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Worth seeing and fantastic bike tours through the Altmühltal ☀️

Map of the Altmühl cycle path
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  • Tours including hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route books & GPS data
  • Rental bikes can be booked including mobile breakdown assistance
  • More than 30 years of experience

The Altmühltal: the diverse beauty of Bavaria

A bike tour through the Altmühltal is one true joy for leisurely cyclists and lovers of cultural and historical sights. Along the Altmühl you will encounter architectural styles from the Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic and Classicism. Cycle through idyllic valleys and nature reserves and pass dramatic rock formations. Discover the Altmühltal - from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Regensburg!


  • 166 kilometers of bicycle-friendly cycle paths
  • one of the most popular bike paths in Germany
  • Franconian Jura, wide valleys, mighty rock formations and juniper heaths
  • Experience the Limes and Roman history, old castles and romantic towns
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Exciting bike tours on the Altmühl cycle path

Discover the Altmühltal with its numerous highlights

Along the Altmühlradweg you will find countless highlights and sights. Especially in the cities and towns there are real treasures - of natural and handmade origin.

Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is considered that Synonymous with a medieval town in Germany. Immerse yourself in this at the beginning of your cycle tour through the Altmühltal enchanted world half-timbered houses, city walls and gates, battlements and old cobbled streets. From the Tower of the town hall get one fantastic overview of the city and the surrounding landscapes.

Medieval old town of Rothenburg in Bavaria
Medieval old town of Rothenburg in Bavaria

Treuchtlingen and the Altmühltherme

In Treuchtlingen it bubbles healing Jura water rich in minerals to days. The one there Altmühltherme offers the opportunity to strengthen one's health in the recognized medicinal water and to simply relax. Very close to the city is theFossa Carolina", the "Karlsgraben“. Already at the time of Charlemagne, attempts were made to construct a canal to connect shipping traffic on the Rhine and Danube. Today there is an exhibition about the time and the canal construction Worth knowing documented and conveyed.

The baroque town of Eichstätt

The episcopal city of Eichstätt is a centuries-old bishopric and convinces with its numerous monasteries and churches. In impressive baroque scenery you will find inviting restaurants, cafés and the diverse museum culture on extensive strolls through the city History of the city and region. The offer even extends to the early geological eras. The city is also the central administration of the Altmühltal.

View of the Eichstätt Cathedral, Eichstätt
View of the Eichstätt Cathedral, Eichstätt

Beilngries: the town on the Main-Danube Canal

The state-approved resort Beilngries attracts tourists with his historic old town as well as the wide range of churches, museums and other activities. The Altmühl and the Sulz flow together in Beilngries. Take advantage of your stay and visit it beautiful bishopric Schloss Hirschberg with its fantastic view of the surrounding countryside including the town of Beilngries.

Our tip: It's close by Dinosaur Museum Altmühltal. Riding a bike will take you back to the era of the giant lizards in no time!

View of the Catholic Parish of St. Walburga, Beilngries
View of the Catholic Parish of St. Walburga, Beilngries

Kelheim at the Danube Gorge

Ob medieval city gates, chapels or church ruins: Kelheim at the Danube Gorge has a lot to offer! A visit to the Liberation Hall, a memorial to the victorious battles against Napoleon, should be at the top of your list. In addition, a detour to the "Weltenburg Narrows“, the Danube breakthrough, absolutely recommendable. This unique natural spectacle is Bavaria's first national natural monument. Not surprising, because the Danube meanders between 70 meter high limestone walls through - simply breathtaking!

Regensburg: Middle Ages on the Danube

Regensburg is a must-see on your cycle tour through the Altmühltal. Although the Altmühlradweg ends in Kelheim, the Visiting Regensburg is an absolute dream! Walk over one of the city's landmarks, the 310 meter long Stone bridge, into the fully preserved historical old city and soak up the medieval flair. Of the Regensburg Cathedral Next to Cologne Cathedral, it is the most important Gothic cathedral in Germany. Here, too, we are of the opinion: definitely discover!

