Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine - Map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Bad Wimpfen / Coblenz
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    200 - 210 km/124-130 mi
  • Distance per day:
    17-45 km / 11-28 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths and quiet roads
  • Return transfer:
    by train, organised by you independently

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine

Bad Wimpfen - Coblenz on the MS Patria from EUR 949

The Tour

Boat and Bike - Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine on the MS Patria

This bike tour will lead you along the rivers Neckar and Rhine through the Odenwald and Rheingau regions, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site Middle Rhine Valley. Castles and palaces, villages and towns full of timber-framed houses, vineyards and and wine taverns - this tour is utterly rich in romantic surroundings. The glamorous cities of Heidelberg, Mainz and Coblenz with the "German Corner" are well worth a visit. This tour along Neckar and Rhine is perfectly suitable for both beginners and seasoned cyclists and will commence in Bad Wimpfen.
Here you can find further information on your boat, the MS Patria.

Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine
Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine - MS Patria

Day 1 Arrival in Bad Wimpfen
Not as famous as others, but nonetheless beautiful and well-preserved: This town, complete with its Kaiserpfalz, town walls, timber-framed houses and fountain is where your bicycle holiday starts. Embarkation commences at 2 pm.

Day 2 Bad Wimpfen - Eberbach, approx. 45 km/28 mi
The Odenwald towers ever higher on both sides of the Neckar, while excellent paths will take you past villages and castles on widely flat terrain.

Day 3 Eberbach - Heidelberg, approx. 34 km/21 mi
In one of the Neckar’s multiple bights you will find Hirschhorn, perhaps the prettiest town on this whole tour. At the end of the valley Heidelberg, complete with its famous castle ruin, awaits.

Day 4 Heidelberg - Mannheim, approx. 25 km/16 mi
Today’s stage leads through Ladenburg, an ancient town en route to Mannheim, where the MS Patria will take you to Nierstein. Here, you can undertake a tour of surrounding vineyards and have dinner at a local wintner’s inn.

Day 5 Nierstein - Mainz, 17-26 km/11-16 mi
Today, you will follow the upper Rhine towards Mainz, where you will have ample time to explore its several sights.

Day 6 Mainz - Rüdesheim, 32-35 km/20-22 mi
The Rheingau region represents wine indulgence - you will be cycling past famous places and vineyards and, in the town of Rüdesheim, you will find the embodiment of friendliness that is so typical of the Rhineland.

Day 7 Rüdesheim - Boppard, approx. 46 km/28 mi
Initially by bike and later by ship, today’s stage will take you through the UNESCO world heritage site that is the Middle Rhine Valley, with its rich variety of castles and the Loreley.

Day 8 - Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast your bike tour along Neckar and Rhine with the MS Patria concludes. Disembarkation until 9:00 am.

Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine - Eberbach
Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine
Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine - Worms


Here are the details on MS Patria.

Included in "Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS-tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional tickets for guided tours, bookable on board


  • outside cabins, approx. 7 sqm (75 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds, positioned with a slight offset
  • cabins on the main deck have air conditioning
  • cabins on the upper deck offer openable windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
  • Minimum number of participants: 45. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  •   949 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  • 1049 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  • 1299 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy
  •     75 EUR rental bike
  •   165 EUR e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival "Bike tour along Neckar and Rhine":

  • Arrival by car:
    public parking spaces in the vicinity of the quay, price: approx. EUR 20 / week

  • Arrival by train:
    Bad Wimpfen train station, a short walk from the quay

  • Arrival by plane:
    Stuttgart Airport, further travel to Bad Wimpfen by train, duration approx. 2 ¼ hours, change trains twice, standard fare approx. EUR 20.

Return transfer:

  • under your own steam by train, duration approx. 3-3,5 h, 1-2 x train changes, normal fare approx. EUR 65.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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