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Main: short tour, Würzburg – Aschaffenburg

Cycling among grapes and hops

Bike tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
539.00 €

Just a little more than a weekend, but a really great vacation on the easy Main Cycle Path. On this short cycle tour, discover Würzburg with the famous Würzburg Residence (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981), the colorful half-timbered houses of the beautiful Spessart town of Lohr, the winding old town of Wertheim and the remarkable Johannisburg sandstone castle in Aschaffenburg. This short trip offers you the opportunity to experience the beautiful river landscape of the Main in just a few days - with enough time for all the sights.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Culture lovers who love small colorful half-timbered houses and winding old towns
  • River lovers who love to cycle along great landscapes with beautiful sights
  • Just as good for people who want to see as much as possible in a short time


‘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.


Veitshöchheim Palace and Court Garden
The summer palace of the Würzburg Prince-Bishops, built in 1680/82, was enlarged in 1753 by Balthasar Neumann.  The rooms furnished in 1810 for Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany with their rare paper wall-coverings are a highlight of the interior.

Veitshöchheim Palace and Court Garden

Located in southwestern Germany, the town of Wertheim-am-Main is located along the banks of the Main River, where it meets the River Tauber. 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.


Whatever the season Aschaffenburg is always worth a visit, whether for the magnolia blossom in spring, for Pompeiianum Palace in summer, for Bavaria's oldest English landscaped park in autumn, or for the works of Cranach, Grünewald, Kirchner and Schad in winter. And with Aschaffenburg being a compact town, you can discover its many sights on foot.


Main: short tour, Würzburg – Aschaffenburg

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5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
539.00 €
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This town it's worth it to arrive early in the day to see all the famous sights such as the Residence and the Fortress Marienburg. If you plane the arrival by plane land in Frankfurt and then take the train to Würzburg (about an hour).

On your way to Karlstadt and its famous downtown area, you'll pass through Veitshöchheim, getting a chance to see the bishop's summer residence, as well as the French rococo garden. The look of the countryside is changing: instead of the characteristic vines there are shady forests directly at the bicycle path. On flat paths you cycle to Gemünden, the town of the three rivers.

The Main took millions of years to carve out the close-packed hills of the area. Thankfully, your trip will not take that long. After you pass Rothenfels, whose castle guards the narrow valley, you'll reach Marktheidenfeld and, finally, Wertheim. Take some time to see the beautiful half-timbered houses in the old city during your stay here.

In the morning you should pedal hard in order to be in Miltenberg at noon. In Miltenberg you can see many stately half-timbered houses. In the afternoon you cycle on flat paths quickly between the rises of the Spessart and the forest Odenwald to the sandstone palace Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg.

After breakfast your nice cycle holiday ends in Aschaffenburg. Departure is possible by German railway. We recommend our transfer service back to Würzburg (daily, departure 9 a.m., duration about 1,5 hrs.)


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 bike trip Main short Würzburg - Aschaffenburg

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

Arrival by train

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

Parking facilities at the hotel

In our partner hotels inWürzburg usually there is no parking. Here you can park for about 8.00 EUR per day in public car parks (2023). A big public parking lot is located 5 minutes walking from the center of Würzburg. 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 (General German Bicycle Club) 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.

Velociped rental bikes 

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Every Saturday and Sunday there is the possibility to return to Würzburg by minibus (with bike transport trailer). The driver comes to your hotel and has room for you, your luggage and for your personal bike. Departure approx. 09:00, duration approx. 1,5 hours later. 

The transfer will bring you back to your start hotel without any circumstances and efforts.

Extra costs which are not included in the tour 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.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Daniela Scheiler

Deputy Managing Director

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