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Main cycle path: Breathtaking bike tours along the Main ☀️

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The Main Valley: Experience the most beautiful cycle paths in the heart of Germany!

With a length of around 600 kilometers the Main Cycle Path stretches between the source of the Main in the Fichtel Mountains and its confluence with the Rhine near Mainz. Along this picturesque river, the cycle path invites you to explore the diverse landscapes. The Main Cycle Path is from a beautiful and varied landscape embossed. During your bike tours you will discover impressive vineyards, dense forests, historical cities and picturesque villages. The great thing: On each of the fantastically beautiful bike tours you are accompanied by the fresh air and the picturesque river landscape of the Main. A true paradise for Culture lovers and Nature lovers.


  • 600 km cycle path along the picturesque Main
  • Baroque cities like Bamberg and Würzburg
  • ideal for culture and nature lovers
  • Franconian cuisine from the beer garden to the Main Franconian wine bar
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Exciting bike tours on the Main Cycle Path

Discover the cultural treasures along the Main

Castle, winery, half-timbered town: A bike tour on the Main combines the most beautiful and historical sights the fascinating and diverse region in the middle of Germany. You will pass through some of the most famous cities such as Würzburg, Aschaffenburg and Bayreuth. The excellently developed cycle paths on the Main not only connect the scenic, but also the cultural centers of the region each other. Experience the historical and culinary flair of this unique area in Germany - up close and interactively!

Old Town Hall in Bamberg in Bavaria on the Main

Bamberg: a medieval pearl with a beer tradition!

Bamberg, affectionately than that Frankish Rome called, is a picturesque town in Upper Franconia. As a visitor, you will be well-preserved by the medieval architecture and the living beer tradition be enchanted! This is an absolute highlight Bamberg Cathedral, one of the most magnificent buildings of the 11th century. Not to mention that Old City Hall, which was built on an island in the Regnitz river. If you are a beer lover then this is the brewery density simply paradise here. Take the time to enjoy a Franconian beer in one of the many traditional brewery inns. Bottom up!

View of the old town hall of Bamberg am Main

Würzburg: wine culture and baroque splendor!

Welcome to Würzburg, the Franconian city known above all for its wine culture and magnificent baroque buildings is known! The most splendid example of this is the Würzburg Residence, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Not only that, Würzburg is also home to the Old Main Bridge, which takes you across the Main and offers a spectacular view. Enjoy a glass of local wine and immerse yourself in the vibrant life of this wonderful city!

Late summer photo of Würzburg with a sculpture in the foreground

Aschaffenburg: the Bavarian Nice with castle magic!

Welcome to Aschaffenburg, often referred to as the "Bavarian Nice“, because of its mild climate and lush vegetation. This is a magnificent highlight of the city Johannesburg Castle, which towers majestically over the Main. You can also visit the oldest English theater in mainland Europe, the Court theater visit. Stroll through the Schöntal Park, an idyllic place, ideal for relaxing and enjoying nature.

Johannisburg Castle in Aschaffenburg am Main bike path

Bayreuth: in the footsteps of Richard Wagner!

In Bayreuth everything revolves around music and culture, especially around the famous composer Richard Wagner. The city is world famous for the annual Bayreuth Festival, where Wagner's operas are performed. Don't forget the gorgeous Margravial Opera House to visit, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For nature lovers, the Hofgarten a green oasis to relax.

Schweinfurt: industrial history meets nature!

Welcome to Schweinfurt, the vibrant city on the Main in Lower Franconia! The charming old town with its half-timbered houses invites you to stroll and impresses with its architecture. Discover the fascinating Schweinfurt Art Gallery with their collection of modern art and that Georg Schaefer Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of works by the artist Carl Spitzweg. After a cultural discovery tour, you can visit the many cafes and beer gardens relax and enjoy regional dishes and a cold beer. A highlight for wine lovers is the Wine Island on the Main, where you can taste the local wines. Schweinfurt is a captivating mix of culture, history and enjoyment - discover this versatile city!

Discover the jewels of the Main by bike

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty and rich diversity that the Main has to offer on two wheels. The Main Cycle Path is excellently developed and represents the ideal route to explore the historical treasures and natural wonders of this region. thanks to the flat and well signposted bike paths This tour is perfect for beginners and families alike. Discover the historical cities Würzburg, Bamberg, and Aschaffenburg, enjoy breathtaking views of the river landscape and be captivated by the lush vineyards and Frankish villages enchant. No matter which region you explore, a bike tour along the Main will give you incomparable moments and lasting memories.

