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.
Day 1: Arrival in 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.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: Ochsenfurt – Gemünden/Rieneck approx. 60/70 km
Take a stroll through Wurzburg and visit the majestic Residence. Cycle through vineyards to Gemunden or Rieneck.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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.
Day 5: 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.
Day 7: Departure or extension
On the second, fifth and sixth day the route is slightly hillier.
|22.04. - 06.05.2017 | 25.09. - 24.10.2017|
|07.05. - 19.05.2017 | 18.06. - 30.06.2017 | 27.08. - 24.09.2017|
|20.05. - 17.06.2017 | 01.07. - 26.08.2017|
|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,-|
All prices per person in EUR
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Town guidance with night watchman in Rothenburg
- Entry German order museim Bad Mergentheim (closed on Monday)
- Entry castle Weikersheim
- Rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Rothenburg o. b. Tauber train station
- Nürnberg airport and by train, approx. 1,5 hours, to Rothenburg o. d. T.
- Free and unguarded parking possibilities at the train station in very limited number, no reservation possible/necessary