Altmühl Cycle Track from Rothenburg to Regensburg
8 days / 7 nights | Self-guided cycling tours
The Altmühltal is known for wonderful biking on the banks of the winding and romantic river Altmühl. You cycle through largely intact nature with white cliffs, green pastures and wetlands. For a stop in picturesque places you are welcome in friendly cafes and restaurants. Enjoy regional specialties, such as the Altmühltaler lamb, fresh trout or savory dishes with wild herbs.
Day 1: Arrival in Rothenburg
Hand out of RENTAL BIKES and information material. Private parking space (unguarded).
Day 2: Rothenburg – Ansbach (Cycling 49 km / 35 miles)
Past the powerful Castle Colmberg to Ansbach. Overnight in a 3***Hotel.
Day 3: Ansbach – Wettelsheim/Treuchtlingen (Cycling 62 km / 38 miles)
To the medieval town Gunzenhausen, the Lake Altmühlsee and through the now narrower Altmühl Valley to the Karlsgraben and your destination for the day.
Day 4: Wettelsheim/Treuchtlingen – Eichstätt (Cycling 50 km / 31 miles)
Past Treuchtlingen through the silent, charming valley of the nature reserve Altmühl passing the "Twelve Apostle Rock" into the bishop town Eichstätt.
Day 5: Eichstätt – Beilngries (Cycling 44 km / 28 miles)
Passing Pfünz with a Roman castle you cycle to Kinding or Beilngries.
Day 6: Beilngries – Essing/Kelheim (Cycling 48 km / 30 miles)
From Dietfurt the valley gets busier; the Main-Danube-Canal with its ships mark this part. Past Riedenburg to Essing or Kelheim and to the mouth of the Danube. Optionally Danube ship trip to the Abbey Weltenburg (approx. every hour: € 9,- on the spot; roundtrip).
Day 7: Essing/Kelheim – Regensburg (Cycling 38 km / 24 miles / 50 minutes by boat)
Past Bad Abbach you reach Regensburg. Guided tour through the "Reichstagssaal" and torture museum.
Day 8: End of the tour
Transfer back to Rothenburg/T. or extra nights in Rothenburg or Regensburg. Transfer of own bicycles is possible.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.
Booking, Dates & Prices 2023
Altmühl Cycle Track from Rothenburg to Regensburg
Start daily from April 29 - Oct 01, 2023
Prices 2023 (per person in €)
April 29 - Oct 01
Apr 29 - Mai 08 | Jun 02 - Jul 3, Sep 01 - 24
Mai 05 - Mai 29 | Jul 7 - Aug 28
7 x Dinner
Extra night in Rothenburg/T. double room p.P.
Extra night in Rothenburg supplement single room
Extra night in Regensburg double room p.P.
Extra night Regensburg supplement single room
Return transfer of own bicycles (uninsured)
Return transfer of own bicycles (insured)
Return transfer by bus
Return transfer by train
Minimum number of participants: 2
- 7 x overnight/buffet breakfast
- Private parking space (unguarded)
- Luggage service to Regensburg incl. liabilities of up to € 700,-/person
- Entrance fee Ansbacher Residenz (closed on monday)
- Entrance fee Kristallmuseum Riedenburg
- Two sided panniers (1 x per person)
- Info package with tour map
Not included: Journey to / from Regensburg.
Tourist taxes: Approx. 1,- € to 3,- € per person per night (payable on the spot)
Additional nights: Bed and breakfast. If you have booked a rental bike, this is also available to you for the additional nights at no extra charge.
For half board daily 3-course dinner (with choice) with Franconian, Bavarian and international specialities. Half board in your hotel or in a hotel nearby.
Child reduction (one child with two adults in a double room): Till 5 years: free. 6-12 years: 50%; 13-16 years: 25% discount of the tour price.
Rental bicycles and e-bikes
The rental bikes are lightweight 7-speed hub-geared bicycles with comfortable saddles, including pannier bags on both sides for the day's luggage. If you wish, you can also reserve 21-gear bikes with freewheel at no extra cost. When booking, please indicate which bikes you prefer. The quality bikes (Schauff, Kettler, KTM) are well maintained and thus ensure worry-free bike rides. When you pick up your bike, you can try it out and the on-site staff will adjust it to your needs.
The e-bikes are 8-speed Kalkhoff bikes (Agattu Impulse or similar) with hub gears, 28" tyres, low step-in with frame heights of 46 or 50 and a daily range of about 80 km (depending on how you ride). The e-bikes have two hand brakes, no e-bikes with coaster brakes are available. For your own safety, we recommend wearing a bike helmet.
The route runs without any major climbs near the river banks along paved forest and field paths and low-traffic side roads. The cycle path is uniformly signposted in both directions with a green-yellow logo and information boards.
Transfer back from Regensburg to Rothenburg
By bus: every Saturday throughout the season
By train: On the other days the return journey is by train (free choice of train on the local train from 9.00 a.m. / e.g. Regensburg from approx. 9:18 a.m. / Rothenburg arrival approx. 11:50 a.m. (Attention - no transfer to the station; change trains 2-3 times per connection).
Return transfer of customer-owned bikes
Friday, Saturday & Sunday at an extra charge of € 30,- (without transport insurance) / € 70,- (with transport insurance) to Rothenburg possible.
Procedure: on the days with a return bus journey, the bikes are transported in the course of the bus journey (= only joint transport of customer & bike) on the other days: handing in of the bikes by 5 p.m. at the latest on the day before the return journey at the last stage hotel - they will then be ready the next day in Rothenburg at the hotel (registration required!)
Bringing your own bikes: At the customer's risk - no liability can be accepted for any damage etc. to your own bike during the entire cycle tour or during transport (exclusion of liability).