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River Main Bike and Boat

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  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Various Dates
  • Location: Bamberg
Tour Details

As you cycle along the River Main on this Bike and Boat cycle tour you shall pass through varied landscapes from vineyards to forested scenes. A long history in this region of Bavaria has left many castles, monasteries, chapels and churches. The River Main is maybe less known than its more famous Rhine, but you will not be disappointed by the historic sites to see. Including UNESCO sites. This region is also well known for its cuisine. Your floating hotel will be the MS Esmeralda a lovely ship with good facilities.

28th May, 3rd June,15th June, 21st June, 13th August, 19th August, 25th August, 31st August, 6th September.

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Price Includes

  • 6 Nights Breakfast, Picnic and Dinner
  • Information Pack
  • Route Maps
  • 3 Course on board lunch or Picnic
  • 4 Course Dinner
  • Afternoon Tea and Coffee
  • Port Dues
  • 2 Drinks per day with dinner (small beer/wine or soft drink)
  • Hybrid Bike
  • On board tour guide
  • Music on board
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Costs before and after tour
  • Flights
  • E-Bike Rental Supplement
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Info


The ship has been built in Tangermünde and was refurbished in 2011. It is 90 m long 11,2 m wide and has a draught of 1,3 m with 1.250 tonnes of water displacement.  There are 25 crew on board. The ship has 58 outside cabins on three Decks with a size of 9.5 m² equipped with a shower/WC, Panoramic-Window (openable), an individual Air Condition. Each cabin has 2 separate beds (Twins), Sat-TV, Telephone and Safe. On the Sun Deck, you find a big recreational area with sunbeds.  In the tasteful welcome area, you find the reception, the restaurant with a wonderful lounge.  There is a Panoramic bar with live music in the evening.

MS Esmerelda Germany Bike and Boat

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival to Bamberg

During the day arrive at the historic town of Bamberg. Between 4 and 6 pm, you can embark on MS Esmerelda and start to relax and enjoy the facilities. Tonight you shall have your first dinner on board while the crew cast off at 7 pm.

Day 2Volkach - Würzburg (61 km)

Today you have a lovely cycle ride between Volkach and Würzburg passing many vineyards along the route. Soon you will reach the historic town of Kitzingen with its impressive castle. The region around Kitzingen is Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region. There is a historic bridge here that spans the wide River Main. Your destination is Würzburg, also with a historic bridge where you can see the fortress, old houses and Town Hall.

The ship arrives Volkach at 6 am, departs 9 am, arrives Würzburg at 6 pm

Day 3Würzburg – Lohr am Main (57 km)

Today as you cycle away from Würzburg, you shall see that there are fewer vineyards and the landscape is becoming more wooded.  Soon you shall cycle into Karlstadt with hits picturesque old quarters and castle. After spending some time in Karlstadt now continue to Lohr am Main.

Ship departs Würzburg 10am and arrives Lohr am Main at 4.30pm, departs 7pm.

Day 4Miltenberg – Marktheidenfeld (57 km)

Today’s bike ride takes you from Miltenberg to Marktheidenfeld passing Wertheim on the route. We recommend spending some time in Wertheim exploring the Old Town. Marktheidenfeld with its historic Old Town and with many picturesque streets is your destination today. Its Church of St. Laurentius and the baroque Franck House are suggested to view.

Ship arrives Miltenberg at 8am and departs 10am, arrives Marktheidenfeld 5pm.

Day 5Marktheidenfeld – Karlstadt (48 km)

You are biking on flat paths and small roads you reach the magical town of Lohr with its impressive castle, the Bayersturm. This is wildly known as a key landmark of Lohr. The medieval suburb of the Fischermen’s quarter and Town Wall are a must to visit. If you have time the church of St. Michael is nice to see. Further

Ship departs Marktheidenfeld 10am and arrives Karlstadt at 5pm. Departs 6 pm.

Day 6 Hassfurt – Bamberg (35 km)

Today the bike tour takes us via Zeil at the Main, passing the pilgrimage church of Maria Limbach as you continue to Bamberg. Bamberg is a UNESCO site known as the Franconian Rome.

The ship arrives at Hassfurt at 11 am and departs midday. Arrives Bamberg around 4.30 pm.

Day 7Disembarkation around 10.30 am.

After breakfast, it is time to disembark and start your journey home with lots of wonderful memories.

How to get there

By plane to Frankfurt and then by train to Bamberg.

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