The Danube in Bavaria

The Bavarian Danube Cycle Path

From Donauwörth to Passau

 Donauwörth – Regensburg – Passau

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Danube Gorge, Weltenburg Monastery, UNESCO Heritage Site Regensburg
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bestseller!


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This relaxing tour takes you right across the Free State of Bavaria. Along the Danube you will encounter very different historic cities and beautiful unspoiled countryside. Ingolstadt with its old fortifications is on your route. This is where the Bavarian Beer Purity Law was passed in 1516. You will pass the Danube Gorge in Weltenburg before you reach Regensburg at the northernmost point of the Danube on its almost 2,800 km journey to the Black Sea. Passau is the Town of Three Rivers, where Inn, Ilz and Danube flow into each other. On the way you will have enough time to enjoy this truly amazing panorama along the Bavarian Danube Cycle Path.

The Bavarian Danube Cycle Path
  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Donauwörth / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
old city gate, Donauwörth

Day 1: Individual arrival in Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein

You start your tour in the picturesque town of Donauwörth, which is where the former most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg crossed the Danube. The impressive town houses are still a reminder to us today of the significance and wealth of this town. The Käthe-Kruse doll museum is a treat not only for children.

city, Ingolstadt

Day 2: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km

Today you will be moving on swiftly. You soon reach the foothills of the Franconian Alb mountains, which liven up the route as you cycle along this gently undulating section of the tour. It’s worth taking a look at Neuburg’s old town, for example the court church or the town theatre. Ingolstadt has a wonderful medieval flair and is known all over the world as the town where Audi manufactures its cars. Visit the Mobile Museum or wander through the historic city centre.

old town, Kelheim

Day 3: Ingolstadt – Kelheim, approx. 50 km + boat trip

Today you follow the Danube Cycle Path to Neustadt and then on to Bad Gögging passing many hop fields on the way. As you continue you will see a very special natural spectacle: the Danube Gorge between Weltenburg and Kelheim. The Danube carves its way here through the rocks of the Franconian Jura mountains. Departing from the famous Benedictine Monastery, a boat takes you to Kelheim.

cyclist, Regensburg

Day 4: Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 35 km

Before you start you should go up to the Hall of Liberation, which gives you wonderful panoramic views of the area. The route then takes you on to Regensburg, the northernmost point of the Danube. This town is considered Germany’s best preserved city and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Bring your day to a pleasant end with a walk through the winding alleyways of the town’s Spitalviertel ‒ or hospital quarter.

marketplace, Straubing

Day 5: Regensburg – Straubing, approx. 55 km

We recommend that you take your first break at the Walhalla close to Donaustauf. The route then takes you on along the Danube to Castle Wörth. From here you can look over the Gäuboden, or Bavaria's granary and one of the largest loess regions in South Germany. Today’s section ends in the old city of Straubing which looks back on Celtic and Roman roots. The town’s striking tower is this small town’s land mark.

stopover, Danube

Day 6: Straubing – Deggendorf, approx. 40 km

Today you first cycle through Bogen, which became known when a statue of the pregnant Madonna was found here in 1104. The Church of the Assumption on Bogenberg is the oldest pilgrimage church of the Madonna in Bavaria. The tour takes you on through Pfelling and Mariaposching to the Benedictine Abbey in Metten. Deggendorf is your destination today. Gothic and baroque styles characterise the unusual pear-shaped site of the old town.

cyclist, Passau

Day 7: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 55 km

This section takes you to the small historic town of Vilshofen. It is famous largely due to the Ash Wednesday speeches given here by the Chairman of the CSU Party, Strauß. You will soon reach your destination of the three-rivers town and former diocese, Passau. You can discover the Danube, Inn and Ilz by boat and let your day come to a pleasant end with a walk through the historic city centre or a visit to the fortress Veste Oberhaus.

plumbs, Danube

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycle tour along the Bavarian Danube ends after breakfast. We are happy to extend your stay in Passau if you like.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 27.03.2021 to 24.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Basic Price

Season A

27.03. - 31.03.
05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 24.10.

Season B

01.04. - 04.04.
18.04. - 05.05.
07.06. - 10.06.
14.06. - 17.06.
21.06. - 24.06.
12.09. - 30.09.

Season C

06.05. - 10.05.
24.05. - 27.05.
11.06. - 13.06.
18.06. - 20.06.
25.06. - 30.06.
22.08. - 11.09.

Season D

11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.

Single room supplement 215

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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  • 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
  • Entrance to Museum Mobile Ingolstadt
  • Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. 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


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From 6 to 11 years


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From 12 to 17 years


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

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

215 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Kelheim/Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein

49 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Deggendorf/Ingolstadt/Regensburg

59 €

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

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Kelheim/Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein

79 €

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

85 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Regensburg/Ingolstadt

89 €

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

95 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
39 €

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 with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat

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

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

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

79 €


199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

39 €

Baby bike seat


  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Donauwörth / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly level ground and almost always along cycle paths. There are some longer sections on firm off-road tracks, with some sections going through forest. The towns are frequently located on flood-safe raised sites.
  • Parking information
    Parking deck im Ried, Opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: approx. 5 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return travel information
    You make your own way back by train. Hourly connections, 1 – 2 changes, duration approx. 4 hours.
  • 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
  • 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.


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