3044
Austria/Germany
A Cycling Journey: Munich to Vienna along The Danube River
Follow quiet bike paths along the sparkling Danube as you explore the history, folklore and culture of Bavaria and Upper Austria, with visits to castle ruins and a 900-year-old abbey.
Program No. 3044RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
3,199
Flights start at
900
Getting There
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At a Glance

Centuries ago, “treppelweg,” or towpaths, were laid down along the mighty Danube so that horses could pull barges along the river. This system allowed goods to be transported between the Black Forest and the Black Sea — a 1,777-mile journey. In Germany and Austria, many of these storied paths have today been converted into beautiful, car-free bike paths. Follow the “treppelweg” on an unforgettable bike journey that reveals the amazing environments, fascinating folklore and city and village life along the Danube.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Novice to experienced cyclists welcome! Cycling up to five hours (15-40 miles) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent water and rest stops. Must bring your own helmet. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Pedal through the Wachau wine region with a stop at 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey for a history lesson. Discover the fascinating history of shipping on the Danube River during a visit to the Schifffahrtsmuseum tucked away in Castle Greinburg. Enjoy an organ concert at St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Passau, home to the largest church organ in the world.
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Hermann Schretzlmeier
Hermann was born in Bavaria and studied electrical engineering. He worked as a Flight Test Engineer with Airbus Defense and Space. He later became Head of Flight Safety and was responsible for the safe operation of all military fast jet aircraft. Hermann was stationed in England for four years and spent several months on training courses at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As an active pilot, he loves flying, but also biking and scuba diving. He speaks German, English and some French.
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Hermann Schretzlmeier
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