Reviews and recommendations from Danube Cycle clients
We enjoyed the bike and boat experience very much. The hotels were very good and the luggage transfers went smoothly. We were happy with the bikes provided. We think if there was any way to have the bike portion be from Melk to Krems that would make for more enjoyable biking that Krems to Tulln. We think you should ensure a small map in Passau be given to riders who go pick up their bike. The map should include what bus stop to get off at. Even better would be to have the bikes waiting at the hotel in Passau. We arrived in rain and had to ride back down to the hotel not really knowing where we were going. It was very stressful.
Cynthia Dinter, October 12, 2017
The tour was just fantastic and it overpassed my expectations.
There’re plenty of little bars and terraces along the way to have a small snack in the middle of the day, they all offer more or less the same kind of food.
By the time I arrived at my destination I was too tired to visit attractions, I just wanted a rest…I just enjoyed having a walk in the villages and cities I visited, I only visited museums in Vienna.
In Hotel Revita in Saint Agatha I wasn’t informed beforehand that the transfer back to the Danuble path wasn’t included. Aside from that, everything was close to perfect
Romina Queralt Enseñat, September 6, 2017
It was a great tour and well organized.
Gat Mordechai, September 5th, 2017
A good holiday which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We were unfortunate that it rained hard on some of the days of the holiday. Wet weather gear is essential when it does rain and spare clothes. We still had a great time though. The cycle paths are very good and even if you are cycling on a road, they are generally very quiet.
We enjoyed staying in the different accommodation provided as it provided variety
There is so much to see along the way. The children particularly liked the freibads (open air swimming pools) at Passau and Linz. The villages and churches along the routes are nice to explore.
I was pleased with the quick response by email when we did need help. Thank you for resolving the problems so quickly (with the evening meal at the hotel in Passau and when 2 of the suitcases went missing at the hotel in Krems). It was very reassuring. The problems soon were resolved satisfactorily. Thank you.
Helen Vernon, August 2nd, 2017
Just to say that we had a good cycling holiday which the family all thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for resolving the problems so quickly (with the evening meal at the hotel in Passau and when 2 of the suitcases went missing at the hotel in Krems). It was very reassuring.
Best wishes, Helen Vernon July 21st, 2017
Amazing tour and well organized.
Regarding good restaurants to recommend – we used those that were close to the rout Any way we had a great time and enjoy the trip. thanks a lot (:
Dorit Avieli, July 10, 2017
Hello Danube cycling team.
just arrived home (tel aviv).
Thang you very much for planning our tour, as well as for the smooth logistic support, including a prompt response, concerning a fast repair of one of our bikes.
We enjoyed it very much and surely will recommend to our friends.
Thank you very much!
Tammy & Giora Hazak and the grandson Ori Verdenne, July 10, 2017
It was a truly wonderful experience of the culture, architecture and natural beauty of the regions we rode through. We loved being active on holiday and seeing so much beauty.
The cycling was easier than expected.
Accommodation highlights were Revita Hotel, Bad Kreuzen and Starlight Hotel due to the speciousness and comfort.
Luggage transfers were excellent throughout the 6 days.
Bikes worked perfectly and once we eventually found the supplier, he was very helpful.
Reccommended restaurants on the way:
Linz – Wirtshaus Keintzel – Austrian style with class
Vienna – Medusa Restaurant. Outstanding Mediterranean style food
Mark John Du Bois, July 3, 2017
Hi Danuba Team,
I came back safely – All in all it was great despite the terrible and unusual heat.
Here’s my feedback:
Everything worked great – Tours’ documents, hotels, Luggage transfer
2. Amazing trip
3. Reasonable price
4. Hotline was very helpful – I called three times for a navigation consultation – very helpful
Things to improve:
1. The gears were not directed
2. Lack of device for a bottle of water on the bike – it forced me to stop whenever I wanted to drink
Yona Fichman, June 27 2017
This was an excellent tour, easy cycling on very good flat paths along the Danube.
The scenery was spectacular, hotel standards very acceptable and directions easy to follow.
If you are up to a climb by foot it is well worth the effort to walk up the Schlogener Blick lookout point, superb views from the top of the Schlogen Loop.
The only comment on the hired cycles is to check they have put a pump in as 2 out of three did not, and to take a puncture outfit with you.
Otherwise all was great!
John Scotney, June 27, 2017
” ..Just wanted to tell you that we had a great holiday which lived up to all descriptions and far exceeded our expectations.
The bikes were great and a joy to ride. All went very well with the hotels and luggage transfers.
