Bavarian Hops Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £539 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Hallertau is the biggest hops-growing region in the world.
• A very appealing cycling region and great beer.
• Close to the Rivers Danube, Isar and Abends.
• Mainly gravelly cycle paths.
• Great stops for beer tasting.
Cycle Route profile
Mostly dedicated cycle paths, sometimes gravelly. Hilly between Freising and Abensberg. A basic level of fitness
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day : Individual arrival in Regensburg
Regensburg is said to be the best preserved German metropolis and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2nd day: Regensburg – Straubing, approx. 55 km
You follow the Danube that flows in great meanders through the plains. Straubing is the main town of the „Gäuboden“, one of the largest loess regions in southern Germany.
3rd day: Straubing – Deggendorf – Plattling, approx. 50 km
You pass through Bogen, famous for its pregnant Madonna. After passing Pfelling and Mariaposching you reach the „gate to the Bavarian Forest“: Deggendorf. It is not far from there to Plattling.
4th day: Plattling – Landau – Landshut, approx. 70 km
Right along the shores of the Isar to Dingolfing and Landshut. For several centuries the city was more important than Munich and still has lots to offer.
5th day: Landshut – Freising, approx. 40 km
Through natural meadows via Moosburg with its collegiate church to Freising. For 1000 years the city had been residence of the prince-bishopric and Bavaria‘s clerical center.
6th day: Freising – Abensberg, approx. 65 km
Through the Hallertau, the world‘s largest hops-growing region, towards Abensberg. Despite its name, the Mainburg monastery is not located at the Main but at the Abens. Enjoy Abensberg‘s beautiful old town.
7th day: Abensberg – Regensburg, approx. 65 km + boat trip
Along the Danube to the Weltenburg abbey where you board the boat that takes you through the „Weltenburg Narrows“ to Kelheim. Follow the Danube bike path to Regensburg.
8th day: Individual departure or extension of stay
Mainly separate cycle paths with good quality surface.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Bavarian Hops tour stays in middle class 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 overnight stays with breakfast on a national 3*
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– Boat trip Weltenburg-Kelheim incl. bike
– Comprehensive travel info and maps (1x per room)
– 7 day service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Bavarian Hops, 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: 22.04. – 06.05.2017 | 25.09. – 15.10.2017
Season 2: 07.05. – 19.05.2017 | 18.06. – 30.06.2017 | 27.08. – 24.09.2017
Season 3: 20.05. – 17.06.2017 | 01.07. – 26.08.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £569 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £689 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3* 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.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: £539
Single Supplement: £139