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Main-Cycle Path for families

Follow the River Main from Bamberg to Würzburg.

The River Main continuously meanders its way through forests, fields, meadows and vineyards with large bends. In doing so there are lots of little villages as well as larger ones as well as picturesque little towns with wonderful timbered buildings that it goes past. Follow the River Main and make sure you visit them as you go past. The Main cycle path is one of the loveliest and most diverse long distance cycle paths in Germany for families. This is because the characteristics keep changing along the way, which creates such a sense of adventure for all families keen on cycling. Along the way you will find adventure play areas, wildlife parks, animal parks, museums and play areas. In case you get too warm on one of the days in the sun then you can cool off by having a swim along the way. The River Main makes families want to get out and about outdoors!

Casual Cyclist

Casual Cyclist
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 165 km
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact
Bunte Schiffe auf dem Main

Itinerary

Arrive in Bamberg and check-in to your accommodation. The travel documents and rental bikes (if booked) will be in the hotel waiting for you. You should definitely go for a stroll In this UNESCO-world heritage town with a historical atmosphere. Go on one of the numerous family tours or have a go at the funny exploratory town tour! Clever kids visit the large natural history museum! It is especially lovely to have a look at the town whilst on a fun boat trip. 

You set off along the Regnitz. Cycle past the Erba park with its water playground until you reach the river Main. The River Main will be your loyal tour guide from now on. You can discover the first vineyards on the edge of the cycle path. There are plenty of places for you to stop for a swim on your way today, whether you stop at Sander Baggersee (lake) or at the outdoor pool in Eltmann. It is definitely worth admiring the lovely timbered houses in the little wine town. You cycle via Zell to get to Haßfurt where you can have a look at the ‘Ritterkapelle’ (a chapel).

approx. 40 km

You have got time to spend at Haßfurt’s waterpark because you have got a very leisurely stage today. You will cycle through the wonderful nature in the Main valley past vineyards, orchards and lush green floodplains. Take a rest in one of the pretty settlements like Theres, Ottendorf or Gädheim and enjoy some of the regional culinary specialities. Today’s destination is the old free city of Schweinfurt. Here it is worth visiting the large wildlife park together with the Indian village.

approx. 25 km

In the morning you can take a stroll through the charmingly restored old town. Then you shall get back on your bikes and continue on your way. You will cycle past fruity vineyards, through the Schweinfurt basin and the Garstedter forest nature protection area.  In Bergrheinfels you can take a break from cycling and walk bare foot through the labyrinth. Alternatively, you could cross the river Main and relax on the sandy beach by the natural bathing lake in Grafenrheinfeld. You then continue through Fahr and to the main town by the Volkacher Main meander. With a bit of luck, you have some time in Volkach for canoeing on the River Main as the sun sets.

approx. 30 km

You continue cycling to Nordheim. You are sure to have some time for the history of lots of the types of wine. You should also visit the grape adventure path.  You go around the Kreuzberg and then continue through the Sommerach until you get to Schwarzach. Families with an interest in culture can visit the famous Münsterschwarzach Benedictine abbey. Continue through the wonderful nature and past Dettelbach with its well maintained town wall. Those who want to have a go in the bike park should take a break here. In Kitzingen, where you are staying tonight, there is an outdoor swimming pool with an 80m long water slide.

approx. 30 km

Today is your last day’s cycling and you will go past Sommerhausen with a great zoo and past the town of the towers, Ochsenfurth.  Dip your feet in the ‘Main Insel’ pool before cycling on to Marktbreit. Here there are also many timbered houses and historical buildings that you can admire. Next, you cycle on to Eibelstadt where you can trace the exciting history of the ‘lying stones’. At the end of your tour along the Main you will arrive in Würzburg. The old Main bridge and Marienberg fortress are worth a visit. There sure is a lot for families to explore here: city tours for children, play areas, botanic garden, indoor playground (Kinderland), water park and much more.

approx. 40 km

Today you end your diverse cycle tour with the River Main. Or, would you like to extend the holiday and spend some time by vineyards that are growing in the Main floodplain?

Tour character

Requirements: Basic fitness cycle skills. A very easy route ideal for families.

The continuously signposted Main cycle path mainly runs on cycle paths running right by the river bank or along quiet little roads. There are only very few, short sections where there might be more traffic.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018
Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018
WE 11.04. - 03.10. daily 20.05. - 14.08.
Season 2
Apr 25, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Aug 15, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018
WE 11.04. - 03.10. daily 20.05. - 14.08.
Season 3
May 20, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018
WE 11.04. - 03.10. daily 20.05. - 14.08.
Main-Cycle Path Family Tour, 7 days, DE-MNABW-07X-EB
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge half board children aged 6-14
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
495,00
365,00
285,00
0,00
95,00
125,00
120,00
525,00
365,00
285,00
0,00
95,00
125,00
120,00
545,00
365,00
285,00
0,00
95,00
125,00
120,00

Category: 3***-Hotels, guest houses and family-run guesthouses.

Child prices are valid when there are two full paying adults. Costs for children younger than 6 are to be paid when you are there.

Season 1
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018
Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018
Season 2
Apr 25, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Aug 15, 2018 - Sep 25, 2018
Season 3
May 20, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018
Bamberg
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Würzburg
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
84,00
59,00
100,00
72,00
84,00
59,00
100,00
72,00
84,00
59,00
100,00
72,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
Child bike
Child tag-along
Child trailer
75,00
75,00
170,00
60,00
60,00
60,00

Services and infos

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • If you book half board, at least 3-course meal
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well-organised route
  • Detailed travel documents (Maps showing the route, route description, etc)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Fly to Nürnberg and then take the train to Bamberg.
  • Take the train to Bamberg and then its a short bus ride the hotel.
  • Parking: public garage in Bamberg or free outdoor parking available on the edge of the town with good bus connections into the centre.
  • Return by train to Bamberg.

 

Note

  • Any visitor’s taxes not included in the tour price and payable on site.
Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

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