Main-Radweg from Bamberg

Germany - Self-guided Cycling Holiday

Beautiful and varied, wine and hops, beer gardens and timbered buildings - a worthwhile alternative to the Moselle tour.

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A cycling holiday on winding paths through beautiful hilly nature

A wonderful bike holiday through the Main Valley, where the river winds its way through varied landscapes with lush fields and vine-covered slopes. It's very peaceful here - no cars, only a lot of fellow cyclists, people who are fishing or simply enjoying the view and the charming villages like Bamberg, Ochsenfurt, Volkach and, not to forget, Würzburg, strung out like beads on a string, tempting you with it's beautiful buildings, topped cobblestones and cosy squares with cafes and restaurants.
An easy cycling tour, which in many ways resembles the tour along the Moselle.


You'll be staying at cosy 2-3* hotels and gasthäuser (guesthouses). You can choose to upgrade to 3-4* hotels and gasthäuser at an additional cost. The 2-3* accommodations can be located up to 5 km from the city centre, while the 3-4* usually are centrally located in the towns.
All rooms are with private bath and toilet.

Degree of difficulty (1) and maps

An easy, beautiful and varied cycling route on mainly good, signposted cycling paths. A total of approx. 335 km, split into day stages without any significant climbs, so everyone will be able to handle this route (difficulty 1).
You will be sent a short route description and practical information. Upon arrival at the first hotel, you will get detailed cycling maps and a detailed route description in English/German, unless you have already received it before departure.

* We note that the map is indicative and therefore does not contain precise route information.


Day 1. Arrival in Bamberg/Hallstadt
Take the time to walk around Bamberg's old town centre with cobblestone streets, beautiful buildings and cosy squares. It's also possible to take a boat trip on the Regnitz River and experience the small fishermen's houses along the riverbank.
Overnight stay in Hallstadt 5 km from Bamberg's old city centre or, at a surcharge, in Bamberg city centre.

Day 2. To Hassfurt, 37 km
You leave Bamberg following the cycle path along the Regnitz River to the Main river. You follow the Main Radweg through the valley, which is wide and open, overlooking lush fields with corn, sunflowers and grains. The cycle path runs partly along the river and partly inland. The day's stage ends in Hassfurt with its few intact city gates and a beautiful chapel built in a late gothic style.
Overnight stay e.g. at the Meister Bär Hotel or Hotel Walfisch.

Day 3. To Volkach, 56 km
Along the Main River, past meadows, fields and cosy spots. Optionally, you can take a break in the former industrial city of Schweinfurt, either at the city's fun "beach bar" on the river or on one of the city squares.
From Schweinfuhrt, you continue on along the Main promenade to Wipfeld. Here you'll begin to see the vineyards and the steep slopes, as the landscape becomes more varied. At the end of the day's stage, you'll reach Volkach, a wonderful, cosy wine town with old well-kept houses, topped cobblestones, cafes and wine shops - and it's car free.
Overnight stay e.g. at the Weinhotel Rose or Hotel Kreuzer.

Day 4. To Würzburg, 65 km
From Volkach, you can choose to follow the Main River's twists and turns to Sommerach, a real wine village surrounded by vineyards and with a countless number of wine cellars and tasting places. Alternatively, you can follow the Main canal directly to Schwarzach, known for its beer brewing monastery. Today's stage continues through charming allotment gardens near Main, to charming towns such as Kitzingen and Ochsenfuhrt, until eventually reaching Wurzburg with the impressive baroque residential palace embellished with a stunningly lavish decor and a magnificent garden. But it's also a lively city with many cosy squares, pedestrian streets and nice wine bars on the Alte Mainbrücke.
Overnight stay e.g. at Hotel Strauss or Hotel Postkutscherl.

Day 5. To Lohr, 58 km
Along the Main to Karstadt, a small cosy town with a well preserved old town centre. From here, along the left side of the river. A beautiful and varied route along wetlands with water-lilies and bird life down towards the river. Continue over the bridge to the other bank in Markbreit and follow the nice cycle paths to Lohr am Main.
Overnight stay e.g. at Hotel Bundschuh or Gasthof Buchenmühle.

Day 6. To Wertheim, 43 km
A nice route along the river and with a view to Burg Rothenfeldts, which is one of the many strategically located castles on the route. The valley narrows and the slopes of the vineyards turn steep while the river makes some heavy twists and turns. Take a break in Marktheidenfeld before continuing on to Wertheim, where the Tauber runs into Main River.
Overnight stay e.g. at the Hotel am Malerwinkel or Hotel Bronnbacher Hof.

Day 7. To Aschaffenburg, 36/51 km + train or 77 km
The valley narrows again, and instead of vineyards you'll be flanked by wooded slopes. Small campsites along the river, allotment gardens and cosy towns. Mittenberg is a great place to take a break, in the square under the Mildenburg Castle.
At Grossheubacher you will again be met by beautiful, vine-covered slopes. You'll pass by Count Löwenstein's castle and vinothek, before reaching Wörth and a possible lunch break. The day's stage ends in Aschaffenburg, an exciting town with steep streets, cosy squares and impressive churches.
With train from Miltenberg to Aschaffenburg, the day's stage is 36 km.
With train from Klingenberg to Achaffenburg, the day's stage is 51 km.
Overnight stay e.g. at Hotel Wilder Mann or Hotel Goldener Ochsen.

Day 8. Departure Day

Bikes and cycling equipment

You can choose between a 7-gear bike with foot brake, a 27-gear bike with hand brakes or one of the new electric bikes. Women's bikes and 7-gear bikes are all unisex with low entry.
All bikes are equipped with gel saddle, luggage rack and a rear rack bag.
At least one bicycle per room will also be equipped with lock, pump and repair kit.
It's also possible to rent children's bikes and follow-me tandem for children.

How to get there

By train:
There are is a train station in both Bamberg and Aschaffenburg.

By plane:
Head to Frankfurt and from there take the train to Bamberg. At the tour's end in Aschaffenburg, take the train to Frankfurt.

Links to trains and flights:

Deutsche Bahn (German rail service)

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1 person. Single room 2-3*

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26-06-2022 - 25-09-20227 Nights910,- EURBOOK
26-09-2022 - 16-10-20227 Nights840,- EURBOOK
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7840,- EURBOOK

1 person. Single room 3-4*

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26-06-2022 - 25-09-20227 Nights1,064,- EURBOOK
26-09-2022 - 16-10-20227 Nights994,- EURBOOK
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71,064,- EURBOOK
7994,- EURBOOK

2 persons. Double room 2-3*

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26-06-2022 - 25-09-20227 Nights742,- EURBOOK
26-09-2022 - 16-10-20227 Nights672,- EURBOOK
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7742,- EURBOOK
7672,- EURBOOK

2 persons. Double room 3-4*

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26-06-2022 - 25-09-20227 Nights826,- EURBOOK
26-09-2022 - 16-10-20227 Nights756,- EURBOOK
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7826,- EURBOOK
7756,- EURBOOK
Practical information

Included in the price/person:

  • 8 days/7 nights stay in double room with breakfast included
  • Luggage transport
  • Maps and information materials

Not included in the price:

  • Return transfer to the first hotel
  • Transport to Bamberg and home from Aschaffenburg

Terms & Conditions:
Ruby Rejser is the agent and intermediary for this tour. The organizer is Velociped and the tour takes place according to the organizer's terms & conditions.
See terms & conditions and read about Velociped here

Your tour is still covered by Ruby Rejser's membership of the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund, member no. 206.

Ruby Rejser has a price match guarantee, so we'll match the price if it is cheaper with another provider at the time of booking.

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