Wonderful Bike Tour Germany

OO TOURISTIK invites you to join their Danube river cycle path bike tour in Germany! Danube is Europe's second largest river, started as a calm spring of the Black Forest. During this cycle tour, you will watch the Danube change to a grand river while cycling directly along the waterside. Do not miss the possibility to experience these changes very closely!

Key information

  • Trip Type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly flat and non-asphalted but has a continuous good surface to drive
  • 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: 180 miles / 290 kilometers or 205 miles / 330 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available for rent (175 EUR per person and stay)

Highlights

  • 7-day self-guided bike tour
  • Cycle map with detailed English tour description
  • Starts in Donaueschingen and ends in Donauwörth
  • Guided tour of the Sigmaringen Castle
  • A visit to Münster Tower in Ulm
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Luggage transfer

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Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in family-run middle-class hotels along the Danube cycle path. They are Hotel Restaurant Zum Hirschen in Donaueschingen, Gasthof Hirsch in Mühlheim an der Donau, Hotel Garni Jägerhof in Sigmaringen, Berghofstüble in Obermarchtal, Hotel am Rathaus in Ulm, Hotel Restaurant Kannenkeller in Lauingen, and Hotel Donau in Donauwörth.

Program

Day 1 - Individual arrival in Donaueschingen

The cycling holiday along the Danube river starts in Donaueschingen, characterized by the baronial Fürstenbergische residence.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Restaurant Zum Hirschen in Donaueschingen

Day 2 - Donaueschingen - Mühlheim an der Donau / Fridingen (approximately 45 - 55 kilometers)

The cycle route along the Danube river leads along flat paths through a region called Baar. After Tuttlingen, the valley slowly narrows and you will enjoy cycling to Beuron in Baden-Württemberg for its famous Benedictine monastery.

  • Example of the hotel: Gasthof Hirsch in Mühlheim an der Donau

Day 3 - Mühlheim an der Donau / Fridingen - Sigmaringen / Scheer (approximately 45 - 60 kilometers)

The bike route leads through the Danube breakthrough, where the Danube river and the cycle path lead to Sigmaringen. Enjoy an interesting guided tour of the residence palace which still is inhabited today.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Garni Jägerhof in Sigmaringen

Day 4 - Sigmaringen / Scheer - Obermarchtal (approximately 45 - 50 kilometers)

Cycle along the Danube river to Zwiefaltendorf where OO TOURISTIK recommends a side trip to the Benedictine monastery with its beautiful baroque and rococo architecture.

  • Example of the hotel: Berghofstüble in Obermarchtal

Day 5 - Obermarchtal - Ulm (approximately 65 kilometers)

Today, you will be leaving the river cycling through the Danube Valley to Blaubeuren to today's final destination, Ulm, with the world highest church tower. For a short version, you can also cycle directly along the Danube river to Ulm.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel am Rathaus in Ulm

Day 6 - Ulm - Lauingen / Dillingen (approximately 50 - 55 kilometers)

The bike tour today passes between Ulm and Dillingen through well-kept villages. You can visit the pilgrimage church in Elchingen and the rococo-style Church of Our Lady in Günzburg.

  • Example of the hotel: Hotel Restaurant Kannenkeller in Lauingen

Day 7 - Lauingen / Dillingen - Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein (approximately 40 - 45 kilometers)

The villages are mainly located somewhat off the beaten track on hills protected from the river floodwaters. Those who wish can take a break from cycling in one of the well-maintained villages.

Example of the hotel: Hotel Donau in Donauwörth

Day 8 - Individual departure or extra nights

Today is the departure from your cycling holidays on the Danube.

Bike

24-gear unisex bike with freewheel

  • Bicycle frame: aluminum unisex frame
  • Gears: 24-speed derailleur gears with freewheel
  • Brakes: two caliper brakes
  • Tires: flatless, Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires
  • Saddle: comfortable saddle

7-Gang-Rücktritt Unisexrad

  • Bicycle frame: aluminum unisex frame
  • Gears: 7-speed hub gears
  • Brakes: back-pedal brakes, one caliper brake
  • Tres: flatless, Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires
  • Saddle: comfortable saddle

Electric bike

  • Model: German and Swiss-quality brand
  • Frame: aluminum frame
  • Deeper entry
  • Battery pack: long running time and easy handling

Fittings for all rental bikes

  • Pannier
  • Handlebar bag
  • Milometer
  • Bike lock
  • Pump
  • One repair kit per booking

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

  • Guided tour of the Sigmaringen Castle
  • Trip to Münster Tower in Ulm

Location

Your cycling holiday starts in Donaueschingen, taking you to Mühlheim an der Donau, Sigmaringen, Obermarchtal, Ulm, Lauingen, and ends in Donauwörth. In Donaueschingen, the Danube starts as a little spring and it ends as a powerful stream in Ulm. Ulm is an old city at the Danube with its numerous sights and the birthplace of Albert Einstein. You will pass a landscape with unique nature, perfect for recreation which is fortunately mostly untouched. The length from Donaueschingen to Ulm is approximately 200 kilometers. The degree of difficulty for Donaueschingen - Ulm is that the way is mostly non-asphalted but has a continuous good surface to drive. The signposting is consistently very good signs.

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)

OO TOURISTIK recommends a side trip to the Benedictine monastery with its beautiful baroque and rococo architecture.

What's included

  • 7-day self-guided bike tour
  • Information material (cycle map with detailed English tour description) per room
  • Entrance fee to and guided tour of Sigmaringen Castle
  • Entrance fee to Münster Tower in Ulm
  • Hotline service on the weekend
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Donauwörth
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

What's not included

  • City tax (payable on the spot)

How to get there

Arrival by bus

Return bus transfer is available on request every Saturday in May - September for 80 EUR per person and stay.

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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Availability
Low season
  • September 16 - October 7, 2018
Mid season
  • June 3 - 29, 2018
  • August 25 - September 15, 2018
High season
  • May 5 - June 2, 2018
  • June 30 - August 24, 2018
 
Special discount

Children’s discount is applicable for the third and fourth persons in extra bed with two full-paying persons.

  • 0 - 5 years old: 100%
  • 6 - 13 years old: 50%
  • 14 - 17 years old: 25%
Pricing information
  • Half board supplement (150 EUR per person and stay)
  • Extra night in Donaueschingen (45 EUR in double room and 65 EUR in single room per person and stay)
  • Extra night in Ulm (55 EUR in double room and 75 EUR in single room per person and stay)
  • Extra night in Donauwörth (45 EUR in double room and 65 EUR in single room per person and stay)

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