Run The River

6 nights from £1,349pp

Offer highlights

Combine the pleasure of running with the charm of Austria and the Danube on this unique new cruise from A-ROSA where you’ll train and run with lifestyle and running coach Rory Coleman! 

  • Save £300pp
  • Tailor-made training plans to achieve the 10km a day over 5 consecutive days
  • One-to-one initial call to find out about your aspirations and goals


Run The River

About the trip

An epic running adventure with one-to-one support from leading UK lifestyle and marathon coach, Rory Coleman.

There are moments in life when you can choose to stand up and make a change. This is one of those opportunities. Welcoming runners and would-be runners of all levels, this unique trip combines proactive, personalised coaching from inspirational ‘Marathon Man’ Rory Coleman with a hit-your-goals running adventure this October.

This small-group experience is all about setting out to achieve something remarkable. Wrapped up in two very personal stories from A-ROSA's UK MD, Lucia Rowe and Rory, Run The River was born out of a desire to marry a true once-in-a-lifetime running journey with the fabulous comfort and conviviality of an A-ROSA river cruise. Over five days, you will put your new-found running prowess to the test with 10km runs through the scenic surrounds and vibrant cities of the River Danube. All you need is determination and commitment, the reward is yours for the taking. 


Day 1 

Fly to Munich and transfer to the 4* Atrium Hotel (or similar) for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure to meet the other runners and explore the quaint city of Passau.

Day 2

This morning take your first 10k challenge on a scenic route in and around Passau. After lunch, transfer to the Austrian riverside town of Engelhartszell and embark the A-ROSA DONNA.

Day 3

As scenic sailing goes, the picture-perfect stretch of Danube river valley between Melk and Krems is pretty hard to beat. Famed for its cute towns dotting verdant landscapes dipping into the River Danube, the Wachau Valley is best enjoyed from the Sun Deck or balcony of your A-ROSA ship. We'll pass through the Wachau Valley in the morning, so put down the book, grab a coffee, and let the scenery unfurl in front of you...

Cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley arriving at 1300 in Vienna. Enjoy the afternoon and evening exploring the rich history, Baroque palaces, museums, boutiques, markets, beautiful gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, and grand coffee houses. Music enthusiasts will enjoy the city that inspired composers like Beethoven to Strauss.

In the afternoon, we will run our 2nd 10k along the banks of the Danube in Vienna and into the Vienna Woods.

Day 4 

There is simply nowhere like Vienna. Rich in culture, gastronomy and good looks, this grand city is wonderful at any time of year. Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together. From Freud to Klimt, Beethoven to Strauss, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Danube cruise. And that's without even mentioning the famous Sachertorte...

Explore Bratislava, with it’s medieval old town, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and a futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Opt for a guided tour and visit the imposing castle overlooking the Danube.

In the afternoon, run the 3rd 10k in Bratislava.

Day 5 

We will run from Krems for 10k, travelling to Melk by coach. Here you can visit the famous Melk Abbey.

No visit to Melk would be complete without discovering its famous abbey. Set high above the River Danube commanding incredible views across this area's beautiful valleys and Melk's cute cobbled town, Melk Abbey is undoubtedly the star of the show. Inside, you'll find rooms perfectly combining the Baroque and the modern, fascinating artefacts and exhibitions and, the jewel in the crown, the stunning library with intricately frescoed ceiling, spiral staircase and thousands upon thousands of books.

Day 6 

Where the future meets the past, Linz offers a fascinating mix of the charming old town with modern, a cutting-edge museums.

Our final 10k today in Linz.

Farewell dinner tonight to celebrate our achievement.

Day 7

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight back to the UK. Or extend your stay in Munich.

What's included

  • UK flights
  • Return overseas transfers
  • 1-night pre-stay in Engelhartszell, Austria
  • 5-night Danube river cruise 
  • Premium All-Inclusive drinks and dining
  • Coach-led running adventure in Central Europe with Rory Coleman
  • Daily 10km guided runs with Rory
  • Unique sun deck training sessions, lifestyle and running advice chats, hosted drinks and meals on board
  • Celebrate this incredible achievement on day 5 with the perfect farewell dinner and awards ceremony


Before the trip:

  • One-to-one initial call to find out about your aspirations and goals
  • Tailor-made training plans to achieve the 10km a day over 5 consecutive days
  • Regular follow-ups on each runners progress (one-to-one coaching once a month)
  • Dietary and lifestyle support

When can I go?

This offer is based on departing 25th October 2023. For alternative airports, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.


Ready to book your River Run adventure? Get in touch with your Personal Travel Consultant today!

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