2022
The Danube Bike Trip

The Danube Bike Trip

The Danube Challenge

 Donaueschingen – Ulm Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Danube Sink, world's highest church tower in Münster, Audi museum Mobile in Ingolstadt
  • Daily routes ●●●●●
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
75

This Danube bike trip from Donaueschingen to Regensburg is perfect for those who enjoy cycling longer daily stages and are quite fit. You will cycle along the Danube Cycle Path from its source in Donaueschingen to the most northern point of the Danube, in Regensburg. Enjoy the contrasts of natural and urban areas, impressive cultural monuments and attractive small towns and see the Danube grow from a small stream to an impressive river.

  • Booking Code
    DO-DR7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Donaueschingen / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 450 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 55 and 90 km, Ø 75 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
The Danube Bike Trip

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 parkland of Castle Fürstenberg to be the start of the Danube. The castle, in the style of the Belle Epoque, is an impressive testimony to Fürstenberg Family’s former significance. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel ready for you.

Day 2: Donaueschingen – Fridingen, approx. 55 km

This section takes you through the Baar region. In Immendingen you can visit a natural wonder ‒ the Danube Sink. This is where the river disappears for the majority of the year. Instead of flowing to the Black Sea, part of the Danube flows via the Aachtopf into Lake Constance and the Rhine. Behind Tuttlingen, the valley narrows and you reach Beuron with its well-known Benedictine Monastery.

Day 3: Fridingen – Obermarchtal, approx. 90 km

Today, you follow the Danube through the wonderful countryside that has evolved in this valley over the course of the years. The over 100 m high chalkstone rocks, which are crowned by the occasional castle or ruin, line your route. Via Sigmaringen with its majestic Hohenzollern Palace you cycle to Obermarchtal on the Upper Swabian Baroque road.

Day 4: Obermarchtal – Ulm, approx. 65 km

You cycle along the Danube until you reach Ehingen, then you follow the valley of the ancient Danube. In Blaubeuren you find the mystical Blautopf, a strong carstic spring, close to the monastery. The beautiful Lau, a mythical mermaid, is said to inhabit the spring. The tower of Ulm´s cathedral can already be seen from afar. Around it you will find the shopping area. The fishing district still emanates medieval flair.

Day 5: Ulm – Donauwörth, approx. 90 km

The stage leads along the Danube Cycle Path to Donauwörth. The villages are mainly located somewhat off the beaten track on hills protected from the river floodwaters. Those who wish can take a break in one of the well maintained villages. In Donauwörth a former important trade route crosses over the Danube. The majestic town houses testify to the historical significance of the town.

Day 6: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km

Today you will be moving on swiftly. You soon reach the foothills of the Franconian Alb mountains, which liven up the route as you cycle along this gently undulating section of the tour. It’s worth taking a look at Neuburg’s old town, for example the court church or the town theatre. Ingolstadt has a wonderful medieval flair and is known all over the world as the town where Audi manufactures its cars. Visit the Mobile Museum or wander through the historic city centre.

Day 7: Ingolstadt – Regensburg, approx. 85 km + boat trip

The tour leads mainly directly through the Danube floodplains alongside the river. Near Bad Gögging you will reach the ancient Roman cultural landscape, in Weltenburg the famous monastery and the majestic Danube Gap. You will continue on along the Danube, crossing over from the left to right banks Regensburg, the best preserved large German town which has recently been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 8: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast your Danube bike trip from Donaueschingen to Regensburg comes to an end and you will return home or to Donaueschingen. We would also be more than happy to extend your holiday in Regensburg.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 14.04.2022 to 16.10.2022Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Season A
24.04. - 29.04.
09.10. - 16.10.
ab599 €
Season B
14.04. - 23.04.
30.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
ab699 €
Season C
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
ab749 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
ab799 €
All prices per person in a double room
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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
  • Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. Bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the city or visitor´s tax (if payable).

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Child discount

Due to the long sections of this tour, we don't recommend it for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

219 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Donaueschingen / Fridingen / Obermarchtal
 DBL

49 €

 SGL

79 €

other places
 DBL

59 €

 SGL

89 €

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)
  • 30-gear trapezoidal frame 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
30-gear bike, trapezoidal frame
30-gear bike, trapezoidal frame
30-gear, diamond frame
30-gear, diamond frame
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 Bike

27- or 30-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    DO-DR7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Donaueschingen / Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 450 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 55 and 90 km, Ø 75 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mainly flat route along mainly asphalted paths. Between Mühlheim and Sigmaringen some parts of the path run along compressed earthen paths. There are some minor hills near Beuron and Munderkingen. If you wish to cycle on a racing bike, we recommend 28 mm tyres.
  • Parking information
    Car park at town mill (20 parking spaces), car park at school (38 parking spaces), car park at Fürstenberg-Gymnasium School (55 parking spaces), all free of charge.
  • Returning to Donaueschingen
    Travel by train (on your own initiative), connections several times a day, duration approx. 6 – 8 hours, 2 – 3 x changes.
  • 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.
The Danube Bike Trip

days
8

km / day avg.
75