We boarded the Dusseldorf train at 20:30 and settled in for a good overnight-train-sleep to Passau, Germany. We arrived in Passau at around 5:30am and met up with Jen’s dad, David, and his friend, Lloyd, at the hotel.
Our 8-day adventure crossing Austria along the Danube River, with our little folding Brompton bikes, was about to begin!
Day 1: Passau
While David and Lloyd went to pick up the bike tour packages and bikes, we tried to get a bit more rest before heading into town for a stroll and visit.
Day 2: Passau to Wesenufer (~35 km)
Our first day biking was short. We left at 11am and rode down to the Danube River to begin our journey. At the edge of town, we stopped to hike up the cliff facing Passau to get a view of the city and a glimpse of the castle.
Along the way, we stopped at Engelszell Abbey, a Trappist Monastery where they make beer and liqueurs. We bought some sample sizes to bring home as souvenirs.
We spent our second night near Wesenufer, Austria, at a really nice hotel-spa called Gasthof-Pension Luger
. The rooms were super fancy/nice (compared to the way we usually travel), and the food at the restaurant was delicious!