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Rhine: sportive, Mainz - Cologne

In no time at all from Mainz to Cologne

Bike tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
619.00 €
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619.00 €

Look forward to this sportive cycling holiday on the Rhine Cycle Route, which promises many excit-ing discoveries, beautiful cities and interesting history. On the flat Rhine cycle path you cycle on the most beautiful section of the long river. It will only get hilly for you in the sun-drenched Rheingau with its wonderful vineyards and delicious wines. Between Hunsrück and Taunus you cycle through the narrow, legendary Rhine Valley past the Loreley and the Drachenfelsen in the Siebengebirge. Everywhere breaks are worthwhile, because an infinite number of palaces, castles, monasteries, museums and cafes lie on your way. Experience typical Rhineland hospitality on your bike tour, discover historic old towns with their numerous sights and stroll through the beautiful Rhine facili-ties. Look forward to the picturesque wine town of Bacharach, the secret center of Rhine romanti-cism and probably one of the most beautiful Rhine towns at the Middle Rhine. Cities with 2000 years of history such as Koblenz, Andernach, where the Rhine meets the Eifel, and Cologne are waiting for your visit. At the end, a visit to the world-famous Cologne Cathedral should not be miss-ing, nor should a stroll through Cologne's old town with its dreamy alleys, lively squares and cozy breweries.


Stephanskirche, Mainz
200,000 visitors a year show: St. Stephen’s is an attraction! Tourists from the whole world pilgrim up St. Stephen’s Mount, to the glowing blue stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall. The reconstruction and restoration of the Gothic church, which was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War, also brought its revival. St. Stephen’s is the only German church for which the Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) created windows.

Mainz St. Stephen’s church

Drosselgasse, Rüdesheim
The heart of Rüdesheim's old town is a meeting place for locals and visitors from all over the world. This is where the music is and where it never stops! Whether you're after something lively or classical, romantic or groovy, from brass bands to string quartets, from dusk until dawn.


Monastery Eberbach
The monastery "Kloster Eberbach" is located in a beautiful valley next to the Rheingau where it´s surrounded by trees and vine. Since its foundation by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1136 the works of the Cistercian Monks have characterised the Spirit of the monastery as well as its architecture.

Monastery Eberbach


The Loreley is a 433 feet high slate cliff in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage near the town of St. Goarshausen. The view of St. Goarshausen, from the Loreley ( Lorelei ) outlook point, with Castle Katz and the view of the town St. Goar and its Fortress Rheinfels, leaves a wonderful impression on all Loreley ( Lorelei ) tourists.



Deutsches Eck, Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner"). The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck”. Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsches Eck


Rhine: sportive, Mainz - Cologne

easy to moderate
Bike tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
619.00 €
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Arrive early and look forward to the beautiful old town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market square. Marvel at the renaissance-style market fountain with its red pillars and the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral with its deep red sandstone and the striking octagonal tower. If you have a lot of time, you can visit the Gutenberg Museum, which is dedicated to the inventor of the printing press.

Your cycling tour begins with a highlight, because you cycle through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Enjoy the wonderful bike route along gentle vineyards and through well-known wine-growing towns. On the way you should take a break in the interesting half-timbered town of Eltville and plan a detour (+ 10 km) to the Eberbach monastery in the Rheingau. Here you can visit the medieval monastery, whose wines are world-famous. In Rüdesheim, the world-famous Drosselgasse is waiting for your visit before you take the Rhine ferry to Bingen. On the well-developed Rhine cycle path, you roll to Bacharach quickly. You will pass the Mouse Tower, the Rheinstein and Reichenstein castles, Sooneck and Hohneck castles, as well as the Fürstenberg ruins. Take a break in Bacharach, because it is the secret capital of Rhine romanti-cism. The historic city fortifications are one of the best preserved in the Rhineland. A walk along the old towers and walls is an experience in itself. Then St. Goar can be reached quickly. Use the time and the Rhine ferry to climb the Loreley. A hiking path leads up and gives you the most beautiful view of the narrowest point in the romantic Rhine Valley. The modern visitor center on the Loreley offers interesting insights into the history, nature and culture of the region and clearly explains the myth of the Loreley.

In the narrow Rhine Valley you first cycle to the well-known wine town of Boppard, which is very turbulent. If you want, you can take the chairlift to the Vierseenblick to the quiet, wooded heights and enjoy a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley from here. The well-preserved Marksburg and Stolzenfels Castle are located on your further cycle route to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. Both want to be visited and viewed! Other castles and palaces are your companions today. You can visit, see and be amazed at Sayn Castle with its magnificent park, Neuwied Castle, which was built in the Baroque style, and Namedy Castle, a moated castle in the Andernach district. On the flat Rhine Cy-cle Path you cycle quickly from sight to sight and from castle to castle. Even at the end of the day you will still find enough time for the old spa and spring town of Bad Breisig. Take a walk and be amazed at the old customs house, stroll through the spa park with its trees from all over the world or relax in the warm thermal healing water of the Römer Therme.

After just a few kilometers, a first break is worthwhile. Here in Remagen, visit the worth seeing Peace Museum, which is housed in the former towers of the famous bridge on the banks of the Rhine. Then take the ferry to Bad Honnef, where a visit to the island of Grafenwerth attracts with lush meadows, old trees and a sunny beer garden. The Siebengebirge is now slowly moving closer to the river. Get on the oldest rack railway in Germany in Königswinter and drive up to the "legend-ary" Drachenfels. You will surely enjoy the wonderful views from up here. After a short ferry ride back to the left bank of the Rhine, you continue cycling quickly. Look forward to the old federal capital Bonn with its numerous sights and museums. On the flat Rhine cycle path you then cycle directly along the shore, so that this stage to Cologne is a real pleasure. From the hotel in the city center you can admire the diverse sights of the 2000 year old city carefree in the afternoon and evening. You should definitely plan a visit to the world-famous Cologne Cathedral with its 157 m high towers, because it is Cologne's landmark. In Cologne there is something to discover on almost every street corner. Enjoy imposing buildings, fascinating museums and of course the Cologne life-style.

Today your beautiful cycling holiday ends after breakfast in Cologne. If you want to go back to Mainz, we recommend our practical transfer service.


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
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about your sporty bike tour from Mainz to Cologne

Below you will find specific information about the Rhine bike trail Mainz - Cologne. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: +49 (0)6421 - 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 in Mainz

The hotels in Mainz have no parking facilities. You can park in one of the municipal parking garages near the hotel. Your will receive detailed information on the parking facilities together with your travel information package 2 weeks prior to your arrival.

Condition of the bike 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 Cologne will see the signs of the Rheinschiene route (square plates with blue wave symbol). Due to the consistently good signage the right way is easy to find.

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 am there is the possibility to transfer back to Mainz with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 2 pm. The driver picks 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 the hassle of hauling luggage.

Bike & 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

Bike & train

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

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax as well as the ferry boat from Rüdesheim to Bingen are not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.

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.


For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Available rental bikes

7 speed bike
27 speed bike
Velociped E-Bike
7 speed bike

We would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and is perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27 speed bike

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Velociped E-Bike


E-bikes combine a lot of advantages. The electric drive ensures a completely relaxed cycling, even during long tours or on hilly routes. Other features, such as a suspension seat post and front fork plus well-tuned gears, ensure additional riding comfort.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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