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Cycling in Passau

Passau – a paradise for cyclists at three rivers

Passau offers a wide range of many different bicycle paths: short and long distance paths, theme trails such as the Austrian Romans Trail all the way to the five lakes in the Salzkammergut, the long distance Danube Cycle Path on the Austrian Danube from Passau to Vienna, the Inn bicycle path from Salzburg to the Tauern via Kufstein all the way to Switzerland and the cycling path on the German Danube from Donaueschingen to Passau.

For further information we recommend our brochure Wandern & Radfahren (Hiking & Cycling, PDF, 1.5 MB, German)

All about cycling

Cycle Paths

The following cycle paths along Danube or Inn are starting, ending or crossing in Passau:

Roman Cycle Trail (Bayer.-Oberösterr. Römerradweg), Passau - Enns (A)

German Danube Cycle Path (Deutscher Donauradweg), Passau - Regensburg - Donaueschingen

Danube-Ilz-Cycle Trail (Donau-Ilz-Radweg), Niederalteich - Hutthurm/Kalteneck

Inn Cycle Trail (Innradweg), Passau - Maloja (CH)

Lower Bavaria Cycle Tour (Niederbayerntour), Passau - Regensburg

Austrian Danube Cycle Path (Österreichischer Donauradweg), Passau - Vienna (A)

Tauern Cycle Trail (Tauernradweg), Passau - Salzburg (A) - Krimml (A)

Trans Bayerwald, challenging route for mountainbikers


Along the Danube and Inn Cycle Trails you can reach cycle paths along the rivers Iller, Lech, Altmühl, Naab, Regen, Laaber, Isar, Vils, Rott, Salzach and Moldau/Vltava via Passau.


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Suggestions for cycling tours

Inn Valley: Passau - Neuburger Wald - Wernstein (A) - Passau

Distance: 19.5 km | Duration: 1:00 h | Challenge: easy | ↑ : 173 m

Starting e.g. from Innstraße: turn right (upstream) on the promenade at "Innsteg". On the right side are the buildings of the university located. Follow the signs to the Inn Cycle Path. As soon as the path leads back onto the road, keep half right and follow "Innstraße" passing the hydropower plant and the buildings of the rowing club. At the hiking car park "Ingling" ride inside the "Neuburger Wald". Continue about 4 km along the river and cross it at the pedestrian bridge "Mariensteg". In Wernstein (Austria) are plenty of places for rest and refreshments. Back along the Inn on the Austrian side until the barrage. Cross it and ride back to the city centre.



Gaißa Valley: Passau - Gaißatal - Ries - Hacklberg - Passau

Distance: 25 km | Duration: 1:40 h | Challenge: average | ↑ : 268 m

Starting from Passau central station upstream on the right side of the Danube until the barrage "Kachlet"; cross the river here and continue on the Danube Cycle Path. Before the small river "Gaißa" turn right at the bridge and follow the landscape protection area "Gaißatal" uphill. On well-developed forest roads, the route leads through the forest area around "Dachsberg". Shortly before the B85 (A-road 85) turn left and cross it on the cycle path. Continue via "Patriching" and "Jägerreuth" to "Ries" in direction to "Neue Rieser Straße". At the junction Veste Oberhaus/Stadtmitte (city center) turn right downhill towards "Hacklberg" past the "Schönblick-Kurve" (parking lot) with a great view on Passau's old town. Over "Schanzlbrücke" and then turn right into "Bahnhofstraße" back to Passau central station.

Tip: Instead of turning right to "Hacklberg"/city centre, turn left at "Gasthof Weissbräu Andorfer" into "Rennweg" to the fortress "Veste Oberhaus" with museum and observation tower.


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Adventure bike tour "Herrschaftszeiten"

Distance: 168 km | Duration: 11:10 h | Challenge: average | ↑ : 629 m

Stately homes and monasteries line the adventure bike tour "Herrschaftszeiten" between Passau and Pfarrkirchen in the Bavarian Golf and Spa Country. Those who cycle the adventure tour "Herrschaftszeiten" move on the existing cycle paths Danube Cycle Path, Inn Cycle Trail, Rottal Cycle Path, Bockerlbahn Cycle Path and Vils Valley Cycle Path. These Bavarian cycle paths unite here to form a new adventure circuit.

Six more adventure bike tours as well as family and pleasure bike tours of the Bavarian Golf and Spa Country can be found online here or in the brochure "himmlisch radfahren" (heavenly cycling, German).




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More suggestions for cycling tours Passau & surroundings



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