2024
Die Hallertauer Hopfentour

The Bavarian Hop Bike Tour

Cycling along Danube and Isar

Regensburg – Landshut – Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Hop fields, Danube Gorge, Bavarian beer
  • Included: Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim
  • Daily routes ●●●●○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
8

Ø km per day
60

Hopfen und Malz – Gott erhalt‘s! (May God protect Hops and Malt). The Hallertau region in Lower and Upper Bavaria is the largest continuous hop-growing region in the world making it the perfect setting for our Bavarian hop bike tour. Enjoy adventurous days of cycling along the banks of the Danube, Isar and Abens. Cultural highlights include the Upper Palatinate capital city of Regensburg, Landshut with its famous gothic Old Town and the cathedral town of Freising. A certain level of basic fitness is an advantage on the Bavarian Hop Tour.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    BY-HOP7
  • Start / Destination
    Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 340 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 40 and 70 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Hallertau Hops Tour

Day 1: Individual arrival in Regensburg

Welcome to Germany’s best-preserved city, which can look back on over 2000 years of history. The cathedral, the Salzstadel and the stone bridge form Regensburg’s medieval heart. In 2006, its historic centre was pronounced a UNESCO world heritage site. Why not stroll through the Spital Quarter or visit one of the many theatres. Reserved rental bikes are waiting for you at the hotel.

The stone bridge in Regensburg

Stone bridge, Regensburg

Day 2: Regensburg - Straubing, approx. 55 km

We can recommend taking your first break in 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.

Walhalla Memorial

Walhalla Memorial, Donaustauf

Day 3: Straubing - Plattling, approx. 50 km

Today you follow along the Danube until you arrive at the medieval town of Bogen. Its expansive market square which is lined with picturesque houses. Your Bavarian hop bike tour then continues on towards the oldest place of pilgrimage in Bavaria, the church of the Assumption on hill Bogenberg. Cycling onwards along the banks of the Danube and Isar your reach Plattling.

The Trinity Column and the City Tower in Straubing

Trinity Column and City Tower, Straubing

Day 4: Plattling - Landshut, approx. 70 km

You pedal along the banks of the Isar to Dingolfing with its reservoir. Visit the landmark building of the town, the three-naved Church of St. Johann. You then cycle through hop-fields to your destination for the day, Landshut with its unique gothic town centre. Elisabeth of Bavaria, the Queen of the Holy Roman Empire was born in Trausnitz Castle. The local Church of St. Martin has the highest redbrick tower in the world.

The late gothic hall church St. Johannes in Dingolfing

Late gothic hall church St. Johannes, Dingolfing

Day 5: Landshut - Freising, approx. 40 km

The Isar accompanies you towards beautiful Moosburg. The church towers of the Castulus Cathedral and the Church of St. Johann, which can be seen from afar, give the impression of a cathedral city rather than a busy small town. The real cathedral awaits however in Freising and cannot be missed – the Romanesque building of St. Maria and St. Corbinian which was completed in 1159 sits atop a mountain with its impressive 56 m high towers.

Past the hop fields to Landshut

Past the hop fields to Landshut

Day 6: Freising - Abensberg / Bad Gögging, approx. 65 / 70 km

Today you cycle in the direction of Abensberg and leave the Isar Valley following along the Abens, a small tributary of the Danube. En route you should take a stop to visit the German Hop Museum in Wolnzach to learn a little more about the history of hop-growing in the Hallertau Region. Abensberg impresses visitors with its beautiful location between the Danube and Altmühl Valleys and the Hallertau Region, and also boasts a Bird Park and an enormous flint stone mine which can both be visited.

Break in a beer garden

Break in a beer garden | ©FrankenTourismus - Andreas Hub

Day 7: Abensberg - Regensburg, approx. 55 km + boat trip

Today you first cycle to Weltenburg on the Danube, where you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Monastery of the same name in the beautiful location just above the Danube Gorge. You have a relaxing boat trip through the Danube Gorge to Kelheim. Here the impressive Liberation Hall commemorates the battle victory against Napoleon. You then continue on by bicycle to Regensburg. Reminisce about your Bavarian Hop Bike Tour here over a wheat beer and a Bavarian veal sausage (Weißwurst).

Regensburg

Regensburg

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your Bavarian hop bike tour unfortunately comes to an end. We would be more than happy to extend your stay in Regensburg.

Hopfen und Malz – Gott erhalt's!

Hopfen und Malz – Gott erhalt's!

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 31.03.2024 to 19.10.2024Early 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
31.03. - 19.04.
06.10. - 19.10.
from799 €
Season B
20.04. - 30.04.
15.09. - 05.10.
from899 €
Season C
01.05. - 06.05.
12.05. - 14.05.
20.05. - 25.05.
02.06. - 29.06.
18.08. - 14.09.
from949 €
Season D
07.05. - 11.05.
15.05. - 19.05.
26.05. - 01.06.
30.06. - 17.08.
from999 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

All prices are per person

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

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

 

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
All places
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 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 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
Teen's bike
Teen's bike

27-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    BY-HOP7
  • Start / Destination
    Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 340 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 40 and 70 km, Ø 60 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garages, cost approx. 10 – 20 € / day
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
8

Ø km per day
60