Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $5,299 - $10,299 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Aug 2025: Jul-Aug

From $5,299 - $10,299 /person

+$224 Port Fee

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Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

It's full steam ahead on this family cruise along the Danube. Pedal past fairy-tale castles. Soak up splendid cityscapes. Venture to charming villages. Coast through the countryside. And only unpack once as you voyage from Prague to Passau, Vienna to Bratislava and on to Budapest. Anchors aweigh! 

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Highlights

  • Cycle with locals as you pedal on the Donauradweg, the scenic bike path that meanders along the Danube 
  • Spin amid vineyards and fairy-tale castles in the Wachau Valley, as beloved for its beauty as for its Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings 
  • Relish the ever-changing views from your stateroom, knowing that you only have to unpack once 
  • Experience rich culture and stunning sights in Prague and Budapest, our fascinating gateway cities 

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Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour map

Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Start Prague, Czech Republic

End Budapest, Hungary

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Warm up with a ride through the Bavarian Forest • Join in an Oktoberfest-style celebration before we set sail • Bike through picturesque Vilshofen • Have lunch near medieval Neuburg Castle • Pedal to Passau, a city of splendid baroque architecture • Kids set off for an adventure at Oberhaus Castle, perched high atop Passau, while adults marvel at the baroque architecture on a walking tour • Welcome to Austria! • Hop on your bike and delight in views of the Alps • Choose an excursion to Salzburg or Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic • Or explore the bustling city of Linz.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 4-5

Description

Visit Melk, whose magnificent baroque abbey is perched high on a rocky promontory • Spin along the Donauradweg bike path, passing vineyards, forests and hamlets • The younger set explores Aggstein Castle's 12th-century ruins • Cycle or cruise the most stunning stretch of the Danube from Melk to Krems, amid quaint storybook towns and the vineyards of Wachau Valley In Vienna, enjoy a bike ride on tranquil and car-free Danube Island • Youngsters delight in a visit to a hands-on chocolate-making museum • Explore this World Heritage city on a private walking tour. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 6-8

Description

Bike in Donau-Auen National Park, keeping an eye out for kingfishers and herons • Ride between two capital cities—Vienna and Bratislava—passing remnants of the former Iron Curtain • Lunch at Schloss Hof, a famous castle and working farm with a wonderful petting zoo • Join a walking tour of Bratislava's charming medieval center • Adults get to know Budapest on a guided walk, while the kids experience a thrilling escape room activity • Families enjoy an evening folklore show.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS
  • Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package
  • Built for hard-core riders
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.
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