Altmühl Cycle Track from Rothenburg to Regensburg

8 days / 7 nights | Self-guided cycling tours

The Altmühltal is known for wonderful biking on the banks of the winding and romantic river Altmühl. You cycle through largely intact nature with white cliffs, green pastures and wetlands. For a stop in picturesque places you are welcome in friendly cafes and restaurants. Enjoy regional specialties, such as the Altmühltaler lamb, fresh trout or savory dishes with wild herbs.


Day 1: Arrival in Rothenburg

Arrival in Rothenburg o. d. Tauber. Handing out of information material. Private parking lot (unguarded). Individual sightseeing of the medieval.
Overnight at 3*-hotel Goldenes Fass or same category.

Day 2:  Ansbach (Cycling 49 km / 35 miles)

In the morning handover of the rental bikes (if booked). Cycle tour to the source of the Altmühl; the Altmühl cycle path now continues via Hornau (excursion possibility to the source of the Altmühl; + 6 km total), Colmberg (Hohenzollern castle) and Lehrberg to Ansbach. (admission to the Residenz included; NOTE - closed on Mondays).
Overnight stay in a 3*- hotel.

Day 3:  Wettelsheim/Weißenburg (Cycling 62 km / 40 miles)

Cycle past the Altmühlsee lake to Gunzenhausen and on to Karlsgraben, where Charlemagne tried to build a canal between the Rhine and the Danube. Continue to Wettelsheim or Weißenburg.
Overnight stay in a 3*- hotel.

Day 4: Eichstätt (Cycling 50 km / 31 miles)

You cycle through the Altmühltal Nature Park in numerous twists and turns. Through the beautiful Kerbtal valley in the Franconian Alb you reach the old bishop's town of Eichstätt.
Overnight stay in a 3*-hotel.

Day 5: Beilngries (Cycling 44 km / 28 miles)

Bike tour along the Altmühl. Passing Walting and Arnsberg you will reach the resort of Kipfenberg (castle, townscape) and finally Beilngries.
Overnight stay in a 3*- hotel.

Day 6: Kelheim (Cycling 48 km / 29 miles)

Passing Dietfurt, you reach Riedenburg, where you can see the world's largest rock crystal group in the crystal museum (included). Along the Main-Danube Canal you cycle to the river delta of the Altmühl and the Danube at Kelheim.
Overnight stay in a 3*-hotel.

Day 7: Regensburg (Cycling 38 km / 24 miles / 50 minutes by boat)

Our tip before you continue the bike tour: Boat trip through the impressive Danube breakthrough from Kelheim to Weltenburg Monastery & back (approx. € 13,- on site). The tour continues by bike past Saal on the Danube and Bad Abbach to Regensburg, a bishop's city well worth seeing.
Overnight stay 4*-Hotel.

Day 8: End of the tour

Transfer back to Rothenburg/T. or extra nights in Rothenburg or Regensburg. Transfer of own bicycles is possible.

Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.