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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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Rothenburg
  Season 1
18.03.2022 - 31.03.2022
09.10.2022 - 23.10.2022

daily
Season 2
01.04.2022 - 09.04.2022
24.04.2022 - 14.05.2022
18.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

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Season 3
10.04.2022 - 23.04.2022
15.05.2022 - 21.05.2022
29.05.2022 - 31.05.2022
19.06.2022 - 30.06.2022
21.08.2022 - 17.09.2022

daily
Season 4
22.05.2022 - 28.05.2022
01.06.2022 - 18.06.2022
01.07.2022 - 20.08.2022

daily
Altmühl cycle path cat. A, 8 days, DE-ATRRR-08A
Base price
799.00
849.00
899.00
949.00
Surcharge single room 249.00 249.00 249.00 249.00
Altmühl cycle path, cat. B, 8 days, DE-ATRRR-08B
Base price
599.00
649.00
699.00
749.00
Surcharge single room 199.00 199.00 199.00 199.00
Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
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Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
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Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
daily
Altmühl cycle path cat. A, 8 days, DE-ATRRR-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Altmühl cycle path, cat. B, 8 days, DE-ATRRR-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
249.00
599.00
199.00
849.00
249.00
649.00
199.00
899.00
249.00
699.00
199.00
949.00
249.00
749.00
199.00
Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
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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Kelheim
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Regensburg
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75.00
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
49.00
79.00
49.00
75.00
75.00
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
49.00
79.00
49.00
75.00
75.00
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
49.00
79.00
49.00
75.00
75.00
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
49.00
79.00
49.00
75.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Rothenburg
  Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

daily
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

daily
Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

daily
Rothenburg
Extra night dbl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
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 49.00 49.00 49.00 49.00
Extra night sgl/bb 79.00 79.00 79.00 79.00
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
89.00
89.00
89.00
89.00
199.00
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Transfer (cat. A) excl.
Transfer (cat. A) incl.
Transfer (cat. B)
Transfer with own bikes
-70.00
included
69.00
88.00
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 | 06.10.2018
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 | 12.07.2015
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 | 18.08.2014
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