Volkach's Marktplatz. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Matthias Zepper

Rhine River Valley

Nuremberg to Würzburg

Germany Bike Tours

Bike along the Main River

  • This self guided bike tour in Germany follows the Main River on a beautiful sign posted path through the ever-changing countryside of the Franconian and Hessen regions, passing many historic towns and villages

    The adventure begins in Nuremberg (Nürnberg), the “tiny town of cloth and wood”,renowned for its Gothic architecture, old gabled houses and medieval flair. Large town walls complete with 80 towers encircle the historic town, whose locals take great pride in their famous sausages!

    The route will continue along the Rhine-Main-Danube canal through idyllic vineyards and various small villages with traditional half-timbered houses.

    Your tour will end in Würzburg, Germany’s Baroque city, and the start of the famous Romantic Road bike tour. .

    Highlights:

    • Bamberg-World Heritage Site
    • Volkach
    • Maarktbreit
    • Kitzingen-Franconian's wine trading center
    • Kaiserburg (Emperors Castle)
    • Ceiling fresco by Giovanni Battipsta Tiepolo In Würzburg

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  • 5 Day Tour: 

     Option AOption B
    April 10 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 11 £ 416 $ 718 460 NOK 4370 kr 4034 $ 524 £ 389 $ 672 430 NOK 4085 kr 3771 $ 490
    Single room £ 507 $ 875 560 NOK 5320 kr 4911 $ 638 £ 457 $ 789 505 NOK 4798 kr 4428 $ 576
    Season Supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 23 $ 39 25 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 £ 18 $ 31 20 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23
    Dinners included £ 89 $ 153 98 NOK 931 kr 859 $ 112 £ 72 $ 125 80 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91
    E bike rental £ 63 $ 109 70 NOK 665 kr 614 $ 80

    7 Day Tour:

     Option AOption B
    April 9 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 10 £ 552 $ 953 610 NOK 5795 kr 5349 $ 695 £ 520 $ 898 575 NOK 5463 kr 5042 $ 656
    Single room £ 701 $ 1,210 775 NOK 7363 kr 6796 $ 884 £ 651 $ 1,124 720 NOK 6840 kr 6314 $ 821
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 36 $ 62 40 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 £ 27 $ 47 30 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34
    Dinners included £ 127 $ 219 140 NOK 1330 kr 1228 $ 160 £ 115 $ 198 127 NOK 1207 kr 1114 $ 145
    E bike rental £ 90 $ 156 100 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    9 Day Tour: 

     Option AOption B
    April 10 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 11 £ 715 $ 1,234 790 NOK 7505 kr 6928 $ 901 £ 642 $ 1,109 710 NOK 6745 kr 6226 $ 809
    Single room £ 905 $ 1,562 1000 NOK 9500 kr 8769 $ 1,140 £ 787 $ 1,359 870 NOK 8265 kr 7629 $ 992
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 45 $ 78 50 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 £ 36 $ 62 40 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46
    Dinners included £ 176 $ 305 195 NOK 1853 kr 1710 $ 222 £ 158 $ 273 175 NOK 1663 kr 1535 $ 200
    E bike rental £ 90 $ 156 100 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    11 Day Tour:

     Option AOption B
    April 9 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 10 £ 837 $ 1,445 925 NOK 8788 kr 8112 $ 1,055 £ 778 $ 1,343 860 NOK 8170 kr 7542 $ 980
    Single room £ 1077 $ 1,858 1190 NOK 11305 kr 10435 $ 1,357 £ 1000 $ 1,726 1105 NOK 10498 kr 9690 $ 1,260
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 59 $ 102 65 NOK 618 kr 570 $ 74 £ 50 $ 86 55 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63
    Dinners included £ 213 $ 367 235 NOK 2233 kr 2061 $ 268 £ 199 $ 344 220 NOK 2090 kr 1929 $ 251
    E bike rental £ 118 $ 203 130 NOK 1235 kr 1140 $ 148

     

    extra options

    Bus transfers

    Würzburg to Nuremberg, daily at 9 am (approx. 2 hours) :  £ 52 $ 91 58 NOK 551 kr 509 $ 66 *minimum of 4 people 

    Würzburg to Bamberg, daily at 10 am: £ 43 $ 75 48 NOK 456 kr 421 $ 55 *minimum of 4 people 

    Extra nights:

    Nuremberg, Cat. A + B: £ 49 $ 84 54 NOK 513 kr 474 $ 62 Single room: £ 71 $ 123 79 NOK 751 kr 693 $ 90

    Würzburg, Cat. B: £ 56 $ 97 62 NOK 589 kr 544 $ 71 Single room: £ 82 $ 142 91 NOK 865 kr 798 $ 104

    Würzburg, Cat. A: £ 64 $ 111 71 NOK 675 kr 623 $ 81 ​Single room: £ 93 $ 161 103 NOK 979 kr 903 $ 117

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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Tour Dates

7 Day Tour - Nuremberg to Würzburg: Daily departures from April 9 to October 10, 2017

5 Day Tour - Bamberg to Würzburg: Daily departures from April 10 to October 11, 2017

9 Day Tour - Bamberg to Aschaffenburg: Daily departures from April 10 to October 11, 2017

11 Day Tour - Nuremberg to Aschaffenburg: Daily departures from April 9 to October 10, 2017

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in good hotels and inns (Cat. A) or comfortable, middle-class hotels in (Cat. B)

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • 7, 21, or 24-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • GPS data available on request
  • City tour in Würzburg
  • Service hotline

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights in Würzburg and Nuremberg available by request.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length5–11 days
From430 Rates
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Skill Level

Easy self-guided hotel tour with daily distances of between 14 to 40 miles with most distances being variable. The tour runs at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for sightseeing.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Nuremberg to Würzburg Map

Day 1: Arrival in Nuremberg.
Day 2: Nuremberg - Bamberg, 42 mi. (67 km)
Day 3: Bamberg - Haßfurt, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 4: Haßfurt - Volkach, 34 mi. (54 km)
Day 5: Volkach – Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt, 23 or 28 mi. (38 or 45 km)
Day 6: Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt - Würzburg, 14 or 18 mi. (21 or 28 km)
Day 7: Departure from Würzburg.

