Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Wertheim: Bronnbacher Hof***
Wertheim: Bronnbacher Hof***
Miltenberg: Flairhotel Hopfengarten***
Miltenberg: Flairhotel Hopfengarten***
Aschaffenburg: City-Hotel Aschaffenburg****
Aschaffenburg: City-Hotel Aschaffenburg****

Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Frankfurt

10 Days
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024
from 945 €
pro Person
description

Cycle route through Bavaria: The long-distance cycle route through Bavaria offers high quality from start to finish, with exemplary signposting, outstanding scenery and lots of cyclist-minded accommodations. The tour starts in Bamberg , its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Winding its way through Bavarias Steigerwald Forest and Hassberg hills to Schweinfurt, the river Main enters the Franconian wine country and the lovely Taubertal holiday region. The tour continues through Würzburg and ends in the beautiful city of Frankfurt.


Highlights

  • Low- traffic bike routes on quiet paths along the river
  • Lovely boutique accommodations
  • Historic towns like Bamberg, Volkach, Wertheim and Miltenberg
  • World cultural heritage in Bamberg and Würzburg
  • Breweries and wineries along the way


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bamberg
  • Day 2: Bamberg - Haßfurt | 26 mi. (42 km)
  • Day 3: Haßfurt - Volkach | 23 mi. (55 km)
  • Day 4: Volkach - Würzburg | 40 mi. (65 km)
  • Day 5: Würzburg - Lohr am Main | 37 mi. (60 km)
  • Day 6: Lohr am Main - Wertheim | 27 mi. (44 km)
  • Day 7: Wertheim - Miltenberg | 22 mi. (36 km)
  • Day 8: Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg | 24mi. (40 km)
  • Day 9: Aschaffenburg - Frankfurt  | 24mi. (40 km)
  • Day 10: Departure in Frankfurt | 35 mi. (56 km)

All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations/detours caused by roadwork. In this case, please follow the directions posted on site.

Main cycle path from Bamberg to Frankfurt:

  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Individual bike tour with luggage transport
  • Departure: Daily departure between April and October
  • Approx. 247 mi | 398 km by bike
  • Difficulty level 1 of 5
     

ITINERARY

Day 1: Individual Arrival in Bamberg
If you are looking for a town that has authentic beauty and is alive with history, then Bamberg in Germany is a must see. Located in the heart of North Bavaria, Upper Franconia, this town extends across seven hills, each one with its own church or castle.  Bamberg is one of Germany’s largest medieval towns and is remarkably well preserved. It is little wonder then that Bamberg has been UNESCO world heritage site since 1993.This Bavarian city at the river Main possesses one of the largest ensembles of historic buildings in Europe! Enjoy typicall franconian food and beer in one of the many restaurants or beegardens. Overnight in Bamberg.

Day 2: Bamberg – Hassfurt | Approx. 26 miles / 42 km
Today you will start cycling on the beautifull perfectly constructed Main-cycle path.  Of course it is not possible to checkout every picturesque site along the way today, but you definitely shouldn’t miss the pilgrim church of the “star architect” of baroque style Balthasar Neumann. You will find it in Maria Limbach along the route. 1 night in Hassfurt.

Day 3: Hassfurt - Volkach | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
The biking path along the river is flat and easy to ride. Along your route there are several castles and estates which are still privately owned, managed and inhabited. Enjoy a citywalk in the evening in the beautiful village of Volkach. You can visit the Baroque palace “Schelfenhaus” or other gems. After the tour you can enjoy one of the excellent local wines! 1 night in Volkach.

Day 4: Volkach - Würzburg | Approx. 40 miles / 65 km
Like pearls on a chain famous wine villages are lined up along your way today. You have to select carefully among one of the most beautiful places such as Sommerach, Dettelbach, Marktbreit or Ochsenfurt for a visit and/or a lunch/coffee break. Anyone who comes to Würzburg and does not know the city should plan at least half a day for the first tour of the sights of the old town. The Residence Palace is one of Europe’s most renowned Baroque castles and has been registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1981. From the old bridge “Alte Mainbrücke” you can enjoy fantastic views of the Fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church “Käppele” and the famous vineyards. There is a lot to visit for the interested guest! 1 night in Würzburg.

