Total tour distance: 184 miles
Daily tour distance: 24 miles
Difficulty: 30 / 100
Hang onto your hat for a bike and barge journey like no other. Join us in northern Bavaria—the ancient kingdom of Franconia. This is the heart of old Germany and home of the Bratwurst! The bike path along the Main River is rated 5-stars by the German Federation of Cyclists. It’s hands-down one of the best cycle routes in the country. This tour is superbly solid and smooth in every way—just like a BMW. Vibrant cities, quaint villages, and gently rolling fields and forests. Simply enchanting. A place you dream about. See it all from the comfort of the barge or astride the saddle of your iron horse.
Yes, this tour is officially in Bavarian territory, but only recently. The locals still refer to themselves as Franks…seat of the early German kings and ancestral home of the British royal family. The cycling is easy along the river; the locals are friendly and proud of their vineyards and poets, musicians and beer…and we mean beer! The feeling here is very Gemütlich—a tongue-twister you’ll hear a lot that translates as “cozy, friendly, fun” wrapped up in one word. Come explore this colorful tapestry of castles and cathedrals, popes and princes spanning the ages. Look forward to two World Heritage sites and two very ancient, yet cosmopolitan cities: Würzburg and Bamberg. Rapunzel let your hair down, it’s time to party!
Fully guided and with the comfort of a passengerbarge. Full board, great value for money. Only 4 cabins left!