Regensburg at night along the Danube River in Germany. Photo via Creative Commons:Ulrich Oestringer

Ulm has the world's tallest church steeple at Ulm Minster, and is also the birthplace of Albert Einstein. Photo via Flickr:Alessandro Caproni

Danube Bike Path - Ulm to Passau

Germany Bike Tours

A German bicycle tour for families!

  • This bike tour in Germany is perfect 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 very 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 its old city center.

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  • 7 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 496 $ 881 605 NOK 5949 kr 5492 $ 714

    Single room: £ 647 $ 1,151 790 NOK 7768 kr 7171 $ 932

    Season 2: £ 529 $ 940 645 NOK 6343 kr 5855 $ 761

    Single room: £ 680 $ 1,209 830 NOK 8162 kr 7534 $ 979

    Dinners included: £ 128 $ 227 156 NOK 1534 kr 1416 $ 184

    8 Day Tour: 

    Season 1: £ 553 $ 983 675 NOK 6638 kr 6127 $ 797

    Single room: £ 725 $ 1,289 885 NOK 8703 kr 8033 $ 1,044

    Season 2: £ 594 $ 1,056 725 NOK 7129 kr 6581 $ 856

    Single room: £ 766 $ 1,362 935 NOK 9194 kr 8487 $ 1,103

    Dinners included: £ 147 $ 261 179 NOK 1760 kr 1625 $ 211

    10 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 729 $ 1,297 890 NOK 8752 kr 8078 $ 1,050

    Single room: £ 946 $ 1,681 1154 NOK 11348 kr 10475 $ 1,362

    Season 2: £ 778 $ 1,384 950 NOK 9342 kr 8623 $ 1,121

    Single room: £ 995 $ 1,769 1214 NOK 11938 kr 11019 $ 1,433

    Dinners included: £ 189 $ 337 231 NOK 2272 kr 2097 $ 273

    Season 1: April 14 to May 11 and September 17 to September 30
    Season 2: May 12 to September 16

    extra options

    E-bike rental (only possible with arrivals on Saturday):

    7 and 8 day tours: £ 82 $ 146 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118

    10 days: £ 107 $ 189 130 NOK 1278 kr 1180 $ 153

    Return transfers (daily at 3 pm) including bike:

    Regensburg to Ulm: £ 49 $ 87 60 NOK 590 kr 545 $ 71

    Passau to Ulm: £ 53 $ 95 65 NOK 639 kr 590 $ 77

    Passau to Donauwörth: £ 53 $ 95 65 NOK 639 kr 590 $ 77

    Extra nights (price is per person):
    Ulm (4 star B&B): £ 52 $ 92 63 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 Single room: £ 77 $ 137 94 NOK 924 kr 853 $ 111

    Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 49 $ 87 60 NOK 590 kr 545 $ 71 Single room: £ 70 $ 125 86 NOK 846 kr 781 $ 101

    Passau (3 star): £ 43 $ 77 53 NOK 521 kr 481 $ 63 Single room: £ 61 $ 109 75 NOK 738 kr 681 $ 89

    Passau (4 star): £ 49 $ 87 60 NOK 590 kr 545 $ 71 Single room: £ 69 $ 122 84 NOK 826 kr 762 $ 99

    Donauwörth (4 star): £ 50 $ 89 61 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72

    Single room: £ 75 $ 133 91 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Munich.

    Local Travel

    Take the train from Munich airport to tour start. Ride is about 2½ hours and costs 30-40 Euros.

    Climate

    Check local weather conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperatures in °F for the Ulm area are: April, 56°/36°; May, 65°/45°; June, 70°/51°; July, 73°/54°; August, 72°/52°; and, September, 65°/48°

    Recommended

    Combine this tour with the 5 day Regensburg to Passau tour!


Where You’ll Stay

In very nice, comfortable 3 to 4-star hotels and B&Bs. All rooms have private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 6, 7, or 9 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Service hotline
  • NuVinci Bike rental with internal gearshift hub unisex free wheel with two pannier bags

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Additional nights available in Passau, Ulm, Regensburg and Donauwörth.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7–10 days
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Tour Dates

Daily departures from April 14 to September 30, 2017

Skill Level

This is an 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.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Danube Bike Path - Ulm to Passau Map

7 Day Tour - Ulm to Regensburg

Day 1: Arrival in Ulm
Day 2: Ulm - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km)
Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 km)
Day 5: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Bad Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km)
​Day 7: 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 Reisensburg, 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, 39 mi. (62 km)
You leave this pretty town and bike past the Bertoldsheim Castle to Neuburg. 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 today's Germany bike tour 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.

10 Day Tour - Ulm to Passau

Day 1: Ulm 
Individual arrival to Ulm. 

Day 2: Ulm - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km) 
After a cultural tour through the old town with the Ulmer Münster your bike tour begins. You cycle through the Friedrichsau and via Thalfingen to your first destination, Günzburg. 

Day 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km) 
Today you cycle via Gundelfingen and Lauingen into the old imperial and university town of Dillingen. Via Höchstädt you reach the border town of Donauwörth at the “Dreistammesecke” (corner of the tribes of Swabia, Franconia and Bavaria). 

Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 km) 
You leave the former Fugger city and cycle past Bertoldsheim Castle to Neuburg. You go on through Grünauer Forest to Ingolstadt with the Liebfrauenmünster, one of the most beautiful hall churches in Southern Germany. 

Day 5: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km) 
Today you cycle along the River Paar to Vohburg. Cycle past the impressive steam power plant of the Isar-Amper-Company and come to the Au Cycle Path via Neustadt to Bad Gögging, where you can indulge yourself with a visit to the well-known Limes spa. 

Day 6: Bad Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km) 
Passing the Roman Fort of Abusina, your journey leads you to Weltenburg (the oldest monastery in Bavaria). Here you can go on board on a Danube steamer, which takes you past the Liberation Hall on top of the mountain Michelsberg to Kelheim, from where you continue by bike towards Regensburg. 

Day 7: Regensburg - Straubing, 33 mi. (53 km) 
Crossing the Nibelungen Bridge and the Walhalla-Alley, you reach the sign-posted bicycle route “Tour de Baroque” and cycle to Donaustauf. From the famous Walhalla, the “Temple of German Honour”, is visible over the Danube Valley. You continue on the Danube dam and pass the barrage of Geisling to Straubing, which is renowned for its Baroque middle-class houses and picturesque city square. World famous and worth a visit is the “Roman Treasure Trove” at the Gäuboden museum. 

Day 8: Straubing - Deggendorf, 25 mi. (40 km) 
Via Oberalteich you reach Bogen at the foot of the precipitous Bogenberg mountain. The path leads you further to Metten. Today’s place of accommodation is Deggendorf, the portal to the Bavarian Forest. 

Day 9: Deggendorf - Passau, 37 mi. (60 km) 
You cycle again on the "Tour de Baroque". Via Niederaltaich, one of the oldest Benedictine Monasteries in Bavaria, you reach the small village of Winzer. Next it goes to Vilshofen. You cycle on the left side of the Danube up to the hydroelectric power plant of Kachlet. After crossing the Danube, you reach the city of three rivers, Passau. 

Day 10: Individual departure from Passau

8 Day Tour - Donauwörth - Passau

Day 1: Donauwörth
Day 2: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 km)
Day 3: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Bad - Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km)
Day 5: Regensburg - Straubing, 33 mi. (53 km)
Day 6: Straubing - Deggendorf, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 7: Deggendorf - Passau, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 8: Individual departure from Passau

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