Danube Bike Trail 2
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Danube Bike Trail 1, From Donaueschingen to Passau
Danube Bike Trail 3, From Vienna to Budapest
Danube Bike Trail 4, From Budapest to the Black Sea
The Danube bicycle route between Passau and Vienna ranks as Europe's best-known and most-loved bike route - and for good reason. No other section of the river offers as diverse a range of landscapes and cultures or as many historical sites. Tranquil valleys, fertile plains, and steep vineyards line the banks of one of Europe’s great rivers, where pretty farms and glorious abbeys stand side-by-side. The loop of the Danube at Schlögen, the abbey at Melk, and the romantic Wachau wine-producing area are just some of the highlights along the 350 kilometer route.
The total distance from the start in Passau to the final destination, Vienna, is 326 kilometers. This figure does not include possible side-trips and alternative routes.
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In the last ten years the Danube bike Route has emerged as Europe's most important long-distance bicycle touring route. Its popularity is due primarily to the Danube's natural beauty and the wealth of cultural and historical sites that line its banks. But the large numbers of bicycle tourists visiting the Danube would not be possible without a well-developed infrastructure and services. The Danube bike route has benefited from well-built posted bike trails and an extensive network of services oriented to meeting the needs of bicycle tourists. The following pages provide a few practical notes about how to use the book, and some tips on getting ready for the tour.
Surface quality and traffic
The Danube bicycle route is very comfortable to ride. Virtually the entire distance follows paved bicycle trails or lightly traveled public roads. For most of the distance, a bicycle route is present on both sides of the river.
The Danube Bicycle Route is thoroughly posted with signs that show the way. However, it does occasionally happen that signs are missing or turned in the wrong direction. In Austria, rectangular green signs are posted along the route and in most places the route is clearly named the "Donau-Radweg.? Other regional bicycle trails branch off from the main route. Excursions and alternative routes often follow their own signs, and are also described in this book.
Planning a tour
The descriptions of the 326-kilometer tour follow the river downstream, from west to east. This allows cyclists to take advantage of the prevailing winds and the river's downward slope (minimal though it may be).
The Danube usually has bicycle trails on both sides of the river. All of these trails are marked as parts of the Danube bicycle route. This book describes the routes on both sides of the river: the route on the northern, or left bank is described first, followed by the route on the southern, or right bank. The entire tour is divided into three sections: Passau to Linz, Linz to Melk, and Melk to Vienna.
The two sides of the river are identified as the left and the right sides, as seen when looking downstream. To simplify orientation, towns and cities are given with their kilometer number on the Danube (ex. Passau km 2226 or Vienna km 1929) and the side of the river they occupy (L or R). The Danube’s kilometers are also shown in the maps (|1925).
The division of the tour into six sections is intended to aid tourists" general orientation and does not necessarily suggest one-day stages. If you intend to include museum visits and swimming pauses along the way, we recommend planning at least a week for the entire distance. The book also includes descriptions of short side-trips which offer riders opportunities to expand the ride according to their desires.
If the tour turns out to take longer than expected, there are taxi companies along the first stage that will transport bicycles if the need arises. The telephone numbers of these companies are listed in the information about individual towns. Rail lines also run along much of the Danube, giving riders the option of boarding a train to complete a stretch.