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Rhine: laid-back tour, Mainz – Bonn

Rhine laid-back tour Mainz - Bonn

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
Velociped-Original-Tour
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Let yourself be seduced by the romantic Middle Rhine to a particularly enjoyable cycling trip from Mainz to Bonn. Follow the Rhine cycle path on short daily stages alongside the famous vineyards to Eltville with electoral castle, the Kloster Eberbach (+ 14 km) and further to Rudesheim. Marvel at the Loreley rock, walk up and enjoy a fantastic view of the Rhine Valley. Deep green forests, fortified castles and romantic castles are on your path. Look forward to your interesting accommodation locations where there is plenty to see and do. Such famous cities as Mainz, Koblenz and Bonn attract. On this trip you have enough time for everything!

Highlights

Mainz Cathedral
The High Cathedral of Mainz is the episcopal church of the Roman Catholic diocese of Mainz and is under the patronage of St. Martin of Tours. The eastern choir is dedicated to St. Stephan. The building, which belongs to the imperial cathedrals, is, in its present form, a three-aisled Romanesque column basilica with gothic and baroque elements in its annexes.

Mainz Cathedral

Monastery St. Hildegard, Eibingen
Hildegard von Bingen founded two monasteries: the monastery Rupertsberg near Bingen as well as the monastery Eibingen not far from Rüdesheim. There, the nobility, Marka von Rüdesheim, had founded an Augustinian double monastery in 1148, which was already orphaned in 1165, due to the war riots triggered by the Emperor Barbarossa. The rise of the Rupertsberg Convention led Hildegard to acquire the damaged buildings 1165. She had them made for 30 Benedictine nuns and drove twice a week from Rupertsberg monastery across the Rhine to her new monastic community.

Monastery St. Hildegard, Eibingen

Deutsche Eck, Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")

Deutsche Eck

Electoral Palace, Koblenz
The Electoral Palace in Koblenz is one of the most important palatial buildings in the French early Classicism style in south-western Germany, and is one of the last residential palaces that was built in Germany shortly before the French revolution.

Electoral Palace

Bad Breisig
The "Mittelrheintal" is known for its numerous sights, such as castles, castles, churches and other cultural monuments. Bad Breisig also has a lot to offer here, with its many attractions and its health center Römer-Thermen.

Bad Breisig

Rhine: laid-back tour, Mainz – Bonn

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Arrive at Mainz in time! Not only the Roman-Germanic Central Museum, the Gutenberg Museum, the Imperial Cathedral and the Electoral Palace are worth an extended visit. Stroll around the river site and enjoy your day full of history.

Welcome to the UNESCO Upper Middle Rhine Valley! The beautiful first stage leads through rolling vineyards and well-known wine villages. The Rhine is flowing quite unhurriedly, forming little islands and broadening its bed up to 800 m width! We recommend to include worthwhile trips to the half-timbered town of Eltville and monastery Eberbach (+ 14 km). In Rudesheim you should use the opportunity for a wine tasting, a stroll through the famous Drosselgasse or a relaxing ride on the cable car up to the Niederwald Monument.

From Rudesheim to Bingen you can take the Rhine ferry and then cycle on the well-developed bike path to Bacharach. Alone on these 16 km you will pass the Mäuseturm, the castles Rheinstein and Reichenstein and Burg Sooneck and Hohneck and the ruin Fürstenberg. Everywhere it is worth to take a break and in Bacharach, you should climb the city walls before you finally cycle to St. Goar.

Here you should also climb the Loreley. A hiking trail leads up and gives you the beautiful view to the narrowest part in the romantic Rhine valley. The worth visiting visitor center on the Loreley offers interesting insights into the history, nature and culture of the region as well as the myth of the Loreley.

The path goes further in the narrow Rhine Valley, today the route leads first up in the well known wine village Boppard. Here it will turbulent, but you can escape by chairlift to Vierseenblick in densely wooded heights and again enjoy a beautiful view of the Rhine Valley. Or visit the well preserved Marksburg and Castle Stolzenfels further on the way to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, where you will end your day.

Also today, the Castles on the Rhine will be your loyal companion. Be it in Sayn and Neuwied, Andernach or Namedy and also in Brohl and Bad Breisig, the palaces and castles invite you to visit. On the flat Rhine cycle path you can drift comfortably and find even more time to relax at the end of the day at the spa "Römerthermen" in Bad Breisig.

This morning Remagen is worth a stop. See the location where the former towers of the famous bridge rise on the banks and where today an attractions peace museum is located. In Bad Honnef the pedestrian zone and the marketplace with many cafes invite to pause. Ot you visit the island Grafenwerth which is lying with lush meadows and ancient trees in the middle of the Rhine and is considered a recreational paradise. In the cause of the tour the Siebengebirge comes close to the river and in Koenigswinter you can go up with the oldest rack railway to the "fabled" Drachenfels and enjoy the view. Finally Bonn attracts with numerous monuments and museums, and you can again experience an interesting day.

All too soon the time passed and your trip ends after breakfast in Bonn. There are convenient train connections back to Mainz or you use our transfer back service by car.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

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 bike trip

Below you will find specific information about the Rhine bike trail Mainz - Bonn. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Arrival by train

Mainz is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. All our partner hotels are located within easy access to the station. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

The hotels in Mainz have no parking facilities. You can park in one of the municipal parking garages near the hotel. You will find detailled information on the parking possibilities in your travel information we will provide 2 weeks prior to your arrival.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a velocipede-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and bring pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. On our Velociped tours we use high-quality e-bikes of the Velo de Ville brand. They are technically mature and very robust. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Velociped rental bikes

Condition of cycle paths

The route along the Rhine runs almost exclusively on asphalted and paved hiking and cycling trails or along quiet country roads. Driving in traffic is rare. From Mainz to Bad Godesberg, the route is marked with white and green signs, which always identify the next town. Also you will see blue signs with a yellow bike. On the last day cycling to Bonn will see the signs of the Rheinschiene route (square plates with blue wave symbol).

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.30 am there is the possibility to transfer back to Mainz with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 2 pm. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Bike and train

Along the route there are good rail connections, so you can always take the train for some sections. 

Bike and boat

Particularly the Middle Rhine Valley a boat tour is a delightful addition to cycling. The major part of the passenger traffic on the Rhine route is done by the Cologne-Düsseldorf shipping company. Bicycles can be taken on all ships.

Timetable Cologne-Düsseldorf shipping company

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
The ferry boat from Ruedesheim to Bingen is not included in the tour price.

7 day 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

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