Danube Bike Path - Regensburg to Passau
Germany Bike Tours
Cycle along the Danube in South East Germany
The enchanting bike tour begins in the medieval city of Regensburg, a city with a history of over 2000 years. Unlike many other German towns, this one had little damage from the Allied air raid in World War II, and therefore has a nearly intact medieval city center.
Along the banks of the Danube you will bike to Straubing which is known for its festivals such as Gäubodenvolksfest, the second largest folk festival in Bavaria, Germany next to Oktoberfest. Straubing is also famous for the Jazz Festival, which has attracted guests such as Seal and Aretha Franklin.
Continuing along the Danube you will visit towns such has Mettin and Deggendorf. After an overnight in Deggendorf you pedal on to Passau. Passau is known as the City of Three Rivers because it is here that the Danube, Inn and Ilz River converge. This lively port town is a marvel to see in its romantic river setting complete with the great Veste Oberhaus (a fortress built 13th–16th century that overlooks the town).
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Season 1: £ 361 $ 649 € 440 NOK 4327 kr 3994 $ 519 Single room: £ 451 $ 811 € 550 NOK 5408 kr 4992 $ 649 Season 2: £ 385 $ 693 € 470 NOK 4622 kr 4266 $ 555 Season 3: £ 402 $ 723 € 490 NOK 4818 kr 4448 $ 578
Season 1: April 1 to April 6 and October 22 to October 31, 2018
Season 2: April 7 to May 11 and September 17 and October 21, 2018
Season 3: May 12 to September 16, 2018
Electric bicycle rental: £ 74 $ 133 € 90 NOK 885 kr 817 $ 106 Dinners included: £ 82 $ 148 € 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118 Extra nights:
Regensburg, 4 star:
Double/twin: £ 51 $ 91 € 62 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73 Single: £ 72 $ 130 € 88 NOK 865 kr 799 $ 104 Passau, 3 star:
Double/twin: £ 44 $ 80 € 54 NOK 531 kr 490 $ 64 Single: £ 62 $ 112 € 76 NOK 747 kr 690 $ 90 Passau, 4 star:
Double/twin: £ 50 $ 90 € 61 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72 Single: £ 70 $ 125 € 85 NOK 836 kr 772 $ 100
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Munich.
Take the train to Regensburg (90 mins) and then a short walk or taxi ride to your first hotel.
Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for Regensburg is: 54/36° for April, 64/45° May, 69/51° June, 73/54° July, 73/53° August, 66/47° September, & 55/40° for October.
An extra night before and after the tour!
Where You’ll Stay
In very nice, comfortable 3 to 4-star hotels and B&Bs.
- Hotel accommodations for 4 nights
- Luggage transfer
- Route descriptions & maps
- Service hotline
- Nuvinci stepless gearshift unisex free wheel touring bike with two pannier bags (2018)
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to Regensburg and departure from Passau
- Remaining meals
- Tourist tax (payable locally)
- Bicycle protection
- Trip insurance
Extra nights possible in Regensburg and Passau.
Daily from April 1 to October 31
This is an easy, self-guided hotel tour. The route is almost completely flat with few rolling hills. Most of the biking takes place on asphalted and traffic-free paths. There are 3 days of cycling with an average of 32 miles (51 km) each day.
Day 1: Arrival in Regensburg
Day 2: Regensburg - Straubing, 33 mi. (53 km)
Day 3: Straubing - Deggendorf, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Deggendorf - Passau, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 5: Departure from Passau
All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Regensburg
Regensburg is a lovely, romantic town. Take your time strolling through the nearly intact medieval city center. Among the sites to see is the Dom (cathedral), an intriguing example of Gothic architecture. Another highlight is the Stone Bridge crossing the Danube, which dates back to the 12th century!
DAY 2: Regensburg - Straubing, 33 mi. (53 km)
You bike over the 'Nibelungenbrücke' and on to the signed bike path "Tour the Baroque" to Donaustauf where you can see the ruins of a medieval castle towering above the city. The famous Walhalla Temple nearby is also worth seeing. You continue the tour on the banks of the Danube and reach the day's destination, Straubing, which is famous for it's festivals and baroque houses.
DAY 3: Straubing - Deggendorf, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today your bicycle tour in Germany takes your through the flat Danube Valley via Oberaltaich to Metten. In Metten you can visit the Benedictine monastery and see it's historic church. You continue the tour to Deggendorf with its significant old town hall and town squares.
DAY 4: Deggendorf - Passau, 38 mi. (60 km)
Bike again on the "Tour de Baroque" bike path via Niederaltaich Abbey, which is one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries of Bavaria, on to the small village Winzer. After Osterhofen, we reach Aldersbach. The Cistercian church there is one of the most beautiful churches in Bavaria. We follow the left Danube bank to the worthwhile site of the hydroelectric power plant, Kachlet. After crossing the Danube we come to the last destination of the tour, the historic baroque city of Passau, "The 3 River City". Enjoy this lively port town. One of the most popular tourist attractions is the St. Stephan's Cathedral, which was home to the long held record of the biggest organ (17,774 pipes) but now holds 2nd place (to an expanded organ in Los Angeles). Organ concerts are held daily between May and September.
DAY 5: Departure from Passau
Individual departure from Passau after breakfast, or you can choose to extend your stay in Passau!