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 Bike Tour

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, 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 preserved 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 the old city center.

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  • 2019

    7 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels):  $ 1089 £ 552 $ 965 644 $ 1128 kr 7020 $ 729

    Single room: $ 1342 £ 680 $ 1,189 794 $ 1390 kr 8655 $ 899

    Season 2: $ 1241 £ 629 $ 1,100 734 $ 1285 kr 8001 $ 831

    Single room: $ 1495 £ 758 $ 1,324 884 $ 1548 kr 9636 $ 1,000

    Season 3: $ 1275 £ 646 $ 1,130 754 $ 1320 kr 8219 $ 853

    Single room: $ 1528 £ 775 $ 1,354 904 $ 1583 kr 9854 $ 1,023

    Season 4: $ 1309 £ 663 $ 1,160 774 $ 1355 kr 8437 $ 876

    Single room: $ 1562 £ 792 $ 1,384 924 $ 1618 kr 10072 $ 1,046

     

    8 Day Tour (Cat. 3 star Hotels): $ 937 £ 475 $ 830 554 $ 970 kr 6039 $ 627

    Single room: $ 1205 £ 611 $ 1,068 713 $ 1248 kr 7772 $ 807

    Season 2: $ 1189 £ 603 $ 1,053 703 $ 1231 kr 7663 $ 796

    Single room: $ 1457 £ 739 $ 1,291 862 $ 1509 kr 9396 $ 976

    Season 3: $ 1239 £ 628 $ 1,098 733 $ 1283 kr 7990 $ 830

    Single room: $ 1508 £ 764 $ 1,336 892 $ 1562 kr 9723 $ 1,009

    Season 4: $ 1273 £ 645 $ 1,128 753 $ 1318 kr 8208 $ 852

    Single room: $ 1542 £ 782 $ 1,366 912 $ 1597 kr 9941 $ 1,032

    Dinners included: $ 269 £ 136 $ 238 159 $ 278 kr 1733 $ 180

     

    10 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels): $ 1342 £ 680 $ 1,189 794 $ 1390 kr 8655 $ 899

    Single room: $ 1790 £ 908 $ 1,586 1059 $ 1854 kr 11543 $ 1,198

    Season 2: $ 1679 £ 851 $ 1,488 993 $ 1739 kr 10824 $ 1,124

    Single room: $ 2127 £ 1078 $ 1,885 1258 $ 2203 kr 13712 $ 1,424

    Season 3: $ 1713 £ 868 $ 1,518 1013 $ 1774 kr 11042 $ 1,146

    Single room: $ 2161 £ 1095 $ 1,915 1278 $ 2238 kr 13930 $ 1,446

    Season 4: $ 1730 £ 877 $ 1,533 1023 $ 1791 kr 11151 $ 1,158

    Single room: $ 2178 £ 1104 $ 1,930 1288 $ 2255 kr 14039 $ 1,458

     

    Season 2: April 18 to April 21, April 27 to May 4, May 18 to May 24, Sept 15 to Oct 5, 2019
    Season 3: May 25 to June 7, June 23 to July 12, August 25 to Sept 14, 2019
    Season 4: June 8 to June 22, July 13 to August 24, 2019

    extra options

    E-bike rental: $ 169 £ 86 $ 150 100 $ 175 kr 1090 $ 113

    Extra nights
    Ulm (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 127 £ 64 $ 112 75 $ 131 kr 818 $ 85 Single room: $ 161 £ 81 $ 142 95 $ 166 kr 1036 $ 108

    Regensburg (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 127 £ 64 $ 112 75 $ 131 kr 818 $ 85 Single room: $ 161 £ 81 $ 142 95 $ 166 kr 1036 $ 108

    Passau (3 star B&B): $ 85 £ 43 $ 75 50 $ 88 kr 545 $ 57 Single room: $ 112 £ 57 $ 99 66 $ 116 kr 719 $ 75

    Passau (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 107 £ 54 $ 94 63 $ 110 kr 687 $ 71 Single room: $ 140 £ 71 $ 124 83 $ 145 kr 905 $ 94

    Donauwörth (3 star B&B): $ 85 £ 43 $ 75 50 $ 88 kr 545 $ 57

    Single room: $ 118 £ 60 $ 105 70 $ 123 kr 763 $ 79

    please note

    Triple and Quadruple room available, please ask! 

    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
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Service hotline
  • Bike rental with internal gearshift hub unisex freewheel with two pannier bags
  • Admission to the cathedral tower in Ulm (only for 7-Day Tour & 10-Day Tour)
  • Admission to the Mobile Museum in Ingolstadt
  • Ship ride Weltenburg – Kelheim (incl. bike)

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 13 to October 13, 2019

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 - Lauingen/Dillingen, 31-34 mi. (50-55 km)
Day 3: Lauingen/Dillingen - Donauwörth, 25-28 mi. (40-45 km)
Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 5: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Bad Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (55 km) + boat ride
​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 - Lauingen/Dillingen, 31-34 mi. (50-55 km)
Your first cycling stage leads you through dream-like towns, all really well preserved. Lauingen is described as the city of towers and one can already recognize Dillingen from afar with its pompous castle

DAY 3: Lauingen/Dillingen - Donauwörth, 25-28 mi. (40-45 km)
Today’s cycling day on the Danube cycle path leads you through places which lie mostly aside of flood-protected elevations. You travel through the Donau-Auen to today’s stage destination on the Danube, to Donauwörth.

DAY 4: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, 40 mi. (65 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. (55 km) + boat ride
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 - Lauingen/Dillingen, 31-34 mi. (50-55 km)
Your first cycling stage leads you through dream-like towns, all really well preserved. Lauingen is described as the city of towers and one can already recognize Dillingen from afar with its pompous castle

Day 3: Lauingen/Dillingen - Donauwörth, 25-28 mi. (40-45 km) 
Today’s cycling day on the Danube cycle path leads you through places which lie mostly aside of flood-protected elevations. You travel through the Donau-Auen to today’s stage destination on the Danube, to Donauwörth

Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 40 mi. (65 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. (55 km)  + boat ride
Passing the Roman Fort of Abusina, your journey leads you to Weltenburg (the oldest monastery in Bavaria). Here you can go onboard 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, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 3: Ingolstadt - Kelheim 34 mi. (45 km) + ship ride
Day 4: Kelheim - Regensburg, 25 mi. (40 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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