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MS Allure: Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bamberg

MS Allure: Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

easy
Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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1,199.00 €
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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

Once you've arrived, take the time to discover the old city, with its breweries and churches. We recommend seeing the Kaiserdom with its world-famous sculptures, such as the Bamberg knight and Heinrich II's sarcophagus. Embarkation will be around 4 p.m.

In the morning the MS Allure will take you from Bamberg to Haßfurt. Enjoy a sunny day in Haßfurt where another historical Old-town will impress you. A short side-trip to Theres is recommendable today: After a nice break there, you will continue along the edge of the Main to Schweinfurt. Discover the vestiges of the ancient imperial town and walk on the footprints of the industrial pioneers and discoverers and let the modern Schweinfurt treat you!

In the morning, you will cross Fahr, town of the “Bocksbeutel” (the local wine is sold in this unique kind of container), to reach Volkach, famous for its excellent wines! Leaving Volkach behind, you will follow the Main-channel before catching up to the Main River again in Schwarzach. As the well-paved bike trail stays even, you will reach Kitzingen without pressure and still have enough time to enjoy the town in the afternoon. If you want to you can stay on the boat until Stammheim and start the bike trip there, that will shorten todays distance about 25 km.

How to find out which one of these lovely places with their wine-growing traditions is the most beautiful one? There will not be very much time to think about it as Ochsenfurt, Sommerhausen and Eibelstadt are waiting for you now on your way to the amazing residence of Würzburg. The market place, the town hall, the old bridge crossing the Main offering an impressive view over the fortress, the pilgrimage church, the Rococo-style face of the Falkenhaus and Tilman Riemenschneider’s sandstone figures of the Chapel of Our Lady, will dazzle you. The highlight is the former residence of the prince-bishop, built between 1720 and 1744 according to plans of Balthasar Neumann. Considering the overall impression, it is the most beautiful castle of the southern German Baroque.

During breakfast you can enjoy the boatride from Würzburg to Karlstadt. In Karlstadt you will embarke and can visit the Old Town with it’s heir neat half-timbered constructions. Even paths take you to Gemünden, where the three rivers meet. Walk around the Old-Town and up to the ruin of Scherenburg castle to enjoy the fantastic view over the Main valley, the Spessart and the Rhön from here. Then, the wooded hills seem to cuddle up closer and closer, forcing the Main River and the cyclists to wind themselves through. This is how you will easily reach Lohr, the gate to the Spessart nature resort.

MS Allure will bring you to the beautiful town of Wertheim. Walk around the charming Old-town past the historical half-timbered houses, romantic narrow streets and enjoy a cup of coffee on the marketplace next to the fishermens fountain. Close to the river, you will follow the bike trail past the castle of Homburg to Wertheim. The graceful small half-timbered houses and the narrow streets will capture you for sure! From Wertheim on you will follow the river until Freudenberg where you can enjoy either a walk to the castle or relax in the small towncenter.

On even bike trails, you will quickly reach Miltenberg with it’s the half-timbered style, the market place, also called "Schnatterloch", and the Gasthaus zum Riesen, Germanys oldest shelter for princes who came to spend the night in Miltenberg, amaze you. The Old-town lies tucked in tightly between the Main and Greinberg; perfect scenery for scary stories and legends you should absolutely learn about on a guided tour around town. Following the river you will reach the sandstone-built Johannisburg castle of Aschaffenburg today after passing the Spessart and the Odenwald. The romantic Old-town sprawls over the hilltop with the town hall in its centre and up to the castle. Visit the church of the monastery, the Jesuits church and the square in front of the theatre with its sundial and the lions pharmacy.

Every journey draws to an end. Once again you enjoy breakfast on board and maybe on deck the first sunbeams. Disembarkation will be around 9 a.m.

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: Bamberg - Aschaffenburg

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 Bamberg

The train station in Bamberg is approx. 1 km away from the pier at Georgendamm. 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 Bamberg

In Bamberg, we recommend parking your car in the public underground car park Zentrum Nord (Georgendamm), the cost is around €15 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 Bambergtakes place at 4:00 p.m.

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.

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!

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 Bamberg 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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