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Three Imperial Cathedrals on Rhine

Ride in the king’s footsteps

Do you know there are three imperial cathedrals on the Rhine? If not, no problem! With the Eurobike cycle tour you can explore the romantic Rhine and learn more about the charm of the region. The impressive imperial cathedrals in Speyer, Worms and Mainz line the cycle paths along the largest German river.

Enjoy the southern flair and warm wind on two wheels. Blossoming almond trees and exotic fruit enchant with their wonderful scent. Between historical cities, extensive vineyards and southern atmosphere you will experience the region with all your senses.

But that’s not all: The university city of Heidelberg, Nierstein and Neustadt form further fantastic highlights! Wine lovers take note! Oppenheim is considered a Gothic city of wine. So if you are looking for a slam dunk, you will definitely find it in this region.

Details about the cycle tour ‘Three imperial cathedrals on the Rhine’

The journey begins with a leisurely evening in the oldest German university city, Heidelberg. The next day, you will travel on two wheels to Worms, where you will be able to admire the 12th-century cathedral and the Martin Luther Monument.

While you enjoy cycling along the idyllic paths along the Rhine, the city of wine will already be on your mind. In the region around Nierstein you can enjoy a glass of the best Riesling and let enjoyment of the landscape run wild.

There are four stages in front of you on days four to seven. From Rüdesheim via Alzey and Grünstadt to Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Beautiful wine-producing villages and cultural highlights make the region a great place to live. You’ll find the third cathedral in Speyer on the route.

Highlights of the cycle tour in the Palatinate at a glance

  • Mainz Cathedral: On the way to Rüdesheim you pass the Rhineland Palatinate state capital of Mainz, where the second cathedral stands. After visiting the Gutenberg Museum, you continue towards Rüdesheim.
  • Neustadt Wine Route: Fantastic winegrowing villages, vineyards as far as the eye can see and lovely cultural towns sit on the wine route. Discover the largest wine barrel in the world in Bad Dürkheim and treat yourself to a glass or two.
  • Indulgence: If you plan on taking a trip in September, you must visit the world’s largest wine festival, the Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt.

Useful information about the tour

This nine-day tour is one for ambitious cyclists. The routes are flat along the Rhine and the Neckar. In the winegrowing areas you’ll need endurance and stamina. The slightly hilly terrain will put the muscles to work. Every day, you will cycle between 40 and 55 kilometres by bike.

Culture and pleasure lovers take note! If you are in the mood for a holiday with cultural highlights, culinary delights and dreamlike nature, then the cycle tour ‘Thee Imperial Cathedrals on the Rhine’ is the perfect choice.

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  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Tour information and bike fitting. You will spend a wonderful evening in the unique atmosphere of Germany’s oldest university town.  

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Qube
Cat. B: Ibis

You will cycle along the river Neckar to the old Roman town of Ladenburg with its beautiful medieval inner city. Then you will continue your tour through the Rhine valley to the imperial city of Worms with its cathedral built in the 12th century, the Martin Luther monument, and the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Dom-Hotel
Cat. B: Asgard

Enjoy a ride along the river Rhine, partly on the idyllic paths at the ancient Rhine channels, to Oppenheim, “the city of Gothic style and wine”. Here you can discover the city beneath the city, the labyrinth of Oppenheim, and follow the footsteps of Martin Luther.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Best Western Wein- und Parkhotel
Cat. B: Schwibinger

 

The second imperial cathedral of this tour is in the capital of Rheinland-Pfalz, the city of Mainz. Here you will cross the river Main and visit the Gutenberg museum. In the romantic town of Rüdesheim you can take the cable car to enjoy a splendid view of the Middle Rhine Valley (not included in the tour package price).

Hotel (example):

Cat. A and B: Central

After crossing the river Rhein, you will get to Bingen, where the river Nahe joins the Rhein and where four wine growing regions meet. We recommend visiting the bridge Drususbrücke, which was built in the 10th century, next to the Mäuseturm tower as well as the bridge chapel (Brückenkapelle). The “Volker City” Alzey still feels close to its fiddler from the Song of the Nibelungs.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A and B: Am Schloss

On this short stage, you will have a lot of time to enjoy some wine on your way. In Bobenheim, you will get to the beginning of the German wine road and finish your tour in the tranquil city of Grünstadt.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Pfalzhotel
Cat. B: Weingut & Gästehaus Friedrichshof

The cultural highlights of the day are the beautiful wine villages you will find along your way. In Bad Dürkheim, you will see the biggest wine barrel in the world and if you travel in September you might also be able to visit the world’s largest wine festival. In Deidesheim, we recommend visiting the wine museum in the medieval town hall. Then, you will cycle via the region called “Balcony of the Pfalz” to the secret wine capital of Germany.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Achat Premium
Cat. B: Panorama

On the eighth day, you will visit the third imperial cathedral in Speyer. Enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful medieval inner city of Speyer and visit the marvelous castle and park in Schwetzingen.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Qube
Cat. B: Ibis

Tour character

The routes along the rivers Rhine and Neckar are completely flat, without any climbs. In the wine-producing regions you will find yourself on slightly hilly terrain with some steep climbs. Parts of the way will be cycled on nature trails.
 

