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 three rivers come together here for a spectacular view: the Danube, Inn and Ilz River. 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: £ 391 $ 616 € 425 NOK 4108 kr 3792 $ 493
Single room: £ 488 $ 769 € 530 NOK 5123 kr 4729 $ 615
Season 2: £ 419 $ 660 € 455 NOK 4398 kr 4060 $ 528
Single room: £ 516 $ 812 € 560 NOK 5413 kr 4997 $ 650
Season 3: £ 437 $ 689 € 475 NOK 4592 kr 4238 $ 551
Single room: £ 534 $ 841 € 580 NOK 5607 kr 5175 $ 673
Season 1: April 1 to April 7 and October 23 to October 31
Season 2: April 8 to May 12 and September 18 to October 22
Season 3: May 13 to September 17
Return transfer Passau to Regensburg, daily at 3 pm incl. bike: £ 37 $ 58 € 40 NOK 387 kr 357 $ 46
Electric bicycle rental: £ 64 $ 102 € 70 NOK 677 kr 625 $ 81
Dinners included: £ 90 $ 142 € 98 NOK 947 kr 874 $ 114
Extra nights (price is per person):
Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 55 $ 87 € 60 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70
Single room: £ 79 $ 125 € 86 NOK 831 kr 767 $ 100
Passau (3 star B&B): £ 49 $ 77 € 53 NOK 512 kr 473 $ 61
Single room: £ 69 $ 109 € 75 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87
Passau (4 star B&B): £ 55 $ 87 € 60 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70
Single room: £ 77 $ 122 € 84 NOK 812 kr 750 $ 97
Rates are based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
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
- 21-speed bicycle equipped with two pannier bags
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to Regensburg
- Remaining meals
- Tourist tax (payable locally)
- Bicycle protection
- Trip insurance
Extra nights possible in Regensburg and Passau.
Daily from April 1 to October 31, 2017
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
Arrival in this romantic town. Take your time strolling through the nearly intact medieval city center. Among the sites to see is the Dom (cathedral), which is an intriguing example of Gothic architecture. Another site not to miss 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!