Danube Cycle Path
From Passau to Vienna
From Linz to Vienna
From Passau to Linz
Centre cycling tours
From Vienna to Budapest
From Donaueschingen to Passau
From Passau to Budapest
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Information about the Danube Cycle Path:
EV6 The Rivers Route
The Danube accompanies you along your cycling tour from Passau to Vienna leading you through a great variety of Austria's landscape: the Schlögener Schlinge, the beautiful Strudengau and Wachau Valley to Vienna.
The German Danube - from Donaueschingen to Passau
In Donaueschingen the Danube starts as a little spring and it ends as a powerful stream in Ulm - and you have the possibility to experience these changes very closely!
Starting point of your cycling tour is Ulm, the old city at the Danube with its numerous sights. This cycling route takes you from Ulm, birthplace of Albert Einstein, to Passau. You will pass a landscape with unique nature, perfect for recreation which is fortunately mostly untouched.
Length: from Donaueschingen to Ulm approx. 200 km, from Ulm to Passau approx. 400 km
Degree of difficulty: Donaueschingen - Ulm: The way is mostly non asphalted but has a continuous good surface to drive. Signposting: consistently very good signs
Ulm - Passau: The path is without important inclinations, mostly car-free.
The Austrian Danube - from Passau to Vienna
This cycling route from Passau to Vienna is one of the best known and most famous cycling routes of Europe. The reason is because no other section of the Danube offers as many cultural, historical and scenical variety.
The length of the Danube cycling path from Passau to Vienna is 236 km.
Characterisation of the route:
This route along the Danube is very well extended, there are asphalted cycling paths or roads with little traffic (mostly on both shores of the Danube).
There are special signs along the Danube cycling path which make your cycling tour very easy. In Upper and Lower Austria you follow the green, rectangular signs. The Danube cycling path is in most cases marked (R1 in Upper Austria). On this sometimes connect regional cycling paths or hiking trails.
For clarification purposes we would like to point out that the "Danube cycle path" means the path which is available to cyclists along the Danube. However, we expressly indicate that certain parts of this path are also used by outside traffic participants namely by motor vehicles as well as on foot. With respect to the paths marked on this site the Upper Austrian Tourist Board Services is not liable neither for a particular
The Hungarian Danube - from Vienna to Budapest
This route from Vienna to Budapest can’t be more varied. You hardly can’t find this mixture of scenically beauty, historic sights and native tradition elsewhere.
With start in Vienna and end in Budapest the Slovak version is about 324,5 km, the Hungarian version is about 339,5 km. The way is flat, except two little raisings (each with 3 km) on the stage from Tata to Esztergom.
Characterisation of the route:
The quality of the Danube cycling path between Vienna and Budapest is according to region and country very different. The Austrian cycling path is, except of a few kilometres, very good and the bigger part takes course always on the asphalted dam with little traffic called “Hubertusdamm”.
Since end of construction of the power plant in Slovakia the Danube cycling path is very well extended. There has been made an asphalted path along the dam which leads to Medved’ov on both sides of the storage lake.
Also in Hungary the Danube cycling path is well signposted and takes course near the Danube. From Àsvànyràro the cycling path is extended until Györ.
From Györ to Bàbolna you drive on a road with moderate traffic. From Bàbolna you can drive via Àcs and Komàrom to Tata or you can chose the quieter, direct version. To Tàt the way leads partially on federal roads or on hilly but quiet country roads.
From Esztergom you drive a part of the way on the cycling path, afterwards a few kilometres with the traffic. From the ferry to Szob you can choose if you want to continue cycling on the left or the right shore. From Zebegèny to Göd the path is extended on the left shore and marked as Danube cycling path. Afterwards you drive on quiet streets to Budapest – there again are cycling roads. On the right shore the bigger part of the path takes course through the traffic. From Szentendre the Danube cycling path is signposted on the right shore.
On the way with children:
The Danube cycling path between Vienna and Budapest is not really advisable for children. Few cycling paths and too much traffic on inevitable sections of the road. That’s why you should not undertake this tour with young children. This is only true for the Hungarian part, in Austria and Slovakia until Medved’ov you won’t have any problems with little children because the cycling path is always on asphalted ways on the dam.