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which sections of danube bike path should i do

Old 08-14-13, 03:22 PM
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which sections of danube bike path should i do

Hello,

I am planning a three week cycling tour of danube

I am doing the most popular passau to vienna, and would like to add on an additional section.

So I'm wondering should i do the section in Germany from DonauEschinen to Passau or from Vienna to Budapest?

Which is better roads? nicer scenery? nicer towns etc..

Any other tips/recommendations for this trip?? places to stay/eat etc.. what towns are definitely worth a visit etc?

thanks
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I just did Tours, France to Budapest along the rivers. I would definitely recommend DonauEschinen to Passau and NOT Vienna to Buda....Germany ride much nicer in my opinion. Although the ride into Bratislava, Slovakia did provide contact with the best looking women I have ever seen en mass The path/roads/sights along the rest of the ride to Buda was a disappointment however. I would vote more Germay/Austria and less Hungary.
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You could start at the Danube headwaters near the German - Swiss border..
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perfect thanks guys, will do german section so.

anyone have any other tips for the trip?
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Hi there,

I cycled around the world a couple of years ago and my route through Europe took me along the Danube, almost all the way. I have written a blog and a book on the whole ride. Check it out here if you want www.tombrucecycling.com. Loads of pictures of the Danube section and route info.

Good luck,
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Another idea to consider is to ride the Tauernradweg bike path from Krimml, Austria, up through Salzburg to Passau, then hook east along the Danube path. The Tauern bike path is a really nice ride, one of my favorites, as you are amongst the Alpine scenery but still mostly riding in valleys (there are some hills, but not too bad).

Here's a write-up of one of the times we rode the Tauern on our tandem: https://www.brianwasson.com/trips/tauern/index.htm
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