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Old 04-08-15, 02:18 AM
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Complete nube cycling the danube ☺

Hi all firstly I apologise for the terrible attempt at being funny in the title.

I've recently brought a specialized tricross with the intention of trying out cyclocross, turns out I absolutely love just going for a nice long ride so am getting more into touring. I haven't any experience in either cyclocross or touring so hoping for some advice.

I have brought a rack and panniers from halfords which seem to be ok and will do the trick was just wondering what I would need to take to do the danube cycle path? I am intending to start in Germany and work my way through Austria late summer. Does Anyone have the required maps or guides or know where I could get them?

Also any bike components upgrades that may be worth looking at.

Thanks in advance for any advice
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It's a super casual river bank route , no need to over think it .. Passau to Vienna and Budapest ..

Use your search capabilities that got you Here .. ask at the towns on the route ..

Its so Popular its Dense with services. You have a River excursion Ferry to get you back Upstream, though its not much drop..

I came south from Czech Republic at Linz and rode thru Passau, then turned west along the Rott River in Bavaria. (1991)
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Are you camping, staying in hotels, B&Bs, or...?

I've biked the Danube numerous times, it's a great ride. The first time I rode it, in 1999, I didn't know much about it at all. I flew over from the USA to Munich, took the train to Passau, got a free small brochure map from the TI, and then just followed the signs to Vienna. Obviously there are many more resources now on the Web to help you plan, but at its core it's still an easy to manage ride. We last rode it in August 2012 from Passau to Vienna on our triplet.

The Esterbauer "Bikeline" guide is the gold standard for maps/guidebook for the route, and is available in English. The maps are great and the guidebook part has all the info you'd need and then some, including lists of lodgings for each town. Amazon UK has it (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...eline%20danube)

It's a very popular route, and lodging can get filled up quickly because a lot of it is pre-booked by all the tour operators. The self-guided tours that companies like Austria Radreisen offer are pretty good values. They book your lodging for each night and transport your luggage for you, but otherwise you are on your own. If you don't want to worry about finding places to stay, look into a self-guided tour. We've always done it on our own, though, and haven't had much trouble finding a place to stay. Two hints are to start on a weekday rather than a weekend, and to stay in towns that aren't the "normal" stopping points. Most riders start on the weekend and stop at pre-determined towns at the end of the normal "stages" of the ride. (E.g., stage 1 is to Schloegen, stage 2 is to Linz, etc.).
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Just check out Eurovelo Route 6: EuroVelo 6

There are several other guides for the route. Do a search, and many will show up.
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Thanks guys, am looking to do it on a bare bones budget and wanting to take a tent and camp, what's the camping like?
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