Day 1: Arrival to Strasbourg
Tour information and bike fitting. You will spend a wonderful evening in the Alsatian capital with its many canals and a unique atmosphere.
Overnight in Strasbourg
Day 2: Strasbourg – Rastatt (40 miles/65 km)
A wonderfully made cycle path takes you through the town to the Rhine’s river bank. You will cycle comfortably along the Rhine through the gentle Rhine valley. In Drusenheim, you will take a ferry to the other side of the Rhine river bank and then you will continue through the charming meadow landscape until you get to Rastatt with its baroque old town.
Overnight in Rastatt
Day 3: Rastatt – Germersheim (37 miles/60 km)
Today you cycle along the old Rhine arms through what seems like untouched nature. Then you head through the biggest nature protection area in the Palatinate, the Hördter Rheinauen until you get to the former fortress city of Germersheim. The newly formed Rhine river bank and the unhurried center of Germersheim provide some amusement.
Overnight in Germersheim
Day 4: Germersheim – Heidelberg (31 miles/50 km)
The Old Father Rhine brings you to the Imperial city of Speyer and its impressive and UNESCO world heritage cathedral. The famous ensemble of the palace and palace gardens in Schwetzingen are further highlights of the tour before your day comes to an end in the oldest German university town in Heidelberg.
Overnight in Heidelberg
Day 5: Heidelberg – Worms (28 miles/45 km)
You will cycle along the river Neckar to the old Roman town of Ladenburg with its beautiful medieval inner city. Then you will continue your tour through the Rhine valley to the imperial city of Worms with its cathedral built in the 12th century, the Martin Luther monument and the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe.
Overnight in Worms
Day 6: Worms – Nierstein (34 miles/55 km)
You will comfortably cycle along the Rhine River. Lots of agriculture will accompany you on this stage. Everything that tastes good gets grown here! At times you will cycle along the old Rhine arms today, eventually ending end up on the other side of the river bank where you will see the first vines. Afterward, there are only a few more kilometers and then one more crossing over the river until you reach the charming wine-making village, Nierstein. You should definitely try a glass of Riesling in the evening!
Overnight in Nierstein
Day 7: Nierstein – Mainz (12 miles/20 km)
Today’s stage is short giving you lots of free time to enjoy. Shortly after Nierstein, the cycle path goes through the vineyards. Take a view across the Rhine valley – the impressive steep wine-growing slopes and the large river are the lifelines for this region. The cycle path runs along the Rhine’s riverbank and then into the center of Mainz. The imperial cathedral, as well as many other attractions, are the magnets attracting many visitors here from both close and far away.
Overnight in Mainz
Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or tour extension.