If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
The upper Rhine accompanies you on this bike tour through a landscape that is steeped in history. The locals on both sides of the river are connoisseurs of good food and drink. Mainz, Heidelberg and Strasbourg are impressive, while the small villages have a unique charm and are characterised by half-timbered houses. The tour "Strasbourg - Mainz by Boat & Bike" is suitable for less experienced cyclists. The tour starts in Kehl/Strasbourg.
Here you can find details about your boat, the MS Olympia.
Day 1 Arrival in Kehl
Embarkation is between 3 and 5 pm, afterwards you can cross the Rhine river by foot and spend the evening in the historic city centre of Strasbourg.
Day 2 Strasbourg - Gambsheim, 25 km/16 mi + boat trip
There is an extensive lock system you can visit in Gambsheim. You’ll reach the impressive fortress down of Germersheim by ship.
Day 3 Germersheim - Speyer, approx. 25 km/16 mi
You’ll cycle through the Flotzgrün landscape conservation area to the Roman city of Speyer, where one of the former imperial cathedrals awaits your visit.
Day 4 Speyer - Mannheim, approx. 20 km/12 mi
Your route will take you through nature reserves and hints at the natural wetland landscapes, which characterised this area before the straightening of the Rhine. The Technoseum offers a fascinating journey through time, which illuminates various aspects of industrialisation.
Day 5 Roundtrip to Heidelberg, approx. 60 km/38 mi
Today you’ll cycle across the Palatinate to the old university town of Heidelberg. The famous castle ruin towers high above the historic town centre. The Roman town Ladenburg is worth seeing.
Day 6 Mannheim - Worms, approx. 25 km/16mi
Make your way to the imperial city of Worms via the Friesenheimer Island. Explore the winding streets and walk in the footsteps of the Nibelungs. In addition, another former imperial cathedral awaits you.
Day 7 Nierstein - Mainz, approx. 20 km/12 mi + boat trip
The ship will then take you further to the small wine town Nierstein, then you will reach Mainz, the former residence of the electoral prince and the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your tour "Strasbourg - Mainz by Boat & Bike" ends.
Here are the details on MS Olympia.
Travel time 2023:
All prices are per person.
Arrival to "Strasbourg - Mainz by Boat & Bike":
Arrival by car
P & R parking space in Kehl free
Arrival by train:
Strasbourg main station / Kehl train station
Arrival by plane:
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.