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Pfälzer wine and Rhine romance
Neustadt an der Weinstraße, the secret wine capital of Germany, is your departure point for your bike tour. Stroll through the winding streets of the old town and get a taste of Mediterranean atmosphere with a cappuccino or a glass of Palatinate wine. Two day trips will take you through the hilly wine-growing region of the Palatinate, and on the third stages you will cycle through the flat landscape of the Rhine Valley. Look forward to such worth seeing places like Speyer, Heidelberg, Ladenburg and Worms. Let yourself be inspired by the old fortress town of Germersheim and the vast palace garden in Schwetzingen. The Palatinate wine route, with a length of 85 km the second largest wine region of Germany, attracts by fine wines, hospitality, romantic villages, vines covered village streets, old wine cellars and small as well as internationally successful wine growers. Some slope might get you shortly out of the saddle, but with leisure and time you will surely master the short distances uphill. Whether in the spring, at the time of the fruit tree blossom, in summer or during a visit during the colorful autumn, this round trip offers cycling pleasure pure all year long.
1. day Neustadt arrival
Look forward to Neustadt. The medieval city center is dominated by the variety of half-timbered houses, the picturesque narrow streets and the marketplace as a living center of the city. Tour information and rental bikes.
2. day Neustadt - Speyer - Germersheim 50 km
Comfortably you start your cycling trip, the continuous flat route takes you through vast forest areas to Speyer. Marvel at the beautiful medieval town center, visit the famous imperial cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and stroll through the extensive pedestrian zone. Then you continue along the Rhine to Germersheim, a small fortress town with southern flair. Take a walk through the contemporary history and stroll through the fortress, surrounded by the old fortress wall (1841). Discover beautiful streets, small angles and welcoming squares.
3. day Germersheim - Heidelberg 50 km
Enjoy a wonderfully flat bike trails 'nature pure' at Altrhein and you look forward to Schwetzingen with its imposing Royal Palace, built as a summer residence for the Elector Palatine. Also recommended is a visit to the castle gardens associated, international renown. After a rewarding break you will cycle through the Rhine valley to Heidelberg, home to Germany's oldest university. Visit the famous castle and enjoy a fantastic view of the Rhine Valley. In the evening, a stroll through the old town attracts with its quaint pubs and excellent restaurants.
4. day Heidelberg - Worms 45 km
From the Rhine to the Neckar it is not far. Now on the beautiful Neckar cycle path you roll to Ladenburg. Here it is worth to take a break, since the late medieval-themed Old Town still has unique and beautiful restored half-timbered houses. Imposing the place is surrounded by the historic ruins of the city walls. Who is interested in technology, the local "Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz" with its approximately 80 historic vehicles will be fascinating. Then you will cycle through the large forests and the Rhine valley to the cathedral-, Luther- and Nibelungen town Worms. Here you should visit the Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and the many architectural testimonies of the rich Jewish history of the city.
5. day Worms - Bad Dürkheim 40 km
Today you dive into the gently rolling vineyards along the German Wine Route. In Bockenheim you should visit - the "Tor zur Pfalz" and the beginning of the wine road - the worth seeing church of St. Martin from the 16th century, vines covered village streets with old wine houses and stroll through the beautiful and original village Bobenheim am Berg. Take time for today’s destination Bad Durkheim with its large salt production site and the largest wine barrel in the world. 1.7 million liters of wine fit into it, which was, however, never tested because the container with XXL sizes is used since 1934 as a restaurant.
6. day Bad Dürkheim - Neustadt 20 km
The final stage will be the most beautiful! Today you have a lot of time to enjoy your day. Follow the wine route from sight to sight and experience known wine places like Wachenheim, Forst and Deidesheim. Here you can visit the Museum of wine culture. You learn a lot about the far-reaching significance of the grape juice in science, medicine, politics and religion. Then you continue to Neustadt and spend again a nice evening perhaps in one of the many wine bars in the town.
7. day Neustadt departure
Once again, a varied journey is over. Perhaps with some wine bottles in the luggage you go on your journey home ....
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
- personal tour information
- GPS-tracks available
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Wissenswertes zur Pfälzer Weinstraße und Rhein-Radweg
Nachfolgend finden Sie konkrete Informationen zur Fahrradreise "Pfälzer Weinstraße und Rhein-Radweg". Sollten Sie weitere Fragen zu dieser Reise haben, so rufen Sie uns ganz einfach an: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Anreisemöglichkeit per Bahn
Hotel Achat Premium Neustadt: Das Hotel liegt ca. 100 m vom Bahnhof entfernt. Panorama Hotel am Rosengarten: Das Hotel liegt ca. 2 km vom Bahnhof entfernt. Taxikosten ca. €10,–. Hambacher Winzer: Der Bahnhof liegt ca. 3 km entfernt, Taxikosten ca. € 12,–, Öffentlicher Bus, (Nummer 501,502) Kosten € 1,80.
Hotel Achat Premium Neustadt: Parkmöglichkeit in der Hoteltiefgarage, Kosten ca. € 8,– pro Tag Panorama Hotel am Rosengarten: Parkmöglichkeit in der Hoteltiefgarage, Kosten ca. € 5,– pro Tag; wenige kostenlose Parkplätze stehen vor dem Hotel zur Verfügung. Hambacher Winzer: Kostenlose Parkmöglichkeit beim Hotel vorhanden.
