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Cycle the Danube trail

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The Danube cycle route is one of the most popular cycling routes in Europe, and rightly so, because it is a varied route that is interesting both in terms of culture and nature. The bicycle trail has for decades been one of the most cycled longer trails in the world. The Danube is next to the Volga the largest river on the European continent. 1000 kilometers longer than the Rhine. Everywhere around this trail you will find bicycle-friendly accommodation, cafés and restaurants. The Danube Bike Path passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.

In the Schwarzwald, the Danube starts at several places. In the friendly town Donaueschingen all of these sources come together, and here the river is officially being called Danube. From Donaueschingen the rives flows all the way to the Black Sea. It squeezes through the mountains in the Bavarian Alps. From Regensburg, the Danube becomes accessible to ships, and the valley where the Danube flows is more clear than in the first part.

Danube in Budapest

There are many websites that offer cycle routes. We like which divided the cycle path into stages. Thanks to the well-developed paths and the easy route, the individual stages are really suitable for anyone who is looking for cycling pleasure. Accommodation is available everywhere, so you can choose from guesthouses, beautiful hotels or inns to suit your taste.

Best time to cycle

No matter if its spring, summer or autumn, the Danube cycle path is always beautiful to ride and a very special experience in every season. However spring (May and June) is the perfect time to ride the bike in Europe. July and August can become very hot with more than 32 degrees Celsius (90°F) after mid-day.

This article was last updated on May 20, 2021.