Verlag Esterbauer GmbH Bikeline Guide: Danube Cycle Route 2 Passau to Vienna

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The descriptions of the 330 kilometer tour follow the river downstream, from west to east. This allows cyclists to take advantage of the prevailing winds and the river''s downward slope (minimal though it may be).
The Danube usually has bicycle routes on both sides of the river. All of these routes are marked as part of the Danube bicycle route. Keep in mind when planning your route, that the hills along much of the way cause the south bank to be generally shadier than the north bank during the spring and autumn months. This book describes the routes on both sides of the river: the route on the northern, or left bank is described first, followed by the route on the southern, or right bank. The entire tour is divided into three sections: Passau to Linz, Linz to Melk, and Melk to Vienna.
The two sides of the river are identified as the left and the right sides, as seen when looking downstream. To simplify orientation, towns and cities are given with their kilometer number on the Danube (ex. Passau km 2226 or Vienna km 1929) and the side of the river they occupy (L or R). The Danube''s kilometers are also shown in the maps (|1925). The division of the tour into six sections is intended to aid tourists'' general orientation and does not necessarily suggest one-day stages. If you intend to include museum visits and swimming stops along the way, we recommend planning at least a week for the entire distance. The book also includes descriptions of short side-trips which offer riders opportunities to extend the ride according to their desires.
If the tour turns out to take longer than expected, there are taxi companies along the first stage that will transport bicycles if the need arises. The telephone numbers of these companies are listed in the information about individual towns. Rail lines also run along much of the Danube, giving riders the option of boarding a train to complete a stretch.

Product Details
PublisherVerlag Esterbauer GmbH
SeriesBikeline Guides
Product TypeSpiral Bound Paperback
ScaleScale 1:50 000
LanguageEnglish
Date2017

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