The Main cycle path - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bamberg / Aschaffenburg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 295-335 km/183-208 mi
  • Distance per day:
    37-77 km / 23-48 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths and quiet side streets
  • Return transfer:
    By train, organised by you independently or optional by minibus (saturdays and sundays).
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, snack bars and places to shop all along the cycle path. That is why we do not offer half board. An evening meal costs approx. EUR 10-20 per person. Of course, you can eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

The Main cycle path

Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days / 7 nights from EUR 539

Main River Cycle Path

The Main cycle path is regarded as one of the prettiest and best constructed cycle paths in Germany. Bamberg and Aschaffenburg are the endpoints of its most popular subsection - one of them is a UNESCO world heritage site, while the other is the glamorous seat of the Electorate of Mainz. You will be impressed by ample nature and viticulture alongside charming timber-framed houses. This tour on the Main cycle path is suitable for experts and novice cyclists alike.

Main River Cycle Path
 
Main River Cycle Path - Miltenberg

Day 1 Arrival in Bamberg
Enjoy your first evening in the winding alleys of the historic centre with a hearty Bavarian beer. This day of cycling ends in the pcituresque viticultural town of Haßfurt and is great for getting into the cycling groove.

Day 2 Bamberg - Haßfurt, ca. 37 km / approx. 23 mi
Schweinfurt’s industrial centre is shaped by modern and Renaissance architecture, after which the route will lead you to the very rural town of Volkach.

Day 3 Haßfurt - Volkach, ca. 56 km/ approx. 35 mi
The princely-episcopal seat of Würzburg, with its Residence the Marienburg and countless winding alleys is definitely worth a visit. Here, at the very latest, you should consider buying some wine.

Day 4 Volkach - Würzburg, ca. 65 km/ approx. 40 mi
The route will lead you past the episcopal summer residence complete with a Rokoko garden. Slowly, the Spessart’s forest dominates the scenery in place of the vinyards.

Day 5 Würzburg - Lohr, ca. 58 km/ approx. 36 mi
The Main valley is now visibly tighter and deeper. Once in Wertheim, you will have reached Baden territory. Indeed, the town used to be nicknamed “The Siberia of Baden”.

Day 6 Lohr - Wertheim, ca. 43 km/ approx. 27 mi
n today’s route - which can be cut short by taking the train - you’ll see impressive timber-framed houses: the bishops of the Mainz electorate shaped this region with all their magnificent buildings.

Day 7 Wertheim - Aschaffenburg, ca. 36-77 km/ approx. 22-48 mi
On today’s route - which can be cut short by taking the train - you’ll see impressive timber-framed houses: the bishops of the Mainz electorate shaped this region with all their magnificent buildings.

Day 8 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. But why not extend your tour along the Main River Cycle Path?

Main River Cycle Path - Würzburg
 
Main River Cycle Path
 
Main River Cycle Path- Kitzingen
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Included in your package "Main River Cycle Path":

  • 7 overnight stays in your reserved category, B&B
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Aschaffenburg
  • travel documents and maps in english and german
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • Visitor's tax is to be paid on site
  • optional rental bike
  • optional return transfer by minibus incl. bike (saturdays and sundays)

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 2*/3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 7 gears/ back pedal brake or 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2019:

  • Arrivals daily from 20.04. to 06.10.
    the day of arrival determines the price of your tour

Prices for category M:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 539 EUR saver price
    20.04.-09.05. + 01.09.-06.10.
    569 EUR basic price
  • 156 EUR single room surcharge
  •   15 EUR Surcharge for overnight stay in Bamberg city centre.
  •   70 EUR rental bike
  • 180 EUR e-bike
  •   60 EUR return transfer incl. your own bike
  •   55 EUR additional night, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   70 EUR additional night in Bamberg (downtown), double room, incl. breakfast
  •   85 EUR additional night in Bamberg (downtown), single room, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 610 EUR saver price
    20.04.-09.05. + 01.09.-06.10.
    655 EUR basic price
  • 210 EUR single room surcharge
  •   15 EUR Surcharge for overnight stay in Bamberg city centre.
  • 70 EUR rental bike
  • 180 EUR e-bike
  •   60 EUR return transfer incl. your own bike
  •   55 EUR additional night in Bamberg Hallstadt, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night in Bamberg Hallstadt, single room, incl. breakfast
  •   70 EUR additional night in Bamberg (downtown), double room, incl. breakfast
  •   85 EUR additional night in Bamberg (downtown), single room, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Aschaffenburg, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night in Aschaffenburg, single room, incl. breakfast

For children:

  • Discount in the room of two adults
    00-14 years 25 %
  • Discount in the room of one adult
    00-14 years 15 %

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Bamberg:
    Bamberg-Hallstatt: Underground car park by the hotel, approx. EUR 30/week, alternatively: free parking on public streets
    Bamberg downtown: Car parks in close proximity to the hotel, approx. EUR 8/day

  • Arrival via train:
    Train station: Bamberg Hbf or Hallstadt b. Bamberg

  • Arrival at Frankfurt airport::
    by train to Bamberg, every hour, journey takes approx. 3 hours, 1 x change, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 60.
    Aschaffenburg-Frankfurt Airport: every hour, journey takes approx. 1 hour, without change of trains, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 25.

  • Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.

Return transfer:

  • Return by Minibus (saturdays and sundays):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 10:30 am, duration approx. 3 hours, must be booked together with holiday.
  • by train (organised by you independently):
    Every 2 hours, duration approx. 2 hours. without change of trains, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 35.

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.

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