This tour combines some of the most beautiful towns and cities along the German Danube with the most beautiful section of the Altmühl. The Altmühl nature park is one of Bavaria’s most popular cycling regions for good reason - not least because of its stunning lime cliffs and typical juniper heather. Regensburg’s historic centre is a UNESCO world heritage site and certainly warrants an extension of one or several nights. This cycling tour along the Danube and Altmühl covers easy terrain. Nonetheless you should have a good level of fitness, therefore this tour is not suitable for small children.
Day 1 Arrival in the UNESCO City of Regensburg
Explore the sprawling alleyways of Germany’s most beautiful city and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.
Day 2 Regensburg - Abensberg/Bad Gögging, 50-55 km / 31-34 mi, boat trip
The tour will lead you upstream along the Danube, and you’ll get to experience the Danube Gorge from the ship. Weltenburg monastery is well worth a visit.
Day 3 Abensberg/Bad Gögging - Neuburg, 60-65 km / 37-40 mi
Ingolstadt is not only home to car manufacturing, but also a well-preserved Bavarian fortress. The towns along the route present their Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles.
Day 4 Neuburg - Eichstätt, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
The ancient Danube created the Wellheim valley, the region in Germany with most butterflies, which will lead you to the Altmühl along mostly empty cycling paths.
Day 5 Eichstätt - Beilngries, approx. 45 km / 28 mi
The Baroque episcopal town lies amid an impressive landscape awash with rocks and cliffs. The Altmühl nature park is characterised by the abundant juniper heather.
Day 6 Beilngries - Essing/Kelheim, 40-50 km / 25-31 mi
The tour leads along the last stretch of the Altmühl before it flows into the Danube. Prunn Castle towers majestically above the river; the Liberation Hall in Kehlheim is visible from afar.
Day 7 Essing/Kelheim - Regensburg, 40-50 km / 25-31 mi
The last stage takes you along the Danube through a wide valley and gently rolling hills back to the starting point.
Day 8 Departure or extend your stay
The tour ends after breakfast.Why not extend your cycling tour along the Danube and Altmuehl in Regensburg?
Included in "Cycling tour Danube & Altmuehl valley":
Bikes for hire:
Travel time 2024:
All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.
Arrival by car
Parking garages, cost 10-20 €/day. No reservation possible.
Chargeable hotel parking according to availability, details in the travel documents.
Arrival by train:
Regensburg train station
Arrival by plane:
Munich Airport, take the train to Regensburg, Approx. 1:30 hours, you have to change the train one time, cost approx 30 €.
Booked rental bikes awaits you at the hotel.
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