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Special Bargain Bike Tour in Germany

OO TOURISTIK invites you to join their special bargain bike tour in Germany! This Altmühltal Valley cycle path will cover the Altmühltal. As one of Germany's largest nature parks with its lovely cities Rothenburg and Regensburg, it will be the highlights of this bike tour. The unique landscape with cragged Jura rocks, rolling river bends, and luscious meadows accompanies you along the cycle path.

Key information

  • Trip Type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Flat up to gently hilly
  • Difficulty level: Moderate (Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day) / Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total Distance : 157 miles / 252 kilometers or 168 miles / 270 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available for rent (165 EUR per stay)

Highlights

  • 6-day self-guided bike tour
  • Cycle route map with English tour description
  • Starts from Rothenburg ob der Tauber and ends in Regensburg
  • City walking tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • A boat trip from Riedenburg - Kehlheim
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Daily buffet extended breakfast
  • 6 nights' accommodation

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6 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in selected hotels and inns along the Altmühltal valley cycle path. Those include Hotel Goldenes Fass, Hotel-Restaurant Zur Sonne, Am Ellinger Tor Flair-Hotel-Restaurant, Hotel Garni Fuchs, Hotel-Gasthof Zur Post, Avia Hotel.

Program

Day 1 - Individual arrival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

OO TOURISTIK recommends an early arrival for your cycling holiday to get to know the historic old town with its medieval flair.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Goldenes Fass, a TOP International Hotel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 2 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Herrieden / Ansbach (approximately 54 / 48 kilometers)

Today, you will cycle past the impressive Colmberg Castle to the old mill town Leutershausen, then you continue your bike route to Herrieden.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel-Restaurant Zur Sonne in Herrieden

Day 3 - Herrieden / Ansbach - Weißenburg in Bayern / Treuchtlingen (approximately 53 / 67 kilometers)

After breakfast, follow the cycle route via Lake Altmühl to the Karlsgraben (an attempt of Charles the Great to build a sewer construction) with a side trip to the Roman city of Weißenburg in Bayern before cycling to Treuchtlingen.

  • Example of the hotel: Am Ellinger Tor Flair-Hotel-Restaurant in Weißenburg in Bayern

Day 4 - Weißenburg in Bayern / Treuchtlingen - Eichstätt (approximately 53 / 43 kilometers)

Your cycling tour starts from Treuchtlingen, offering scenery from the wide and flat stream to a landscape with high dolomite rocks and the rugged Jura rock. The residence square and the Castle Willibaldsburg of Eichstätt are well-worth visiting on a side trip along the Altmühltal cycle path.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Garni Fuchs in Eichstätt

Day 5 - Eichstätt - Riedenburg (approximately 55 / 75 kilometers)

The magnificent landscape of the broader Altmühl River continues and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, sluice constructions by Dietfurt, are interesting to view along this great bike route before cycling to today's final destination, Riedenburg. With a transfer, you can shorten the distance to 55 kilometers, more details regarding the transfer you will find in your travel documents.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel-Gasthof Zur Post in Riedenburg

Day 6 - Riedenburg - Regensburg (approximately 37 kilometers except for arrival on Wednesday approximately 53 kilometers by bike)

Today, you are cycling from the estuary of Altmühl River into the Danube River to Kelheim. It follows the cycle path along Danube River toward the 2000-year-old city of Regensburg, with its medieval buildings and romantic lanes. Please notes that the boat trip from Riedenburg to Kehlheim includes bike operating from 13:05 to 19:10, except for arrival on Wednesday. There will be no price reduction in case the boat trip isn't claimed.

  • Example of the hotel: Avia Hotel in Regensburg

Day 7

You can depart individually or add extra nights after the tour.

Bike

21 / 24-speed ladies' bike

  • Model: Kettler
  • Frame: aluminum frame
  • Gears: 21-speed derailleur gears, freewheel
  • Brakes: Shimano V-Brakes
  • Tyres: 28 inches
  • Saddle: high-quality saddle

7 / 8-speed unisex bike

  • Model: Kettler
  • Frame: aluminum frame
  • Gears: 7-speed hub gears
  • Brakes: backpedal brake
  • Tyres: 28 inches
  • Saddle: high-quality saddle

21 / 24-speed men's bike

  • Model: Kettler
  • Frame: aluminum frame
  • Gears: 21-gear derailleur gears, freewheel
  • Brakes: Shimano V-Brakes
  • Tyres: 28 inches
  • Saddle: high-quality saddle

Electrically-powered bike

  • Frame: aluminum unisex frame
  • Engine: electric drive
  • Tyres: 28 inches
  • Saddle: high-quality saddle

Luggage transfer

OO TOURISTIK transports your luggage from hotel to hotel as far as the last hotel of your package tour. For the return journey, you have to take over the organization and responsibility for your luggage. They cannot give reimbursement for damaged objects or held responsible for valuables kept in your luggage. Abrasion, similar for flying, cannot be taken into account. OO TOURISTIK kindly asks you not to bring bulky luggage or luggage with more than 20 kilograms. Please note that per person, only one piece of luggage is transported.

Included excursions

You will enjoy a city walking tour with a night watchman through lovely Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Location

This bike tour starts in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and ends in Regensburg. Along the route, you will cycle to Leutershausen, Herrieden, Karlsgraben, Weißenburg in Bayern, Treuchtlingen, Eichstätt, and Riedenburg.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Castle Willibaldsburg of Eichstätt is worth a visit.

What's included

  • 6-day self-guided bike tour
  • Information material (cycle route map with English tour description) per room
  • City walking tour with a night watchman through lovely Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Boat trip from Riedenburg - Kehlheim
  • GPS tracks (on request)
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Regensburg
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast or extended breakfast
  • Hotline service on the weekend

What's not included

  • City tax (payable on the spot)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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