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Culture and Nature of the Young Danube

Donaueschingen - Donauwörth

Tour map

Route

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. 45 - 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.

Services

  • 7 nights with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel

  • Entrance Sigmaringen Castle with guided tour

  • Service Hotline

  • Information and map material per room 

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   31.03. - 19.04.24
    • daily
    • S2   20.04. - 30.04.24
    • daily
    • S3   01.05. - 06.05.24
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    • S4   07.05. - 11.05.24
    • daily
    • S3   12.05. - 14.05.24
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    • S4   15.05. - 19.05.24
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    • S3   20.05. - 25.05.24
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    • S4   26.05. - 01.06.24
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    • S3   02.06. - 29.06.24
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    • S4   30.06. - 17.08.24
    • daily
    • S3   18.08. - 14.09.24
    • daily
    • S2   15.09. - 05.10.24
    • daily
    • S1   06.10. - 19.10.24
    • daily

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    12-17,99 years -25%
          The tour is recommeded for teenagers with good condition only.
     
    Bicycles & equipments
    8-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed-bike 99
    E-bike 259
    Children bike 49
       
    Additional nights
    Ulm (dbl/sgl) 65/95
    Donaueschingen (dbl/sgl) 55/85
    Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein (dbl/sgl) 55/85
    Other towns on request
       
    Transfers
    Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen (every Sunday) 99
    Transport of own bikes 40

     

     

     


    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

    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: Landgasthof 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.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    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. All bikes are fitted with panniers, handlebar bag incl. map compartment, cyclometer, bike lock and repair kit.

    Available for rent:

    • 8 speed bike
    • 27 speed bike
    • E-Bike
    • Children bike (20-, 24-, 26-Inch)

    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.

    Useful

    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

    Transfer: Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen every Sunday at 9 am., approx. 3h (please reserve and pay with booking). See prices under section "dates and prices"

    Train Donauwoerth - Donaueschingen bookable individually via www.bahn.de (travel time approx. 3,5 h).


    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.

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    Travel stories

    4,7 of 6 Stars | 3
    Local people were always very helpful though...a sat nav would probably have made life simpler. But we still really enjoyed the whole tour...D.K. 04/17
    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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