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Danube for Kids

Danube for Kids

Degree of difficulty - A

The Danube is an adventure playground for all ages. This cycling tour is an exciting journey of discovery and a hands-on holiday for kids. The big kids (adults) will enjoy recreation and rest in dreamy landscapes with numerous sights and attractions, although the program is customized and focused on the younger cyclists. Lots of variety is guaranteed: a donkey riding adventure, a boat ride on the Danube in which a Captain’s License is obtained and even a ride on the world’s oldest Ferris Wheel are just to name a few of the numerous highlights.

The cycle through the Danube valley goes gently downhill the whole way, and usually there is a helpful tailwind.

The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always directly along the riverbank and very suitable for beginners and children.

Day 1: Linz

A warm welcome is awaiting children and adults alike. Check-in. Dispersal of travel documents will follow. The rest of the day is up to you and at your leisure. Possibilities: let yourself be drifted away into a different world where you and your children can experience a new type of travel on the Dragon Train through the Land of Dwarves with a magical backdrop of the historical and stunning city of Linz.

Day 2: Linz – Mitterkirchen approx. 43 km
Today we tour into a Celtic Open-air Museum. In a village representing the Iron Age, you are shown and presented the ways of living and lifestyles of the long past. Accommodations for this night will be in a cosy farmhouse in the region of Machland. Dinner will be served with exceptional hospitality and catered with delicious Austrian homemade specialties.

Day 3: Mitterkirchen – Strudengau approx. 43 km
Old markets and castles nestled in forested rolling hills are along the path on your way to Strudengau. In the Maritime Museum of Grein, you will find impressive models of ancient ship building craftsmanship and early naval architecture. In Ardagger there is a paradise of recreation and pleasure. A water park recreational facility and sandy beach volleyball courts are just the beginning of the endless possibilities for fun and action. Enjoy!

Day 4: Strudengau – Wachau approx. 49 km
Shortly after Pöchlarn, you will enter into the world-renowned Valley of the Wachau, one of the most gorgeous riverside landscapes Europe has to offer. The impressive and breath-taking Benedictine Abbey of Melk overlooks the city and can be seen from afar. Cycling through the seemingly endless vineyards you will reach the winery village of Spitz, built around the so-called "Thousand-bucket-hill”.

Day 5: Rest Day Wachau approx. 25 km
You can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Wachau. The children can go swimming in the pool or can play in the hotel garden. Explore one of the numerous wine cellars in this wonderful wine region.

Day 6: Wachau – Tulln approx. 40km + 20 km boat ride
Starting the day by biking through a spectacular landscape with steep rock walls, sun-kissed terraced vineyards, beautifully blossoming orchards, quaint villages, dignified monasteries and authentic castles, take advantage of all the splendid panoramic outlooks, until you reach Tulln.

Day 7: Tulln – Vienna approx. 30 km
The goal in mind you cycle cosy along the Tullnerfield. Approaching Vienna you will have a fantastic view of the skyline, far away from the fast paced city and all the traffic. Vienna is a acity that loves its music and food. Kids will have a great time enjoying traditional sweets and hot chocolate. At nearly every corner you will hear waltzes, impromptu violin concerts and various see street performers. When the kids need a change of pace, head to the eastside of Vienna to ride the wolds oldest Ferris wheel and rund arond the fun filled all-year-round amusment park "Prater".

Day 8: Vienna
Before you leave Vienna make sure to visit the famous Naschmarkt (international food / goods market) and stop by the beautiful imperial castle Schonbrunn or even the zoo. Including train ride back to Linz (own bike with surcharge) or extended stay in Vienna.

2019 Tour price :

Season 1:   5 October – 19 October                                                     €565 adult price per person sharing
Season 2:   3 April – 17 May & 14 September – 4 October         €675 adult price per person sharing
Season 3:   18 May – 13 September                                                    €705 adult price per person sharing

Discount for the child with two fully paying adults in a double room (additional bed):
0-8 years                   No tour charge but a bike rental cost of €75 child’s bike, tag-along or €25 child seat
9-11 years:                 Season 1: €320,                  Season 2: €375,               Season 3: €390
12-14 years:               Season 1: €445,                  Season 2: €525,               Season 3: €550

Child in their own room ( 0 -15 years ) or 15 + sharing with two adults
                                  Season 1: €515,                     Season 2: €615,               Season 3: €650

Tour Includes

• 7 nights in rooms with private facilities 3*+4*
• Bike rental ( 7 speed touring bikes with back pedal brake or 21-speed bikes )
• Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg)
• Children’s “surprise” per booking
• 1 x ship ride Spitz – Krems, incl. bike (in season 1: train ride Krems-Tulln)
• 1 x ferry ride Spitz – Arnsdorf, incl. bike
• Child-friendly hotel equipment (playroom, playground or garden)
• One ride on the Viennese Ferris Wheel (Prater)
• Train ride Vienna – Linz (costs of transfer of own bikes not included)
• Service-hotline
• Handlebar bag with travel book, maps and information material, one per room
• Free WLAN in all hotels

Reduction for no train ticket from Vienna – Linz** € 16,-/adult  (MUST be noted at time of booking)

Single room supplement +€190
Half board supplement (6 dinners, in Vienna B&B only) +€140
Electric-bike (limited availability, on request) +€90
New for 2019: Electric-bike for children from 9 years on +€90
Discount if you bring own bike - €70
Helmet rental +€25 (must be booked in advanced, to be paid locally)
Child Seat +€25

Self Guided Tour Information

Daily departures from 13 April – 19 October

On this tour we are booking 3-star inns/hotels with a friendly atmosphere and personal care.

Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.


Day1 Linz ParkInn Day1 Linz ParkInn1 Day1 Linz ParkInn2

Day 1 & 7: 4*Hotel Park Inn


Day2 Mitterkirchen Moser Day2 Mitterkirchen Moser1 Day2 Mitterkirchen Moser2

Day 2: Radlerbauernhof Moser


Day3 Kerndlerhof Day3 Kerndlerhof1 Day3 Kerndlerhof2

Day 3: Bauernhof Kerndler


Day4 5 Gasthof Wachau Day4 5 Gasthof Wachau1 Day4 5 Gasthof Wachau2

Day 4 & 5: Gasthof zur Wachau


Day6 Tulln Romerhof Day6 Tulln Romerhof1 Day6 Tulln Romerhof2

Day 6: Design-Hotel Römerhof 4*


How to get to the start point in Linz: 

We recommend flying to Munich airport or Linz/ Vienna

Then Train to Linz

Transfer at tour finish: Train ride Vienna -Linz is included in the price

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UCD, Dublin 4,

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