Visit Regensburg, the start of your Germany Cycle Tour. Photo via Flickr:basecore
Typical German meal of sausage and red cabbage. Photo via Flickr:avlxyz

Straubing, Germany. Photo via Flickr:jorbasa
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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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  • 2017:
    Season 1:
    £ 401 $ 640 425 NOK 4215 kr 3890 $ 506 Single room: £ 501 $ 798 530 NOK 5256 kr 4852 $ 631 Season 2: £ 430 $ 685 455 NOK 4512 kr 4165 $ 541 Single room: £ 529 $ 844 560 NOK 5553 kr 5126 $ 666 Season 3: £ 449 $ 716 475 NOK 4710 kr 4348 $ 565 Single room: £ 548 $ 874 580 NOK 5752 kr 5309 $ 690

    Season 1: October 23 to October 31
    Season 2: September 18 to October 22
    Season 3: May 13 to September 17

    2018:
    Season 1: £ 416 $ 663 440 NOK 4363 kr 4028 $ 524 Single room: £ 519 $ 828 550 NOK 5454 kr 5035 $ 655 Season 2: £ 444 $ 708 470 NOK 4661 kr 4302 $ 559 Season 3: £ 463 $ 738 490 NOK 4859 kr 4485 $ 583  

    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
     

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 66 $ 105 70 NOK 694 kr 641 $ 83 Dinners included: £ 93 $ 148 98 NOK 972 kr 897 $ 117

    Extra nights (price is per person):
    Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 57 $ 90 60 NOK 595 kr 549 $ 71 Single room: £ 81 $ 130 86 NOK 853 kr 787 $ 102 Passau (3 star B&B): £ 50 $ 80 53 NOK 526 kr 485 $ 63 Single room: £ 71 $ 113 75 NOK 744 kr 687 $ 89 Passau (4 star B&B): £ 57 $ 90 60 NOK 595 kr 549 $ 71 Single room: £ 79 $ 127 84 NOK 833 kr 769 $ 100

    2018:
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 85 $ 136 90 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107 Dinners included: £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119 Extra nights:
    Regensburg, 4 star:
    Double/twin: £ 59 $ 93 62 NOK 615 kr 568 $ 74 Single: £ 83 $ 133 88 NOK 873 kr 806 $ 105 Passau, 3 star:
    Double/twin: £ 51 $ 81 54 NOK 536 kr 494 $ 64 Single: £ 72 $ 114 76 NOK 754 kr 696 $ 90 Passau, 4 star:
    Double/twin: £ 58 $ 92 61 NOK 605 kr 558 $ 73 Single: £ 80 $ 128 85 NOK 843 kr 778 $ 101
     

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Munich.

    Local Travel

    Take the train to Regensburg (90 mins) and then a short walk or taxi ride to your first hotel.

    Climate

    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.

    Recommended

    An extra night before and after the tour!


Where You’ll Stay

In very nice, comfortable 3 to 4-star hotels and B&Bs.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 4 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Service hotline
  • 21-speed bicycle equipped with two pannier bags (2017)
  • Nuvinci stepless gearshift unisex free wheel touring bike with two pannier bags (2018)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Regensburg and Passau.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length5 days
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Tour Dates

2017 and 2018:
Daily from April 1 to October 31

Skill Level

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-To-Day Itinerary

Danube Bike Path - Regensburg to Passau Map

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!

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Customer Feedback

  • Lynn L. 3 months ago

    Not only was the bike route scenic, it felt very safe, even for the short periods we were off the bike path. The Regensburg to Passau route was perfect for our group of four adults and four teenagers. None of us are experienced cyclists so three days of biking on a flat path was a perfect introduction to bicycle touring. We loved touring each of the cities on our trip.

  • Svetlana S. 3 months ago

    We have great quality time with family with balanced load of fitness and sightseeing. Excellent tour organization with very comfortable hotels (except Passau). Hotels central location gave us opportunity to enjoy historical city center and local cuisine with great comfort. We liked our bikes and found it very comfortable for our ride pace. It was nice sightseeing tour with great places to visit on the way. Additionally, we were lucky to have great weather. So everything was perfect and we plan out next trip. :)

  • Arnie K. 4 months ago

    Very well organized, very good map & route descriptions, wonderful scenery and sights, excellent hotels with wonderful breakfasts, no hassle luggage transfer.

  • Arnie K. 4 months ago

    Operations and logistics were very well organized. Hotels and staff were excellent. Luggage transfer was great. Route descriptions gave very useful information on what to see and do along the way.

  • Fiona M. 4 months ago

    One hotel was excellent, one was poor and two were OK. For the money paid I would have expected air conditioning as standard. The advertised price of rooms was about half what we paid. I would also have liked to pay in sterling as I found the holiday through a UK search so would have thought this was possible. So - nice holiday, somewhat over-priced, let down by some inferior (noisy and very hot) accommodation.

  • Erin O'Conner 2 years ago

    Wonderful trip. Great descriptive guide book. Look forward to another trip soon.

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