Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Early Bird Specials

Main river biketour | Self-guided | Bamberg to Würzburg

5 Days
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025
from 595 €
pro Person
description

Cycle route through Bavaria: The long-distance cycle route through Bavaria promises a high-quality experience from start to finish, offering exemplary signposting, breathtaking scenery, and cyclist-friendly accommodations throughout. Beginning in the historic city of Bamberg, renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, the route winds its way through Bavaria's picturesque Steigerwald Forest and the charming Hassberg hills before reaching Schweinfurt. As the route follows the course of the River Main, cyclists are treated to the stunning landscapes of Franconian wine country. The destination of your tour is the vibrant city of Würzburg, known for its impressive architecture and rich cultural heritage. cyclists will find themselves immersed in Bavaria's diverse landscapes and vibrant culture.

 


Highlights

  • Low- traffic bike routes on quiet paths along the river
  • Lovely boutique accommodations
  • Historic towns like Volkach, Kitzingen and Sommerhausen
  • 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: Departure in Würzburg

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 Würzburg:

  • 5 days / 4 nights
  • Individual bike tour with luggage transport
  • Departure: Daily departure between April and October
  • Approx. 89 mi | 162 km by bike
  • Difficulty level 1 of 5
     

ITINERARY

Day 1: Individual Arrival in Bamberg
Bamberg, nestled in the heart of North Bavaria's Upper Franconia region, is a town of authentic beauty and rich history that beckons visitors to explore its charming streets and historic landmarks. Built across seven hills, each crowned with its own church or castle, Bamberg's architectural splendor is truly remarkable. As one of Germany's largest medieval towns, Bamberg boasts a remarkably well-preserved old town, earning it UNESCO World Heritage status in 1993. With one of the largest ensembles of historic buildings in Europe, Bamberg offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, with its medieval architecture, cobblestone streets, and picturesque squares. Visitors can explore the town's many landmarks, including the majestic Bamberg Cathedral, the historic Old Town Hall located on an island in the middle of the river Regnitz, and the charming Little Venice district. 
After a day of exploration, travelers can indulge in the culinary delights of Franconian cuisine, savoring traditional dishes and locally brewed beers in one of Bamberg's many restaurants or beer gardens. Whether wandering through the old town's narrow alleyways, admiring its architectural treasures, or simply soaking in the atmosphere of this historic gem, a visit to Bamberg promises an unforgettable experience. Overnight stays in Bamberg offer the opportunity to fully immerse oneself in the town's unique charm and ambiance.

Day 2: Bamberg – Hassfurt | Approx. 26 miles / 42 km
Today marks the beginning of your cycling journey along the picturesque Main Cycle Path, renowned for its stunning scenery and well-maintained trails. While it may not be possible to explore every picturesque site along the route today, there is one landmark that shouldn't be missed: the pilgrim church of Maria Limbach, designed by the renowned baroque architect Balthasar Neumann. Located along the cycling route, this magnificent church showcases Neumann's signature style and architectural mastery, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Bavaria's rich cultural heritage.
After exploring the pilgrim church and soaking in its beauty, continue your cycling adventure along the Main Cycle Path, taking in the scenic landscapes and charming villages that dot the route. As you pedal through the idyllic countryside, you'll soon arrive in Hassfurt, where you'll spend the night. Nestled along the banks of the Main River, Hassfurt offers a peaceful retreat for weary cyclists, with its quaint streets, historic buildings, and welcoming atmosphere. Take some time to unwind and relax after a day of exploration, perhaps enjoying a delicious meal at one of the town's cozy restaurants or cafes before retiring for the night. With one day of cycling behind you and many more adventures ahead, Hassfurt provides the perfect starting point for your Bavarian cycling adventure.

Day 3: Hassfurt - Volkach | Approx. 34 miles / 55 km
As you continue your cycling journey along the flat and easy-to-ride path alongside the river, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at several castles and estates that are still privately owned, managed, and inhabited. These historic landmarks add to the charm and beauty of the scenic route, offering glimpses into Bavaria's rich cultural heritage and aristocratic past. Upon arriving in the beautiful village of Volkach, take some time to explore its charming streets and historic landmarks. A city walk through Volkach will lead you to the Baroque palace known as "Schelfenhaus," a true gem of Bavarian architecture. Alternatively, you can discover other hidden treasures and architectural wonders that dot the village, immersing yourself in its rich history and culture.
After your tour, treat yourself to a taste of the region's excellent local wines, which are renowned for their quality and flavor. Whether you prefer a crisp white wine or a full-bodied red, Volkach offers a wealth of options to satisfy your palate and indulge in the flavors of Bavaria's wine country. With one night in Volkach, you'll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in the village's enchanting ambiance and unwind after a day of cycling. Relax and savor the moment as you reflect on the day's adventures and look forward to the experiences that lie ahead on your Bavarian cycling journey.

