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Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

From Bamberg to Aschaffenburg.

In large bends river Main flows through varied country Franken. He seeks his way through marvellous Franken wine-growing area and meanders through Würzburg and once much feared dark forest of Spessart. The scenery along river Main belongs to the wealthiest and most varied parts of Bavaria and Hessen. A long and ever-changing history left many castles, fortresses, monasteries, churches and chapels. Many famous and unique cities assemble along the river: old Imperial residence Bamberg, old residence Würzburg, half-timbered Miltenberg or boisterous Ochsenfurt to name only a few of many. An excellent cuisine spoils the palate of the cyclist: rustic beer gardens and wine-taverns invite to taste local specialities. Idyllic, historic and refreshing – that is Main cycle path in a nutshell for you.

Casual Cyclist

Casual Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Handing out of rental bicycles in late afternoon at bicycle-depot; depending on booked category about 7 min walk from the start hotel. Start the trip with a walk of the city of Emperor Heinrich II, who dreamed of Bamberg, realised and loved it and who was interred in the dome.

Maybe a last walk through the city of seven hills before you set off. Along river Main you pass the invisible border between “Beer Franken” and “Wine Franken”. Comfortable half timbered and wine town Zeil am Main is first witness therefore. On foot of Hassberge Mountains you reach Hassfurt and here you walk in the footsteps of Tilmann Riemenschneider. Admire a unique building of occidental art: Hassfurt’s knave’s chapel.

Along river Main you cycle to Schweinfurt. You will soon discover that Schweinfurt is more than just an industrial city. You cycle through idyllic villages and vast vineyards. Shortly before Volkach you should not miss a visit of the most famous wood-cutting of Tilman Riemenschneider: Madonna with Rosary in pilgrim’s church St. Maria im Weingarten. Around wine-grower town Volkach am Main the best wines grow.

Roll through the Main-river bend of Volkach and enjoy the shady river meadows to cover the short remaining distance to Kitzingen in the heart of the Franken wine-growing area. In order to do Würzburg full justice we planned only a short stage today. About 40 idyllic cycle kilometre bring you into pulsating Würzburg. The lively baroque and culture city on Main is surrounded by vineyards and dominated by fortress Marienberg. Superb monuments are the residence (UNESCO heritage), St. Kilians-dome, Neumünster, historic ensemble of Marien chapel and Falken house on the market, the old Main bridge and the traditional wine estates in midst of the old town.

Today you have the choice of two options: either you prefer the flat but longer way (approx. 80 km) on foot of vineyards via Zellingen, Karlstadt, Gemünden and Lohr am Main to Marktheidenfeld. Or you chose the shorter but hilly option (approx. 50 km) through dreamy little towns and hamlets. Whatever you decide, there is a lot to see. Idyllic small town Karlstadt with eventful history, Three-River-Town Gemünden with nature park Spessart, Lohr am Main with historic buildings and half timbered houses and the secluded little villages of the hinterland on both banks of river Main.

Today you cruise through typical countryside to Wertheim, a town that was able to preserve the character of an old frank-town. Behind the next bend you see Stadtprozelten, dominated by one of the most beautiful fortress-ruins of river Main, Henneburg. Miltenberg has a reputation for “Schnatterloch” one of the most idyllic places of Germany and a famous photo place and inn “Riesen”. If you like half-timbered houses you will be enchanted by the place.

You leave the half-timbered houses of Miltenberg and head to little town Klingenberg with vineyards, wine-taverns and farm-inns. As many denominations there are as many wine grower villages seam the way. Roll through a rolling countryside until you reach “Spessart-metropolis” Aschaffenburg. Intimidating historic buildings, monuments and museums witness the historic relevance of Aschaffenburg. Cast a last view from impressive Pompejanum high above the city before you say farewell to “Half-timbered houses, fun and Franken wine”.

Wealthy electoral princes of Mainz esteemed Aschaffenburg as summer residence and basis for hunting in Spessart. Do the same and name Aschaffenburg your summer residence for an extra stay exploring the surrounding countryside.

Tour character

You cycle almost 100% on cycle path along river Main, mainly flat and no major climbs. We recommend this tour for beginners and families.
 

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 8, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
Sep 23, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Sonntag
Season 2
Apr 22, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Sonntag
Season 3
May 20, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
daily 20.05. - 19.08.
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. A, DE-MNRBA-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. B, DE-MNRBA-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. Premium, DE-MNRBA-08P
Base price
Surcharge single room
633,00
130,00
148,00
525,00
116,00
128,00
752,00
179,00
668,00
130,00
148,00
558,00
116,00
128,00
787,00
179,00
698,00
130,00
148,00
588,00
116,00
128,00
817,00
179,00

Premium: landestypische und komfortable Hotels mit 4**** Niveau
Kategorie A: ausgewählte Hotels und Gasthöfe des nationalen 3*** und 4**** Niveau
Kategorie B: landestypische Hotels und Gasthöfe des nationalen 3*** Niveau, teilweise auch außerhalb der Etappenorte

Season 1
Apr 8, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
Sep 23, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
Apr 22, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Season 3
May 20, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Bamberg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb (on request)
Aschaffenburg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bamberg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb (on request)
Aschaffenburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bamberg D Deluxe
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb (on request)
Aschaffenburg D Deluxe
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
0,00
0,00
61,00
80,00
0,00
0,00
52,00
71,00
81,00
104,00
84,00
120,00
0,00
0,00
61,00
80,00
0,00
0,00
52,00
71,00
81,00
104,00
84,00
120,00
0,00
0,00
61,00
80,00
0,00
0,00
52,00
71,00
81,00
104,00
84,00
120,00
Price
Nuvinci gear-free-shifting unisex
Electric bike
75,00
170,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing (only by arrival in Bamberg)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Bamberg train station
  • Multi-storey car park in Bamberg costs € 35 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary.
    Category Premium: Multi-storey car park at the hotel, costs € 12 per day.
  • Transfer Aschaffenburg – Bamberg: every Sunday around 09.00 a.m. (duration 3 hours), reservation necessary, € 65 per person incl. bicycle, payable in advance. You also can use the transfer before the journey.
  • Return journey from Würzburg to Bamberg by train on your own – numerous connections are available.

Please note

  • Special arrangements are available on request
Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Rolf Stodieck DE | 31.07.2017
Lohnenswert
Sehr gut organisierte Reise
Joscha Koob
Joscha Koob answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Stodieck, vielen dank für die positive Rückmeldung. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen die Radreise gut gefallen hat und wir würden uns freuen Sie wieder als unseren Gast begrüßen zu dürfen! Viele Grüße, Joscha
5 stars
Helmut DUPPEL DE | 25.07.2017
sehr gut
Die Reiseunterlagen waren gut. Die Quartiere und die Verpflegung waren gut. Die Gepäckbeförderung hat gut geklappt. Die Fahrräder waren sehr gut - alles ohne Panne und Defekte abgelaufen. 1 Tacho viel aus!
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Toll, dass alles so gut geklappt hat! Wir hoffen, dass wir Sie auch nächstes Jahr zu unseren Gästen zählen können!
5 stars
Volker Hofmann DE | 15.07.2017
Traumhafter Main
5 stars
Burghard Gude DE | 12.06.2017
eine schöne und leichte Tour
Eine schöne und sehr leichte Radtour.
4 stars
Konrad Scheurer DE | 10.05.2017
Main-Radweg

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