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

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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 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):  £ 562 $ 1,149 644 NOK 6225 kr 5746 $ 747

    Single room: £ 693 $ 1,417 794 NOK 7675 kr 7085 $ 921

    Season 2: £ 640 $ 1,310 734 NOK 7095 kr 6550 $ 851

    Single room: £ 771 $ 1,578 884 NOK 8545 kr 7888 $ 1,025

    Season 3: £ 658 $ 1,346 754 NOK 7289 kr 6728 $ 875

    Single room: £ 788 $ 1,613 904 NOK 8739 kr 8066 $ 1,049

    Season 4: £ 675 $ 1,381 774 NOK 7482 kr 6906 $ 898

    Single room: £ 806 $ 1,649 924 NOK 8932 kr 8245 $ 1,072

     

    8 Day Tour (Cat. 3 star Hotels): £ 483 $ 989 554 NOK 5355 kr 4943 $ 643

    Single room: £ 622 $ 1,272 713 NOK 6892 kr 6362 $ 827

    Season 2: £ 613 $ 1,255 703 NOK 6796 kr 6273 $ 815

    Single room: £ 752 $ 1,538 862 NOK 8333 kr 7692 $ 1,000

    Season 3: £ 639 $ 1,308 733 NOK 7086 kr 6541 $ 850

    Single room: £ 778 $ 1,592 892 NOK 8623 kr 7959 $ 1,035

    Season 4: £ 657 $ 1,344 753 NOK 7279 kr 6719 $ 873

    Single room: £ 795 $ 1,628 912 NOK 8816 kr 8138 $ 1,058

    Dinners included: £ 139 $ 284 159 NOK 1537 kr 1419 $ 184

     

    10 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels): £ 693 $ 1,417 794 NOK 7675 kr 7085 $ 921

    Single room: £ 924 $ 1,890 1059 NOK 10237 kr 9450 $ 1,228

    Season 2: £ 866 $ 1,772 993 NOK 9599 kr 8861 $ 1,152

    Single room: £ 1097 $ 2,245 1258 NOK 12161 kr 11225 $ 1,459

    Season 3: £ 884 $ 1,808 1013 NOK 9792 kr 9039 $ 1,175

    Single room: £ 1115 $ 2,281 1278 NOK 12354 kr 11404 $ 1,482

    Season 4: £ 892 $ 1,826 1023 NOK 9889 kr 9128 $ 1,187

    Single room: £ 1123 $ 2,299 1288 NOK 12451 kr 11493 $ 1,494

     

    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: £ 87 $ 178 100 NOK 967 kr 892 $ 116

    Extra nights
    Ulm (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 65 $ 134 75 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87 Single room: £ 83 $ 170 95 NOK 918 kr 848 $ 110

    Regensburg (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 65 $ 134 75 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87 Single room: £ 83 $ 170 95 NOK 918 kr 848 $ 110

    Passau (3 star B&B): £ 44 $ 89 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58 Single room: £ 58 $ 118 66 NOK 638 kr 589 $ 77

    Passau (3 & 4 star B&B): £ 55 $ 112 63 NOK 609 kr 562 $ 73 Single room: £ 72 $ 148 83 NOK 802 kr 741 $ 96

    Donauwörth (3 star B&B): £ 44 $ 89 50 NOK 483 kr 446 $ 58

    Single room: £ 61 $ 125 70 NOK 677 kr 625 $ 81

    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 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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