2022
The Altmühl Cycle Path

The Altmühl Cycle Path

From Rothenburg to Regensburg

Rothenburg – Eichstätt – Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Return transfer in category A, City tour in Rothenburg and a Danube boat trip included!
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

This bike trip will lead you along the Altmühl, all the way to the point where it flows into the Danube and further into one of Germany’s prettiest cities. You will be cycling alongside rock formations, through juniper heathers and along the shores of the Franconian lake district. While you are on your travels, why not stop and explore a limestone cave, the ancient archaeopteryx, traverse the Limes, the former frontier of the Roman Empire or sample the offerings of the oldest monastery brewery in the world. A ferry will take you through the Danube breakthrough, after which you’ll be cycling the last few miles to the UNESCO world heritage site that is the city of Regensburg, concluding your tour along the Altmühl Cycle Path.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    BY-AT7
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
The Altmühl Cycle Path

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.

Frame House, Rothenburg

Day 2: Rothenburg – Herrieden, approx. 65 km (Category B)
or Rothenburg – Ansbach, approx. 50 km (Category A)

Today, you will be starting in the Frankenhöhe nature park, with an optional detour to the Altmühl’s source (approx. 16 km / 10 miles). The steep ascent to Colmberg Castle is also very worthwhile, as its basic structure remains unchanged since the 12th century. Today’s final destination will either be Herrieden, a small village with over 1000 years of history, or Ansbach, a splendid margravial residency.

Bridge, Herrenrieden

Day 3: Herrieden – Weißenburg / Wettelsheim, approx. 55 / 65 km (Category B)
or Ansbach – Weißenburg / Wettelsheim, approx. 60 km (Category A)

An ambitious construction project aimed at balancing Bavaria’s water reserves has shaped the Franconian lake district, through which you will be cycling today. Via the Limes, the former frontier of the Roman Empire, you will be reaching today’s final destination, which will either be Weißenburg, home to Germany’s largest treasure trove, or the picturesque Wettelsheim.

Cyclists, Ansbach

Day 4: Weißenburg – Eichstätt, approx. 50 km

From Treuchtlingen onwards, the valley will get narrower as the river has deepened its profile through the Jurassic rock formations. The twelve apostles, highly imposing dolomite rocks in the Altmühl valley natural park are perhaps the most impressive rock formation you will witness on this journey. Along today’s stage, the Altmühl is guarded by stately castles, while you get closer to the next destination, the episcopal and university town of Eichstätt.

Dome, Eichstätt

Day 5: Eichstätt – Beilngries, approx. 45 km

In Eichstätt, you will have enough time to pay the dinosaurs a visit: In the Jura museum there are countless fossils on display, including everything from two-legged predators to the archaeopteryx. You can also choose to travel in time and visit the Roman fort of Vetoniana, before cycling back into the present. Through the juniper heather of the Altmühl valley, today’s final destination is Beilngries.

Castle, Eichstätt

Day 6: Beilngries – Kelheim, approx. 50 km

Today’s first stop is Dietfurt, which means you will have arrived at the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. Prunn Castle then presents itself to you on a hill and shortly before Kelheim it is worth taking a look at the Schulerloch stalactite cave. In Kehlheim, not only you, but also the Altmühl’s masses of water will have reached today’s final stop: here, the Bavarian river flows into the Danube. From the Befreiungshalle you can get a beautiful panoramic view.

Hall of Liberation, Kehlheim

Day 7: Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 40 km + boat trip

You will be getting a ferry through the impressive Danube breakthrough to Weltenburg monastery, which is home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world – so you should definitely pay its beer garden a visit. Regensburg’s historic centre was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site, without losing any of its modern flair. Street cafes, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife will make your visit highly memorable.

Kloster, Weltenburg

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your journey along the Altmühl Cycle Path concludes after berakfast. We would be more than happy to extend your stay in Regensburg.

Dome, Regensburg

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 22.03.2022 to 23.10.2022Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Category B

Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
ab599 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
ab649 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
ab699 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
ab749 €

Category A

Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
ab799 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
ab849 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
ab899 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
ab949 €
All prices per person in a double room
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3* level, category B (BY-AT7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level, category A (BY-AT7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Regensburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Guided tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • Boat trip Kelheim – Weltenburg and back excl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the City or visitor´s tax (if payable)

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

199 €

249 €

Return transfer excl. bike, Regensburg – Rothenburg

69 €

included

Return transfer incl. bike, Regensburg – Rothenburg

88 €

included

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Beilngries
 DBL

55 €

65 €

 SGL

79 €

99 €

Eichstätt
 DBL

45 €

59 €

 SGL

69 €

89 €

Herrieden / Ansbach
 DBL

49 €

59 €

 SGL

75 €

89 €

Kelheim
 DBL

49 €

59 €

 SGL

79 €

95 €

Regensburg
 DBL

49 €

85 €

 SGL

75 €

115 €

Rothenburg
 DBL

49 €

75 €

 SGL

75 €

109 €

Weißenburg / Wettelsheim / Treuchtlingen
 DBL

45 €

49 €

 SGL

69 €

79 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
45 €
Trailer
Trailer
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20 – 26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Children's bike
Children's bike
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Weehoo
Recumbent seater Weehoo trailer
Child trailer
Child trailer with seating for two children
Child seat
Child seat
Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer, Weehoo trailer

45 €

Baby bike seat

free

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BY-AT7
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Predominantly flat route, the first stage is somewhat hilly. Mostly dedicated bike-only tracks, not consistently paved.
  • 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.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Returning to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Category A: Included
    Category B: Optional travel by chartered minibus (daily), duration approx. 2.5 hours. Departure approx. 08.30 – 10.00 am . Please include this option in your original booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Rothenburg.
    You can also book the transfer from Regensburg to Rothenburg before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Regensburg right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternative: travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every 2 hours, duration approx. 2.5 hours. Includes 3 changes of train.
  • 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.
The Altmühl Cycle Path

days
8

km / day avg.
50