This 8-night trip takes you along Funf-Flusse-Radweg, one of Bavaria's long-distance cycle routes. Cycling on a circular route, you'll start in the UNESCO medieval city of Regensburg and pedal through the north-east of Bavaria. Along the way you'll follow a series of well-networked paths that run alongside a mix of waterways: the majestic Danube, the stunning Altmuhl, the Main-Danube Canal, the tiny Pegnitz and the beautiful Naab.
Marvel at the collection of beautiful towns and quaint hamlets you pass, and the scenery that each waterway brings, 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 Naab. On each day you'll find your own favorite 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 turn to forests, you'll admire a profusion of flora - heavily scented pines, silvering birch, fruit orchards, 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 riverside hotel just meters from the old walls of Nuremberg, and a restored prison in charming Amberg.
This tour is rated "2 Bike +" indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than an overall grading of "2 Bike".
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 2 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Regensburg Hbf train station (Pick up) at 16:11, (transfer to hotel, 5 mins, provided)|
|Tour Ends||Regensburg Hbf train station (Drop off) by 11:46|
|Rail Options||Munich Hbf to Regensburg Hbf 14:44/16:11. Return: Regensburg Hbf to Munich Hbf 11:46/13:25|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for details and prices.|
|Singles||Add $62 per night|
|Other details||E-bikes are available on this tour at a supplement of $155 per person on a first come, first serve basis.|
|Hotels||**** (2 nights), *** (6 nights)|