The Danube Cycle Path follows the banks of the River Danube through the Upper Austrian Danube Valley and is great for both regular bikes and e-bikes. Glide along the well-developed cycle path, enjoying the beautiful landscape and stopping to explore the region’s cultural heritage or have a snack in one of the many taverns and inns. The Danube Cycle Path is approximately 330 kilometres long, going from Passau to Linz (UNESCO City of Media Arts) and then on to the Austrian capital, Vienna. The cycle path is largely developed along both sides of the river and provides a relaxed cycling experience.
If 330 kilometres are still not enough for you, you can also start your tour in the charming baroque town of Schärding and follow the Inn river for 16 kilometres to where it flows into the Danube at Passau.
Furthermore, numerous circular routes along the Danube Cycle Path invite you to branch off and explore the surrounding region.
Get closer than ever to nature on the 450 kilometre long Donausteig Hiking Trail and 49 circular routes. The trail offers extraordinary views over the varied and captivating landscapes along the Danube. For families with children, there’s also an adventure playground to explore.
While hiking along the Donausteig, make your way to the Danube Loop in Schlögen (Schlögener Schlinge). It’s called “loop” because the Danube changes direction here, performing a remarkable 180° turn. The hike up to the observation platform is steep, but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views over the Danube as it turns around. Don’t worry, there are less demanding routes as well, so you can enjoy the views even if you want to avoid the steepest hikes.