Romantic Road

Würzburg - Nördlingen
Cycling Tour - 5 days / 4 nights

On your way from Würzburg to Füssen you cycle through three of Germany’s most enchanting holiday areas – Franconia, Swabia & Upper Bavaria.

The cycle route runs mainly through gently undulating countryside,  first along the Rivers Tauber & Wörnitz before it crosses the Danube and heads south.

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is booked at local, typical tourist & tourist superior hotels and inns, which offer all necessary amenities for cyclists. Daily breakfast is always included.

LUGGAGE TRANSPORTATION: Your luggage will be transferred from destination to destination. Please make sure that you store it at the reception latest by 10:00 am. The final pick up time depends on the number of hotels our supplier has to deliver, but we guarantee that you luggage will be at your hotel latest by 5:00 pm.!

BICYCLES: For those of you who cannot use their own bicycles, we offer bike rental. The rental bikes are street worthy all terrain bikes with seven gear transmission, lights & baggage holder. Please do not forget to bring your helmet, as they are mandatory in Germany and cannot be rented for hygienic reason. Please note that if the starting & ending point is not the same, we may have to charge an extra day for the transportation of the bike back to the starting point.

TRANSPORTATION: In case starting & ending point of your cycling tour is not the same, we offer the possibility (from May until mid October) to bring you and the bikes back to the starting point with our regular coach along the Romantic Road, which offers also the capacity for bicycle transportation. For those of you who are happy with our recommendations, we suggest the following standard itinerary (5 days/4 nights)

Route Map


Route Features

Apart from a few “pushing” sections, most of the route is characterised by gentle climbs, well-made cycle tracks and quiet local roads. In the south, the route becomes somewhat hillier but still is suitable for normal bicycles and less athletic cyclist.

Tour Course


Day 1: Würzburg – BAD MERGENTHEIM (B) - Approx. 58km cycling
In the morning you pick-up your rental bikes in city centre of Würzburg! Luggage transfer from Würzburg to Bad Mergentheim (meeting location and time to be confirmed). Cycling to Bad Mergentheim! Overnight stay including breakfast: Hotel Deutschmeister or similar.

DAY 2: Bad Mergentheim – Rothenburg (B) - Approx. 50km cycling
After breakfast we ask you - also on the following days of the tour - to leave your luggage at the reception desk until 10:00 am - it will be picked up during the day and brought to the next destination. Departure via “Liebliches Taubertal” bicycle path, passing by small, historical villages and beautiful landscapes before you arrive at Rothenburg, medieval jewel of Germany, where in the evening you can join the city walk with the Night Watchman (a voucher is included in your tour documentation). Overnight stay including breakfast: Hotel Schranne or similar.

Day 3: Rothenburg – Schillingsfürst – Feuchtwangen (B)
- Approx. 32km cycling

In the morning we are leaving for Schillingsfürst, whos landmark is the Baroque castle of the Princes of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst. Next stop is at Feuchtwangen, the city where the Court of a Franconian King and a Bendictine Monastery founded in the 8th century. Overnight stay including breakfast: Hotel Lamm or similar.

Day 4: Feuchtwangen - Dinkelsbühl (B) - Approx. 28km cycling
After breakfast your start for your next cycling day. From Feuchtwangen to Dinkelsbühl the cycling path leads through forests passing many small ponds. After arriving to Dinkelsbühl, check in at your hotel. In the evening you are invited to join a city walk with the Nightwatchman (free of charge, meeting point at the cathedral / church St. Georg). Overnight stay including breakfast: Hotel Goldene Kanne or similar.

Day 5: Dinkelsbühl – Nördlingen (B) - Approx. 38km cycling

This will be the last cycling day. On your way from Dinkelsbühl to Nördlingen you will follow the Wörnitz river for a short while before continuing to the Nördlinger Ries. Nördlingen is the only town in Germany, where you can walk the walls and battlements all the way round. The historical town is dominated by the 100 yard high bell tower of St. George church. In the early afternoon (meeting location and time to be confirmed), you return your rental bikes to our bus driver in Nördlingen who will take the bikes back to Würzburg. End of services in Nördlingen!



Würzburg - Nördlingen Cycling Tour
Prices from
Basic price per person in double room  
Single room surcharge  
High season surcharge (26 Jul - 30 Aug)  
Bike hire  

Price Includes:

  • Four nights accommodation in rooms with private bath or shower and toilet
  • Breakfast daily
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • City walk in Rothenburg
  • Nightwatchman walk in Dinkelsbühl
  • Information material including detailed cyclist guide book
  • In general, accommodation is confirmed in specially selected tourist superior hotels including breakfast, tax and service charges.