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The Bavarian Danube at its best (Fully Guided Holiday)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 15 people
Destination(s): Germany  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: July - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1240 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1460 US Dollar (USD)

The Danube being approximately 1,700 miles long is one of Europe's longest rivers. We follow the river at its most pleasant sections between Ulm and Regensburg. On this journey one highlight follows another: visiting Ulm’s picturesque old town, crossing the Romantic Road at Donauworth, meeting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Ingolstadt and relaxing at the thermal pools of Bad Gogging. All in all, the week is full of Bavarian culture, medieval flair and cycling through truly charming scenery.

Tour Details:
- Daily distance: 30-65 km (20-40 miles)
- Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
- Pick up points: airport/railway station in Munich
- Route profile: flat terrain, some gentle hills on day three and four.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Sunday: On your arrival at Munich airport we transfer you to our hotel in Ulm. After checking in, and collecting your bicycle, you are free to take the opportunity for an afternoon ride up the Danube or spend the remaining day in Ulm’s picturesque old town.

Day 2, Monday: In the morning we start with a city tour. We will be visiting some of the local highlights of Ulm, such as the Minster, the world’s tallest church steeple, and the bewitching quarters of fishermen and tanners.

After lunch we will begin our cycling tour. As this is our first day we will have only a rather short journey, cycling alongside the river and passing through a nature reserve that will take us to Gunzburg by the afternoon. The town offers a lovely market place where you have the opportunity to sit and relax having a drink, or walk whilst enjoying window shopping or discover the wondrous church 'Liebfrauenkirche', built during the Rococo era. (19 miles/30 km)

Day 3, Tuesday: On our way to Donauworth, we pass Blindheim. The town became famous during the Battle of Blenheim. Here the Duke of Marlborough’s forces fought against Bavarian and French troops in 1704. We stop for a tasty picnic and then head for romantic Donauworth where we stay overnight to recover from the day. (41 miles/66 km)

Day 4, Wednesday: Today we enjoy the view over the Danube from Marxheim. Passing Neuburg with its picture postcard architecture and the hunting lodge Grunau, we finally arrive in Ingolstadt. It is just the right place for a traditional German drink - beer, if you like. In 1516 the ‘Reinheitsgebot’ (Bavarian Purity Law) was passed here; allowing only hops, malt and water in the brewing of beer, which Germans are very proud of. "Prost!" (36 miles/58 km)

Day 5, Thursday: We spend the morning in the centre of Ingolstadt, visiting the Asam church with its phenomenal ceiling fresco and hear tales of the city's truly exciting history. Back on the bicycle we head for Bad Gogging where we enjoy a bath at the Limes hot springs. 15 different recuperative thermal pools have temperatures ranging between 28° - 36° C. Very relaxing. In the evening, a charming hotel and a delicious dinner await us yet again. (25 miles/40 km)

Day 6, Friday: After cycling 10 miles beside the Danube, at the monastery of Weltenburg, we board a ferry boat to make it through the impressive “Frankenjura” massif. Bizarre rocks stand in the river and reach up into the sky. We break for a lovely picnic that has again been prepared for us.

In the afternoon we arrive at Regensburg. Founded in 179 AD by the Romans as a military outpost, the town can look back on a long and interesting history. Nowadays, Regensburg is considered to be the city with the most well preserved medieval architecture, e.g. the oldest and still used bridge over the Danube. (33 miles/53 km)

Day 7, Saturday: Unfortunately this is our last day - time to say “Good bye!”. After a relaxing night you may wish to take a last leisurely tour of the city or take immediate advantage of our inclusive airport shuttle service.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Six nights in biker friendly guesthouses or hotels, buffet breakfast and dinner included (dinner excl. beverages)
- Healthy food and refreshments provided along the way
- Transport from and to airport/railway station in Munich
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel every day
- One guide cycling with the group and one driving the escort van
- Hybrid bicycle with waterproof panniers
- Entrance fee for Limes hot springs and Ulm Minster
- Guided city tours in Ingolstadt and Ulm
- All ferry boat fees.

Notes: Single room supplement: USD 240. Quotes in other currencies available on request.

Recommendation: We recommend asking the supplier for available places on this tour.