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):  $ 1133 £ 576 $ 1,004 644 $ 1182 kr 7145 $ 718

    Single room: $ 1397 £ 710 $ 1,238 794 $ 1457 kr 8809 $ 885

    Season 2: $ 1292 £ 657 $ 1,144 734 $ 1347 kr 8143 $ 818

    Single room: $ 1556 £ 791 $ 1,378 884 $ 1622 kr 9808 $ 985

    Season 3: $ 1327 £ 674 $ 1,175 754 $ 1383 kr 8365 $ 840

    Single room: $ 1591 £ 809 $ 1,409 904 $ 1659 kr 10030 $ 1,007

    Season 4: $ 1362 £ 692 $ 1,206 774 $ 1420 kr 8587 $ 862

    Single room: $ 1626 £ 827 $ 1,440 924 $ 1695 kr 10251 $ 1,030

     

    8 Day Tour (Cat. 3 star Hotels): $ 975 £ 496 $ 864 554 $ 1016 kr 6146 $ 617

    Single room: $ 1255 £ 638 $ 1,111 713 $ 1308 kr 7910 $ 794

    Season 2: $ 1237 £ 629 $ 1,096 703 $ 1290 kr 7800 $ 783

    Single room: $ 1517 £ 771 $ 1,344 862 $ 1582 kr 9564 $ 960

    Season 3: $ 1290 £ 656 $ 1,143 733 $ 1345 kr 8132 $ 817

    Single room: $ 1570 £ 798 $ 1,390 892 $ 1637 kr 9896 $ 994

    Season 4: $ 1325 £ 674 $ 1,174 753 $ 1382 kr 8354 $ 839

    Single room: $ 1605 £ 816 $ 1,422 912 $ 1673 kr 10118 $ 1,016

    Dinners included: $ 280 £ 142 $ 248 159 $ 292 kr 1764 $ 177

     

    10 Day Tour (Cat. 3 & 4 star Hotels): $ 1397 £ 710 $ 1,238 794 $ 1457 kr 8809 $ 885

    Single room: $ 1863 £ 947 $ 1,651 1059 $ 1943 kr 11749 $ 1,180

    Season 2: $ 1747 £ 888 $ 1,548 993 $ 1822 kr 11017 $ 1,106

    Single room: $ 2214 £ 1125 $ 1,961 1258 $ 2308 kr 13957 $ 1,402

    Season 3: $ 1783 £ 906 $ 1,579 1013 $ 1859 kr 11239 $ 1,129

    Single room: $ 2249 £ 1143 $ 1,992 1278 $ 2345 kr 14179 $ 1,424

    Season 4: $ 1800 £ 915 $ 1,595 1023 $ 1877 kr 11350 $ 1,140

    Single room: $ 2266 £ 1152 $ 2,008 1288 $ 2363 kr 14290 $ 1,435

     

    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: $ 176 £ 89 $ 156 100 $ 183 kr 1109 $ 111

    Extra nights
    Ulm (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 132 £ 67 $ 117 75 $ 138 kr 832 $ 84 Single room: $ 167 £ 85 $ 148 95 $ 174 kr 1054 $ 106

    Regensburg (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 132 £ 67 $ 117 75 $ 138 kr 832 $ 84 Single room: $ 167 £ 85 $ 148 95 $ 174 kr 1054 $ 106

    Passau (3 star B&B): $ 88 £ 45 $ 78 50 $ 92 kr 555 $ 56 Single room: $ 116 £ 59 $ 103 66 $ 121 kr 732 $ 74

    Passau (3 & 4 star B&B): $ 111 £ 56 $ 98 63 $ 116 kr 699 $ 70 Single room: $ 146 £ 74 $ 129 83 $ 152 kr 921 $ 92

    Donauwörth (3 star B&B): $ 88 £ 45 $ 78 50 $ 92 kr 555 $ 56

    Single room: $ 123 £ 63 $ 109 70 $ 128 kr 777 $ 78

    please note

    Triple and Quadruple room available, please ask! 

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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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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