Ulm to Regensburg
Germany Bike Tour
This is a really great tour for families! Biking along the Danube River makes for flat riding and the paths are almost entirely traffic-free, and the views from the river banks are truly magnificent. The ride begins in Ulm, home to the tallest Cathedral in the world which is surely worth a visit. Ulm is also the birthplace of the famous Albert Einstein. Via small quaint German towns you will pedal your way to Günzburg, with a nearly intact old town center. If the kids come along, you may be able to visit the Legoland Theme Park built just outside of Günzburg. Pedaling on, you will be pleased to arrive in Donauwörth, part of the scenic Romantic Road. Be sure to take a stroll down the lively and attractive Reichsstrasse (street) with many shops & cafes. Ingolstadt, Neuburg, and Bad Gögging also await you in the days ahead. Neuburg has a defensive wall around the old town. The end destination is the ideal town of Regensburg. You cannot miss it's old city center.
Where You’ll Stay
In very nice, comfortable 3 to 4-star hotels and B&Bs. All rooms have private facilities.
- 7 nights accommodations
- Luggage transportation
- Route descriptions and maps
- Service hotline
- 21-speed hybrid bicycle
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to Ulm
- Remaining meals
- Every Friday and Saturday from April 19 to September 21, 2013.
Easy, self-guided hotel tour. Cycling takes place on flat, good asphalted bike paths and country roads. Mileages per day range anywhere from 19 to 42 miles but keep in mind you have the entire day to complete them.
- Arrival in Ulm.
- Ulm - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
- Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km)
- Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 37 mi. (58 km)
- Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km)
- Bad Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km)
- Departure from Regensburg.
All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Ulm.
Individual arrival. Welcome to the city with the world’s largest cathedral. The view of the beautiful Danube landscape is quite idyllic.
DAY 2: Ulm - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
If you haven’t already visited the Ulm Minster (cathedral), you can do this in the morning. Afterwards, you bike through small German towns such Friedrichsau and Thalfingen to Günzburg. This city has a wonderful old center worth strolling through at night. The town is also famous for it’s Legoland theme park nearby.
DAY 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km)
Today you bike through typical German villages like Reisenburg, Offingen, Gundelfingen, and Lauingen into the university town of Dillingen. After Höchstädt you reach the border town, Donauwörth, a part of the scenic route known as the Romantic Road.
DAY 4: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, 37 mi. (58 km)
You leave this pretty town and bike past the Bertoldsheim Castle to Neuberg. On through the outstretching Grünauer Forst (forest) to Ingolstadt with the Liebfrauen Minster, one of South Germany’s most beautiful hall churches.
DAY 5: Ingolstadt – Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km)
You start biking along the Paar River (a tributary of the Danube) to Vohburg, a very small quaint German town. Past the steam power station of the Isar-Amper-Werke you bike on to the famous Aura Bicycle Path. Passing through Neustadt you will come to Bad Gögging, where you can let yourself be spoiled in the famous thermal spa.
DAY 6: Bad Gögging – Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km)
The day begins passing the Roman citadel, Abusina, to Weltenburg – Bavaria’s oldest monastery. You can come on board a Danube steamer here. It will take you past the Independence Hall on Michelsberg to Kelheim. Continue to Regensburg by bike.
DAY 7: Departure from Regensburg.
Departure after breakfast or continue your stay in Germany.