Zur Auswahl stehen Ihnen Damen- und Herrenräder entweder mit 7-Gang-Nabenschaltung und Rücktrittbremse oder 21-Gang-Kettenschaltung und Freilauf sowie Elektroräder. Alle Damenräder haben einen tiefen Durchstieg und Herrenräder stehen in verschiedenen Rahmengrößen zur Auswahl. Unsere Damenräder sind passend für alle Radfreunde ab 150 cm Körpergröße und die Herrenräder ab 165 cm. Ihren Radwunsch geben Sie ganz einfach bei der Buchung bekannt.
Die persönliche Toureninformation mit anschließender Radausgabe erfolgt zwischen 17:00 und 19:00 Uhr in Ihrem Anreisehotel statt. Der genaue Zeitpunkt wird bei Anreise von der Rezeption bekannt gegeben
Wenn nicht an der Toureninfo teilgenommen wird, sind die Unterlagen an der Rezeption des Anreisehotels hinterlegt. Auch stehen die Leihräder am Hotel bereit. Eine kurze Nachricht vorab ist erwünscht!
7 Tage 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, health regulations
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.
Neustadt Wine Route
Located in the Palatinate region on the German “Wine Route”, Neustadt and its wine villages will capture your heart. Surrounded by a sea of grapevines, the city is a centre of German viticulture. As well as for its wine culture, Neustadt became famous for Hambach Castle, which was the scenery of the Hambacher Fest in 1832.
The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town's most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany's largest and most important Romanesque buildings, and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030.
Schwetzingen Palace is famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens. Remarkably, the original design, in all its diversity, survives to this day. The origins of Schwetzingen Palace (Schloss Schwetzingen) date back to 1350, when a small moated castle occupied the site. After an eventful history, Schwetzingen flourished under the Palatine Prince Elector Carl Theodor (1724–1799). The palace owes its current form to the Prince Elector Johann Wilhelm, who commissioned alterations in 1697. The addition of two wings significantly increased its size.
Heidelberg. Its beauty and timelessness inspired the German Romantic Movement, and it continues to inspire people today. Known for its university and castle, Heidelberg celebrates both the old and the new, making it the perfect place for everyone. And tourism-heidelberg.com is the perfect place for you to explore this diverse city before your arrival. It is an all-inclusive guide not only for sight-seeing, but for every other aspect of traveling abroad. Discover the city, learn about the German culture, and make your trip to Heidelberg easy, enjoyable and stress-free.
It would be hard to imagine a more striking location: set against the deep green forests on the north flank of Königstuhl hill, the red sandstone ruins tower majestically over the Neckar valley. From its lofty position, the palace’s silhouette dominates the old town centre of Heidelberg.
The rich and eventful history of Heidelberg Palace began when the counts palatine of the Rhine, – later prince electors – established their residence at Heidelberg. First mentioned in 1225, this was destined to become one of the grandest palaces of the Renaissance.
Heidelberg, Funicular Railway
The lower funicular railway starts at Kornmarkt and runs via Heidelberg Castle station as far as Molkenkur. From there you can continue with one of the oldest electric funicular railways to the city's highest point, the Königstuhl.
Heidelberg Königsstuhl (The King's Seat)
The Königstuhl is 568 m high and offers a fabulous view over Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley to the Rhine Valley. The Königstuhl mountain has several attractions: A network of paths for walkers, the Tinnunculus falconry, the "Märchenparadies" (a theme park for families) and the Observatory.
Ladenburg Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz
The Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz is a privately owned automobile museum in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Established in 1984, it focuses on the career of the automotive pioneer Karl Benz (also known as Carl Benz), and on the history of the automobile manufacturers associated with him. Since 2005, the museum has been housed in a former factory building used from 1908 to produce automobiles under the "C. Benz Söhne" brand.
There are lots of beautiful sights to discover in Worms: the Romanesque Cathedral, Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the synagogue in the old town, the world’s biggest Reformation monument (Luther Monument), the multimedia Nibelungen Museum, wonderful green spaces with gently splashing fountains, the Hagen statue on the Rhine promenade, Herrnsheim Palace and Park and much more.
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). Elaborate decorations in the east and west choirs. The “Emperor’s portal” on the north side is the setting of the “quarrel of the queens” in the Nibelungenlied epic. Gothic south portal (pre-13th century) with representational designs displaying an “illustrated stone Bible” ; Gothic St Nicholas chapel adjoining. The cathedral’s interior features Romanesque and late-Gothic stone sculptures. After the city’s devastation in 1689, the east choir was given a baroque design (high altar by Balthasar Neumann). Burial vault with sarcophagi of five generations of Salian dukes (10th – 11th centuries). St John’s baptistery in front of the south front demolished in 1807.
The Philippshall Saline, Bad Dürkheim
The Philippshall Saline or Bad Dürkheim salt works is a listed cultural monument you can’t afford to miss, especially if have some respiratory ailment that could do with some help. The Salinarium is popular with folks who enjoy the saline tang in the air that re-creates a seaside ambience.