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From Bayreuth to Würzburg: A Main cycle path fromexpensive!

Your journey begins with a stop in Bayreuth, followed by a scenic drive along the Red Main to Kulmbach. The old town of Kulmbach and the majestic Plassenburg are a must! It continues through enchanting landscapes to Lichtenfels, where you can see the baroque Pilgrimage Basilica of the Fourteen Saints can visit. The next stop is Bamberg, famous for its old town, the Imperial Cathedral and the old bridge town hall. On your way to Haßfurt you will admire the first vineyards that mark the transition from the beer to the wine region. On the fifth day you cycle through the beautiful wine country to Volkach and enjoy the excellent wines of the region. Finally you reach Würzburg, where you can see the magnificent Würzburg Residence, a major work of southern German baroque, as well as the market square and the old Main Bridge. After a final breakfast in Würzburg, your unforgettable cycling adventure comes to an end. Happy cycling!

Aerial view of the old town of Bamberg am Main bike path

Main Cycle Path Bamberg-Würzburg: culture hopping and culinary delights!

Let's go on an unforgettable bike tour along the Main Cycle Path! Start in the magical Bamberg old town, have a cold beer and let the culture wash over you. On the second day you cycle along the Main to Haßfurt, a paradise for history lover, surrounded by vineyards. The next day, Volkach entices with first-class wines and culinary treasures. You can't resist here! On the fourth day, get on your bike in the direction of Würzburg and discover the fascinating prince-bishop residence and much more. This is followed by a crowning conclusion in Würzburg. HappyFromenteuer and “Cheers!” on this wonderful tour.

Marienberg Castle in Würzburg am Main bike path

Exploring the Main Cycle Path: Bamberg-Aschaffenburg

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage City, and follow the Main Cycle Path through impressive vineyards and historical centers like Hassfurt and Theres. Explore Volkach, famous for its excellent wines, and cycle comfortably to Würzburg, where you can experience an individual city tour. Enjoy the scenic diversity from Veitshöchheim to Lohr, with viticulture giving way to shady forests. Experience the picturesque Wertheim with its graceful half-timbered houses and rush through the elevations of the Spessart and the Odenwald to Aschaffenburg, where the Sandstone Castle Johannesburg She greets. End your adventure with an optional return trip to Bamberg and let the memories of an unforgettable bike tour accompany you.

Wine magic along the Main Cycle Path: Schweinfurt-Aschaffenburg winegrowers' tour

Discover the diversity of Franconian wine on this magical bike tour! Start in Schweinfurt and cycle through picturesque vineyards to Sommerach, where baroque town houses and a charming wine culture await you. Stroll through the old town of Dettelbach and visit Kitzingen and Ochsenfurt, where you stay at the winemaker's. Bask in the romantic ambience of Eibelstadt and marvel at the magnificent sights in Würzburg. Experience the picturesque nature and the fairytale old town from Lohr before you explore the wine-growing landscape of Homburg. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Bürgstadt and let yourself be seduced by the red wines. End your tour in elegant Aschaffenburg at the magnificent sandstone castle of Johannisburg. This trip is a true feast for all the senses!

Johannisburg Castle in Aschaffenburg am Main bike path

Additional services included - for a relaxed Main 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 on the Main Cycle Path

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 cycle tour along the Main Cycle Path

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!

Marienberg Castle in Würzburg am Main bike path

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!

The Main long-distance cycle path was the first cycle path to be awarded the title of 2008-star quality cycle route by the ADFC in 5. The Main cycle path has exemplary signage, an excellent route and numerous bicycle-friendly restaurants. 90% of the cycle path leads through natural sections and 90% is asphalted. The cycle path is over 77% wider than 2,50 meters and promises cycling pleasure, even in larger groups. The Main cycle path runs largely on car-free asphalt paths and takes cyclists through predominantly flat terrain. The Main long-distance cycle path is therefore ideal for a cycling holiday with children.

