If you fancy a holiday in Franconia (German: Franken), located in the northern part of the Free State of Bavaria, then this tour is perfect for you. The landscape is green and hilly, but easily accessible thanks to the rivers Main, Regnitz and Pegnitz. This tour takes you through well-known cities such as Bamberg, Nuremberg and Bayreuth, but you’ll also get to enjoy lots of nature. The region is famous for its hearty food and great variety of beers - ideal for a Franconian bike holiday. However, you should have a good level of fitness for this cycling tour in Franconia.
Day 1 Arrival in Bamberg
Enjoy your first evening in the winding alleys of the historic centre with a hearty Bavarian beer.
Day 2 Bamberg - Erlangen, approx. 55 km / 34 mi
You’ll cycle along the river Regnitz to Forchheim with its medieval castle and magnificent half-timbered houses. Erlangen is probably one of the most famous German university cities.
Day 3 Erlangen - Hersbruck, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
Without any doubt, today's highlight is Nuremberg, where you should make sure to visit the historic town centre and the castle. You’ll then roll along easy paths to today’s destination.
Day 4 Hersbruck - Pegnitz, approx. 50 km / 31 mi
You’ll experience beautiful nature in the Pegnitz Valley and Veldenstein Forest. However, there is also a more demanding stage through the hilly landscape.
Day 5 Pegnitz - Bayreuth, approx. 40 km / 25 mi
Do you fancy a Pegnitz beer bratwurst (traditional sausage) for breakfast? Then get on your bike and cycle to the Red Main, which you’ll follow into the festival city of Bayreuth.
Day 6 Bayreuth - Burgkunstadt, approx 45 km / 28 mi
The White and Red Main meet at Kulmbach. From here you follow the Main Cycle Path. In Burgkunstadt, the shoemaker's museum is testament to the local shoe industry.
Day 7 Burgkunstadt - Bamberg, approx. 65 km / 40 mi
The stage may be a little longer, but the cycle paths are great on this next stretch to Bamberg along the Main. Take your time to explore the historic city centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. Why not extend your cycling tour in Franconia?
Included in your package "Cycling tour in Franconia":
Bikes for hire:
Travel time 2022:
All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.
Arrival to "Cycling tour in Frankonia":
Arrival by car in Bamberg:
Public car park, approx. 45 euros / week, no reservation possible.
Free Park & Ride parking spaces on the outskirts of the town, no reservation possible.
Arrival via train:
Bamberg train station
Arrival at Frankfurt airport:
by train to Bamberg, about every half hour, approx 2.5 h, you have to change the train 1 times, cost: approx. EUR 55
Booked rental bikes awaits you at the hotel.
Perfectly looked after: