2022
Active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau

Active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau

Across Bavaria through Lower Franconia to Lower Bavaria

  Würzburg – Regensburg – Passau

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Main, Tauber, Altmühl and Danube cycle paths
  • Daily routes ●●●●●
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○

days
11

km / day avg.
70

With a warm Servus we welcome you to our active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau! You start in the old residence city of Würzburg and get to know the May Triangle, famous for its Franconian wines, as far as Marktheidenfeld. In the charming Tauber valley, you cycle through romantic half-timbered towns such as Weikersheim and Rothenburg to the Altmühl river. The Altmühl Cycle Route runs smoothly along idyllic and, above all, varied natural landscapes without any major climbs. Along the way, it is always worth taking breaks to get to know extremely worthwhile buildings such as the prince-bishop's residence in Eichstätt, Prunn Castle near Riedenburg and the Liberation Hall near Kelheim. On a boat trip to Weltenburg, famous for its impressive monastery, you will meet the Danube. You will accompany it on the coming stages of our bike tour from Würzburg to Passau. The lively Regensburg awaits you with its remarkable old town, while in Straubing you walk in the footsteps of the Romans. With the three-river city of Passau, you have reached the destination of our active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau.

Our bike tour from Würzburg to Passau offers you speedy progress thanks to the well-developed cycle paths along the rivers Main, Tauber, Altmühl and Danube. On the way, you will always have the opportunity to stretch your legs by visiting the numerous sights and gather new impressions away from the cycle paths.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    BY-WP10-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Würzburg / Passau
  • Duration
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Length
    approx. 665 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 40 and 95 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of Active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau

Day 1: Individual arrival in Würzburg

Your active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau begins on the Main river. We recommend an early arrival, because the venerable residence city has a lot to offer. Visit the Marienberg Fortress, stroll through the Residenz Court Garden and across the Old Main Bridge. The vineyards surrounding the city produce excellent wines that already made Johann Wolfgang von Goethe rave. Treat yourself to a delicious glass of wine to round off the day.

Day 2: Würzburg – Marktheidenfeld, approx. 80 km

On the first stage of your bike tour from Würzburg to Passau, you will be cycling along the Main River. On the way, you can make stops at the magnificent Veitshöchheim Castle and in Gemünden, the gateway to the Spessart. Or how about a tour of the half-timbered town of Lohr, where, according to legend, the model for the fairytale Snow White once lived? Swap your bike for a walk in Marktheidenfeld, your destination for the day, because the small, lively town awaits you with an old town worth seeing.

Day 3: Marktheidenfeld – Weikersheim, approx. 85 km

Today you leave the Main and Lower Franconia and follow the Tauber river. Lined by forests, meadows and vineyards, you cycle through the Tauber valley. You pass through idyllic wine villages and reach picturesque Tauberbischofsheim. Particularly worth seeing are the Kurmainzische Castle and the old town, which is adorned with Franconian half-timbered houses. Via Bad Mergentheim you reach Weikersheim. The town not only offers you one of the most important Renaissance castles in Germany, but is also known for its full-bodied wines such as Tauberschwarz, an old red wine variety.

Day 4: Weikersheim – Ansbach, approx. 75 km

Your active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau takes you through the Tauber Valley, first to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Experience a medieval town ensemble that is unparalleled anywhere in Germany. Narrow cobbled streets, lovingly decorated half-timbered houses and stately towers give Rothenburg a very special charm. Back on the saddle, you leave the Tauber Valley and cycle towards your destination for the day, Ansbach in the heart of Middle Franconia. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful forests, Ansbach not only offers something for the eye, but also for the stomach. Try the Ansbach bratwurst, whose origins date back to the Middle Ages.

Day 5: Ansbach – Lake Brombach – Wettelsheim, approx. 85 km

From Ansbach you cycle along the Altmühl cycle path. On the way, you will make a detour to Lake Brombach. It is the largest reservoir in the Franconian Lake District. Equally appreciated by water sports enthusiasts and bathers, it is ideal for a longer break. Refreshed, you cycle to your destination of the day, Wettelsheim, in the Altmühltal Nature Park. If you still have enough energy after this long stage, visit the Upper Fortress above the town in neighbouring Treuchtlingen. The castle ruins are freely accessible and offer a beautiful view over the town.

