Cycling tour along the Romantic Road - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Rothenburg o.T.
  • Duration of trip:
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 235 km / 146 mi
  • Distance per day:
     40 - 60 km / 25 - 37 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    Quiet side roads, paved and unpaved farm and forest roads.
Eating and drinking
There is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bistros, wine cellars, snack bars and places to shop all along the cycle path. That is why we do not offer half board. An evening meal costs approx. EUR 10-20 per person. You can, of course, eat more economically or even more exquisitely.

Cycling tour along the Romantic Road

Roundtrip from Rothenburg o.T., 7 days / 6 nights

The Tour

Cycling tour along the Romantic Road - Dinkelsbühl

If you enjoy being far away from busy roads and bike lanes, this is the cycling tour for you. Here, in the Bavarian-Wuerttemberg border region it seems like time has stood still. The scenery changes between Ancient towns, monasteries and castles and beautiful nature, while your creature comforts will certainly not be neglected either. However, this cycling tour along the Romantic Road requires a solid level of baseline stamina - or, you can simply opt for an e-bike.

Cycling tour along the Romantic Road
Cycling tour along the Romantic Road  - Nördlingen

Day 1 Arrival in Rothenburg o.T.
The medieval town is famous around the world, in the evening, the night watchman will give you a tour through its alleys.

Day 2 Rothenburg - Dinkelsbühl, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
Your day begins with a transition from the Tauber to the Wörnitz valley. Dinkelsbühl boasts over 1000 years of history and a beautiful historic centre.

Day 3 Dinkelsbühl - Nördlingen, approx. 40 km / 25 mi
Today, you’ll be cycling into the Ries, a gigantic meteorite crater, with the town of Nördlingen at its centre. The town is surrounded by a fully preserved wall measuring 2.6 km [1.8 miles].

Day 4 Nördlingen - Ellwangen, approx. 45 km / 28 mi
The stage along the upper reaches of the river Jagst is particularly close to nature. Ellwangen boasts century-old history as a Price-Provostial seat, which informs the style of many of its buildings.

Day 5 Ellwangen - Kirchberg, approx. 45 km / 28 mi
The romantic Jagst valley is shaped by charming small villages, castles and bridges. We particularly recommend visiting the town of Crailsheim.

Day 6 Kirchberg - Rothenburg, approx. 60 km / 37 mi
You can go visit the splendid Renaissance castle in Langenburg, after which you’ll be cycling through abundant nature until you reach the Tauber valley.

Day 7 Departure or extend your stay
The tour ends after breakfast. If you like, extend your cycling tour along the Romantic Road.

Cycling tour along the Romantic Road  - Jagsttal
3 Reichsmark - 1000 years of Dinkelsbühl
Cycling tour along the Romantic Road  - Taubertal


Included in "Cycling tour along the Romantic Road":

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • guided tour through Rothenburg conducted by the night watchman
  • entrance fee to Rieskrater-Museum Nördlingen
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • taxes are payable on site
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike


  • Category M:
    hotels at the international 3* level as per Hotelstars Union, all rooms with shower or bath/WC.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 7 gears/rear brake or 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrivals daily from 13/04 to 11/10
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour


All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 499 EUR siuper saver price
    13/04-24/04 + 01/10-11/10
  • 599 EUR saver price
     09/04-12/04 + 25/04-15/05
     14/06-26/06 + 13/09-30/09
  • 629 EUR basic price
    16/05-28/05 + 01/06-05/06
    27/06-03/07 + 23/08-12/09
  • 649 EUR seasonal price
    29/05-31/05 + 06/06-13/06
  • 149 EUR single room surcharge
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 195 EUR e-bike
  •   75 EUR additional night Rothenburg, double room, B&B
  • 109 EUR additional night Rothenburg, single room, B&B

The booking process

The Tour



  • Arrival by car in Rothenburg ob der Tauber:
    Large car parks outside the historic centre, cost approx. 10 EUR / day. Hotel parking as well as parking supplied by partner hotels, cost approx. 5-15 EUR / day. Sorry, we can’t take reservations for this.

  • Arrival by train:
    Rothenburg o.T. train station, approx. 600 m to city center

  • Arrival by plane: Frankfurt:
    Frankfurt Airport, take the train to Rothenburg, about every half hour, approx 3 h, you have to change the train 2-3 times, cost: approx. EUR 50

  • Booked rental bikes awaits you at the hotel.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

The Tour
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