View of the Altmühl and the Randeck Castle near Regensburg
View of the Altmühl and the Randeck Castle near Regensburg

On fantastic cycle paths through the Altmühltal

Your fantastic bike tours in the Altmühltal begin in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The cycle path is signposted along the route as Altmühlradweg, Altmühlweg or Altmühltalradweg. The Altmühl cycle path officially ends in Kelheim, even if your Altmühl cycle tour takes you a little further along the Danube to Regensburg leads. Regensburg with its sights and the Danube Gorge near Kelheim are just that The highlight of your Altmühl bike tour.

Short cycle tour from Eichstätt to Regensburg

Starting point of your unforgettable Short tour on the Altmühl to Regensburg is the picturesque town of Eichstätt. Use the first day to die historic old town with its modern architecture to explore before you jump on the saddle and start the first stage to Beilngries. On the way you will discover the ruins of a Roman fort and the romantic castle complexes of the region. Also the unique Gungoldinger juniper heath has a lot to offer: breathtaking nature and varied landscapes. With the visit of Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and including the Michelsberg including the Liberation Hall take all the highlights with you before you cycle on to Regensburg. Your last station crowns your cycling holiday with a city tour through the city with your 2000 year history. We are happy to offer you an extension if you would like to explore the region in more detail - it's worth it!

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria

Cycling from Rothenburg to Regensburg

Discover on your Bike trip to Regensburg the fairytale alleys and imposing city walls from Rothenburg ob der Tauber - the best way to do this is with an evening walk! Listen to that Rothenburg night watchman on his patrol and take yourself back to a bygone era. The next day you continue to Herrieden/Ansbach, where you can enjoy the medieval ambience. Combine your next stage to Treuchtlingen with a swim in the Altmühlsee near Gunzenhausen. It begins at Treuchtlingen most scenic section Your bike tour in the Altmühltal. Nature is marked by radiant white dolomite rocks that protrude from the overgrown slopes and mountain ridges - a sight to fall in love with. After your arrival in Eichstätt, a visit to the cathedral and a leisurely stroll through the old town with its Residenzplatz await you. Via Beilngries you continue to Kelheim, where the Liberation Hall as a historical highlight convinced. We also recommend a visit to the Weltenburg Monastery directly at the Danube Gorge – alternatively also by ship! In the UNSECO World Heritage City of Regensburg you will experience the final highlight of your cycle tour through the Altmühltal. The old town in particular knows how to impress!

If you would like to experience the highlights of the bike tour in a shorter trip, we offer you our bike tour offer in one sporty design 

The skyline of Regensburg in Germany

XXL round tour through the Tauber Valley

Discover the Tauber Valley with our exclusive XXL round tour! Here characterizes medieval flair the regions of the Altmühl Nature Park and the surrounding towns. the well-developed cycle paths guide you through the bizarre landscapes and unique places. From Rothenburg you start through zur Thermal town of Treuchtlingen and after an extensive sightseeing tour of Solnhofen you will reach the baroque episcopal city of Eichstätt. Experience on your bike path to Three-castle city of Riedenburg the splendor of the Gungoldinger juniper heath. We warmly recommend a visit to the Riedenburg Crystal Museum. Or: Swim in the idyllic Rothsee and enjoy the warming rays of sunshine on the shore. On your fabulous way back you cycle through hilly landscapes back to Rothenburg and are already dreaming of your next bike tour in the Altmühltal.

Old Town Photo taken from Siebersturm Ploenlein in the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Additional services included - for a relaxed Altmühltal bike tour

With our exclusive bike tours we offer you convenient additional services at no extra cost to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We take care of your physical, physical and mental well-being and ensure that you experience an unforgettable holiday.

Comfortable accommodation in the Altmühltal

All hotels are clean and well-groomed and have one shower or bath. In all accommodation you will receive a rich breakfast. So you start the day well nourished and can look forward to your daily excursions.

All hotels offer a rich breakfast.
All hotels offer a rich breakfast.

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

So that you can travel freely throughout the day, we transport your luggage from hotel to hotel. So you don't have to worry and enjoy the fantastically beautiful nature in all ease.

We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.
We transport your luggage from hotel to hotel every day.

Individual bike tour in the Altmühltal

All bike tours are individual trips without a guide. So you have no stress and cycle the stages at your own pace. Take breaks according to your taste. This gives you the opportunity to stay longer in certain places and to stroll through the numerous towns. Enjoy your bike tour to the fullest!

