The landscapes along the Bavarian Danube are magnificent, as is the Danube Cycle Path. The impressive natural landscape of the Danube Gorge and the exciting cities of Ingolstadt, Regensburg and Passau alternate to the rhythm of your bike pedals. Stop in one of the countless rustic beer gardens for a snack with pretzels, Radi (Bavarian radish) and Obatzda (cheese dip). This cycle tour along the bavarian danube is easy to cycle, but you should definitely take your time! You can book extra nights in all locations.
Day 1 Arrival in Donauwörth
Explore the picturesque, old imperial city with the Liebfrauenmünster Cathedral and the Käthe Kruse doll museum or while away the hours in the pretty district of Wörnitzstein.
Day 2 Donauwörth - Ingolstadt, approx. 65 km / 41 mi
You’ll cycle along the Danube through the baroque town of Neuburg and to the Bavarian fortress town, known for being the location of the Audi headquarters and the origin of the ‘Reinheitsgebot’, the Bavarian beer purity laws.
Day 3 Ingolstadt - Kelheim, 50 km / 31 mi + boat trip
The bike tour takes you through hop fields to Weltenburg, which is home to the oldest monastery brewery in the world. Steep and narrow limestone walls with names like ‘Napoleons Reisekoffer’ (Napoleon's suitcase) border the Danube Gorge.
Day 4 Kelheim - Regensburg, approx. 35 km / 22 mi
Visit the Befreiungshalle (Liberation Hall), before heading to the medieval trading town of Regensburg. There’s a nice walk you can take across the stone bridge into the historic Stadtamhof district.
Day 5 Regensburg - Straubing, approx. 55 km / 34 mi
Nature and culture alternate: the Walhalla memorial, the Pfatter Au floodplain landscape, the renaissance castle in Wörth and the Danube loop in Oberau. Located in Bavaria's granary, the Gäuboden, Straubing has been continuously populated since Neolithic times.
Day 6 Straubing - Deggendorf, approx. 40 km / 25 mi
You’ll cycle through the small town of Bogen with a pregnant Madonna statue from the 11th century to the university town of Deggendorf. Once a proud shipyard town, paddle steamers were built here in the 19th century.
Day 7 Deggendorf - Passau, approx. 55 km / 34 mi
In Vilshofen a visit of the Africa Museum at the Schweiklberg Monastery is worthwhile, before you cycle to the 3-river city of Passau. Enjoy the view from the Veste Oberhaus or bring the day to a close in one of the beer gardens.
Day 8 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. Why not extend your cycle tour along the bavarian Danube?
Included in "Cycle Tour along the Bavarian Danube":
Bikes for hire:
Travel time 2022:
Prices for category M:
All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.
Arrival to the Cycle Tour Bavarian Danube:
Parking in Donauwörth:
Parking at im Ried, costs approx. 35 €/week. No reservation possible.
Arrival at Munich airport:
Distance to Passau approx. 120 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2 hours.
Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 30
Return transfer by train (organised by you independently):
Good connections via Passau central station (Passau Hauptbahnhof), every hour, 1-2x changes, duration approx. 4 hours.
Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.