Main and Tauber cycle tour: 7-day round trip through Franconia

7 Days

Your trip

Main cycle path
We invite you to the Main – on a beautiful, gentle cycle tour along the Tauber and Main rivers, through picturesque half-timbered old towns along the river, past mighty castles and magnificent residences from hotel to hotel.

In five days on the saddle, you will cover around 230 kilometers and around 1,000 meters in altitude. You will experience Franconian hospitality, the narrow valleys and the vastness of the vineyards. Your route starts and ends in the beautiful town of Bad Mergentheim an der Tauber.

Accommodation

On this tour you have the choice between two different categories. We book for you according to your wishes
> in the“Standard” category, good 3-star inns and mid-range hotels or
> in the“Comfort” category, good to very good inns and comfort hotels at 3- and 4-star level or – if you are looking for something special.

An extensive cyclist’s breakfast is included on all our cycle tours in all hotels.

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The route

The cycle path in the Tauber and Main valleys takes you along the banks of these two rivers. For the most part, you cycle car-free on dedicated routes. Occasionally you cycle along local and regional roads with little traffic. Magnificent castles and palaces, picturesque villages and a unique natural landscape make this cycle tour an unforgettable experience.

Travel documents

Before the start of your trip, we will send you a link by e-mail where you will find the digital travel documents such as your hotel list, voucher, route map, travel information and GPS data to help you prepare for your bike tour.

You will also receive a printed package of documents at the start hotel. Among other things, it contains all the map material.

Maps and navigation

You can find the entire tour as a collection at komoot . If you want to use the maps for navigation, please install – if not already done – the komoot app on your mobile device a few days BEFORE your trip. To do so, please register at komoot.de. Then download the tours from this collection to your device. Please contact us with any questions in advance of your trip.

You can find the Komoot app at the following link: https://support.komoot.com/hc/de/articles/4402496387098-Komoot-App-herunterladen.

We provide you with a Komoot app tour package for this trip. Please book this as an additional service once per trip and receive it in return:

> The komoot – world package with unlimited use …

> Your bike navigation for this trip for your cell phone as a supplement to your travel documents.

> With just a few clicks, you can call up the ready-made cycle tours.

> The maps can be called up at any time, even without Internet reception.

> They use the app for a lifetime of precise navigation and great adventures.

> You will find highlights and recommendations from the komoot community at great locations worldwide.

> You receive topographical maps with free updates.

Rental bicycles

Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights.

Electric bikes:

With your electric bike, unisex bike with freewheel, you will feel the lightness of traveling. You have your eyes open to the world around you. The electric bike is particularly advantageous for cyclists with different levels of physical fitness and ensures that everyone can ride at the same speed.

The well-sprung bike lets you cycle comfortably, even if the terrain is a little bumpier for a short time. With the electric bike, you can experience assisted cycling on a whole new level. Despite the motor assistance, it is a bicycle in the legal sense. There is therefore no requirement for a driver’s license or helmet. However, we strongly recommend wearing a helmet on all trips, regardless of the type of bike.

The carrier shown at the front is equipped with one handlebar axle per room, in which you can comfortably transport your navigation device and light day luggage.

Accessories, insurance, breakdown assistance for rental bikes

Each rental bike on this tour is equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddle bag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room, and a second saddle bag per bike on request.

If you rent a bike, rental bike insurance against theft and damage is automatically included. In the event of theft or damage to the rental bike, you will not incur any costs. Of course, negligent or willful acts are excluded from the comprehensive cover. The bike must be locked and the keys to the rental bike must still be in your possession. Please refer to the information in the travel documents. Also excluded are accessories such as saddlebags and handlebar bags incl. Contents, odometer, e-bike display, etc.

Should damage occur to a rental bike, simply call the service hotline provided to you. In the rare event of a flat tire, a puncture repair kit is available for every rental bike. Tools and a spare hose are available for self-help.

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. The hotels offer you free lockable and mostly covered bicycle parking spaces.

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.

Please note that we do not provide a breakdown and emergency assistance service on this tour if you are using your own bike. You will find bike stores and workshops along the way. Almost the entire way you can shorten by public transport (train, bus, boat).

Dates

We offer the tour from April to October.

Arrival

Bad Mergentheim train stationBad Mergentheim is easily accessible by regional rail services.

We therefore recommend that you start your vacation at home. Rent the bikes and ride the train without stress. Info at www.bahn.de.

