2022
The Five Rivers Cycle Route

The Five Rivers Cycle Route

On the road along the rivers Vils, Naab, Danube, Altmühl and Pegnitz

  Nuremberg Regensburg – Nuremberg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, Regensburg Cathedral, Weltenburg Narrows
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
50

Come with us on the Five Rivers Cycle Route and experience a varied, enjoyable cycling tour. In one week you will cycle through the romantic river valleys of the Altmühl, Danube, Naab, Vils and Pegnitz. It never gets boring, as the landscape is so varied. Striking rock formations meet gentle hills, dense forests meet sparse juniper heaths. Again and again you will see imposing castles and historic palaces. Take time to explore the beautiful old towns like Nuremberg and Regensburg. Don't miss visiting the alleys of the dreamy little villages. Let yourself be carried away by the cosiness and hospitality of the locals. Numerous cosy beer gardens and traditional inns await you. Try Bavarian delicacies such as Obazda and sour Zipfel. The best accompaniment to these hearty meals is a freshly tapped, cool beer, for which Franconia and Bavaria are known throughout the world. As you can see, the journey on the Five Rivers Cycle Route promises enjoyment in every respect!

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    BY-FFNN7
  • Start / Destination
    Nuremberg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map of Five Rivers Cycle Route

Day 1: Individual arrival in Nuremberg

Welcome to the tour on the Five Rivers Cycle Route! Nuremberg is not only worth a visit in winter for the Christkindlesmarkt. The Imperial Castle, the Hangman's Bridge and the Craftsmen's Court are worth seeing at any time of the year, as witnesses to the city's 1000-year history. Arrive early to see all these sights in detail.

Day 2: Nuremberg – Neumarkt, approx. 35 km

You leave the old imperial city with its imposing imperial castle, famous churches and museums and cycle along the Five Rivers Cycle Route through wonderful and unspoilt nature. The listed Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal crosses your stage destination today, the town of Neumark. A special landmark of the town is the Wolfstein castle ruins, situated on a ridge. Also visit the beautiful old town and discover the striking church towers.

Day 3: Neumarkt – Riedenburg, approx. 55 km

Water lilies adorn the water surface, diverse plant species grow on the banks. This natural idyll accompanies you today along the Altmühl. You will pass numerous places worth seeing on the Five Rivers Cycle Route. First you cycle through medieval Beilngries and Dietfurt, also known as Bavarian China. The three-castles-town of Riedenburg is surrounded by magnificent deciduous forests and rugged Jura rocks and is today's destination of the cycle tour. The town is nestled in the breathtaking landscape of the Altmühl Valley, at the foot of the two ruins of Tachenstein, Rabenstein and Rosenburg Castle.

Day 4: Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 60 km

You reach Kelheim by pedalling. Here the Michelsberg rises 126 metres above the Danube. The Liberation Hall, built by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in memory of the wars of liberation against Napoleon, stands on the hill. From here you have a beautiful view of the Danube. Experience the Danube breakthrough of the wildly romantic Weltenburg Narrows by boat (not included) and visit the oldest monastery brewery in the world. Then cycle along the banks of the Danube in a leisurely and relaxed manner to Regensburg. During a walk through the cobblestone old town around Regensburg Cathedral, you will be amazed by the numerous historic buildings. After visiting the city castles, towers and the Stone Bridge, treat yourself to a regional beer in one of the rustic beer gardens.

Day 5: Regensburg – Kreuth / Amberg, approx. 50 / 65 km

The river changes, the uniquely beautiful nature remains. Framed by meadows, forests and high Jura rocks, you cycle along the lovely Naab. If you decide to climb up to the castle ruins of the same name at Kallmünz, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Naab valley! You then part from the Naab and now follow the Vils. You now roll along an old railway line on the Five Rivers Cycle Route through the charming Vils valley. The landmark of the town of Amberg is a water gate with two towers that spans the Vils.

Day 6: Amberg – Hersbruck, approx. 60 / 45 km

From time to time you will have to pedal a little harder today – it gets hilly! Cycle up to Sulzbach-Rosenberg, a 1000-year-old town built on a mighty rock. Worth seeing here are the castle and the Gothic town hall. Through Hersbruck  Switzerland, one of the most densely wooded areas in Germany, you cycle further uphill at first before rolling leisurely to Hersbruck afterwards. The former centre of hop-growing is now a delight with its lavishly restored half-timbered houses and beautiful old town.

Day 7: Hersbruck – Nuremberg, approx. 35 km

Have you counted? One river on the Five Rivers Cycle Route is still missing. The Pegnitz accompanies you on your way today. Lauf is a good place for a first break. Visit Wenzel Castle, which lies on an island in the Pegnitz and can be reached via a historic drawbridge. You will reach Nuremberg through beautiful green tree-lined avenues and large parks. Take time for a hearty Bavarian snack and a cool beer. You have earned it after this wonderful cycle tour!

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your journey on the Five Rivers Cycle Route ends after breakfast. If you don't want to say goodbye  yet, we will be happy to book you an extra night.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 22.03.2022 to 23.10.2022

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

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Season A
18.03. - 31.03.
09.10. - 23.10.
from599 €
Season B
01.04. - 09.04.
24.04. - 14.05.
18.09. - 08.10.
from699 €
Season C
10.04. - 23.04.
15.05. - 21.05.
29.05. - 31.05.
19.06. - 30.06.
21.08. - 17.09.
from749 €
Season D
22.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 18.06.
01.07. - 20.08.
from799 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • 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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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour only for young people in good physical condition.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

229 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Riedenburg
 DBL

49 €

 SGL

75 €

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 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
45 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike (minimum age 16 years)
  • Teenager's bike (26 inch)
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
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
Teen's bike
Teen's bike
Rental Bikes

27-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

199 €

Teenager's bike

45 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    BY-FFNN7
  • Start / Destination
    Nuremberg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Public car parks in the centre, but not near the hotel, approx. 35 € per week.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • 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.

days
8

km / day avg.
50