Romantic Road, Würzburg – Donauwörth/Rain, 8-days

Romantic Road, Würzburg – Donauwörth/Rain, 8-day-tour

Tauber cycle path + cycling tour along the Romantic Road

Begin your cycling holiday in the baroque city Würzburg and cycle into the charming Tauber valley to Tauberbischofsheim. The banks of the Tauber you follow into the romantic world of medieval cities. The charming little town Rothenburg is an absolute highlight, with its crooked alleys and slanted timbered houses, dating back to the Middle Ages.
The most diverse landscapes introduce themselves from the second half of this bike tour of the Romantic Road: the hilly Keuper mountainous country of the Frankenhöhe, the Wörnitz valley with its verdurous green meadows, the circular crater of the Nördlinger Ries and last but not least the Danube valley by Donauwörth.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 05.30 pm
  • Rental bike-complete protection insurance
  • Night watchman tour in Rothenburg
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Würzburg

Individual arrival to the franconian residence city Würzburg. Enjoy the flair of the city, which is situated very charmingly between the vineyards on the Main riverbank, and get to know franconian vitality in one of the wine taverns.

2. Day: Würzburg - Wertheim (approx. 46 km)

You cycle through the Steinbachtal valley, following the course of the river Aalbach and continue to Wertheim. The lovely castle ruins are enthroned over the small crooked alleys of the old city.

3. Day: Wertheim - Bad Mergentheim/surrounding (approx. 48 km)

Today, you leave the Main and continue cycling in the Tauber valley. Here, a pure nature experience is united with the art-historical testimonies of a 1000 year old history. After reaching Tauberbischofsheim, you follow the Romantic Road to Bad Mergentheim.

4. Day: Bad Mergentheim/surrounding - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (approx. 53 km)

Visit the moated castle of Weikersheim, before cycling through the primal Tauber valley towards Rothenburg. The night watchman will tell you tales about the medieval life of the city (incl.).

5. Day: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Dinkelsbühl (approx. 60 km)

Before you reach the town Schillingsfürst, whose baroque castle complex can be seen from afar, there is a small ascent to master as the town lies on a mountain spur. Your stage destination is Dinkelsbühl in the Wörnitz valley with its colourful town houses.

6. Day: Dinkelsbühl - Nördlingen (approx. 37 km)

Today, you cycle into an area of high geological interest, the Nördlinger Ries. Stage destination is the city Nördlingen, which has the only completely preserved and passable city wall in Germany. You can enjoy a unique view from the „Daniel“, the 90 metre high bell tower of the St. Georg hall church. Another feature of urban development is the "Gerberviertel" (tanner quarter), which is almost preserved in its original state.

7. Day: Nördlingen - Donauwörth/Rain (approx. 39 - 63 km)

You pass Harburg, whose castle is enthroned high above the valley. You continue on to Donauwörth, which lies at where the Wörnitz mouths into the Danube. The centrepiece of the city is the magnificent street called "Reichsstraße". The cathedral and the Café Engel are just some of the stately town houses here. Another feature of the city is the Käthe-Kruse-Doll-Museum.

8. Day: Donauwörth/Rain - departure

Individual departure from Donauwörth/Rain.


You cycle on small, quiet and paved country roads as well as on paved and mounted cycle paths. Ascents and partly hilly terrain are to be expected on the well-signed route between Würzburg and the Tauber valley, through the Wörnitz valley and the Nördlinger Ries.

Total length: approx. 283 - 307 kilometres

level of difficulty: 1 - 2


Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal or 21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room
  • E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room
  • Bus transfer Donauwörth/Rain - Würzburg:
    at the beginning/end possible, daily at 09.00 am, duration approx. 3 hours, incl. bike
    --> minimum number of participants: 4 people

Additional information

  • possible visitor’s tax payable on-site
  • velotours-original tour
  • Parking and arrival information
    By train: We recommend an arrival by train. Würzburg is reachable with IC, ICE as well as eurocity trains.

    By car: A7 (from Kassel): exit Estenfeld
    A7 (from Ulm): motorway junction Biebelried, A3 in the direction of Frankfurt, exit Rottendorf
    A3 (from Frankfurt): exit Kist
    A3 (from Nuremberg): exit Rottendorf
    A81 (from Heilbronn): motorway junction Würzburg-West, A3 in the direction of Nuremberg, exit Kist

    By plane: The international airports Frankfurt and Nuremberg are approx. 110 kilometres away. From there, you can either take the train or drive by car via the A3 to Würzburg.

    Parking at the arrival hotels: Some of the hotels have their own parking facilities directly at the building (for example: underground parking space for approx. € 9,50 per day; parking for a whole week possible, from 5 nights onward: approx. € 5,- per day) or in the surrounding area (for example: public, feeless large parking space and public underground carpark for approx. € 8,- per night.) A reservation is not possible. For further information, you can contact the respective arrival hotel after receiving your hotel list.

Our additional packages

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  • Highlights with which you can discover wonderful places
  • Topographic maps with free updates
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Prices / Dates
Category Standard

Accommodation in good inns and middle-class hotels with 3-star-level

Category Comfort

Accommodation in good to very good inns and hotels with 3- and 4-star-level

Price per person

Base price
Single room € 799,-- € 749,--
Double room € 599,-- € 549,--
Triple room € 599,-- € 549,--
Quadruple room € 599,-- € 549,--
Half board € 160,-- € 160,--
Seasonal supplement
01.05.2020 - 14.07.2020
€ 100,--€ 80,--
Seasonal supplement
15.07.2020 - 15.08.2020
€ 130,--€ 100,--
Seasonal supplement
16.08.2020 - 05.10.2020
€ 100,--€ 80,--
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room € 180,--€ 180,--
Additional services
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,--
Bus transfer Donauwörth/Rain - Würzburg

at the beginning/end possible, daily at 09.00 am, duration approx. 3 hours, incl. bike
--> minimum number of participants: 4 people

€ 69,-- € 69,--
Bus transfer/Transport of one’s own E-bike
€ 20,-- € 20,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Würzburg € 74,-- € 105,--
Donauwörth/Rain € 75,-- € 109,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Würzburg € 64,-- € 93,--
Donauwörth/Rain € 65,-- € 90,--

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