self-Guided Family Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The sense of achievement after cycling from Linz to Vienna
  • Winding your way through rural towns and farms following the famous Danube river
  • Watching the kids feeding the animals at your farmyard accommodation
  • The scenic riverboat ride from Dürnstein to Krems
  • Riding the Reisenrad – one of the tallest ferris wheels in the world
  • Exploring the wonderful sights and sounds of Vienna

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival in Linz    
2 Linz to Mitterkirchen 28 Miles / 45 Kms B  
3 Mitterkirchen to Marbach 28 Miles / 45 Kms B  
4 Marbachto to Dürnstein 19 Miles / 30 Kms (+ Boat Trip). B  
5 Rest Day in Dürnstein Free Day. B  
6 Dürnstein to Tulln 31 Miles / 50 Kms B  
7 Tulln to Vienna 25 Miles / 40 Kms B  
8 Departure from Vienna   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This family cycling holiday in Austria, following the Danube, has been designed specifically with families in mind. It offers short daily distances, due in part to scheduled boat rides along the route. The hotels you stay in are family friendly, many with pools, and overnight stops are in towns where kids will have lots to do. In addition to castles, medieval towns and beautiful scenery along the way, the tour also passes by many attractions and activities that kids will love including a fairy-tale ride on the grotto railway, a visit to the zoo and an adventure park, and a ride on the giant Ferris wheel in Vienna. 
The Danube Bicycle Path offers nearly carefree cycling and it's an ideal way to view the region. It's downstream all the way, passing through picturesque towns and villages and across lush farmland; the route is paved and almost traffic-free, following an old horse path. Along the majestic river, you'll pass romantic castles, cozy villages and sprawling vineyards. From time to time you'll cross the river over dams, locks and bridges and sometimes on small ferries for cyclists. The unforgettable end of the tour is the Austrian capital, Vienna, with its countless sights.
Each morning, you'll leave your luggage at the hotel, and we'll transfer it to your next accommodation. You will be given a phone number that you can contact if you need emergency support along the way. If you're thinking of doing a similar route with a group of adults then check out the 8 day leisure cycling version of this tour from Passau to Vienna, where you may find the information more relevant to your needs.

For more information download our trip notes

Is this holiday suitable for your family?

This trip is designed for families who cycle regularly and are looking to enjoy more on a family cycling holiday. The trip is place to place so your children must be able to cycle the distances stated on the dossier (not exceeding 29 miles /45 kms). There are plenty of other activities to look out for during the day’s cycle, with places of interest to take a break and keep the children entertained along the way. Emergency backup is available from the local team, but it’s best if you‘re happy and comfortable fixing common issues like punctures.

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Duration: 8 days
Return: 08/01/2050

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£810 p.p.

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Holiday Details

Place to place

7 nights hotel accommodation

5 days riding



Route notes and maps provided

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Minimum 2 people

Daily departures

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