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The most beautiful cycle route along Bavaria's regional railways

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The most beautiful cycle route along Bavaria's regional railways

Bike Touring Collection by Bahn und Fahrrad

8

Tours

30:42 h

294 mi

8,700 ft

Did you know that, in Bavaria, you can reach the most beautiful corners of the state easily and practically by regional train? From the stations, you can cycle along picturesque rivers, dive into romantic valleys and explore panoramic mountain ranges. Historic towns with charming half-timbered houses as well as pulsating metropolises offer fascinating contrasts to the relaxing natural landscapes.

In this Collection, we’ve put together seven varied Tours along Bavaria’s regional railway lines. The start and end points of the cycle Tours are all located at a railway station, so you can easily travel there by train. To take your bike with you, it’s best to buy a day ticket to ensure there’s enough room for your steed. You can also use the DB Ausflug app; it provides great cycling features, such as local repair shops and bike rental companies if you’d prefer not to bring your own. We’ve picked out the perfect bike rental shops for you, located near the stations in the Collection.

The Tours begin in Starnberg, Munich, Passau, Ingolstadt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bamberg and Aschaffenburg. From Starnberg you can cycle around Lake Starnberg and enjoy a blissful time in the saddle. From Munich, take a trip to Ismaning and visit the reservoir. Cycle along the beautiful Danube from Passau and Ingolstadt. Near Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you can dive into the lovely Tauber Valley and enjoy unforgettable views in the Frankenhöhe Nature Park. From Bamberg and Aschaffenburg, on the other hand, you can explore the beautiful Main cycle path.

The best thing is: after your bike ride, you simply jump back on the train at the end of the day and relax as it takes you back.

Please note: From the beginning of June to the end of August, the trains will be very crowded due to the 9-Euro ticket, so we cannot guarantee that you will be able to take your bike with you. Alternatively, we recommend renting a bike at the exit station. You can find information about many rental companies here bahn.de/service/individuelle-reise/bahn_und_fahrrad/rad-nahverkehr or on callabike.de.

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    Intermediate
    03:15
    30.1 mi
    9.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This round promises great cycle paths along the water and a number of bathing opportunities on warm days. The tour starts in Herrsching at the train station. Here you will find a Call A Bike station where you can easily rent a bike. Alternatively, you can also start the tour in Seefeld-Hechendorf or

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  • Intermediate
    03:24
    31.7 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the regional train you can reach Starnberg from Munich in less than 20 minutes. This tour around Lake Starnberg is therefore the perfect tour for anyone who wants to get out of the city. So that you don't have to take your own bike with you on the train, you will find a Call A Bike station at the

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  • Intermediate
    04:20
    38.0 mi
    8.8 mph
    925 ft
    975 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The tour along the Danube to Kelheim starts in Ingolstadt at the main train station. If you didn't bring your own bike, you can rent a bike directly at the train station at the Call A Bike station. Then it starts.

    

    From the main train station you cycle directly to the Danube, where the beautiful Danube

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  • Intermediate
    04:00
    39.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful round trip, which takes you to the heights of the Spessart and the picturesque Main, begins at Aschaffenburg Central Station. You can also rent a bike at the Call A Bike station if you don't have your own.

    

    After you have swung onto the saddle, it goes parallel to the Aschaff out of the

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    31.5 mi
    10.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With this tour, you can saddle up right in Munich's main train station, and the best part is that you don't even need to bring your own bike. You can rent one at the Call A Bike station.

    

    From the train station you go directly to the English Garden. The green oasis leads you parallel to the Isar through

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    28.8 mi
    10.8 mph
    450 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Main Cycle Path between Bamberg and Lichtenfels would like to be discovered by you on this tour. It starts directly at the Bamberg main station, so that you can arrive comfortably by train. If you didn't bring your own bike, you can borrow one from the Griesmann bike shop. You can walk to the shop

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    54.8 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,800 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The demanding circular tour starts in the three-river city of Passau. It takes you along the Danube, through the Klosterwinkel, through the Rottal and along the Inn. It starts at the main train station. Here you have the direct opportunity to rent a bike from Rent a Bike Passau if you didn't bring your

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  • Difficult
    04:16
    39.8 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Rothenburg ob der Tauber you will explore the lovely Tauber Valley and the Frankenhöhe Nature Park on this tour. So that you can travel comfortably with the regional train, the round tour starts directly at the train station. If you didn't bring your own bike, you can hire one from Rad & Tat bike

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    294 mi
  • Duration
    30:42 h
  • Elevation
    8,700 ft

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