• With graceful bridges, spires, turrets and abbey towers embellishing its banks, the Danube River guides you through history
  • Experience each grand cityscape as it was historically designed to impress—from the water
  • Enjoy one of our most flexible itineraries—an ideal trip for a range of cycling abilities
  • Experience unforgettable moments like pedaling in Austria's famous Wachau Valley wine region and an evening cruise through Budapest's illuminated cityscape
  • Choose between more miles on your bike or expertly guided tours on foot

From Prague to Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna, and on to Budapest, voyage aboard one of the Danube River’s finest ships. You’ll unpack once and savor extraordinary views of cityscapes from expansive outdoor decks and panoramic windows. And journey ashore by bike, discovering peaceful countryside and storybook towns. At day’s end, return to the ship for fun-filled evenings of wining, dining and camaraderie. Enjoy an incredible trip, splendid cities and a wealth of unforgettable experiences. Welcome aboard!

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Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

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Excellent vacation, biking in Holland and Belgium, 6 days January 2017

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Excellent vacation biking around Holland & Belgium with Backroads. See my videos to get a flavor for the trip.
https://vimeo.com/97188922 Biking in Netherlands, May 2014

https://vimeo.com/97536546 Biking in Bruges, Belgium (May 2014)

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Met My Husband on my first cycling trip! July 2016

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This was the Canadian Rockies Cycling trip in the year 2000. It was a while ago so i can only remember a few details, but it was a fabulous cycling trip where I not only learned so much more about biking (it was my first ever cycling trip and I just started training for it 2-3 months before), had wonderful and super fun guides, magnificent views, fun places to stay, great food, and I met my husband on that trip! I have a friend who I met on another trip and recommended this one to her. She went on he exact same Backroads trip a few years after us and met HER husband on it! Both of us still married!
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Day 1:

Set out on a tranquil spin through Franconia  For a refreshing taste of local culture, stop in at a monastery to sample the popular regional beer  Pedal past infamous World War II sites in Nuremberg, once the center of the Holy Roman Empire. (Overnight in Nuremberg)

Day 2:

Explore historic Nuremberg and the modern Main-Danube Canal, an engineering marvel Enjoy a laid-back ride through the countryside and picture-perfect medieval towns surrounding Nuremburg. (Cruise afternoon/overnight Nuremberg to Regensburg)

Day 3:

The towers and bridges of Regensburg, a World Heritage site, will take your breath away Bike to the Danube Gorge, a narrow passage carved through rock by the mighty river  Witness the Porta Praetoria, Germany’s oldest stone structure, dating back to AD 179. (Cruise overnight Regensburg to Passau)

Day 4:

The choice is yours—ride in the bucolic border region of Germany and Austria among pastures, hills and river valleys  Or partake in a guided walk amid Italian Baroque splendor in Passau—where three rivers meet—or enjoy a full day in Salzburg. (Cruise Passau to Linz; cruise overnight Linz to Melk)

Day 5:

Bike or sail through the vineyard-laced Wachau Valley, a region beloved for its beauty as well as its superb Rieslings  Visit majestic Melk Abbey, quaint towns and traditional heurigen (wine taverns)  Ride to enchanting Dürnstein, with its hallmark blue baroque church tower. (Cruise Melk to Vienna; overnight in Vienna)

Day 6:

Vienna’s architecturally rich historic center —from soaring St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Opera House—is a joy to explore Spin through this bike-friendly city on two wheels before an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (Overnight in Vienna)

Days 7-8:

Be charmed by Budapest during a guided bike tour Treat yourself to a soak in thermal springs, visit a museum or have a look around the lively shopping district Budapest’s illuminated cityscape sets the stage for an evening cruise—the perfect finale to an unforgettable trip. (Overnight in Budapest)

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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 3,500
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