Car / Parking

In some cases, parking is available directly at the hotels or public parking is available in the surrounding area. Advance reservations are not possible. Please pay all costs incurred directly on site. For further information, you can contact the respective arrival hotel after receiving your hotel list.

Notes

Please note our information on entering Germany. This trip is not recommended for people with reduced mobility. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Day by day

Journey to Bad Mergentheim :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Bad Mergentheim

Enjoy your first evening in the lovely Tauber Valley and this beautiful old town of Bad Mergentheim.

Market Bad Mergentheim am Main

Bad Mergentheim - Ochsenfurt :
Day 2

Cycle tour Bad Mergentheim – Ochsenfurt, 50 km, 250 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~ 4 h

Visit the Renaissance town hall in Bad Mergentheim, the residential palace and the palace church before setting off on the Tauber cycle path towards Weikersheim. The ruins of Neuhaus Castle greet you here. The route continues through the Franconian wine country. In Ochsenfurt, with its picturesque old town under towers, you reach the Main.

Town wall Ochsenfurt on the Main

Breakfast
Ochsenfurt - Würzburg :
Day 3

Cycle tour Ochsenfurt – Würzburg, 20 km, 50 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~ 2 h

Today you are only briefly on the Main Valley cycle path heading north. This leaves you plenty of time to explore the numerous sights of Würzburg and enjoy the flair of the prince-bishop’s wine city on the river.

Würzburg Old Bridge over the Main

Breakfast
Würzburg - Lohr :
Day 4

Cycle tour Würzburg – Lohr am Main, 60 km, 200 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~ 4 h

The cycle path along the Main takes you from the cathedral city of Würzburg to Karlstadt. In the old town, surrounded by ancient walls, towers and gates, you will find evidence of history and impressive art treasures. Continue via Neuendorf to the Lohr am Main region.

Breakfast
Hotel
Lohr - Wertheim :
Day 5

Cycle tour Lohr am Main – Wertheim, 45 km, 200 m elevation gain ↑↓, ~ 3 h

Plan a little more time in Lohr, as the high-medieval parish church of St. Michael, the Kurmainzer castle and the town hall are particularly worth seeing. After a short walk, you will reach Rothenfels Castle. You then come to the large Main loop and immediately afterwards you reach the medieval and romantic 2-river town of Wertheim.

Wertheim Main

Breakfast
Wertheim - Bad Mergentheim :
Day 6

Cycle tour Wertheim – Bad Mergentheim, 45 km, 160 m elevation gain ↑, 180 ↓, ~ 4 h

Today you leave the Main and return to the Tauber. You cycle up the river from its mouth, almost from behind.

After Tauberbischofsheim, follow the Romantic Road to the Bad Mergentheim region.

Breakfast
Farewell from Franconia :
Day 7

Individual journey home – or fancy an extension?

We would be happy to organize an extra night in Mainfranken an der Tauber for you.

Breakfast

Services

included in the travel package:

  • 6 x overnight stays in the desired category with breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit on luggage) daily between 09.00 and 17.30
  • Complete bike rental insurance
  • Admission to Bad Mergentheim Residential Palace
  • Restaurant guide with the best places to stop for a bite to eat
  • Well-prepared travel documents
  • GPS data on request
  • 7-day service hotline

does not contain:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Visitor's tax or tourist tax
  • All special services not explicitly listed under included services

Dates and prices

Departure 2024: Saturdays (from 4 pers. also possible daily) in the …
Season 1 20.04. – 00.01.
Season 2 01.05. – 14.07.
Season 3 15.07. – 15.08.
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
Standard double room with breakfast / pers 650 € 850 € 890 €
Standard room with breakfast 890 € 1.090 € 1.230 €
Double room Comfort with breakfast / pers 720 € 990 € 1.020 €
Single room Comfort with breakfast 1.000 € 1.270 € 1.300 €
Rental bikes
Touring bike 125 €
E-bike 250 €
Child trailer 50 €
Child seat 40 €
Additional nights with breakfast per person and night
Destination Bad Mergentheim after the trip Double room Standard / pers 65 €
Destination Bad Mergentheim after the trip Single room Standard 95 €
Destination Bad Mergentheim after the trip DZ Comfort / Pers 90 €
Destination Bad Mergentheim after the trip EZ Comfort 110 €
Additional services
Komoot – Navi – App 30 €

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Please note: You can vary the tour suggestions as you wish. If you want to follow our tour suggestions, please install the KOMOOT app on your mobile device BEFORE you start your tour. Save this komoot - collection to your device and follow the maps or use the navigation function of komoot. 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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