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MS Allure: Aschaffenburg - Bamberg

Discover the Main bike trail with bike and boat

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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During this bike and boat trip you will be able to discover the most beautiful places along the Main river, the boat awaits you each evening at the next overnight stop. You will visit cities like Bamberg, Würzburg and Aschaffenburg with it’s highlights, but also smaller vine villages like Volkach and Sommerach. Admire fortresses And castles and take a break at Lohr the town of Snow White before you will enter Spessart forrest and arrive in Aschaffenburg.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Boat enthusiasts: Spend the journey on a boat and use day trips to explore the surrounding area by bike!
  • Romantics: The small towns and villages along the cycle path invite you to daydream.
  • History enthusiasts: There are numerous historical towns along the Main.

Highlights

Bamberg
As visitors wander through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg, they are particularly enchanted by the city's many different facets.

Bamberg

Schweinfurt

The former free imperial city of Schweinfurt is located in the heart of the Franconian wine country, surrounded by the Rhön, Steigerwald and Hassberge mountains.

Schweinfurt

Würzburg
If I could choose my place of birth, I would consider Würzburg’, wrote author Hermann Hesse, and it’s not difficult to see why. This scenic town straddles the Main River and is renowned for its art, architecture and delicate wines.

Würzburg

Karlstadt
In the old town (founded around 1200) surrounded by walls, towers and gates, the visitor discovers buildings and structures that have been preserved for more than eight centuries.

Karlstadt

Wertheim
With a population of just over 24,000 inhabitants, Wertheim is a picturesque, medieval German city that is perfectly suited to arriving river cruise passengers.

Wertheim

MS Allure: Aschaffenburg - Bamberg

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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Originally, the MS Allure was a Dutch river cruiser, completely redesigned for its service along the Main. Its 10 cabins are equipped with two seperated beds,

bathroom, toilet and shower, the bulleyes can be opened an aircondition on the alley cools the cabins, too.

Tour

Your individual arrival and embarkation are planned from 4 pm in Aschaffenburg, where you will spend the night today. This city lies at the foot of the Spessart and, with its 70,000 inhabitants, offers a tranquil atmosphere. Aschaffenburg boasts a number of magnificent buildings along the River Main. Particularly noteworthy is Johannisburg Castle, an imposing Renaissance building made of red coloured sandstone, which is one of the most important and beautiful in Germany.

King Ludwig I praised the town's pleasant climate and described it as the "Bavarian Nice". Aschaffenburg is home to numerous wine bars, cosy cafés and traditional inns that invite you to linger.

Until shortly before Bürgstadt/Miltenberg, you have the option of cycling on either the right or left side of the Main. The floodplain forest between Nilkheim and Niedernheim offers a pleasant cycling route in summer. From Kleinwallstadt to Erlenbach, you will be accompanied by the "Planet Cycle Path", which provides information about astronomical objects. On your way along the Main, you will find numerous benches and rest areas that are ideal for relaxing or even swimming.

Today your ship is anchored in Freudenberg, only about 10 kilometres from Miltenberg. On a foothill of the Franconian Odenwald, Freudenburg Castle rises high above the Main and the town of Freudenberg, offering an impressive sight

While you enjoy a leisurely breakfast, the MS ALLURE will take you to Wertheim. In this town, which has retained its charm as a small Franconian town, you begin today's cycle tour through the characteristic Main landscape. The route to Lohr has numerous sights to offer, including the impressive old town of Lohr with its historic buildings and traditional Franconian half-timbered style.

Early in the morning, you continue your journey by boat, pass Gemünden and reach Karlstadt, where you change to your bikes. Explore the over 800-year-old buildings in the old town centre surrounded by walls, towers and gates. You then cycle leisurely to Würzburg, where you will meet up with the MS ALLURE again in the afternoon. Take the opportunity to visit the Würzburg Residence, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, or enjoy the marvellous view from the Marienberg Fortress.

