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Cycle break in the vineyards

Winery tour on the Rhine

Through Vineyards to the Imperial Cathedrals

9 Days / 8 Nights
Challenging
Cycle break in the vineyards

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Itinerary at a glance

Wine as far as the eye can see! Between vineyards and wineries, you'll explore tranquil villages and the world's largest wine barrel. Imperial cathedrals to the power of three - in Mainz, Worms and Speyer you will immerse yourself in the lively history of the Palatinate region.

Your holiday starts with a tour information meeting and bike fitting in the secret German Wine capital, with contorted alleys, impressive abbey church and the famous fountain „Elwedritschenbrunnen“.

Hotel (example): Panorama Hotel

Aus dem Weinbaugebiet führt die Route auf angenehmen Wegen durch die Rheinebene bis in die Domstadt Speyer mit seiner mittelalterlichen Innenstadt. Das berühmte Ensemble von Schloss und Schlossgarten in Schwetzingen sind weitere Höhepunkte der Tour bevor der Tag in der ältesten deutschen Universitätsstadt ausklingt.

Hotel (example): Qube Heidelberg

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): Dom Hotel Worms

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”. During a short ferry ride across the Rhine you can already enjoy the view of Nierstein embedded of countless vineyards. Corresponding we have organized a wine tasting for you.

Hotel (example): Friedrichshof

Through the vineyards you will cycle to the second imperial cathedral of this tour in the capital of Rheinland-Pfalz, the city of Mainz. Here you will cross the river Rhein and visit the Gutenberg museum. In the romantic town of Rüdesheim you can take the cable car to enjoy a splendid view over the vineyards, a very recommendable experience.

Hotel (example): Altdeutsche Weinstube

After crossing the river Rhine again, you will get to Bingen, where the river Nahe joins the Rhine 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). Up and down the vineyards you will cycle to the “Volker City” Alzey, which still feels close to its fiddler from the Song of the Nibelungs. In the wine hotel a sommelier will explain you the diversity of the wine for you.

Hotel (example): Weinhotel Kaisergarten

The short stage will allow you to spend lots of time to explore and enjoy the wine culture in this area. You will reach in Bobenheim, the beginning of the German Wine Road and your day will end in the small wine growers town of Grünstadt.

Hotel (example): Pfalzhotel Asselheim

Wonderful wine grower villages are the cultural highlights of this day. In Bad Dürkheim, you will see the biggest wine barrel in the world and for sure you will have another wine tasting in this town. 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): Panorama Hotel

Day
09
Departure or extension

Route information

Challenging

The routes along the rivers Rhine and Neckar are completely flat. In the wine-producing regions you will find yourself on hilly terrain.

Prices & Dates

3***- and 4****-hotels, wine-hotels and wine grower

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Neustadt an der Weinstraße train station
  • Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Frankfurt/Main airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs EUR 5 - 10 per day
  • Free, public parking near the hotel

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 2,70/person incl. bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • 3 Wine tastings (German)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Neustadt an der Weinstraße train station
  • Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Frankfurt/Main airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs EUR 8 - 10 per day
  • Free, public parking near the hotel

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Ferry tickets in Nierstein approx. EUR 3 / person incl. bike
  • Ferry tickets in Bingen approx. EUR 3 / person incl. bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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