Cycling tour Germany: The most beautiful paths along the Danube and Altmühl

8 Days

Your trip

Combine two of Germany’s most popular cycling routes on the Danube and Altmühl on a varied round trip!

Since the uplift of the Alps, Germany’s slowest river, the Altmühl, has been flowing through the valley of the ‘Ur-Donau’ in Franconia.

The wide and graceful valley about 7o km before the mouth here breaks through the Franconian Alb. The little-known dry valley of Wellheim, the ‘Urdonautal’, is the heart of the bike tour.

On car-free, flat cycle paths you will pass through three valleys. The cycling vacation begins in the old cathedral city of Eichstätt, then you will see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Regensburg, the Hall of Liberation, the Benedictine monastery of Weltenburg with its almost unique beer garden, and the old royal residence city of Neuburg/D. with castle, baroque castle pharmacy, court and study church.

Accommodation

We book for you very good, regionally typical hotels of 3*** and 4****- category.

Catering

Daily breakfast buffet or large cyclist breakfast is included in the price.
When booking half board, 5 x 3-course evening menu with choice of main course included, some in neighboring restaurants. Not in Beilngries & Kelheim.

The route

You will ride over slightly hilly, mostly flat, very well-maintained bike paths and quiet, low-traffic side roads.

In 6 daily stages you will travel between 38 and 60 km; in total about 296 km.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Rental bicycles

Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21/24 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights. If you are taller than 1.90 m or shorter than 1.60 m, we will request wheels with a 66 frame or 26 inches for you.

Electric bikes: 8-speed gears (freewheel, without coaster brake); range approx. 70 km (depending on riding style); suitable for heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m (bookable on request).

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Arrival

Railroad

Eichstätt is very easy to reach with regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn. You can also find more information about the timetables at www.bahn.de.

Car/Parking

Parking available in unguarded private parking lot at the hotel. Please pay any fees directly on site. They are not included in the tour price.

Things to see on the way ...

  • Eichstätt Cathedral and Residence Palace as well as Willibaldsburg Castle on the first and last day
  • The Hall of Liberation in Memorial of the Victory over Napoleon at Kehlheim
  • Crystal Museum Riedenburg
  • Danube breakthrough to Weltenburg
  • The Wellheim Urtal of the Danube

Day by day

Arrival Eichstätt :
Day 1

Arrival Eichstätt

Individual journey to Eichstätt in the Altmühltal Nature Park.
Do you still have a little time on the first day? Visit the cathedral, the Residenz, the Willibaldsburg, the beautiful old town on the river.

You will spend the night in 3***or 4**** hotel, eg. IBB Hotel Altmühltal or equivalent. Your rental bike, if booked, will be ready for you at the hotel. You will receive the travel documents.

Eichstätt - Beilngries :
Day 2

Bike tour Eichstätt – Beilngries, approx. 50 km, 220 m ↑ 240 m ↓, ~ 5 h

On the car-free Altmühlradweg, the route goes through the juniper heath past Walting, Kipfenberg. The town boasts of being the geographical center of Bavaria. Via Kinding (church castle) you cycle to the day’s destination. Give Beilngreis a little time with its baroque town hall, the Church of Our Lady and Hirschberg Castle.

Overnight stay in 3*** – hotel.

Breakfast
Hotel
Beilngries - Kelheim :
Day 3

Bike tour Beilngries – Kelheim, approx. 45 km, 140 m ↑ 160 m ↓, ~ 4 h

Passing Dietfurt with its funny Chinese fountain, you will reach the 3-castle town of Riedenburg. Admission to the Crystal Museum is included in the tour price. Visit the world’s largest rock crystal group.

Continue via Essing – with the longest and futuristic-looking wooden bridge in Germany to the Wittelsbach town of Kelheim. Visit the Liberation Hall high on the Michelsberg above the city and stroll through the beautiful old town.

Overnight stay in 4**** hotel.