We wished we had researched public holidays before booking our holiday as we ended up with a spare day in Linz when some things weren’t open, notably places selling Linzer Torte!
Places of interest: We visited Mauthauzen Memorial about 9 km outside Linz and found it a most moving experience and well worth a visit.
We wished we had had longer to be able to see more in Tulln. We didn’t have time to visit the gardens but did have lunch in the restaurant at the gardens – we had to have a special ticket to allow us in to the restaurant only, without paying an entrance fee.
We would have appreciated getting the instructions for collecting the bikes ahead of time by email perhaps as we found we had rather a lot of information to digest at once.
The hotels were good. Our only disappointment was with the Wachau Hotel which was too far out of town and up a hill. We thought that 2 nights in Melk was a bit too long and think it would have been a good idea to have our second night in the Wachau Valley at another town further along.
The train station at Tulln was being renovated and we found it very difficult to get the bikes up the stairs on to the platform.
We had a great time – the weather was unexpectedly very hot for the second half of the cycle. We are already looking to next year and the possibility of cycling from Vienna to Budapest – is that something you do?
Many thanks and kind regards to the team,
Pam & Bill Heaton / June 17, 2017
Really good tour.
The hotel Revita Kocher (St. Agatha) was fantastic. We got Feng Shui rooms which were really the highlight of all the hotels we stayed in.
Interesting restaurants we’ve found:
Figlmueller for Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna.
L’Osteria for enormous delicious pizzas in Vienna (by the Prater).
The bicycle handover was a little “rushed”. My wife didn’t notice that she didn’t receive a lock. We phoned the next morning and they sent a lock to the next hotel, which was very good service.
We had an amazing holiday, we’ve enjoyed the bike tour and Vienna, and everything worked as planned – bike hire, luggage transfer, hotels, and arrival to Vienna
Austria is beautiful in it’s views and life style, and everything is so calm and clean.
Dear Danube Cycle team,
We would like to thank you so much for an excellent trip, everything was just perfect!
We attach some photos from our trip,
Really enjoyed the ride , track and service.
the tour – 6 days of riding from Passau to Vienna was very well organized by the company.
The riding was at our own pace and we were free to explore along the route as we wished.
The coordination of the tour and itinerary was perfect for us. transfers were all on time, the bikes well kept and all of the hotels were clean and comfortable.
The voucher booklet has good tips inside.
We failed to find exciting new highlights but i must say that we found all of the hotel restaurants fairly reasonable. As we were traveling on the off season many restaurants and cafe’s were closed.
But nothing can beat a picnic lunch on the path. be sure to map out the supermarket in the town you are visiting so you have your snacks in your saddle pack.
We’ve had a wonderful holiday and all the arrangements worked very smoothly. We were very impressed! Thank you so much for looking after us so well, we would highly recommend Danube Cycle to anyone.
More directions to the hotel would have been great – perhaps a small map printed in the booklet? But otherwise everything was fantastic!
Wonderful Pizza place in Spitz but don’t know the name sorry. Also the public swimming pool in Spitz was fabulous, as was swimming in the Danube in Vienna – a wonderful way to end the holiday!
We have been having a very good time. The trip has been planned really
well. Your company has done a very good job.
Eileen Burkholder, May 2016
Just wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Danube Cycle. From the pickup of our bikes to the last drop off everything was great.
The hotel selection was excellent all along the way.
Excellent tour and service all around. Great bikes, excellent choice of hotels and tips for a great ride.
Thanks for your great service,
Bob Lynch, May 2016
My Father and I were planning on riding together, but unfortunately he broke his knee while changing trains on the way to Passau, and had to fly back home. We decided that I should ride alone, rather than cancelling the whole trip. A few days ago I finished the route, and it was a dream come true. A real life changing experience that I still have to process with myself. Just a few weeks ago I had doubted my physical ability to ride such long distances for 6 days – and now the sense of accomplishment is amazing.
I would also like to extend my gratitude to the DanubeCycle team for their assistance on the beginning of the trip. The 1st day on the route started quite late under the circumstances, but the bike were brought to my hotel, saving me some precious time, and all the hotels on the route were informed of the change, and accepted the vouchers even though they carried my Father’s name.
– Kremms is beautiful, and it’s old city is lovely. Also there’s a big Caricatures museum – 10 Euros entry. Quite pricey but even the gift shop is nice
– All the hotels booked for me were great and friendly, but on the top of the list stands Revita Kocher hotel in Sankt Agatha. Best Atmosphere, best breakfast!
