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The German Danube Cycle Route. From the spring to Donauwörth.

Where is the Donau?

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
699.00 €
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699.00 €

Everyone is talking about the Danube Cycle Route! But who knows about the beautiful route along the German Danube? This stretch of land is one of the most beautiful river landscapes on the continent. In addition to numerous unspoilt floodplain areas, many cultural sights beckon; the Baroque period in particular has left its pompous mark. Here in the headwaters, experience how the still young Danube seeps away near Möhringen and enjoy the old riverside paths, which have been rediscovered for cycling in recent years and mostly asphalted.

This trip is perfect for:

  • River fans: cycle along the Danube on your journey.
  • City lovers: Be enchanted by the small towns along the route.
  • Culture seekers: Your cultural well-being will also be catered for on this trip.


Danube Spring Donaueschingen
It is a karst spring that has been recognised as a historical source of the Danube since the visit of the Roman commander Tiberius in 15 BC.


Sigmaringen Castle
The castle, landmark of the town of Sigmaringen, impressively illustrates the historical development from a medieval castle to a princely residential palace.

Schloss Sigmaringen

Mochental Castle
Above the Danube, in the Kirchen valley (approx. 8 km) west of Ehingen, Mochental Castle rises mightily and gracefully at the same time on one of the advanced mountains of the southern edge of the Swabian Alb.

Schloss Mochental

Ulmer Minster
For centuries it has shaped the city and the region, and is virtually synonymous with Ulm both at home and abroad: the cathedral.

Ulmer Münster

Donauwörth town hall and Marienbrunnen fountain
The oldest part of the town hall itself was built from 1236 onwards and was enlarged in 1308 with the ashlars from the demolished Mangoldstein Castle.

Rathaus und Marienbrunnen

The German Danube Cycle Route. From the spring to Donauwörth.

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
699.00 €
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Arrive early, because it's worth it. Who has been to the source of such a great river? The Schlossquelle is the starting point of the Danube Cycle Path. The pretty little town is characterised by the former Fürstenberg residence.

Finally it's time to get on your bikes! You cycle quickly through the "Baar", a truly unique landscape. In Pfohren it is worth making a detour to the Entenburg and then it gets exciting in Immendingen. For most of the year, the small Danube disappears into the porous limestone here! Instead of flowing into the Black Sea as described in the atlas, these masses of water ripple through Lake Constance and over the Rhine into the North Sea. A unique natural spectacle! After a worthwhile break, you roll through the narrow valley of the Swabian Alb to Mühlheim. Overnight stay in Mühlheim or Fridingen.

Look forward to what is probably the most spectacular section of your journey, the Danube breakthrough. Between Fridingen and Beuron there is only the most beautiful landscape, the cycle path and the cyclists. Between towering limestone cliffs you cycle swiftly to Sigmaringen, the former capital of the principality of the same name. Marvel at the residential palace, still inhabited today, where an interesting guided tour awaits you. Overnight stay in Sigmaringen or Scheer.

A day of castles, monasteries and palaces. The Danube takes you to Zwiefaltendorf with its beautiful moated castle. A detour to the Benedictine monastery of Zwiefalten with its beautiful baroque and rococo architecture is also worthwhile. In Obermarchtal, the next baroque monastery awaits, this time of the Premonstratensians.

Great destinations beckon today. You leave the Danube for a short distance and cycle via Allmendingen and Schelklingen through the valley of the Ur-Danube to Blaubeuren. Behind the monastery is the famous Blautopf, a powerful karst spring and the beginning of a large cave system. From here you follow the Blau river, accompanied by medieval castles and ruins to the Swabian-Bavarian twin city of Ulm. Marvel at the highest church tower in the world during a city tour! How about a climb up the tower? Or would you prefer a stroll through the picturesque fishermen's and tanners' quarter with its warped half-timbered houses?

Pedal your way between Ulm and Lauingen from one beautiful town to the next. Marvel at the pilgrimage church in Elchingen, the rococo-style Liebfrauenkirche in Günzburg and look forward to Lauingen, the town of towers. Stroll through the historic old town, which has a lot to offer from the famous Schimmel Tower to the Apollo-Grannus Temple.

Today you cycle first to Höchstädt with the Pfalz-Neuburg castle. After a worthwhile break, you cycle leisurely through the Danube meadows to Donauwörth. Picturesquely situated at the mouth of the Wörnitz, where the most important trade route between Nuremberg and Augsburg once crossed the Danube, splendid town houses and the Käthe Kruse Doll Museum await your visit!

You have now seen the first part of the German Danube. Many more beautiful kilometres along the Danube still lie ahead of you.... We wish you a safe journey home and hope to see you again next year for the second stage.


Cycle map German Danube source to Donauwoerth

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • Accommodation incl. breakfast in hotels of the local 3 star category
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Entrance Sigmaringen Castle with audio guide
  • Detailed route description
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

Worth knowing about the bike tour German Danube: spring to Donauwörth

Below you will find specific information on the cycle tour German Danube: Spring to Donauwörth. If you have any further questions about this tour, simply give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Donaueschingen is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to reach our partner hotels in Donaueschingen from the station is to take a short taxi ride. Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de.


Parking facilities at the starting hotel

Free parking at the Stadtmühle, at the Realschule and at the Fürstenberg-Gymnasium. In some cases, the partner hotels also have their own parking spaces for which a fee is charged; reservations are not possible. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your tour.

Condition of the cycle paths

You cycle largely level on asphalted cycle paths. Between Mühlheim and Sigmaringen there are also sections on compacted earth paths. There are short climbs in Mühlheim, near Beuron and near Munderkingen.

Available rental bikes

8-speed touring bikes hub gears (unisex) with coaster brake or 27-speed touring bikes derailleur gears (unisex) are available. Men's bikes can be booked from 1.75 m in height. All bikes are equipped with speedometers.
Electric bikes (only with freewheel. There are no map holders bookable.

Return transfer to the starting point of the tour

Every Sunday there is the possibility to return to Donaueschingen by transfer with a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) around 09:00 am. The driver comes to your hotel and has room for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. He will drive you back to your starting hotel, ensuring a perfect return service without the hassle of changing buses or lugging luggage.

Extra costs not included in the tour price

A possible tourism tax is not part of the tour price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel on site.

7 days hotline service

If the bicycle chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available 7 days a week and will organise help as quickly 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

I provide you with advice and assistance

Doro Bork

Travel Expert

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