Danube bike path | Donaueschingen-Donauwörth

The upper danube

Along the German Danube

This part leads you through the austere and beautiful Baar landscape which stretches between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb, through the wildly romantic Danube opening and through the gentle, fertile foothills of Upper Swabia to Donauwörth.

Germany
Easy to Moderate
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

The Brigach and Breg Black Forest rivers join to form the Danube near the town. The Fürstenberg castle built in the Belle Epoch style is a testament to the importance of the Fürstenberg family.

The first stage leads you through the so-called “Baar“ landscape. In Immendingen you will be able to visit an important natural phenomenon: the sinking of the Danube. Here the river disappears beneath the porous chalk rock for the majority of the year to flow into the Rhine.

Today you cycle through the Danube breach. Between Friedingen and Beuron you won’t be disturb by the noice of cars or trains and the archabbey invents for a rest. The castle in Sigmaringen is still inhabited where you can have a guided tour.

You will cycle along the Danube until you reach the village of Zwiefalten with its beautiful abbey. In Obermarchtal you will see the oldest Baroque church in Upper Swabia.

Behind the monastery of Blaubeuren you will find the famous Blautopf. Medieval castles and ruins accompany you along the Blau until you reach the Swabian-Bavarian double city of Ulm with the highest church tower in the world.

Between Ulm and Dillingen you will pass village after village which are all beautifully well kept. In Elchingen you can visit the pilgrimage church, Günzburg offers visitors the Church of Our Lady in Rococo style.

The villages are mainly located somewhat off the beaten track on hills protected from the river floodwaters. Those who wish can take a break in one of the well maintained villages. Donauwörth was once the scene of the beheading of Maria von Brabant as an adulteress.

Nach dem Frühstück individuelle Rückreise oder Beginn Ihrer Verlängerung.

Tour character

The first two stages are a little bit hilly, afterwards mostly flat.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Donaueschingen
  Season 1
13.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
01.10.2020 - 11.10.2020

daily
Season 2
09.04.2020 - 12.04.2020
25.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
14.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
13.09.2020 - 30.09.2020

daily
Season 3
16.05.2020 - 28.05.2020
01.06.2020 - 05.06.2020
27.06.2020 - 03.07.2020
23.08.2020 - 12.09.2020

daily
Season 4
29.05.2020 - 31.05.2020
06.06.2020 - 13.06.2020
04.07.2020 - 22.08.2020

daily
Donaueschingen-Donauwörth 8/7 days: Cat: X, DE-DORDD-08X
Base price
499.00
619.00
659.00
679.00
Surcharge sglroom 175.00 175.00 175.00 175.00
Season 1
13.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
01.10.2020 - 11.10.2020
daily
Season 2
09.04.2020 - 12.04.2020
25.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
14.06.2020 - 26.06.2020
13.09.2020 - 30.09.2020
daily
Season 3
16.05.2020 - 28.05.2020
01.06.2020 - 05.06.2020
27.06.2020 - 03.07.2020
23.08.2020 - 12.09.2020
daily
Season 4
29.05.2020 - 31.05.2020
06.06.2020 - 13.06.2020
04.07.2020 - 22.08.2020
daily
Donaueschingen-Donauwörth 8/7 days: Cat: X, DE-DORDD-08X
Base price
Surcharge sglroom
499.00
175.00
619.00
175.00
659.00
175.00
679.00
175.00
Season 1
Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Donaueschingen
Extra night in a double room, B&B
Extra night in a single room, B&B
Obermarchtal/ Ehingen
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Donauwörth
Extra night in a double room, B&B
Extra night in a single room, B&B
45.00
75.00
95.00
63.00
45.00
75.00
45.00
75.00
95.00
63.00
45.00
75.00
45.00
75.00
95.00
63.00
45.00
75.00
45.00
75.00
95.00
63.00
45.00
75.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Donaueschingen
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020

daily
Season 2
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020

daily
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

daily
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020

daily
Donaueschingen
Extra night in a double room, B&B 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night in a single room, B&B 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Obermarchtal/ Ehingen
Extra night sgl/bb 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 63.00 63.00 63.00 63.00
Donauwörth
Extra night in a double room, B&B 45.00 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra night in a single room, B&B 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00
Filter
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
27-Gang Unisex
27-Gang Herrenrad
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
79.00
79.00
195.00
Filter
Transfer
85.00

Services and extras

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast or breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 Entrance Castle Sigmarinen with guided tour, Münstertum Ulm
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

 

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Transfer in a mini bus every saturday and sunday from mai – september € 85 per person incl. bike, reservation necessary
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Donaueschingen train station
  • Free parking in a public car park in Donaueschingen, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections Donauwörth – Donaueschingen

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Hotels

Category: national 2** and 3***-Niveau

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