Day 5: Würzburg - Lohr am Main | Approx. 37 miles / 60 km
Treat yourself to a break to stroll through the famous Veitshöchheim rococo garden (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage). Afterwards there are several places to stop for a break, but a short rest in the old town of Karlstadt is a must. Lohr am Main is a charming little town in the Main-Spessart administrative district with a fairytale old town centre and a wealth of noteworthy sights. 1 night in Lohr am Main
 

Day 6: Lohr am Main - Wertheim | Approx. 27 miles / 44 km
Castle Rothenfels greets you from the opposite river-bank. At its feet lies the village of Rothenfels, with around 700 inhabitants the smallest municipality with town charter in bavaria. Following the cycle path, you will be guided through the old town of Marktheidenfeld. Images of an old shipyard come to life. Homburg and Urphar hold architectural gems, then the city of Wertheim welcomes you with its imposing castle. What was once a medieval residence city remains today an entirely romantic location that invites you to take a trip through time and to enjoy lazy strolls. 1 night in Wertheim

Day 7: Wertheim - Miltenberg | Approx. 22 miles / 36 km
At Wertheim you cross the Main to Kreuzwertheim and are back on Bavarian soil. The Main Cycle Path runs via Faulbach to Stadtprozelten with the Henneburg ruins. The town of Stadtprozelten has little space between the Main and the steep foothills of the Spessart and is therefore elongated. There are also beautiful Franconian half-timbered houses and the remains of a medieval city wall. The historic Miltenberg is picturesquely embedded on the left knee of the Main quadrangle between the hills of Spessart and Odenwald. Visitors are attracted by the medieval half-timbered houses, the well-known Schnatterloch and the Mildenburg, which towers over the city. 1 night in Miltenberg

Day 8: Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg | Approx. 25 miles / 40 km
The wine from the region around Klingenberg was alone worth a trip to this part of the Main valley for the most famous German poet Goethe. This region called “Untermain” (“lower Main”) has kept its own special charme and character. The best winemakers are located here, specialized in red wines – which is rather rare in Germany. As a city of culture, Aschaffenburg comes with palaces, parks and museums. You may discover and experience the ever changing history of the city within short walking distances. In the evening there will be an opportunity for you a stroll through the old city center to see the churches and of course the castle that is situated at the riverbank. 1 night in Aschaffenburg

Day 9: Aschaffenburg - Frankfurt | Approx. 35 miles / 56 km
Today’s tour leads you to Frankfurt. In the morning you bike along the Main River to the small and romantic city Seligenstadt with its meandering alleys, half-timber houses and the basilica. In Seligenstadt you are crossing the Main River on a small ferry. You will pass Hanau, the town where the famous Grimm brothers were born. Via Klein-Krotzenburg and Steinheim, with its charming historic center you will soon reach Frankfurt. Germany’s big financial centre is a city of many sides. The central business district, Bankenviertel, captures your attention right away and has all ten of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Opposite that sci-fi cityscape is the Museumsufer, an entire neighbourhood of museums that could keep you fascinated and entertained for days. Frankfurt also has a city centre bursting with sights like the church that held Germany’s first democratic parliament, and the childhood home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Under the gaze of those skyscrapers are fun-loving neighbourhoods like Sachsenhausen, where taverns serve traditional Apfelwein and there’s always something going on at night.


Day 10: Frankfurt
You decide if you want to spend more days in Frankfurt or depart today.

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  • ROUTE EVALUATION: The stages are flat on traffic-free cycle paths.
    Bike kilometers: Approx. 247 mi | 398 km.
     
  • Our Hotels Standard 
    Our standard when choosing a hotel is high. Our partner-hotels should not only be functionally perfect, but above all offer a pleasant and regional atmosphere.Only now and then does the route force a compromise. We don't accept a cheaper hotel just to get what appears to be a cheap tour price. terranova always mentions the hotel names. When choosing hotels / accommodation, it is very important for us that they fit into the culture and character of the region. In the Bavarian Main-valley you will find mostly casual, cosy but rather down-to-earth hotels, which are mostly run as family businesses by locals. All rooms have of course a bath room with a bathtub or a shower and are modern equipped.
     
  • Departure
    Daily departure

 

dates & prices
Select your date
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024
10 Days
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024 | 10 Days
Accommodations - Selfguided Biketour Main Details
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
1450 €
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
945 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
1650 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
1250 €
added options / discounts
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal)
95 € mehr Infos
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
95 € mehr Infos
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental Ebike
195 € mehr Infos
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Extra night in Bamberg in a double room / per person Standart Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Bamberg in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Bamberg in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
85 €

Extra night in Bamberg in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
135 €

Extra night in Aschaffenburg in a double room / per person Standard Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Aschaffenburg in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Aschaffenburg in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Aschaffenburg in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
145 €

Extra night in Würzburg in a double room / per person Standart Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Würzburg in a double room / per person Premium Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Würzburg in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
135 €

Extra night in Würzburg in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
85 €

Private Transfer from the airport Frankfurt to Bamberg:
350 € mehr Infos
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 142 mi. (230 km) and transfer time is 2-3 hours of travel.

