Cycle along the Danube

Independent Travel
8 Days Munich/Munich

Day 1 Munich - Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein

Today arrive to Donauwörth, where the formerly important trading path between Nuremberg and Augsburg crossed the Danube. Splendid town houses remind us even today of the significance and riches this town once enjoyed.

Day 2 Donauwörth / Wörnitzstein - Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km

You cycle along well-established paths through the foothills of the Franconian Alb to Neuburg, where we can recommend taking a stroll through the charming old town or a visit to the castle, towering magnificently over the town. Today’s destination is Ingolstadt with its old fortifications. It is also where the Bavarian Purity Law for beer was passed over 500 years ago.

Day 3 Ingolstadt - Kelheim, approx. 55 km + boat trip

Today you make your way through Danube meadowland, almost entirely right alongside the river, to Bad Gögging. Mother Nature has a special treat in store a little further on - the Danube Gap at Weltenburg Monastery, where the Danube curves its way through massive Jura rocks. Fortify yourself in the monastery beer garden before catching a boat, which takes you through the Gap to Kelheim.

Day 4 Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 40 km

Before you set off to Regensburg, it’s worth making the effort to cycle up to the Hall of Liberation where you have incredible views of the area. Continue at a more leisurely pace on to Regensburg, where

you reach the most northerly point of the Danube. This town is considered Germany’s best-preserved city and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Day 5 Regensburg - Straubing, approx. 50km

The Danube curves its way gracefully through the wide expanse of the countryside and you cycle alongside. Take a short break at Walhalla, which King Ludwig I had built, before setting off for today’s destination at Straubing, the capital of the “Gäuboden” region. Every year in summer, the popular Gäubodenfest is celebrated here.

Day 6 Straubing - Deggendorf, approx. 40km

Soon after setting off, you reach Bogen, which is famous for the finding of a statue of the pregnant Madonna. Continuing on you go through Pfelling and Mariaposching to finally arrive at the gate to the

Bavarian Forest: Deggendorf, Gothic and Baroque characterise the old town.

Day 7 Deggendorf - Passau, approx. 60 km

Today’s route includes the small historic town of Vilshofen, which you might have heard of in connection with the CSU Chairman, politician Strauss’ Ash Wednesday speech. You will soon reach your

destination of the three-rivers town and former diocesan town of Passau.

Day 8 Passau - Munich

Today you return to Munich.

Highlights

* Cycle along the shores of the Danube through the beautiful Bavarian landscape

* Visit the historic cities Regensburg and Passau

* Discover the Weltenburg monastery with its brewery

This Program Includes

. Accommodation in 3* hotels (excld. city tax)

. Daily breakfast

. rental bike

. Train Tickets Munich – Donauwörth & Passau Munich in 2nd class

. Luggage transport between hotels

. Entrance Museum Mobile Ingolstadt

. Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. bike

. Cycle route description with maps in English