2020
Cycle tour along the Castle road

Cycle tour along the Castle road

Mighty Castles and Magnificient Palaces

Rothenburg – Nuremberg – Bamberg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Guided tour in Rothenburg with the night watchman, Nuremberg, Rabenstein Castle, Old town of Bamberg
  • Free beer in Bamberg included!
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Castle Road Part 2

days
7

km / day avg.
55

Would you like to take a trip into the past? Then this Castle Road Cycle Path is just the thing. Dive into a world full of knights in shining armour! On this cycling holiday you get to know well-known towns such as Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Bamberg. Sometimes tackling steep inclines, you cycle to mighty castles and magnificient palaces. You delve into German history and witness the olden times throughout your tour. Towns steeped in history, splendid historic quarters and well preserved old buildings are in perfect combination with the quiet and idyllic countryside.

The Castle Road Cycle Path
  • Booking Code
    BY-RB6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Bamberg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 220 / 265 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 50 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Your castle road cycle path starts in the Imperial town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Winding little streets, colourful timber-framed houses, narrow little towers and impressive fortifications are all part of the historic quarter. In the evening, join the night watchman on his tour of this medieval town. Be enchanted by the special magical atmosphere in the dark when you hear the stories the night watchman has to tell. In the dark winding streets and at brightly lit squares you will learn a lot about the people who lived in Rothenburg in days gone by.

Day 2: Rothenburg – Wolframs-Eschenbach, approx. 60 km

On your first leg of the tour you can either cycle directly to Colmberg or opt for a slightly longer route including a detour via the source of the River Altmühl. Take your first break at Colmberg Castle. It's quite a climb up there, but you are rewarded by the wonderful views you have of the town of Colmberg. Next, Franconia's River Rezat takes you to a beautiful rococo castle in Ansbach. Your destination today is Wolframs-Eschenbach. This medieval town is surrounded by a completely intact town wall. The entrance to the town is framed by two large gate towers. The town owes its name to the medieval Minnesaenger, Wolfram von Eschenbach.

Day 3: Wolframs-Eschenbach – Nuremberg, approx. 60 km

This castle road cycle path takes you past Lichtenau Fortress, an old defence construction. The outer grounds of the fortress can be accessed during the day. Pay a visit to the margrave castle in Roth. The end of this section of your tour is in Nuremberg. Walk through the town and admire its imperial castle, Nuremberg's landmark. You should also not miss seeing the big churches of St. Sebald, St. Lorenz and the Church of Our Lady.

Day 4: Nuremberg – Rabenstein Castle (Ahorntal valley), approx. 50 km + train ride or approx. 95 km

This section is long, but you can shorten it by doing the first part by train (not included). Explore Forchheim, the gate to Franconian Switzerland. The tour takes you further along the Castle Road through wonderful countryside up a few steep hills and through Ahorntal valley, surrounded by craggy rocks. Then the route winds through green fields and forests and you cycle to the high medieval Rabenstein Castle. Not far from the castle are Sophie's Caves, a complex of caves rich in stalactites and stalagmites and a series of winding tunnels and three large chambers. Guided tours are offered daily between April and October.

Day 5: Rabenstein Castle (Ahorntal valley) – Bamberg, approx. 50 km

Your cycling holiday on the Castle Road takes you to Aufseß, in the middle of Franconian Switzerland. Experience the hospitality in picturesque Unteraufseß Castle. Enjoy an original Franconian beer in one of the four breweries before you continue with some pleasant pedalling through the countryside to Bamberg. In 1993 already, Bamberg's historic quarter was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a wander through the town you see the rich variety of this place as a hill, island and gardening town.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Bamberg

Bamberg has many sights such as the imperial cathedral, the monastery St. Michael and the old town hall. Take a day to explore the town, wandering through its winding streets and admiring the historic buildings. On an artificial island, with the River Regnitz flowing past, is the Alte Rathaus (town hall). The island town is the lively hub of the town. The hill town consists of seven hills. Domberg Hill with the imperial cathedral or Michelsberg Hill with the monastery, St. Michael are something to behold. And in the gardeners' town you'll find the medieval traces of the old house gardens.

Day 7: Journey home or extension of stay

Your Castle Road Cycle Path ends after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay in Bamberg if you wish.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 10.04.2020 to 09.10.2020

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

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Basic Price

Season A

13.04. - 24.04.
01.10. - 11.10.

Season B

09.04. - 12.04.
25.04. - 15.05.
14.06. - 26.06.
13.09. - 30.09.

Season C

16.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 05.06.
27.06. - 03.07.
23.08. - 12.09.

Season D

29.05. - 31.05.
06.06. - 13.06.
04.07. - 22.08.

Single room supplement 229

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

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Bamberg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Guided tour of Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • 3-course-dinner Rabenstein Castle
  • Coupons for 4 x 0.5 l of beer per person (from 18 years of age), redeemable in Bamberg
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included

  • City or visitor´s tax (if payable)
  • Train ride Nuremberg – Forchheim (approx. 13 Euro per person incl. bike)
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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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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

229 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Burg Rabenstein (Ahorntal) / Rothenburg

75 €

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

55 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Burg Rabenstein (Ahorntal) / Rothenburg

109 €

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

85 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €

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
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
Rental bike Radweg-Reisen

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

195 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

The Castle Road Cycle Path
  • Booking Code
    BY-RB6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber / Bamberg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 220 / 265 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 50 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    There is free parking at the train station (unattended) where you can park your car for the duration of your trip. However, since this car park is used by many commuters, it is often full.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Returning to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every 1 to 2 hours, duration approx. 2-3 hours. Includes 1-2 changes of train.
  • 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
7

km / day avg.
55