Private Transfer from the airport Frankfurt to Bamberg:
495 € mehr Infos
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 142 mi. (230 km) and transfer time is 2-3 hours of travel.

accomodation / hotels
Accommodations - Selfguided Biketour Main weniger Infos
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
Wertheim: Bronnbacher Hof***
Wertheim: Bronnbacher Hof***
Miltenberg: Flairhotel Hopfengarten***
Miltenberg: Flairhotel Hopfengarten***
Aschaffenburg: City-Hotel Aschaffenburg****
Aschaffenburg: City-Hotel Aschaffenburg****

Our Trip-Designers are making sure that you are staying at the ideal places to experience the best of the towns along the river Main. Our standard when choosing a hotel is high. Our partner-hotels should not only be functionally perfect, but above all offer a pleasant and regional atmosphere. Only now and then does the route force a compromise. We don't accept a cheaper hotel just to get what appears to be a cheap tour price. terranova always mentions the hotel names. You are welcome to check our rating in Michelin or on tripadvisor.

Hotelcategory A - Premium Hotels: On this trip you will stay with terranova in selected hotels and pensions of the 3 and 4 star categories.

  • Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
    For over a hundred years, the Hotel Restaurant Weinhaus Messerschmitt has stood for exceptional hospitality in the center of Bamberg. We offer you everything for a perfect stay. Among other things: An excellent restaurant, our historic wine cellar with adjoining wine shop and café as well as our unique rooms in a historic context.
     
  • Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
    Discover our unique hotel in the heart of Haßfurt as an ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding area.
    Hospitality is very important to us and our young, dynamic and courteous team will make you feel at home.
    Our hotel is centrally located in the old town - only 600 m from the main train station. Directly below the hotel is the public underground parking garage of the city of Hassfurt with access to the hotel.
    The 37 comfortable rooms are all equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, desk, minibar, Sky TV, WLAN, radio and alarm clock.
    Our two fully air-conditioned function rooms for conferences, meetings & business or family celebrations of all kinds - both with daylight, can also be darkened, are available for larger and smaller events.
     
  • Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
    "Stay a while...", the golden swan seems to whisper above the gate of our hotel in beautiful Lower Franconia. For more than 600 years, the historic "Zur Schwane" hotel in the heart of Volkach, not far from the banks of the Main, has been welcoming discerning travelers. Guests can enjoy contemporary and exquisite cuisine in the Franconian tavern and in the gourmet and Michelin-starred Weinstock restaurant and stay in elegant, authentic rooms. Exclusive wines from the family's own Prädikatsweingut wine estate skillfully complete the culinary taste experiences and make the Schwane one of the most beautiful wine hotels in Franconia.
     
  • Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
    Our team at the Maritim Hotel Würzburg welcomes you directly on the banks of the Main, with a fantastic view of the Marienberg Fortress. Whether it's a city trip, a short stay with overnight accommodation, an event in the adjoining Congress Centrum or a business trip - from here you can take the city of Würzburg by storm.
     
  • Lohr: Hotel Bundschuh***
    Now in its 3rd generation, our aim is not to be an anonymous run-of-the-mill hotel, but a second home for your business or private trip. With unusual rooms, a unique family atmosphere, special service, a 4,000 square meter hotel park and a smile on the lips of our staff. But we wouldn't be us if we weren't constantly evolving.
    For this reason, the Hotel Bundschuh continues to transform itself into an even more individual boutique hotel. With even more loving details. And even though our hotel is entitled to 4 stars, we remain special here too: with an "S" instead of a fourth star. An "S" for friendly, sunny or simply beautiful.
    There are many reasons to visit the Hotel Bundschuh. But even all of them together only begin to convey what has made the Hotel Bundschuh so special for over half a century. Experience it for yourself.
     
  • Wertheim: Bronnbacher Hof***
    Our house from 1892 is located directly on the Main Promenade and at the entrance to the historic old town of Wertheim on the Main and Tauber rivers. It is a house with history and character.
     
  • Miltenberg: Flairhotel Hopfengarten***
    Our 3-star hotel is located in the heart of romantic Miltenberg, a little away from the hustle and bustle. You will feel at home in our family-run hotel, whether you are on a bike tour, traveling with children or on a business trip. Motorcyclists, like cyclists and mountain bikers, will find secure parking spaces for their bikes.
    Your pets are also very welcome here, we have a bed, food and water bowl ready for them.
    Relax in our tastefully and individually furnished guest rooms and suites in various categories, equipped with shower / hairdryer / WC / large flat-screen TV / telephone / Sky TV and free W-LAN. Start the day freshly fortified with our rich Flair breakfast buffet. In summer you can also enjoy breakfast on our beautiful terrace.
    Afterwards you can explore the beautiful old town, the vineyards and the magnificent Main valley. There are numerous eateries in the old town, which can be reached on foot in 1-10 minutes.
    Chilled drinks and a fine Miltenberg wine from the family-owned Knapp winery can be found around the clock in our guest fridges in the house, which you can enjoy on our terrace.
    Spend an interesting weekend or a relaxing vacation in beautiful Churfranken!
    New from fall 2023!
     
