Author Topic: Seeking advice on which side of Danube to bike (Passau to Vienna)  (Read 3040 times)

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Offline bobbiedobbs

Bicycling from Vienna to Passau; seeking recommendations on whether to cycle on north or south (upper or lower) sides of Danube for various stretches. The Esterbuer/Bikeline route guides give details but not that much in the way of narratives.

That is mainly why I am posting, but also interested in:

--Best stretch to do by train to cut down on total distance (wife has some medical issues limiting daily distances) I am thinking of Krems to Vienna
--Recommendations on overnights: Right now looking at: Ansbach, Mauthausen (more for distance spacing), Melk, Krems.
--Best overnights for Salzburg to Passau: thinking of Burgheisen, Obendorf. Tittmoning and Branau sound good also but choosing former for ride breaks.
--Idiosyncratic, cool stuff I won't find in the guidebooks


If there is a good  thread on this feel free to point me. Thanks

Offline BrianW

Re: Seeking advice on which side of Danube to bike (Passau to Vienna)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 08:02:44 pm »
There are a bunch if trip write ups for this on crazyguyonabike.com. I'd suggest starting there for some narratives. I've biked that route three times Passau-Vienna and and other parts of it a few additional times. I've also done the Tauernradweg a few times. I'll post some ideas tomorrow when I'm at my computer and a real keyboard instead of an iPhone.

Offline bobbiedobbs

Re: Seeking advice on which side of Danube to bike (Passau to Vienna)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 04:17:42 pm »
Thanks - I posted on Crazy Guy also. That actually is my go-to site/starting point. Would enjoy any additional comments from you.

Phil

Offline neil

Did it once on the south bank
However somewhat marred by it stopped raining at 1100 and started again at 1200 for 10 days.
It's a bit of a motorway, flat and not much variety but very pretty.
You could take boats down the river for sections if memory serves me right
In the end we gave up and took the train to Vienna
  Neil ;)