Cycling tour Germany: Star tour Danube and Altmühl around Bad Gögging

8 Days

Your trip

The Kneipp and thermal spa town of Bad Gögging at 354 m above sea level near the Danube gorge at Weltenburg is a beautiful starting point for
a cycling vacation in the vast landscape of Bavaria, characterized by hop fields.

Your hotel

The comfortable 4**** The Monarch Hotel with outdoor and indoor pool & wellness area with sauna, infrared cabin, etc. is located directly on the cycle paths along the Danube. All day bike tours are flat and you can choose between leisurely or sporty.

Equipment

The Comfort rooms invite you to relax with their classic style and cozy ambience. Various restaurants, 1 café, hotel bar, beer garden and spacious wellness area with thermal indoor & outdoor pool, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna and fitness room; also hotel’s own sports program with aqua gymnastics and Nordic walking (rental poles payable on site).

Room

Comfort category with bath or shower/WC, approx. 30 m², satellite TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, seating area. Single rooms are approx. 20 m² in size.

Gastronomy

Rich breakfast buffet in the morning

when booking half board: 7 x 3-course meals Dinner in buffet form.

The route

> mostly flat, sometimes slightly hilly, very well-maintained bike paths and quiet side roads with little traffic

> The daily stages are between 27 and 43 km long and are also well suited for families.

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

Rental bicycles

Sturdy touring bikes 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle (wide seat), 28 inches with different frame heights.

If you are taller than 1.90 m or shorter than 1.60 m, we will be happy to request wheels with a 66 frame or 26 inch wheels for you.

Electric bikes: 8 gears (freewheel, without coaster brake); range between 60 and 80 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

Car & Parking

Free parking is available for the duration of your stay in an unguarded private parking lot at the hotel.

Day by day

Arrival :
Day 1

Journey to Bad Göggingen

Individual arrival at the Hotel Monarch. Free parking near the hotel.

Danube floodplains :
Day 2

Cycle tour Donauauen and Roman fort Eining, approx. 35 km

Issue of rental bikes. Through hop fields and through the floodplain, sometimes directly on the Danube, sometimes a little further away, passing very beautifully
along the old trees to Eining (remains of Fort Abusina). By ferry (+ € 2.00 pP incl. bike) to Hienheim and back through Augebiete via Wöhr.

Breakfast
Hotel
Regensburg :
Day 3

Cycle tour Regensburg, approx. 55 km by bike, 40 minutes by train and 20 minutes by boat

By bike to Weltenburg; by boat through the romantic Danube gorge to Kelheim – payable on site approx. € 10.00 per person including bike. Via Bad Abbach on the Danube cycle path to the center of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg (- to the Stone Bridge
near the cathedral -). Return by train to Neustadt and by bike to the nearby hotel.

Breakfast
Hotel
Vohburg :
Day 4

Cycle tour Vohburg , approx. 40 km

Along the Danube cycle path away from traffic, partly on embankments to Wackerstein, where beautiful bathing lakes invite you to take a break. Continue to Vohburg; the medieval market, the wedding venue of Agnes Bernauerin and Duke Albrecht III of Bavaria.
Interesting townscape (town hall in former church, historic center, castle hill, various churches). Return along the southern bank via Giesenau and Gaden.

Extra tour: Continue on the Danube cycle path to Mehring and Ingolstadt (new castle, various churches, prosecture) and back (approx. 73 km).

Breakfast
Hotel
Weltenburg Monastery :
Day 5

Cycle tour Weltenburg Monastery, approx. 35 km

You first travel through secluded alluvial forests to Staubing to the oldest monastery in Bavaria, the Benedictine Weltenburg Abbey, romantically situated directly on the Danube gorge (monastery brewery with atmospheric beer garden). Return.

Extra tour: On the Danube cycle path past the Räuberfelsen (robber’s rock), somewhat hilly to Kelheim; by boat (+ approx. € 10,- / person; payable on site) back to Weltenburg, by bike to the hotel (approx. € 10,- / person; payable on site). 26 km, of which 9 km uphill (approx. 100 m)

Altmühl :
Day 6

Cycle tour Kelheim and Altmühl cycle path, approx. 55 km by bike, 15 minutes by train and 20 minutes by boat

By train to Saal and by bike to Kelheim. Walk (approx. 20 minutes) to the Liberation Hall – a richly decorated monumental building of the Bavarian King Ludwig; unique view; individual visit. Along the Altmühl cycle path to romantic Riedenburg and back to Kelheim. By boat to Weltenburg (+ approx. € 10/person; payable locally) and by bike to the hotel.

Active version: continue by bike along the Altmühl cycle path to Essing (oldest wooden bridge in Germany) and Riedenburg (visit to Prunn Castle); return by bike & boat (63 km)

Breakfast
Hotel
Abensberg :
Day 7

Cycle tour brewery tour Abensberg, ~ 20 km

Via Sandharlanden through the rich farmland and hop fields to the Kuchlbauer wheat beer brewery (Hundertwasser tower, brewery tour with tasting included; very interesting); back on the Abens cycle path.

Active version: On the way home via Biburg Monastery (+ 10 km)

Breakfast
Hotel
Farewell :
Day 8

Individual departure

Journey home after breakfast.

Breakfast
Hotel

Services

are included ...

  • 7 x overnight stay/breakfast/comfort room at the 3☼☼☼S The Monarch Hotel
  • Service package with transfer as per itinerary incl. € 700.00 Liability/person
  • Free parking lot near the hotel
  • 1 x train journey Regensburg - Neustadt/D. incl. Wheel
  • 1 x train journey "Neustadt/D. - Saal" incl. Wheel
  • Guided tour/tasting of the Kuchlbauer wheat beer brewery in Abensberg
  • Info package with detailed tour book

supplement you should still ...

  • Local taxes: approx. € 2.50 per person & night - charged on site
  • 3 x boat trip Weltenburg - Kelheim including bike approx. € 10.00 per person and route

Dates and prices

Arrival days 2024: daily in …
Season 1 06.04 – 15.05 and 23.09 – 20.10
Season 2 16.05 – 22.09
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
Double room w. breakfast 520 € 560 €
Single room w. breakfast 620 € 660 €
Half board (7 x evening menu) 170 € 170 €
Rental bicycles
E-bike 190 € 190 €
Touring bike 90 € 90 €
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 6 years old 100%
> Child as 3rd pers in room from 6 and under 12 years old 50%
> 3rd pers in room from 12 years 25%

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