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Full pleasure on the Danube valleys cycle path

Jürgen Hild

Full pleasure on the Danube valleys cycle path

Bike Touring Collection by DonauTäler-Radweg

8

Tours

24:38 h

222 mi

8,775 ft

The mighty Danube and its 14 side valleys are the main protagonists of the Danube Valley Cycle Route, which takes you through a wide variety of landscapes and themed areas over a distance of around 300 kilometres. On the ADFC quality cycle route with four stars, you will repeatedly encounter the Danube, which flows from Ulm in the west to Schwenningen in the east, as if it were walking leisurely through its throne room. But the Danube Valley cycle path also distances itself again and again from the majestic centre and dives into the theme worlds of its side valleys. You ride through the monastery garden, which spoils you in the south of the tour with peace and contemplation. You cycle through the Zusamtal in the east, where you pass countless rattling water mills and idyllic farm gardens. Or you can roll through the region's nursery, where you can stop for a break at lakes and great playgrounds or plan a day at Legoland.

In this collection we guide you through the eight theme areas of the Danube Valley cycle path. Each one is an experience in its own right and you are sure to find the right bike tour for you: with distances from 16 to almost 100 kilometres, you can choose between a leisurely pleasure tour or a full-day sports programme. And of course you can also divide the individual sections according to your mood or combine them for a stage tour. The large round is almost 300 kilometres long and is made up of the first six tours in the Collection. Alternatively, you can opt for the slightly shorter north or south lap: To do this, simply shorten the big lap with the last two tours of the Collection. Whichever option you choose, you won't want for anything on the road. The majority of the routes take you along low-traffic country roads or separate cycle paths, but you rarely come across a more frequented road. On the way you will pass many sights, towns worth seeing, exciting museums, monasteries steeped in history and impressive natural monuments. Countless places to stop for refreshments and accommodation will ensure your physical well-being and undisturbed night's rest.

If you would like to travel by train, the cities of Ulm, Neu-Ulm, Schwenningen, Langenau, Leipheim and Günzburg, all of which have rail connections, are ideal. As soon as you leave the station, the enchanting landscape with its rivers, floodplain forests, lakes and moors welcomes you, which you can now fully enjoy on the Danube Valley cycle path.

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Last updated: November 17, 2021

The Tours On The Danube Valley Cycle Path

  • Intermediate
    04:30
    40.7 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Majestically, the Danube flows through this peaceful landscape that stretches from Neu-Ulm in the west to Schwenningen in the east. The DonauTäler cycle path crosses this "Green Thronsal" twice and this section leads you through its western part.

    

    Start of the tour is in Ulm, the medieval city, in the

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    23.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    725 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Impressive rock formations alternate with green meadows where sheep graze. A small climb, a nice descent and the next highlight is waiting for you. This section on the DonauTäler cycle path is beautiful and offers a lot of variety. It's packed with interesting stations, so you can plan a full day for

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  • Intermediate
    02:03
    16.8 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Rough rock formations, green hills, secluded forests and fish-rich waters - pure nature awaits you on this section of the DonauTäler cycle path that leads you from Wittislingen in the northeast to the Kesseltal valley to Bissingen.

    

    After you have left Wittislingen, you first roll on a flat section relaxed

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  • Easy
    01:05
    9.12 mi
    8.4 mph
    475 ft
    525 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short section of the Danube Valley Cycle Route takes you through the eastern part of the "green throne valley", the landscape that is dominated by the Danube, which quietly and peacefully connects the magnificent Danube cities. In between, however, it offers space for the diverse flora and fauna

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  • Difficult
    05:28
    48.1 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,100 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Danube does not only characterize the beautiful landscape that you cross on the Danube Valley Cycle Path. With it many small tributaries provide the beauty and idyll of this area. Along these rivers you cycle through remote villages with cozy houses and colorful cottage gardens. The leading actor

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  • Difficult
    06:48
    62.0 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,450 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The southern section of the DonauTäler cycle path is peaceful and tranquil. Towards the end you will again reach the soothing aura of the Danube, whose sluggish masses of water flow sublime and convey a sense of calm and serenity. Previously, you will experience a lovely landscape of monasteries, churches

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  • Easy
    01:07
    11.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    300 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this section of the Danube Valley Cycle Path, the child is brought to life in you. At almost 18 kilometers, you will come to countless playgrounds, lakes and great vantage points that delight the whole family. This short tour is varied and entertaining and therefore especially suitable for children

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  • Intermediate
    01:08
    10.7 mi
    9.5 mph
    550 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The valleys of the Mindel and the Kammel, two tributaries of the Danube, await you on this short section of the DonauTäler cycle path. Enjoy the ride through flowering meadows and fertile fields and take the time to cool off in the lake along the route.

    

    If you are not cycling along the banks of a river

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    222 mi
  • Duration
    24:38 h
  • Elevation
    8,775 ft

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