  • Aschaffenburg: City-Hotel Aschaffenburg****
    Stay and feel good in your non-smoking hotel-garni in Aschaffenburg.
    Your feel-good hotel in the heart of the charming metropolis on the Bavarian Lower Main will spoil you with its special charm.
    Fast Internet thanks to fiber optic network, as well as digital TV and radio reception.
     
  • Frankfurt: Hotel Maingau****
    Our hotel is located in a quiet area on the edge of a beautiful city park and yet close to the life of the city. You can reach the city center in a few minutes on foot. The Frankfurt Trade Fair is just under 4 km away and is easily accessible by all means of transportation.
     

The named or equivalent accommodations will be booked depending on availability. There is no entitlement to accommodation in the above-mentioned accommodations. Tourist tax, if due, must be paid on site on this trip.

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Hotelcategory B - Standard: Different hotels or wineries in 3 star category.
Tourist taxes, if due, are to be paid on site on this trip.

 

Extra Info
  • SKILL LEVEL:
    EASY: Rating a bike tour is one of the hardest things we do. What you find difficult or easy depends on your own personal physical condition and training. The total distance is approx. 247miles/ 398 km. The entire route is flat and well signed. The cycle-path is nearly car-free and is mostly paved. It is rated as a 5-Star cycling path. If you are concerned and don’t want to worry about your own fitness and ability, we recommend an electric bike.
     
  • DAY OF DEPARTURE
    Daily departure between april and october.
     
  • AIRPORT INFO
    The closest and largest international airport to your tour start and end is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), located 216 km from Bamberg and 45 km to Aschaffenburg. There are good direct train connections between Frankfurt Airport, Bamberg and back from Aschaffenburg to Frankfurt Airport. We do offer private transfers including bike-transport if this service is wanted.
     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    Frankfurt - Bamberg: Frankfurt Airport railway station is a railway station is located next to the main ground-side passenger terminal of the airport. Here you can access high-speed trains running via Würzburg to Bamberg. Train travel time is approx. 3 hours. Train travel costs vary but will be between €50 - €110 per person. If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your first hotel, this can be arranged. Please see pricing. Optional you can also use Munich as gateway to transfer to Bamberg by train. 
     
  • RENTAL BIKES
    Touring Bike: The rental bikes are comfortable 28” trekking bike, equipped with Shimano eight-speed gearbox or a new 24-speed chain/gear hub with freewheel. You can choose between a male model (with top-tube) and a unisex model with low-step frame. Both are available in different frame sizes. The handlebars are ergonomically shaped. All bikes are equipped with a rack (rear wheel) and ideal for multi-day trips with bike panniers.
  • Electric Bike: In addition to touring bikes, e-bikes (pedelecs) are also offered from the brands EBIKE / Velo de Ville / Kreidler. These are all equipped with a powerful battery and have a BOSCH or SHIMANO mid-engine, which will give you a pleasant tailwind on your bike tour.
     
  • CLIMATE
    The climate in the Main-region is mild with warm summers and moderate winters. Some parts can therefore almost be described as Mediterranean and owes it fame in wine growing to the warm and sunny climate. From April to October, the weather is ideal for cycling and discovering the beauties of this region. Please do check the local conditions before your arrival.
     
  • IMPORTANT TO KNOW

    Due to the changing requirements for entry, it is imperative that you stay up to date on requirements set by the country/countries that you are visiting. Please visit our Travel Restrictions Tool page and the country/countries government webpage for this information.
  • Documents: Before you travel, please check the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have proper identification. For US citizens, the U.S. Passports & International Travel website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. It is important to research before you travel as airlines will not permit boarding if you do not have the required valid documents.

 

  • Insurance: Before traveling, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury, or death.

 

services

TERRANOVA SERVICES

  • Accommodations for 9 nights in a double room with breakfast in lovely boutique hotels
  • 9 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays
  • GPS-tracks for navigation via a smartphone app or Garmin
  • CO2 compensation in the region 


What’s Not Included

  • Rental bike or rental Ebike
  • All beverages other than those offered at breakfast
  • Meal other than those mentioned
  • Helmet (due to Covid hygiene protocols, you must bring your own helmet)
  • Ferry & train fares not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities
  • Bike protection
  • Travel Insurance

     

 

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We personalize your travel experience:

Our tours go beyond the typical off-the-shelf options. Every tour-detail has been meticulously explored, scrutinized, and firsthand experienced. Prior to featuring a trip in our program, we conduct on-site evaluations of each element to ensure its suitability. We only present trips that not only align with our high standards but also meet our personal criteria."

 

 

Your contact for this trip:

Frederik Pfältzer

terranova Touristik

Martin-May-Str. 7

60594 Frankfurt a. M.

Germany

pfaeltzer@terranova-touristik.de

Tel.: +49 69.69.30.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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