2024
Radreise auf der Romantischen Straße

Bike tour along the Romantic Road

From Rothenburg to Neuschwanstein Castle

Rothenburg – Augsburg – Füssen

  • Nördlinger Ries, Alpine panorama, Romantic Road
  • Mercateum, the largest walkable globe in the world
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●●○○

Days
9

Ø km per day
45

This bike tour takes you along the world famous Romantic Road, from the Middle Franconian town Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Füssen in the East Allgäu region. Charming medieval towns, such as Dinkelsbühl with its enchanting town centre, or Augsburg, the city of the famous Fugger family, line your way. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Alpine foothills, which accompany you from Landsberg am Lech and Füssen – the idyllic landscape will enchant you. The highlight of your journey along the Romantic Road is your visit of the famous Neuschwanstein castle.
You will be on the road for 9 days, which requites a basic level of physical fitness. The night watchman city tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a special highlight on this trip.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    SO-BYRF8
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Füssen
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Cycle tour on the Romantic Road

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded as the ideal German old town even worldwide. Wander through the cobbled streets and enjoy the unique atmosphere on the town hall square. The whole town exudes something magical and mystical. No wonder Walt Disney used Rothenburg as a model for the town in the Pinocchio movie. Even scenes for the Harry Potter franchise were filmed there.

 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 2: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Dinkelsbühl, approx. 60 km

Dinkelsbühl exists precisely because of the Romantic Road. Its location near the most important trade routes and good defensive position led to the town being built in the Middle Ages. To this day, the town center is well preserved and takes you on a journey through time. Numerous buildings tell their history, from the Münster St. Georg to the old town hall and the Rothenburg Gate.

Dinkelsbühl

Dinkelsbühl

Day 3: Dinkelsbühl – Nördlingen, approx. 40 km

The Nördlinger Ries was formed by a meteorite impact over 15 million years ago. People began to settle here early on. The town of Nördlingen is located in the middle of the crater, which is still recognizable today. A museum explains all aspects of this history, including why the crew of the space mission Apollo 14 trained in Nördlingen.

Nördlingen

View of Nördlingen

Day 4: Nördlingen – Donauwörth, approx. 40 km

Today's stage first takes you to Harburg. The impressive castle of the same name towers above the town. A visit is recommended, as you can look out over the entire valley from the walls of Harburg Castle. Continuing along the Romantic Road, you come to Donauwörth. This is where the Wörnitz flows into the Danube. A visit to Käthe-Kruse-Puppen-Museum (a museum dedicated to dolls) is a very special experience.

Harburg Castle

Harburg Castle

Day 5: Donauwörth – Augsburg, approx. 50 km

On your way to Augsburg, you will pass Via Claudia Augusta, which crosses the Alps all the way to Italy. The university city of Augsburg is the third largest city in Bavaria and has a lot to offer. From culinary delights to shopping, all your needs are catered for here. Culture enthusiasts can take a look at the birthplace of Berthold Brecht or visit the Schaezlerpalais. The Augsburg Zoo is also very popular.

Augsburg

Augsburg

Day 6: Augsburg – Landsberg am Lech, approx. 50 km

Today's stage takes you first to Königsbrunn. Don't miss a visit to the Mercateum, the largest walk-in globe in the world! Back on the Romatic Road, you cycle comfortably towards your destination for today: Landsberg am Lech. Located right on the border between Swabia and Bavaria, both cultures have mixed here. Try a Landsberg beer or one of the numerous chocolate creations.

Landsberg am Lech

Landsberg am Lech

Day 7: Landsberg am Lech – Schongau, approx. 35 km

You cycle through the so-called Pfaffenwinkel on this stage. It was named after the unusual density of monasteries and churches in this area. Thanks to its height, you can see the church tower of Denklingen well in advance. Your destination for the day is the town of Schongau. With its well-preserved town wall, Schongau invites you to explore the old town.

Cyclists in the Allgäu region

Cyclists in the Allgäu region

Day 8: Schongau – Schwangau / Füssen, approx. 50 km

A special treat awaits you on your last cycling stage on the Romantic Road: a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle. The most famous of German castles awaits you just before Füssen. The throne room, singers' hall and royal apartment will transport you directly to the royal court. Hohes Schloss Castle in Füssen is a rival, much older but just as beautifully preserved.

 

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle | ©Thorsten Brönner

Day 9: Individual departure

Unfortunately, your cycle tour on the Romantic Road ends today. We would be happy to extend your stay in Füssen with an extra night.

Schwangau im Allgäu

Schwangau im Allgäu

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 20.04.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Category B

Season A
20.04. - 30.04.

from1059 €
Season B
01.05. - 14.07.
16.08. - 05.10.
from1269 €
Season C
15.07. - 15.08.

from1319 €

Category A

Season A
20.04. - 30.04.

from1129 €
Season B
01.05. - 14.07.
16.08. - 05.10.
from1349 €
Season C
15.07. - 15.08.

from1399 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 8 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level,
    Category B (SO-BYRF8b)
  • 8 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level,
    Category A (SO-BYRF8a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Schwangau / Füssen, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Guided tour of Rothenburg night watchman
  • Admission to Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg
  • Travel documents with maps (1 per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 am - 8 pm)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

Minimum number of participants per booking: 2 people

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For our younger cyclists

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From 0 to 4 years

-100%

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From 5 to 13 years

-25%

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From 14 to 17 years

-10%

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

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

339 €

349 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Schwangau / Füssen – Rothenburg

139 €

Return transfer exkl. bike, Schwangau / Füssen – Rothenburg

119 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
 DBL

69 €

75 €

 SGL

99 €

109 €

Schwangau / Füssen
 DBL

79 €

109 €

 SGL

105 €

129 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
149 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
289 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier, bike lock, repair kit, odometer
On request: second pannier, handlebar bag, map holder

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21-gear rental bike

149 €

E-bike / pedelec

289 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    SO-BYRF8
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Füssen
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    There is a free (unguarded) parking lot at the train station where you can leave your car for the duration of the trip. However, as this parking lot is used by many commuters, it is often occupied.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Optionally with a bus transfer (Saturdays only; minimum number of persons: 4), departure around 9 a.m., duration approx. 4 hours, must be specified when booking.
    Alternatively on your own by train, hourly connections, 3 changes, duration approx. 5 hours
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 persons
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Days
9

Ø km per day
45