- Scenic cycling along the five waterways of Bavaria - perfect for those looking for longer cycling days
- An abundance of flora and fauna: scented pines, fruit orchards and poppies; deer, boar, hawks and kingfishers
- Beautiful towns and quaint hamlets, including the spa town of Bad Abbach and Kallmunz with its fairytale castle
- Traffic-free, well-signed cycle paths
- Fantastically different accommodation, including spending two nights in a restored prison!
Welcome to the Funf-Flusse-Radweg, one of Bavaria's long-distance cycle routes. This circular route starts in the UNESCO medieval city of Regensburg and takes you on a 10-night journey through the north-east of Bavaria. You'll follow a series of well-networked paths along a mix of waterways: the majestic Danube, the stunning Altmuhl, the Main-Danube Canal, the tiny Pegnitz and the beautiful Naab.
Along the way you'll pass a series of beautiful towns and quaint hamlets. Each waterway brings its own scenery, from the wide rolling valleys of the Danube, the narrow high valleys of the Altmuhl, the fruit orchards along the canal, the old railway cycle route along the Pengitz, and the beautiful churches found along the Nabb. On each day you'll find your own favourite jewel, from the spa town of Bad Abbach to completely walled Berching, to lovely Lauf that straddles the Pengitz to Kallmunz at the confluence of the Pengitz and Naab rivers, with its fairy tale castle towering above.
As meadows turns to forests, you'll admire a cornucopia of flora - heavily scented pines, silvering birch, orchards of fruit, wild orchids and poppies. Deer and boar scarper through the woods whilst eagles, buzzards and hawks circle above, and herons and kingfishers enjoy their surroundings along the waterways. The cuisine is rich in tradition with hearty meats and local vegetables - it's not just bratwurst and beer on offer, in the north of the region one of the most popular dishes is Spatzle, a pasta dish covered in a creamy sauce and deep-fried onions. There are also lovely white wines available.
Your accommodation en route is special too: the modern *** hotel Jakob, , a converted **** brewery in Beilngries a refurbished Bavarian house with its own sausage making school, a riverside hotel just meters from the old walls of Nuremburg, and a restored prison in charming Amberg.
Additional Tour Details
||Continental breakfast and 2 evening meals.
||Regensburg Hbf train station 16:11 (Pick up), transfer to hotel, 5 mins.
||Regensburg Hbf train station 11:46 (Drop off).
||Munich Hbf to Regensburg Hbf 14:44/16:11. Return: Rail Regensburg Hbf to Munich Hbf 11:46/13:17
||Inquire for prices and details.
||Add $34 per night.
||Room upgrade: Prices from $8 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing. Extra nights: We recommend Regensburg or Nuremburg. Inquire for prices and details.
||**** (2 nights), *** (8 nights)