Main, Spessart & Tauber valley
individual cycle tour | 7 days / 6 nights
The most beautiful tour in Franken.
Start and destination of this circular tour is the highlight: Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You cycle from the gentle Tauber Valley on the romantic Main river and pass the impressive residential town of Wurzburg and many small timber-frame towns, forts, castles and monasteries. Wine-makers produce excellent wines here and lovers of beer will also find what they are looking for. Discover Francian hospitality here in this border area between Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. Mostly along cycle paths and quiet farm paths. A few sections are along quiet roads.
1st day: Arrival to Rothenburg
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded as the epitome of German Romanticism and abroad as a prototype of a medieval German town. Take a stroll through the old town guided by an „original“ night watchman.
2nd day: Rotheburg-Ochsenfurt, approx. 55 km
You follow the Tauber river and cross a mountain range on an old railway line. Down to the Main valley to Ochsenfurt which is enclosed by a well-preserved medieval fortification.
3rd day: Ochsenfurt – Gemünden/Rieneck, approx. approx. 60/70 km
Take a stroll through Wurzburg and visit the majestic Residence. Cycle through vineyards to Gemunden or Rieneck.
4th day: Gemünden/Rieneck, approx. 55/ 65 km
Follow the Main to Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers. Enjoy the view over the landscape you have crossed from the remains of an old castle.
5th day: Wertheim – Weikersheim, approx. 60 km
Upstream along the Tauber you cycle through more vineyards, passing Tauberbischofsheim and the romantic city of Bad Mergentheim before you get to Weikersheim.
6th day: Weikersheim – Rothenburg, approx. 45 km
In Creglingen you can visit the „Lindleinturm“, an example for rural life in the 18th century. Another very specialmuseum on you way is the thimble museum.
7th day: Departure or additional nights
On the second, fifth and sixth day the route is slightly hillier.
|Season 1||30.04. - 12.05.2016 | 04.10. - 24.10.2016|
|Season 2||29.05. - 23.06.2016 | 24.08. - 03.10.2016|
|Season 3||13.05. - 28.05.2016 | 24.06. - 23.08.2016|
|Surcharge single room||130,-|
|Rental bike 24-gear||70,-|
|Rental bike 7-gear||70,-|
|Extra night double room (Rothenburg ob der Tauber)||55,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Rothenburg ob der Tauber)||75,-|
|Extra night double room (Ochsenfurt)||55,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Ochsenfurt)||75,-|
|Extra night double room (Gemünden)||55,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Gemünden)||75,-|
|Extra night double room (Wertheim)||55,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Wertheim)||75,-|
|Extra night double room (Weikersheim)||55,-|
|Extra night sgl/bb (Weikersheim)||75,-|
Categorie: national 3*** quality
All prices per person in EUR
- Overnights as mentioned
- Breakfast or buffet
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Half board, if booked: three-course-dinner
- Best elaborated route
- Maps and information material
- Town guidiance with nightwatchman in Rothenburg
- Entry German order museum Bad Mergentheim (closed on monday)
- Entry castle Weikersheim
- Rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Per train to Rothenburg o. b. Tauber
- Plane: Nürnberg and by train, approx. 1,5 hours, to Rothenburg o. d. T.
- Free and unguarded park possibilities at the railway station in very limited number.
- Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price