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:
    45-65 km / 28-40 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 (wednesdays, saturdays, 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. 15-25 € 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 749 €

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. You should have a good level of fitness, therefore this tour is not suitable for small children.

The Main cycle path - Cyclist
The Main cycle path - Kitzingen

Day 1 Arrival in the UNESCO City of 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. 60 km/ 37 mi
Today's stage is very rural, worth seeing the medieval Kitzingen with beautiful churches and the synagogue.

Day 4 Kitzingen - Zellingen/Karlstadt, 55-65 km/34-40 mi
Explore the prince-bishop residence Würzburg with the Marienburg. A good opportunity to shop for top wine.

Day 5 Zellingen - Marktheidenfeld, 50-60km/31-37mi
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 - Freudenberg, 50-55 km/31-34 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 Freudenberg - Aschaffenburg, 40-45 km/25-28 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?

The Main cycle path - Bamberg
The Main cycle path - Miltenberg
The Main cycle path - Zell
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

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
    (wed, sat, sun)


  • 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.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrivals daily from 31.03. to 19.10.
  • 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.

  • 749 super saver price
     31.03.-19.04. + 06.10.-19.10.
  • 849 € saver price
    20.04.-30.04. + 15.09.-05.10.
  • 899 € basic price
    01.05.-06.05. + 12.05.-14.05. + 20.05.-25.05.
    02.06.-29.06. + 18.08.-14.09.
  • 949 € seasonal price
    07.05.-11-05- + 15.05.-19.05. + 26.05.-01.06.
  • 250 € single room surcharge
  •   95 € rental bike
  •   50 € kid bike/trailer
  • 255 € e-bike
  •   95 € return transfer (wed, sat, sun) excl. bike
  • 135 € return transfer (wed, sat, sun) incl. your own bike
  •   60 € additional night, double room, incl. breakfast
  •   90 € additional night, single room, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

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

  •  899 super saver price
    31.03.-19.04. + 06.10.-19.10.
  •  999 € saver price
    20.04.-30.04. + 15.09.-05.10
  • 1049 € basic price
  • 01.05.-06.05. + 12.05.-14.05. + 20.05.-25.05.
    02.06.-29.06. + 18.08.-14.09.
  • 1099 € seasonal price
    07.05.-11.05. + 15.05.-19.05. + 26.05.-01.06. + 30.06.-17.08.
  • 300 € single room surcharge
  •   95 € rental bike
  •   50 € kid bike/trailer
  • 255 € e-bike
  •   95 € return transfer (wed, sat, sun) excl. bike
  • 135 € return transfer (wed, sat, sun) incl. your own bike
  •   80 € additional night, double room, incl. breakfast
  • 120 € 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


Arrival to "The Main river cycle path":

  • Parking in Bamberg:
    Car park,  costs are approx. 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. 25 €.

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

Return transfer:

  • Return by Minibus (on wednesdays, saturdays and sundays):
    Collection at hotel, also incl. own bike, 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. 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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