• Travelcode: 323

    Bavaria by Bike + Boat

    Bamberg - Regensburg / Regensburg - Bamberg

    • Are you interested in ancient towns, but don’t want to miss scenic landscapes and gastronomic specialities? Then we welcome you aboard the MS La Belle Fleur on the trails of King Ludwig I. of Bavaria.

      Discover the picturesque old-towns of Bamberg and Regensburg, which belong to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, and cycle through the beautiful nature along the Main-Danube-Canal. If you want to take a break not just the "city of beer" Erlangen offers various possibilities to enjoy the culinary highlights of the region.

      Tour profile/ Level 2:

      Routes follow the Main Danube Canal, field paths, forest roads and asphalted side roads. Some hilly stretches and longer climbs. The cycle tours are self-guided on most of the dates. There are four dates on which the tours are guided.

      Itinerary Bamberg - Regensburg

      Day 1: Bamberg
      Individual arrival. Embarkation at 2 p.m. Take a stroll through the old city center of Bamberg with its baroque buildings, small alleys and traditional german houses.

      Day 2: Bamberg - Erlangen, approx. 45 - 50 km
      After breakfast you cycle along the canal to Hausen and further on through the fields of the Regnitz valley. During the day you will have all the time to enjoy one of the local "Biergarten" along the way before you arrive in the "beer city of Germany" Erlangen.

      Day 3: Erlangen - Nürnberg - Hilpoltstein, approx. 28 - 50 km
      The ship brings you to Nürnberg, where you can discover the medieval part of town or the remains of the second world war. Afterwards you will cycle along one of the oldest canals in the world. The original Main-Danube-Canal from King Ludwig I., with its 101 locks and beautiful sites. In the afternoon you leave the old canal and bike through the national park Rothsee to Hilpoltstein.

      Day 4: Hilpoltstein - Beilngries, approx. 39 - 48 km
      This days tour brings you to Freystadt, where you can visit the town center and of course the pilgrim church of "Maria-Hilf-Wallfahrtskirche", a baroque monument in the middle of the fields. In the afternoon you will arrive in Beilngries, with its historical city center and the own local brewed beer.

      Day 5: Beilngries - Riedenburg, approx. 30 km
      Today, you cycle along the "Altmühltal" and you will see remains of the old King Ludwig Canal that used to flow here. The bike tour ends in Riedenburg.

      Day 6: Riedenburg - Regensburg, approx. 55 km
      The final part of the Main Danube bike path will bring us to Kelheim, a small city that is situated at the crossing of the canal and the Danube river. You will reach the mediavel town of Regensburg after a nice cycling tour through green fields and beautiful sites.

      Day 7 : Regensburg
      After breakfast you can go for a stroll in the city or you can do some last-minute-shopping. Disembarkation and individual departure at 12 noon.

      Itinerary Regensburg - Bamberg

      Day 1: Regensburg
      Individual arrival and embarkation at 2 p.m. After a visit to the medieval town, the bikes are tested on a short tour in the surroundings of the town.

      Day 2: Regensburg - Riedenburg, approx. 55 km
      Today you cycle along the river Danube until you reach Kelheim, a small cosy town at the crossing of the Danube and the Main-Danube-Canal. Your destination for today will be Riedenburg.

      Day 3: Riedenburg - Beilngries, approx. 30 km
      Today’s cycle tour leads you through the beautiful "Altmühltal" where you will see the remains of the old King Ludwig Canal that used to flow here. The day ends in Beilngries, a town with an historical city centre and local brewed beer.

      Day 4: Beilngries - Hilpoltstein, approx. 39 - 48 km
      At first, you will cycle to Freystadt where you can visit the center and the baroque church "Maria-Hilf-Wallfahrtskirche". In the afternoon you will continue your tour to Hilpoltstein. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Bavarian scenery from the sundeck.

      Day 5: Hilpoltstein - Nürnberg - Erlangen, approx. 39 - 48 km
      You bike along the national park Rothsee to discover one of world’s oldest canals, the original Main-Danube-Canal of King Ludwig I. with its 101 locks. This is how you arrive in Nürnberg, where you can take a stroll through the medieval part of the town or visit one of the remains of the second world war. After that a relaxing cruise to Erlangen awaits you.

      Day 6: Erlangen - Bamberg, approx. 45 - 50 km
      The last cycling day of this tour takes you through the fields of the Regnitz valley on one of Germanys most beautiful bike paths, the "Regnitz-Radweg". On the way you can stop at one of the local "Biergarten" before you will arrive in Bamberg.

      Day 7: Bamberg
      On the last day of the tour you can visit Bamberg and discover its beautiful baroque buildings, the typical german houses and the small alleys. Disembarkation and individual departure at 12 noon.

      Important information:

      Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.



      Airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA), Nuernberg (NUE)

      From Frankfurt airport there are train connections with one change to Bamberg (approx. 3 h, approx. € 56,- per person). Train connections to Regensburg also with one change (approx. 3-4 h, approx. € 70,- per person).

