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Altmühltal Cycle Path, Rothenburg - Regensburg, 8-days

Altmühltal Cycle Path, Rothenburg - Regensburg, 8-day-version

Bike riding at the rivers Altmühl and Danube...

The Altmühl river leads you through marvellous regions. Starting from the franconian Alb to the Danube. Extensive forest- and meadow landscapes define the unique character of the river’s upper course during this cycling holiday. Narrow valleys and bizarre rocky areas characterise the landscape in the Altmühltal valley's nature park. Medieval cities and castles are witnesses of a moving past.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 05.30 pm
  • Rental bike-complete protection insurance
  • Night watchman tour in Rothenburg
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Individual arrival to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On your first evening, it is possible to take a walk with the night watchman (incl.). Dreamlike alleys and a protective city wall – stride through one of the mightiest city gates into another world.

2. Day: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Herrieden/Ansbach (approx. 47 - 54 km)

Cycle through the upper Altmühl valley, past Leutershausen, whose museum and memorial serve as a reminder of its most famous son, Gustav Weißkopf. The medieval ambience can still be felt in Herrieden, your stage destination. As an alternative option, you can also spend the night in Ansbach.

3. Day: Herrieden/Ansbach - Weißenburg/Treuchtlingen (approx. 53 - 67 km)

After passing Gunzenhausen, you will reach Markt Berolzheim. You either cycle directly along the Altmühl river to Treuchtlingen, where you can relax in the Altmühl thermal spa, or you can take a side-trip to Weißenburg, where you leave the riverbanks shortly before Markt Berolzheim and cycle directly to Weißenburg.

4. Day: Weißenburg/Treuchtlingen - Eichstätt (approx. 43 - 53 km)

The most spectacular part of the scenery on your cycling tour begins in Treuchtlingen. The glistening white Dolomite rocks rise up imposingly out of the wooded slopes and mountain ridges. It is worthwhile to take a round trip of the Residenzplatz in Eichstätt or to visit the cathedral in the bishop- and university city.

5. Day: Eichstätt - Beilngries (approx. 45 km)

Today you have the opportunity to choose between various sightseeing possibilities, for example the large nature reserve of the Gungoldinger Wacholderheide or the Hirschberg castle. Your stage destination is Beilngries. The historic centre of the old town, with its townhouses, is surrounded by a well-preserved city wall.

6. Day: Beilngries - Kelheim (approx. 53 km)

After a visit to the sluice of the Main-Danube-Canal, you cycle towards the city Dietfurt. You will spend the night in Kelheim, where you can visit the imposing Befreiungshalle (Hall of Liberation) on the Michelsberg hill.

7. Day: Kelheim - Regensburg (approx. 40 km)

At Weltenburg, you can experience the breakthrough of the Danube by ship (not included in the travel price). It is not far now to your stage destination Regensburg. The medieval cityscape with the St. Peter’s cathedral and the stone bridge, as well as over 1000 single memorials, await your discovery in the UNESCO-world heritage city.

8. Day: Regensburg - departure

Individual departure from Regensburg.


On the throughout signed Altmühltal cycle path, you cycle without gradients on fortified forest and field paths, small low traffic side roads as well as on mostly fine graveled cycle paths.

Total length: approx. 291 - 303 kilometres

level of difficulty: 1


Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal or 21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room
  • E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room
  • Bus transfer Regensburg - Rothenburg:
    at the beginning/end possible, daily at 09.00 am, duration approx. 3 hours, incl. bike

Additional information

  • Altmühltal Cycle Path, Rothenburg - Regensburg + Extension to Passau --> Details >>here<<
  • possible visitor’s tax payable on-site
  • velotours-original tour
  • Parking and arrival information
    By train: Rothenburg is accessible by IC and ICE trains. The journey by regional train takes about an hour.

    By car: Coming from the A7, take the exit Rothenburg.

    By plane: The next airport is in Nuremberg (approx. 90 km away)

    Parking at the arrival hotels: Some of the hotels have their own parking facilities directly at the building (for example: long-term parking spaces for the duration of the stay for approx. € 5,- per day and a garage for about € 7,- per day) or in the surrounding area (for example: parking garage for approx. € 10,- per day). A reservation is possible. We recommend, that you contact the hotel after receiving your travel documents and inquire as to whether there is sufficient availability to stay for the entire duration of the tour. For further information, you can contact the respective arrival hotel after receiving your hotel list.


Our additional packages

  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated bike tour
  • Maps are available at any time even without internet connection
  • Precise navigation for great adventures that last a lifetime
  • Highlights with which you can discover wonderful places
  • Topographic maps with free updates
from € 30,-
Prices / Dates
Category Standard

Accommodation in good inns and middle-class hotels with 3-star-level

Category Comfort

Accommodation in good to very good inns and hotels with 3- and 4-star-level

Price per person

Base price
Single room € 769,-- € 639,--
Double room € 589,-- € 489,--
Triple room € 589,-- € 489,--
Quadruple room € 589,-- € 489,--
Half board € 185,-- € 165,--
Seasonal supplement
20.04.2020 - 16.05.2020
€ 130,--€ 130,--
Seasonal supplement
17.05.2020 - 16.09.2020
€ 150,--€ 150,--
Seasonal supplement
17.09.2020 - 30.09.2020
€ 100,--€ 100,--
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 180,--€ 180,--
Additional services
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,--
Bus transfer Regensburg - Rothenburg

at the beginning/end possible, daily at 09.00 am, duration approx. 3 hours, incl. bike

€ 89,-- € 89,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Rothenburg ob der Tauber € 62,-- € 94,--
Regensburg € 63,-- € 95,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Rothenburg ob der Tauber € 55,-- € 84,--
Regensburg € 63,-- € 95,--

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