Bavarian Hops Tour Cycling Holidays
Start: Regensburg

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Bavarian Hops Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £619 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Hallertau is the biggest hops-growing region in the world.
• A very appealing cycling region and great beer.
• Close to the Rivers Danube, Isar and Abends.
• Mainly gravelly cycle paths.
• Great stops for beer tasting.

Cycle Route profile
Mostly dedicated cycle paths, sometimes gravelly. Hilly between Freising and Abensberg. A basic level of fitness is recommended.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 : Individual arrival in Regensburg

Your tour begins in Regensburg, the most northern town on the Danube. This town is considered Germany’s best preserved city and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Take some time to explore the lovely parks and gardens as well as the historic old town.

Day 2: Regensburg – Straubing, approx. 50 km

The Danube curves its way gracefully through the wide expanse of the countryside and you cycle alongside. Take a short break at Walhalla, which King Ludwig I had built, before setting off for today’s destination at Straubing, the capital of the “Gäuboden” region. Every year in summer the popular Gäubodenfest is celebrated here.

Day 3: Straubing – Deggendorf – Plattling, approx. 50 km

Soon after setting off, you reach Bogen, which is famous for the finding of a statue of the pregnant Madonna. Continuing on you go through Pfelling and Mariaposching to finally arrive at the gate to the Bavarian Forest: Deggendorf, Gothic and Baroque characterise the old town. From here it’s only a few kilometres to Plattling.

Day 4: Plattling – Landau – Landshut, approx. 70 km

Right along the banks of the Isar you cycle to Dingolfing, whose townscape is characterised by the Late Gothic Church of St. Johannes. Through expansive fields of hops, you cycle on to Landshut, today’s destination. The ducal residential town was considered more important than Munich for many hundreds of years and shines even today with its magnificent buildings in the wonderful Gothic town centre.

Day 5: Landshut – Freising, approx. 40 km

The Isar accompanies you to Moosburg, where, from afar, the towers of the Münster and the Johannes Churches make you think you could be arriving in a cathedral city rather than simply a busy little town. In Freising, too, a mighty cathedral awaits – and is easily recognised as such. No wonder, as 1000 years ago, the town was considered the spiritual centre of Bavaria as the residence of the Prince-Bishopric.

Day 6: Freising – Abensberg / Bad Gögging, approx. 65 / 70 km

Today, you leave the Isar and cycle through the fields of hops of the Hallertau region to the north, over to Abens, a small secondary river to the Danube. You pass Mainburg monastery, which despite its name is on the Abens river and not the Main. The lovely old town of Abensberg is very inviting. Take a stroll and a wander through its pretty streets in the evening.

Day 7: Abensberg / Bad Gögging – Regensburg, approx. 65 / 60 km + boat trip

Along the Danube to Weltenburg Monastery, where Mother Nature has something special in store: the Danube Gap, where the Danube curves its way through the massive Jura rock. Fortify yourself in the monastery beer garde before taking the boat through the Danube Gap to Kelheim whereupon you pedal the last few kilometres on your bike.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey home or extend your stay.

Map & Route Information

Route features
Mainly separate cycle paths with good quality surface.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Bavarian Hops tour stays in 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available Services

- 7 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Boat trip Weltenburg – Kelheim incl. bike
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day Service Hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.


We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Bavarian Hops, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April. – April. | October – October
Arrival daily
Season 2: April – April | April. – May | June – June | September – September
Arrival daily
Season 3: May. – May | June. – June | June – July. | August – September
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £619 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £719 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £769 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £199
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £119

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3* Hotels

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £619
Single Supplement: From £199

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