After travelling to your start point you will have a briefing and bike fitting. Spend the evening acquainting yourself with the wine capital of Germany. Meander through narrow quaint alleyways, highlights include the impressive abbey church and the Elwedritschenbrunnen fountain.
Let the Rhine guide you to Speyer, the eternal resting pace of Holy German Emperors and Kings. This city has a majestic cathedral and has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. You’ll also take a stop in Schwetzingen, home to a palace with gorgeous gardens. Your final stop for the day will be in Heidelberg, this is famous for being Germany’s oldest university town and its gorgeous architecture.
Time to say goodbye to the Rhine and hello to the river Neckar. Your first port of call will be Ladenburg, a city whose settlements date back 3000 years. Your cycling will stop for the day in Worms, an imperial town with attractions such as the St Peter cathedral, Luther memorial and the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe.
Peddle gently next to the Rhine on peaceful paths and passing the ancient Rhine channels. Take a short stop in Oppenheim, which has been branded a city of Gothic style and wine. Next, you’ll swap the bike for boat as you take a short ferry across the Rhine, see in the distance your stop for the night of Nierstein, a city lying within numerous vineyards. We wouldn’t be so mean as to tease you with these, we have organised a wine tasting for you.
After your stop in Nierstein you’ll be heading through the thick of the vineyards into Mainz, this is the capital off the Rhineland-Pfalz and is the second imperial city of this tour. Cross the Rhine once again and pay a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Once in your stay for the night of Rüdesheim you can take a stroll or a cable car to view the vineyards from above.
Day 6 you will cross the river Rhine again, leading you to Bingen, which is where the Nahe and Rhine meet as well as four wine-growing regions. While in the area don’t miss the Drususbrücke, built in the 10th century it’s still wonderfully intact, nearby is also the Mäuseturm tower and the Brückenkapelle (Bridge chapel). Your route to Alzey will be mainly on vineyards. In your hotel you will be taught about the diversity of wine by a Sommelier.
Today’s will be another day of less cycling, allowing you to learn more about the wine culture in this area. On this stretch of the tour, you will reach the German wine route and stop in the growing town of Grünstadt.
Time to head back to your start and end point. On this cycle you will have an opportunity to stop and try some local wine, for example in Wachenheim, Forst and Deidesheim. Whilst heading back to your end point, you will go through a region called the “Balcony of the Pfalz”. From Neustadt you can either head home or extend your stay.
Start point: Neustadt an der Weinstraße
End point: Neustadt
Total distance: approx. 315km
This cycle trip on the German Wine Route is on a hilly route, making it more challenging. There are some paths along the Rhine and Neckar which are flat.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Standard Bike Hire
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- 3 Wine tastings (German)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Bike rental plus and E-Bikes, including rental bike insurance
Things to note
- Ferry tickets in Nierstein approx. EUR 2,50 / person incl. bike
- Ferry tickets in Bingen approx. EUR 2,70/person incl. bike
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.