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Altmuehltal Cycle Path 7-8 days

Rothenburg - Regensburg

Itinerary

Route

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.

Variant: Rothenburg – Regensburg 6 nights

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/Ansbach, approx. 45 - 55 kmYou 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. 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 – Riedenburg, approx. 55  - 75 km
Today you will first travel to Beilngries, whose town centre is framed by a well-preserved town wall. Then you continue to the three-castle town of Riedenburg and can admire the impressive collection of gemstones in the crystal museum. To shorten the route to Riedenburg, you can change to the train in Dietfurt (own responsibility).

Day 6: Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 65 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
Individual departure or extension of your stay (cycle tour until Passau possible).

Variant: Rothenburg – Regensburg 7 nights

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).

Services

  • 6 or 7 nights with shower/toilet 

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Guided walk with the night watchman in Rothenburg ( only at Kat A and Kat A+)

  • Entrance in cristall museum in Riedenburg

  • 1 cup of coffe or choclate in the Chocolatique in Eichstätt (only Kat A+)

  • Restaurant guide with recommendations

  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel

  • Information material and maps per room

  • GPS-rental on request

  • Service-Hotline

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A+
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. A
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg-Regensburg / 7 days, Cat. B
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A+
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. A
    S2   10.04. - 16.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B
    S3   17.05. - 31.05.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B
    S2   01.06. - 27.06.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B
    S3   28.06. - 25.08.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B
    S2   26.08. - 01.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B
    S1   02.10. - 10.10.24
    Rothenburg - Regensburg / 8 days, Cat. B

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in room with 2 full paying adults
    Children 0-4,99 -100%
    Children 5-13,99 -25%
    from 14 years -10%
       
    Rental Bikes
    Touring bike 99
    E-Bike 229
       
    Additional nights
    Cat B Rothenburg (dbl/sgl) 66/99
    Cat A Rothenburg (dbl/sgl) 74/109
    Cat A+ Rothenburg (dbl/sgl) 124/185
    Cat B Regensburg (dbl/sgl) 69/102
    Cat A Regensburg (dbl/sgl) 74/109
    Cat A+ Regensburg (dbl/sgl) 119/165
       
    Transfers
    Bus transfer Regensburg - Rothenburg, Saturday + Sunday 9 am 119
    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A+
    selected 4 star hotels

    Rothenburg: Hotel Riemenschneider
    Herrieden: Das Hürner
    Weißenburg / Treuchtlingen: Stadthof
    Eichstätt: IBB Hotel
    Beilngries: Fuchsbräu
    Kelheim: Hotel Dormero
    Riedenburg: Hotel Schwan
    Regensburg: Hotel Jakob


    Category A
    selected hotels and inns in the neational 3-4 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


    Category B
    selected guesthouses and hotels

    Rothenburg: Hotel Goldenes Fass
    Herrieden: Hotel Sonne
    Weißenburg / Treuchtlingen: Hotel Ellinger Tor
    Eichstätt: Hotel Fuchs
    Beilngries: Hotel Schattenhofer
    Kelheim: Hotel Weißes Lamm
    Riedenburg: Hotel Zur Post
    Regensburg: Hotel Avia


    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.

    Bicycle

    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.

    Useful

    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


    Transfers

    see under "dates & prices"

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,0 of 6 Stars | 12
    We had a great time and enjoyed it tremendously. Well done...A. & E.K. 04/24
    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 ...
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    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
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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