2021
Cycle Tour along the Young Danube

Cycle Tour along the Young Danube

From Donaueschingen to Donauwörth

Donaueschingen – Ulm – Donauwörth

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Source of the Danube, Münster Tower Ulm, Sigmaringen Castle
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
8

km / day avg.
50

Pedalling past cliffs that seem to penetrate endlessly into the sky, the cycle tour along the young Danube takes you to Sigmaringen. In Ulm you climb the steps of the highest church tower in the world before setting off to explore the Bavarian-Swabian countryside. The roads to Donauwörth are lined with lovingly maintained monasteries, castles, fortresses and wonderful countryside ‒ see where the river disappears into the ground and a spring whose water is even bluer than the sky. The ever-changing countryside, excellent cycle paths and the hospitality of the people here have made the Swabian part of the Danube one of the most popular cycle holidays among our guests.

Cycle Tour along the Young Danube
  • Booking code
    DO-DD7
  • Start / Destination
    Donaueschingen / Donauwörth
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 / 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
church, Donaueschingen

Day 1: Individual arrival in Donaueschingen

Brigach und Breg bringen die Donau zuweg is the phrase people say here meaning that the Brigach and Breg rivers jointly form the river Danube. The Romans considered the spring in the Fürstenberg Castle parkland to be the start of the Danube. The castle, in Belle Epoque style, is an impressive testimony to the Fürstenberg family’s former significance.

biker, Beuron

Day 2: Donaueschingen ‒ Mühlheim / Fridingen, approx. 45 / 50 km

The first section takes you through the Baar region. In Immendingen you can witness a spectacular natural scene known as the Danube Sink, where the river disappears for a large part of the year into the limestone ground. Instead of flowing into the Black Sea, part of the Danube flows via the Aachtopf, Lake Constance and the Rhine into the North Sea. Behind Tuttlingen the valley narrows and you soon reach today's destination Mühlheim or Fridingen.

castle, Scheer

Day 3: Fridingen ‒ Sigmaringen / Scheer, approx. 40 ‒ 55 km

Today you follow the Danube enjoying the wonderful countryside that has evolved in this valley over the course of the years. Limestone cliffs, looming over 100 metres high, line your path. Every once in a while you will spy castles or ruins perched on top of the rocks. In Sigmaringen the historic Hohenzollern Castle awaits you. It is still home to the Hohenzollern family today.

city, Ehingen

Day 4: Sigmaringen ‒ Obermarchtal / Ehingen, approx. 40 ‒ 70 km

Instead of rough cliffs and rock, a gentler landscape greets you today. It’s worth taking a detour to the former Celtic town of Heuneburg. Via Riedlingen, whose townscape is shaped by timber-frame houses, you cycle to Ehingen. This baroque town places great emphasis on its beer culture: four independent, traditional breweries have been instrumental in shaping the history of this town.

bank, Ulm

Day 5: Ehingen ‒ Blaubeuren ‒ Ulm, approx. 40 ‒ 60 km

You follow either the Danube or decide to take a detour via Blaubeuren. This is where a spring emerges in the Blautopf or blue pot, which also marks the start of a huge cave system. The colour of the water is so blue it looks as if it has been dyed. This blue river takes you to the Swabian town of Ulm which boasts the highest church tower in the world. It takes 768 steps to climb up it. You are rewarded at the top with panoramic views of the Alps.

nature and biker, Danube

Day 6: Ulm – Lauingen, approx. 50 km

Between Ulm and Dillingen you pass many small towns that are all located flood safe on raised ground and have been beautifully preserved. Over 50 million little Lego bricks in all manner of colours and shapes can be admired in Legoland in Günzburg. Your daily destination Lauingen is also known as the town of the towers. It owes its name among other things to the 54-metre-high Schimmel Tower on the market square.

Cycling along the danube

Day 7: Lauingen – Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein, approx. 45 km

Taking you through the meadowland around the Danube, your last section of the tour takes you to Donauwörth at the mouth of the Wörnitz. This is where the former most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg crossed the Danube. The elegant houses are a reminder of the town’s historic importance. The Käthe-Kruse doll museum is a treat not only for children.

Blautopf, Blaubeuren

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycle tour along the young Danube ends after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay in Donauwörth if you like.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from Sat, 03/27/2021 - 00:00 to Sun, 10/24/2021 - 00:00Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Basic Price

Season A

27.03. - 31.03.
05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 24.10.

Season B

01.04. - 04.04.
18.04. - 05.05.
07.06. - 10.06.
14.06. - 17.06.
21.06. - 24.06.
12.09. - 30.09.

Season C

06.05. - 10.05.
16.05.
24.05. - 27.05.
06.06.
11.06. - 13.06.
18.06. - 20.06.
25.06. - 30.06.
22.08. - 11.09.

Season D

11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.

Single room supplement 215

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 Donauwörth, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Entrance to Sigmaringen Castle incl. guided tour
  • Entrance Münster Tower Ulm
  • 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 11 years

-50%

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From 12 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

215 €

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

59 €

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

49 €

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

89 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein/Donaueschingen/Mühlheim / Fridingen/Sigmaringen / Scheer/Obermarchtal / Ehingen/Lauingen

85 €

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

79 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Donauwörth – Donaueschingen

85 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
Trailer
Trailer
39 €

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

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

39 €

Baby bike seat

free

Cycle Tour along the Young Danube
  • Booking code
    DO-DD7
  • Start / Destination
    Donaueschingen / Donauwörth
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 / 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly level ground and almost always along cycle paths. On day 2 and 3 there are a few short inclines. There are also some longer sections along firm off-road tracks, with some short sections through the forest. There are some very short sections along quiet and some busier roads. The towns are frequently located on flood-safe raised sites.
  • Parking information
    Parking deck An der Stadtmühle (20 places), acces: Hindenburgring, opening hours: 24 / 7, cost: free.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return trip to Donaueschingen
    Optional: transfer by minibus (only on Sundays), duration approx. 3 hours. Please include this option in your booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Donaueschingen.
    You can also book the transfer from Donauwörth to Donaueschingen before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Donauwörth right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Make your own way back by train; connections every two hours, duration approx. 3.5 hours, 1 change.
  • Own bikes
    When traveling with your own bike, please indicate in the booking form whether you are riding an e-bike or a conventional 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
8

km / day avg.
50