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria

Travel documents with tips for daily planning

In our extensive travel documents you will find detailed suggestions and tips for planning the day. Of course, you can also completely deviate from it and plan something of your own. The only important thing is that you arrive at your destination or your accommodation in the evening.

You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.
You will receive comprehensive travel documents for every trip booked.

Rent bikes and on the spot in case of breakdown

Of course you have the possibility Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented from us for a fee. In the event of a flat tire or other complications, we are always happy to help and advise you. You can reach us via our service hotline + 49 (0) 3831 30676-0.

Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!
Flat tire with our borrowed bikes? We're here to help!

Excellently developed cycle paths for beginners and professionals of all ages

The cycle paths in the Altmühltal are from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Regensburg well developed, signposted and particularly bicycle-friendly. All tours are easy to cycle and guaranteed pleasant cycling tours and a relaxing cycling holiday, Our Cycle tours in the Altmühltal are for all age groups, no matter Whether beginner or professional, excellently suited. We want to make your stay as relaxing as possible for you. For even more relaxed tours, rent from us E-bikes and pedelecs. So you don't have to worry about your own bike when you arrive.

Well supplied with our accessories for your bike tour in the Altmühltal

For the Perfect planning of your bike tour in the Altmühltal you get next to ours Travel information our Map one for the regions between Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Regensburg first comprehensive introduction and overview. In addition, see our detailed distance table the distances and estimated driving times of the individual stages. This allows you to estimate exactly how long you will need for the tours or whether a longer rest or overnight stay will be necessary. In our table of distances, the estimated times are rounded and to one Average speed of 15 kilometers per hour customized.

Cities and towns along the Altmühl cycle path

Ansbach, Beilngries, Eichstätt, Herrieden, Kelheim, Regensburg, Riedenburg, Roth, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Treuchtlingen, Weißenburg

The map of the Altmühl cycle path

All bike tours in the Altmühltal
 

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria
From €359

Short tour of the Altmühltal cycle path

Bizarre rock formations line the course of the river through a landscape of unique beauty. In the center of all this lies the "capital of the Altmühltal", Eichstätt. Artificially created biotopes and beautiful backwaters flank the canal. On the banks…

Duration
5 days
Length
about 140 km
travel code
ALT 02 CT
4,0 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
The skyline of Regensburg in Germany
From €599

Bike tour through the Altmühltal

On your bike tour from the Franconian Jura to the Danube, the Altmühl runs through fantastic landscapes. On this cycling holiday, spacious forest and meadow landscapes determine the character of the upper reaches. In the Altmühltal Nature Park, narrow valleys…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 270 - 300 km
travel code
OLD 01
4,7 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
Old Town Photo taken from Siebersturm Ploenlein in the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
From €659

Altmühltal - round tour (sportive)

Characteristics of the route On the Altmühltal cycle path without gradients on paved forest and field paths, small side roads with little traffic and mostly on fine gravel cycle paths. Cycle along the Main-Danube Canal on paved gravel paths.…

Duration
8 days
Length
about 350 km
travel code
ALT 04 p

Regensburg with the Danube and the cathedral and its stone bridge in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria
From €659

Altmühltal Four Valleys Cycle Path

The Altmühl runs through fantastic landscapes. On this cycling holiday, spacious forest and meadow landscapes determine the character of the upper reaches. In the Altmühltal Nature Park, narrow valleys and bizarre rock formations characterize the landscape.…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 410 - 430 km
travel code
OLD 05

From €729

Altmühltal - circular tour

On the Altmühltal cycle path without gradients on paved forest and field paths, small side roads with little traffic and mostly on fine gravel cycle paths. Cycle along the Main-Danube Canal on paved gravel paths. On the Franconian…

Duration
9 days
Length
about 350 km
travel code
OLD 03

From €529

Through the Altmühltal (sportive)

Experience idyllic landscapes on the Altmühltal cycle path, let a night watchman guide you through Rothenburg, enjoy the variety of a boat trip and finally reach the highlight of this trip: the art and…

Duration
7 days
Length
approx. 270 - 300 km
travel code
ALT 02 p

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