Tour is also available as 5 days/4 nights from Bamberg to Würzburg, 9 days / 8 nights from Bamberg to Aschaffenburg, or 11 days/10nights from Nuremberg to Aschaffenburg. Please call for details. 

*Distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Nuremberg
Individual arrival in Nuremberg. Use the rest of the day to visit the town with its medieval flair. Substantial town walls with their 80 towers encircle the historic old town, making it perfect for a stroll. Culinary highlights in Nuremberg include their famous sausages, which you can easily sample in one of the pubs. Overnight in Nuremberg.

DAY 2: Nuremberg - Bamberg, 42 mi. (67 km)
Today, you’ll start off riding along the banks of the Regnitz River past the railroad town of Fürth and the University town of Erlangen. Then the bike route will travel along the Rhine-Main-Danube canal towards Forchheim. In every alley and corner of this pretty little town, you will find examples of timber-framed houses, which are typical of the Franken region. This day’s main highlight is Bamberg, where the old part of town has been declared a world culture heritage site. Overnight in Bamberg.

DAY 3: Bamberg – Haßfurt, 23 mi. (37 km)
This stretch of the tour is short, so you will have plenty of time to explore Bamberg properly during the morning. The largest remaining ancient town quarter in Germany has over 2000 individual monuments. The former fishing settlement, affectionately called “Little Venice”, and the picturesque old town hall on the bridge are the town’s most famous landmarks. Today you will cycle through the hilly, wine-producing part of Franken to the tranquil town of Hassfurt. The rectangular city is limited by two substantial towers. The city church has interesting figures of Tilman Riemenscheider. The Gothic knight chapel of bright sandstone, which was established in the 15th century, is well worth visiting as is the delightful Renaissance city hall from 1514. Overnight in Hassfurt.

DAY 4: Hassfurt – Volkach, 34 mi. (54 km)
Today you’ll travel via Schweinfurt to a scenic highlight, namely the loop in the Main River at Volkach. Then, you’ll ride through picturesque vineyards, orchards and idyllic river meadows on your way to the quaint wine village of Volkach. This village lies on the edge of the loop in the Main River and is seen as the quintessence of the joie de vivre in the region of Franken. Overnight in Volkach.

DAY 5: Volkach – Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt, 23 or 28 mi. (38 or 45 km)
Today, you should have enough time to explore the heart of Franken’s wine region. This relatively short stretch takes you to the lively little town of Kitzingen, which claims to own the oldest wine cellar in Germany. A further highlight is the historical town of Marktbreit, which is one of the region’s most beautiful villages with its pretty alleys and splendid houses. Overnight in either Marktbreit or Ochsenfurt.

DAY 6: Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt - Würzburg, 14 or 18 mi. (21 or 28 km)
Ochsenfurt is another highlight in typical architecture from the Main-Franken region. Then, after cycling a few more kilometers, you will reach the splendid regal city of Würzburg.  You’ll have plenty of time for some great sight-seeing like going for a visit to the famous Marienberg Fortress. Of note is the three-winged Baroque palace that is surrounded by gardens and contains a unique stairway room with a gigantic ceiling fresco by Giovanni Battipsta Tiepolo Overnight in Würzburg.

DAY 7: Würzburg
Individual departure from Würzburg following breakfast.

Tour is also available as:

5 days/4 nights from Bamberg to Würzburg

Day 1: Bamberg
Day 2: Bamberg  - Haßfurt, 37 km
Day 3: Haßfurt - Volkach, 54 km
Day 4: Vokach - Würzburg, 65 km
Day 5: Departure

9 days / 8 nights from Bamberg to Aschaffenburg

Day 1:  Bamberg
Day 2:  Bamberg – Haßfurt, 37 km
Day 3:  Haßfurt – Volkach, 54 km
Day 4: Volkach – Würzburg, 65 km
Day 5: Würzburg – Lohr/Sendelbach, 54 km
Day 6: Lohr/Sendelbach – Wertheim, 41 km
Day 7: Wertheim – Bürgstadt/Miltenberg, 35 km
Day 8: Bürgstadt/Miltenberg – Aschaffenburg, 41 km
Day 9: Individual departure


11 days/10 nights from Nuremberg to Aschaffenburg

Day 1: Arrival in Nuremberg.
Day 2: Nuremberg - Bamberg, 67 km
Day 3: Bamberg - Haßfurt, 37 km
Day 4: Haßfurt - Volkach, 54 km
Day 5: Volkach – Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt, 38 or 45 km
Day 6: Marktbreit/Ochsenfurt - Würzburg, 21 or 28 km
Day 7: Würzburg - Lohr am Main/Sendelbach, 54 km
Day 8: Lohr am Main/Sendelbach - Wertheim, 41 km
Day 9: Wertheim - Bürgstadt/Miltenberg, 35 km
Day 10: Bürgstadt/Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg, 41 km
Day 11: Departure

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Customer Feedback

  • William Osborn 3 years ago

    Just back from Germany yesterday and I just wanted to say thank you for helping with the arrangements for the trip. We really enjoyed ourselves. Everything worked out perfectly for the bikes, hotels, and transportation.

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