2020
The Romantic Road Cycling Trip

The Romantic Road Cycling Trip

Bike tour around Rothenburg through Swabia & Franconia

Rothenburg – Nördlingen – Rothenburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Medieval Rothenburg, the Ries-Crater Museum, the Renaissance Castle of Langenburg
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●●○

days
7

km / day avg.
50

Following the Romantic Road, this cycling trip takes you along Germany's best-known and most popular holiday route. The harmony of countryside, culture and hospitality are major reasons why it is so popular. Medieval timber-framed houses straight out of a picture book and enchanting castles mark this round trip. From Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you pedal through attractive villages such as Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen. The wonders of the countryside here such as Nördlinger Reis, Ipf mountain and the narrow Jagst valley are particularly special features of this tour.

The Romantic Road Cycling Trip
  • Booking code
    BY-ROM6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Your trip begins in Rothenburg, situated in the Tauber valley. You will find lean towers, flower-clad timber-frame houses and imposing ancient defence facilities. Rothenburg’s well-preserved historic centre, with its intricate alleys, is regarded as the archetypal medieval German town and is particularly popular tourists. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.

Day 2: Rothenburg – Dinkelsbühl, approx. 60 km

Your tour now leads you on towards Schillingsfürst, where an attractive Baroque castle of the same name is situated. Your journey will then continue on towards Feuchtwangen, the market square of which is known as the Ballroom of Franconia.  Dinkelsbühl is the next town on the route and is over 1000 years old, well preserved and completely enclosed by a fortified town wall. Treat yourself to some Franconian specialities in the evening.

Day 3: Dinkelsbühl – Nördlingen, approx. 40 km

Today you will cycle through a geological sensation: 15 million years ago a stone meteorite hit this point, leaving behind a crater with a diameter of 20 to 25 km. The town of Nördlingen is surrounded by a perfectly preserved fortified town wall which can be walked around on. Further highlights include the Ries-Crater Museum, the Tanner Quarter and the Daniel, the 90 m high bell tower of the Church of St. Georg.

Day 4: Nördlingen – Ellwangen, approx. 45 km

From Nördlingen you cycle to Bopfingen and Ipf hill - an imposing rock outcrop. The outcrop has been inhabited since the Neolithic Ages. The very well preserved walls have been renewed regularly. The place where you stay the night, Ellwangen, developed from a monastery to a magnificent provostry and, with its basilica, offers a very historical contrast to the impressive countryside in this section.

Day 5: Ellwangen – Kirchberg, approx. 45 km

Today you will be cycling over the high plateau to Crailsheim. The town is on both sides of the Jagst and is framed by the Crailsheimer Hardt mountain range. We can recommend taking a break in the beer garden of the water tower. Next, you continue on along the Jagst to Kirchberg, a small pretty town. Every single building in this town is a listed building!

Day 6: Kirchberg – Rothenburg, approx. 60 km

You cycle along a section of the Kocher-Jagst cycle path, and then your route takes you up a short but pretty steep incline to Langenburg. The historic centre of the smallest town in Baden-Württemberg has numerous beautiful listed buildings. The Renaissance Castle of Langenburg is still inhabited today. Small villages and wonderful countryside line your way back to the Taubertal valley.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your Romantic Road cycling trip ends after breakfast and you start your individual departure back home. We would be happy to extend your holiday in Rothenburg.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from Mon, 06/01/2020 - 00:00 to Wed, 09/23/2020 - 00:00

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

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Basic Price

Season A

13.04. - 24.04.
01.10. - 11.10.

Season B

09.04. - 12.04.
25.04. - 15.05.
14.06. - 26.06.
13.09. - 30.09.

Season C

16.05. - 28.05.
01.06. - 05.06.
27.06. - 03.07.
23.08. - 12.09.

Season D

29.05. - 31.05.
06.06. - 13.06.
04.07. - 22.08.

Single room supplement 149

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

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transort from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Guided tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • Entrance Ries crater museum Nördlingen
  • 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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Children discount

Because of the challenging section, we recommend this trip only for young people with good stamina.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per Person

Additional fee single room

149 €

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

75 €

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

109 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
195 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • E-bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch)
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

195 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

39 €

The Romantic Road Cycling Trip
  • Booking code
    BY-ROM6
  • Start / Destination
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Parking information
    There is free parking at the station (unattended) where you can park your car for the duration of your trip. However, since this car park is used by many commuters, it is often full.
    Alternatively parking potentially available depending on the booked hotel or partner hotel, costs approx. EUR 5 - 15 per day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • 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
    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.

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
7

km / day avg.
50