Day 6: Wettelsheim – Kinding-Enkering, approx. 80 km

Your bike tour from Würzburg to Passau takes you along the Altmühl cycle path via Pappenheim, famous for its castle, first to Solnhofen. Numerous fossils have been found in the slab limestone quarried around the town, including the world-famous archaeopteryx, a prehistoric bird. On we go! Passing the impressive rock formation of the Twelve Apostles, you reach Eichstätt. The baroque town is dominated by the mighty Willibaldsburg Castle and impresses with its Residence Square, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Through the widened Altmühl valley and accompanied by juniper heaths you reach Kinding-Enkering.

Day 7: Kinding-Enkering – Kelheim, approx. 60 km + boat trip

Today's leg of your bike tour from Würzburg to Passau is packed with sights and experiences. Marvel at the imposing castle complex of Hirschberg Castle in Beilngries and visit the sublime Prunn Castle near Riedenburg, one of the most beautiful castles in the Altmühl Valley. You continue to follow the Altmühl, which leads you swiftly to Kelheim. With the Kelheim Liberation Hall in view, you have almost reached your destination for the day. On a boat trip to Weltenburg you can sit back and relax! The monastery there is home to the oldest monastery brewery. Treat yourself to a freshly tapped beer in the wonderful beer garden before returning to Kelheim by boat.

Day 8: Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 40 km

On the shortest stage of your cycle tour, you now follow the Danube. You will cycle quickly and stress-free through Regensburg. The city looks back on a long history. The Romans used the town at the northernmost point of the Danube as a camp for their troops. The Porta Praetoria in the medieval city centre, which is well worth seeing, is evidence of this time. It is also worth visiting the imposing St. Peter's Cathedral. From the Stone Bridge you have a wonderful view of the old town. Get in the mood for the coming stage with an evening beer.

Day 9: Regensburg – Deggendorf, approx. 95 km

You have barely left Regensburg behind when the next highlight awaits you. In Donaustauf, a visit to the impressive Walhalla is a must. Enjoy the view of the Danube and the surrounding region. The climb is worth it! Back on the bike, you follow the Danube and imperceptibly reach Lower Bavaria. You can take a break in Straubing. Marvel at the Straubing Roman treasure in the Gäuboden Museum. With the Bavarian Forest on your left and the Gäuboden on your right, you reach Deggendorf.

Day 10: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 55 km

The last stage of your active bike tour from Würzburg to Passau takes you to the three-river city of Passau. On the way, a stop in Niederalteich is a good idea. The richly furnished Benedictine abbey invites you to take a relaxing break before you start pedalling again and reach your destination Passau. The city lies at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. It enchants with its picturesque old town, which is dominated by the mighty Veste Oberhaus, a former fortress. Get to know the city on a city tour on the water (not included) – relaxing moments and incomparable views of Passau included.

Day 11: Individual departure or extension

After breakfast your bike tour from Würzburg to Passau already ends. We are happy to extend your stay in Passau or Würzburg as well as in one of the other overnight destinations with an extra night.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 20.03.2022 to 21.10.2022

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

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Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from849 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from999 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from1079 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from1149 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 10 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
  • Boat trip Kelheim - Weltenburg and back excl. bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the more challenging sections, we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Ansbach
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

Kelheim
 DBL

49 €

 SGL

79 €

Kinding-Erkering
 DBL

49 €

 SGL

75 €

Weikersheim
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

Würzburg
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

75 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
Fittings

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

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

Radweg-Reisen unisex bike
Unisex bike
Radweg-Reisen men's bike
Men's bike
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Men's E-Bike
Men's E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BY-WP10-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Würzburg / Passau
  • Duration
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Length
    approx. 665 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 40 and 95 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    You cycle on well-signposted asphalted cycle paths, quiet side roads or easily passable gravel paths.
  • Parking information
    Public parking garages in Würzburg, approx. 8 - 12 Euro / day or free, unguarded large car park Talavera near the Friedensbrücke (not possible during the Kilian-Volksfest in July).
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Würzburg
    On your own by train incl. bike: Connections several times a day, without changing trains, duration approx. 3 hours.
  • 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.

days
11

km / day avg.
70