      From Nuernberg airport you can take the metro (U2) to Nuernberg Central Station. From there, direct trains are going to Bamberg (approx. 1 h, approx. € 21,- per person. From Nuernberg there are also direct trains connections to Regensburg Central Station. (approx. 1-2 h, approx. € 28,- per person).

      Subject to changes. You will receive the description for the respective mooring places with your travel documents.


      Bamberg: Parking places near the docking place (Georgendamm 2a) for approx. € 45,-/week. Park & Ride parking places, e.g. P&R "Brennerstraße" near central station (approx. € 20,-/week).

      Regensburg: Park & Ride parking place "Unterer Wöhrd" (free of charge, unguarded).


      Train station: Bamberg, Regensburg

      We recommend to take a taxi from the train station to the mooring place.

      Between Bamberg and Regensburg, there are train connections with one change in Nuernberg (approx. 2 h, approx. € 39,- per person). Please find schedules and prices here.


      Minimum: 10 persons


      It is not possible to bring your own bikes due to the lack of space.

      The third person in a 3-bed-cabin has to be a child younger than 11,99 years.

      We ask you to refrain from bringing hard cover luggage, because storage space in the cabins is very limited.

      Please note that separate maps and route descriptions won’t be provided on the guided tours.

      Schedule- and programme changes: The schedule and programme are always subject to change. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim. Because your boat will generally dock at the next port on the same day, your time frame for some activities and sight-seeing will be limited. Due to a very low overhead clearance of some bridges the sundeck will be closed from time to time

      Travel documents: EU-citizens need a valid personal ID or passport.

      Special dietary: requests will be respected as far as possible. Please inform us on booking. Price € 50,- per person/week.


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    • Included services:
      • 6 nights cabin with shower/WC in the booked category
      • Programme according to itinerary
      • Full-board (6x breakfast, 5x lunch packet, coffee/tea on board in the afternoon, 6x three-course dinner)
      • Port and lock fees
      • Use of bed sheets and towels (toel change possible daily)
      • information material/cabin
      additionally for guided tours:
      • Tour guide on the cycle tours
      • guided city tours in Bamberg and Regensburg
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

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      23.05. - 29.05.20 Bamberg - Regensburg guided
      06.06. - 12.06.20 Bamberg - Regensburg individual
      20.06. - 26.06.20 Bamberg - Regensburg guided
      04.07. - 10.07.20 Bamberg - Regensburg individual
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      08.08. - 14.08.20 Regensburg - Bamberg individual


      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults  
       0-11,99 years -150
      Bicycle & equipment  
      24-speed-bike 85
      E-bike 200
      Special diets & vegetarians, please advise at time of booking 50


      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board of the MS LA BELLE FLEUR!

      The boat "La Belle Fleur" was built in 1929 as a freighter of type ’luxury motor’, under the name Anjoma. In 1993 the ship was converted into a passenger ship. At that time, they also renamed and given the name Sylvia. Meanwhile the ship is internally renovated, rebuilt and it got a new name. La Belle Fleur is internally renovated and rebuilt during winter 2011/2012. It is a great ship to relax after a bike ride.


      The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast, packed lunch and a warm dinner in the evening. The catering consists of full board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Vegetarian catering is possible, please announce this with reservation and discuss it again with the tour guide on site.


      On board you will find 8x bunk bed cabins & 1x 3 bed cabin. All our cabins are provided with hot and cold water, private shower and toilet, 220 voltage and central heating. There is limited storage space in the cabin. We recommend 1 suitcase per person. You can slide the suitcase under the bed. You can open the window in the cabin as well as in the bath room.


      German, English

      Aboard our boats you’ll be joined by travelling companions from all over, as well as a Tour Leader who speaks the group’s two main languages – usually English and German. Shall we bet that you’ll go back home with a smattering of French?

    • Bicycle & Equipment:

      The offered 24-speed-hybrid bicycles are modern bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gear shift. Plus: mudguards, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      All bikes are equipped with panniers (20 l), bottle holder and bike lock.

      Electric bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs
      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.

      ATTENTION: Please pre-book your E-bike early enough as we have only a limited number available.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.

      Bike breakdown
      Can also occur with very new and good bikes. A puncture of the wheel will be fixed by yourself, for bigger damages please contact your cruise director. Please do not make any repair-service without our agreement on our bikes. For smaller technical problems with the bike please contact the cruise director or a member of the crew at the end of the bike-leg.

    • 5,2 30.07.2019 | Margaret W. Bavaria by Bike + Boat

      Bavaria Cycle tour

      This is a very scenic tour; beautiful countryside, lots of historic buildings and churches and an undulating route. The bikes were great - and having completed 8 bike and barge tours the best bikes we’ve ever had! The tour guide was excellent, taking ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 5
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      5,4 24.05.2019 | Stephen M. Bavaria by Bike + Boat

      Very Satisfactory!

      Overall: There was a lot to enjoy about this tour; it was an experience to remember, a happy time, just what a holiday should be. Highlights The big cities: Regensburg, Nürnberg and Bamberg, A number of small, colourful towns along the route. ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5

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