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Donau Radweg, Source of Danube to Donauwörth - Free Bike tour organisation in hôtel tour with 8 days & 7 nights

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DONAU by bike since Donaueschingen to Donauwörth in hôtel 

Bicycle tour, 8 days and 7 nights

 

Dates

- Departure daily 

- Feasible from 09/04 to 11/10/2020

 

Present price  A: 13.04. - 24.04. |01.10. – 11.10.
Low season B   : 09.04. – 12.04. |25.04. – 15.05. |14.06. – 26.06. |13.09. – 30.09.

Mid season C   : 16.05. – 28.05. |01.06. – 05.06. |27.06. – 03.07. |23.08. – 12.09.

High season D  :29.05. – 31.05. |06.06. – 13.06. |04.07. – 22.08.

 

Options

- Bike rental
- Extra night at the beginning  and the end of the tour

- Return by train to Donaueschingen

 

BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)

 

General information
- Loop tour
- B&B tour in 3 and 4* hotel

- Road Book provided in French,

  English or German

- GPS Track
- 2 Visits included

- Luggage transportation

- Assistance

- Kids prices - see conditions

 

 

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Our Danube cycle tour takes you through the rugged, unspoiled scenery of the Baar, which stretches between the Black
Forest and the Swabian Alb. If the river bed is suddenly very dry - don't worry, the water appears again a bit later. You will
have reached the Danube sinkhole, where the river disappears into the chalkstone bed. Many monasteries, castles and forts
line the path. In Ulm you can climb the world's highest church tower.

 

 


Day 1: Individual arrival in Donaueschingen
In Donaueschingen, the Brigach and Breg rivers merge to form the Danube. However the Romans once thought that the
spring in the castle gardens was the source of the Danube. You can still visit the source of the Danube in Donaueschingen
today, right in the park of a very impressive castle, where the Fürstenberg family once lived.


Day 2: Donaueschingen – Mühlheim / Fridingen, approx. 45 / 55 km
The first section is a quick cycle to Immendingen. This is where the Danube sinks into the chalky stone for some 155 days
of the year to flow through an underground cave system south to the Aachtopf, Germany's biggest spring. In Tuttlingen, the
valley narrows and it's now not far to today's destination.


Day 3: Mühlheim / Fridingen – Sigmaringen / Scheer, approx. 45 – 60 km
The chalkstone rocks rise some 100 metres above the cycle path which snakes its way through the rocks here, following the
river. You will keep seeing an old castle on the rocks above - or rather what remains of it. In Sigmaringen there's another
magnificent castle to be discovered, Hohenzollern Castle is still lived in by a noble family and you can go an interesting
guided tour if you like.


Day 4: Sigmaringen / Scheer – Obermarchtal / Ehingen, approx. 50 – 70 km
You follow the course of the river at a leisurely pace to just after Hundersingen, where you should take a break at the
open air museum in Heuneburg and find out all about the life of the Celts. In today's destination, Obermarchtal, a Baroque
treasure waits to be discovered - the former monastery can be visited.


Day 5: Obermarchtal / Ehingen – Blaubeuren – Ulm, approx. 45 – 65 km
Today you cycle along the original course of the Danube, through the valley to Blaubeuren with its famous Blautopf - an
intense Karst spring and the start of a huge system of caves. To shorten this section you can cycle directly along the Danube
to Ulm - and thus save about 10 km. Your destination is Ulm with the highest church tower in the world! It obviously provides
great views.


Day 6: Ulm – Lauingen / Dillingen, approx. 50 / 55 km
Today's section features a succession of little towns, one prettier than the next. You pedal away from the river to raised
ground, safe from flooding. Lauingen is known as the town of towers and you will see Dillingen from afar - thanks to its
stately castle.


Day 7: Lauingen / Dillingen – Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein, approx. 45 / 40 km
Most of the towns here are away from the river on raised, flood-safe ground. Cycle at a leisurely pace through the Danube
meadowland to Donauwörth, situated on the mouth of the Wörnitz. One of the key trade routes between Nuremberg and
Augsburg crossed the Danube here.


Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay
After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.
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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :

Flat and low resistance path without much traffic, except one uneven part around "Untersee". Cycle paths almost all paved.


Climate
Gentle sun, nice temperatures.

Technicality:
50 to 60 km riding per day ie 4 to 5 hours riding.

Itinerary partly marked out, map reading useful.

 

BicyPack
Created to help you, assist you, guide you. It is a box that you receive before your departure or that is delivered on the spot. It includes a GPS support, the Gps loaded with the routes of your circuit, an auxiliary battery with its connecting cord, a repair kit, emergency lighting, a knife and the corkscrew...

 

Bibliography :

- Lake Constance map. scale 1:75 000 Edition Esterbauer

- Lake Constance map, scale 1:50 000 Edition Kompass

 


Accommodation Comfort :
Hotels ** and ***  (local standards) with toilet and bathroom in the room.


Extra nights :
An additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.


Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : Half-board option, dinner at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby

 

The bike :

- Bike rental : you can rent a hybrid bike with 21 gears, you will get it at the first hotel. We will ask you to leave a deposit. 

At the end of the tour, you must leave the rented bike at the hotel and advise the reception.

 

- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.

 

Assistance :

For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures).

 

Luggage :

During your stay, we assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).

 

Road book :

You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : Train station TGV since East Station in Paris around 5h .
- By car :  Bregenz is 230 km east from Strasbourg and 700 km from Paris.
- By plane : Airport of
Munich, you wish to fly there ? Feel free checking our travel agency website Selectour Voyages.

 

Your vehicle :

Car park in the first hotel in Ulm - 12 to 15€ per day.

 

 

Cancellation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancellation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

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