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Main Cycle Path / Bamberg - Aschaffenburg 5-8 days

Bamberg - Würzburg / Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

Route

Tour profile/ Level 1:

You mostly cycle on paved and nearly traffic-free routes. The specially signposted cycle track often runs directly at the Main riverside without any significant gradients.

5-day tour / Bamberg - Wuerzburg

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 - Haßfurt, approx. 37 km
Today you’ll be following the Regnitz until you reach the Main, which will then guide you to the Maria Limbach pilgrims’ church. You’ll come upon the first vineyards, which mark the the border between the beer- and wine-producing areas of Franconia. Your day’s journey will end in Haßfurt, whose historic center is well worth your while to visit.

Day 3: Haßfurt - Volkach, approx. 56 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
Individual departure or extension.

8-day tour / Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

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
Individual departure or extension.

Services

Included services

  • 4 / 7 nights with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transport

  • Maps- and information material/room (roadbook only available in german)

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking

    Extras

    Discount additional bed in double room with min.1 full paying adult  
    0-5,99 years -100%
    6-11,99 years -50%
    12-17,99 years -25%
       
    Bicycle & equipment  
    7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed bike 99
    E-bike 239
       
     
    Bamberg Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 79/129
    Bamberg Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 69/109
    Wuerzburg Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 79/109
    Wuerzburg Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 69/99
    Aschaffenburg Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 79/119
    Aschaffenburg Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 69/109
       
    Transfer*  
    Aschaffenburg - Bamberg 89
    Wuerzburg - Bamberg 69
    own bike on transfer 30

    * every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (reservation necessary)


    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
    comfortable middle-class hotels

    Bamberg: Welcome Kongresshotel
    Haßfurt: Altstadt Hotel Haßfurt
    Volkach: Weinhotel Rose
    Würzburg: Hotel Strauss
    Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh
    Wertheim: Hotel Wertheimer Stuben
    Aschaffenburg: Hotel Wilder Mann


    Category B
    family-owned hotels and guesthouses

    Bamberg: Welcome Kongresshotel
    Haßfurt: Altstadt Hotel Haßfurt
    Volkach: Hotel Tuchhaus (Behringer)
    Würzburg: Hotel Residence
    Lohr: Zur Alten Post
    Wertheim: Hotel Bronnbacher Hof
    Aschaffenburg: Hotel Goldener Karpfen


    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

    Rental bikes

    Our 7- or 27-speed-bikes

    The robust modern aluminium frame with moulded lower tube guarantees quiet running even in case of high "payload". Same applies to the steel forks. All frames are coated with a long-living and non-polluting powder lacquer showing the typical Velociped green. There are, of course, different types of frame available depending on the size of ladies and gentlemen, as the bike must fit the "rider".

    And: all ladies’ bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. 

     All 7-speed tourers have wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning that offers maximum comfort even in an upright position. The seat post has a quick release skewers in order to adjust the saddle size without tools.


    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We use high-quality, sturdy and technically mature FLYER e-bikes produced by the Swiss manufacturers Biketec. The drive of e-bikes can be switched on and off, respectively at the touch of a button – at any time. Thus, you can make use of the motor for ascents or headwind only, or as permanent support enabling you to cover even larger and harder day trips without physical exertion. You’ll always reach your destination rested and relaxed. The Shimano 8-speed hub is equally graded, and the grip shifter ensures easy and smooth handling, also under load. You can therefore always select the optimal speed while at the same time using a smooth motor support.

    Power is supplied to the motor by a 36 volt/12 ampere battery according to latest lithium-ion-polymer technology standards. The battery provides support for driving distances of up to approx. 100 km per charge. Recharging takes about 5 hours for completely discharged batteries. It is not necessary to wait until the battery is discharged, recharging is possible at any time.

    Attention: Please reserve E-bikes early as they are always depending on availability.


    Equipment

    Our bikes are equipped with a map holder at the handlebar, a waterproof pannier on the side of the bicylcle rack and a repair kit with a backup inner tube and an emergency kit.


    Bringing own bikes

    Sure you are invited to bring you own bike which is already fitted best for your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival. Please note that we are not liable in case of damage, lost and theft. In case it breaks down, we will of course see to help you. 

     

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA), Nuremberg (NUE)

    From Frankfurt airport you can go to Bamberg by train with change in Würzburg (approx. 3-3,5 h., approx. € 60,- per person). From Nuremberg airport you can take the metro to Nuremberg central station and then directly to Bamberg (approx. 1,5 h, approx. € 25,- per person).


    Arrival by car

    Parking: public parking garages in Bamberg, from approx. € 9,- per day (no reservation possible, payable locally).


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Bamberg
    You can reach your first hotel by taxi (distance max. 3 km). You will receive the detailed arrival description with the travel documents.

    There are direct train connections from Aschaffenburg and Wuerzburg to Bamberg (approx. € 22,- per person).


    Transfer

    Bus transfer Aschaffenburg - Bamberg:  every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday about 9 a.m., € 89,-/person , own bike on transfer € 30,-  (reservation necessary).

    Bus transfer Wuerzburg - Bamberg: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday about 10:30 a.m., € 69,- per person , own bike on transfer € 30,-  (reservation necessary).


    Additional information

    Please note that the route book is just available in German and cannot be provided in English.

    Helmet: we recommend to bring your own helmet. Wearing helmets is not mandatory. There is no possibility to rent helmets.

    Visitor’s tax is not included in the tourprice, payable on spot

     

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    Travel stories

    5,8 of 6 Stars | 1
    Our bike trip was great! Everything went according to plan. Hotels were very nice, luggage arrived as promised, bikes worked well, travel advice very helpful, bike paths were great, scenery quite lovely. One of the best trips we’ve had...T.H. 06/18
    5.9 30.08.2023 | Gerasimos V. Main Cycle Path / Bamberg - Aschaffenburg 5-8 days

    Good workout holiday

    • Overall satisfaction 6
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    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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