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A wooden bridge with a view of Markt Essing in the Altmühl valley, a rocky hill in the background

Rothenburg – Regensburg

Along Altmühltal Cycle Path

7 Days / 6 Nights
A wooden bridge with a view of Markt Essing in the Altmühl valley, a rocky hill in the background

The popular tour along Altmühl cycle path leads through beautiful Franconia lake area and the impressing valley. Before you reach the UNESCO world cultural heritage Regensburg you make a detour by boat to the famous monastery Weltenburg and during the cruise you pass two narrow points.

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Itinerary at a glance

In addition to its medieval cityscape, Rothenburg ob der Tauber enchants with its Christmas Museum. The route is bordered by the Altmühl Spring, the Franconian Lake District, and the Episcopal city of Eichstätt, ending in the beautiful city of Regensburg.

The city is the embodiment of medieval city romance and was perpetuated from artists as Spitzweg and Richter. Make a tour through Rothenburg with the nightwatchman.

You cycle from valley Taubertal to the Altmühl origin in the former residence city Ansbach with precious rococo palace.

Through meadows and range land to Gunzenhausen, the centre of the Franconia lake area. In Graben you will find the leftover of a canal project which was planned from Charlemagne. Afterwards you continue to Weißenburg, famous for its roman excavations.

On your today’s bike tour the valley get narrower, river Altmühl cuts deeply into the Jura Mountain. Fortresses seem the way and Eichstätt presents itself as former bishop’s city in lovely baroque style.

Within a few kilometres you reach the reconstructed roman castle Vetoniana. You continue through a picturesque nature park which is coined through cedar heathland. Along imposing fortress Kipfenberg to Riedenburg.

Along the Danube to Regensburg. The city is considered the best preserved major German city and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Route Information


At the first two stages slightly hilly, afterwards mostly flat.

Prices and dates

Category: hotels, and guest houses of 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category or as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch, French)
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Rothenburg daily in the morning, costs EUR 89 per person, for your own bike additionally EUR 39, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber train station
  • Nuremberg, Frankfurt/Main or Munich airport
  • Free parking at the train station

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!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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