Regensburg at night - photo via Creative Commons: Ulrich Oestringer

Example of Bavarian architecture. Photo via Flickr:Barock Schloss

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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  • 7 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 508 $ 904 605 NOK 6100 kr 5631 $ 732

    Single room: £ 664 $ 1,180 790 NOK 7966 kr 7353 $ 956

    Season 2: £ 542 $ 964 645 NOK 6504 kr 6003 $ 780

    Single room: £ 697 $ 1,240 830 NOK 8369 kr 7725 $ 1,004

    Dinners included: £ 131 $ 233 156 NOK 1573 kr 1452 $ 189

    8 Day Tour: 

    Season 1: £ 567 $ 1,008 675 NOK 6806 kr 6283 $ 817

    Single room: £ 744 $ 1,322 885 NOK 8924 kr 8237 $ 1,071

    Season 2: £ 609 $ 1,083 725 NOK 7310 kr 6748 $ 877

    Single room: £ 786 $ 1,397 935 NOK 9428 kr 8703 $ 1,131

    Dinners included: £ 150 $ 267 179 NOK 1805 kr 1666 $ 217

    10 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 748 $ 1,330 890 NOK 8974 kr 8284 $ 1,077

    Single room: £ 970 $ 1,724 1154 NOK 11636 kr 10741 $ 1,396

    Season 2: £ 798 $ 1,419 950 NOK 9579 kr 8842 $ 1,150

    Single room: £ 1020 $ 1,814 1214 NOK 12241 kr 11300 $ 1,469

    Dinners included: £ 194 $ 345 231 NOK 2329 kr 2150 $ 280

    Season 1: April 14 to May 11 and September 17 to September 30
    Season 2: May 12 to September 16

    extra options

    E-bike rental (only possible with arrivals on Saturday):

    7 and 8 day tours: £ 84 $ 149 100 NOK 1008 kr 931 $ 121

    10 days: £ 109 $ 194 130 NOK 1311 kr 1210 $ 157

    Return transfers (daily at 3 pm) including bike:

    Regensburg to Ulm: £ 50 $ 90 60 NOK 605 kr 558 $ 73

    Passau to Ulm: £ 55 $ 97 65 NOK 655 kr 605 $ 79

    Passau to Donauwörth: £ 55 $ 97 65 NOK 655 kr 605 $ 79

    Extra nights (price is per person):
    Ulm (4 star B&B): £ 53 $ 94 63 NOK 635 kr 586 $ 76 Single room: £ 79 $ 140 94 NOK 948 kr 875 $ 114

    Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 50 $ 90 60 NOK 605 kr 558 $ 73 Single room: £ 72 $ 128 86 NOK 867 kr 800 $ 104

    Passau (3 star): £ 45 $ 79 53 NOK 534 kr 493 $ 64 Single room: £ 63 $ 112 75 NOK 756 kr 698 $ 91

    Passau (4 star): £ 50 $ 90 60 NOK 605 kr 558 $ 73 Single room: £ 71 $ 125 84 NOK 847 kr 782 $ 102

    Donauwörth (4 star): £ 51 $ 91 61 NOK 615 kr 568 $ 74

    Single room: £ 76 $ 136 91 NOK 918 kr 847 $ 110

    please note

    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
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transportation
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Service hotline
  • NuVinci Bike rental with internal gearshift hub unisex free wheel with two pannier bags

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 14 to September 30, 2017

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 - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km)
Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 km)
Day 5: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Bad Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 km)
​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 - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
If you haven’t already visited the Ulm Minster (cathedral), you can do this in the morning. Afterwards, you bike through small German towns such Friedrichsau and Thalfingen to Günzburg. This city has a wonderful old center worth strolling through at night. The town is also famous for it’s Legoland theme park nearby.

DAY 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km)
Today you bike through typical German villages like Reisensburg, Offingen, Gundelfingen, and Lauingen into the university town of Dillingen. After Höchstädt you reach the border town, Donauwörth, a part of the scenic route known as the Romantic Road.

DAY 4: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 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. (54 km)
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 - Günzburg, 19 mi. (30 km) 
After a cultural tour through the old town with the Ulmer Münster your bike tour begins. You cycle through the Friedrichsau and via Thalfingen to your first destination, Günzburg. 

Day 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth, 42 mi. (66 km) 
Today you cycle via Gundelfingen and Lauingen into the old imperial and university town of Dillingen. Via Höchstädt you reach the border town of Donauwörth at the “Dreistammesecke” (corner of the tribes of Swabia, Franconia and Bavaria). 

Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, 39 mi. (62 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. (54 km) 
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, 39 mi. (62 km)
Day 3: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Bad - Gögging - Regensburg, 34 mi. (54 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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