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 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: £ 405 $ 638 425 NOK 4250 kr 3923 $ 510

    Single room: £ 505 $ 795 530 NOK 5300 kr 4892 $ 636

    Season 2: £ 433 $ 683 455 NOK 4550 kr 4200 $ 546

    Single room: £ 533 $ 840 560 NOK 5600 kr 5169 $ 672

    Season 3: £ 452 $ 713 475 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570

    Single room: £ 552 $ 870 580 NOK 5800 kr 5354 $ 696

    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

    extra options

    Return transfer Passau to Regensburg, daily at 3 pm incl. bike: £ 38 $ 60 40 NOK 400 kr 369 $ 48

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 67 $ 105 70 NOK 700 kr 646 $ 84

    Dinners included: £ 93 $ 147 98 NOK 980 kr 905 $ 118

    Extra nights (price is per person):
    Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 57 $ 90 60 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72

    Single room: £ 82 $ 129 86 NOK 860 kr 794 $ 103

    Passau (3 star B&B): £ 50 $ 80 53 NOK 530 kr 489 $ 64

    Single room: £ 71 $ 113 75 NOK 750 kr 692 $ 90

    Passau (4 star B&B): £ 57 $ 90 60 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72

    Single room: £ 80 $ 126 84 NOK 840 kr 775 $ 101

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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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

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Regensburg and Passau.

TypeSelf Guided
Length5 days
From425 Rates
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Tour Dates

Daily from April 1 to October 31, 2017

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
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!

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Customer Feedback

  • Svetlana S. 2 weeks 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. 3 weeks 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 weeks 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. 1 month 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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