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On the rivers Tauber and Altmühl

Altmühl Valley and Nature Park

From Rothenburg o. d. Tauber to Regensburg

From the springs of the river Altmühl across the nature park Altmühl, passing fortresses and castles you cycle to Regensburg. In former times Altmühl was a flourishing cultural and economical centre, preserved in a kind of “sleeping beauty” until tourists and hydro-electricity remembered the secluded and idyllic countryside… The earlier “sleep” preserved many architectonic gems, the new life brought tourist comfort and marvellous cycle paths.
Germany
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Your trip begins in Rothenburg, situated in the Tauber valley. You will find lean towers, flower-clad timber-frame houses and imposing ancient defence facilities. Rothenburg’s well-preserved historic centre, with its intricate alleys, is regarded as the archetypal medieval German town and is particularly popular tourists. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.

Today, you will be starting in the Frankenhöhe nature park, with an optional detour to the Altmühl’s source (approx. 16 km / 10 miles). The steep ascent to Colmberg Castle is also very worthwhile, as its basic structure remains unchanged since the 12th century. Today’s final destination will either be Herrieden, a small village with over 1000 years of history, or Ansbach, a splendid margravial residency (approx. 50 - 65 km)

An ambitious construction project aimed at balancing Bavaria’s water reserves has shaped the Franconian lake district, through which you will be cycling today. Via the Limes, the former frontier of the Roman Empire, you will be reaching today’s final destination, which will either be Weißenburg, home to Germany’s largest treasure trove, or the picturesque Wettelsheim (approx. 55-65 km).

From Treuchtlingen onwards, the valley will get narrower as the river has deepened its profile through the Jurassic rock formations. The twelve apostles, highly imposing dolomite rocks in the Altmühl valley natural park are perhaps the most impressive rock formation you will witness on this journey. Along today’s stage, the Altmühl is guarded by stately castles, while you get closer to the next destination, the episcopal and university town of Eichstätt. (approx. 50 km)

In Eichstätt, you will have enough time to pay the dinosaurs a visit: In the Jura museum there are countless fossils on display, including everything from two-legged predators to the archaeopteryx. You can also choose to travel in time and visit the Roman fort of Vetoniana, before cycling back into the present. Through the juniper heather of the Altmühl valley, today’s final destination is Beilngries.(approx. 45 km)

Today’s first stop is Dietfurt, which means you will have arrived at the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. The Sounding Museum in Riedenburg displays a whole host of music playback devices. Afterwards, why not visit Prunn castle? In Kehlheim, not only you, but also the Altmühl’s masses of water will have reached today’s final stop: here, the Bavarian river flows into the Danube. From the Befreiungshalle you can get a beautiful panoramic view. (approx. 50 km)

You will be getting a ferry through the impressive Danube breakthrough to Weltenburg monastery, which is home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world – so you should definitely pay its beer garden a visit. Regensburg’s historic centre was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site, without losing any of its modern flair. Street cafes, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife will make your visit highly memorable. (approx. 40 km + ferry)

Your journey along the Altmühl Cycle Path concludes after berakfast. We would be more than happy to extend your stay in Regensburg.

The route

Off the traffic you cycle on cycle paths, partly flat, partly slightly hilly, always well signposted.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Rothenburg
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 31.03.2021
05.04.2021 - 17.04.2021
01.10.2021 - 24.10.2021

daily
Season 2
01.04.2021 - 04.04.2021
18.04.2021 - 05.05.2021
07.06.2021 - 10.06.2021
14.06.2021 - 17.06.2021
21.06.2021 - 24.06.2021
12.09.2021 - 30.09.2021

daily
Season 3
06.05.2021 - 10.05.2021
16.05.2021 |
24.05.2021 - 27.05.2021
06.06.2021 |
11.06.2021 - 13.06.2021
18.06.2021 - 20.06.2021
25.06.2021 - 30.06.2021
22.08.2021 - 11.09.2021

daily
Season 4
11.05.2021 - 15.05.2021
17.05.2021 - 23.05.2021
28.05.2021 - 05.06.2021
01.07.2021 - 21.08.2021

daily
Altmühl cycle path cat. A, DE-ATRRR-08A
Base price
739.00
799.00
849.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 219.00 219.00 219.00 219.00
Altmühl cycle path, cat. B, DE-ATRRR-08B
Base price
539.00
599.00
649.00
699.00
Surcharge single room 179.00 179.00 179.00 179.00
Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Apr 5, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
daily
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021
Apr 18, 2021 - May 5, 2021
Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 10, 2021
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
daily
Season 3
May 6, 2021 - May 10, 2021
May 16, 2021 |
May 24, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Jun 6, 2021 |
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Aug 22, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
daily
Season 4
May 11, 2021 - May 15, 2021
May 17, 2021 - May 23, 2021
May 28, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021
Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
daily
Altmühl cycle path cat. A, DE-ATRRR-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Altmühl cycle path, cat. B, DE-ATRRR-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
739.00
219.00
539.00
179.00
799.00
219.00
599.00
179.00
849.00
219.00
649.00
179.00
899.00
219.00
699.00
179.00
Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Apr 5, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021
Apr 18, 2021 - May 5, 2021
Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 10, 2021
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Season 3
May 6, 2021 - May 10, 2021
May 16, 2021 - May 16, 2021
May 24, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Jun 6, 2021 - Jun 6, 2021
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Aug 22, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Season 4
May 11, 2021 - May 15, 2021
May 17, 2021 - May 23, 2021
May 28, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021
Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021
Rothenburg
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Ansbach
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Wettelsheim/Weißenburg
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Eichstätt
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Beilngries
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Kelheim
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Regensburg
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Rothenburg
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Herrieden
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Weißenburg/Wettelsheim
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Eichstätt
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Beilngries
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Kelheim
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Regensburg
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85.00
109.00
59.00
89.00
49.00
79.00
59.00
89.00
65.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
85.00
115.00
49.00
75.00
49.00
75.00
45.00
69.00
45.00
69.00
55.00
79.00
45.00
69.00
49.00
75.00
85.00
109.00
59.00
89.00
49.00
79.00
59.00
89.00
65.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
85.00
115.00
49.00
75.00
49.00
75.00
45.00
69.00
45.00
69.00
55.00
79.00
45.00
69.00
49.00
75.00
85.00
109.00
59.00
89.00
49.00
79.00
59.00
89.00
65.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
85.00
115.00
49.00
75.00
49.00
75.00
45.00
69.00
45.00
69.00
55.00
79.00
45.00
69.00
49.00
75.00
85.00
109.00
59.00
89.00
49.00
79.00
59.00
89.00
65.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
85.00
115.00
49.00
75.00
49.00
75.00
45.00
69.00
45.00
69.00
55.00
79.00
45.00
69.00
49.00
75.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Rothenburg
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Apr 5, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021

