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Palatinate wine route and Rhine bike trail

Experience the Palatinate between the Rhine and the vines

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
989.00 €

Start your varied tour in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, the secret wine capital of Germany. Stroll through the winding streets of the old town and breath the Mediterranean atmosphere with a cappuccino or a glass of Palatinate wine. Two daily stages lead you through the hilly wine-growing region of the Palatinate and in three stages you cycle through the flat landscape of the Rhine Valley. Look forward to places worth seeing such as Speyer, Heidelberg, Ladenburg and Worms. Let yourself be inspired by the old fortress town of Germersheim and the extensive palace park in Schwetzingen. The Palatinate Wine Route, with a length of 85 km the second largest wine-growing region in Germany, attracts with fine wines, Palatinate hospitality, romantic villages, village streets covered with vines, old winegrowers' houses and small and internationally successful winegrowing businesses. Some inclines will perhaps get you out of the saddle for a moment, but with leisure and time you will certainly master the short distances successfully. Whether in spring when the fruit trees are in blossom, in summer or during a visit in the colorful autumn, this circular tour offers pure cycling pleasure at any time of the year.


Neustadt Wine Route
Located in the Palatinate region on the German “Wine Route”, Neustadt and its wine villages will capture your heart.

Neustadt Wine Route

Heidelberg. Its beauty and timelessness inspired the German Romantic Movement, and it continues to inspire people today.


Heidelberg, Funicular Railway
The lower funicular railway starts at Kornmarkt and runs via Heidelberg Castle station as far as Molkenkur.

Heidelberg, Funicular Railway

Ladenburg Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz
The Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz is a privately owned automobile museum in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Ladenburg Dr. Carl Benz Museum

St. Peter's Cathedral, Worms
Romanesque pillar basilica with a double choir and a transept, built 1125/1130 – 1181 on the foundations of a structure erected by Bishop Burchard (1000 – 1025).

St. Peter's Cathedral, Worms


Palatinate wine route and Rhine bike trail

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
989.00 €
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Look forward to Neustadt. The medieval city center is dominated by a diverse half-timbered idyll in picturesque narrow streets and the market square as the lively center of the city.

Today you can expect romantic wine villages with a unique atmosphere. In the former fortress town of Landau, you should not miss a visit to the medieval municipal department store on the town hall square. The picturesque view of the Rhine Valley from Landeck Fortress is worth seeing. The baroque castle, the historic inn "Engel" and the West Wall Museum lure visitors to visit today's stage destination.

Today you cycle through the Vinegate in Schweigen to Wissembourg in Alsace, famous for its former Benedictine abbey. The route takes you through the Bienwald and the Lautertal to the Rhine. Your destination for the day is Rastatt with the impressive baroque residence.

Enjoy today's section along the Rhine before the route takes you to the old residential city of Karlsruhe with its castle and pyramid. You cycle through the largest nature reserve in the Palatinate, the Hördter Rheinauen, to the former fortified town of Germersheim.

Enjoy pure nature on wonderfully flat cycle paths along the arms of the old Rhine and look forward to Schwetzingen with its imposing residential palace, built as a summer residence for the Palatinate electors. We also recommend a visit to the associated palace gardens with an international reputation. After a worthwhile break you cycle through the Rhine valley to Heidelberg, the seat of Germany's oldest university. Visit the famous palace complex and enjoy a fantastic view of the Rhine Valley from up here. In the evening, stroll through the old town.

Today you cycle on the cycle path to Ladenburg. It's worth taking a break here, because the old town, which is characterized by the late Middle Ages, still has a unique collection of superbly restored half-timbered houses. The town is imposingly surrounded by the historical remains of the city wall. If you are interested in technology, the local "Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz" will be fascinating with its around 80 historic vehicles. Then you cycle through extensive forest areas and the Rhine plain to the cathedral, Luther and Nibelung city of Worms. A visit to the Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and a walk to the many architectural testimonies to the city's rich Jewish history are worthwhile.

Today you dive into the slightly hilly wine-growing areas along the German Wine Route. Visit in Bockenheim - the "gateway to the Palatinate" and the beginning of the wine route - the remarkable Martinskirche from the 16th century, enjoy the village streets covered with vines with old winegrowers' houses and stroll through the beautiful and original town of Bobenheim am Berg. Take your time for your day's destination Bad Dürkheim with its large salt works and the largest wine barrel in the world. 1.7 million liters of wine fit in, but this has never been tested, because the container with XXL dimensions has been used as a restaurant since 1934.

The last stage could be the most beautiful! You follow the wine route from sight to sight and experience well-known wine towns such as Wachenheim, Forst and Deidesheim. Visit the Museum of Wine Culture here. You will learn a lot about the far-reaching importance of grape juice in science, medicine, politics and religion. Then cycle on to the starting point of the Neustadt an der Weinstrasse tour with direct departure or booking an extra night.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR


All-carefree service
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Things to know about your trip

Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

Neustadt an der Weinstraße can be easily reached by train from other cities. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Neustadt and the surrounding area from the train station is by taking a short taxi ride or by public transport.
Current timetable information and price information can be found at Schedule


Our partner hotels in Neustadt offer good parking (the hotel's own underground car park costs around € 8 - 10 per day) for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always enough parking spaces available, a reservation in advance is not absolutely necessary. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of the trip.

Available rentalbikes

You can choose between 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed women's or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as electric bikes (unisex).
The personal tour information with subsequent bike handover will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at your arrival hotel. The exact time will be announced by the reception upon arrival
If you do not take part in the tour information, the documents are deposited at the reception of the arrival hotel. The rental bikes are also available at the hotel. A short message in advance is desired!

Extra costs which are not inculded

A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
The ferry boat trip in Neuburg are payable locally (approx. 3,00 EUR per person incl. bike).

7 days hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast 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.

Travel insurance

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.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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