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Danube Bike Path

Biking Pleasure along the River

The bike path along the Danube is the cradle of modern biking tourism. The 300-kilometre classic route from Passau to Vienna passes right through Upper Austria and leads through its capital of Linz. Where does the unfaltering attraction that the Danube Bike Path still has on bikers from all over the world come from?

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Is it the ever-changing landscapes? The Danube Valley offers high-reaching, forested sloped banks as well as fertile plains and expansive flood plains. Is it the cities whose characters are so different? The historical diocesan city of Passau, for instance, stands in contrast to the modern cultural city of Linz. Or is it the cultural monuments that entice so many biking fans to the Danube? Baroque monasteries and castles characterise the Danube just as much as the mediaeval forts and ruins.

It is probably the combination of these natural and cultural prerequisites that make the Danube and the Danube Bike Path so attractive. And, of course, the fact that towpaths, which were once established for horses to pull  ships upstreap, provide a practically perfect infrastructure for a bike path along the river.

Right on course with e-mobility

In addition, the Danube Bike Path follows the latest trends and also has a lot to offer for e-bikers. The Upper Austrian power companies LINZ AG and Energie AG placed a focus on the establishment of recharging stations in 2011. Numerous biker-friendly businesses along the route can therefore offer free e-bike recharging stations along the Danube Bike Path. Further e-bike recharging stations are in planning.