Danube - Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

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.

Straubing

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.

This is a leisurely tour that covers around 100 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.

 

Danube - Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

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.

Straubing

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.

This is a leisurely tour that covers around 100 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

Day 1 : Arrive Regensburg

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
35 miles/55 kms

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
33 miles/52 kms

IToday 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
35 miles/ 56 kms

Today’s ride takes you through the pretty little village of Winzer before 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 : End of trip

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

Bikes

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21-24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier and lock.

Electric 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.

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: MK Hotel

Local taxes: Some hotels have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. The fee varies and is frequently changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night.

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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