Five-River-Tour - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    295-310 km / 183-193 mi
  • Distance per day:
    35-65 km / 22-41 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle paths, only occasionally on roads.
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, wine cellars, snack bars and places to shop all along the cycle path. That is why we do not offer half board. An evening meal costs approx. 10-20 € per person. You can, of course, eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

The Five-River-Tour

Round trip from Nuremberg, 8 days / 7 nights from 699 €

The Tour

The Five-River-Tour - Nuremberg

The well-known Five Rivers Cycle Route takes you to the region between Bavaria, Franconia and the Upper Palatinate. The hilly landscape is made very accessible for the cyclist by the rivers Altmühl, Danube, Naab, Pegnitz and the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal. Nuremberg and Regensburg are certainly the highlights of the tour, but there are also many beautiful towns and lots of nature to enjoy. Even the inexperienced can get on their bikes here without a care in the world.

The Five-River-Tour - Regensburg

Day 1 Arrival in Nuremberg
Explore the old imperial city with the famous Kaiserburg. Tip: Nuremberg gingerbread from Fraunholz.

Day 2 Nuremberg - Neumarkt, approx. 35 km / 22 mi
The Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal, opened in 1846, clears the way for a beautiful tour of the Upper Palatinate. The residential town of Neumarkt offers a great old town.

Day 3 Neumarkt – Riedenburg, 55 km / 34 mi
Today you will follow the Altmühl river, on whose banks you will find charming little towns like Beilngries or Dietfurt. Riedenburg is overlooked by 3 castle ruins.

Day 4 Riedenburg – Regensburg, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
The rocks on the left and right of the path become higher. In Kelheim you have reached the Danube, which leads you to perhaps the most beautiful German city.

Day 5 Regensburg – Kreuth/Amberg, 50/65 km / 31/40 mi
You cycle north again, following the Naab river. You know Wackersdorf from another context, Amberg is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.

Day 6 Amberg – Region Hersbruck, 60/45 km / 37/28 mi
Very beautiful is today's stage, but a bit hilly for lack of a river. Hersbruck has joined the association of livable cities, discover the meaning of slow food.

Day 7 Region Hersbruck – Nürnberg, approx. 35 km / 22 mi
In the valley of the Pegnitz, the route leads leisurely back to Nuremberg. The stage is short, leaving enough time for shopping, culture and enjoyment.

Day 8 Return or Extension
The tour ends after breakfast. If you like, extend your Five-River-Tour in Nuremberg.

The Five-River-Tour - Kelheim
The Five-River-Tour - Prunn Castle
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Included in the "Five-River-Tour":

  • 7 overnight stays, B & B
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no maximum number of items, maximum weight: 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • visitor taxes payable on site
  • optional rental bike


  • Category M:
    Hotels at the international 3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 8 gears/rear brake or 27 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2023:

  • arrivals daily from 09.04. to 15.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour


All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 699 € super saver price
    09.04.-30.04. + 08.10.-15.10.
  • 799 € saver price
    01.05.-10.05. + 15.09.-07.10.
  • 899 € basic price
    11.05.-25.05. + 11.06.-30.06. + 01.09.-14.09.
  • 949 € seasonal price
    26.05.-10.06. + 01.07.-31.08.
    • 245 € single room surcharge
    •   95 € rental bike
    •   45 € kid bike/trailer
    • 235 € e-bike
    •   70 € additional night, double room per person, B&B
    • 100 € additional night, single room, B&B

    For children, both categories:

      • Discount in the room of two adults
        00 - 05 years: 100 %
        06 - 11 years:   50 %
        12-17 years:   25 % 

      The booking process

      The Tour


      Arrival to the "Five-River-Tour":

      • Arrvial by car:
        Public parking in the city center, cost approx. 35 €/week, no reservation possible.

      • Arrival by train:
        Main station Nuremberg

      • Arrival at Frankfurt airport:
        By train, every half an hour, duration approx. 2,5 hours, 0 changes, normal fee approx 40 €.

      • Booked rental bikes awaits you at the hotel.

      Perfectly looked after:

      • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.
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