daily
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021
Apr 18, 2021 - May 5, 2021
Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 10, 2021
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

daily
Season 3
May 6, 2021 - May 10, 2021
May 16, 2021 |
May 24, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Jun 6, 2021 |
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Aug 22, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

daily
Season 4
May 11, 2021 - May 15, 2021
May 17, 2021 - May 23, 2021
May 28, 2021 - Jun 5, 2021
Jul 1, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021

daily
Rothenburg
Extra night dbl/bb 85.00 85.00 85.00 85.00
Extra night sgl/bb 109.00 109.00 109.00 109.00
Ansbach
Extra night dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 89.00 89.00 89.00 89.00
Wettelsheim/Weißenburg
Extra night dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 79.00 79.00 79.00 79.00
Eichstätt
Extra night dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 89.00 89.00 89.00 89.00
Beilngries
Extra night dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 99.00 99.00 99.00 99.00
Kelheim
Extra night dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00
Regensburg
Extra night dbl/bb 85.00 85.00 85.00 85.00
Extra night sgl/bb 115.00 115.00 115.00 115.00
Rothenburg
Extra night dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Herrieden
Extra night dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Weißenburg/Wettelsheim
Extra night dbl/bb 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night sgl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00
Eichstätt
Extra night dbl/bb 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night sgl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00
Beilngries
Extra night dbl/bb 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00
Extra night sgl/bb 79.00 79.00 79.00 79.00
Kelheim
Extra night dbl/bb 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night sgl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00
Regensburg
Extra night dbl/bb 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Filter
8-gear
8-gear mens bike
27-gear
27-gear men bike
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
79.00
79.00
199.00
Filter
Transfer (cat. A) excl.
Transfer (cat. A) incl.
Transfer (cat. B)
-70.00
included
89.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • 7 overnights as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • halfboard, if booked: 5x 3-course-menu
  • Night city tour in Rothenburg o. d. Tauber
  • Cat. A: Return transfer to Rothenburg incl.
  • Boat trip Kelheim - Weltenburg and back (excluding bikes)
  • Luggage transport to Regensburg
  • Detailed travel information and maps
  • rental bike - insurance
  • 7-days-service-hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax, transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements
Extras

Parking/arrival and departure

There is free parking at the station (unattended) where you can park your car for the duration of your trip. However, since this car park is used by many commuters, it is often full. Free parking on public roads.

Return transfer to Rothenburg:
Category A: Minibus (daily) included
Category B: Optional travel by chartered minibus (daily), 89,- €per person, duration approx. 2.5 hours. Departure approx. 08.30 – 10.00 am . Please include this option in your original booking.
Return by train to Rothenburg:
Travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every 2 hours, duration approx. 2.5 hours. Includes 3 changes of train.

 
Hotels

Category A: 3***- and 4****-star hotel level

All rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC.

Category B: 3*** - hotel level and well-kept guesthouses and inns

All rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Wolfgang Beck DE | 07.10.2018
Tolle Tour
Interessante Tour mit Orten voller Sehenswürdigkeiten. Angenehme Tagesetappen mit ausreichend Zeit, die Orte zu erkunden. Ausführliche Reiseunterlagen und sehr gute Fahrräder.
5 stars
Markus Bucher CH | 13.07.2015
100% tolles Erlebnis
Wir haben die Reise von A bis Z geniessen können, obwohl wir z.T. sehr heisses Wetter hatten. Die Organisation hat einwandfrei geklappt. Schade, dass es schon vorbei ist.Beim nächsten Mal würden wir vielleicht keine Halbpension mehr buchen, da wir vor Ort doch das eine oder andere Mal lieber à la Carte gegessen hätten. Das Essen war aber ausnahmslos sehr gut und auch immer genügend.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Wunderbar, dass es Ihnen so gut gefallen hat und vielen Dank, dass Sie uns das auch mitteilen. Wir sind auch der Meinung, dass die zauberhafte Gegend und die ausgewogene Route unseren Kunden gefallen sollte. Wenn dann das Wetter noch mitspielt, ist es die perfekte Radreise. 
5 stars
Hans Beer DE | 19.08.2014
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