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Altmühl cycle path - from Rothenburg to Regensburg

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Scenic bike trip along the Altmühl to the Danube between Rothenburg and Regensburg in Southern Germany in 8 days and 7 nights.

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Cycling vacations along the Altmühl 


Here is a favorite destination in Southern Germany on the Altmühl cycle path from Rothenburg to Regensburg via Eichstatt. 
This famous bike path runs along the river to the Danube and through one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. 
On this breathtaking journey you will ride through the beautiful Franconian countryside and discover the Limes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Altmühltal cycle route combines history and nature and will surprise you with its grandiose landscapes! 

Highlights of the trip : 

  • the Tauber valley 
  • Rothenburg, medieval town and Ratsibon
  • Franconian lakes
  • the Limes
  • The twelve apostles, dolomitic rocks
  • the Jura museum and the Roman fort of Vetoniana
  • Rhine-Main-Danube canal
  • the Danube breakthrough
  • the monastery of Weltenburg

Day 1: Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Your cycling trip in Germany starts in Rothenburg, located in the Tauber valley. Here you can admire flower-filled half-timbered houses and imposing old defensive installations. The historic center of Rothenburg surprises with its intricate alleys. The city is considered the archetype of the German medieval city and is particularly popular with tourists. If you have rented bicycles, they will be available at your hotel. 


Day 2: Rothenburg - Herrieden, approx. 65 km (standard) or Rothenburg - Ansbach, approx. 50 km (comfort)


Today you ride through the Frankenhöhe nature park, with an optional detour to the Altmühl spring (approx. 16 km / 10 miles). The steep climb to Colmberg Castle is worthwhile. You can admire its basic structure unchanged since the 12th century. 
Today's stage ends either in Herrieden, a small village with over 1000 years of history, or in Ansbach.


Day 3: Herrieden - Weißenburg / Wettelsheim, approx. 55 / 65 km (standard) or Ansbach - Weißenburg / Wettelsheim, approx. 60 km (comfort)

An ambitious construction project to balance Bavaria's water reserves has shaped the Franconian Lake District, which you will cycle through today. Via the Limes, the former border of the Roman Empire, you will reach either Weißenburg, home to Germany's largest treasure, or the picturesque Wettelsheim.


Day 4: Weißenburg - Eichstätt, approx. 50 km


From Treuchtlingen the valley narrows as you approach the Jurassic rock formations. The twelve apostles, very impressive dolomitic rocks, are located in the Altmühl valley nature park. This is probably the most impressive rock formation you will see on this trip. Along the route, the Altmühl is guarded by majestic castles. Your cycling day ends in the episcopal and university town of Eichstätt.


Day 5: Eichstätt - Beilngries, approx. 45 km


In Eichstätt, you can visit the dinosaurs in the Jura Museum where countless fossils are on display, ranging from two-legged predators to archaeopteryx. You can also travel back in time by visiting the Roman fort of Vetoniana. Through the juniper heather of the Altmühl valley, today's stage ends in Beilngries.


Day 6: Beilngries - Kelheim, approx. 50 km


The first stop of the day is Dietfurt, near the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. The castle of Prunn appears on a hill. Before reaching Kelheim, take time to visit the stalactite cave of Schulerloch. In Kehlheim, the Bavarian river flows into the Danube. From the Befreiungshalle, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view.


Day 7: Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 40 km + boat trip


On this last leg, you will take a ferry across the impressive Danube breakthrough to the Weltenburg Monastery, home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world. Take a break in its open-air café. Regensburg's historic center was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, without losing any of its modern charm. The tour and the atmosphere of the city will leave you with a memorable impression. 


Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay in Regensburg


Your cycling tour along the Altmühl cycle path ends after breakfast.
You can extend your stay with an extra night in Regensburg. 

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General information:

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Level of comfort of the standard accommodation : 2 or 3*. 
  • Comfort level of accommodation : 3 or 4*. 
  • Children's rates : contact us

Departures every day from 09/04 to 15/10/2023 

  • Low season : from 09/04 to 30/04 and from 08/10 to 15/10
  • Mid season : from 01/05 to 10/05 and from 15/09 to 07/10
  • High season: from 11/05 to 25/05, from 11/06 to 30/06 and from 01/09 to 14/09
  • Very high season: from 26/05 to 10/06 and from 01/07 to 31/08

Included :

  • Free online tour
  • 7 nights in hotel 
  • Transport of luggage between accommodations
  • Guided tour of Rothenburg
  • Boat trip Kelheim - Weltenburg and back without the bike for standard version
  • Description of the cycling route with maps (1 x per room) 
  • Telephone support 7 days a week

Not included:

  • Transportation to the place of departure
  • personal expenses
  • tourist taxes
  • half board
  • Visits other than those included in the program

The options :

  • VTC or electric bike rental
  • Additional nights
  • parking (see on site)
  • Return transfer Regensburg - Rothenburg with or without personal bikes
  • Insurance

Levels :
1 2 3 4 5 6
Terrain :
mostly flat, first stage somewhat hilly. Tracks mainly reserved for bicycles, not systematically paved.
Continental, mild sun, pleasant temperatures.
Biking: 40 to 50 km per day or 3 to 5 hours of cycling.
Itinerary easy to follow. Accessible to all.
Meals :
- Breakfast : copious (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : not included

Unisex 8-speed bike, hubs with coaster brakes (men's bikes from 1.75 m)
Unisex bike 27 speeds, derailleur with freewheel (men's bikes from 1.75 m)
Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)
Child / teen bike (20 - 26 inches), child trailer, Weehoo child trailer, child seat
Assistance :

Assistance in case of breakdown (except for flat tires for which we do not intervene).
Luggage :
They are transported by a courier or by our correspondent and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max. 20 kg)
Travel booklet :
A welcome documentation with all practical information is sent before your trip. A description of the itinerary is given on site. GPS tracks can be transmitted upon request. 
Nuremberg, Frankfurt or Munich airport
Your vehicle:
Free parking behind the train station or parking at the hotel to be paid on site.
Cancellation insurance:
In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in case of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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