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Riesling route

Rheingau, Nahe, Rheinhessen and Palatinate with top hotels

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RIE 01
8 days / 7 nights
From 1.090€
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Discover the wine regions of Rheingau, Nahe, Rheinhessen and the Palatinate. You drive through idyllic landscapes from one wine region to the next. A pleasure trip that is characterized by historical and cultural highlights. Discover the colourful, German diversity and prepare yourself for spectacular scenery!

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience
Altstadt Foto von Mainz am Rhein

Individual travel to Frankfurt.

Overnight place: Frankfurt

Cycle relaxed Mainbanks and along vineyards. The route starts at the southern one Mainbank and leads to the medieval old town in Höchst, which is well worth seeing. A short detour to the state capital Mainz takes you through 2000 years of history. Old Roman ruins and one of the most important cathedrals on the Rhine still stand here. On the banks of the Rhine you will discover the magnificent Biebrich Castle, a masterpiece that dates back to the Baroque era and impresses with its huge castle park. Let yourself be tempted by a taste of Rhine Riesling at idyllic wine villages along the picturesque waterfront in Eltville!

Overnight place: Eltville

Today the cycle path leads along the banks of the Rhine. A little detour takes you to the popular world cultural heritage site of Rüdesheim. You can take the gondola to the Niederwald Monument and enjoy a unique view over the vineyards of the Rhine landscape. The Rhine cycle path in Bingen has incredible photo opportunities for you! In Bad Kreuznach, the place of health, you can enjoy the largest open-air inhalatorium in Europe while strolling along the huge graduation towers. The popular photo motif of the medieval bridge, which is still built with houses today, awaits you in the river valley.

Overnight place: Bad Kreuznach

Before you lies a particularly attractive cycle route through Rheinhessen with many little-known wine towns and a landscape that has hardly been touched by tourism. For the first few kilometers of the day you follow the Appel river on the Appelbach cycle path. From Wöllstein you cycle along the Hiwwel cycle path over 1000 hills. Maybe there aren't really 1000 hills, but it feels like there could be that many. The people of Rheinhesse affectionately call them “Hiwwel”. In Alzey you can enjoy the atmosphere at the Rossmarkt, the “hub” of Alzey, with a glass of wine in the afternoon. The lavishly proportioned steed of the minstrel and knight Volker von Alzey standing at the fountain trough invites not only children to climb into the saddle and have their photo taken. 

Overnight place: Alzey

5TH DAY: RHEINHESSEN & PALatinate | 48 kilometers by bike - medium stage
From Rheinhessen, the largest wine-growing region in Germany, you cycle on to the Palatinate, the second largest wine region. Here you follow the wonderful Palatinate Wine Route cycle route. Its numerous famous wine locations cannot make a wine connoisseur's heart beat faster. Deidesheim, the largest wine-growing town in the Palatinate, awaits you with delightful historical buildings. The prince-bishop's castle with its particularly beautiful castle park and its old aristocratic courts is one of them with a double staircase. 

Overnight place: Deidesheim

The leisurely cycle route takes you further along the wine route to the romantic wine town of Rhodt unter Rietburg. Small houses with picturesque vine-covered courtyards belonging to wine growers characterize the face of the place. You can follow in the footsteps of King Ludwig I in the enchanting Villa Ludwigshöhe Castle. From here you have a unique view over the vineyards into the Rhine Valley.

Overnight place: Rhodt

In the morning you roll into the city of Speyer, which is famous for its important cathedral built in Romanesque style. It is the largest preserved Romanesque cathedral in the world and is a World Heritage Site! In the center of Schwetzingen you can see the glamorous castle park. It was created in the 18th century by an Elector Palatine. The fusion of geometric and landscape styles make it a masterpiece of European horticulture. You end the day in Heidelberg, a magical city Neckar, which is worth a trip of its own! Its world-famous city panorama at the foot of Heidelberg Castle justifies a detailed tour of its old town and the streets around the Gothic Holy Spirit Church.

Overnight place: Heidelberg

Today the journey ends in Heidelberg. We recommend an additional overnight stay in Heidelberg. Heidelberg is well connected to the railway network. Optionally, you can book a return transfer to Frankfurt including bike and luggage with terranova. The transfer departs from Heidelberg at 10:00 a.m.

Overnight place: Heidelberg

  • 7 nights in a double room with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service number | CO2 compensation
  • Personal tour information on site
  • Map material with marked route

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024 1.090,00 € 1.245,00 €
01.05.2024 - 06.10.2024 1.185,00 € 1.340,00 €
07.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 1.090,00 € 1.245,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat I Cat II
01.04.2024 - 30.04.2024 1.250,00 € 1.395,00 €
01.05.2024 - 06.10.2024 1.345,00 € 1.490,00 €
07.10.2024 - 31.10.2024 1.250,00 € 1.395,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 95,00 €
  • Electric bike rental bike with luggage bag: 195,00 €

Additional Services

  • Return transfer from Heidelberg to Frankfurt including rental bike and luggage: : 75,00 €

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RIE 01

Riesling route

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 348 - 415 km

Daily travel starts from April 01st to October 31st, 2024

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat I Cat II
Double room including breakfast From €1090 From €1245
Single room including breakfast From €1250 From €1395

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Hotel selection Category II:
Frankfurt: Hotel Maingau***
Eltville: Crown Castle****
Bad Kreuznach: Hotel Fürstenhof****
Alzey: Hotel at the Castle***
Deidesheim: Deidesheimer Hof*****
Rhodt and Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Heidelberg: Hotel Ritter St. Georg****

The accommodation mentioned will be booked subject to availability.
We recommend an early reservation.

Hotel selection Category I:
Different hotels in 3 star category.

NOT INCLUDED: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance fees and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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