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Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

From Bamberg to Aschaffenburg.

In large bends river Main flows through varied country Franken. He seeks his way through marvellous Franken wine-growing area and meanders through Würzburg and once much feared dark forest of Spessart. The scenery along river Main belongs to the wealthiest and most varied parts of Bavaria and Hessen. A long and ever-changing history left many castles, fortresses, monasteries, churches and chapels. Many famous and unique cities assemble along the river: old Imperial residence Bamberg, old residence Würzburg, half-timbered Miltenberg or boisterous Ochsenfurt to name only a few of many. An excellent cuisine spoils the palate of the cyclist: rustic beer gardens and wine-taverns invite to taste local specialities. Idyllic, historic and refreshing – that is Main cycle path in a nutshell for you.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Individual
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Itinerary

Handing out of rental bicycles in late afternoon at bicycle-depot; depending on booked category about 7 min walk from the start hotel. Start the trip with a walk of the city of Emperor Heinrich II, who dreamed of Bamberg, realised and loved it and who was interred in the dome.

At the beginning of this section, you follow the Regnitz River, which merges with the Main not far from Bamberg's city limits. When you reach the Main cycle path you'll see the first vineyards. You cycle through many small towns as you pedal through the expansive nature park, Hassberge, heading for Schweinfurt. Important inventions, including the bicycle, come from this harbour town on the Main River.

Romantic villages, expansive vineyards and extensive orchards accompany you on today's section of your cycling holiday on the Main. The river follows a huge curve between Volkach and Sommerach. Locally, people say the river liked it so much here that it didn't want to flow on any further. This is where you'll also find the Main Island. At 750 hectares, it's the largest single vineyard in Wine Franconia.

Würzburg is, without doubt, the highlight of today's section. Marienberg Castle sits high up above this Baroque town of culture. Take enough time to visit some of the many sights, such as the old Main Bridge or the Chapel of our Lady. Never far from the river banks, the well-established Main cycle path now takes you to little Veitshöchheim with its famous rococo gardens and summer residence of the Würzburg bishops.

Passing Karlstadt, with its ruined castle, you will start to notice a gradual change in the countryside: no more vineyards, instead shady forests are your companions on your cycling holiday on the River Main. We recommend taking a longer break in Lohr. It was a very pretty historic quarter. After walking through the fishing quarter and the old castle, refuel at any of the many cafes in the lively pedestrian precinct.

Today, try looking up in addition to admiring the beautiful river views. There are many castles, such as Wertheim Castle and The Henneburg in Stadtprozelten, to be spotted. Nestled between Spessart and Odenwald, you reach Miltenberg. Explore the sights here with strange-sounding names, e.g. Mikwe, Schnatterloch, Zauberhäuschen and Riesen the Giant.

With the boats on the river passing you by, you pedal the last few kilometres of your cycling holiday on the Main - to Aschaffenburg. From afar already, the four towers marking each corner of Johannisburg Castle show you the way. Use your last day to explore this town, known here as Bavaria's Nice. The convent museum, Villa Pompejanum, Schöntal Park and the Jewish Museum. You decide how you would like to spend the day. In the evening, look forward to a deliciously rustic meal and a good local wine.

After breakfast your cycling holiday on the River Main comes to an end. If you don't want to set off for home just yet, we are happy to extend your stay in Aschaffenburg.

Tour character

You cycle almost 100% on cycle path along river Main, mainly flat and no major climbs. We recommend this tour for beginners and families.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bamberg
  Season 1
18.03.2022 - 31.03.2022
09.10.2022 - 23.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
01.04.2022 - 09.04.2022
24.04.2022 - 14.05.2022
18.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
10.04.2022 - 23.04.2022
15.05.2022 - 21.05.2022
29.05.2022 - 31.05.2022
19.06.2022 - 30.06.2022
21.08.2022 - 17.09.2022

Arrival daily
Season 4
22.05.2022 - 28.05.2022
01.06.2022 - 18.06.2022
01.07.2022 - 20.08.2022

Arrival daily
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. A, DE-MNRBA-08A
Base price
749.00
829.00
879.00
929.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00 229.00
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. B, DE-MNRBA-08B
Base price
599.00
649.00
699.00
749.00
Surcharge single room 199.00 199.00 199.00 199.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels and guesthouses
Category B: 2** and 3*** hotels and guesthouses

Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Arrival daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Arrival daily
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. A, DE-MNRBA-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Main-Cycle Path Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days, Cat. B, DE-MNRBA-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
749.00
229.00
599.00
199.00
829.00
229.00
649.00
199.00
879.00
229.00
699.00
199.00
929.00
229.00
749.00
199.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels and guesthouses
Category B: 2** and 3*** hotels and guesthouses

Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022
Bamberg
Double room p. P. cat. A
Single room
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P. cat. A
Single room
Bamberg
Double room p. P. cat. B
Single room
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P. cat. B
Single room
79.00
108.00
85.00
114.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
80.00
79.00
108.00
85.00
114.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
80.00
79.00
108.00
85.00
114.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
80.00
79.00
108.00
85.00
114.00
55.00
80.00
55.00
80.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Bamberg
  Season 1
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 1, 2022 - Apr 9, 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 3
Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

Arrival daily
Season 4
May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

Arrival daily
Bamberg
Double room p. P. cat. A 79.00 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room 108.00 108.00 108.00 108.00
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P. cat. A 85.00 85.00 85.00 85.00
Single room 114.00 114.00 114.00 114.00
Bamberg
Double room p. P. cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room 80.00 80.00 80.00 80.00
Aschaffenburg
Double room p. P. cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room 80.00 80.00 80.00 80.00
Filter
27-gears unisex
27-gears gents
8-gears unisex
8-gears gents
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
89.00
89.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services
  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room
  • Bike rental including rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Bamberg train station
  • Multi-storey car park in Bamberg costs € 45,00 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Return transfer by minibus to Bamberg every Sunday morning, costs € 79,00 per person excl. bike, € 19,00 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary
  • Good train connections from Aschaffenburg to Bamberg

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

This tour has 2 more variations

Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.