The Altmuehl bike path - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Rothenburg o.T. / Regensburg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 295 km / 184 mi
  • Distance per day:
    40-65 km / 25-38 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    2 stages slightly hilly, otherwise flat
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle paths, only occasionally on roads.
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train
    by bus (for cat. L incl.)
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, wine cellars, snack bars and places to shop all along the cycle path. That is why we do not offer half board. An evening meal costs approx. EUR 10-20 per person. You can, of course, eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

The Altmuehl bike path

Rothenburg-Regensburg, 8 days / 7 nights from EUR 539

The Tour

The Altmuehl bike path - Rothenburg

The Altmühl bike path showcases a stunning landscape to those who ride on it, with its end points of Rothenburg - known around the world, be it in the United States or in Japan - and Regensburg, a UNESCO world heritage site and perhaps Germany’s most beautiful city. In Between, you’ll find the Franconian lake district and the Altmühl valley nature park. You’ll be seeing moorlands, medieval castles and Baroque monasteries, Roman mansions and Franconian timber-framed houses: that’s what expects you on this tour - which is suitable for veteran cyclists and novices alike.

 
The Altmuehl bike path

Day 1 Arrival in Rothenburg o.T.
This medieval town is known around the world - in the evening, the night watchman will show you around the alleyways.

Day 2 Rothenburg - Ansbach region, approx. 50-65 km / 31-40 mi
The countryside on the way towards the Altmuehl is slightly hilly, and you’ll be able to see Colmberg’s Zollernburg castle from far away.

Day 3 Ansbach region - Weißenburg region, 55-65 km / 34-40 mi
You’ll find traces of the Romans everywhere, as the Roman-Germanic limes ran straight through this region.

Day 4 Weißenburg region - Eichstätt, approx. 50 km / 31 mi
Slowly, you’ll notice the Altmuehl valley getting lower, with cliffs emerging and castles towering atop them. You’ll find the episcopal town of Eichstätt particularly charming.

Day 5 Eichstätt - Beilngries, approx. 45 km / 28 mi
You’ll be cycling along the river’s many twists, where junipers clad the cliffs. Beilngries’ medieval town walls are still intact.

Day 6 Beilngries - Kelheim, approx. 50 km / 31 mi
Today you’ll again have loads to see, for example the “Tatzelwurm”, a modern wooden bridge in Essing. Once in Kehlheim, you’ll have reached the Danube.

Day 7 Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 40 km / 25 mi, boat trip
First off, a ship will take you to the Weltenburg monastery, after which you’ll ride to Germany’s prettiest city, Regensburg.

Day 8 Return or Extension
The tour ends after breakfast. If you like, extend your cycle tour on the Altmuehl bike path.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Included in "The Altmuehl bike path":

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast in your reserved category
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel up to Regensburg,
    no maximum number of items, maximum weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • guided city tour with "Nachtwächter" in Rothenburg
  • boat trip to Kloster Weltenburg excl. bike
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • visitor taxes payable on site
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike
  • cat. M: optional return transfer by minibus incl. bikes
  • cat. L: return transfer by minibus incl. bikes

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Hotels at the international 2* - 3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 8 gears/rear brake or 27 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2021:

  • arrivals daily from 27.03. - 24.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour

Prices for category M:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 539 EUR super saver price
    27.03.-31.03. + 05.04.-17.04.
    01.10.-24.10.
  • 599 EUR saver price
    01.04.-04.04. + 18.04.-05.05.
    07.06.-10.06. + 14.06.-17.06. + 21.06.-24.06.
    12.09.-30.09.
  • 649 EUR basic price
    06.05.-10.05 + 16.05. + 24.05.-27.05.
    06.06. + 11.06.-13.06. + 18.06.-20.06. + 25.06.-30.06.
    22.08.-11.09.
  • 699 EUR seasonal price
    11.05.-15.05. + 17.05.-23.05. + 28.05.-05.06.
    01.07.-21.08.
    • 180 EUR single room surcharge
    •   80 EUR rental bike
    •   40 EUR kid bike/trailer
    • 195 EUR e-bike
    •   89 EUR return transfer incl. bike
    •   50 EUR additional night, double room per person, B&B
    •   75 EUR additional night, single room, B&B

    Prices for category L:

    All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

    • 739 EUR super saver price
      27.03.-31.03. + 05.04.-17.04.
      01.10.-24.10.
    • 799 EUR saver price
      01.04.-04.04. + 18.04.-05.05.
      07.06.-10.06. + 14.06.-17.06. + 21.06.-24.06.
      12.09.-30.09.
    • 849 EUR basic price
      06.05.-10.05 + 16.05. + 24.05.-27.05.
      06.06. + 11.06.-13.06. + 18.06.-20.06. + 25.06.-30.06.
      22.08.-11.09.
    • 899 EUR seasonal price
      11.05.-15.05. + 17.05.-23.05. + 28.05.-05.06.
      01.07.-21.08.
      • 220 EUR single room surcharge
      •   80 EUR rental bike
      •   40 EUR kid bike/trailer
      • 195 EUR e-bike
         
      •   80 EUR additional night, double room per person, B&B
      • 110 EUR additional night, single room, B&B
         
      • booking code "The Altmuehl bike path":
        BY-AT-7L
      • how you can save some money

      For children, both categories:

        • Discount in the room of two adults
          00-05 years 100%
          06-11 years   50%
          12-17 years   25% 

        The booking process

        The Tour
        Info/arrival

        Info/arrival

        Arrival:

        • Arrvial by car:
          Large car parks outside the old town, cost approx. EUR 10/day.
          Free parking behind the train station, frequently used by commuters during the week, no reservation possible.
          Chargeable hotel parking according to availability, details in the travel documents.

        • Arrival by train:
          Rothenburg o.T. train station, ca. 600 m to the city center

        • Arrival at Frankfurt airport:
          Distance to Rothenburg approx. 180 km, every half an hour, duration approx. 3 hours, 2-3 changes, normal fee approx EUR 50.

        • Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you in your hotel.

        Return transfer:

        • by minibus, including your bike. Departure approx. 8:30 am from the hotel. (optional for cat. M, included for cat. L)
        • Under your own steam - we recommend taking the train. Duration approx. 2.5 hours, 2-3 changes, normal price approx. EUR 35.

        Perfectly looked after:
        During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

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