Boat & bike on Main river - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bamberg / Aschaffenburg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    212-250 km / 132-155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    30 - 60 km / 19 - 27 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    Predominantly flat with a small number of short inclines.
  • Profile:
    Predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths, sometimes quiet roads.
  • Return transfer:
    By train, organised by you independently.

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Boat & bike on Main river

Bamberg - Aschaffenburg, 8 days / 7 nights from EUR 1199

The Tour

Boat & bike on Main river  - Bamberg

You’ll find possibly the prettiest section of the Main cycle path between Bamberg and Aschaffenburg. Boasting UNESCO world heritage sites, local micro-breweries, steep vineyards producing famous wines and hearty food, this region caters to all tastes. Furthermore, the cycle paths here are well built and maintained and mostly flat - so riding your bike here is very pleasurable, and can be wholeheartedly recommended to both novice and expert cyclists. The tour "Boat & bike on Main river" commences in Bamberg.
Here you can find further information on the MS Allure.

Boat & bike on Main river - MS Allure
Boat & bike on Main river- Eschen

Day 1 Arrival in Bamberg
Embarkation at 4 pm - after which you should definitely go explore this UNESCO world heritage and beer-crazy city. 

Day 2 Haßfurt-Schweinfurt, 30-40 km/18-25 mi + boat trip
While the steep slopes next to the river Main are initially covered with dense forest, you’ll soon spot the first vineyards. The inns in Haßfurt invite you to taste their local product. 
Day 3 Schweinfurt - Kitzingen, 32-60 km/18-37 mi
Stammheim is a good spot for a longer break, after which you’ll further cycling along the winding arms of the river Main. When you’re in Kitzingen, why not try some hearty Franconian food like dumplings with gravy (“Kloß mit Soß”). 
Day 4 Kitzingen - Würzburg, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Charming villages full of timber-framed houses are on your route today, but today’s highlight is the Würzburg Bishopric, with its residency and fortress.
Day 5 Karlstadt - Lohr, approx. 30 km/19 mi + boat trip
Today’s stage is shaped by castles and medieval towns, Lohr on the foothills of the Spessart is said to have been Snow White’s home.

Day 6 Wertheim - Freudenberg, 30 km/19 mi + boat trip
In Wertheim you’ve reached the region of Baden, where Castle Freudenburg towers over your destination.

Day 7 Freudenberg - Aschaffenburg, approx. 50 km/31 mi
Miltenberg is the romantic highlight of your day. You’ll spot the impressive Johannisburg castle in Aschaffenburg from far afield.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, your tour "Boat & bike on Main river" concludes.

Boat & bike on Main river - Wuerzburg
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Allure.

Included in your package "Boat & bike on Main river":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, 8 sqm/86 sq ft with ensuite WC and shower
  • all cabins have portholes which can be opened
  • all cabins feature beds with level access

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes with freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    25.05. + 08.06. + 22.06.
    06.07. + 20.07. + 03.08. + 17.08.
  • Minimum number of participants: 18. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  • 1199 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1559 EUR single cabin, queen size bed
  •   90 EUR rental bike
  • 195 EUR e-bike
  •   30 EUR private bike/e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Boat & bike on Main river":

  • Parking
    Car park Georgendamm 2a (very close to the city center and to the MS Allure), approx. EUR 15,- per day. Alternatively P+R on the outskirts of the city with low-cost parking spots and tickets (e.g. P+R Breitenau or P+R Heinrichsdamm).

  • Arrival by train:
    Bamberg train station, appox. 2,5 km to the hythe, price per taxi approx. EUR 13

  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Frankfurt, by train to Bamberg, duration approx. 2:45, 1 x changes, cost: approx. EUR 30-40

Return transfer:

  • Under your own steam by train, duration approx. 3 h, 1-2 changes, cost: approx. EUR 40

Personal bikes:
On request you can take your own bike, depending on capacity. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded twice a day with many others on and off the ship and damage can not be ruled out. A liability for this can not be assumed. We advise you to book one of the good rental bikes.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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