2024
Der Fünf-Flüsse-Radweg

The Five Rivers Cycle Route

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

Regensburg – Nuremberg – Regensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Rivers Naab, Vils, Pegnitz, Altmühl, Danube
  • Regensburg Cathedral, Amberg Stadtbrille
  • Daily routes ●●○○○, altitude profil ●●○○○

Days
8

Ø km per day
45

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-FFRR7
  • Start / Destination
    Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 260 - 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 75 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Regensburg

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.

Regensburg

Regensburg

Day 2: Regensburg – Kallmünz, approx. 30 km

The first stage on the Five Rivers Cycle Route takes you along the Danube for a while until you meet the Naab at Mariaort. You follow the river through an idyllic valley lined with limestone cliffs. Kallmünz welcomes you with its castle complex already visible from afar. The ruins of the castle look back on a history that dates back to the 10th century. If you decide to climb up, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Naab valley. A special feature in Kallmünz is the house without a roof. It is located below the castle ruins and consists of a cave, the opening of which is closed by a plastered wall with a door and windows.

Cyclist

Cyclists at the Danube

Day 3: Kallmünz - Amberg, approx. 40 km

In Kallmünz you part from the Naab and now follow the Vils. On an old railroad line you follow the Five Rivers Cycle Route through the charming Vils Valley. With the small town of Amberg you reach your destination for the day. The old town is surrounded by an almost gapless city wall. Amberg's landmark is the Stadtbrille (city glasses). The water gate structure spans the Vils River and since one of the pillars is in the water, you get the impression that the reflection in it creates two circles side by side. After an extensive exploration of the city, treat yourself to a freshly tapped beer from one of Amberg's traditional private breweries.

Stadtbrille Amberg

Stadtbrille Amberg

Day 4: Amberg – Nuremberg, approx. 55 km + train ride or approx. 75 km

From time to time, you'll 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. Continue uphill through Hersbrucker Schweiz, one of the most forested areas in Germany, before cycling leisurely to Hersbruck. The small town inspires with its elaborately restored half-timbered houses and the beautiful old town. Now following the Pegnitz, you will reach Lauf. Here you have the option of shortening the route to Nuremberg by train (not included). If you decide to cycle further kilometers, you will soon reach Nuremberg. Take time for a hearty Bavarian snack and a cold beer. You've earned it today!

Nuremberg

Nuremberg Hauptmarkt sqaure and the Church of Our Lady

Day 5: Nuremberg - Berching, approx. 40 km + train ride or approx. 65 km

Before you continue your bike tour on the Five Rivers Cycle Route, it is worth visiting Nuremberg Castle with the Kaiserburg, which looks back on a history of more than 1000 years. Also worth seeing is the Albrecht Dürer House, which is dedicated to the life and work of one of Nuremberg's most famous sons. Along the Ludwig-Main-Danube-Canal you will reach Burgthann. Alternatively, you can shorten the distance between Nuremberg and Burgthann by train (not included). Following the canal, you will reach Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, whose Wolfstein castle ruins will catch your eye from afar. At Berching, you will reach your destination for the day a few kilometers to the south.

Wolfstein mountain ruin Neumarkt

Wolfstein Castle ruins, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

Day 6: Berching - Essing / Kelheim, approx. 50 / 55 km

To Beilngries you follow today first the Ludwig Main Danube Canal. At Beilngries you leave it and follow the river Altmühl to Dietfurt. You cycle through the small town of Riedenburg, nestled in the Altmühl Valley, with its two castle ruins, Tachenstein and Rabenstein, as well as the very well preserved Rosenburg Castle. After passing the sublime Prunn Castle and the wooden bridge Tatzlwurm you will reach Kelheim. The Michelsberg rises high above the Danube and is the site of the Befreiungshalle (liberation hall), which King Ludwig I of Bavaria had built in memory of the wars of liberation against Napoleon. From here you have a beautiful view of the Danube. You will spend the night in Essing or Kelheim.

Riedenburg

Cyclists at the Ludwig-Danube-Main-Canal, Riedenburg

Day 7: Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 50 / 40 km

Leaving Kelheim behind, the last stage of your bike tour takes you back to Regensburg on the Five Rivers Cycle Route along the Danube. Once again you will have the opportunity to get to know the old bishop's city better. Stroll through the old town, the largest medieval city complex north of the Alps, delve into the city's history at the Historical Museum and walk in the footsteps of the noble family Thurn und Taxis at St. Emmeram Castle. At the end of the trip, try a Regensburg bratwurst at the Wurstkuchl near the Stone Bridge.

Kelheim Liberation Hall

Befreiungshalle, Kelheim

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast your bike tour on the Five Rivers Cycle Route comes to an end. We are happy to extend your stay with an extra night.

Regensburg Cathedral

Regensburg Cathedral


Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 31.03.2024 to 19.10.2024Early 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
31.03. - 19.04.
06.10. - 19.10.
from799 €
Season B
20.04. - 30.04.
15.09. - 05.10.
from899 €
Season C
01.05. - 06.05.
12.05. - 14.05.
20.05. - 25.05.
02.06. - 29.06.
18.08. - 14.09.
from949 €
Season D
07.05. - 11.05.
15.05. - 19.05.
26.05. - 01.06.
30.06. - 17.08.
from999 €

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
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Train ride Lauf (links Pegnitz) – Nuremberg, approx. 14 €
  • Train ride Nuremberg – Burgthann, approx. 18 €
  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
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For our younger cyclists

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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%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Essing / Kelheim / Kallmünz
 DBL

55 €

 SGL

85 €

Regensburg
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

95 €

other places
 DBL

65 €

 SGL

99 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €
Teenager's bike
Teenager's bike
49 €

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 freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (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 8-gear unisex bike
8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 8-gear men's bike
8-gear men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Radweg-Reisen Teen's bike
Teen's bike

8- / 27-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

Teenager's bike

49 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    BY-FFRR7
  • Start / Destination
    Regensburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 260 – 305 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 75 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garages, cost approx. 10 – 20 € / day
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
8

Ø km per day
45