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Romantische Strasse (The Romantic Road)

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1. Posted by uggamber (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello. Planning on being in Europe March '09 through April '09.

Interested in biking the Romantische Strausse. We are two students, using the Eurail pass and hosteling. Just a backpack on our backs.

1. Where can we rent a bike for the whole Romantic Road?
2. How much would this cost?
3. Is the weather good enough in March or April for this?

WikiTravel says...

Those with more time on their hands can travel at a more leisurely pace by bicycle along the 420-km stretch of road in about ten days. Guided tours are also available to take some of the stress out of the journey—they will take care of your luggage and accommodation, and your can travel in their bus when it rains.

Oh, really? Well, is there any way I can find out how much one of these guided tours would be or what companies to talk to about them? hehe.

Thank you, anyone who has insight.

- A. Nicolette

[ Edit: Edited on May 12, 2008, at 3:10 PM by uggamber ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Organised cycle tours along the Romantic Road, including luggage transport, hotel reservations and bicycle hire, are offered by:

Deutsche Touring GmbH
Am Römerhof 17
60486 Frankfurt/Main
Tel. +49 (0) 69 7903-261, Fax +49 (0) 69 7903-209
E-Mail: incoming(at)


The weather in March and April in Germany is unpredictable. Last year we had 28 C in early March, this year we had snow in late April. Be prepared for everything.

Personally I think you would be able to do it cheaper on your own. IIRC the Eurail pass also covers travel on the Romantic Road coaches (operated by Deutsche Touring), so if you booked a tour with Deutsche Touring you might be paying twice for the coach.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ah, I remember it well, even 21 years later.

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Germany and Austria and France--beginning with Germany's Heidelberg and the Romantic Road--and ending with Germany's wine road.

It was fantastic then, and I'll bet it is still fantastic now--and I'm still married to the same wonderful woman, so I guess visiting these places are a good start in making your marriage a long and happy one.