What to expect
Tour along the Danube cycle path through beautiful lower Bavaria, from the World Heritage city of Regensburg to Passau's waterside streets. Cycling along gentle riverside paths, this four day tour is ideal for families – e-bikes are available and there are plenty of places to stop off for ice-creams and riverside picnics.
Follow the Danube as it meanders past open plains, dark green forests and typical Bavarian villages – each authentic settlement you’ll visit holds unique appeal, from the festival town of Straubing to the university city of Deggendorf. An area packed with cultural and historic treasures, look out for modest riverside castles, magnificent monasteries and a remarkable hilltop temple.
At a glance
- Start in UNESCO listed Regensburg, finish in the ‘Venice of the North’
- Expansive plains, dark green forest and the meandering River Danube
- Historic cities and authentic river-towns
- Four days of leisurely cycling along family-friendly cycle paths
Arrive in Regensburg
Discover Regensburg, Germany's best preserved city and the most northerly point of the Danube. Stroll around this UNESCO World Heritage site, walking through the winding lanes of the Spital quarter.
Regensburg - Straubing
31 miles (50 km)
Follow the "Tour de Baroque" cycle route to Donaustauf and see in the distance the famous Walhalla across the Danube Valley. Continue along the Danube as it meanders across expansive plains, pass Wörth Castle and pedal through the heart of the flat Gäuboden landscape. Arrive in Straubing, a town with Celtic and Roman roots and home to an impressive tower.
Straubing - Deggendorf
25 miles (40 km)
Cycle through the town of Bogen, an ancient pilgrimage site. Continue on through typical Bavarian landscapes to the Benedictine monastery of Metten, with its library and the prominent Baroque church. Reach Deggendorf at the gateway to the Bavarian forest and spend a night in the old town.
Deggendorf - Passau
37 miles (60 km)
Tour past the convent of Niederaltaich, one of the oldest Benedictine Monasteries in Bavaria and site of fifteen fires in the past. Continue to the historic village of Vilshofen, famous for the Ash Wednesday talks. Reach the river-town of Passau and explore the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers by boat, before strolling through the old town.
Depart from Passau
Start making your way home after breakfast or extend your tour along the Danube, by cycling from Passau to Vienna.
3 & 4* Hotels
We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.
- A mix of 3* and 4* hotels
- Breakfast included, half board available
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
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- 4 nights accommodation: 3 & 4 star hotels
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Luggage transportation (unlimited number of pieces of luggage)
- Maps and route information (one per room) - GPS tracks available
- Local contact number for assistance
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Tourist tax
Child reductions (3rd & 4th bed sharing with two adults)
- Up to 5 years - 100% (local charges may apply for cot hire / meals)
- 6 to 13 years - 50%
- 14 to 17 years - 25%
*Twin rooms in Germany usually consist of one double bed with separate mattresses and bedding. Some hotels do have separate twin beds but these are exceptions.
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
Hybrid bike with 24 gears
You can add these when you price your trip
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What other customers have said
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It’s one of the best holidays we had! The operation was smooth and we were well advised. The bikes and hotels were top quality and luggage transfer was great. The routes were absolutely ideal for first time family cycling with children. The stopping towns and city are beautiful! We came back happy and looking forward to next one!Yan Gu, UK, August 2018
Great trip through lovely countryside and interesting towns. Super hotels, good bikes and very well organised and supported by Freedom Treks and the local company. Overall very satisfied, with a couple of minor niggles. The hotel in Regensburg was beautiful (nice town too) and the market town of Staubing was wonderful. The Monastery at Metten is stunning too and the Bavarian people are very friendly.Annette Bembridge, UK, June 2018