The Altmuehl Cycle Path

From Rothenburg to Regensburg in 8 days / 7 nights from 479,- €
Altmuehl Cycle Path - Rothenburg

This popular tour along the Altmuehl Cycle Path leads you through the pastoral landscape of the Franconian Lake District and the impressive valley which the Altmuehl has cut through the Franconian Jura. Before you come to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Regensburg , take a trip to the famous Weltenburg Monastery and pass twice through the narrow straits of the Danube through the Jura. Well maintained paths ensure that cycling along this route is an enjoyable experience. The stages are quite short and are also suited to those who do not cycle often.

This Altmuehl Cycle Path tour is available in two options:

Category B: Overnight stays in family run guesthouses and hotels of the national 2*/3* category.
Category A: Overnight stays in specially selected hotels of the national 3*/4*category.

Day 1 Individual arrival in Rothenburg o.d.T.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Your holiday begins in the town of Rothenburg in the Tauber Valley, which is well-known from America to Japan. The old town was rebuilt after it was completely destroyed in the 30 years war and is practically unchanged since then. The town walls with its towers and gateways are a good example of urban fortification. Rental bikes await you in your hotel.
Accommodation in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 2 Rothenburg o.d.T. - Herrieden/Ansbach, approx. 50 km

Herrieden

The first day of cycling begins with a number of options along the Alb plateau. Although a little out of the way, we recommend you visit the source of the Altmuehl (approx. 16 km) and make the steep ascent to Colmberg Castle, which hasn’t changed since the 12th century. Then you have the choice of the direct route to Herrieden, or the route which passes through Ansbach with its beautiful Rococo castle of the Brandenburg electoral princes. 
Overnight stay in Herrieden/Ansbach

Day 3 Herrieden/Ansbach - Weißenburg, approx. 55/65 km

Biriciana

Today you will cycle to Gunzenhausen in the middle of the Franconian Lakeland region. You will cycle through maize fields on your way to Graben, a small collection of houses, which during the reign of Charlemagne was the centre of world attention due to the construction of a canal. If you are not staying overnight in Weißenburg, you should definitely take a visit to the Roman excavation site there.
Overnight stay in Weißenburg

Day 4 Weißenburg - Eichstätt, approx. 50 km

Eichstätt

Shortly after setting out this morning you will come to Karlsgraben Canal. This canal was built under Karl the Great in the early Middle Ages to connect the Danube and Rhine rivers. The Valley narrows from Treuchtlingen on as the Altmuehl cuts deep into the Jura rocks. The twelve apostles are possibly the most impressive cliff formations. You will pass numerous castles along the way to your next destination, the diocesan town of Eichstätt with its Baroque flair.
Overnight stay in Eichstätt

Day 5 Eichstätt - Beilngries, approx. 45 km

Today you will have sufficient time for a long stroll through Eichstätt. Shortly after starting out on your tour you should take a break at the Roman Fortress of Vetoniana. You will then continue on through the beautiful moorland nature park, past the impressive Kipfenberg Castle and on to the well preserved, medieval town of Beilngries.
Overnight stay in Beilngries

Day 6 Beilngries - Kelheim, approx. 50 km

Kelheim

First stop is Dietfurt, where you will come to the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. The “Museum of Sound” presents a collection of important music reproducing appliances and devices and afterwards you can pay a visit to Prunn Castle. In Kelheim you will come to the end of the Altmuehl Valley. There is a beautiful panoramic view from the “Befreiungshalle” (“Hall of Liberation”).
Overnight stay in Kelheim

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

Abandoning the saddle you will hop on a boat to Weltenburg Monastery. You will pass through the imposing Danube break-through and come to the picturesquely situated monastery. You will then continue on to Regensburg, the most northern point of the Danube. The city is viewed as being the best preserved town in Germany and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Round off your holiday with a stroll through the winding laneways of the “Spitalviertel” (“Hospital Quarter”).
Overnight stay in Regensburg

Day 8 Individual journey home or extension of stay

Regensburg

After breakfast your cycling tour along the Altmuehl Cycle Path comes to an end and you will return home or to Rothenburg. We would also be more than happy to extend your holiday along the Altmuehl River.

Booking Information

Arrival daily from 12.04.2014 to 11.10.2014

season A   12.04.2014 - 08.05.2014 and 28.09.2014 - 11.10.2014
season B   09.05.2014 - 20.05.2014 and 22.06.2014 - 04.07.2014 and 24.08.2014 - 27.09.2014
season C   21.05.2014 - 21.06.2014 and 05.07.2014 - 23.08.2014

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 B70,- €
Additional fee season C90,- €
Additional fee single room145,- €
Additional fee half-board140,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 21 gear65,- €
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear65,- €
Men's bicycles, 21 gear, from 1,85 m 65,- €
Men's bicycles, 7 gear, from 1,85 m 65,- €
E-bike135,- €
Tandem100,- €
26-inch teenager´s bikes 50,- €
24-inch teenager´s bikes50,- €
20-inch teenager´s bikes 50,- €
Children´s trailer50,- €
Trailer50,- €
Baby bike seat0,- €
Extra night in Regensburg/Rothenburg in double room per person, B&B50,- €
Extra night in Regensburg/Rothenburg in single room, B&B70,- €
Extra night in double room, other places (B&B)45,- €
Extra night in single room, other places (B&B)60,- €
Return transfer by bus incl. bike55,- €
Booking codeAT-RR7b

Prices Category A

All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A579,- €
Additional fee season B70,- €
Additional fee season C90,- €
Additional fee single room170,- €
Additional fee half-board175,- €
Rental bike
Unisex bicycles, 21 gear65,- €
Unisex bicycles, 7 gear65,- €
Men's bicycles, 21 gear, from 1,85 m 65,- €
Men's bicycles, 7 gear, from 1,85 m 65,- €
E-bike135,- €
Tandem100,- €
26-inch teenager´s bikes 50,- €
24-inch teenager´s bikes50,- €
20-inch teenager´s bikes 50,- €
Children´s trailer50,- €
Trailer50,- €
Baby bike seat0,- €
Extra night in Regensburg/Rothenburg in double room per person, B&B65,- €
Extra night in Regensburg/Rothenburg in single room, B&B90,- €
Extra night in double room, other places (B&B)60,- €
Extra night in single room, other places (B&B)80,- €
Return transfer by bus incl. bike55,- €
Booking codeAT-RR7a

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

Comfortable Unisex and men´s bikes (from 1.85 m) in various frame heights, 7 gears, internally geared hubs with back pedal function or 21 gear derailleur, e-bikes, tandems, teenager´s bikes (20-26 inches), children´s trailers and other types of trailers. All bikes come equipped with panniers, handlebar bag with map compartment, mileometer, bicycle lock and puncture repair kit.

Arrival

  • by train:
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber station
  • by car:
    A7 motorway / Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Parking is subject to a charge and availability in the car parks of the start hotel or partner hotel.
    There is free parking at the station (unattended), where cars can be left for the duration of your trip. As this car park is used by commuters it is often full.
  • by plane:
    Nuremberg airport, good train connections to Rothenburg o.d.T., approx. 1,5 hours

Return journey

  • Bus transfer:
    Optional with a minibus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings between 9 and 10 a.m., takes 2,5 hours, price including bike see below, must be stated at the time of booking. Additional transfer dates possible for groups of four people or more.
  • Transfer by train:
    Journey must be self-organised by train, connections every ½ hour, 3 x changes, normal price ca. 35 € excl. bike.

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