Rhine River, Germany

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At a glance

Inspiring imperial cathedrals and ancient, majestic castles are just part of the thousands of years of history you’ll witness along Germany’s longest river. The 820-mile-long Rhine begins in the Swiss Alps and winds its way through Germany before emptying its waters into the North Sea.

The Upper Middle Rhine between Mainz and Bonn hold some of the most interesting and scenic areas and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more castles along its shores than any other river in the world, the Middle Rhine is truly a majestic place!

Densely packed with cultural treasures, spas, and the biggest German wine-growing area, this region is what tourists imagine when they think “Germany.” More information online at www.frankfurt-rhein-main.de.

Why cyclists love it

Cycling in the Rhine River region of Germany is made easy with the miles of well-marked, dedicated bike paths and country roads with minimal traffic. Rolling hills and mainly flat terrain make this region popular for families, first-timers, and skilled cyclists.

A wide variety of superb, traditional lodging and local restaurants awaits cyclists at the end of a day. If you’re feeling tired or if the weather gets rough, some boats, trains and busses will accept cyclists and their bicycles!

The Rhine River valley enjoys long summers with warm temperatures cooled by river breezes. Late spring and early autumn are also ideal times to visit.

Top tours

Neckar and Rhine by Bike and Boat
Enjoy historic German towns and cities, calm riverside cycling, villages with small alleys, castles and fortresses in a history laden part of Germany. Historic towns as Worms, Heidelberg, and Eberbach allow a glimpse into an eventful past. Your home after a day’s cycling will be a cozy riverboat with air conditioning, saloon, and sun deck.
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Neckar, Rhine and Vineyards Bicycle Tour
On this tour, you’ll cycle past almond, cherry, fig, and apple orchards, while traveling through fertile vineyards along the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Enjoy a very mild and Mediterranean climate, varied cycle routes, excellent local cuisine and many cultural highlights as you experience the hospitality and good life along the way.
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Freiburg and the Alsatian Wine Road
From the Black Forest to the Rhine, this tour takes you from Freiburg and along the Alsatian Wine Road as you travel through France and Germany, passing beautiful scenery and diverse regions. 
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