The Main cycle path - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bamberg / Aschaffenburg
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 325 km/202 mi
  • Distance per day:
    40-65 km / 25-40 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths and quiet side streets
  • Return transfer:
    By train, organised by you independently or optional by minibus (sundays).
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, 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. EUR 10-20 per person. Of course, you can eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

The Main river cycle path

Bamberg-Aschaffenburg, 8 days / 7 nights from EUR 599

The Tour

The Main cycle path - Aschaffenburg

The Main cycle path is regarded as one of the prettiest and best constructed cycle paths in Germany. Bamberg and Aschaffenburg are the endpoints of its most popular subsection - one of them is a UNESCO world heritage site, while the other is the glamorous seat of the Electorate of Mainz. You will be impressed by ample nature and viticulture alongside charming timber-framed houses. This tour on the Main cycle path is suitable for experts and novice cyclists alike.

The Main cycle path - Cyclist
 

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 - Schweinfurt, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
The tour leads to the pretty wine town of Hassfurt, Renaissance and modern buildings characterize the industrial center of Schweinfurt.

Day 3 Schweinfurt - Kitzingen, approx. 55 km/ 34 mi
Today's stage is very rural, worth seeing the medieval Kitzingen with beautiful churches and the synagogue.

Day 4 Kitzingen - Karlstadt, approx. 65 km / 40 mi
Explore the prince-bishop residence Würzburg with the Marienburg. A good opportunity to shop for top wine.

Day 5 Karlstadt - Marktheidenfeld, approx. 50 km / 31 mi
The route will lead you past the episcopal summer residence complete with a Rokoko garden. Slowly, the Spessart’s forest dominates the scenery in place of the vinyards.

Day 6 Marktheidenfeld - Miltenberg, approx. 55 km / 34 mi
The Main valley is now visibly tighter and deeper. Once in Wertheim, you will have reached Baden territory. Indeed, the town used to be nicknamed “The Siberia of Baden”.

Day 7 Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg, approx. 40 km/ 25 mi
On today’s route you’ll see impressive timber-framed houses: the bishops of the Mainz electorate shaped this region with all their magnificent buildings.

Day 8 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. But why not extend your tour along the Main river cycle path?

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Included in your package "Main River Cycle Path":

  • 7 overnight stays in your reserved category, 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's tax is to be paid on site
  • optional rental bike
  • optional return transfer by minibus incl. bike (sundays)

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 2*/3* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

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 2022:

  • Arrivals daily from 18.03. to 23.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour

Prices for category M:

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

  • 599 EUR super saver price
     18.03.-31.03. + 09.10.-23.10.
  • 649 EUR saver price
    01.04.-09.04. + 24.04.-14.05. + 18.09.-08.10.
  • 699 EUR basic price
    10.04.-23.04. + 15.05.-21.05. + 29.05.-31.05.
    19.06.-30.06. + 21.08.-17.09.
  • 749 EUR seasonal price
    22.05.-28.05. + 01.06.-18.06. + 01.07.-20.08.
  • 200 EUR single room surcharge
  •   85 EUR rental bike
  •   45 EUR kid bike/trailer
  • 195 EUR e-bike
  •   98 EUR return transfer incl. your own bike
     
  •   55 EUR additional night, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   80 EUR additional night, single room, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

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

  • 749 EUR super saver price
    18.03.-31.03. + 09.10.-23.10.
  • 829 EUR saver price
    01.04.-09.04. + 24.04.-14.05. + 18.09.-08.10.
  • 879 EUR basic price
    10.04.-23.04. + 15.05.-21.05. + 29.05.-31.05.
    19.06.-30.06. + 21.08.-17.09.
  • 929 EUR seasonal price
    22.05.-28.05. + 01.06.-18.06. + 01.07.-20.08.
  • 230 EUR single room surcharge
  •   85 EUR rental bike
  •   45 EUR kid bike/trailer
  • 195 EUR e-bike
  •   98 EUR return transfer incl. your own bike
     
  •   80 EUR additional night, double room, incl. breakfast
  • 110 EUR additional night, single room, incl. breakfast

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
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to "The Main river cycle path":

  • Parking in Bamberg:
    Car park,  costs are approx. EUR 45/week.. No reservation possible.
    Make use of one the free parking spaces P&R on the outskirts of town. No reservation possible.

  • Arrival via train:
    Train station: Bamberg Hbf

  • Arrival at Frankfurt airport::
    by train to Bamberg, every hour, journey takes approx. 3 hours, 1 x change, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 60.
    Aschaffenburg-Frankfurt Airport: every hour, journey takes approx. 1 hour, without change of trains, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 25.

  • Pre-booked rental bikes are ready for you at the hotel.

Return transfer:

  • Return by Minibus (on sundays):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 09:00 am, duration approx. 3 hours, must be booked together with holiday.
  • by train (organised by you independently):
    Every 2 hours, duration approx. 2,5 hours. without change of trains, train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 25.

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.
The Tour
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