Your cycle tour takes you along the Main cycle path from Würzburg through the fertile landscape of the Ochsenfurther Gau to Ochsenfurt. Here you can admire the Lanzentürmchen tower, which is well worth seeing. The route continues via the historic town of Marktbreit, which impresses with its magnificent town houses, until you reach Kitzingen. In this town, wine culture takes centre stage and invites you to enjoy a delightful exploration.

Today's cycle tour takes you via the wine village of Dettelbach, where you have the option of leaving the ship and shortening the cycle tour. From there, you cycle on to Schwarzach am Main and then continue your route, first to Volkach. Here we recommend a visit to the pilgrimage church of St Maria im Weingarten. You then continue your journey to Fahr, where you will be greeted by a welcome sign in the shape of a Bocksbeutel. Continue along the Volkacher Mainschleife, where the valley narrows and the vineyards become more numerous, until you finally reach Schweinfurt.

In the morning, you continue your journey by boat and reach Haßfurt. From there, you cycle on via Zeil am Main, which is located right at the interface between wine and beer Franconia, until you finally reach Bamberg. This city was built on seven hills and is often called the "Franconian Rome" because of this characteristic. You have the opportunity to experience the fascination of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Particularly worth seeing is the "Little Venice" fishermen's quarter, a row of 17th-century houses, and a visit to Bamberg should definitely include a cold beer. There are still eleven independent breweries in the city that keep the beer tradition alive.

Disembarkation after breakfast by 9 am and individual journey home.

Subject to change. If a route cannot be navigated due to low or high tide or bad weather, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety. This is not a free cancellation reason.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • Cabin on the MS Allure
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea daily
  • Welcome drink
  • Cleaning of cabins as needed
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • All harbour, bridge and lock fees
  • Daily Routing discussion, guided cycling tours
  • Pre-travel documents (1x per cabin)
Worth knowing about your boat & bike tour Main: Aschaffenburg - Bamberg

Below you will find specific information about this bike tour. If you have any further questions about this trip, simply give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival in Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg main station is approx. 1 km away from the pier (Mainufer). You will receive precise information on the location of the ship with the detailed travel documents no later than two weeks before the start of the trip.

Parking in Aschaffenburg

In Aschaffenburg, we recommend parking your car in the public car park Luitpoldstraße , the cost is around €10 per day (as of 2022). From here you can reach the landing stage in a few minutes on foot.

Embarkment

Embarkation on the MS Allure in Aschaffenburg takes place at 4:00 p.m.

Luggage

We recommend good rain gear, a bicycle helmet, sun hat and sports shoes. For reasons of space, we would like to ask you to refrain from carrying luggage with hard shells, the storage space in the cabin is very limited!

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, this is possible on board, but there is a surcharge for this, which must be paid on site. Please let us know at the time of booking or at least 14 days before arrival if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

Condition of the bike paths

As the first cycle route in Germany, the Main cycle route was awarded five stars by the ADFC in 2008. Important criteria for this award were the almost continuous asphalting and the almost car-free routing. The consistently signposted cycle path usually runs along the banks of the Main and has no significant inclines.

Available rental bikes

So-called unisex bikes are available as rental bikes (suitable for men and women). They all have the 7-speed hub gear and freewheel and are available in different frame sizes. Electric bikes can also be provided on request. Please state your height when booking.

Due to the limited space, taking your own bikes with you is only possible on request and only to a limited extent.

Own bikes

Due to the limited space, taking your own bikes with you is only possible on request and only to a limited extent.

Return to the starting point

The train takes you to Aschaffenburg in just over 2 hours for around € 25.

Changes

Subject to change. If a route cannot be navigated due to low or high tide or bad weather, the skipper reserves the right to change the route for your safety. This is not a free cancellation reason.

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

Arrival and departure, transfers, rental bike, optional excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

7 day hotline service

If the bicycle chain has broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: we are available for you 7 days a week and will organize 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.

Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

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