Breakfast
Hotel
Kelheim - Regensburg :
Day 4

Cycle tour Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 35 km, 130 m ↑ 140 m ↓, ~ 3 h

Via Bad Abbach you will reach the UNSECO World Heritage City of Regensburg with its famous Stone Bridge, the cathedral, the castle of the Princes Thurn and Taxis on the Danube Cycle Path. A guided tour of the historic Reichstag in the Old Town Hall is included in the tour price. If you like, continue the Danube Cycle Path on to Valhalla and back by boat. There are about 16 km to cycle and about 2 h to plan for the boat trip. Please pay yourself on site if necessary.

Overnight stay in 4**** hotel.

Breakfast
Hotel
Regensburg - Bad Gögging :
Day 5

Bike tour Regensburg – Bad Gögging, approx. 50 km, 130 m ↑ 100 m ↓, ~ 3 h & approx. 1 h boat trip

On the Danube Cycle Path you ride out of town to the southwest to the Weltenburg Danube Breakthrough. By ship we continue to the Weltenburg Monastery. The boat ride is included in the tour price. Take a break at the oldest beer brewery in the world and then continue to the day’s destination.

Overnight stay in Beilngries in 4**** hotel.

Bad Gögging - Neuburg :
Day 6

Bike tour Bad Gögging – Neuburg on the Danube, approx. 55 km, 130 m ↑ 100 m ↓, ~ 6 h

Today you cycle along the largely car-free Danube Cycle Path through hop fields and past beautiful bathing lakes to Vohburg. The route continues to Ingolstadt with its impressive old town and the New Castle. as well as to Neuburg with its no less beautiful old town and the famous Schlossapotheke.

Overnight stay in 3*** hotel

Breakfast
Hotel
Bike tour Neuburg - Wellheimer Trockental - Eichstätt :
Day 7

Bike tour Neuburg – Wellheimer Trockental – Eichstätt, approx. 60 km

The highlight and conclusion: You cycle along the Danube for a short distance and then turn north into the Wellheimer Trockental, the primeval valley of the Danube. The trail leads you to medieval Dollnstein and the day’s destination.

Overnight stay in Eichstätt as on the day of arrival.

Breakfast
Hotel
Departure or extension :
Day 8

Departure or extension

Do you still have a little time in your luggage? Treat yourself to a day of rest in the cathedral city on the Altmühl River.

Services

are included ...

  • 7 x overnight stay with breakfast
  • 5 x half board, if booked separately
  • Luggage service from/to Eichstätt incl. 700,- € Liability / person
  • Boat trip Kelheim-Weltenburg incl. Wheel
  • Admission Crystal Museum Riedenburg (except on days of rest, usually Monday)
  • Saddlebag rental - also for customer's own bikes
  • Info package with tour map
  • 7 days service phone

supplement you should still ...

  • Local taxes: In some cases, local taxes are levied by the municipalities / accommodation stations, approx. € 3,- per person and night - settlement on site

Dates and prices

Departure 2024: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the …
Season 1 27.09. – 28.09.
Season 2 03.05. – 05.05. and 07.06. – 30.06. and 30.08. – 22.09.
Season 3 10.05. – 02.06. and 05.07. – 25.08.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 595 € 755 € 790 €
Single room w. breakfast 800 € 960 € 995 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Eichstätt double room with breakfast 70 € 70 € 70 €
Extra night in Eichstätt single room with breakfast 90 € 90 € 90 €
Additional services
Half board on 5 days, not in Beilngries & Kelheim 150 € 150 € 150 €
Rental bicycles
E-bike 200 € 200 € 200 €
Touring bike 100 € 100 € 100 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed in double or shared room.
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 7 years old 100%
> Child as 3rd pers in room from 7 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 50%
> 3rd pers in room from 12 and up to under 16 years (“child2”) 25%
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.

Questions

Are there child discounts and family discounts?

Yes. Please specify when booking:
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed
0 – under 6 years: 100%
6 – under 12 years: 50%: please select child 1 in the booking form.
12 – under 16 years: 25%: please select child 2 in the booking form.

Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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