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Spring on the Danube!

Spring on the Danube!

When the days get longer and hiking and biking enthusiasts are drawn to the great outdoors, the regions along the Danube offer many opportunities for excursions. In addition, the cider farmers in Austria and the beer gardens in Bavaria open their doors again. A cool drink to cool off and a shady spot will get exhausted minds going again.

Danube Trail

Anyone who likes hiking should not miss the Donausteig. For almost 450 km, the well-developed hiking trail follows the course of the Danube from Passau to Grein. On this route you will experience natural highlights, such as the Schlögener Schlinge and cities like Passau and Linz. The wide variety of the offer can be seen on the one hand in the surroundings and the landscape and on the other hand in the cities along the Donausteig. The trail is suitable for long-distance hikes, but also for those who want to make a day trip.

Danube Cycle Path

Those who prefer to travel by bicycle will not be disappointed on the Danube. The Danube Cycle Path is an international cycle route and runs from the source of the Danube to its mouth in the Black Sea. Of the total 1200 km, about 360 km are in Austria, starting at the German border near Passau, the route follows the course of the Danube through Vienna to the Hungarian border. This route also has something for everyone - from various options for day or weekend trips as well as long-distance routes.

Enjoy time out!

No matter which route and which distance you choose, after a hike along the Danube Trail or a varied bike tour on the Danube Cycle Path, a stop at a cider farmer or a beer garden is just the thing. With a cool bike beer or cider, snacks and snacks can be enjoyed especially well. And under chestnut trees with a magnificent view of the surroundings, you can find new strength for the rest of the way.

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