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Altmuehltal Cycle Path 10 days

Rothenburg - Passau



Tour profile: Level 1- 2

The area is mostly flat. You bike on cycle paths and side roads. One uphill stretch is at the beginning.

Day 1: Rotheburg ob der Tauber

Individual arrival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You should definitely plan some time for exploring the famous old town centre and seeing the many historical buildings of Rothenburg. In the evening you can even go on a tour with the night watchman (included) through the prettily lit alleys. You spend the night in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Day 2: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Herrieden/Ansbach, approx. 48 - 54 km

You set on the bike tour through the quiet countryside of the upper Altmühl valley. You bike through lovely landscapes and picturesque farming villages. You pass Leutershausen, home of Gustav Weißkopf who built the first motorised plane ever and you can visit a museum and monument in his honour. Finally you arrive in Herrieden. The city’s landmark is a stork because they have been nesting on towers and breeding here for centuries.

Day 3: Herrieden/Ansbach – Weißenburg/Treuchtlingen, approx. 53 - 67 km

Via Gunzenhausen you make your way to Markt Berolzheim. Alongside the Altmühl you continue to Treuchtlingen, where you can relax in the Altmühl Baths. Alternatively, you leave the Altmühl just before Markt Berolzheim and take the direct route to Weißenburg. You spend the night in Weißenburg or Treuchtlingen.

Day 4: Weißenburg/Treuchtlingen – Eichstätt, approx. 43 - 53 km

Treuchtlingen is the beginning of the most spectacular area you pass on this tour. The shimmering white Dolomite rocks which rise out of the forested hills are an amazing sight. You take the romantic bike trail to Pappenheim and on to Solnhofen. In a nearby quarry the famous Archaeopterix fossils were found. You spend the night in Eichstätt, where a walk from the "Residenzplatz" to Willibaldsburg Castle is recommended.

Day 5: Eichstätt – Riedenburg, approx. 55 - 75 km

Today you can choose from a large variety of interesting sights, such as the remnants of an old Roman fort, a romantic castle, the extensive nature protection area "Gungoldinger Wachholderheide" or Hirschberg Castle. Visit the lock of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal at Dietfurt. To shorten the distance to approx. 55 km it is possible to reserve a transfer on site (organized by yourself, details with the travel documents).

Day 6: Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 37 km

An imposing spectacel of nature is the Danube breakthrough at Weltenburg. Regenburg with its medieval cityscape stands for a momument of two thousand year of art and cultural history. Take a walk through the tiny streets and places, the famous stone bridge and the cathedral St. Peter.

Day 7: Regensburg – Straubing, approx. 53 km

Today you have the opportunity to visit Regensburg. Afterwards you cycle along the Danube to Straubing.

Day 8: Straubing – Deggendorf, approx. 40 km

Starting in Straubing via Danube valley and the Irlbacher Durch das beschauliche Donautal und den Irlbacher forest until you reach Bogen. Passing Mariaposching to Deggendorf which is the end for today.

Day 9: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 60 km

Start you bike tour with a visit at the Benedictine Monastery (12. century) via Winzer to Vilshofen. Take a rest there in the most beautiful beer garden in this surrounding. Tour ends in Passau.

Day 10: Passau

Individual departure or extension


  • 9 nights with shower/toilet

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel

  • Information material and maps per room (route description, advices for sightseeing,...)

  • GPS-rental on request

  • Service-Hotline

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Passau
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Passau
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Passau
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Passau
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Passau
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Passau


    Discount extra bed with min. 2 full paying adults
    Children 0-4,99 -100%
    Children 5-13,99 -25%
    from 14 years -10%
    Rental Bikes
    Touring bike 149
    E-Bike 329
    Additional nights
    Rothenburg (dbl/sgl) 65/94
    Passau (dbl/sgl) 79/109
    Passau - Rothenburg 149
    transfer of own bikes 20


    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


    Hotel samples

    You will stay in selected hotels in the national 3 to 4 star category

    Rothenburg: Hotel Gerberhaus
    Herrieden: Hotel Limbacher
    Weißenburg / Treuchtlingen: Hotel Stadthof
    Eichstätt: Hotel Adler
    Beilngries: Hotel Gams
    Kelheim: Hotel Dormero
    Riedenburg: Hotel Schwan
    Regensburg: Hotel Münchner Hof
    Straubing: Hotel Theresientor
    Deggendorf: Hotel Donauhof
    Passau: Hotel Spitzberg

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    The following bikes are available:

    • Touring bikes unisex 28'' with different frame heights
    • E-Bikes

    Producer: Victoria; Shift: Marke Shimano; Weight: 16 kg, Max. weight: 130 kg, Saddle: Selle Royal

    Electrical bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide our clients with our highly modern E-bikes from Victoria. A highlight is the stepless NuVinci-Gearshift.

    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Nürnberg (NUE), Munich (MUN), Frankfurt (FRA) Stuttgart (STR)
    For train connections see "Arrivall by train"

    Arrival by car

    Parking: unguarded parking place or  unguarded hotel garage, approx. € 5-20,- per day, reservation necessary, payable locally! Coaches will need a permission! Information >>here.

    Take Highway A7 Würzburg - Ulm to Rothenburg. Take exit 108 “Rothenburg / Tauber” and follow the signposts for the town center. After two kilometers you will come upon one of the car parks from which you can reach the old town on foot in just a few minutes. 

    No motor vehicles permitted in the center of the old town from 7.00 p.m. - 6.00 a.m. Additional closures during festivals and celebrations.

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Travel to Würzburg or Ansbach and change there to a regional train via Steinach to Rothenburg. The historical old town can be reached on foot from the railway station in just a few minutes.

    Train to Rothenburg ob der Tauber:
    from Nuernberg Airport: durati on about 2 hours, 2 x changing
    from Frankfurt Airport: durati on about 3 hours, 3 x changing
    from Munich Airport: durati on about 3,5 hours, 3 x changing


    see under "dates & prices"


    Travel stories

    5,0 of 6 Stars | 12
    Very picturesque bike route along the Altmühl with mainly car free bike path or quiet country roads...M.M. 08/19
    5.4 26.05.2024 | Andrew and Elaine K. Altmuehltal Cycle Path 7-8 days

    Jolly well done - We had a great time.

    We were a group of four from the UK enjoying our first cycle trip through Rad+Reisen. The Bavarian weather proved to be quite variable with rain, hail and even snow flurries in April. The accommodation (with the exception of the last night in a lifeless ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.0 11.08.2022 | Alan F. Altmuehltal Cycle Path

    Cycle part of a larger European Holiday.

    We have done 5 previous bike tours booked through Rad&Reisen. As we live outside of Europe, having the whole package of provided bikes, luggage transfer and accommodation is the only way for us. Generally we are pleased that everything is organised. ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 4
    4.9 30.08.2019 | Mitch M. Altmuehltal Cycle Path

    Summer in Bavaria

    Very picturesque bike route along the Altmühl with mainly car free bike path or quiet country roads. Warm weather very pleasant. Accommodation was generally good although noisy streets and warm nights requiring open windows led to some disturbed sleep ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 4
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 4
    5.4 31.07.2019 | Vincent J. Altmuehltal Cycle Path

    Great trip.

    This is our 6th bike trip with Rad Reisen. It was very enjoyable. As usual, it was hard in some towns to find the hotel. The exact description of where the hotel is located would be helpful. Other than that, this is a terrific cycle path. We were ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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