Danube – Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Easy to Leisurely
  • Duration/s

    4 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Regensberg / Passau
  • Distance

    99 miles/159 kms
  • Themes

    EbikeFamilyRivers and Lakes
  • Accommodation

    Superior
  • Tour code

    059-112CDE
Price From £328

Overview

An easy cycling break following the young Danube through scenic, lower Bavaria to Passau, the city of three rivers on the Austrian border. Relaxed cycling through quaint riverside villages and Baroque towns. Level cycle paths and quiet roads characterise this very pleasant route in a beautiful corner of Germany.

This is a fertile region dotted with some great towns and villages. On this route you’ll immerse yourself in Bavarian culture and have plenty of opportunities to sample the region’s hearty local cuisine and world-famous beers. Along the way you’ll stay in the World Heritage city of Regensburg and the old, Baroque town of Straubing. You’ll also spend a night in charming Hengersberg before reaching Passau – the ‘city of three rivers’ where the Danube meets the Ilz and Inn.

Straubing - Danube - Germany

Straubing – Danube – Germany

This is a leisurely tour that covers around 99 miles in total over three full days of cycling. The majority of the route is on flat, smooth and traffic-free cycle paths along the banks of the Danube, so anyone with a basic level of fitness can enjoy this trip.

 

Itinerary & Map

This is a leisurely tour that covers around 99 miles in total over three full days of cycling. The majority of the route is on flat, smooth and traffic-free cycle paths along the banks of the Danube, so anyone with a basic level of fitness can enjoy this trip

Day 1: Arrive Regensburg

Regensburg - Germany

Regensburg – Germany

On arrival in Regensburg make your way to your hotel, after which you are free to relax or explore this Bavarian city at the confluence of the River Regen and the Danube. Its large medieval core is a World Heritage Site.

 

Day 2: Regensburg – Straubing, 34 miles/54 kms

Cyclists - Walhalla - Germany

Cyclists – Walhalla – Germany

Leaving Regensburg you’ll start your tour by crossing the Nibelungen Bridge to join the ‘Tour de Baroque’ cycle route. This will take you along the river to Donaustauf, famous as the site of the Walhalla – a hilltop reproduction of the Parthenon. Continue along the Danube towards Straubing, with its charming main square and impressive collection of Roman artefacts in the Gauboden Museum.

Day 3: Straubing – Hengersberg, 32 miles/51 kms

Deggendorf - Germany

Deggendorf – Germany

Today your ride will take you along flat pathways in the Danube Valley to reach Bogen, set at the foot of the vertiginous Bogenberg Mountain. From here you’ll continue to Metten, with its impressive old abbey, onwards to Deggendorf, where you’ll be on the doorstep of the Bavarian Forest and finally to Hengersberg for your overnight stop. Worth a visit is the Basilika Niederalteich.

Day 4: Hengersberg – Passau, 34 miles/ 54 kms

Passau - Germany

Passau – Germany

Today’s ride takes you through the pretty little village of Winzer beofre arriving at the baroque town of Vilshofen with its cathedral and historical centre. Continue cycling, following the Danube before you finally arrive in Passau, the ‘city of three rivers’. Here the Danube meets the Ilz and Inn and you’ll enjoy exploring this beautiful old town, set on a promontory between the rivers.

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast it is time to head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

2019 Arrival Dates
Arrivals every Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 23 May & 15 September

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2019 Prices
059-112CDE
Per person
23 May
to
15 Sep
 
Superior category
Double/twin £340                  
Single £427                  
Triple £328                  
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Deposit per person £125

Price Includes

4 nights accommodation. See practical information
4 x Breakfast
Luggage transfer
Maps & route information
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements)
Helmet
Tourist tax (payable locally)
E-bike: €180 credit card deposit on arrival, payable locally

Supplements

Half board (£77)
Bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£54)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£134)

Reductions

Free one child 0 - 5 yrs sharing with two adults
50% for one child 6 - 11 yrs sharing with two adults
25% for one child 12 - 15 yrs sharing with two adults

Practical Information

Bikes

Women's hybrid bike.

Example of the women’s hybrid bike used on this tour.

The bikes provided on this tour are modern alloy framed male and female hybrid models with 21-speeds and comfortable saddle with upright riding position.

The bikes come equipped with rear pannier and lock.

E-bikes are also available. Important: A security credit card deposit of €180 will be requested on arrival as a ‘guarantee’ only. This will be returned when you return the bike in good condition.

Children’s bikes, trailers, tag-a-longs and child seats are also available.

Helmets are not provided and we therefore recommend bringing your own.

Accommodation

Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Superior: Good quality hotels and guesthouses.

Regensberg: Hotel Ibis Styles
Straubing: Hotel Asam
Hengersberg: Hotel am Ohewehr
Passau: Hotel Dormero

Getting There

Fly to Munich airport and then travel by train onward to Regensburg. After the tour you can return to Munich by train from Passau.

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