The Altmuehl Cycle Path

The classic, complete with the Danube breakthrough in 8 days / 7 nights from 479,- €

This bike trip will lead you along the Altmühl, all the way to the point where it flows into the Danube and further into one of Germany’s prettiest cities. You will be cycling alongside rock formations, through juniper heathers and along the shores of the Franconian lake district. While you are on your travels, why not stop and explore a limestone cave, the ancient archaeopteryx, traverse the Limes, the former frontier of the Roman Empire or sample the offerings of the oldest monastery brewery in the world. A ferry will take you through the Danube breakthrough, after which you’ll be cycling the last few miles to the UNESCO world heritage site that is the city of Regensburg.

The Altmühl cycle path tour is available in two different variants.

Day 1 Individual arrival in Rothenburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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 with American and Asian tourists. Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 2 Cat. B: Rothenburg - Herrieden, approx. 50 km
Cat. A: Rothenburg - Ansbach, approx. 50 km

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.
Overnight stay in Herrieden or Ansbach

Day 3 Cat. B: Herrieden - Weißenburg, approx. 55 km
Cat. A: Ansbach - Wettelsheim/Treuchtlingen, approx. 55/60 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.
Overnight stay in Weißenburg or Wettelsheim/Treuchtlingen

Day 4 Cat. B: Weißenburg - Eichstätt, approx. 50 km
Cat. A: Wettelsheim/Treuchtlingen - Eichstätt, approx. 45/50 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.
Overnight stay in Eichstätt

Day 5 Eichstätt - Beilngries, approx. 45 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.
Overnight stay in Beilngries

Day 6 Beilngries - Kelheim, approx. 50 km

Kelheim

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.
Overnight stay in Kelheim

Day 7 Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 40 km + boat trip

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.
Overnight stay in Regensburg

Day 8 Individual journey home or extension of stay

Regensburg

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

Booking Information

Arrival daily from 07.04.2015 to 24.10.2015

season A   28.03.2015 - 24.04.2015 and 04.10.2015 - 24.10.2015
season B   25.04.2015 - 08.05.2015 and 07.06.2015 - 25.06.2015 and 23.08.2015 - 03.10.2015
season C   09.05.2015 - 06.06.2015 and 26.06.2015 - 22.08.2015

Non-bookable dates are shown in the booking form. For pricing purposes, the season is dictated by the arrival date.

Prices Category B

All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A479,- €
Additional fee season B80,- €
Additional fee season C120,- €
Additional fee single room140,- €
Additional fee half-board (7x dinner)140,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 24 gear70,- €
Men's bicycles, 24 gear, from 1,75 m70,- €
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear70,- €
Men's bicycles, 7 gear, from 1,75 m 70,- €
E-bike, derailleur140,- €
26-inch teenager´s bikes 35,- €
24-inch teenager´s bikes35,- €
20-inch teenager´s bikes 35,- €
Children´s trailer35,- €
Trailer bike for children35,- €
Baby bike seat0,- €
Extra night in a double room, B&B45,- €
Extra night in a single room, B&B60,- €
Return transfer by bus incl. bike60,- €
Booking codeBY-AT7b

Prices Category A

All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A579,- €
Additional fee season B80,- €
Additional fee season C120,- €
Additional fee single room180,- €
Additional fee half-board (7x dinner)175,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 24 gear70,- €
Men's bicycles, 24 gear, from 1,75 m70,- €
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear70,- €
Men's bicycles, 7 gear, from 1,75 m 70,- €
E-bike, derailleur140,- €
26-inch teenager´s bikes 35,- €
24-inch teenager´s bikes35,- €
20-inch teenager´s bikes 35,- €
Children´s trailer35,- €
Trailer bike for children35,- €
Baby bike seat0,- €
Extra night in a double room, B&B60,- €
Extra night in a single room, B&B80,- €
Return transfer by bus incl. bike60,- €
Booking codeBY-AT7a

For our younger cyclists

The following discounts or fixed prices apply to children and adolescents sharing a room with two full-paying adults (with regard to basic price and seasonal charges):
to an age of 6100 %
from 6 years to an age of 1450 %
from 14 years to an age of 1825 %

Rental bikes

Types of rental bikes:
7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
24-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
Electric bike with free-wheel
Youth bike (20-26 inch), children's trailer, trailgator, child seat

Fittings:
Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection WITHOUT health insurance includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the GuteFahrt protection WITH health insurance includes a travel health insurance and medical return transport.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49.89.62424-460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!