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Fine wines, romantic scenes and cultural highlights

Visit the Palatinate in a warm spring month and you can see the beauty of the almond blossom, smell the exotic fruit and experience this almost southern atmosphere…you won’t believe you’re in Germany. And yet, you are. Explore the historical imperial cities on your bike, admire the magnificent landscape and experience the Palatinate with all the senses. Perfectly created cycle paths provide optimal cycling pleasure. The Palatinate is especially known for one thing: the wonderful wine and especially for the Riesling. Enjoy a glass or two as you take a break at a charming vineyard and stretch your legs as the sun warms your back.

The most popular cycle tours in the Palatinate

Speyer – Heidelberg – Worms

This tour has something to suit every taste: Medieval towns, romantic landscapes, fairy-tale castles and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Neustadt, Speyer, Heidelberg, Worms, Bad Dürkheim…tour the highlights of the Palatinate on your bike.

Palatinate wine centre-based tour

A 4 **** wellness hotel in Bad Dürkheim, perfect travel documents, a comprehensive service, wonderful bike rides and more wine than you can drink promise a successful cycling holiday.

Neckar, Rhine & Vines

Dreamlike cycle paths lined with exotic fruits, happy gurgling rivers looking for their way through the lush green landscape and romantic villages along the German wine route will enchant you. Allow yourself to be taken in by the beautiful Palatinate and enjoy the southern flair and the beautiful cycle paths.

Winery tour on the Rhine

We’re talking of course about Speyer, Worms and Mainz. But these are not the only highlights on this fantastic bike ride. The venerable university city of Heidelberg, home of the Riesling Nierstein and of course Neustadt an der Weinstraße also await you.

Strasbourg – Mainz

295 wonderful bike kilometers of the famous Rhine Cycle Path from Strasbourg to Mainz promise idyllic landscapes, sunny days, well-maintained bike paths and a lot of culture in cities like Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Worms and Mainz. Experience an active cultural journey from France to Germany.

Palatinate round tour sporty

And for all those who hardly want to stand still even on vacation, we recommend the Palatinate bike tour. Cycle through the most delightful places the Palatinate has to offer. With up to 90 bike kilometers per day, you'll get to see an especially large number of sights.


Rhine & Vines with Charm

We would especially like to recommend the most charming of all cycling tours in the Palatinate, namely Rhine & Vineyard with Charm. What is so special about this tour, you want to know? It is the extra portion of elegance, comfort and charm of the hotels that make our guests repeat offenders. Discover the most beautiful sides of the Palatinate, feel active and alive while cycling and afterwards enjoy a good portion of wellness and luxury, which is finally deserved on vacation.

Questions and answers about cycling holidays in the Palatinate

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On the Palatinate Wine Tour - based in one hotelWinery Tour on the Rhine and Neckar Rhine & Vines everything is themed on wine. Romantic daily stages through the wine-growing regions and two thousand years of culture await you and your bike.

You can also enjoy a glass or two of Riesling on the other tours, but the cultural highlights are more in the foreground here. The cycle tour Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms offers pure Rhine romance and historically significant architecture. The cathedral in Speyer, the dynamics in Heidelberg and the imperial city of Worms convince above all by their unique flair. Cycle from one cultural city to the next.

The respective level of difficulty depends on the individual bike tours. Thanks to our tour characters, you can recognize at first glance the level of challenge easymediumchallenging or sporty. According to your own assessment, you can then choose the bike tour with the appropriate level of challenge. However, if you would like to cycle a more demanding tour, we also offer e-bikes for rent.

Wine, wine and more wine! Since the Palatinate is the second-largest German wine-growing region and the home of Riesling, you get a variety of delicious wines there. In general, the Palatinate is hearty, savory and spicy. That is why the "Saumagen" is the Palatinate specialty. But also fresh fruits like kiwis and figs grow in the region thanks to the mild temperatures.

Thanks to the mild and humid climate, you can easily travel to the Palatinate from spring to fall. In the spring months the beautiful almond blossoms and in autumn the grape harvest starts.

Travel stories about cycle tours in the Palatinate

Useful information about your cycling holiday in the Palatinate

The Palatine cuisine

For the traditional Palatine cuisine you have to have a ‘Saumagen’ (pig’s stomach)…Stop! No way! The traditional Palatine cuisine includes Saumagen. No joke! The ‘Saumache’ is a speciality here. This dish is also sums up the Palatine cuisine – hearty and tasty. Sweet pastries, aromatic ‘Bratwurst’, delicious ‘Dampfnudeln’ or the famous ‘Fleischknepp’ (meatballs) will make your mouth water. If you pop into a Palatine wine tavern, you’ll definitely find a ‘Schiefen Sack’ or ‘Pfälzer Teller’. These usually consist of a liver dumpling, a sausage, cabbage, bread and possibly even a slice of seared broccoli. The ‘saumagen’ is filled with pork, bratwurst, onions and potatoes and is considered THE speciality of the Palitinate. The area is also known beyond its borders for its outstanding wine.

The Palatine Riesling

The Palatinate and the Riesling – a symbiosis that works perfectly and can no longer be imagined any other way. For some time, the Palatinate has been proud to be the largest Riesling growing area in the world. Almost 6000 hectares of Riesling are cultivated in the Palatinate. The grape variety Riesling is characterised by small berries, frost hardiness and a high acid potential. In the Palatinate there is an enlightening saying. It reads: “Riesling ist Riesling ist Unsinn!” The Riesling is versatile like no other grape variety in the world. The secret lies in the acidity that can give the Riesling so many different nuances. A whole new generation of young winegrowers devote themselves to this diverse grape variety and improve more and more its already high reputation. Bravo, is all you can say!

The climate in the Palatinate

The climate is influenced mainly by the Atlantic. There is a very mild and humid climate here, which allows for the cultivation of Mediterranean plants. It’s hard to believe, but banana trees, cactus, kiwi, almond and fig trees can all be found in the Palatinate. That’s why it’s known as the German Tuscany. The numerous hours of sunshine in the Palatinate are probably responsible for the excellent wines. Although the winters in this area can be very precipitous, the Palatinate turns out to be an optimal cycling region. From spring to autumn, it usually boasts a friendly, mild climate.

Did you know…

  •  …that the name Palatinate derives from the Palatine, the Roman hill?

  • …that in the US a form of the Palatine dialect is spoken? It’s called Pennsylvania Dutch.

  • …that the Palatine Saumagen was the favourite dish of the former Federal Chancellor Kohl?

  • …that the Palatinate is the largest Riesling growing area in the world.

  • …that the millionaire entrepreneur Heinz (Ketchup) and the former US President Trump have Palatine roots and are even remotely related. Both families come from Kallstadt in the district of Bad Dürkheim.

Travel stories about cycle tours in the Palatinate

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