Total tour distance: 850 miles
Daily tour distance: 65 miles
Difficulty: 60 / 100
The Road to Vienna tour is aimed at any recreational cyclist who has time to spare to enjoy the delights of summer cycling in northern Europe. Enjoy the luxury of a fully supported cycle tour complete with riding guide, luggage transfer and picnic or packed lunches. The overnight stops on the Road to Vienna have been designed to stay in some of the most interesting and historic locations we could find. It is a roll call of the best that Europe has to offer; Tilburg, Koblenz, Mainz, Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Passau, Linz to name just a few. As well as the atmospheric nightly stops the day to day cycling will be exceptional.
Included in the price (based on two people sharing) is the ferry crossing from Harwich to the Netherlands, all accommodation, breakfast and a picnic or packed lunch each day. Your luggage will be transferred in our support van each day and we will be on hand to deal with any minor mechanical issues, and if we can't fix it on the trail we will get your bike to a local repair shop and you can ride our spare bike until it is fixed.
At the start of the journey we will be crossing the Netherlands and cycling along the banks of two of Europe's great rivers the Rhine and the Danube. Our first encounter is with the Rhine where we follow a section of the EuroVelo 15 Cycle Route which runs from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea. We will cycle this route between Bonn and Mainz and this stage of our journey promises some exceptional cycling as it takes in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley which has been dedicated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers some stunning scenery.
We will leave the Rhine near Mainz and cycle across country to reach the 'regal dignity' of the River Danube where we join EuroVelo 6 Cycle Route, a long distance bicycle path which runs from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. The cycle path follows the river as it flows downstream, as ever the cycling will be relaxed and easy and importantly it will be on dedicated cycle paths so we are away from the traffic.
The EuroVelo 6 will take us from Regensburg all the way to our destination in Vienna, expect to see picturesque towns and villages, birdlife, lush forests, towering escarpments, romantic castles, tourists ships, working boats and the Danube in all her glory.