A family-friendly, circular tour taking in the scenic highlights of the Bavarian Jura and the Franconian Alb: the Five Rivers Route links sections of several long-distance cycle tours.
The route’s five rivers are the Danube, Altmühl, Naab, Vils and Pegnitz, and you also cycle along the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal. Historical buildings are abundant at a number of places along the way, including Nuremberg, Amberg, Kelheim and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Regensburg. They provide the perfect setting for enjoying delicious Bavarian cuisine. A changing backdrop of spectacular natural sights, such as the Danube Gorge near Weltenburg and the rock formations of the Upper Palatinate, is complemented by a host of architectural monuments – it’s everything you could ever want from a cycling tour.
Terrain: the cycle route is flat and largely traffic-free. Some paths are asphalt, some are paved or surfaced with crushed brick/stone.
Scenery: varied landscapes of the Bavarian Jura and the Franconian Alb with several nature parks, rivers and streams, pastures and rock formations.