2021
The Bavarian Hop Bike Tour

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 Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
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.

Bavarian Hop Bike Tour
  • 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 ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Regensburg

Welcome to Germany’s best-preserved city, which can look back on over 2000 years of history. The dome, the Salzstadel and the stone bridge make up 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.

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.

Day 3: Straubing – Plattling, approx. 50 km

Today you follow along the Danube until you come to the medieval town of Bogen with 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 the Bogenberg. Cycling onwards along the banks of the Danube and Isar your reach Plattling.

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.

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.

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.

Day 7: Abensberg – Regensburg, approx. 60 / 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 Weiss Beer and a Bavarian veal sausage (Weißwurst).

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

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

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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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Season A
27.03. - 31.03.
05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 24.10.
ab599 €
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.
ab679 €
Season C
06.05. - 10.05.
16.05.
24.05. - 27.05.
06.06.
11.06. - 13.06.
18.06. - 20.06.
25.06. - 30.06.
22.08. - 11.09.
ab749 €
Season D
11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.
ab799 €
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, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. Bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded:

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

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

219 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Abensberg / Bad Gögging

55 €

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

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, other places

59 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Abensberg / Bad Gögging

85 €

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

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, other places

89 €

Rental Bikes

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

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)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch)
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

199 €

Childrens's / Teenager's bike

39 €

The Bavarian Hop Bike Tour
  • 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 opportunities
    Underground car park Castra Regina, 409 parking spaces, Opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: approx. 100 € / week.
    Park + Ride Unterer Wöhrd (nearby Nibelungenbrücke): Opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: free.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • 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.
60