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Bamberg to Regensburg 7-day Bike & Barge Tour (LBF)
Test your bike skills on this self paced journey and tour through some of the oldest cities and regions of Bavaria from early morning until sunset. Visit Bamberg - a world class city port. Discover Erlangen - "the beer city of Germany" and while you are there enjoy some locally brewed beers. Wander around medieval Nurnberg. Take in Bavarian landscapes from a sundeck and bike through one of Germany's most beautiful bike routes “The Regnitz Radweg”. Tour along valleys, canals and of course the blue river Danube. A day tour takes you to Freystadt, where you can visit the pilgrim church of “Mari Hilf Wallfahrtskirche” - a baroque monument in the middle of flowering fields. On your last day a city tour of medieval Regensburg where you can stop and do some last minute shopping! If you can't keep up get an E- bike! (electronic) - they are fantastic!
The barge was built in 1929 as a freighter of type 'luxury motor.In 1993 the ship was converted into a passenger ship. She was renovated and rebuilt during winter 2011/2012. It is a great ship to relax after a bike ride.
Capacity: max.19 people Cabins: 9 double cabins. All cabins with private bathroom and central heating. Split-level beds. Elec. 220 V
The ship complies with the strict safety regulations laid down by the Dutch Shipping Inspection Authorities. On board you find a cosy dining room, a sun deck to relax after your bike tour. All cabins are provided with hot and cold water, private shower and toilet, 220 voltage and central heating. There is limited storage space in the cabin.We recommend 1 suitcase p.p. You can slide the suitcase under the bed once you have unpacked.
Do not expect a luxury cruise ship. The Bike and Boat Holidays are for people who really enjoy the physical activity of cycling and who value sociability more than wholesale luxury.
The Bavaria Tour is a tour with a lot of historical sites to see, taking cyclists through beautiful national parks. It cannot be rated as an easy tour; every day you will bike small parts of the tour on semi-paved paths, towing paths and asphalted sideroads with some hilly stretches. The tour is more challenging than bike and barge tours in Holland or Belgium.
On May 23 and 20 June, cycling tour may be guided.
Journey and accommodation on board 7 days/ 6 nights (Saturday-Friday)
6 x Breakfast, 6 x lunch packet, 6 x dinner on board *
Use of bed sheets, towels (daily towel change possible)
Tour guide who bikes along, guided city tour
Guided city tours in Bamberg and Regensburg (2019 only, on guided tours)
Coffee and tea on board in the afternoon
Port and lock fees
Transfer from and to the ship
Parking space for your car.
Drinks on board
Bicycle rent: normal bike €85; e-bike (limited availability €200) - please book through our office at [email protected]
Special diets and vegetarians have to give notice of this with booking. An extra fee of € 50 can be asked for diets
Families with young children (younger than 12 years old on day of departure) we offer a three person cabin with a discount of 150 Euros per child
Slow Tours offers a number of other Bike & Barge Tours in Europe
On Arrival the crew of your barge welcomes you on board ship at 2P.M in Bamberg. It is here, where you are going to test your bike in the green sites of the city. Afterwards you will explore the older parts of the city with your tour guide.
Bamberg to Erlangen (cycling approx. 55km)
After breakfast you will cycle through the canal valley to Hausen. Then onto the Regnitz valley where you will ride on one of Germany's most beautiful bike routes “the Regnitz-Radweg”. Along the way a stop over at one of the local beer gardens - “Biergartens” for a piece of pie and a beer. A final stop at Erlangen - the beer city of Germany, where you will spend the night.
Erlangen to Nurnberg to Hilpoltstein (cycling approx. 34km)
Short early morning cruise to the city of Nûrnberg. Here you can wander around the medieval parts of the town or visit the remains of the Second World War, including the buildings of the Nurnburger trails. After visiting Nürnberg you will cycle along one of the oldest canals in the world -the original Main Danube canal with its 101locks. In the afternoon a bike ride through the national park of Rothsee to Hilpoltstein.
Hilpoltstein to Beilngreis (Cycling approx. 48km)
Your day tour begins in the town of Freystadt with a visit to a baroque church the “Maria-Hilf-Wallfahrtskirche”, In the afternoon you will continue your bike tour to Beilngries, with its historical city centre and own locally brewed beer.
Beilngries to Riedenburg (Cycling approx. 30km)
Today the Altmuhltal National Park is on the agenda and you will pass by the old King Ludwig canal that once flowed through this valley. The bike tour will end in Riedenburg
Riedenburg to Regensburg (Cycling approx. 55km)
A final bike ride down part of the Main Danube bike path and that will bring us to Kelheim - a small city situated at the crossing of the canal and the always blue Danube River. Then journey on to the medieval town of Regensburg.
After a hearty breakfast you can participate in a city tour, or you can do some last minute shopping in this beautiful town. At 12pm the barge crew will say goodbye!.
NOTE: 2019 Bike tours on 13 Jul and 27 Jul will be self-guided
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 23 2020||May 29 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Jun 06 2020||Jun 12 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Jun 20 2020||Jun 26 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Jul 04 2020||Jul 10 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Jul 18 2020||Jul 24 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
|Aug 01 2020||Aug 07 2020||18||Single rooms||1,349€|
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote