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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.

Take a look at our brochure "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:

German Danube Cycle Path (Deutscher Donauradweg)
Passau - Regensburg - Donaueschingen, approx. 600 km

Austrian Danube Cycle Path (Österreichischer Donauradweg)
Passau - Vienna (A) - Bratislava (SK), approx. 380 km

Inn Cycle Trail (Innradweg)
Maloja (CH) - Passau, approx. 520 km

Lower Bavaria Cycle Tour (Niederbayerntour)
Adventure bike tours Passau - Regensburg

Tauern Cycle Trail (Tauernradweg)
Krimml (A)- Salzburg (A) - Passau, approx. 310 km

Roman Cycle Trail (Römerradweg)
Passau - Attersee (A) - Enns (A), approx. 240 km

Trans Bayerwald (Mountainbike route)
Furth im Wald - Passau - Furth im Wald, approx. 700 km

Danube-Ilz-Cycle Trail (Donau-Ilz-Radweg)
Niederalteich - Hutthurm/Kalteneck, approx. 55 km

Austrian Benedict Pilgrimage Cycle Trail
Passau - Admont (A) - Gornji Grad (SI), approx. 600 km


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.


Organised Cycle Tours

Austria Radreisen
Danube Cycle Path, Tauern Cycle Trail and other organised cycle tours in Europe

In our team we have experienced bike tour guides and we offer day tours in addition to multi-day trips

Eurobike Radreisen
Organization of individual bike tours with luggage transport

Hagleitner Touristik
Cycle tours with pleasure between Passau and Krimml

Cycle tours on the Danube Cycle Path, in Europe and worldwide. Group travel with bus transfer incl. bike transport from Southern Germany

RAD + REISEN Eurocycle
Your cycle tour specialist with 35 years of experience


Bike & E-Bike Rentals incl. charging station

Fahrradklinik Passau
Return bike transport from "Bürgerhaus Salmeyer" in Klosterneuburg (A), other places on request, day rentals with tour tips

Return bike transport between Passau and Vienna on request

Return transport of rental bikes from all hotels along the Danube between Passau and Vienna as well as from a central address in Budapest

E-Bike Chargers:

For list of e-bike chargers in Passau's restaurants click here (German, 200 KB)


Luggage Storage / Bicycle Lockers / Bicycle Storage

While sightseeing or shopping in Passau, you can leave your bike and luggage here:

6 public bicycle lockers at Obere Donaulände (free of charge)
Keys available at Fahrradladen-Passau on weekdays during shop opening hours

Donau-Schiffs-Reise-Center Helmut Eckerl (opposite moorings A11/A12)
We offer an all-round service from bicycle and luggage storage over passenger, luggage and bicycle transfers to car parking

Train station Passau
Covered bicycle stands and luggage lockers

Luggage and bicycle storage subject to availability


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Suggestions for cycling tours

Inn Valley: Passau - Neuhaus - Schärding - Passau

Distance: 31 km | Duration: 2:20 h | Challenge: easy | ↑ : 76 m

Starting e.g. from Innstraße: cycle upstream at the "Innsteg" pedestrian bridge on the promenade. 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 building of the rowing club. At the hiking car park "Ingling" ride straight ahead into the "Neuburger Wald", pass the pedestrian bridge "Mariensteg" and continue for approx. 3 km to "Vornbach". Follow the Inn Cycle Path opposite the bakery "Donaubauer" to "Neuhaus". Cross the Old Inn Bridge to the Austrian town "Schärding". In the lovely small town "Schärding" are plenty of places for rest and refreshments. Back along the Inn on the Austrian side downstream via Wernstein to the "Innsteg" in Passau. The starting point is on the opposite side of the bridge.

Tip for a shorter bike tour - Distance: 18 km | Duration: 1:15 h | Challenge: easy | ↑ : 20 m
Instead of continuing at the Mariensteg upstream, cross it to "Wernstein" in Austria (numerous rest and refreshment stops) and from there ride back downstream to the "Innsteg" in Passau.

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Gaißa Valley: Passau - Gaißatal - Ries - Passau

Distance: 25 km | Duration: 2:00 h | Challenge: average | ↑ : 167 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 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 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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