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Kehlheim on the Danube

Altmühltal Cycle Path, Rothenburg – Regensburg

Along Altmühl Valley Cycle Path

8 Days / 7 Nights
Kehlheim on the Danube

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.

Itinerary at a glance

A night watchman's tour will immerse you in the history of Rothenburg, and in Weißenburg, you can visit Roman excavations. Whether it's the Tauber Valley, the Franconian Lake District, or the Danube Gorge with Weltenburg Abbey – it's pure natural beauty!

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. (Cat.A) or directly from Colmberg to Herrieden (Cat.B)

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 the well-preserved medieval city Beilngries.

First goal is Dietfurt, here you reach the Main-Danube canal. Fortress Prunn and the stalactite cave Schulerloch are interesting places of interest, before you reach the Danube in Kelheim. Already from afar you can see the Liberation Hall high above.

Today the route is short, but very interesting. You go by boat through the romantic Danube opening to monastery Weltenburg, which is located picturesque on a sandbank. You continue unhurried to Regensburg which applies as best preserved big city.

Your bike tour ends after breakfast.

Route Information


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

Prices & Dates

Category A: hotels of 3***- level

Category B: hotels, inns, and guest houses of 2**- and 3***-level

Prices per person in EUR

Our Rental Bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 7/8-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality men's touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Dutch, French)
  • 1 Boat tour Kelheim-Weltenburg-Kelheim excl. Bike (only in Cat. A incl. bike)
  • 1 guided city tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • Return transfer Regensburg – Rothenburg incl. Bike (only in Cat. A), Reservation is necessary
  • 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. In Category A this transfer is included.

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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