Bike tour along Rhine and Neckar - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Coblenz / Bad Wimpfen
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    200-210 km/124-130 mi
  • Distance per day:
    17-46 km / 11-27 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 Rhine and Neckar

Coblenz - Bad Wimpfen with the MS Patria from EUR 799

The Tour

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

This bike tour along Rhine and Neckar will lead you through one of the most beautiful river sceneries in Germany. Highlights include the UNESCO world heritage site Middle Rhine Valley (Mittelrheintal), the cities of Coblenz, Mainz and Heidelberg, but also less well known places such as Ladenburg. Apart from that, we’re sure Hirschorn and Bad Wimpfen will impress you. This tour along Rhine and Neckar is perfectly suited for expert cyclists as well as beginners and will start in Coblenz.
Here you can find further information on your boat, the MS Patria.

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

Day 1 Arrival in Coblenz
The historic centre around the “Deutsches Eck” (German corner) area is well worth a visit, as well as the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein. Embarkation commences at 2 pm.

Day 2 Boppard - Rüdesheim, approx. 46 km/29 mi + boat trip
Initially you will be travelling by boat, from Boppard onwards you will be cycling through the UNESCO world heritage site Middle Rhine Valley, with its countless castles and the Loreley.

Day 3 Rüdesheim - Mainz, 32-35 km/20-22 mi
The Rheingau region is renowned for its excellent wines and a widespread atmosphere of friendliness that is so typical of the Rhineland. Towns such as Eltville offer outstanding conditions for making excellent Riesling.

Day 4 Mainz - Nierstein, 17-26 km/11-16 mi
In Mainz you will have ample time to explore the city, afterwards you will cycle along the Upper Rhine to Nierstein. In the evening, you can take part in a tour of the surrounding vineyards, followed by dinner at the vintner’s inn.

Day 5 Mannheim - Heidelberg, approx. 25 km/16 mi + boat trip
Initially, the MS Patria will take you to Mannheim. From here, you will cycle through Ladenburg, an ancient town on the way to Heidelberg, the world-famous University city with its castle ruin.

Day 6 Heidelberg - Eberbach, approx. 34 km/21 mi
The Odenwald towers ever higher on both sides of the Neckar. In one of the river’s countless bights you will find Hirschhorn, perhaps the most beautiful town on this tour.

Day 7 Eberbach - Bad Wimpfen, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Impressive castles line the wuthering heights, after which the landscape broadens and becomes more charming. Bad Wimpfen is perfectly preserved and offers several sights, such as the Stauferpfalz, its timber-framed houses and its fountain.

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

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


Here are the details on MS Patria

Included in your package "Bike tour along Rhine and Neckar":

  • 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.


  •   799 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck
  •   899 EUR 2-bed cabin upper deck
  • 1149 EUR 2-bed cabin main deck, single occupancy

09.07. + 03.09.:

  •   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 Rhine and Neckar":

  • Arrival by car:
    - public carpark close to the Schiffslände, price: approx. EUR 125 / week
    - free parking on park & ride carparks outside the city centre, take the bus to the boat

  • Arrival by train:
    Koblenz station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Frankfurt Airport, by train to Koblenz Hbf, duration approx. 1,5 h, 0-1 x changes, standard fare approx. EUR 30.

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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