Bavaria, biking through Europe’s history

7 days / 6 nights | Ship: La Belle Fleur 

This trip is also offered in the opposite direction!

Itinerary Bamberg – Regensburg

Day 1 (Sat): Bamberg

The crew of La Belle Fleur welcomes you on board around 1P.M., where you find the ship in the cruise port of Bamberg. Bamberg a city of world-class, with its big baroque buildings, its cosy traditional German houses and its small alleys, which surprise you every time. It is here, where you are going to test your bike in the green sites of the city. Afterwards you will explore the old city center with our tourguide.

Day 2 (Sun): Bamberg – Erlangen (Cycling 45 km / 28 miles)

After breakfast we start our tour through the canal valley to Hausen. From here we leave the canal and bike through the fields of the Regnitz valley, where we
bike a part of one of Germanys most beautiful bike routes “the Regnitz-Radweg”. During the day you will have all the time to enjoy one of the local “Biergartens” along the way, for a piece of pie or a bier. Also you will discover “the bier city of Germany” Erlangen, where we will spent the night.

Day 3 (Mon): Erlangen – Nürnberg- Hilpoltstein (Cycling 45 km / 28 miles)

This morning the captain will start the engine early, to bring us to Nürnberg, a city with a lot of possibilities. You can wonder around in het medieval part of town or visit the remains of the second world war, including the buildings of the Nurnburger trails. After visited Nürnberg you will cycle along one of the oldest canals in the world. The original Main – Danube canal from King Ludwig, with its 101 locks and beautiful sites. In the afternoon you leave the old canal and bike through the national park Rothsee to Hilpoltstein. Where you can enjoy the Bavarian landscape from the sundeck.

Day 4 (Tue): Hilpoltstein – Beilngries (Cycling 41 km / 25 miles)

This days tour brings you to Freystadt, where you can visit the town center and of course the pilgrim church of “Maria-Hilf-Wallfahrtskirche”, a baroque monument in the middle of the
fields. In the afternoon you continue your tour to Beilngries, with its historical city center.

Day 5 (Wed): Beilngreis – Riedenburg (Cycling 40 km / 24 miles)

Today another national park is on the agenda, the “Altmuhltal”, here you bike along the valley and numerous times you will see remains of the old King Ludwig canal, that used to flow through this valley as well.

Day 6 (Thu): Riedenburg – Regensburg (Cycling 48 km / 30 miles)

The last bike day is futuring the final part of the Main Danube bike path, that will bring us to Kelheim, a small city that is situated at the crossing of the canal and the always blue Danube river, to the medieval town of Regensburg. We will enter this old and rich town of Reg

Day 7 (Fri): Regensburg

After breakfast you can participate in a city tour, or you can do some last minute shopping in this nice town. Around 12 o clock the crew of La Belle Fleur says you goodbye!

Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.