If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
Between Cologne and Mainz, Cologne Cathedral and Imperial Cathedral you will find a stunning landscape ideal for bike tours. The area offers ancient cultural landscapes, which date back further than Roman times and the Rhine Gorge, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. It is also well known as a wine region for excellent wines and offers outstanding cycle paths, which accompany the Rhine. This tour on the river Rhine by boat and bike is also ideal for less experienced cyclists. The tour starts in Mainz.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Olympia.
Day 1 Arrival in Mainz
Embarkation is between 3 and 5 pm, afterwards you can spend the evening in the historic city centre.
Day 2 Mainz - Rüdesheim, approx. 32 km / 20 mi
You can choose whether you want to visit the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), or hop on your bike straightaway. In Rüdesheim you will have great fun on a trip with the cabin cable car.
Day 3 Rüdesheim - St. Goar, approx. 32 km / 20 mi
You will not only find impressive castles up in the hills, but also directly on the Rhine. Unlike many unlucky shipmen before you, you will safely pass the famous Loreley cliffs, which have been the stuff of legends for centuries.
Day 4 St. Goar - Koblenz, approx. 38 km / 23 mi
Steep vineyards and countless hill castles such as Castle Cat and Castle Mouse characterise the vistas in your tour through the romantic Middle Rhine Valley.
Day 5 Koblenz - Andernach approx. 25 km / 15 mi
Today you will cycle past Neuwied to Andernach. The baroque castle Engers, which was once inhabited by the Bishops of Trier, is particularly worth seeing.
Day 6 Andernach - Bonn, approx. 45 km / 28 mi
The cold-water geyser in Andernach and the sulphur springs in Bad Breisig are testament to the region’s volcanic past.
Day 7 Bonn - Köln, ca. 37 km / 23 mi
Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, offers a number of interesting buildings and museums. In Cologne, the famous Cathedral awaits you.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Rhine river by boat and bike" unfortunately comes to an end.
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
Arrival to "Rhine river by boat and bike":
Arrival by car
Car park at the main station, costs approx. 10 €/day, no prior reservation possible
Arrival by train:
Mainz Main station
Arrival by plane:
Airport Franfurt, every half an hour, duration approx. 30 min, without train changes, normal fare approx. EUR 15.
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.