If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
Between Bamberg and Aschaffenburg is perhaps the most beautiful section of the Main Cycle Route. UNESCO world heritage sites, local beer breweries, steep vineyards with famous sites, hearty food in large portions - no wishes remain unfulfilled here. In addition, it is pleasant to cycle on well-developed and flat cycle paths. The tour "Main river cycle path by boat & bike" with MS Esmeralda can wholeheartedly be recommended both to novices and experienced riders.
Day 1 Arrival in Bamberg
Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, during dinner, the ship will sail to the starting point of the bike tour.
Day 2 Volkach - Würzburg, 61 km / 38 mi
Charming half-timbered villages lie along the way today, but the highlight is the episcopal city of Würzburg with its residence and St. Mary's Fortress.
Day 3 Würzburg - Lohr am Main, 57 km / 35 mi
Dark green forests accompany you on the way to the pretty town of Lohr. It is worth taking a break in the old town of Karlstadt.
Day 4 Miltenberg - Marktheidenfeld, ca. 57 km / 35 mi
You start in "Badisch Sibirien", then you cycle along the slopes of the Spessart to Marktheidenfeld.
Day 5 Marktheidenfeld - Karlstadt ca. 48 km / 30 mi
Castles and medieval towns characterize the bike tour. Snow White is said to have lived on the slopes of the Spessart near Lohr.
Day 6 Haßfurt - Bamberg, 35 km / 22 mi
Slowly the vineyards give way to wooded slopes, then you reach the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg with the highest number of breweries.
Day 7 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Main river cycle path by boat & bike" ends.
Here are the details on MS Esmeralda.
Included in "Main river cycle path by boat & bike":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes or 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2022:
All prices are per person.
09.06. + 15.06. + 25.08. + 31.08. + 06.09.:
Arrival to "Main river cycle path by boat & bike":
Parking in Bamberg
Underground parking: Zentrum-Nord / Georgendamm 2a (a few minutes walk from the center and the MS Esmeralda), approx. EUR 44,-/week or P+R on the outskirts of the city with cheap tickets and fast bus connections to the center (e.g. P&R Breitenau or P&R Heinrichsdamm)
Arrival in Bamberg via train:
The railway station in Bamberg is about 2,5 km / 1,5 mi from the quay, cab costs aprox. EUR 13.
Arrival at Frankfurt airport :
By train to Bamberg, duration approx. 2:45 hours, 1 x change, pice approx. EUR 30 - 40
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.
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.