Mainz - Straßburg, MS Olympia
By bike & boat along the Rhine from Mainz to Strasbourg
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided Tour
- Minimum number of participants: 75 persons
Arrival in Mainz
Individual arrival to Mainz. You can embark the boat between 3 and 5pm. There may be time to explore Rhineland-Palatinate's capital with its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Martin!
Today's cycle ride is short, which leaves you plenty of free time to enjoy yourself. Cycle on the Rhine Cycle Route with its well-paved cycle ways directly alongside the Rhine to Nierstein. With almost 1,000 hectares of viticulture area, Nierstein is home to the largest wine-growing community along the Rhine. Visit the historic old town with its medieval market square and the noble houses. In the afternoon, sail from Nierstein to Worms. Guests, who would like to cycle a longer stretch, can start the cycle ride in Mainz. (Cycle tour Mainz-Worms approx. 60 km).
You start today's cycle ride In the imperial city of Worms to Mannheim. The Roman city of Ladenburg with its historic old town is well worth a visit.
Today the tour leads through the core of the Electoral Palatinate and thus partly along the Castle Road. Schwetzingen Castle and its castle garden are only two reasons to visit the charming town of Schwetzingen. From here, the route continues via Plankstadt and Eppelheim to Heidelberg. Already visible from afar, the castle ruin of Heidelberg Castle towers over the Old Town. Admire the famous Heidelberg red sandstone bridge or stroll through meandering lanes and see the picturesque squares in the Old Town. Back to Mannheim along the river Neckar.
Today's route goes past many oxbow lakes from the Old Rhine on the way to today’s destination – the cathedral city of Speyer. Enjoy the short bike ride past marvellous lakes, through unspoilt nature, areas that are designated Natural Nature Reserves and natural flood plains. The Speyer Cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981.
By bike you continue your way through the Palatinate region past oxbow lakes and untouched nature today. Look forward to visiting the old fortified town of Germersheim with its numerous picturesque lanes, corners and squares. From here, the way leads to Karlsruhe, a city with a unique atmosphere. It has got a baroque palace in the city centre but it also has a botanic garden and an abundance of parks, lakes and woods.
In the morning, the ship sets sail for Gambsheim. On your last cycle ride on this trip, you cycle at a relaxed pace right alongside the river until you reach Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace with its countless canals.Take a stroll to the Strasbourg Minster, the landmark of the city, through the picturesque tanners’ quarter with its small historic half-timbered houses and enjoy a piece of French lust for life at the end of this week's holidays.
After breakfast it is time to disembark. Please do so before 9am. Individual journey home.
This tour runs along good quality cycle routes, which are usually paved or asphalted. The paths run alongside the Rhine dikes and there are no noteworthy hills. This means that the cycle tour is even suitable for novices.
| Season 1 |
05.06.2021 | 25.09.2021 |
|Bike & Boat Along the river Rhine - Mainz - Strasbourg, main deck, MS Olympia, 8 days, DE-RHSMS-08I-H|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use||300.00|
|Bike & Boat Along the river Rhine - Mainz - Strasbourg, MS Olympia,, upper deck, 8 days, DE-RHSMS-08I-O|
|Base price|| |
|Discount 2-bed-cabin astern||-50.00|
|Surcharge 1-bed cabin||150.00|
- 7 nights in outside cabin with shower/WC in the booked category
- Programme according to itinerary
- Welcome drink
- Full board (7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, 6x coffee and tea in the afternoon, 7x three-course dinner)
- GPS tracks
- Daily cabin cleaning
- Change of bedding and towels when required
- Passenger and port fees
- Daily briefing on board for the respective cycle tour
- Tour guide on board
- Maps and information material 1x per cabin
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Mainz station, approx. 3 km from the pier
- Car park at Mainz station (unguarded, cannot be booked in advance). Parking costs approx. EUR 10 per day.
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Comfortable and cosy river ship with family environment. The ship was refurbished in 2015/2016.