Germany: The Danube Valley

A tour through the unspoiled scenery Danube Valley, Black Forest and Swabian Alps
  1. 1 Independent arrival Donaueschingen

    Individual arrival in Donaueschingen.
    You start your tour in Donaueschingen at the source of the Danube.

  2. 2 Donaueschingen 45/55 km Mühlheim/Fridingen

    Donaueschingen - Mühlheim/Fridingen, approx. 45/55 km

    You cycle to Immendingen with the Danube sinkhole, where the river disappears into porous limestone ground for the majority of the year. In Tuttlingen the valley gets narrower.

  3. 3 Mühlheim/Fridingen 55/45 km Sigmaringen

    Mühlheim/Fridingen - Sigmaringen, approx. 55/45 km

    The river flows between high limestone rocks and you cycle mostly right along the shore. You get a guided tour through Sigmaringen castle which is still occupied today.

  4. 4 Sigmaringen 50 km Obermarchtal

    Sigmaringen - Obermarchtal, approx. 50 km

    You follow the Danube to Zwiefaltendorf where you should take a detour to the Benedictine monastery. In Obermarchtal you find a baroque style monastery.

  5. 5 Obermarchtal 65 km Ulm

    Obermarchtal - Blaubeuren - Ulm, approx. 65 km

    Through the valley of the „old Danube", the original course of the Danube, to Blaubeuren with the famous, Blautopf" (blue pothole). This is a karst spring and the beginning of a great underground cave system.

  6. 6 Ulm 50/55 km Lauingen/Dillingen

    Ulm - Lauingen/Dillingen, approx. 50/55 km

    Visit the worlds highest steeple in Ulm before you cycle through small well-preserved towns towards Dillingen.

  7. 7 Lauingen/Dillingen 45/40 km Donauwörth

    Lauingen/Dillingen - Donauwörth, approx. 45/40 km

    Most of the towns you pass today are located on elevations to save them from floods. In Donauwörth the formerly most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg crosses the Danube.

  8. 8 Donauwörth Departure

    Individual departure or extension of stay

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) Ulm 55€
Extra night single room (b&b) Ulm 75€
Extra night double room (b&b) other places 45€
Extra night single room (b&b) other places 60€

(City or visitor's tax, if payable, is not included in the travel price.)

Services included:
· 7 overnight stays with breakfast on a national 2*/3* level
· Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Donauwörth
· Entrance Fürstliche Sammlungen Donaueschingen (closed on Mondays)
· Entrance Sigmaringen Castle and guided tour
· Entrance to the minster steeple in Ulm
· Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room)
· 7 day service hotline

Travel Season: 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 Valley - CYCLING INFO

    Total Distance: 305 km (approx.)
    Level:
    Moderate
    Notes:
    The first two sections are slightly hilly and then the route takes a more level profile.