The Kurpark Hotel is quietly located directly at the Kurpark and yet centrally located in the middle of Bad Dürkheim. The old Kurhaus, the heart of the spacious hotel complex, was built on the foundation walls of the Leininger Castle and borders directly on the Upper Kurgarten. Tour information and bike pickup in the late afternoon.
The first bike tour leads through vineyards and wine villages to the secret German wine capital Neustadt. Stroll through the old town, marvel at the fabulous Elwedritsche fountain and visit the mighty Stiftskirche, Neustadt's landmark, with the largest cast steel bell in the world. Then cycle through the most beautiful wine villages of the Northern Wine Route. Discover Wachenheim with its castle ruins and take a break in Deidesheim, the pearl on the Wine Road. Take your time and visit the Museum of Wine Culture in the historic town hall of the town. It documents in a multi-layered way man's relationship with wine and viticulture.
Today you cycle first to the Rhine and then idyllically along the green arms of the Altrhein to the old imperial city of Speyer. Marvel at the famous Speyer Cathedral, visit the historical museum of the Palatinate and stroll leisurely through the beautiful medieval city center. Cycle back to the hotel through the Böhler Forest on the Kaiser Konrad Cycle Path. If you would like to spend more time in Speyer, you can easily take the train from Speyer back to Bad Dürkheim in the afternoon (on your own).
Romantic wine-growing villages lie on your cycling route to Landau today. Saint Martin looks like something out of a picture book. Take a break in this air, wine and cherry spa town. Marvel at the small, pretty town of Edenkoben, which was once the summer residence of the Bavarian kings! Enjoy the bike trails in this romantic area of the Wine Route, which leads all the way to the former French fortress town of Landau. Look forward to a ramble through Landau, because it is like a trip into the past. Almost all architectural styles of past centuries give the town its historical face today. Return by train on your own.
After a short drive you will reach Freinsheim with its baroque town hall. With its beautiful historic town center and medieval town wall, Freinsheim is certainly a highlight of the entire trip. Via the wine-growing community of Grünstadt you will then cycle to the medieval castle of Neuleiningen. After a worthwhile break you cycle through the vineyards back to Bad Dürkheim.
On the last day of cycling, the local winegrowers as well as the spa town of Bad Dürkheim with its long winegrowing tradition and the largest wine barrel in the world are on your program. Enjoy spectacular views and secluded spots on your bike tour. Back in Bad Dürkheim, a wine tasting has already been organized at the Fitz-Ritter winery to bring your day to an informative close.
We are happy to book additional extension nights for you, so that you can really enjoy this wonderful wine region.
Services / Info
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
- 6 x overnight stays with breakfast in selected hotels (4**** category)
- 1 x wine tasting of 5 wines at the famous Fitz-Ritter winery
- Drinks from the minibar (1 bottle each of cola, water, beer, juice)
Below you will find specific information about the Sternradtour Palatinate. If you have any further questions about this tour, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Bad Dürkheim is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. ICE train stations in Neustadt an der Weinstraße and Mannheim. Timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at www.bahn.de.
Condition of the cycle paths
Level route in the Rhine Valley. In the vineyards, the terrain is slightly hilly, but it is easy to ride even for less experienced cyclists. The selected routes run outside the towns away from traffic.
Parking in Bad Dürkheim at the hotel
For this star tour we cooperate with several hotels in Bad Dürkheim, the determination depends on your chosen date and the availability of the hotels. At each hotel there are hotel-owned parking spaces, some of which must be reserved in advance and may also be subject to a charge (approx. 50.00 EUR per week).
Extra costs, which are not included in the travel price
A possible tourism tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel on site. The train ride Landau - Bad Dürkheim is not included in the tour price and tickets must be purchased locally (cost approx. 10,00 € per person incl. bike).
Available rental bikes
You can choose between either 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed ladies' or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel as well as electric bikes (unisex).
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is broken, flooding makes further travel impossible or other nasty surprises await you: We are available 7 days a week for you and organize help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.