Main river by boat & bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Aschaffenburg / Bamberg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    233-263 km / 145-163 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.

Main river by boat & bike

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

The Tour

Main river by boat & bike
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 "Main river by boat & bike" commences in Aschaffenburg.
Here you can find further information on the MS Allure.
Main river by boat & bike - MS Allure

Day 1 Arrival in Aschaffenburg
Embarkation at 4 pm, after which you can stroll through the alleys and keep your ears peeled for the voices of centuries gone by in Johannisburg castle.

Day 2 Aschaffenburg - Freudenberg, approx. 48 km / 30 mi
Your tour first takes you into the romantic small timbered town of Miltenberg, then you will continue cycling to Freudenberg with the striking castle.

Day 3 Freudenberg - Lohr, 40-45 km / 25-28 mi
You’ll be starting in the “Siberia of Baden” and cycle alongside the peaks of the Spessart mountain range until you reach the town of Lohr, where Snow White is said to have lived.

Day 4 Lohr - Würzburg, approx. 30 km / 19 mi
You’ll see many fortresses and ruins atop the nearby peaks, after which you’ll reach the Bishopric of Würzburg, featuring a residency and the Mary fortress (Marienfestung).

Day 5 Würzburg - Kitzingen, approx. 40 km / 25 mi
Beautiful villages shaped by timber-framed houses are plentiful along today’s route. Why not try some hearty Franconian food like dumplings with gravy (“Kloß mit Soß”) in Kitzingen.

Day 6 Kitzingen - Schweinfurt, 40-60 km/ 25-37 mi
Unhurriedly cycling along the winding and twisting river Main, you can stop off in the wine village of Volkach for a longer break.

Day 7 Schweinfurt - Bamberg, 35-40 km/ 22-25 mi
Slowly but surely, winyards are replaced by tree-filled slopes, after which you’ll soon reach the UNESCO world heritage city of Bamberg, which is home to the largest number of breweries in the world.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Main river by boat and bike" concludes.

Main river by boat & bike - wuerzburg
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Allure.

Included in your package "Main river by boat & bike":

  • 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
    18.05. + 01.06. + 15.06. + 29.06.
    13.07. + 27.07. + 10.08. + 24.08.
  • Minimum number of participants: 18. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 21 days 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 "Main river by boat & bike":

  • Parking
    P & R parking space at the train station (Luitpoldstraße 9), EUR 10/day

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

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

Return transfer:

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

Personal bikes:
Depending on capacity you can take your own bike on request. 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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