It has nothing to envy to other routes, none can be equaled, a trip where the water and the green color of its landscapes floods the eyes of those who dare to cross it through its bike lane, the Donauradweg. The Danube, the second Europe’s longest river with its 2888 km from its source in southern Germany to the Dead Sea where it flows into the sea. A unique experience in one of the most exclusive cycling lanes in the world. A journey that starts at the source of the river and travels along the banks of the Danube discovering beautiful landscapes, villages and cities full of history by bike, touring those great imperial cities such as Germany, Austria or Hungary.

If you are passionate about nature, sport, culture and are looking for a new challenge or experience, cycling along the Danube might be just what you are looking for. A route prepared exclusively to be travelled in this way. One of the most famous and best prepared cycling tours in the world.

Budapest on the Danube

Danube by bike What should I know?

Obviously, before embarking on this great adventure, many questions arise regarding lodging, directions, the route, duration, etc. You don’t have to worry about any of these issues because we will solve them for you.

As we have said before, it is one of the best prepared tours in the world in terms of accommodation, food and bike rental services. It is also characterized by an infrastructure that does not require motor support.

Better alone or accompanied?

There are organized trips to make this route directed by agencies. These are usually in charge of organising the routes to be covered, accommodation, meals and even bike hire and luggage transport. It is a more comfortable option and a better choice if you have never done a similar route or if you are on a family route. At the same time this tour can be done on your own, tracing your own route and your own rhythm, being able to enjoy as long as you want the landscape that the banks of the Danube gives us.

Danube Bike Routes

The Danube Route runs through 8 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. There are different types of routes depending on the type of tourism you want to do, be it family, scenic or even sporting. The advantage of this route is that it runs almost all the time on flat terrain and trails and paths are well marked. Although this river has more than 2800 km, the vast majority of tourists usually make the most classic route that runs from Donaueschingen to Vienna counting about 1000km. We always count the deviations that must be made in order to soak up and enjoy all the charm of its people and places that each country offers us.

There are four types of sections:

Section I. Germany: 595 km. Donaueschingen – Passau.

Section II. Austria: 340 km. Passau