Culinary delicacies on an excellent bike route

But Franconia also has a lot to offer in culinary terms: rustic beer gardens and Franconian wine taverns
spoil the palate of the cyclists on these bike tours. A Mainradtour is with its winding
Because along the river always a pleasure. The Franconian landscapes with numerous natural beauties
encourage dreaming.
The Main Cycle Path was the first route to be designated a "Quality Cycle Route with
five stars". This promises that a cycle tour on the Main Cycle Path is a cycle tour with
maximum cycling pleasure and fun. On our Main bike tour Bamberg-Aschaffenburg you cycle through
romantic villages, wide vineyards and green Main meadows. This bike tour promises a bike tour of the
romantic way to become. At the beginning you visit the unique flair of the imperial city of Bamberg and
will explore other cities worth seeing in the course of the cycle tour. The Mainradtour also offers
Miltenberg and the numerous half-timbered facades are an additional eye-catcher. In Aschaffenburg you can
visit numerous castles, parks and museums and enjoy the hospitable atmosphere of the city.
Our other Main cycle tours also have a lot to offer.

 

The Road of Emperors and Kings

Take advantage of that Map of the Main Cycle Routeto get a first insight and overview of the length of the route sections.

The Main long-distance cycle path is 600 kilometers long and runs through Franconia and Hesse. You start your cycle tour on the Main Cycle Path at the source of the White Main at the Ochsenkopf near Bischofsgrün. After 50km, the headwaters of the Red and White Mains unite at Kulmbach to form the Main. It continues via Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Würzburg, Aschaffenburg, Offenbach and Frankfurt to the Rhine in the city and final destination of Mainz. The Main is characterized by its large loops and its varied landscapes. It makes its way from the Franconian wine country and meanders behind Würzburg to the dark forests of the Spessart.

 

Map of the Main Cycle Route


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Main Cycle Path Bayreuth-Würzburg

Look forward to this special cycle tour that leads along the Main, because you start on the still very small red Main in the famous festival city of Bayreuth. It is only at the historic beer town of Kulmbach that the waters of the second…

Duration
7 days
Length
about 266 km
travel code
May 09
4,5 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
Johannisburg Castle in Aschaffenburg am Main bike path
From 921 €

Main Cycle Route Schweinfurt-Aschaffenburg Winegrowers' Tour

From Schweinfurt to Aschaffenburg you will discover the most beautiful section of the Main Cycle Path. You will get to know the many facets of the famous Franconian wine - the vinotheques that you will visit offer an impressive stage...

Duration
8 days
Length
about 272 km
travel code
May 08
4,8 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
View across a river to a mountainous residential area
From 776 €

Main cycle path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg

Discover the beauties of the Main! Enjoy ideal cycling routes usually close to the river, well developed, asphalted and well signposted. You start in the old imperial and episcopal city of Bamberg, and just a few kilometers…

Duration
8 days
Length
about 369 km
travel code
May 01
4,4 / 5 stars

Logo: Our top cycle tour
Old town photo of Mainz am Rhein
From 1.058 €

Riesling route

Discover the wine regions of Rheingau, Nahe, Rheinhessen and the Palatinate. You drive through idyllic landscapes from one wine region to the next. A pleasure trip that is characterized by historical and cultural highlights. Discover…

Duration
8 days
Length
approx. 348 - 415 km
travel code
RIE 01

From 523 €

Main cycle path Bamberg-Würzburg

A little more than a weekend, only 5 days on the Main cycle path, but a lot of vacation. This short trip offers you the opportunity to experience the beautiful river landscape of the Main in just a few days - with enough time for all the sights. Bamberg…

Duration
5 days
Length
about 158 km
travel code
May 02
2,5 / 5 stars

Panoramic photo of Johannisburg Castle in Aschaffenburg am Main

Bike & boat: Bamberg to Aschaffenburg

Historic old towns, attractive castles and magnificent churches lure visitors from place to place in Franconia. Cities surrounded by forest and partly surrounded by towers and masonry present themselves like in a fairy tale. And every single place invites you too…

Duration
8 days
Length
about 250 km
travel code
May 41

View of a bridge over the Main with half-timbered houses
From 514 €

Star tours Main Bamberg

Discover Bamberg (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on a highly interesting city tour by bike and explore the region with such beautiful destinations as the diverse Regnitz Valley, Seehof Castle and Coburg with its famous Veste.…

Duration
6 days
Length
about 210 km
travel code
ST BAM 05

View of the old town hall of Bamberg am Main
From 659 €

Main Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg (sporty)

The Main is magnificent and moving, the surrounding landscape is picturesque and magical. So it's no wonder if you get excited. However, this Main cycling trip is not as harmless as it seems. The challenge lies in the sometimes…

Duration
7 days
Length
about 337 km
travel code
May 10
4,0 / 5 stars

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