Day 4: Volkach - Würzburg | Approx. 40 miles / 65 km
As you continue your cycling journey, you'll encounter famous wine villages that are like pearls on a chain, each offering its own unique charm and beauty. Among the most beautiful places to consider for a visit or a lunch/coffee break are Sommerach, Dettelbach, Marktbreit, or Ochsenfurt. These picturesque villages are renowned for their historic architecture, quaint streets, and, of course, their excellent local wines. After exploring the wine villages, your journey will lead you to the vibrant city of Würzburg, where a wealth of cultural treasures awaits. For those visiting Würzburg for the first time, it's highly recommended to plan at least half a day to explore the sights of the old town.
One must-see attraction in Würzburg is the Residence Palace, one of Europe's most renowned Baroque castles and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Explore the palace's opulent interiors, including the breathtaking staircase and the lavish royal apartments, and marvel at the masterful craftsmanship and architectural splendor of this historic landmark. From the old bridge "Alte Mainbrücke," you'll be treated to fantastic views of the Fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church "Käppele," and the famous vineyards that line the riverbanks. Whether you're admiring the city's historic landmarks, strolling through its charming streets, or sampling its world-class wines, there's plenty to see and do for the interested guest in Würzburg. Spend the night in Würzburg, soaking in the city's vibrant atmosphere and reflecting on the day's adventures. With its rich history, cultural heritage, and scenic beauty, Würzburg promises an unforgettable experience for travelers exploring the Main Cycle Path.

Day 5: Departure in Würzburg
You decide if you want to spend more days in Würzburg or depart today.

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  • ROUTE EVALUATION: The stages are flat on traffic-free cycle paths.
    Bike kilometers: Approx. 89 mi | 162 km. Approx. 
     
  • Our Hotels Standard 
    It sounds like you have a keen eye for quality and authenticity when it comes to selecting accommodations for your cycling tours. Your emphasis on maintaining a high standard while also ensuring a regional atmosphere is commendable. By prioritizing hotels that align with the culture and character of each region, you're offering travelers a more immersive and authentic experience.
    In the Bavarian Main Valley, where casual, cozy, and down-to-earth hotels predominate, you'll find the perfect blend of comfort and local charm. These family-run establishments, often passed down through generations, offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere that reflects the hospitality of the region. With modern amenities and comfortable rooms, guests can relax and unwind after a day of cycling, knowing they're in good hands.
    By consistently providing hotel names and ensuring that each accommodation meets your high standards, you're setting a benchmark for quality and ensuring that your guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience throughout their journey. It's clear that you prioritize the overall satisfaction and comfort of your travelers, and this attention to detail sets your tours apart.  
     
  • Departure
    Daily departure

 

dates & prices
Select your date
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025
5 Days
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025 | 5 Days
Accommodations - Selfguided Biketour Main 5 days Details
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
785 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
735 €
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
645 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
595 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
885 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
835 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
645 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
595 €
added options / discounts
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal)
85 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
85 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental Ebike
175 € more info
+ 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 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 € more info
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 € more info
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 5 days weniger Infos
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Bamberg: Romantik Hotel Messerschmitt****
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Hassfurth: Altstadt Hotel***s
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Volkach: Romantik Hotel zur Schwane****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****
Würzburg: Maritim Hotel Würzburg****

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.

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Hotelcategory B - Standard: Different hotels or wineries in 3 star category.

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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. 89 miles/ 162 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 122 km to Würzburg. There are good direct train connections between Frankfurt Airport, Bamberg and back from Würzburg 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
    Staying informed about entry requirements is crucial for smooth travel experiences, especially with changing regulations. Utilizing tools like the Travel Restrictions Tool page and regularly checking government websites for updates ensures that travelers have the most current information regarding entry requirements, including visa regulations, COVID-19 protocols, and any other necessary documentation. By staying proactive and informed, travelers can avoid potential issues and ensure a hassle-free journey.
     
  • 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 4 nights in a double room with breakfast in lovely boutique hotels
  • 4 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

     

 

Map | Contact

 

 

 

 

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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