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    Culture and Nature of the Young Danube

    Donaueschingen - Donauwörth

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      This part leads you through the austere and beautiful Baar landscape which stretches between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb, through the wildly romantic Danube opening and through the gentle, fertile foothills of Upper Swabia to Donauwörth.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Tour profile/ Level 1-2:

      The first two stages are slightly hilly, after that the route is flat to a large extent and along asphalt paths, some parts of the path run along compressed earthen paths.

      Day 1: Donaueschingen

      Individial arrival. The Brigach and Breg Black Forest rivers join to form the Danube near the town. The Fürstenberg castle built in the Belle Epoch style is a testament to the importance of the Fürstenberg family.

      Day 2: Donaueschingen – Mühlheim/Fridingen, approx. 45 - 50 km

      The first leg leads you through the so-called „Baar“ landscape. In Immendingen you will be able to visit an important natural phenomenon: the sinking of the Danube. Here the river disappears beneath the porous chalk rock for the majority of the year to flow into the Rhine. 

      Day 3: Mühlheim/Fridingen – Sigmaringen/Scheer, approx. 40 - 55 km

      Today you will travel through the Danube opening which will probably be one of the most beautiful sections of your trip. The castle in Sigmaringen is still inhabited where you can have a guided tour.

      Day 4: Sigmaringen/Scheer – Obermarchtal/Ehingen, approx. 40 - 70 km

      From here the landscape gets wider and more delightful. You ride along the Danube until you reach Hundersingen, where the celtic open-air-museum is worth a visit. In Obermarchtal, the beautiful baroque monastery is awaiting you.

      Day 5: Obermarchtal/Ehingen - Blaubeuren - Ulm, approx. 40 - 60 km

      Behind the monastery of Blaubeuren you will find the famous Blautopf. Medieval castles and ruins accompany you along the Blau until you reach the Swabian-Bavarian double city of Ulm with the highest church tower in the world.

      Day 6: Ulm – Lauingen, approx. 50 km

      Between Ulm and Lauingen you will pass village after village which are all beautifully well kept. Lauingen is also called "the city of towers".

      Day 7: Lauingen - Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein, approx. 40 - 45 km

      The villages are mainly located somewhat off the beaten track on hills protected from the river floodwaters. You cycle through wetlands to Donauwörth, which is located on the outlet of the river Wörnitz.

      Day 8: Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein

      Individual departure or extension.
    • Arrival - Parking - Departure

      Arrival by plane

      Flughafen: Zürich (ZRH), Stuttgart (STR), Strasbourg (SXB)

      Train connections with 1-3 changes from Zürich airport to Donaueschingen (approx. 2,5-3 h, approx. € 45,- p.P.)
      From Stuttgart airport you can go to Donaueschingen by train with 2-3 changes (approx. 2,5-4 h, approx. € 40,- p.P.)
      From Strasbourg airport there are train connections with 2 changes to Donaueschingen (approx. 2,5 h, approx. € 31,- p.P.)

      Arrival by car

      Parking: in Donaueschingen: parking place "an der Stadtmühle", near the "Realschule" or the "Fürstenberg-Gymnasium" (by availability, free), unfortunately it is not possible to park the car directly near the hotels for the whole time.

      Arrival by train

      Train station: Donaueschingen
      From the train station you can take a taxi or a bus to your first hotel (approx. 1-4 km). You will receive a detailed description with the travel documents.


      Transfer: Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen: € 85,- per person incl. bike (no tandems), every Sunday at 9 am., approx. 3h (please reserve and pay with booking).

      Train Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen bookable individually via www.bahn.de (travel time approx. 3,5 h, prices from approx € 44,- per person).

      Additional information

      Triples/quadruples: Please note that triples/quadruples can only be booked for max. 2 adults. Triples/quadruples often are double rooms with extra beds (which might be folding or sofa beds).

      We don’t offer half-board on this tour.

      City or visitor’s tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price.


    • Included services

      • 7 nights with private facilities

      • Daily breakfast 

      • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel

      • Entrance Sigmaringen Castle with guided tour

      • Information and map material per room 

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S1   09.04. - 30.04.23
        • daily
        • S2   01.05. - 10.05.23
        • daily
        • S3   11.05. - 25.05.23
        • daily
        • S4   26.05. - 10.06.23
        • daily
        • S3   11.06. - 30.06.23
        • daily
        • S4   01.07. - 31.08.23
        • daily
        • S3   01.09. - 14.09.23
        • daily
        • S2   15.09. - 07.10.23
        • daily
        • S1   08.10. - 15.10.23
        • daily


        Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
        0-5,99 years -100%
        6-11,99 years -50%
        12-17,99 years -25%
        Bicycles & equipments
        8-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed-bike 99
        E-bike 239
        Children bike, Children trailer, Weehoo 49
        Children seat free of charge
        Additional nights
        Ulm (dbl/sgl) 65/95
        Donaueschingen (dbl/sgl) 55/85
        Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein (dbl/sgl) 55/85
        Other towns on request
        Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen (every Sunday) 89
        Transport of own bikes 30




        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 family-run middle-class hotels and good inns on national 3*level.

        Donaueschingen: Hotel zum Hirschen

        Muehlheim/Fridingen: Hotel Gasthaus Sonne

        Sigmaringen/Scheer: Hotel Restaurant Donaublick

        Obermarchtal/Ehingen: Gasthof zum Ochsen

        Ulm: Hotel am Rathaus

        Lauingen: Hotel Kannenkeller

        Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein: Landgasthif Schmidbaur

        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

        8- /27-speed-bike

        We rent comfortable unisex bikes in a variety of frame sizes to our guests, also men’s bikes from a body height of 1,75 m. Both models are available with a 8-speed hub gear and back-pedal brakes or 27-derailleur gears and free-wheel. All bikes are fitted with panniers, handlebar bag incl. map compartment, cyclometer, bike lock and repair kit.

        Children and equipment (just bookable with rental bike)

        • Children bike (20-, 24-, 26-Inch)
        • Children trailer
        • Weehoo
        • Children seat

        bookable on request on lake constance tours

        E-bikes | Pedelecs

        For people who would like to have the support of a motor when they’re out and about, then we can recommend our stable and reliable e-bikes; Swiss and German quality brands. The bikes have 8 gears and free-wheel. The deep step-through frames and upright sitting position make sure that you really enjoy your cycling.

        Electric cargo bike with 2 seats for children
        bookable on request on lake constance tours

      • 5.6 14.04.2017 | Doreen K. Danube Spring

        A really great trip, but we hope to use sat nav next time...

        Sometimes we were confused about the next step to take on our route, at some junctions there were no signs, and we were not sure which direction to take...sometimes we were sent up the principal street of a town, and there were no more signs for a long ...
        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 4
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 5
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