In Austria’s Wachau Valley, another euphoria-inducing day, just like my day in Bamberg, Germany. Some of you may tire of me beating the same old drum, but I enjoy cycling on the rivers so much, and, of course, I want to share my experiences with you so that you might be encouraged to bicycle on your next river cruise. The combination of a floating hotel, good bikes and beautiful scenery is just downright hard to beat. Plus, you do knock off a few calories while pedaling through beautiful countryside. This is a short post highlighting my day in the Wachau Valley.
Uniworld's Maria Theresa - On The Danube
|Day 1||Wurzburg, Germany|
|Day 2||Bamberg, Germany|
|Day 3||Main-Danube Canal|
|Day 4||Cruising The Danube|
|Day 5||Fine Dining|
|Day 6||Wachau Valley|
Velina Sweatt says
Ralph, Do they offer bike tours, and if so how far are they usually? Thinking of do Basel to Amsterdam, but would like an active tours offered.
Ralph Grizzle says
There are a few bike tours offered on Uniworld’s Danube cruises. It’s a new program. See http://www.butterfield.com/trip/danube-river-cruise-biking/ However, even if bike tours aren’t offered on your particular cruise on the Rhine, you can do as I do and pedal on your own with one of the complimentary bikes on board. The bikes are in good shape and easy to pedal. They provide the helmet, lock and water, along with suggested rides and maps in most cases.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to stop at Weissenkirchen last summer due to the low water. That was my biggest disappointment although we did end up at the Vienna Ritz.
Deb Jacoby says
Ralph, I am enjoying your blog posts. I am taking the same cruise later this summer with 2 friends. I suspect though that I will be the only one in my little group taking a bike ride, but I am so looking forward to it! Thanks for your posts. Deb
I think it is possible to take a bike out even when they don’t offer a tour, it the ship is stopped for the day in a suitable spot. You might prefer just to bike through some of the towns, rather than take a tour. Bamberg or Passau might be fun,