Royal Palace in central Bamberg
You will stay overnight in Bamberg on the banks of the river Regnitz, just a few steps away from the old town, in the Welcome 4-star superior hotel Residenzschloss. Enjoy the interplay of baroque and modernity that characterises the ambience of the hotel (built in 1787).
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Upon arrival Bamberg Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage) invites for a first visit. Your hotel is situated in a quiet location on the Regnitz in the city center (easy parking, railway station 2.1 km, bike rental on site).
Look forward to a highly interesting city tour by bike. An experienced city guide will show you the beauties of the city in the saddle on a 12 km long route. Except for Domberg and Michelsberg, where you have to push your bike for a short while, the cycle route runs flat and comfortably, mostly on asphalt, in the old town partly on cobblestones. Discover the old town hall, the traditional Schlenkerla restaurant, Kleinvenedig, St. Michael's monastery, the old court, the cathedral, the rose garden, the new residence, the Concordia moated castle, the historic lock 100, the old town, the university, the gardener's town, the grove park and the theatre. In 3 hours you will not only learn a lot about the history and the sights but also about the country and its people.
On this round tour you will discover the slightly hilly but very beautiful Bamberg area. After just a few kilometers with little traffic, you are at the gates of the city. You cycle slightly uphill through shady forests and are then rewarded with fantastic views. In Grasmannsdorf, take a worthwhile break in the beer garden of the castle brewery (founded in 1783) before continuing on to Pommersfelden. The originally preserved baroque building shines majestically in front of you. Let yourself be impressed by the imposing Marble Hall, the magnificently furnished rooms and the gigantic staircase. On your way back, a stopover in Pettstadt is recommended. Marvel at the splendor of the baroque parish church. Afterwards, a break in the beer garden of the Schrauder-Keller, known for its excellent snacks, tempts you. For this circular tour you need a certain level of fitness up to Pommersfelden, but you can simplify the tour by either using the Steigerwald Express bus (with bike trailer) to Pommersfelden, or cycling via Pettstadt on the way there and back.
You start the day with a train ride (approx. 20 minutes) to the German town of Lichtenfels, which is known far beyond the borders of Franconia. In the second half of the 19th century, the basket industry flourished here on the Upper Main, building up its global trade relations from Lichtenfels - from New York to St. Petersburg, from London to Rio de Janeiro. Around 1900 there were 14 basket companies in Lichtenfels, including the largest in the industry. In Lichtensfels discover the historic town hall, a late medieval half-timbered building and the Catholic parish church. With exhibits from all parts of the world, it shows almost everything that can be woven from willow: prams and doll's prams, miniatures, designer furniture, wickerwork and curiosities. You should definitely not miss a detour to the baroque pilgrimage basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (2.5 km). It was built by the famous architect Balthasar Neumann, extensively renovated just a few years ago and now shines in all its glory.
Look forward to a varied bike tour along the Regnitz and start right in front of the hotel door! The Regnitztal cycle path takes you idyllically out of Bamberg. You cycle through the wide Regnitz valley with its alluvial forests, historic water wheels, through fertile fruit and vegetable land, where freshly caught fish and the best Franconian beer culture are at home. You alternately follow the idyllic small river, sometimes the cycle path along the Main-Danube Canal. Discover the Slavenkirche in Seußling, the oldest single malt whiskey 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 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 travel comfortably by train from Forchheim (35 km) or Erlangen (51 km) back to beautiful Bamberg.
This circular tour combines leisurely cycling through a charming landscape with enjoying the special variety of beers and the beer tradition of Upper Franconia. Discover Seehof Palace just outside Bamberg, 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 impressive ceiling paintings, the sandstone sculptures of the rococo garden and the babbling cascades of the water features. Then you cycle along the sculpture path into the "Franconian Tuscany" and around noon you reach the small community of Geisfeld with its pretty half-timbered buildings and several private breweries. From here your bike tour is peppered with breweries, beer cellars and enticing beer gardens. You then cycle via Strullendorf along the Main-Danube Canal back to Bamberg.
You are spoiled for choice today. You either take the train to Coburg, visit the old town, which is well worth seeing, with the impressive market square and Ehrenburg Castle. It is also worth paying a visit to the famous castle complex (Veste). The Veste Coburg towers over the city and is rightly called the 'Franconian Crown'. You then cycle through the hilly Coburg countryside to the baroque Tambach Castle and on to Sesslach with its unique old town, which is still completely surrounded by a city wall and has often been used as a film backdrop found use. It then continues on flat paths along the Rodach and the Itz to the Main and back to Bamberg.
Or you cycle completely flat on the Main Cycle Path downstream and pass the 'border' between 'Bierfranken' and 'Weinfranken', because now sun-drenched vineyards also line the path. After a recommended break at the Maria Limbach pilgrimage church, you finally reach the charming old town of Haßfurt with the town parish church on the market square, which is well worth seeing, and the two important town gates. You can then take the train back to Bamberg in comfort.
Much too quickly the time passed. Bamberg and its beautiful surrounding areas have much more to offer. Book an extension or just come back again.
On this radial bike tour we offer you 7 different day tours to choose from. Every day you can decide which of these tours you would like to do and you can choose for yourself whether you prefer flat stages or whether you would like to experience hilly day tours. For some daily stages, you can also individually choose how many km you want to cycle, there is then a shorter and a longer option to choose from. So you can spontaneously decide how much time you want to spend in the bike saddle. Only the city tour by bike is tied to two specific days of the week.
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- Room with D/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- 7 nights with breakfast in the 4-star superior hotel Residenzschloss in Bamberg's central location.
- Coffee and tea station in your room
- 1 x bottle of mineral water in your room on arrival
Please find more information about the Radial Tour Bamberg below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0) 6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Arrival by train: Bamberg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. From Bamberg main station we recommend taking a taxi.
By public bus you first have to go from the station to the ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof) with the lines 901/902/907 and then change to line 916, which goes directly to the hotel.
You can find timetable information and prices at www.bahn.com/en
Parking facilities at the hotel
Sufficient parking spaces are available in the hotel's underground car park for the entire duration of your cycling trip (approx. € 12.00 per night). A reservation is not necessary.
Condition of cycle paths
You cycle almost entirely on paved paths, only short unpaved forest path passages have to be mastered. Three day tours are completely flat and three 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 ladies' bikes are suitable for all cyclists over 150 cm tall and the men's bikes over 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available. Simply state your desired bike when booking.
Extrakosten, die nicht im Reisepreis enthalten sind
Any city tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and is therefore payable locally at the hotel.
The tickets for the transfer trips that are necessary on some days
are not included in the tour price:
- Steigerwald Express: approx. €10.00 per person
- Taxi transfer to Vierwiesenheiligen: approx. €7.50 per person
- Train rides to Lichtenfels or Haßfurt: approx. €8.00 per person
- Train ride to Coburg: approx. €14.00 per person
- Tickets in the Regnitztal: approx. €7.00 to €12.00 per person
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.
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