Welcome to our new website
This website displays best and works faster with the Microsoft Explorer web browser.
Click on any picture in this website to enlarge it.
Then click on the back arrow to return.
SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR GERMANY
Cycling The Rhine Bicycle Path
The Riviera of Germany
The Rhine Bike Path - Heidelberg - Koblenz
The Mountain Road - The Rhine region - and the romantic Mid-Rhine
The "Riviera" of Germany
Cycle along the romantic Rhine, scene of some of the best vineyards in the world. Stop and talk to the vintners, sample the wines and enjoy the ambience of the old villages with timbered houses and market squares. Impressive fortresses and castles beckon and the call of the many local pubs is always in the air offering a different brew almost every few miles along the way. Experience the ambience of the best known wine town in the world and explore the monastery that was the scene for the film 'The Name of the Rose".
The route follows the bike path along the river over rolling countryside with a few short climbs along the way. Total distance: approx. 213 km/125mi
Day 1 - Heidelberg
Individual arrival in Heidelberg. Visit the world-famous castle high above the Neckar, go by the mountain railway up to the Konigstuhl Mountain or walk through the narrow alleys in the old part of the town. Finish your day in one of the traditional student pubs of the old university town.
Day 2 - Heidelberg - Zwingenberg/Bensheim, approx. 43/50 km/27-31 mi.
You leave Heidelberg and follow the famous "Mountain Road", the smallest viticulture area of the republic. Enjoy the mild climate of the so-called Riviera of Germany, where almonds, figs, peaches and Kiwis are cultivated. One of the highlights of today is the market square of Heppenheim, with its timber-framed houses. Via Bensheim you reach the 700-years old town Zwingenberg. During an excursion through the small alleys below the mountain church you will find numerous pubs, where you can try the good wine. Overnight stay in Zwingenberg or Bensheim.
Day 3 - Zwingenberg/Bensheim - Bodenheim/Mainz, approx. 45/62 km/28-38 mi
You leave the "Mountain Road", ride through the flat land along the Rhine and ferry across the Rhine at Gernsheim. Through meadows and vegetable fields you reach the first foothills of the Palatine vineyards. You follow them through the numerous wine villages. Visit in Oppenheim the German Wine Making Museum. In Nierstein you have the opportunity to go on a boat tour on the Rhine. Overnight in an old estate some kilometers before Mainz in Bodenheim in an old winery or directly in Mainz.
Day 4 - Bodenheim/Mainz - Rudesheim-Assmannshausen/Bingen, approx. 38 km/24 mi
Before you cycle along the Rhine you should visit in
Mainz the impressive Chagall
windows in the St. Stephans church or the Gutenberg
museum. You can either
follow the calm cycle track on the left bank of the
Rhine through fields and
meadows or you can visit the lovely village Eltville at the right Rhine bank.
From here a
side trip leads you
to a higher, calm valley of the Rhine area to
Convent, founded in 1136 and was the film location of
the movie "The Name of the Rose".
Then you will reach the most well known wine
town of the
Rudesheim. The "Drosselgasse"
with its numerous wine bars is exemplary of the fun
loving spirit of the region. A gondola takes you up to
the Niederwald Monument,
where you have a
gorgeous view over the Rhine Valley. Your overnight
stay is booked in Rudesheim-Assmannshausen or in
Bingen on the opposite Rhine bank.
approx. 46 km/29 mi
Koblenz, approx 21 km/13 mi
Overnight ltinerary : Heidelberg - Zwingenberg/Bensheim - Bodenheim/Mainz - Riidesheim-Assmannshausen/Bingen - Boppard - Koblenz
SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE INN
TOUR #32133 - 7 DAYS $790
Middle class hotels and inns with with bath/shower and toilet in the room
Breakfast is included every day
Return to Top
Single supplement - $220
- Every Saturday from April
13 to September 21
Bicycles: 21 speed bike with free wheel - equipment: 1 pannier bag
Category B middle class
hotels and inns with bath shower and
toilet in the room
Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
(Unlimited number of luggage items)
Detailed travel documents and maps
EXCLUSIONS - The insurances, the transfers from and to the airport, the drinks, the lunches, the dinners, items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry or anything not specifically mentioned as included, admission fees; ferries; insurance; tips and personal expenditures.
DOSSIER - On the first day of the tour you will be given maps, road book, fact sheets and tourist information.
IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN - We do not intervene for flat tires. However, should any breakdown occur that prevents the completion of the days journey we will make repairs on the road. A phone number will be provided. All other types of necessary repairs that do not make cycling impossible will be repaired at the hotel each night
WORLD-CLASS BICYCLE TOURS