The Danube Cycle Path is one of the most beautiful cycle routes in Europe. The entire route is just under 1,300 kilometers long and runs from the source of the Danube to Budapest. Is that too long for you? No problem, we'll show you our four favorite stages in Baden Württemberg. Our section of the Danube Cycle Path begins at the source in Donaueschingen and winds its way on four daily stages through the impressive Danube mountain region and along the foothills of the Swabian Alb to Ulm.
Most of the time, the cycle path runs directly along the banks of the Danube. Almost without gradients you cycle past picturesque natural landscapes, through peaceful valleys, mighty fortresses or romantic monasteries and pass through such beautiful cities as Ulm or Sigmaringen.
Thanks to the well-developed paths and the easy route, the individual stages are really suitable for anyone who is looking for cycling pleasure. And four days is a nice length to get a taste of multi-day cycling. The good infrastructure along the Danube cycle path is also pure pleasure. Accommodation is available everywhere, so you can choose from guesthouses, beautiful hotels or inns to suit your taste. Even youth hostels and camping sites can often be found close to the stage destinations. The cycle path is also well developed in terms of gastronomy and you can look forward to a tasty meal in one of the numerous restaurants and cafés after each section of the route.
No matter if spring, summer or autumn, the Danube cycle path is always beautiful to ride and a very special experience in every season.
If you would like to see the remaining stages, you can find the complete route here: komoot.com/collection/359/the-danube-cycle-path-from-donaueschingen-to-budapest
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Last updated: November 29, 2021
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Start of the Danube cycle tour is in Donaueschingen. As the second largest city of the Black Forest Baar district, it is easily accessible by train and thus a perfect starting point. In the midst of the unique landscape between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest, you cycle on predominantly paved paths…
The second stage takes you from Mühlheim to Sigmaringen. Despite the gradients, you can cross the narrow valley by bike quite comfortably. Highlights of this approximately 47 km long route are Schloss Gutenstein and Sigmaringen Castle as well as the steeply rising cliffs along the Danube.
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The third stage of the Danube Cycle Path, which takes you from Sigmaringen to Obermarchtal, is all about history. On the way you should visit the Heuneburgmuseum in Hundersingen, where you will find numerous testimonies from the Celtic period. A few kilometers further, a romantic moated castle awaits…
On the fourth stage from Obermarchtal to Ulm, you cycle straight ahead of the Danube. The 53 kilometers are good to drive. At the finish you should spend some time for the former imperial city with its many historical sights. Above all, the famous Gothic Ulmer Münster with the highest church tower in…
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