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Bayreuth - Mainz

Main Cycle Path.

In 14 days, indulge in the magic of the Main from its source to the estuary. If you hop on to your bike and cycle along the Main cycle path from the beer town of Kulmbach, via the former Imperial Town of Bamberg, the old Residential Town of Würzburg, the charmingly crooked half-timber framed Miltenberg to the carnival town of Main, at the end you will know what a truly successful cycling holiday is. Rustic beer gardens and cosy wine cellars tantalize your taste buds! Romantic, historic and very palatable are the words that come to mind to describe your holiday along the Main cycle path.

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Easy
  • 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

You should start your cycling tour with a tour of the world-famous festival city of Bayreuth, where numerous musical, architectural and horticultural sights await you. The largest city in Upper Franconia is home to many historical buildings and museums.

Today you start from Bayreuth always along the Main to your extensive bicycle journey. The brewery and margrave city of Kulmbach is your stage destination and invites you to take a walk with its walls, towers and winding alleys. If you like it a little more sporty: A beautiful path leads you to the Plassenburg – the prominent landmark of the city – the view is magnificent.

Just after you leave Kulmbach is where the Red and the White Main rivers meet. The young Main makes its way into an ever widening valley. In between the Franconian Forest and the Franconian Jura, you cycle along quiet forest paths and field trails. At today's destination, the Obermain Thermal baths await you!

Enjoy the colourful meadows and old orchards of the flat and expansive Main Valley, its small villages and the treats they have in store. The historic quarter of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the rousing highlight of today's Main cycle path section: the town is home to nine breweries!

Fancy a short tour through the town of seven hills before you leave Bamberg? The Main cycle path takes you from "Beer Franconia", as this region is known, to the "Wine Franconia" region. The pretty little town famous for its wine and half-timber framed houses, Zeil am Main, is the first inkling behind the name Wine Franconia. Today's destination is at the foot of the Hassberg Hills, Hassfurt.

The Main how takes you to town of Schweinfurt, famous for its production of ball bearings. You cycle along the pleasant Main cycle path, passing romantic villages, expansive vineyards and orchards and the lush green meadows alongside the river. Just before Volkach, you should definitely go visit the most famous carving by Tilman Riemenschneider: "Madonna of the Rosary" in the pilgrimage church, St. Maria.

Via the wine-trading town of Kitzingen, you follow the Main primarily, heading for the "sugar town" of Ochsenfurt. You leave Ochsenfurt via the old stone Main bridge and roll along the right river bank - weirs, marinas and vineyards alternating adjacent to the route. Pedalling through charming little villages. your way takes you to today's destination of Sommerhausen, which is surrounded by vineyards and orchards.

Today you will cross the old royal city of Würzburg and can explore the Old Main Bridge, the Chapel of Our Lady and the Würzburg Residence on a relaxed city tour. North of Würzburg, in the Main-Franconian wine-growing region, you will reach your stage destination Karlstadt – or "Karscht", in Main-Franconian dialect.

The Main triangle is now followed by the Main quadrangle, the first corner of which is Gemünden. Here you are already in the Spessart nature park, which you can overlook wonderfully from the ruins of Scherenburg. The route then continues in ever tighter curves through wooded hills. Near Rothenfels, the Romanesque castle watches over the narrow valley and your path; Marktheidenfeld, situated between the Main and Spessart rivers, is entirely under the sign of Franconian wine culture

Just round the next bend in the river you see Stadtprozelten, home of one of the prettiest castle ruins on the Main, which looks over the town. Henneburg Castle. In Miltenberg you'll find the so-called "Schnatterloch", one of Germany's most picturesque marketplaces and a world-famous backdrop for photos!

In Miltenberg, the "Schnatterloch", one of the most picturesque German squares and world-famous photo motif, and the "Riesen" inn are particularly famous. Next you head for the small town of Klingenberg and its vineyards, wine cellars and so-called "Heckenwirtschaften" – wine taverns that open seasonally. The "glide" along the Main cycle path to the "Spessart Metropolis", Aschaffenburg. From afar already, the four towers marking each corner of Johannisburg Castle show you the way.

Parks of gardens, allotments and villas are gradually replaced by restaurants and beer gardens. In Seligenstadt, it's worth taking a break: you shouldn't miss visiting the rose and herb garden at Einhard Basilica - and the medieval apothecary too! Just a bit further along the river and - once you've passed Offenbach - you'll soon find yourself in Frankfurt.

Today is your last day in the saddle along the lower course of the Main River. First, the route takes you through fields, orchards and vineyards to Flörsheim and through the town of half-timber framed houses - Hochheim. The Main countryside presents it very best side here! There are two bridges to pedal over and then Main' historic old town is in front of you.

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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bayreuth
  Season Saison 1
18.03.2022 - 31.03.2022
09.10.2022 - 23.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 2
01.04.2022 - 09.04.2022
24.04.2022 - 14.05.2022
18.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 3
10.04.2022 - 23.04.2022
15.05.2022 - 21.05.2022
29.05.2022 - 31.05.2022
19.06.2022 - 30.06.2022
21.08.2022 - 17.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 4
22.05.2022 - 28.05.2022
01.06.2022 - 18.06.2022
01.07.2022 - 20.08.2022

Arrival daily
Main-Cycle Path, Bayreuth - Mainz, 14 days, DE-MNRBM-14X
Base price
1,199.00
1,299.00
1,499.00
1,599.00
Surcharge single room 399.00 399.00 399.00 399.00

Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau

Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Arrival daily
Season Saison 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival daily
Season Saison 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Arrival daily
Season Saison 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Arrival daily
Main-Cycle Path, Bayreuth - Mainz, 14 days, DE-MNRBM-14X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,199.00
399.00
1,299.00
399.00
1,499.00
399.00
1,599.00
399.00

Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau

Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Season Saison 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season Saison 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Season Saison 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Bayreuth
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Mainz
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
59.00
29.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Bayreuth
  Season Saison 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

Arrival daily
Season Saison 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

Arrival daily
Bayreuth
Double room p. P. 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00 29.00
Mainz
Double room p. P. 59.00 59.00 59.00 59.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00 29.00
Filter
27-gears unisex
27-gears gents
8-gears unisex
8-gears gents
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
89.00
89.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Best developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch)
  • GPS-Data available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Bayreuth or Bamberg train station
  • Nuremberg or Frankfurt airport
  • Public Multi-storey car park in Bayreuth costs approx. EUR 8 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time.
  • Good train connections from Mainz to Bamberg or Bayreuth

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Semiramis Feitler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Semiramis Feitler, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Josef Hilberer DE | 14.07.2020
Mainradweg

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