Visit castles and try regional specialties. In the last years, the old ways along the Danube were prepared for cyclists. Most of the road are asphalt and offer a nearly continuous flat route. Enjoy the old baroque houses in Straubing, visit the Benedictine monastery of Metten, famous for its library and baroque church and finish in the historic town of Passau.
Day 1: Ulm. Individual arrival and overnight.
Day 2: Ulm - Günzburg (approximately 30 km/19 miles). We start our bike tour after a culture tour in the old part of town with Ulm Minster. We cycle through the Friedrichsau and through Thalfingen to the first stage's destination in Günzburg.
Day 3: Günzburg - Donauwörth (approximately 66 km/41 miles). Today we cycle through Riesenburg, Offingen, Gundelfingen, and Lauingen into the old seat of power and an university town - Dillingen. After Höchstadt, we reach the boarder town of Donauwörth, at the "Dreistammesecke".
Day 4: Donauwörth - Ingolstadt (approximately 58 km/36 miles). We leave the former Fugger city and cycle past Castle Bertholdsheim to Neuburg. On through the outstretching Grünauer Forst to Ingolstadt with Liebfrauen Minster, one of South Germany's most beautiful hall churches.
Day 5: Ingolstadt - Bad Gögging (approximately 40 km/25 miles). We cycle along the Paar to Vohburg. Past the steam power station of the Isar-Amper-Werke, on to the Aura Bicycle Path, through Neustadt to Bad Gögging, where you can let yourself be spoiled in the famous Limestherme (thermal spas).
Day 6: Bad Gögging - Regensburg (approximately 45 km/28 miles). Past the Roman citadel, Abusina, to Weltenburg - Bavaria's oldest monastery. We can come on board a Danube steamer here. It will take us past the Independence Hall on Michelsberg to Kelheim. Continue to Regensburg by bike.
Day 7: Regensburg - Straubing (approximately 53 km/33 miles). We cycle over the Nibelungenbrucke, the Walhalla Allee and on the signed bike path "Tour the Baroque" to Donaustauf where we can see the famous Walhalla the "Tempel der deutschen Ehre". We continue the tour on the Danube-embankment and reach the first stage's destination in Straubing which is famous for its baroque houses.
Day 8: Straubing - Deggendorf (approximately 40 km/25 miles). Today we cycle through the flat Danube valley via Oberaltaich to Metten. In Metten we should visit the Benedictine monastery with its library and the historic baroque church. We continue the tour to Deggendorf.
Day 9: Deggendorf - Passau (approximately 60 km/37 miles). We cycle again on the "Tour de Baroque" via Niederaltaich which is one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries of Bavaria to the small village Winzer. After Osterhofen we reach Aldersbach. The Cistercian church there is one of the most beautiful churches in Bavaria. We follow the left Danube-side to the hydroelectric power plant Kachlet. After crossing the Danube we come to the last destination of the tour, the historic baroque city Passau which is situated between the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz.
Day 10: Passau. Individual departure or extra nights.
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