Regensburg at night - photo via Creative Commons: Ulrich Oestringer

Example of Bavarian architecture. Photo via Flickr:Barock Schloss

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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  • 7 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 547 $ 945 605 NOK 5748 kr 5305 $ 690

    Single room: £ 715 $ 1,234 790 NOK 7505 kr 6928 $ 901

    Season 2: £ 584 $ 1,007 645 NOK 6128 kr 5656 $ 735

    Single room: £ 751 $ 1,296 830 NOK 7885 kr 7278 $ 946

    Dinners included: £ 141 $ 244 156 NOK 1482 kr 1368 $ 178

    8 Day Tour: 

    Season 1: £ 611 $ 1,054 675 NOK 6413 kr 5919 $ 770

    Single room: £ 801 $ 1,382 885 NOK 8408 kr 7761 $ 1,009

    Season 2: £ 656 $ 1,132 725 NOK 6888 kr 6358 $ 827

    Single room: £ 846 $ 1,460 935 NOK 8883 kr 8199 $ 1,066

    Dinners included: £ 162 $ 280 179 NOK 1701 kr 1570 $ 204

    10 Day Tour

    Season 1: £ 805 $ 1,390 890 NOK 8455 kr 7805 $ 1,015

    Single room: £ 1044 $ 1,802 1154 NOK 10963 kr 10120 $ 1,316

    Season 2: £ 860 $ 1,484 950 NOK 9025 kr 8331 $ 1,083

    Single room: £ 1098 $ 1,896 1214 NOK 11533 kr 10646 $ 1,384

    Dinners included: £ 209 $ 361 231 NOK 2195 kr 2026 $ 263

    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: £ 90 $ 156 100 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    10 days: £ 118 $ 203 130 NOK 1235 kr 1140 $ 148

    Return transfers (daily at 3 pm) including bike:

    Regensburg to Ulm: £ 54 $ 94 60 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68

    Passau to Ulm: £ 59 $ 102 65 NOK 618 kr 570 $ 74

    Passau to Donauwörth: £ 59 $ 102 65 NOK 618 kr 570 $ 74

    Extra nights (price is per person):
    Ulm (4 star B&B): £ 57 $ 98 63 NOK 599 kr 552 $ 72 Single room: £ 85 $ 147 94 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107

    Regensburg (4 star B&B): £ 54 $ 94 60 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68 Single room: £ 78 $ 134 86 NOK 817 kr 754 $ 98

    Passau (3 star): £ 48 $ 83 53 NOK 504 kr 465 $ 60 Single room: £ 68 $ 117 75 NOK 713 kr 658 $ 86

    Passau (4 star): £ 54 $ 94 60 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68 Single room: £ 76 $ 131 84 NOK 798 kr 737 $ 96

    Donauwörth (4 star): £ 55 $ 95 61 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70

    Single room: £ 82 $ 142 91 NOK 865 kr 798 $ 104

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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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
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with two panniers

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Additional nights available in Passau, Ulm, Regensburg and Donauwörth.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7–10 days
From605 Rates
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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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