Ittay Banner, April 2016
The tour was very well organized
Ainhoa Cabetas, April 2016
Great bonding father & Son
Lior Goddes, April 2016
“We wanted to thank you for a magical trip you helped us organize along the Danube . We were lucky with the weather ,and everything was just wonderful . We will be happy to hear about any more bike trip suitable for families . Thank you and await to travel again with your company soon.”
Israel Bright, September 2014
“We got back. It was a beautiful trip. We really enjoyed it. Highly recommended to anyone who likes to travel by bicycle . Feel free to give my phone number for anyone interested in the details. If it was possible I would choose a trip of less km every day to be able to travel more slowly and comfortably and enabling missions to places that are not on track . Other than that it was really a wonderful trip ! Austrians are very nice, welcoming and happy to help .Bike shop’s man was patient and charming. Stunning scenery, pleasant weather, even when it rained . Luggage were waiting for us when we reached the hotel. Bikes were comfortable and functioned fine the whole track without a hitch, user arrival at the hotel addresses and clear, and the summary It was a wonderful experience and unforgettable and very highly recommended “.
“Thank you very much and please thank everyone who took part in the existence of this trip . ”
Irit Mazor, July 2014
“The ride was great – the weather not so great. We had a wonderful time overall. Great exposure to a country and it’s history that most Americans are not very familiar with.
Austrian cafes and restaurants are problematic since they allow smoking most everywhere which we find disagreeable. The Heilig-Geist-Stift-Schenke had a great atmosphere and good food – Passau, a Cafֳ© on the main square in Grein – opposite end of the block from the rat haus offered a very nice non smoking room, the food at Aigner Kreuzen was good.
Our most interesting meal consisted of bread, smoked trout, and wine on Friday night served out of a shed in St Georgen outside of Traismauer. It’s basically a take out place with picnic tables. Great experience. We enjoyed the open air Celtic museum in Mitterkirchen, the shipping museum and Hinterhausen ruin in Spitz, and wine tasting in the Schutz cellar in Mitterarnsdorf – far east end of town. The hotels were fine -often better than we expected for B level. Luggage transfer was fine.
The bikes were comfortable but very heavy – made climbing the bluffs difficult. The maps are very comprehensive but at times confusing as one has to switch between A & B, C & D etc. as you cross/recross the river. Suggest shorter maps with details for both sides of the river on the same page.”
Harold Schmidt, April 2014
“All I can say as a feedback are only great words – Excellent and accurate logistics. Hotels and inns are superior level ( we did not expect such a level in that kind of a trip).We highly recommend everyone to read carefully and understand the instructions booklet you get at the first stop, at well as the booklet road maps. Also, we advise people not rush. Enjoy the day and stop roaming the towns and villages. I’d be happy to talk with people and give good tips regarding the best way to experience the high intensity of this week.
Mendy Blecher, June 2014
“The tour was fantastic. Having perfect weather was a bonus. It was very well organized and everything went to plan which is always great when one is travelling. The monastery in Melk was well worth visiting. A map of the Donauradweg would have been good to have.”
Claudia Edwards, Summer 2013
“Overall it was an excellent trip and we appreciated the organization from Danube Cycle. We started in Passau and ended in Vienna. We have recommended your company to many of our friends. Also, there are so many Café’s to recommend! The strudels were amazing! Don’t miss the cafe and ceramics shop in Ottensheim (just as you leave town on the left). A particular recommendation is the only Indian Food restaurant in Linz, see TripAdvisor.ca. Not far from the hotel Trend. One of the best we have ever seen. We would recommend that cyclists carry their own lunches though… therefore you can stop at a scenic spot when you want and not have to wait for a crowded cafe. We simply bought bread cheese and fruit. There were many attractions (castles, wineries and abbeys) but we really didn’t have the time to stop and see them. It should be explained that many of the smaller ferries do not operate until May. Regarding hottels/Inns – We opted for level A, and in future we would say, “Don’t bother”. One doesn’t really have the time to luxuriate in the nice spa/hotels. It often seemed that our rooms had no view at all. Also, the idea of being shuttled to your hotel didn’t really make sense. We wanted to stay near the river and be in the scenic towns, not isolated in the countryside. And then you have no choice but to eat at the hotel, rather than find your own preferred restaurant. Spitz was perfect: the hotel was right on the river and we could wander the quaint town in the evening. Our bikes were good except my wife’s had continual brake problems and of course we were 10-15 km’s from one of your suggested repair shops, so we had to find a kind car mechanic to fix it for us.”
John Paterson, Summer 2013