2021
The Main river cycle path

The Main River Cycle Path

From Beer Franconia to Wine Franconia

Bamberg – Würzburg – Aschaffenburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Würzburg, wine-growing region - the Main triangle, Wertheim
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
8

km / day avg.
55

Your cycling holiday along the River Main begins in Bamberg, the heart of Beer Franconia. The river winds its way in huge curves through the Franconian Wine Region. Just after Würzburg, it meanders slowly on through the dark green forests of the Spessart. The castles, forts and artistically decorated churches tell of an eventful history. Look forward to the unique charm of the towns along the River Main, the former imperial town of Bamberg, the old residential town of Würzburg and old, labyrinthine town of Wertheim. Make sure you schedule lots of breaks on your cycling holiday on the Main, as a lot of the secluded beer gardens and rustic wine taverns are right on the cycle path! Don't miss trying some of the tasty delicacies of the region, for example Blaue Zipfel (local sausage) or Franconian Schäufele (pork).

Main river cycle path
  • Booking code
    BY-MABA7
  • Start / Destination
    Bamberg / Aschaffenburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Bamberg

Your cycling holiday on the Main begins in Bamberg, whose historic quarter was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 already. The townscape, with over 1000 listed buildings, is quite unique! Did you know that Bamberg was built on seven hills - just like Rome? Take enough time to explore the medieval Kaiserdom cathedral, the old town hall and the new residence. And then treat yourself to a freshly pulled glass of beer in one of the eleven family run breweries in Bamberg.

Day 2: Bamberg – Schweinfurt, approx. 60 km

At the beginning of this section, you follow the Regnitz River, which merges with the Main not far from Bamberg's city limits. When you reach the Main cycle path you'll see the first vineyards. You cycle through many small towns as you pedal through the expansive nature park, Hassberge, heading for Schweinfurt. Important inventions, including the bicycle, come from this harbour town on the Main River.

Day 3: Schweinfurt – Kitzingen, approx. 55 km

Romantic villages, expansive vineyards and extensive orchards accompany you on today's section of your cycling holiday on the Main. The river follows a huge curve between Volkach and Sommerach. Locally, people say the river liked it so much here that it didn't want to flow on any further. This is where you'll also find the Main Island. At 750 hectares, it's the largest single vineyard in Wine Franconia.

Day 4: Kitzingen – Zellingen / Karlstadt, approx. 55 / 65 km   

Würzburg is, without doubt, the highlight of today's section. Marienberg Castle sits high up above this Baroque town of culture. Take enough time to visit some of the many sights, such as the old Main Bridge or the Chapel of our Lady. Never far from the river banks, the well-established Main cycle path now takes you to little Veitshöchheim with its famous rococo gardens and summer residence of the Würzburg bishops.

Day 5: Zellingen – Marktheidenfeld, approx. 60 / 50 km   

Passing Karlstadt, with its ruined castle, you will start to notice a gradual change in the countryside: no more vineyards, instead shady forests are your companions on your cycling holiday on the River Main. We recommend taking a longer break in Lohr. It was a very pretty historic quarter. After walking through the fishing quarter and the old castle, refuel at any of the many cafes in the lively pedestrian precinct.

Day 6: Marktheidenfeld – Bürgstadt / Miltenberg, approx. 55 km

Today, try looking up in addition to admiring the beautiful river views. There are many castles, such as Wertheim Castle and The Henneburg in Stadtprozelten, to be spotted. Nestled between Spessart and Odenwald, you reach Miltenberg. Explore the sights here with strange-sounding names, e.g. Mikwe, Schnatterloch, Zauberhäuschen and Riesen the Giant.

Day 7: Miltenberg – Aschaffenburg, approx. 40 km  

With the boats on the river passing you by, you pedal the last few kilometres of your cycling holiday on the Main - to Aschaffenburg. From afar already, the four towers marking each corner of Johannisburg Castle show you the way. Use your last day to explore this town, known here as Bavaria's Nice. The convent museum, Villa Pompejanum, Schöntal Park and the Jewish Museum. You decide how you would like to spend the day.

Day 8: Individual return journey home

After breakfast your cycling holiday on the River Main comes to an end. If you don't want to set off for home just yet, we are happy to extend your stay in Aschaffenburg.

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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

Category B

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 199

Category A

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 229

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level, category B (BY-MABA7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level, category A (BY-MABA7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Aschaffenburg, 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 included 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
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

199 €

229 €

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

55 €

79 €

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

55 €

85 €

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

55 €

65 €

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

79 €

109 €

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

79 €

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Bürgstadt / Miltenberg/Schweinfurt/Kitzingen/Zellingen / Karlstadt/Marktheidenfeld

85 €

85 €

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

79 €

95 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Aschaffenburg – Bamberg

79 €

79 €

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 €
Rental Bike for the Main River cycle path

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

The main river cycle path
  • Booking code
    BY-MABA7
  • Start / Destination
    Bamberg / Aschaffenburg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 65 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Publick parking garages in Bamberg, approx. 45 Euro / week. Free Park & Ride spaces at the outskirts. No reservation through Radweg-Reisen possible.
  • Return journey to Bamberg
    Optionally by chartered minibus (only on Sundays), duration approx. 3 hours, departs in the morning. Please include this option in your original booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Bamberg.
    You can also book the transfer from Aschaffenburg to Bamberg before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Aschaffenburg right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternatively by train on your own initiative. Direct connections every 2 hours, duration approx. 2,5 hours.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • 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.
55