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Main: sportive, Bamberg – Aschaffenburg

The sportsman’s tour

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
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679.00 €
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Let the Main River take you on a 7 days dynamic trip! Follow the river on daily stages of about 68km on its most beautiful part between Bamberg (UNESCO world cultural heritage) and the sandstone castle Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg. Discover the good Franconian wine on your cycle tour and find the most beautiful rest stops. Look forward to medieval towns and villages such as Kitzingen, Karlstadt and Wertheim, dreamy landscapes with an almost Mediterranean climate and a centuries-old wine culture. Enjoy the Franconian passion for regional and seasonal cuisine as well as the pub culture that is still alive here and taste exceptional beers such as the Rauchbier from Bamberg.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Sporty cyclists who like to cover a lot of kilometers while still enjoying the great landscape
  • Connoisseurs will get to taste great Franconian wines and exceptional beers.
  • Culture lovers won't miss out either, as there are many nice sights along the route

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
Schweinfurt - Industry and Art: With this motorway sign visitors have been welcomed for quite a few years to a city which was known for many decades in Germany and far beyond as the Ball Bearing City.

Schweinfurt

Kitzingen
In the middle of the Franconian wine country lies Kitzingen, the historic wine trading town on the Main.

Kitzingen

Karlstadt
Embark on an exciting journey of discovery through Karlstadt. In the old town surrounded by old walls, towers and gates, there are many traces to discover.

Karlstadt

Wertheim Castle
Once the domicile of the Counts of Wertheim the fortress (extension during 15th to 17th century) is one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany with a deep moat and impressive bulwark.

Wertheim Castle

 

Main: sportive, Bamberg – Aschaffenburg

easy to moderate
Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
from
679.00 €
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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.

Follow the Regnitz for a short moment until you reach the Main River, taking you now to the beautiful pilgrimage church Maria Limbach. You will soon reach the first vineyards marking the border between the beer-brewing and the wine-growing areas of Franconia. 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.

The town hall of Ochsenfurt is a nice sight on your way to Würzburg. Take your time for an extended break here. In Würzburg, the market place, the town hall, the old bridge crossing the Main offering an impressive view over the fortress, Balthasar Neumann’s pilgrimage church, the Rococo-style face of the Falkenhaus and Tilman Riemenschneider’s sandstone figures of Adam and Eve on the Chapel of Our Lady, will dazzle you. Continue then via Veitshöchheim and its prince-bishops’ summer residence with the French rococo garden to Karlstadt and its stunning town centre.

The characteristic wine-growing landscape fades into forests providing shade on the bike trails. Even paths take you to Gemünden, town of the three rivers. The wooded hills seem to cuddle up closer, forcing the Main to wind its way through. You will reach Marktheidenfeld via Rothenfels, where the castle seems to watch over the valley attentively. In Wertheim it is worth to walk around the charming Old-town past the historical half-timbered houses and through the romantic narrow streets.

Miltenberg presents itself with pride: Let the half-timbered style and the market place amaze you. On even bike trails, you will quickly reach the sandstone-built Johannisburg castle of Aschaffenburg today after passing the Spessart and the Odenwald.

After breakfast your nice cycle holiday ends in Aschaffenburg. Departure is possible by German railway. We recommend our transfer service back to Bamberg (each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, departure 9 a.m., duration about 3 hrs.)

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about your sporty Bamberg - Aschaffenburg trip

Please find more information about the Main bike trip below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0) 6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Bamberg 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 Bamberg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Parking facilities at the hotel

In our partner hotels in the center of Bamberg usually there is no parking. Here you can park for about 8.00 EUR per day in public car parks (2023). Detailed information on parking at the hotel booked for you, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

As Germany's first bike route the Main bike trail got awarded with five stars by ADFC in 2008. Important criteria for this award were the almost universal asphalting and the nearly traffic-free routes. The specially signposted cycle track runs mostly every time directly at the Main riverside and is without significant gradients.

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays at 9am there is the possibility to transfer back to Bamberg with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 12.00pm. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Extra cost 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.

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.

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.

For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Available rental bikes

7 speed bike
27 speed bike
Velociped E-Bike
7 speed bike

We would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and is perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27 speed bike

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Velociped E-Bike

 

E-bikes combine a lot of advantages. The electric drive ensures a completely relaxed cycling, even during long tours or on hilly routes. Other features, such as a suspension seat post and front fork plus well-tuned gears, ensure additional riding comfort.

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