Day 1: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Individual arrival. You should definitely plan some time for exploring the famous old town centre and many historical buildings of Rothenburg. In the evening you can even go on a tour with the night watchman (included) through the romantic illuminated alleys. You spend the night in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Day 2: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Herrieden, approx. 45 - 55 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 – Weißenburg / Treuchtlingen, approx. 55 - 65 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. 45 - 55 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 – Beilngries, approx. 45 km
Through the Gundoldinger juniper heath, the route today takes us to Kipfenberg with its Roman and Bajuwaren Museum, which is well worth seeing. The tour continues to Beilngries, whose historic town centre is surrounded by a well-preserved town wall.
Day 6: Beilngries – region Kelheim, approx. 50 - 55 km
After visiting the lock of the Main-Danube Canal, you will drive to Riedenburg, where you will visit the Crystal Museum with its impressive collection of gemstones. In Kelheim there is still enough time to visit the imposing Befreiungshalle on the Michelberg.
Day 7: region Kelheim – Regensburg, approx. 40 - 45 km
From or via Kelheim you cycle alongside the Danube via Weltenburg to Regensburg. The "Danube Gorge" can be explored by ship (not incl. in the price). Regensburg is a treasure of occidental (art) history and boasts over 1500 historical buildings. Go for a stroll through narrow alleys and across pretty town squares, past the famous Stone Bridge and St. Peter’s Cathedral. You spend the night in Regensburg.
Day 8: Regensburg
Individual departure or extension of your stay (cycle tour until Passau possible).