Danube Bike Path Passau – Vienna

By far the most popular bike path in Europe

The Danube Cycle Path is one of the most beautiful and longest cycle paths in Europe. A natural spectacle covers 2,850 kilometers: from the loops of the Danube in Germany to the capital of Hungary.

The entire cycle path passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. It is divided into 6 stages, which lie both north and south of the Danube.

Familie radelt auf dem Donauradweg entlang der Donau
Family bike tour on the Danube bike path © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Mooslechner

The path usually runs on both sides of the Danube. There are 50 companies on the route between Passau and Vienna where visitors and travelers can stop off. But the Danube Cycle Path also offers the opportunity to use other means of transport to offer the optimal travel.

It is thus possible for visitors to continue their journey by ship or train. Here you can discover a variety of different landscapes and some nature reserves.

Familie beim Radfahren auf dem Donauradweg mit Blick auf ein Schiff
Family cycling © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Mooslechner

Route tip: From the Danube Bike Path to the center of the Danube metropolis Vienna

  • Nussdorf on the northern outskirts of Vienna: turn into the Donaukanal cycle path
  • continue to the Urania Observatory
  • At the observatory, continue on the Ringstrasse sightseeing cycle path (“Ring-Rund-Radweg”) around Vienna’s Old Town
  • From here, various cycling routes continue to the Westbahnhof train station or the main railway station of Vienna
  • Back to the Danube Cycle Path, you will cycle from the Urania via the Aspern Bridge and Praterstraße and on to the Prater Hauptallee
  • Driveway to the Prater Bridge, over the bridge and the Hubertusdamm down
  • from the Lobau on the outskirts of Vienna it goes on the signposted Danube cycle path to Hainburg (riparian forest!)