Level 1, the Danube Bicycle Path offers nearly carefree cycling and an ideal way to view the region. It's downstream, paved and almost traffic-free, following an old horse path where teams of horses once struggled to tow barges upstream; it's very suitable for beginners and children.
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.
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.
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!
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”.
You can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Wachau. The children can go swimming in the pool or can play inthe hotel garden. Explore one of the numerous wine cellars in this wonderful wine region.
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.
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 Veinna to ride the wolds oldest Ferris wheel and rund arond the fun filled all-year-round amusment park "Prater".
Including train ride back to Linz or extended stay in Vienna.
Arrival days: daily
Dates: April 15 till Oct. 12, 2013
Airport: Munich, Linz, Vienna
Train station: Linz, Vienna
Parking: public parking places
Transfer: Train ride Vienna-Linz (excl. bike) is included in the price
Accomodation: comfortable family-owned, typical 3* hotels and inns, in Linz 4* hotel
+ 7 nights in rooms with private facilities
+ Breakfast or 6 x half-board for an extra charge (in Vienna breakfast only)
+ Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per person/ max. 20 kg)
+ Children’s “surprise” per booking
+ Entrance fee open-air museum Mitterkirchen
+ 1 x ship Spitz – Krems, incl. bike
+ 1 x ferry ride Spitz-Arnsdorf incl. bike, roundtrip incl. bike
+ Child-friendly hotel equipment (playroom,playground or garden)
+ One ride on the Viennese Ferries Wheel (Prater)
+ Train ride Vienna – Linz (Transfer of own bikes not incl.)
+ Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends)
+ FREE handlebar bag as a present per room
Bikes incl. panniers:
7 gears-unisex with back pedal brake and a front brake, or a trekking bike equipped with 21 gears, a front and a back brake, electric bike with unisex frame. All bikes are equipped with a repair kit and a bike computer
For children: Seats, Child trailer, Trailer bikes.
with 2 full paying adults in double (additional bed):
0-8,99 J.: -100%,9-11,99 J.: -50%, 12-14,99 J.: -25%, 15-99 J.: -10%
Single with child (iwith 1 full paying adult in single room):
0-8,99: -100%, 9-11,99J.: -50 %, 12-14,99 J.: -25 %
child in own room:
0-14,99: -10 %
Reduction for no train ride Linz-Vienna: € 13,-/adult
Extra-fee for mailing the train ticket Linz-Vienna before arrival: € 12,-/booking
prices per person in €
supplement April 27 -May 17 +Aug. 31 - Sep.27
supplement May 18 - Aug.30
half board supplement (Vienna breakfast only)
bicycle incl. panniers
children bike, child trailer, tagalong
free of charge