2024
Panorama, Altstadt Passau, Inn

Bike tour from Eichstätt to Passau

From the Altmühl Valley Nature Park to the Three Rivers City

Eichstätt – Kelheim – Regensburg – Passau

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Befreiungshalle Kelheim, Walhalla in Donaustauf, Roman treasures in Straubing
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profile ●○○○○

Days
8

Ø km per day
50

The Bike tour from Eichstätt to Passau takes you along the popular cycle paths along the Altmühl and the Danube. You start in Eichstätt, a jewel of the Baroque, in the heart of the Altmühl Valley and follow the river until it flows into the Danube in Kelheim. The Danube accompanies you through the fertile plains of the Gäuboden and the foothills of the Bavarian Forest until you finally reach the destination of your cycle tour in the three-river city of Passau. And in between? You will encounter numerous highlights that will catch your eye. Look forward to the Befreiungshalle (liberation hall) in Kelheim, the Walhalla monument in Donaustauf, the Roman treasures in Straubing and the dumpling town of Deggendorf. The cycle tour is perfect for history buffs, but also for nature lovers. Because along the way you will always have enough time to take in the magnificent panorama of the Bavarian countryside.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    BY-ATEP7
  • Start / Destination
    Eichstätt / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 285 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Map of the bike tour de Baroque from Eichstätt to Passau

Day 1: Individual arrival in Eichstätt

In the midst of the Altmühl Valley Nature Park, the bishop's town of Eichstätt welcomes you on your bike tour de Baroque to Passau. During a first exploration tour through the baroque old town you will discover numerous beautiful corners and squares. With Eichstätt Cathedral, you will encounter one of the most important architectural monuments in Bavaria. Stroll across the Residenzplatz past the former seat of the prince bishops and enjoy the first evening of your bike tour in one of the many restaurants.

Cyclist, Eichstätt

Bike tour from Eichstätt

Day 2: Eichstätt – Beilngries, approx. 45 km

Before you leave Eichstätt, you should pay a visit to Willibaldsburg Castle. In addition to the Jura Museum, it also houses the Museum of Prehistory and Early History – a real experience for young and old! Cycle leisurely through the juniper heath in the Altmühl Valley. Even from a distance you will recognise the imposing castle of the same name near Kipfenberg. Don't forget to take a souvenir photo before you continue cycling towards your first stage destination Beilngries. In addition to a walk through the historic old town with its medieval towers and baroque buildings, you can also take a detour under the earth's surface: A rock cellar labyrinth of a former brewery now houses the brewery museum.

Kipfenberg castle, cyclist, nature

View of Kipfenberg Castle

Day 3: Beilngries – Essing / Kelheim, approx. 40 / 50 km

Today you let the Altmühl river guide you for the last time. From Dietfurt it flows in the bed of the well-known Main-Danube Canal. In Riedenburg, amidst Jura rocks and deciduous forests, you will come across the so-called pearl of the Altmühl valley. There are several castles and castle ruins around Riedenburg, including Prunn Castle, one of the best-preserved knight's castles in Bavaria. In Kelheim, between the confluence of the Altmühl and the Danube, you pass the town's landmark, the Befreiungshalle (Liberation Hall). The memorial was commissioned by King Ludwig I and stands for the victorious battles against Napoleon in the Wars of Liberation.

Prunn castle, family, bike tour

Prunn Castle near Riedenburg

Day 4: Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 50 / 40 km

Before you continue your bike tour from Eichstätt to Passau along the Danube, you should not miss a boat trip (not included) through the impressive Danube gorge to Weltenburg Monastery. This is home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world and a wonderful beer garden. Along the mighty loops of the Danube, you reach Regensburg, the northernmost point of the river, as your stage destination. Take a leisurely stroll through the city's medieval centre. A visit to the two landmarks, St. Peter's Cathedral and the Stone Bridge, is a must. In the evening, reward yourself with Bavarian delicacies and regional beer in one of the many traditional inns!

Cathedral, Danube, Regensburg

Regensburg Cathedral

Day 5: Regensburg - Straubing, approx. 55 km

Shortly after Regensburg, an impressive building awaits you: the Valhalla near Donaustauf, built by King Ludwig I. With a little effort you climb the 358 steps. The climb is worth it: you have a fantastic panoramic view of the Danube and the surrounding region. In Wörth, another place with a great view of the Danube plain and the fertile land of the Gäuboden awaits you with the castle of the same name. With Straubing you have reached the heart of the Gäuboden. Stroll through the colourful town square and admire the 68-metre high town tower with the second largest tower clock in Germany. During a visit to the Gäuboden Museum you can marvel at the world-famous Straubing Roman treasures and unique pieces of jewellery and weapons from the Bavarians.

Valhalla, Bavaria, architecture

Walhalla monument

Day 6: Straubing - Deggendorf, approx. 40 km

On today's stage of your bike tour from Eichstätt to Passau, you will pass the Bogenberg, on which the pilgrimage church of the Assumption of Mary is enthroned. This is considered the oldest Marian pilgrimage church in Bavaria, which is why the Bogenberg is also called the Holy Mountain of Lower Bavaria. You cycle past the Benedictine Abbey of Metten, which impresses with its classical baroque elements. With Deggendorf you reach the gateway to the Bavarian Forest. There is plenty to explore on a tour of the Gothic and Baroque old town. For example, the popularly known Deggendorfer Knödel (dumplings) at the old town hall. These are two stone balls connected by chains and probably served as a medieval punishment instrument.

Deggendorf, Old City Hall

Old town hall in Deggendorf

Day 7: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 55 km

Today you get on your bike for the last time and continue to follow the Danube. From afar you will see Niederalteich, one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Bavaria. At the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, you have reached the destination of your cycle tour in the three-river city of Passau. After your arrival, stroll through the narrow streets of Passau's old town and visit the world's largest cathedral organ in St. Stephan's Cathedral. Also recommended is a boat trip across the city's rivers. While your legs get a well-deserved rest, you can view the city's historic buildings from the comfort of the water.

Niederalteich, monastery

Monastery, Niederalteich

Day 8: Individual departure

After the one-week bike tour from Eichstätt to Passau, it is now time to say goodbye. If you need more time in Passau, we will be happy to extend your stay with an extra night. You can also add extra nights anywhere during the tour and thus extend your holiday a little longer.

Passau, Danube navigation

Farewell to Passau

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 to Passau, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • 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 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%

All prices are per person

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

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Beilngries
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

99 €

Deggendorf
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Eichstätt
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

Kelheim / Essing
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

85 €

Passau
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

99 €

Regensburg
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Straubing
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
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

8- / 27-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    BY-ATEP7
  • Start / Destination
    Eichstätt / Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 285 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    In Eichstätt there is free parking slightly outside the city in the parking lot P6 Volksfestplatz; more information on the Website of Eichstätt (information available in German only).
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Eichstätt
    On your own by train, connections several times a day, 1 train change, duration approx. 3.5 hours
  • 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
50