Ride the most famous section of the mighty Danube River, between Passau in Germany and Vienna in Austria, on this easy self-guided cycle holiday. Passing through densely-wooded valleys and green meadows you will pass medieval towns, imposing castles, pretty farms and glorious abbeys that pay testament to the wealth of history that has passed along this river.
The 410 km long Alpe-Adria cycle path “radweg” as it is called in German is an unforgettable experience. Starting in Salzburg, the city of Mozart, you set off on a week of cycling through the Carinthia, in the sunny south of Austria and then crosses the border into Italy. The route through Carinthia is particularly attractive for the fact that once you get off the train in Villach the itinerary is mostly downhill to the sea. Trip difficulty 1 2 3 4 Hotel comfort Level 1 2 3 4 2 The landscape along the bike path is of extraordinary beauty: majestic mountains, deep valleys, refreshing lakes and lush farmland. The further south you go the more gentle and rural it becomes, until finally you can soak your feet in the northern Adriatic sea.
Cycling around Lake Constance, one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, you explore the three countries that share it’s shores: Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Easy, scenic day rides on flat, car free and clearly signposted cycle paths make it the most popular cycle path in Europe. Start in the charming and lively university town of Constance, continue past pretty villages to the quintessentially preserved Swiss medieval town of Stein am Rhein.