Day 1: Bamberg
Once you’ve arrived, take the time to discover the old city, with its breweries and churches. We recommend seeing the Kaiserdom with its world-famous sculptures, such as the Bamberg knight and Heinrich II’s sarcophagus.
Day 2: Bamberg - Schweinfurt, approx. 61 km
In the morning you follow the Regnitz for a short distance to the Main, which leads you to the Maria Limbach pilgrimage church, which is well worth seeing. Now the first vineyards begin, marking the border between beer and wine Franconia. Marvel at the historical center in Hassfurt. For a bit of refreshment, it’s worth making a detour to the pretty town of Theres right on the banks of the Main.
Day 3: Schweinfurt - Volkach, approx. 30 km
A quick side-trip to beautiful Theres will give you new energy for the rest of the trip. Forests, fields, meadows, and the Main’s floodplains offer a nicely varied landscape and guide you to Schweinfurt. In the afternoon you’ll ride to Volkach, known for its excellent wines, by way of Fahr, city of the Bocksbeutel (a wide, rounded wine bottle typical for the region).
Day 4: Volkach - Wuerzburg, approx. 65 km
After leaving Volkach you’ll head away from the Main for a bit, following canals until you make it back to the Main in Schwarzach. The level, well-paved bike route means you’ll be in Wuerzburg in no time, leaving plenty of opportunities to tour the city in the afternoon.
Day 5: Wuerzburg - Lohr, approx. 60 km
On your way to Karlstadt and its famous downtown area, you’ll pass through Veitshoechheim, getting a chance to see the bishop’s summer residence, as well as the French rococo garden. The look of the countryside is changing: instead of the characteristic vines there are shady forests directly at the bicycle path. On flat paths you cycle to Gemuenden, the town of the three rivers or further on to Lohr.
Day 6: Lohr - Wertheim, approx. 46 km
The Main took millions of years to carve out the close-packed hills of the area. Thankfully, your trip will not take that long. After you pass Rothenfels, whose castle guards the narrow valley, you’ll reach Marktheidenfeld and, finally, Wertheim. Take some time to see the beautiful half-timbered houses in the old city during your stay here.
Day 7: Wertheim - Aschaffenburg, approx. 36 - 77 km
On flat trails you will bike swiftly among the flat hills of the Spessart and Odenwald to Miltenberg (36 km) with its stately half-timbered houses. You can shorten the cycling distance by taking the train to Aschaffenburg (direct train, ca. 45 min., ticket not included in the tour price). Again vast vineyards will come into view. Enjoy cycling on the flat trail to Klingenberg (51 km), where you can take the train to Aschaffenburg, too. The Main bike trail stays flat and asphalted, providing relaxed cycling even on your last kilometers to Aschaffenburg, where the sandstone castle Johannisburg welcomes you.
Day 8: Aschaffenburg
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