Germany: The Danube through Bavaria

Pedal along the Danube right across Bavaria, from Donauwörth to Passau.
  1. 1 Arrival Point Donauwörth

    You start your tour in the picturesque town of Donauwörth, which is where the former most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg crossed the Danube. The impressive town houses are still a reminder to us today of the significance and wealth of this town. The Käthe-Kruse doll museum is a treat not only for children.

  2. 2 Donauwörth 65 km Ingolstadt

    Today you will be moving on swiftly. You soon reach the foothills of the Franconian Alb mountains, which liven up the route as you cycle along this gently undulating section of the tour. It's worth taking a look at Neuburg's old town, for example the court church or the town theatre. Ingolstadt has a wonderful medieval flair and is known all over the world as the town where Audi manufactures its cars. Visit the Mobile Museum or wander through the historic city centre.

  3. 3 Ingolstadt 55 km + boat Kelheim

    Today you cycle to Neustadt and then on to Bad Gögging passing many fields of hops on the way. The remains of old castles are a reminder of the Roman settlements here. As you continue you will see a very special natural spectacle: the Danube Gap between Weltenburg and Kelheim.  The Danube carves its way here through the rocks of the Franconian Jura mountains. Departing from the famous Benedictine Monastery, a boat takes you to Kelheim.

  4. 4 Kelheim 40 km Regensburg

    Before you start, you should go up to the Hall of Liberation, which gives you wonderful panoramic views of the area. The route then takes you on to Regensburg, the northernmost point of the Danube. This town is considered Germany's best preserved city and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Bring your day to a pleasant end with a walk through the winding alleyways of the town's Spitalviertel, or hospital quarter.

  5. 5 Regensburg 50 km Straubing

    We can recommend taking your first break in Walhalla, close to Donaustauf. The route then takes you on along the Danube to Castle Wörth. From here you can look over the Gäuboden, or Bavaria's "granary" and one of the largest loess regions in South Germany. Today's section ends in the old city of Straubing, which looks back on Celtic and Roman roots. The town's striking tower is this small town's land mark.

  6. 6 Straubing 40 km Deggendorf

    Today you first cycle through Bogen, which became known when a statue of the pregnant Madonna was found here in 1104. The Church of the Assumption on Boenberg is the oldest pilgrimage church of the Madonna in Bavaria. The tour takes you on through Pfelling and Mariaposching to the Benedictine Abbey in Metten. Deggendorf is your destination today. Gothic and baroque styles characterise the unusual pear-shaped site of the old town.

  7. 7 Deggendorf 60 km Passau

    The last section takes you to the small historic town of Vilshofen.  You will soon reach your destination of the three-rivers town and former diocese, Passau. Discover the Danube, Inn and Ilz by boat and let your tour come to a pleasant end with a walk through the historic city centre or a visit to the Veste Oberaus, a fortress, which now accommodates a museum.

  8. 8 Passau Departure

    Your cycle tour along the Bavarian Danube ends after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your stay in Passau if you like.

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 2017 Prices

Double room with breakfast 499€

Season B surcharge 100€
Season C surcharge 140€

Single room surcharge 165€
Half board surcharge 150€

Rental bike (7- / 24-speed) 70€
E-bike 160€

Extra night double room (b&b): Regensburg/Passau 55€
Extra night single room (b&b): Regensburg/Passau 75€

Extra night double room (b&b) other places 45€
Extra night single room (b&b) other places 60€

Services included:
· 7 overnight stays with breakfast on a national 3*level
· Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Passau
· Entrance Museum Mobile Ingolstadt
· Boat trip Weltenburg-Kelheim incl. bike
· Three river boat trip in Passau
· Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room)
· 7 day service hotline

Travel Dates

Daily arrival 01.04. - 24.10.17

Season A 
01.04. - 28.04.
01.10. - 24.10.

Season B
29.04. - 19.05.
18.06. - 30.06.
27.08. - 30.09.

Season C
20.05. - 17.06.
01.07. - 26.08.

The season is determined by the arrival date.

  1. Germany - The Danube through Bavaria - GENERAL INFO

    Parking information: Parking deck im Ried, Opening hours: 24 / 7, Cost: approx. 5 € / day.
    Return travel information:
    Optional  travel by chartered minibus (only on Saturdays from May until September), duration approx. 2.5 hours. Please include this option in your original booking. Alternatively you make your own way back by train. Hourly connections, 1 - 2 changes, duration approx. 4 hours.

  2. Germany - The Danube through Bavaria - CYCLING INFO

    Total Distance: 310 km (approx.)
    Daily Stages:
    between 40 and 65km
    Level:
    Easy
    Notes:
    Mostly level ground and almost always along cycle paths. There are some longer sections on firm off-road tracks, with some sections going through forest. The towns are frequently located on flood-safe raised sites.