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Cycling along rivers and lakes in Bavaria

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Cycling along rivers and lakes in Bavaria

Bike Touring Collection by Bayern Tourismus

12

Tours

221:51 h

2,113 mi

56,175 ft

Unique cultural landscapes, impressive architecture and typical Bavarian delicacies: Experience the magic of Bavaria with all your senses - on your trekking bike or e-bike. No matter whether you are a nature-loving pleasure cyclist, culture fan or family vacationer - in Bavaria you will find your personal cycling happiness.

Tours along crystal clear rivers that meander through the region like blue veins will take you to picturesque villages and lively towns. Idyllic lakes invite you to stop for a swim in the summer. Fun for explorers are offered by exciting themed and long-distance trails. In between, you can recharge your batteries with a hearty snack and enjoy Bavarian delicacies - including traditional tavern culture. Or you can combine your pleasure bike tour with an exclusive wine tasting or brewery tour.

In this collection we show you the most beautiful bike tours along picturesque waters. The low gradient cycle paths follow the course of rivers or connect crystal clear lakes with each other. They take you right through the Free State and let you actively experience Bavaria's nature and culture.

Get more inspiration for cycling in Bavaria: erlebe.bayern/radurlaub

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    Difficult
    19:29
    181 mi
    9.3 mph
    6,950 ft
    6,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Danube Valleys cycle path takes you on an approximately 270-kilometer round trip from Ulm through 14 beautiful tributary valleys of the Danube. On the easy to moderately difficult tour you will cross eight districts, such beautiful cities as Roggenburg, Krumbach, Ziemetshausen, Wertingen, Bissingen

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  • Difficult
    26:48
    243 mi
    9.1 mph
    8,175 ft
    8,175 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    South of Nuremberg opens a wide, rolling hills, characterized by large and small lakes and criss-crossed by countless streams and rivers. It is formed by the Franconian Lake District, the Romantic Franconia, the Altmühltal Nature Park and the Bavarian Jura. Through this magnificent landscape, the Fr

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  • Difficult
    20:30
    181 mi
    8.8 mph
    3,625 ft
    6,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At just under 300 kilometers, the Isar cycle path takes you from the Isarsprung near Scharnitz in Austria to Deggendorf. The moderate tour takes you through beautiful cities like Munich, Freising or Dingolfing. In five stages, you can ride the varied bike ride from the Karwendel mountains to the Danube

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  • Difficult
    22:13
    188 mi
    8.5 mph
    5,800 ft
    5,800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route itself is as varied as the rivers along the banks of which the cycle path runs. The cycle route from Regensburg along the Danube, Altmühl, Pegnitz, Vils and Naab runs along the Five Rivers Cycle Route for about 300 kilometers.

    

    On the easy tour, you cycle through the heartland of Bavaria in five

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  • Difficult
    05:48
    53.3 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This moderately difficult circuit takes you on a particularly scenic route from Lake Starnberg to the Kochelsee and back. The approximately 85-kilometer bike tour can be either a day trip or split in two stages.

    

    We start in Degerndorf / Münsing eastwards to the contemplative Loisach, where you can see

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  • Difficult
    04:33
    41.9 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 16-lake round trip leads you from Obing on almost 70 kilometers over the places Seeon, Eggstätt, Rimsting, Pittenhart and Schnaitsee back to Obing. It goes through the two nature reserves "Eggstätt-Hemhofer Lake District" and "Seeoner lakes" with 16 enchanting lakes. The landscape in these protected

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  • Difficult
    22:55
    216 mi
    9.4 mph
    6,125 ft
    5,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Tauber Altmühl cycle path you drive on almost 350 kilometers from the Main to the Danube. You always cycle on almost slope-free routes along the Tauber and the Altmühl, which makes the route easy to drive and also suitable for families. In eight stages, you can cycle the route from Wertheim to

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  • Difficult
    09:38
    98.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 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 RegnitzRadweg runs in two directions between Nuremberg and Bischberg near Bamberg. The valley route runs along the Regnitz on 85 kilometers and the 75-kilometer canal route runs along the Main-Danube Canal. Both routes can be combined into a varied 160-kilometer tour between Nuremberg and Bischberg

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  • Difficult
    33:25
    347 mi
    10.4 mph
    6,975 ft
    8,100 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The Main has several sources, the Weißmainquelle and the Rotmainquelle. Thus you can drive the MainRadweg in two variants. In addition to the starting point at Bischofsgrün at the Weißmainquelle you can also begin in Creussen with your bike ride along the Main. This variant is around 545 kilometers long

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  • Difficult
    31:47
    335 mi
    10.5 mph
    6,150 ft
    8,100 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 Main cycle path leads you over 530 kilometers from the Weißmain spring at Bischofsgrün to Mainz, where the Main flows into the Rhine. Alternatively, you can also start at the source of the Red Main at Creussen. Only a few gradients are waiting for you on the medium-heavy cycle path. So you can drive

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  • Difficult
    08:42
    76.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 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 easy heart-piece tour is ideal as a break for the weekend and takes you on a tour from Ingolstadt via Kelheim through the Altmühl and Danube valleys over almost 120 kilometers. In three days you cycle through unique natural landscapes and past Bavarian cultural monuments. The centerpiece tour connects

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  • Difficult
    16:05
    153 mi
    9.5 mph
    4,500 ft
    4,400 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On about 250 kilometers, the Tour of Lower Bavaria takes you from the three-rivers city of Passau to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg. On the well-planned route of the easy tour, you enjoy low-traffic cycle paths and magnificent cultural landscapes. Along the river meadows of the Danube

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    2,113 mi
  • Duration
    221:51 h
  • Elevation
    56,175 ft

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