Nuremberg - with a history fo a 1000 years: The old free city with its grande emperor castle, famous churches and museums attracts lots of tourists every year. In the old part you will find pretty town houses, proud churches, the castle and the old town's wall, which is a ring of 5 kilometers around the inner part of the city.
You leave the historical Nuremberg and roll along the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal, a listed building, through beautiful nature to Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate. A special landmark of the city is the castle ruin Wolfstein, which is enthroned on a mountain ridge. The old town with its striking chuch towers is always worth a visit.
Today, they alternatively drive along "oxbow lakes" of the Altmühl, which captivate above all by their originality. Via Beilngries and Dietfurt you reach the three-castle town of Riedenburg, which lies at the foot of the ruins of Tachenstein, Rabenstein and Rosenburg.
An once in a lifetime nature experience awaits you with the wild and romantic Danube breakthrough near Kelheim, which you can experience by boat (not included). A visit to the Weltenburg Monastery and the oldes monastery brewery in the world should also be planned. Then follow the Danube via Bad Abbach to Regensburg. During a walk over the bumpy cobblestone pavement you can hardly get enough of all the historical buildings.
You leave Regensburg and cycle along the Naab river surrounded by meadows, forests and fields. On both sides of the river, Jura rocks up to 100 metres high tower over the lovely valley. At the castle ruins of Kallmünz a change of river is finally announced: Here the Vils flows into the Naab. Those who are keen on culture should take a break at the Hammerherrenschloss in Theuern before continuing to Amberg.
After a flat section today's stage has some uphill climbing in the game for you. You reach the 1000 year old town Sulzbach-Rosenberg, which was built on impressive rocks far above. After a short break in this town you cylce on through one of the regions with the most forests in Germany, the "Hersbrucker Schweiz". The town of Hersbruck was a center for hop-growing and -trade for over centuries. Look up at the roofs: Some of the old wooden carvings stilll remind you of the hop-growing tradition.
The famous "watergate" shows you the way out of the town Hersbruck and you cylce along the river Pegnitz through its beautiful valley. Castle Henfendfeld will watch over you from the top of a hill along the way. The town of Lauf at the river Pegnitz, the "gate to Franconia" is also worth a visit. Through glorious avenues, lined with many green trees, you cycle into Nuremberg.
After breakfast your beautiful tour ends in the hotel of Nuremberg.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast in hotels of the local 3 star category
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Detailed route description
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the 5 river tour
Below you will find specific information about the 5 river tour in Bavaria If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890..
Arrival by train
Nuremberg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Nuremberg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities at the hotel
You will find public parking spaces in the city center (costs approx. 35 euros per week). It is not possible to make a reservation. On the outskirts of Nuremberg there are free park & ride lots with subway connection to the city center, or at the Wöhrder Wiese on the Prinzregentenufer, about 1.5km from the old town. You will receive detailed information on parking facilities together with your travel information 2 weeks prior to your arrival.
Condition of the bike paths
The route mostly leads you over small streets and bike paths in forests and fields. These paths are mostly paved, only sometimes unpaved. You will find some more traffic in the bigger cities or on few parts of the itinerary.
Available rental bikes
If you choose to rent a rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between Unisex bikes with 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. The electric bikes have freewheel and internal gear hub.
Extra nights during the tour
It is possible to book extra nights during the tour. Please contact us to receive more details.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally. The boat trip on day 4 is not included in the tour price.
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.
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.
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