L: On the left side of the Danube
R: On the right side of the Danube
08:00 – 14:30 Aesch – Bregenz – Passau
with the car and the bikes on the roof
The three cyclists Stefan, Gerhard and Babsi. Vreni, who is taking the photo, drives the support vehicle.
17:00 – 18:30 Passau – Engelhartszell
L: Passau - Erlau - Oberzell - Jochstein dam. The crossing over the dam is open until 22:00.
R: Jochstein - Engelhartszell
Engelhartszell: Pension Hufschmiede ( 0043 7714 8059
Engelhartszell – Wilhering
We visited Engelszell Abbey Church and bought a bottle of the famous herbal liqueur.
We took the cycle ferry in Engelhartszell back to the left bank of the Danube. The red poppy fields we cycled past are unforgettable.
L: Cycle ferry Au (Schlögener Schlinge) to Inzell on the right bank
Meeting Vreni shortly after Inzell; she cycled towards us from the Kaiserhof.
R: Gasthof Kaiserhof (near ferry Untermühl - Schloss Neuhaus) - lunch
R: Aschach - break
R: Visit to Wilhering Abbey and its rococo church with a thousand angels
Car transport to Leonding to Wolfi (Vreni's cousin)
In the evening, we stopped off at a traditional cider tavern near Leonding.
Car transport Leonding - Linz main square, short bike tour of the city, then across the Danube to the cycle path.
L: Abwinden - St. Georgen - Wienergraben, turn-off to the Mauthausen concentration camp. Sightseeing tour
I can't recommend visiting the concentration camp, my positive mood from the Danube cycle path was gone.
L: Albern power station Wallersee-Mitterkirchen
Grein: Pension Faltinger, Kaiser Friedrich Str. 1;
( 0043 7268 374
Grein – Kl. Pöchlarn
L: Return 2 km to the bridge then R:
R: Hössgang - Werfenstein Castle - Freyenstein Ruins
R: Ybbs Persenbeug, tour of Ybbs, return to the bridge:
On the left bank of the Danube: with a tailwind we reach top speeds of 38 km/h
L: at Marbach we turned off for a detour to Maria Taferl (on the steep climb, however, we transported the bikes by car).
14:00 Arrival in Kl. Pöchlarn
Kl. Pöchlarn: R. Kammerer, Linzerstrasse 8 ( 0043 7413 8297 – extremely hospitable!
Visit Melk Abbey
Kl. Pöchlarn - Melk – Krems
L: Klein Pöchlarn - Melk
L: Melk Willendorf, Schwallenbach (charming) Spitz (sightseeing, lunch)
L: Weissenkirchen, Dürnstein (snack on the terrace of the Restaurant Richard Löwenherz), Krems
Tour of Krems
Journey from Krems to St. Pölten
Sightseeing / Shopping St. Pölten
Holidays in St. Pölten
big garden party and a visit to a wine tavern with friends. At the end of the evening, we were treated to a huge firework display
12.00 – 20:00 St. Pölten - Zürich - Aesch
(with bikes on the roof it's not so fast)
(Passau - Vienna)
(Donaueschingen - Vienna)