Cycling along the Regental cycle trail
The Regental cycle trail runs straight through the Bavarian Forest as it follows the River Regen from Regensburg to Bayerisch Eisenstein.
The 171 km Regental cycle trail sticks close to the River Regen, crosses the hilly Bavarian Forest and leads straight into the “green heart of Europe”. In terms of landscape, it offers an impressive and varied combination of valleys, wetlands, woods, undulating hills, low mountains and increasingly pristine nature. Along the way, cyclists can drink in the wonderful mountain panoramas, the wild and romantic river scenery and some of the purest air in all Germany. Various places along the route offer plenty of cultural and culinary interest.
The Regental cycle trail starts at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Regensburg. From there, the trail leads past Nittenau in the Nature Park Oberer Bayerischer Wald to Roding, Cham and Miltach, then through the Nature Park Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest) to Viechtach, Regen and Zwiesel and from here – taking in a short stretch of the Bavarian Forest National Park – to Bayerisch Eisenstein on the border with the Czech Republic.
The surface of the cycle trail is very well maintained and the route is to a large extent free of traffic. It is part of the Bavarian Cycle Network – a collection of some of the region’s most attractive long-distance cycle trails. Energetic cyclists will find this an excellent challenge, but with short to medium ascents along its hilly profile, it is also largely family-friendly. Only the 30 km stretch between Viechtach and Regen offers more demanding conditions, as this is where the path leaves the valley. The tour can be divided into three daily stages: Regensburg – Cham (75 km), Cham – Regen (67 km), Regen – Bayerisch Eisenstein (29 km). Each of these staging points offers comfortable accommodation to suit any requirement.