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.)
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- 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
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.
Available rental bikes
If you choose to rent a velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and bring pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height.You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
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.
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.