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
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Place of arrival: Heidelberg
  Season 1
11.04.2020 - 08.05.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 14.08.2020

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
09.05.2020 - 26.06.2020
15.08.2020 - 25.09.2020

Arrival Saturday
Three Imperial Cathedrals on Rhine, 9 days, cat. A, DE-PFRHH-09A
Base price
959.00
999.00
1,059.00
Surcharge single room 379.00 379.00 379.00
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 259.00 259.00 259.00
Three Imperial Cathedrals on Rhine, 9 days, cat. B, DE-PFRHH-09B
Base price
729.00
769.00
829.00
Surcharge single room 259.00 259.00 259.00
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 199.00 199.00 199.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: hotels and inns in 3*** level

Season 1
11.04.2020 - 08.05.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
27.06.2020 - 14.08.2020
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
09.05.2020 - 26.06.2020
15.08.2020 - 25.09.2020
Arrival Saturday
Three Imperial Cathedrals on Rhine, 9 days, cat. A, DE-PFRHH-09A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Three Imperial Cathedrals on Rhine, 9 days, cat. B, DE-PFRHH-09B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
959.00
379.00
259.00
729.00
259.00
199.00
999.00
379.00
259.00
769.00
259.00
199.00
1,059.00
379.00
259.00
829.00
259.00
199.00

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: hotels and inns in 3*** level

Season 1
Apr 11, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
Season 3
May 9, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Heidelberg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Heidelberg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
99.00
168.00
65.00
110.00
99.00
168.00
65.00
110.00
99.00
168.00
65.00
110.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Heidelberg
  Season 1
Apr 11, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Jun 27, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 9, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

Arrival Saturday
Heidelberg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 99.00 99.00 99.00
Extra night sgl/bb 168.00 168.00 168.00
Heidelberg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Filter
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00

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Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Heidelberg train station
  • Karlsruhe/Baden Baden or Frankfurt/Main airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx. EUR 12 - 20 per day, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible; public car park costs about € 12 per day; public free car parking spaces.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Ferry tickets in Nierstein approx. EUR 2,50 / person incl. bike
  • Ferry tickets in Bingen approx. EUR 2,50/person incl. bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Ratings

4.2 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
4 stars
Gaston Braun LU | 29.06.2020
Abwechslungsreiche Radtour durch die Rheinebene und die Weinberge der deutschen Weinstrasse
Mit Start und Ziel in Heidelberg kann man diese herrliche Stadt an 2 Abenden geniessen: ein touristisches Highlight. Worms kann da natürlich nicht mithalten, der Dom und das Lutrherdenkmal sind natürlich sehenswert, aber sonst wenig Attraktives. Unbedingt muss man den kurzen Abstecher nach Mainz machen, nicht nur wegen des Doms. Danach Nierstein am Rhein und Rüdesheim, aussergewöhnlich ruhig in dieser Zeit: die Drosselgasse fast menschenleer, trotzdem haben wir uns das eine oder andere Glas Wein gut schmecken lassen. An der deutschen Weinstrasse sind wir durch viele gemütliche Weinorte geradelt, auch dort ging es sehr gemächlich zu. wegen Corona. Ein letztes Highlight der Reise ist Speyer mit seinem romanischem Dom. Die Tour ist unbedingt empfehlenswert, mit e-Bike ist das Radeln ein Genuss.
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Ihre Bewertung macht richtig Lust, seine Sachen zu packen und nach Heidelberg zu fahren! Haben Sie vielen Dank dafür!
5 stars
Gerhard N. AT | 21.08.2019
Tolle Radtour mit gut abgestimmten Tagesetappen; zuerst entlang des Rhein mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten und zurück durch das Weinanbaugebiet der Pfalz
Natur und Kultur bieten viele Highlights auf der ebenen Strecke entlang des Rhein. Auf dem leicht hügeligen Rückweg entlang der deutschen Weinstraße dominieren wunderschöne Altstädte in den Weinbauorten, wie Alzey, Bad Dürkheim, Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim und Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Weinreben soweit das Auge reicht! Die Radstrecke führt teilweise über ländliche Zufahrtswege der Winzer durch das Weinanbaugebiet und ist daher nicht durchgehend asphaltiert. Gepflasterte und geschotterte Wege sowie holperige Betonplatten kommen manchmal vor. Tipp: Eurobike-Räder mieten! Bei einer Zusatznacht in Heidelberg sollte auch das nahegelegene Weinheim mit der Straßenbahn Linie 5 besucht werden: Schöne Altstadt mit Schloß und Burgen.
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Wir danken Ihnen sehr herzlich für diese hilfreiche Bewertung und hoffen, dass Sie auch nächstes Jahr wieder eine unserer Radtouren entdecken möchten.
4 stars
Sabine Lubeck DE | 26.06.2019
Schöne Radreise
Insgesamt hat uns die Radtour gut gefallen. Gute Beschreibung der Strecke. Die täglichen Entfernungen waren gut zu schaffen, man hatte genug Zeit sich etwas anzuschauen. Die Übernachtung beim Weingut Friedrichshof in Nierstein hat uns gut gefallen.
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Schön, dass diese Radreise so gut bei Ihnen ankam! Vielen Dank für Ihre netten Zeilen!
4 stars
Thomas Wendt DE | 24.09.2018
Beurteilung der Reise
4 stars
Rudolf H. DE | 14.02.2018
Erste Rad-Reise
Von unserer ersten Rad-Reise (E-Bike) sind wir sehr begeistert. Es war ein toller Mix aus Natur und Kultur. Wir hatten schöne Hotels, sehr gute Weine und einen tollen Service durch den Veranstalter. Wir hören uns sicher wieder!

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