We started our journey back to Passau after an overnight boat ride to Rossatz. The plan was to go to Pochlarm which is 39 Km from Rossatz. We reached Pochlarm but had to come back to Melk as our Boat had an issue. On the way to Pochlarm, we had coffee, cherries at a nice café run by a English speaking old couple at a place called “Oberarnsdorf”. They were surprised by we came all the way from India and US for the cycle trip. The way from Rossatz to Pochlarm is one of the best cycling track.
We also did liquor testing made from Apricot. This region of Austria is very famous from apricots and wine.
After reaching Melk, we had lunch at Chienese restaurant – “Wok Inn”. On the way from Pochlarm to Melk, we had some wine tasting.
On the boat we had a multi course farewell dinner. The chefs introduced themselves in a very innovative way. Overall, we had an excellent food on the boat for last 7 days. No menu item was repeated.
In the morning, we went Passau by Bus after saying ” “au revoir” to the Arkona and its entire crew!!
We had one of the life time experience of “Boat and Bike” in Europe along the river Danube.