Cycle Tour along Danube and Altmühl
Round trip from Regensburg
- Radweg-Reisen Tour
- Included boat tour through the Danube Gorge!
- UNESCO world heritage town Regensburg, university city Eichstätt
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km / day avg.
This tour combines the prettiest sections of the Altmühl cycle path with the Danube and the sparsely frequented Wellheim valley. Two boat trips will let you experience this landscape in a very relaxed manner from a different perspective. Via the place of origin of the German beer purity law, interrupted by a potential encounter with dinosaurs, past castles and chateaus, this Danube and Altmühl cycle tour will take you through exciting, varied landscapes and give you enough time to discover its beauties along the way.
- Booking Code
- Start / Destination
7 days , 6 nights
approx. 285 km
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between 45 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
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Day 1: Individual arrival to Regensburg
Welcome to Germany’s best-preserved city, which can look back on over 2000 years of history. The dome, the Salzstadel and the stone bridge make up Regensburg’s medieval heart. In 2006, its historic centre was pronounced a UNESCO world heritage site. Why not stroll through the Spital Quarter or visit one of the many theatres. Reserved rental bikes are waiting for you at the hotel.
Day 2: Regensburg – Abensberg / Bad Gögging, approx. 55 / 50 km + boat trip
Today, you will be cycling upstream to the Danube gorge. By ship, you will be able to experience this impressive natural backdrop from the vantage point of the river, after which you will be taken to Weltenburg monastery, which is home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world – so don’t miss out on its great beer garden! In Abensberg, you will find the Kuchlbauer tower and the Kunsthaus art museum, examples Hundertwasser’s architecture.
Day 3: Abensberg – Neuburg, approx. 65 / 60 km
Via Neustadt, which received its town charter in 1273, you will traverse hop fields headed towards Ingolstadt, which is where the Bavarian Purity Law was passed in 1516 – remaining the benchmark for all German beers. From the city fortress it’s not too far to today’s final destination. Neuenburg’s renaissance castle contains 160 masterpieces by Flamish painters, among which is one by Rubens.
Day 4: Neuburg – Eichstätt, approx. 60 km
You will continue to follow the Danube for another while before turning off into the dry Wellheimer Valley. This Valley was formed by the ancient Danube; it is largely undisturbed and has many species of flora and fauna and offers visitors a great natural experience with its rock formations and dry grassland. In Dollnstein you will come to the Altmühl River which you will follow until you come to the Baroque residence of the Eichstätt Bishop Princes.
Day 5: Eichstätt – Beilngries, approx. 45 km
In Eichstätt, you will have enough time to pay the dinosaurs a visit: In the Jura museum there are countless fossils on display, including everything from two-legged predators to the archaeopteryx. You can also choose to travel in time and visit the Roman fort of Vetoniana, before cycling back into the present. Through the juniper heather of the Altmühl valley, today’s final destination is Beilngries.
Day 6: Beilngries – Regensburg, approx. 65 km + boat trip
Today, you will once again let yourself be lead by the Altmühl. Follow it from Dietfurt to the bed of the Main-Danube canal. On the ferry you can give your legs some well-earned rest and soak up your surroundings until you arrive in Kehlheim. From the point where the Altmühl flows into the Danube, you will be covering today’s last miles on two wheels again.
Day 7: Individual journey home or extension of stay
Your cycle tour along the Danube and Altmühl concludes after breakfast. If you don’t feel ready to say goodbye to the region, we would be more than happy to extend your stay in Regensburg for you.