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The Bavarian Danube

Donauwoerth - Passau

Tour map


Tour profile:

to a large extent the route is flat and along asphalt paths, some parts of the path run along compressed earthen paths.

Day 1: Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein

Individual arrival. Your trip begins in the beautiful city of Donauwörth, where the former most important trade route between Nürnberg and Augsburg crossed the Danube.

Day 2: Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein – Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km

You will speed along today’s route on good quality surfaces. Just before Marxheim you will come to the foothills of the Franconian Jura which will introduce some small hills to your cycle. Don’t miss to visit the old town of Neuburg before going on towards Ingolstadt. The Museum Mobile is worth a visit. Or take a stroll through the old town within the old fortified walls.

Day 3: Ingolstadt – Kehlheim/Abensberg, approx. 50 - 60 km (+ boat)

You cycle through the Danube floodplains, mostly directly along the river, to Bad Gögging. Shortly thereafter, a very special natural spectacle awaits you: the Danube breakthrough at Weltenburg Monastery, where the Danube has carved its way through a massive Jurassic rock. Strengthen yourselves in the beer garden of the monastery, before you arrive with the ship by the Danube breakthrough to Kelheim. Alternatively, you can stay overnight in Abensberg and take the boat trip the following day.

Day 4: Kehlheim/Abensberg – Regensburg, approx. 55 km (+ boat)

You cycle along the Abens and then the Danube to Weltenburg Monastery, where a very special natural spectacle awaits you: the Danube Gorge, where the Danube has dug its way through a massive Jura rock. But be sure to strengthen yourself in the monastery’s beer garden before you take the ship through the Danube Gorge to Kelheim and from there on to Regensburg.

Day 5: Regensburg – Straubing, approx. 55 km

The Danube now meanders through the wide plain, and you cycle leisurely along. Take a short break at the Walhalla, which King Ludwig I had built, before you arrive in today’s destination of Straubing, the main town of the "Gäuboden" region. The Gäubodenfest, a popular folk festival, takes place here every summer.

Day 6: Straubing – Deggendorf, approx. 40 km

Soon after the start you will reach Bogen, which is known for the discovery of a statue of the pregnant Madonna. It continues through Pfelling and Mariaposching and finally you reach the gateway to the Bavarian Forest: Deggendorf, where Gothic and Baroque characterize the old town.

Day 7: Deggendorf – Passau, approx. 55 km

On your way today is the historic town of Vilshofen, which you may know from the Ash Wednesday speeches by CSU Chairman Strauss. Soon you will reach your destination, the three-river city and former bishop’s residence of Passau. End your trip with a stroll through the old town

Day 8: Passau

Individual departure or extension.


  • 7 nights with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel

  • Entrance Museum Mobile in Ingolstadt 

  • 1x boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. bike

  • Maps and information material per room

Dates & Prices



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


    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    12-17,99 years -25%
        This tour is only recommended for teenagers with good condition
    Bicycles & equipments
    8-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed-bike 99
    E-bike 259
    Childrens bike 49
    Additional nights
    Donauwörth (dbl/sgl) 55/85
    Passau (dbl/sgl) 69/99
    Other towns on request

    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, good inns and pensions on national 3* level.

    Donauwoerth/Woernitzstein: Landgasthof Schmidbaur
    Ingolstadt: Altstadthotel 
    Kelheim: Gasthaus Weißes Lamm
    Regensburg: Hotel Münchner Hof 
    Straubing: Hotel Theresientor 
    Deggendorf: Hotel Gasthof Höttl 
    Passau: Hotel Residenz

    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

    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.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Munich (MUC), Stuttgart (STR)

    From Munich airport you can go to to Donauwörth/Wörnitzstein by train (1-2 changes, approx. 2,5 h, approx. € 30-45,- p.P.)
    From Stuttgart airport you can also reach Donauwört/Wörnitzstein by train (2 changes, approx. 3,5 h, approx. € 35-54,- p.P.)

    Arrival by car

    Parking: in Donauwoerth: public car park im Ried, approx. €  5,-/day or on public street (free, no reservation possible), Woernitzstein: free public parking places, unfortunately it is not possible to park directly near the hotels for the whole time.

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Donauwoerth, Woernitzstein
    From the train station we recommend to take a taxi to your first hotel. You will receive a detailed description with the travel documents.


    Train: Passau - Donauwörth bookable individually via www.bahn.de (1 change, travel time approx. 3-4 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.


    Travel stories

    5,0 of 6 Stars | 3
    A wonderful holiday. Thank you...G.F. 06/18
    5.0 19.06.2018 | Gavin F. The Bavarian Danube

    Bavarian Danube cycle. Donauwoerth to Passau.

    Cycles good. Regensberg and Donauwoerth accomodation very uncomfortable due to heat and lack of airconditon/ventilation. Help when problems with bike was excellent. Mechanic was so good. Desk staff in Passau unsure of how to deal with keys to bike. ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 4
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.6 10.10.2017 | Robert H. The Bavarian Danube

    No surprises

    First a word about the bicycles. Midway through the trip I realized that there had never been any numbness in my hands. I ride an expensive TREK bike at home and within an hour I experience numbness in my hands which I notice is not uncommon. Congratulations ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.0 05.09.2016 | Verónica B. The Bavarian Danube

    Very good experience

    The experience has been very nice, but I thought it would be easier, being Level 1.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 4
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