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 £ 445 $ 693 460 NOK 4677 kr 4317 $ 561 £ 416 $ 648 430 NOK 4372 kr 4035 $ 525
    Single room £ 542 $ 843 560 NOK 5693 kr 5255 $ 683 £ 489 $ 761 505 NOK 5134 kr 4739 $ 616
    Season Supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31 £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 203 kr 188 $ 24
    Dinners included £ 95 $ 148 98 NOK 996 kr 920 $ 120 £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98
    E bike rental £ 68 $ 105 70 NOK 712 kr 657 $ 85

    7 Day Tour:

     Option AOption B
    April 9 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 10 £ 591 $ 919 610 NOK 6202 kr 5725 $ 744 £ 557 $ 866 575 NOK 5846 kr 5396 $ 702
    Single room £ 750 $ 1,167 775 NOK 7879 kr 7273 $ 946 £ 697 $ 1,084 720 NOK 7320 kr 6757 $ 878
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49 £ 29 $ 45 30 NOK 305 kr 282 $ 37
    Dinners included £ 136 $ 211 140 NOK 1423 kr 1314 $ 171 £ 123 $ 191 127 NOK 1291 kr 1192 $ 155
    E bike rental £ 97 $ 151 100 NOK 1017 kr 938 $ 122

    9 Day Tour: 

     Option AOption B
    April 10 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 11 £ 765 $ 1,190 790 NOK 8032 kr 7414 $ 964 £ 687 $ 1,069 710 NOK 7218 kr 6663 $ 866
    Single room £ 968 $ 1,506 1000 NOK 10167 kr 9385 $ 1,220 £ 842 $ 1,310 870 NOK 8845 kr 8165 $ 1,061
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 48 $ 75 50 NOK 508 kr 469 $ 61 £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49
    Dinners included £ 189 $ 294 195 NOK 1983 kr 1830 $ 238 £ 169 $ 264 175 NOK 1779 kr 1642 $ 214
    E bike rental £ 97 $ 151 100 NOK 1017 kr 938 $ 122

    11 Day Tour:

     Option AOption B
    April 9 to May 5 & Sep 12 to Oct. 10 £ 896 $ 1,393 925 NOK 9404 kr 8681 $ 1,129 £ 833 $ 1,295 860 NOK 8743 kr 8071 $ 1,049
    Single room £ 1152 $ 1,792 1190 NOK 12098 kr 11168 $ 1,452 £ 1070 $ 1,664 1105 NOK 11234 kr 10370 $ 1,348
    Season supplement (May 6 to Sep 11) £ 63 $ 98 65 NOK 661 kr 610 $ 79 £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67
    Dinners included £ 228 $ 354 235 NOK 2389 kr 2205 $ 287 £ 213 $ 331 220 NOK 2237 kr 2065 $ 268
    E bike rental £ 126 $ 196 130 NOK 1322 kr 1220 $ 159

     

    extra options

    Bus transfers

    Würzburg to Nuremberg, daily at 9 am (approx. 2 hours) :  £ 56 $ 87 58 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 *minimum of 4 people 

    Würzburg to Bamberg, daily at 10 am: £ 46 $ 72 48 NOK 488 kr 450 $ 59 *minimum of 4 people 

    Extra nights:

    Nuremberg, Cat. A + B: £ 52 $ 81 54 NOK 549 kr 507 $ 66 Single room: £ 76 $ 119 79 NOK 803 kr 741 $ 96

    Würzburg, Cat. B: £ 60 $ 93 62 NOK 630 kr 582 $ 76 Single room: £ 88 $ 137 91 NOK 925 kr 854 $ 111

    Würzburg, Cat. A: £ 69 $ 107 71 NOK 722 kr 666 $ 87 ​Single room: £ 100 $ 155 103 NOK 1047 kr 967 $ 126

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Frankfurt or Nuremberg.

    Local Travel

    Train from Frankfurt to Nuremberg, 2½ hr.

    Climate

    Average high/low temperature in °F for Würzburg is approximately: April, 56°/39°; May, 65°/47° ; June, 70°/53°; July, 74°/56°; August, °75/56°; and Setpember, 67°/50°

    Remarks

    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.


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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