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

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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):  £ 547 $ 1,213 644 $ 970 NOK 6064 kr 5598 $ 728

    Single room: £ 675 $ 1,495 794 $ 1196 NOK 7477 kr 6902 $ 897

    Season 2: £ 624 $ 1,382 734 $ 1106 NOK 6912 kr 6380 $ 829

    Single room: £ 751 $ 1,665 884 $ 1332 NOK 8324 kr 7684 $ 999

    Season 3: £ 641 $ 1,420 754 $ 1136 NOK 7100 kr 6554 $ 852

    Single room: £ 768 $ 1,703 904 $ 1362 NOK 8513 kr 7858 $ 1,022

    Season 4: £ 658 $ 1,458 774 $ 1166 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875

    Single room: £ 785 $ 1,740 924 $ 1392 NOK 8701 kr 8032 $ 1,044

     

    8 Day Tour (Cat. 3 star Hotels): £ 471 $ 1,043 554 $ 835 NOK 5217 kr 4816 $ 626

    Single room: £ 606 $ 1,343 713 $ 1074 NOK 6714 kr 6198 $ 806

    Season 2: £ 597 $ 1,324 703 $ 1059 NOK 6620 kr 6111 $ 794

    Single room: £ 732 $ 1,623 862 $ 1299 NOK 8117 kr 7493 $ 974

    Season 3: £ 623 $ 1,380 733 $ 1104 NOK 6902 kr 6371 $ 828

    Single room: £ 758 $ 1,680 892 $ 1344 NOK 8400 kr 7754 $ 1,008

    Season 4: £ 640 $ 1,418 753 $ 1135 NOK 7091 kr 6545 $ 851

    Single room: £ 775 $ 1,718 912 $ 1374 NOK 8588 kr 7927 $ 1,031

    Dinners included: £ 135 $ 299 159 $ 240 NOK 1497 kr 1382 $ 180

     

    10 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels): £ 675 $ 1,495 794 $ 1196 NOK 7477 kr 6902 $ 897

    Single room: £ 900 $ 1,994 1059 $ 1596 NOK 9972 kr 9205 $ 1,197

    Season 2: £ 844 $ 1,870 993 $ 1496 NOK 9351 kr 8631 $ 1,122

    Single room: £ 1069 $ 2,369 1258 $ 1895 NOK 11846 kr 10935 $ 1,422

    Season 3: £ 861 $ 1,908 1013 $ 1526 NOK 9539 kr 8805 $ 1,145

    Single room: £ 1086 $ 2,407 1278 $ 1926 NOK 12035 kr 11109 $ 1,444

    Season 4: £ 869 $ 1,927 1023 $ 1541 NOK 9633 kr 8892 $ 1,156

    Single room: £ 1094 $ 2,426 1288 $ 1941 NOK 12129 kr 11196 $ 1,455

     

    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: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

    Extra nights
    Ulm (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85 Single room: £ 81 $ 179 95 $ 143 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107

    Regensburg (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85 Single room: £ 81 $ 179 95 $ 143 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107

    Passau (3 star B&B): £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Single room: £ 56 $ 124 66 $ 99 NOK 622 kr 574 $ 75

    Passau (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 54 $ 119 63 $ 95 NOK 593 kr 548 $ 71 Single room: £ 71 $ 156 83 $ 125 NOK 782 kr 721 $ 94

    Donauwörth (3 star B&B): £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Single room: £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 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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