2020
Canoe and Bike Tour at the Altmühl

Canoe and Bike Tour at the Altmühl

Through the Altmühl valley nature park to Regensburg

Treuchtlingen – Eichstätt – Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Pappenheim Castle, Schulerloch dripstone cave, UNESCO world heritage town Regensburg
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Rental bike and canoe included!

days
8

km / day avg.
45

Experience a very special kind of tour. Not only will you be on one of the most popular cycle paths in Germany, you will also be tackling the first three sections in a canoe. You travel independently to Treuchtlingen, a small pleasant town in Middle Franconia and the starting point of your canoe and bike tour. Before you set off paddling along the Altmühl to Eichstätt, you are professionally briefed about the canoe. Diverse countryside and the wonderful peace and calm on the Altmühl are a tincture for the soul. The next three days are spent in the saddle, cycling to romantic Regensburg. On the way you pass the towns of Beilngries and Kelheim. The Altmühl joins the Danube in Kelheim, which means the last section is along Europe's second largest river to Regensburg, one of Germany's oldest towns.

Canoe and Bike Tour at the Altmühl
  • Booking Code
    BY-ATTR7
  • Start / Destination
    Treuchtlingen / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 135 km by bike and approx. 45 km by canoe
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 50 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Treuchtlingen, bicycle, market square
Treuchtlingen

Day 1: Individual arrival to Treuchtlingen

Welcome to the Altmühl Valley! You will arrive in Treuchtlingen, which is located directly on the river Altmühl. You will be able to plan your next stages in detail at the model railway miniature landscape. Can you find the miniature version of Regensburg, the destination of your canoe and bike tour? Visit the Wettelsheimer Keller in the evening – the cosy beer garden will give you a taste of Franconian hospitality and the delicacies of the Altmühl Valley.

Pappenheim, castle, panoramic view
Pappenheim

Day 2: Treuchtlingen – Region of Pappenheim, approx. 14 km canoe tour

You will paddle along the Altmühl and marvel at the limestone cliffs, which tower above the river. The small river meanders through the tight valley in numerous river bends. Take a break in Pappenheim and walk up to the castle. Here you will find out how the German poet Friedrich Schiller, ‘recognised his Pappenheimers’ – this German figure of speech translates roughly as ‘knowing who one is dealing with’.

Altmühl
The Altmühl

Day 3: Solnhofen – Pappenheim, approx. 13 km by canoe

Twelve apostles will guide you on your way today – the famous rock formation on the river Altmühl braves the elements a few kilometres behind Solnhofen. You can look forward to two boat slides on today’s tour – an exciting interruption to an otherwise tranquil journey! Are you wondering why the placid Altmühl flows through such a broad valley? The river didn’t create it itself, but has taken ownership of the valley of the ancient Danube. There are many caves along the way, while castle ruins throne above the valley on the hilltops.

The Willibaldsburg castle, Eichstätt

Day 4: Dollnstein – Eichstätt, approx. 17 km by canoe

The last canoe stage on your canoe and cycle tour on the Altmühl takes you to the bishop city Eichstätt. The broad valley gives an indication of how forcefully the ancient Danube once carved its way through the rock. Countless fossils have been found in the Dollnhofen region, among them animal bones from wolves, bears, reindeer and mammoths. In Eichstätt you can visit the impressive cathedral and the Prince Bishops’ residence, but there is more to see. Castle Willibaldsburg, which thrones above the city, houses a Jurassic museum where you can see countless fossils.

cyclist, Beilngries, village
Cycling into Beilngries

Day 5: Eichstätt – Beilngries, approx. 45 km by bike

Yesterday you paddled along the Altmühl, today you’ll cycle next to the river: It’s time for your first bike tour. Cycling on the cycle path which accompanies the Altmühl is comfortable and speedy, as it is flat and almost without traffic – perfect for a family cycle tour. Countless castles line your way. In Kinding you can find a special building: The Kirchenburg (fortress church). A church was built in the fortress in the 14th century. The church has been protected by towers, battlements and embrasures ever since.

Kelheim
The market sqaure at Kelheim

Day 6: Beilngries – Kelheim, approx. 50 km by bike

From Beilngries cycle along the last few kilometres of the Altmühl, before the river flows first into the Main-Danube Canal near Dietfurt and then into the Danube  in Kelheim. Dietfurt is also known as the ‘Chinese City’. A fountain in the town centre illustrates this legend. Three castles protect tranquil Riedenburg. Shortly before reaching Kelheim you will visit the Schulerloch. The 420-metre long dripstone cave gives you a wonderful insight into the world of stalagmites and stalactites.

Hall of Liberation, Donau, Boats
The Hall of Liberation, Kelheim

Day 7: Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 40 km by bike

Before you start your final stage on your canoe and bike tour, you should walk up to the Befreiungshalle (Hall of Liberation), which thrones above Kelheim. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I and commemorates the successful battles against Napoleon. Cycle through Saal and Bad Abbach to reach Regensburg, the metropolis at the northernmost point of the Danube, which has a charming city centre.

Regensburg, cyclist, Donau
Farewell to Regensburg

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your canoe and bike tour along the Altmühl and the Danube ends in Regensburg. We hope you had fun on and along the Altmühl. If you would like to stay a little longer, we can extend your stay.

Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from Wed, 05/13/2020 - 00:00 to Wed, 09/23/2020 - 00:00

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

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Basic Price

Season A

09.04. - 15.05.
19.09. - 11.10.

Season B

16.05. - 18.09.

Single room supplement 155

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Regensburg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Canoe incl. equipment
  • Luggage barrel or packsack
  • Instructions for your canoe trip
  • Rental bike (ebike with surcharge)
  • 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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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 13 years

-50%

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From 14 to 17 years

-25%

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

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

155 €

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

49 €

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

55 €

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

75 €

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

65 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
0 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
99 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
0 €
Trailer
Trailer
0 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
0 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
99 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
0 €
Trailer
Trailer
0 €

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 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), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

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

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

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

free

Surcharge E-bike

99 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

free

Baby bike seat

free

Canoe and Bike Tour at the Altmühl
  • Booking Code
    BY-ATTR7
  • Start / Destination
    Treuchtlingen / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 135 km by bike and approx. 45 km by canoe
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 50 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly flat and on gravel paths. 
  • Return to Treuchtlingen
    Travel by train (on your own initiative), connections every 2 hours, duration approx. 2.5 hours, 3 train changes.
  • 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 and local cooperation partner
  • 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.
45