If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
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.
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.
Here are the details on MS Patria
Included in your package "Bike tour along Rhine and Neckar":
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:
All prices are per person.
09.07. + 03.09.:
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
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.