2020
The Altmühl Bike Tour

The Altmühl Bike Tour

Active cycling from Rothenburg to Passau

Rothenburg – Regensburg – Passau

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Nature Park Altmühl Valley, Schulerloch drip-stone cave, Europe's longest wooden bridge near Essing
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
70

This active cycle tour brings you along the Altmuehl and Danube Rivers on one of the most popular cycle paths in Germany. The towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Regensburg will impress you! The route through the romantic Altmuehl Valley is impressive and the rural landscape of the Gäuboden region is home to many rare plants and animals. Your destination is the three-river-city of Passau, with its well-preserved old town and attractions including the Stephansdom Cathedral. This athletic Altmühl bike tour is perfect for well trained cyclists who enjoy cycling longer daily routes of about 70 km.

The Altmühl Bike Tour
  • Booking code
    BY-RP7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 430 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 55 and 90 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Your trip begins in Rothenburg, situated in the Tauber valley. You will find lean towers, flower-clad timber-frame houses and imposing ancient defence facilities. Rothenburg’s well-preserved historic centre, with its intricate alleys, is regarded as the archetypal medieval German town and is particularly popular tourists. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.

Day 2: Rothenburg – Gunzenhausen, approx. 80 km

Today you leave the Tauber Valley for the not too distant source of the Altmuehl River. Those who wish can take the detour past the Ansbach Residence or can cycle directly to the small medieval town of Herrieden. You then continue on to Gunzenhausen in the Franconian Lake District. Numerous excavations have proven that the beautiful town was also the site of a pre-historic settlement.

Day 3: Gunzenhausen – Eichstätt, approx. 70 km

Today you cycle towards Graben, a small town which once grabbed attention due to the construction of a canal. After a few kilometres you find yourself in the Franconian Jura. The Valley becomes increasingly narrower and steeper. Forested mountainsides with overhanging limestone cliffs accompany you along the route. Pappenheimer Castle and rock formations such as the 12 Apostles are all located along the route.

Day 4: Eichstätt – Riedenburg, approx. 75 km

You pass through a charming nature park, the heart of the Altmuehl Valley. The imposing Kipfenberg Castle is a great place for a short break. You then continue on through Beilngries, a beautifully-preserved medieval town, towards Riedenburg, which is also known as the pearl of the Altmuehl Valley. The sounds museum is worth a visit with original sound reproduction equipment and devices.

Day 5: Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 55 km

You speedily cycle along the canal towards Essing, which is home to Europe’s longest wooden bridge und the secretive Schulerloch, a dripstone cave which functions as a winter hideaway for bats. In Kelheim, you have reached the river Danube. On the Danube cycle path, your journey take you to Regensburg, quite possibly Germany’s most beautiful city, whose medieval core is shaped by the Dome, the Salzstadel and the Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge).

Day 6: Regensburg – Deggendorf, approx. 90 km

Don’t shy away from the steep approach to the Walhalla,opened by Louis I in 1842. Today’s stage takes you further along the Danube, which lavishly meanders through the vast plains. Via Straubing, you are cycling through the Gäuboden region towards Bogen, where a figurine of a pregnant Madonna was discovered in 1104. Soon after you reach Deggendorf, the Gate to the Bavarian Forest.

Day 7: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 60 km

Before you leave Deggendorf and cycle on along the Danube, you shouldn`t miss a visit to the Old Town. On your way you are passing through Vilshofen and arrive at the Three River City and former bishop`s residence of Passau. Take time to discover the Danube, Inn and Ilz by boat and round off your night with a stroll through the Old Town or a visit to the Veste Oberhaus.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your sportive Altmühl bike tour comes to an end and you return home or back to Rothenburg. We would also be more than happy to extend your holiday along one of the two rivers.

 

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 11.05.2020 to 23.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

13.04. - 24.04.
01.10. - 11.10.

Season B

09.04. - 12.04.
25.04. - 15.05.
14.06. - 26.06.
13.09. - 30.09.

Season C

16.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 05.06.
27.06. - 03.07.
23.08. - 12.09.

Season D

29.05. - 31.05.
06.06. - 13.06.
04.07. - 22.08.

Single room supplement 175

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Passau, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Children discount

Due to the ambitious sections of this tour, we don't recommend this one for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

175 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Rothenburg

49 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Passau

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Rothenburg

75 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Passau

95 €

Additional nights

The prices for additional nights in other places can be found in the booking form.

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Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Mietrad
Mietrad
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Rental Bike

27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

195 €

The Altmühl Bike Tour
  • Booking code
    BY-RP7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 430 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 55 and 90 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    There is free parking at the station (unattended) where you can park your car for the duration of your trip. However, since this car park is used by many commuters, it is often full. Alternative up to the booked hotel, there are parking spaces, costs approx. 5 – 15 € per day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Travel by train (on your own initiative), connections every 2 hours, duration approx. 3,5 hours, 3 train changes.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
70