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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  • 2019

    7 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels):  £ 514 $ 882 644 NOK 6172 kr 5697 $ 741

    Single room: £ 634 $ 1,087 794 NOK 7609 kr 7024 $ 913

    Season 2: £ 586 $ 1,005 734 NOK 7034 kr 6493 $ 844

    Single room: £ 706 $ 1,210 884 NOK 8472 kr 7820 $ 1,017

    Season 3: £ 602 $ 1,032 754 NOK 7226 kr 6670 $ 867

    Single room: £ 722 $ 1,238 904 NOK 8663 kr 7997 $ 1,040

    Season 4: £ 618 $ 1,060 774 NOK 7418 kr 6847 $ 890

    Single room: £ 738 $ 1,265 924 NOK 8855 kr 8174 $ 1,063

     

    8 Day Tour (Cat. 3 star Hotels): £ 442 $ 758 554 NOK 5309 kr 4901 $ 637

    Single room: £ 569 $ 976 713 NOK 6833 kr 6307 $ 820

    Season 2: £ 561 $ 962 703 NOK 6737 kr 6219 $ 808

    Single room: £ 688 $ 1,180 862 NOK 8261 kr 7625 $ 991

    Season 3: £ 585 $ 1,004 733 NOK 7025 kr 6484 $ 843

    Single room: £ 712 $ 1,221 892 NOK 8548 kr 7891 $ 1,026

    Season 4: £ 601 $ 1,031 753 NOK 7216 kr 6661 $ 866

    Single room: £ 728 $ 1,249 912 NOK 8740 kr 8068 $ 1,049

    Dinners included: £ 127 $ 218 159 NOK 1524 kr 1407 $ 183

     

    10 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels): £ 634 $ 1,087 794 NOK 7609 kr 7024 $ 913

    Single room: £ 846 $ 1,450 1059 NOK 10149 kr 9368 $ 1,218

    Season 2: £ 793 $ 1,359 993 NOK 9516 kr 8784 $ 1,142

    Single room: £ 1005 $ 1,722 1258 NOK 12056 kr 11128 $ 1,447

    Season 3: £ 809 $ 1,387 1013 NOK 9708 kr 8961 $ 1,165

    Single room: £ 1021 $ 1,750 1278 NOK 12248 kr 11305 $ 1,470

    Season 4: £ 817 $ 1,401 1023 NOK 9804 kr 9050 $ 1,176

    Single room: £ 1029 $ 1,763 1288 NOK 12343 kr 11394 $ 1,481

     

    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: £ 80 $ 137 100 NOK 958 kr 885 $ 115

    Extra nights
    Ulm (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 60 $ 103 75 NOK 719 kr 663 $ 86 Single room: £ 76 $ 130 95 NOK 910 kr 840 $ 109

    Regensburg (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 60 $ 103 75 NOK 719 kr 663 $ 86 Single room: £ 76 $ 130 95 NOK 910 kr 840 $ 109

    Passau (3 star B&B): £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58 Single room: £ 53 $ 90 66 NOK 633 kr 584 $ 76

    Passau (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 50 $ 86 63 NOK 604 kr 557 $ 72 Single room: £ 66 $ 114 83 NOK 795 kr 734 $ 95

    Donauwörth (3 star B&B): £ 40 $ 68 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58

    Single room: £ 56 $ 96 70 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81

    please note

    Triple and Quadruple room available, please ask! 

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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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 free wheel 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 October13, 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 recognise 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 recognise 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 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, 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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