Bike break
View to Bamberg
View to river Main

Bamberg - based in one hotel

Beer & Wine at Main.

The centre-based cacle tour from Bamberg to Hassfurt and Lichtenfels, as well as to the local villages of the area won't just be a culinary delight: In addition to beer, Franconian specialities and wonderful wine from Wine Franconia there are lots of cultural elements to this tour. The Main winds its way through beautiful countryside of forests, river meadows and vineyards to impressive castles, monasteries and historic towns. Enjoy the company of the river and its historic and scenic surroundings on your six-day cycling holiday!

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Sabine Steinleitner
Sabine Jäger
+43 6219 60866 148 Contact


Your cycling holiday should get off to a start with a tour of Emperor Heinrich II's town. He was the one with the vision, who built and loved Bamberg, and lies here, buried in in the cathedral in a sarcophagus by Tilman Riemenschneider. It is with reason that the entire Bamberg historic quarter was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Maybe a short tour of this town of seven hills and a last look at the stunning view from the look-out tower of graceful Geyerwörth Castle before you leave Bamberg. Friends of a good brew will enjoy today especially. You cycle through Hauptsmoorwald Forest and while you're on the Beer Cellar Tour you'll get to know up to 15 beer cellars, guesthouses and breweries. A beautiful-countryside-beautiful-beer fusion!

The Main cycle path takes you from "Beer Franconia" through vineyards to "Wine Franconia" Look forward to a good drop! Via Zeil am Main, a small town of half-timber-framed houses and wine - your route takes you along the edge of the Hassberg mountains to Hassfurt to the parish church of St. Kilian with works by Tilman Riemenschneider. Also visit the impressive Kreuztal Mariaburghausen Monastery before cycling back to Bamberg!

Today, the train takes you to the basket-making town of Lichtenfels, where the Main slowly starts to twist and turn. Banz Abbey greets you from the mountain as does the the world-famous Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Via Bad Staffelstein with its lovely marketplace and elegant town houses, you cycle back to Bamberg.

Your last day covers quite a distance! First, you cycle to Burgebrach with its historic town centre and then to the Baroque Weissenstein Castle in Steigerwald, which you get to know in more detail on a tour. Cycling through Rauhen and Reichen Ebrach valleys to pedal back to Bamberg.

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home.

Tour character

The routes along the rivers are flat, so there are hardly any gradients to overcome. In the hinterland the topography is slightly hilly. You cycle mostly on asphalted paths, partly on natural surfaces as well as little used side roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 19, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Apr 12, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
Apr 26, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
May 17, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Jun 28, 2020 - Jul 4, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Season 4
May 31, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jul 5, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Arrival Sunday
Bamberg - based in one hotel 6 days, Cat. A, DE-MNRBB-06A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Bamberg - based in one hotel 6 days, Cat. B, DE-MNRBB-06B
Base price
Surcharge single room

Example hotel Category A: Hotel Welcome Residenzschloss 4****superior
Example hotel Category B: Hotel Best Western 3***Superior

Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike

Services and infos


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • 1 guided city tour with the night’s watch man in Bamberg
  • 1 Entrance and guided tour in Weißenstein Castle
  • 4 Voucher for 0,5 l of peer per person (from 18 years of age, redeemable in Bamberg)
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch with route maps, route descriptions, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Bamberg train station
  • Nürnberg or Frankfurt am Main airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx EUR 45 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.
    Public unattended P+R car park at the outskirts of the city

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Train ticket Bamberg – Lichtenfels approx. EUR 12 per person incl. bike
  • Extra nights are not possible.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Sabine Steinleitner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Sabine Jäger, Customer Service Assistant

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