The Danube by bike, from the source of the Danube to Ulm
You are on the Eurovelo 6 European cycle route, a fully signposted route particularly popular with cycle tourists. This cycling trip begins at the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen in the heart of the Black Forest in Germany. Experience a week of cycling in a beautiful unspoiled region in a magnificent natural landscape.
Points of interest of the stay :
- The panoramas in the Danube valley
- Mülheim and Sigmaringen
- Medieval castles and towns
Day 1 - Donaueschingen
Arrival in Donaueschingen / Aufen and installation at the hotel (3 stars).
Possibility to visit the city. Discover the vast parks and the magnificent castle of the Princes of Fürstenberg, its historic library and its ceremonial rooms.
The city of Donaueschingen is not only located at the source of the Danube, but it is also the starting point of the international cycle path that runs along the Danube, totaling 1,200 km of route! The city is located in the heart of the Black Forest, a mountain range that offers beautiful panoramas.
Possibility of free parking around the hotel.
Day 2 - Mühlheim - approx. 46 km
Handling of rental bikes and presentation of travel documents (map, itinerary, etc.).
Cycle through the Danube Valley on the beautiful cycle path to Möhringen before reaching the picturesque old town of Mühlheim.
Overnight in Mühlheim (3 star hotel).
Day 3 - Sigmaringen / Scheer-Mengen - approx. 46/59 km
The High Danube Nature Park accompanies you for around 30 km through narrow gorges, valley landscapes and some wooded meadows. This is how you reach the town of Beuron, known for its Saint-Martin abbey.
Continue towards Sigmaringen (capital of the province of Hohenzollern until 1918) and its impressive Hohenzollern Castle, then continue towards Scheer-Mengen.
Overnight at the hotel (3 stars).
Day 4 - Marchtal - approx. 49/36 km
Continue along the Danube to Riedlingen and then towards the valley (Marchtal), where the Danube crosses a unique and romantic landscape.
Night at the hotel (3 stars).
Day 5 - Ulm - approx. 57 km
Pedal to Ehingen via Munderkingen and Rottenacker.
Continue along the Danube, passing Erbach (castle) to the medieval town of Ulm. Discover this picturesque town with its fishermen's and tanners' quarter, its beautiful half-timbered houses, as well as its Gothic cathedral (whose main bell tower is the tallest in the world, at 162 meters high!)
Overnight at hotel (3 stars) - Steigenberger Intercity or equivalent.
Day 6 - end of the route
Return to Donaueschingen by train (no reservation necessary, journey by regional train).
The ticket for the transport of the bicycle must be purchased on site (approximately € 5 per bicycle).