Welcome Residenzschloss Bamberg
You will spend the night in Bamberg on the banks of the river Regnitz, a few steps from the old town, in the Welcome 4-star superior hotel Residenzschloss. Enjoy the interplay of baroque and modern, which characterizes the ambience of the hotel (built in 1787).
Let yourself be enchanted by culinary delicacies in one of the two restaurants and treat yourself to coffee and cake on the sun terrace, which already makes breakfast an experience. Then round off your day in the lounge with a cool drink.
After your arrival Bamberg's old town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) invites you to a first sightseeing tour. Your hotel is situated in a quiet location on the river Regnitz in the city center (good parking facilities, train station 2.1 km, rental bikes at the hotel).
Look forward to a highly interesting city tour by bike. An experienced city guide will show you the beauties of the city on a 12 km long route. Except for Domberg and Michelsberg, where you will have to push your bike for a short while, the bike route is flat and leisurely, mostly on asphalt, in the old town partly on cobblestones. Discover the Old Town Hall, the traditional restaurant Schlenkerla, Kleinvenedig, St. Michael's Monastery, the Old Court, the Cathedral, the Rose Garden, the New Residence, the moated castle Concordia, the historic lock 100, the Old Town, the University, the Gardener's Town, the Hainpark and the theater. In 3 hours you will learn not only a lot about the history and sights but also about the country and its people.
Look forward to a varied bike tour along the Regnitz River and start right outside the hotel door! The Regnitztal cycle path leads you idyllically out of Bamberg. You cycle through the wide Regnitz valley with its floodplain forests, historic water wheels, through fertile fruit and vegetable country, where freshly caught fish and the best Franconian beer culture are at home. Always alternating you follow sometimes the idyllic little river course, sometimes the cycle path along the Main-Danube canal. Discover the Slavic church in Seußling, the oldest single malt whisky distillery in Germany in Neuses and the beautiful half-timbered old town of Forchheim with picturesque houses from the Gothic and Baroque periods. Experience Erlangen, the smallest large city in Bavaria, stroll through the beautiful castle gardens and through the winding narrow streets of the old town, which exudes French flair. In the afternoon you can take the train from Forchheim (35 km) or Erlangen (51 km) back to beautiful Bamberg.
This circular tour combines leisurely cycling through charming countryside with the enjoyment of the special variety of beer and the beer tradition of Upper Franconia. At the gates of Bamberg, discover Seehof Castle, which was built as a summer residence for the prince bishops according to plans by Antonio Petrini (from 1686). Marvel at the White Hall with its imposing ceiling paintings, at the sandstone sculptures of the rococo garden and at the splashing cascades of the water features. Afterwards you cycle along the sculpture path into the "Franconian Tuscany" and reach the small community of Geisfeld with its pretty half-timbered buildings and several private breweries around noon. From here on, your bike tour is peppered with breweries, beer cellars and tempting beer gardens. Via Strullendorf you then cycle along the Main-Danube Canal back to Bamberg.
Today you are spoiled for choice. You can either take the train to Coburg, visit the old town with its impressive market square and Ehrenburg Castle. It is also worth visiting the famous castle complex (Veste). The Veste Coburg is enthroned above the city and is rightly called 'Franconian Crown'. Afterwards you cycle through the hilly Coburger Land to the baroque castle Tambach and further to Seßlach with its unique old town, which is still completely surrounded by a city wall and has often been used as a film set. The route then continues on flat paths along the Rodach and Itz rivers to the Main River and thus back to Bamberg.
Unfortunately, the time passed too quickly, because Bamberg and its beautiful surroundings really have a lot to offer! Book an extension or just come back again....
On this star bike tour we offer you 4 different day tours to choose from. You can freely decide every day which of these tours you would like to undertake and can thus also choose for yourself whether you prefer rather flat stages or whether you would also like to experience hillier day tours. For some daily stages you can also individually choose how many km you would like to cycle, there is then a shorter and a longer variant to choose from. So you can decide spontaneously how much time you want to spend in the bike saddle. Only the city tour by bike is bound to two specific days of the week. If you want to stop at as many beer gardens as possible, it makes sense to do the beer cellar circuit on the last day of the bike tour.
Prices / Dates
Leistungen / Infos
- 5 nights with breakfast in the 4-star-superior-hotel
- Residenzschloss in central location of Bamberg
- Coffee and tea station in the room
- 1 x bottle of mineral water in your room upon arrival
- guided city tour by bike (3 hours) through Bamberg
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for preparing your trip
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the Bamberg radial tour, 6 days. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Bamberg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany.
From Bamberg main station we recommend to take a cab.
By public bus you first have to go from the train station to the ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof) with lines 901/902/907 and then change to line 916, which goes directly to the hotel.
You can find timetable and price information at www.bahn.de.
Parking at the hotel
Sufficient parking spaces are available in the hotel's underground garage for the entire duration of your bicycle trip (approx. 12.00 € per night, as of 2023). A reservation is not necessary.
Condition of the cycle paths
You cycle almost continuously on asphalted paths, only short unpaved forest path passages have to be mastered.
3 day tours are completely flat and 3 stages lead through hilly terrain.
Available rental bikes
If you would like a Velociped rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up again at your destination. You can choose between ladies' and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel. All ladies' bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in various frame sizes. Our women's bikes are suitable for all bike lovers from 150 cm height and the men's bikes from 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available. You simply indicate your bike preference when booking....
The Velociped rental bikes
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
A possible tourism tax is not part of the tour price and therefore payable at the hotel on the spot.
The tickets for the transfers necessary on some days
are not included in the tour price:
Train ride in the Regnitz Valley from Forchheim or Erlangen to Bamberg (3rd day): approx. 10.00 € to 15.00 € per person
Train ride from Bamberg to Coburg (5th day): approx. 15,00 € per person
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make the onward journey impossible or other bad surprises are waiting for you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organize help as soon as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
There are no special passport or visa requirements for EU citizens for this trip.
The statutory insolvency insurance is already included in the travel price. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance after receiving your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself from financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, trip interruption, illness or accident.
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