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Altmühlsee: radial tour 7 days

Welcome to the Franconian Lake District

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
499.00 €
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499.00 €

Look forward to the Hotel Adlerbräu, which is located directly on the market square in Gunzenhausen. The place is located in the heart of the Franconian Lake District, between Altmühlsee and the Brombachsee. A picture-book vacation landscape unfolds here - with water and meadows, bizarre dolomite rocks and fragrant juniper heaths, castles, palaces and romantic little towns. You cycle leisurely along the meandering Altmühl, Bavaria's slowest river. Discover the Altmühlsee and marvel at the lagoon-like bird island in the northern area of ​​the lake, which is one of the most important protected areas for migratory birds in Bavaria.

Enjoy the holiday atmosphere at the Brombachsee, marvel at the Karlsgraben (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the first attempt to connect the Rhine and the Danube, immerse yourself in the world of the Romans in Weißenburg and enjoy a boat trip on the Brombachsee with the MS Brombachsee. This cycling holiday offers a successful combination of Franconian hospitality and modern comfort. 

This trip is perfect for:

  • Lakeside holiday: Relax by the Altmühlsee and unwind!
  • Nature lovers: This tour is perfect for you if you enjoy spending time in nature.
  • Lazy packers: A star bike tour gives you the opportunity to really explore a place.


Located in the upper valley of the Altmühl, the Altmühlsee is one of the most popular destinations in Middle Franconia.


The Great Brombachsee together with the two reservoirs Kleiner Brombachsee and Igelsbachsee form the Brombachsee and it is the largest reservoir in the Franconian Lake District.


Ansbach Residence
The main attractions of the Residenz include the two-story banqueting hall decorated with a ceiling fresco by Carlo Carlone, the Mirror Cabinet and the Tile Hall with around 2,800 tiles from the former Ansbach Faience Manufactory.

Residenz Ansbach

The old town of Weißenburg is completely under monument protection and will inspire you with many sights from antiquity to today.


Between the Altmühl and Rezat rivers lies one of the greatest technical cultural monuments of the early Middle Ages: the "Fossa Carolina", the Karlsgraben


Altmühlsee: radial tour 7 days

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
499.00 €
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Your hotel: Hotel Adlerbräu

The traditional 3-star superior Hotel Adlerbräu offers a total of 50 individually designed, air-conditioned rooms. The double rooms are equipped with double beds, a bathroom with shower and WC, a flat-screen TV, room safe and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a large selection of freshly baked goods, numerous yoghurt and muesli variations, cold meats, cheese and jams for breakfast.

After your cycle tour, relax in the hotel's own sauna above the rooftops of Gunzenhausen. Perhaps treat yourself to a massage from the wide range on offer. Round off the day in the Bräustüble or in the beer garden. Experience a wonderful cycling holiday and enjoy your days on your bike in the wonderful landscape of the Altmühltal.
Hotel Adlerbräu


Individual arrival in the Altmühltal in Gunzenhausen. In the afternoon you can take a first short tour of the old town with half-timbered houses and baroque buildings.

Today's bike tour takes you through beautiful landscapes, through fields and meadows to Herrieden. A city tour with the monastery basilica, the city palace and the almost completely preserved city wall is worthwhile. On the way back you can cycle comfortably along the Altmühltal cycle path and enjoy the wonderful views.

After breakfast you cycle to Lake Dennenloher. Let yourself be enchanted by the dreamlike natural idyll and take your time to visit Dennenlohe Castle with its picturesque parks. Explore the romantic Rhododenron Park on a walk and discover the Bhutanese temple, the herb garden and numerous plants and sculptures from all over the world.

Today offers perfect bathing opportunities. Sandy beaches and wide lawns line the shores of the lake. Look forward to a dreamlike tour around the large Brombachsee and enjoy delicious Franconian specialties in a beer garden. Take a boat trip on the "MS Brombachsee" to marvel at the lake from a different perspective. Afterwards it goes back to the hotel.

Freshly strengthened, today's day takes you south along the Brombachsee to the residential town of Ellingen. History can be experienced on a guided tour through the town, which is well worth seeing, with its impressive residence and castle church. The next highlight awaits you in the medieval Roman town of Weißenburg with the Roman thermal baths and the St. Andreas Tower. On the Altmühl cycle path, you return to Gunzenhausen - full of impressions.

Today you start on the Altmühlradweg to the nearby Altmühlsee. Enjoy the peaceful nature along the beautiful bike path and pack your bathing suit. In addition, the Altmühlsee with its bird island is home to one of the most important protected areas for migratory birds in Bavaria. The bird sanctuary can be reached on foot via a wooden walkway in the northern part of the lake. 

Unfortunately, today it is already time to say goodbye to your beautiful trip in Altmühltal. After breakfast, you will travel home on your own. You are also welcome to extend your trip and spend additional nights in Gunzenhausen.


Price / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 6 nights at the Hotel Adlerbräu
  • Breakfast buffett
  • Boat trip on the Brombachsee
  • Admission and guided tour of the residential palace in Ellingen
  • Detailed route description
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Altmühlsee radial tour

Below you will find specific information about the cycle tour Altmühlsee: radial tour 7 days. If you have any further questions about this trip, simply give us a call: Tel.: +49 (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train
Gunzenhausen can be reached via the Munich-Würzburg and Pleinfeld-Gunzenhausen railway lines. Current timetables can be found at www.bahn.com/en:

Train schedule information

Parking at the arrival hotel
Public parking is available near the arrival hotel. All costs incurred are to be paid on site. For further information you can get in touch with the respective arrival hotel after you have received your hotel list.

Available hire bikes

Unisex touring bikes with 24-speed derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as unisex electric bikes with freewheel are available. The bikes are equipped with a saddle bag, a handlebar bag per room, a tool set, lock, air pump and odometer.

Condition of the bike lanes
You cycle on small, low-traffic country roads as well as on asphalt or fine gravel bike paths and paved forest paths. The well-signposted routes run on flat stages with no significant inclines.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
Any city tax that may be incurred are not part of the tour price and is therefore payable locally at the hotel.

7 day Hotline Service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

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