Athletic Danube Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £519 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
- Visit the Benedictine Monastery.
– The famous blue pothole.
– Cycle the trade route between Nuremburg and Augsburg.
– Audi Museum.
Cycle Route profile
The first two sections are slightly hilly and then the route takes a more level profile.
More athletically inclined cyclists will explore the entire length of the German section of the Danube from where it starts at the Schlossquelle to where the River Inn joins it. Enjoy the variety of the countryside and large cities, impressive cultural monuments and the charm of the area’s small villages. Despite the lengthier sections of this tour the two versions still give you enough time to enjoy the local delicacies.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Individual arrival in Donaueschingen
You start your tour in Donaueschingen at the source of the Danube.
2nd day: Donaueschingen – Beuron, approx. 65 km
You cycle to Immendingen with the Danube sinkhole, where the river disappears into porous limestone ground for the majority of the year. In Tuttlingen the valley gets narrower.
3rd day: Beuron – Obermarchtal, approx. 80 km
The river flows between high limestone rocks and you cycle mostly right along the shore. You follow the Danube to Zwiefaltendorf where you should take a detour to the Benedictine monastery.
4th day: Obermarchtal – Blaubeuren – Ulm, approx. 65 km
Through the valley of the “old Danube”, the original course of the Danube, and to Blaubeuren with the famous “Blautopf” (blue pothole).
This is a karst spring and the beginning of a great underground cave system.
5th day: Ulm – Donauwörth, approx. 90 km
Most of the towns you pass today are located on elevations to save them from floods. In Donauwörth the formerly most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg crosses the Danube.
6th day: Donauwörth – Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km
You cycle through extensions of the Franconian Alb to Neuburg where you should stop and stroll through the beautiful old town.
Don‘t miss a visit of the Audi museum in Ingolstadt.
7th day: Ingolstadt – Regensburg, approx. 85 km + boat trip
Through the meadows mostly right beside the river to Weltenburg.
Have a refreshing drink in the monastery‘s beer garden before you board the boat that brings you through the Weltenburg Narrows to Kelheim and cycle to Regensburg.
8th day: Individual departure or extension of stay
Depart after breakfast.
The cycle path is flat and follows the Main almost all the way to Würzburg. From Würzburg on you leave the Maintal and follow the Taubertal.
Here there is approx. 300m altitude difference to deal with, including a steep climb (this section may also be done by train). The section next to the Tauber is more challenging. The paths are in good condition, mostly asphalted and very well signposted.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Athletic Danube tour stays in 2* and 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 nights accommodation
– Breakfast or buffet
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Individually marked daily stages
– Boat trip Weltenburg-Kelheim
– Detailed travel information in each room booked
– Service hotline (also weekends and public holidays)
All touring bikes are high quality, comfortable aluminium unisex 21-gear /Shimano) touring bikes, with 2 hand brakes, 28–inch wheels and dependable Continental-toptouring tyres.
The bikes are also equipped with a comfortable saddle, a tachometer, two bags, a bike lock, a bicycle pump, a small repair kit and a spare inner tube.
It is possible to adjust the saddle and angle of the handlebars for extra comfort. This can easily be done yourself at any time during your trip. All cycles are checked after every trip by our qualified staff to ensure maximum safety.
Athletic Danube, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. – 28.04.2017 | 01.10 – 24.10.2017
Season 2: 29.04. – 19.05.2017 | 18.06. – 30.06.2017 | 27.08 – 30.09.2017
Season 3: 20.05. – 17.06.2017 | 01.07 – 26.08.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £519 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £609 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £649 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 2*/3* level of hotels
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £519
Single Supplement: £139