Danube Discovery Tours
Special cycle tours along the Danube
Many of you know the Danube cycle path in Germany, but along the river there are many more amazing cycle routes. 17 new Danube discovery tours are waiting for you. The circular routes are directly connected to the Danube cycle path and vary in difficulty and length, which means that every cyclist will find the perfect fit for their trip. Enjoy the beautiful nature and history of the Danube region.
1 Breg- and Brigachaue
Length: 18 km
The tour starts at the train station in Donaueschingen. We follow the bike sign nr. 2 in the direction of the town center (“Stadtmitte”). Before turning right into the castle park, a detour to the well-known Danube source, which lies right next to the Fürstenbergischen Castle, is definitely ...
2 Donaubikeland Geotour
Length: 50 km
This tour gets its name from more than one geological phenomenon: A river that flows into two oceans, an underground cave system, a special well and volcanic activity. In Immendingen and Möhringen, a majority of the Danube’s water just seeps away in holes. What keeps flowing above ground, ...
3 Donaubikeland time travel in the young Danube's valley
Length: 44 km
In Tuttlingen, two adventurous bike trails meet. The Danube cycle path and the Hohenzollern bike path. Wheter you are cycling alongside the Danube or to Lake Constance, both paths will amaze you. The tour starting in Tuttlingen is one of a kind. You will get to see one of the most beautiful ...
4 Fitness tour
Length: 43 km
This fitness tour begins in Sigmaringen and leads along the Danube cycling path in the direction of Riedlingen to Sigmaringendorf. It then goes on to the plateau of the Alb and through the delightful Lautertal back to Sigmaringen. Next to great nature experiences, like for example a view of the ...
5 Fuhrmanns tour picturesque river landscapes
Length: 45 km
The landscape is especially influenced by the Danube’s inlets. Water is the accompanying element on this tour, which leads through the valleys of the Ablach, the Andelsbach and the Ostrach. Starting in Mengen, the tour first leads alongsinde the Ablach to the Zielfinger lakes. The “Haus am ...
6 Swamp and nature adventure Federsee
Length: 52 km
Start is on the Riedlinger Danube island, then the tour leads along the nature reserve “Flusslandschaften Donauwiesen”. It requires some fitness to reach the Bussen, the highest mountain Oberschwabens with a wonderful view and alpine panorama (when the weather is good). Afterwards it goes ...
Length: 77 km
Start is in Munderkingen. From there the tour takes us alongside the Danube through meadows to Ehingen-Berg. Then it goes on to Oberstadion. The picturesque church and the manger museum are ideal for a break. Afterwards it goes up the Bussen mountain. This mountain is very popular on the Alb. On ...
8 Valley rides Blaubeuren and up on the Alb
Length: 61 km
The ride through the valleys provides great landscapes. It begins in Blaubeuren, the city of the famous Blautopf in the valley Urdonautal. First you will cycle through the Blautal valley until you reach Blaustein and then ride into the Kleine Lautertal valley. The valley with pittoresque charme ...
9 Napoleon Round
Length: 43 km
The curch Pfarr- und Wallfahrtskirche St. Peter and Paul in Oberelchingen lies far above the valley of the Danube. Emperor Napoleon has also been here. Although his visit wasn’t a peaceful one. His troops triumphed over the Austrian army in the historic battle of Elchingen on October 14th ...
10 All around the Donaumoos
Length: 44 km
Starting point of this tour is the city of Leipheim. You will reach Riedheim by cycling on the right side of the Danube and then on quiet streets. Accompanied by avenues and willows, the tour leads through a landscape of broad swamps. Slightly uphill and downhill, it leads through Rammingen to ...
11 Via Danubia listening tour
Length: 50 km
The Swabian Danube valley has a lot of nature and culture to offer. Especially the Romans impacted this region with their architecture and lifestyle. The listening tour Via Danubia takes the biker back into the Roman past. Especially guests who like to explore independently will like the ...
12 Geological history Tour
Length: 78 km
Did a meteor crash change the flow direction of the Danube? Anyone who has ever wondered why the Danube flows from west to east instead of in the direction of the North- and Baltic Sea like other rivers, should not miss this tour. Ride your bike in the Geopark Ries, Europe’s biggest meteor ...
13 River history in the Urdonau- and Altmühltal
Length: 76 km
Our tour begins in Rennertshofen with its historic market core. With every meter we are getting closer to the Urdonautal in the Naturpark Altmühltal and let the steep cliff walls and small towns pass us by. From Dollstein, the Altmühl will be our steady companion until the Willibalds castle ...
14 Neuburg an der Donau – Ingolstadt
Length: 74 km
Start Neuburg a.d. Donau
The round tour begins in Neuburg an der Donau with its renaissance and baroque ensemble and leads west in the direction of Rennertshofen to the outskirts of the Franconian Alb. Near Rennertshofen we take a right into the Urdonautal valley and find ourselves in the nature park Altmühltal. After ...
15 Ingolstadt Town Tour
Length: 51 km
Ingolstadt lies on the Danube and is a former Bavarian duke’s residence. It has a university and a fortress and is one of the greenest cities in all of Germany. On this tour you will get to know the city and especially its numerous green oases all around the Danube, the alluvial forest and the ...
Length: 51 km
Beginning and end are the Wittelsbacher city of Kelheim with its Hall of Liberatrion. The first stage leads alongside the Main-Danube-Canal into the Altmühl valley. Passing Essing with its castle ruin Randeck, castle Prunn and the stations of the archeology park Altmühltal. How about a break ...
17 The changing Danube
Length: 49 km
Ride your bike while learning something: This bicycle path with information boards is adventurous as well as relaxing. Route: Straubing/Kagers – Niedermotzing – Aholfing – Irling –Pfatter – Geisling – Wörth – Niederachdorf – Pondorf –Pittrich – Straubing/Kagers The ...