2023
Cycle tour along the Altmühl Valley Cycle Route

The Altmühl Valley Cycle Route

From the Tauber to the Danube

  Rothenburg – Ansbach – Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Medieval Rothenburg, Baroque Eichstätt, UNESCO World Heritage Regensburg
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○
  • Good value cycling tour with longer stages

days
7

km / day avg.
60

Are you interested in German history and love nature? Then is the cycle tour along the Altmühl Valley Cycle Route is just right for you. You start in romantic Rothenburg ob der Tauber and cycle to Regensburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. On this cycling tour, you will sometimes pedal over steep climbs. The rewards are magnificent castles and splendid palaces where you will learn a lot about Germany's history. The picturesque old towns in Rothenburg, Ansbach and Regensburg offer numerous sights. Bavarian hospitality awaits you in the many cafés and restaurants where it is worth taking a break. You cycle through the wonderful landscape of the Franconian Lake District with its endless meadows and green forests. As you can see - a bike tour along the Altmühl is an experience for everyone!

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    BY-AT6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg / Regensburg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 50 and 75 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map, Cycle tour along the Altmühl Valley Cycle Route

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Your cycle tour along the Altmühl Valley Cycle Route begins in Rothenburg. Especially abroad, the town is considered the epitome of medieval urban romance. See for yourself and stroll through the old town with its decorated half-timbered houses and winding alleys. Especially after dark, you will feel the special atmosphere. Try a Rotheburcher Wirscht and the famous Schneeballen before your bike tour starts.

Day 2: Rothenburg – Ansbach, approx. 50 km

Your first stage takes you along the Burgenstraße first to Colmberg. Take a break at the castle of the same name and enjoy the view of the village. The Franconian Rezat then leads you to Ansbach. In the beautiful rococo palace you will stroll in the splendour of bygone times through magnificent rooms and the two-storey banqueting hall. During a stroll through the town you will discover the former court church of the margraves, beautiful Renaissance courtyards, a Baroque synagogue and much more.

Day 3: Ansbach – Wettelsheim / Treuchtlingen, approx. 60 km

After breakfast, we pedal through green natural landscapes to Gunzenhausen, located directly on the Altmühlsee. There are many bird species to observe in the lake's nature reserve. Cycle on to Treuchtlingen. Here you go on a journey of discovery and walk in the footsteps of the Celts, Romans and Charlemagne. Take a walk to Treuchtlingen Castle and enjoy the view over the town and the surrounding countryside.

Day 4: Treuchtlingen – Eichstätt, approx. 50 km

The Altmühl Valley Cycle Route takes you to the baroque town of Eichstätt. The town is located in the Altmühltal Nature Park, amidst colourful flora and fascinating fauna. Experience the history of Eichstätt on a city walk. Modern architecture, the historic old town and the varied nature guarantee you a mixture of relaxation and experience. You should definitely visit the Jura Museum on Willibaldsburg Castle and the Prince Bishop's Residence.

Day 5: Eichstätt – Riedenburg, approx. 75 km

Leisurely, on flat paths you cycle through the juniper heath of the Altmühltal. Beilngries offers an opportunity for a first stop. The historic old town with its medieval towers and baroque buildings is perfect for a souvenir photo. Get back on your bike until you reach Riedenburg. It's not for nothing that the town is known as the "Pearl of the Altmühl Valley": Castles, museums, rocks and deciduous forests – everything can be discovered here at your leisure.

Day 6: Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 60 km

On the last stage of your cycle tour along the Altmühl Valley Cycle Route, you first cycle to Kelheim. You can decide whether you want to cycle along the river or take the boat (not included) to shorten the distance. Follow the Danube for the last few kilometres to Regensburg. Stroll through the medieval centre of the city and visit the most important landmarks, such as the Stone Bridge and the Gothic cathedral with its twin towers.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your bike tour ends at the Altmühl. We are happy to extend your stay in Regensburg.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2023

Arrival daily from 09.04.2023 to 15.10.2023Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Season A
09.04. - 30.04.
08.10. - 15.10.
from599 €
Season B
01.05. - 10.05.
15.09. - 07.10.
from699 €
Season C
11.05. - 25.05.
11.06. - 30.06.
01.09. - 14.09.
from749 €
Season D
26.05. - 10.06.
01.07. - 31.08.
from799 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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Services

  • 6 nights with breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Regensburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service-Hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not inlcuded 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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Because of the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

229 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Regensburg – Rothenburg

119 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Regensburg – Rothenburg

89 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Eichstätt
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

Regensburg
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Riedenburg
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

85 €

Rothenburg / Ansbach
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

105 €

Wettelsheim / Treuchtlingen
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

95 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

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 freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen 8-gear unisex bike
8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 8-gear men's bike
8-gear men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

239 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BY-AT6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg / Regensburg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 50 and 75 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    There is a free car park (unguarded) at the station where you can leave your car for the duration of your journey. However, as this car park is used by many commuters, it is often occupied.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Optional with a minibus (daily), duration approx. 2.5 hours, departure time approx. 08.30 – 10.00 hrs, must be specified when booking.
    If you do not wish to continue directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Rothenburg.
    You can also book the transfer from Regensburg to Rothenburg before the cycling tour. This way you can continue your tour from Regensburg immediately after the tour. Please write your booking request in the free text field of the online booking form.
    Alternatively on your own by train, connections several times a day, duration approx. 2.5 hours, 3 changes.
  • 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.
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days
7

km / day avg.
60