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Along The Blue DanubeScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
(7 out of 10)


A bit hit and miss for me, my first cycling holiday and I expected to stop and see the sights but it seemed to be more about getting from A to B.
Would have liked to see more of Passau maybe we could have on our arrival day if the transfer hadn't have been delayed. The group did the optional tour up to Mauthausen camp which was a real highlight and sobering moment especially as it chose to rain that day. Overall itinerary was a little disappointing, it mentioned loads of places but we just passed most of them by without an option to stop. I felt we could have been given an option of when we would set out in the morning and where we stopped along the way, wasn't a fan at stopping at coffee shops especially after only 30-40 minutes cycling at times. Route was very easy and mostly flat with only a couple of short inclines to get up to the path in places or on the diversion to Mauthausen, felt I could have gone much further or carried on for more days. Cycle path was great, well signposted and local drivers were very respectful of cyclists at crossings. As you're cycling from town to town you do go through a few bits of built up areas and industrial places but its nice once you get out of town, just wish you could stop in more places to explore.
Group was a good mix of ages and genders as well as solo travellers/couples, we got on well as well as supporting each other which we needed to as our guide Jan wasn't great at keeping the group together or managing differing abilities in the group, a few of us almost got lost a couple of times, it was only the signposts and my garmin gps that stop this from happening.
Bikes were pretty well maintained and we had no punctures on the trip, just a couple of bits that needed adjusting along the way.
Weather was good for all but a few showers on one day when we visited Mauthausen and it absolutely drenched us the next day cycling to Melk.

Accommodation generally met my expectations, the single room I booked was available in each stop which I liked and it was good to have our luggage waiting for us when we got there, Maciek managed our luggage effeciently . Would have been good to have aircon in some of the hotels as it was hot and I didn't really want the window open for mosquitos or noise reasons.
Breakfasts were generally above expectations, and meals in the evenings were good as well if a bit hit and miss in their organisation from our guide who hadn't really planned properly so some places he was thinking of going were closed for holidays.

I think if the itinerary was improved and with a local guide who speaks the language fluently and has the local knowledge to enrich your trip it would be worth doing again but without it was a bit of a miss. A few people on the trip had been with explore before and felt this trip was subpar and not representative of Explore, we'll see if they are right if I book again as I like the concept.
Confirmed traveller: 10 September 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Shoreham WSx
Easy cycling on flat tarmac paths with constant good views of the river and surrounding countryside.
Confirmed traveller: 10 September 2016
Published on: 21 September 2016
(8 out of 10)


Stoke on Trent
Sights, cycling along Danube, easy pace, good weather, flexible leader and good backup crew etc...Last hotel in centre of Vienna was exceptional.
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2016
Published on: 02 June 2016
(5 out of 10)


oakland california
one day we bike through the wineries and this little village up on hill.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2015
Published on: 08 October 2015
(10 out of 10)


Birmingham uk
Excellent experience. Great to have luggage taken care of and moved for us. Fantastic leaders.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Enjoyed the experience.
Unfortunately some of the hotels were very basic - the first Gasthof did not even have soap in the bathroom! However a couple of the hotels were very good.
I would prefer slightly better accommodation after a hard day cycling.
Confirmed traveller: 02 August 2015
Published on: 27 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Jan & Macic our Polish Guide and driver were fantastic, both made our holiday even more enjoyable by being so friendly and helpful. The lunchtime BBQ's when weather permitted were a definite added bonus. If you are lucky they could be your holiday companions.
Confirmed traveller: 30 May 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(8 out of 10)


Very good, well organised trip with good leadership and balance of cycling with sight seeing
Confirmed traveller: 16 September 2014
Published on: 29 September 2015