Main, Spessart and Tauber Valley

The most beautiful tour in Franken.

Start and destination of this circular tour is the highlight: Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You cycle from the gentle Tauber Valley on the romantic Main river and pass the impressive residential town of Wurzburg and many small timber-frame towns, forts, castles and monasteries. Wine-makers produce excellent wines here and lovers of beer will also find what they are looking for. Discover Francian hospitality here in this border area between Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. Mostly along cycle paths and quiet farm paths. A few sections are along quiet roads.

Classic

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided
Bunte Schiffe auf dem Main

Itinerary

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded as the epitome of German Romanticism and abroad as a prototype of a medieval German town. Take a stroll through the old town guided by an „original“ night watchman.

You follow the Tauber river and cross a mountain range on an old railway line. Down to the Main valley to Ochsenfurt which is enclosed by a well-preserved medieval fortification.

Take a stroll through Wurzburg and visit the majestic Residence. Cycle through vineyards to Gemunden or Rieneck.

Follow the Main to Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers. Enjoy the view over the landscape you have crossed from the remains of an old castle.

Upstream along the Tauber you cycle through more vineyards, passing Tauberbischofsheim and the romantic city of Bad Mergentheim before you get to Weikersheim.

In Creglingen you can visit the „Lindleinturm“, an example for rural life in the 18th century. Another very specialmuseum on you way is the thimble museum.

Tour character

On the second, fifth and sixth day the route is slightly hillier.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 13, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Arrival daily
Main, Spessart and liebliches Taubertal, 7 days, DE-MNRRR-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
499,00
130,00
599,00
130,00
629,00
130,00

Category:3***-Hotels

Season 1
Apr 13, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
Wertheim
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
75,00
95,00
50,00
70,00
75,00
95,00
50,00
70,00
75,00
95,00
50,00
70,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
175,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN,NL)
  • Town guidance with night watchman in Rothenburg
  • Entry German order museim Bad Mergentheim (closed on Monday)
  • Entry castle Weikersheim
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Rothenburg o. b. Tauber train station
  • Nürnberg airport and by train, approx. 1,5 hours, to Rothenburg o. d. T.
  • Free and unguarded parking possibilities at the train station in very limited number, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note:

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