Day 1: Arrival in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Welcome briefing and rental bike fitting. Neustadt is Germany’s secret wine capital featuring cornered alleys, a mighty collegiate church and the Elwedritchenbrunnen fountain.
Overnight in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
Day 2: Neustadt – Bad Bergzabern (31 mi/50 km)
Today you'll cycle through idyllic wine-growing towns each with their own unique atmosphere. In the historic fortified city Landau you can visit the medieval market hall (Altes Kaufhaus) on the large main square (Rathausplatz) and enjoy the view of the Rhine Valley from the castle Landeck. In Bad Bergzabern you can visit the Baroque Castle, historic Engel Inn, and West Wall Museum.
Overnight in Bad Bergzabern
Day 3: Bad Bergzabern – Rastatt (31 mi/50 km)
Today, you'll pass the wine gate in Schweigen and get to the Alsace city of Wissembourg with its former Benedictine abbey. You will enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the Bienwald forest and the Lautertal valley to the river Rhine. At the end of your day, you will get to the impressive baroque residence in Rastatt.
Overnight in Rastatt
Day 4: Rastatt – Germersheim (37 mi/60 km)
Today's route follows the Rhine River into the old residential city of Karlsruhe with a castle and pyramid. Other highlights of the day include cycling through the largest natural reserve of the Pflaz region, the Hördter Rhineauen. The last stop of the day is the old fortified city of Germersheim.
Overnight in Germersheim
Day 5: Germersheim – Heidelberg (31 mi/50 km)
The Rhine River, affectionately called the Old Father, is your companion on the way to Speyer's impressive cathedral, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous castle and park in Schwetzingen is another highlight before you reach Heidelberg, the oldest German University city.
Overnight in Heidelberg
Day 6: Heidelberg – Worms (28 mi/45 km)
You'll bike along the Neckar River to Ladenburg, boasting over 2,000 years of cultural history. Visit St. Peter's Cathedral in the imperial city of Worms, along with the Martin Luther monument and Europe's largest Jewish cemetery.
Overnight in Worms
Day 7: Worms – Bad Dürkheim (31 mi/50 km)
Today's route approaches the northern part of German Wine Street. The Medieval fortress villages of Neuleiningen and Freinsheim are worth visiting. You can also see the world's largest wine barrel in Bad Dürkheim as well as the large salt producing site at the spa park.
Overnight in Bad Durkheim
Day 8: Bad Dürkheim – Neustadt (13 mi/20 km)
The final day's ride is quite short, leaving you with plenty of time to explore the local wine culture in the towns of Wachenheim, Forst and Deidesheim. You'll bike across the balcony of Pfalz to the starting point of the tour, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.
Please note this tour ends on a cycling day.