The German Danube

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The Danube, Europe's second longest river, courses through ten countries en route to the Black Sea. This expansive cycling tour leads you along the entire German Danube. From where the Brigach and Breg Rivers join in Donaueschingen to where the River crosses over to Austria near Passau, you will cycle through the entire breadth of Southern Germany. As the cycle path meanders alongside the river, pass by magnificent castles and monasteries and get to know the exciting cities of Ulm and Regensburg. The route is characterised by stunning natural vistas and numerous picturesque towns and villages.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Donaueschingen DAY 2 Through the Baar landscape to Muhlheim/Fridingen (45-55km/28-34mi) DAY 3 Cycle to Sigmaringen with its inhabited castle or Scheer (45-55km/28-34mi) DAY 4 Continue past historic villages to Obermarchtal/Ehingen (50-70km/31-43.5mi) DAY 5 Cycle past medieval castles and ruins to Ulm (45-65km/28-40.5mi) DAY 6 Interesting villages and a Rococo style church are part of the scenery en route to Lauingen/Dillingen (50-55km/31-34mi) DAY 7 Cycle to Donauwörth on the mouth of the Wörnitz (45-40km/28-25mi) DAY 8 A few small hills of the Franconian Jura en route to Ingolstadt (65km/40.5mi) DAY 9 Continue by bike and boat to Kelheim (55km/34mi) DAY 10 Cycle to Regensburg, the most northerly point of the Danube (40km/25mi) DAY 11 Cycle past Wörth Castle to Straubing with its distinctive tower (50km/31mi) DAY 12 Cycle to Deggendorf, the gateway to the Bavarian forest (40km/25mi) DAY 13 A final stage to the three river city of Passau (60km/37mi) DAY 14 Trip concludes (or continue on to Vienna or Budapest)
trip dates
Daily from 21 Apr to 7 Oct
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High season is from 5 May to 2 Jun and 30 Jun to 24 Aug. Mid season is from 3 to 29 Jun and 25 Aug to 15 Sep. A supplement applies to mid and high season departures and the season is determined by the start date.NB: A black out period applies from 12-18 September due to a local festival in Donaueschingen.

what's included
MEALS: *13 breakfasts, 13 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *13 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes and maps per room booked *luggage transfer (max 20kg per piece) *emergency hotline EQUIPMENT: *24 speed bike rental with pannier and handlebar bag (electric bikes available on request - supplement applies) PLUS: *entrance to Minster Tower in Ulm, the Mobile Muserum in Ingolstadt and Sigmaringen Castle including guided tour *boat trip Weltenburg to Kelheim including bike
The German Danube
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trip grading:
introductory to moderate
14 days
trip code:
US $1,990
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