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Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
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Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany
Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben ***
Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben ***
Heidelberg: Die Hirschgasse ****
Heidelberg: Die Hirschgasse ****
Heidelberg: Hotel Arthotel ****
Heidelberg: Hotel Arthotel ****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Worms: Parkhotel Prinz Carl****
Worms: Sandwiese Weingut Weinhotel****
Worms: Sandwiese Weingut Weinhotel****
Mainz: Hotel Hammer***
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****

Idyllic Palatinate | Self-guided | Germany

6 Days
01.05.2024 - 06.10.2024
from 845 €
pro Person
description

"Embark on a wonderful journey through history with this cycling tour, traversing idyllic landscapes that showcase the beauty of Germany's cultural heritage. Meandering along riverbanks, through vineyards, and amidst forests, you'll be treated to breathtaking scenery at every turn. Experience the richness of the German cultural landscape as you pedal through the Rheingau and the Palatinate, encountering highlights of history and culture along the way. From ancient castles to charming villages, each stop offers a glimpse into Germany's storied past and vibrant present. This charming and idyllic pleasure trip culminates back at the starting point in Frankfurt, where you can reflect on the memories made and the beauty discovered during your journey through time."



Highlights

  • Cycle route along the wine region “Bergstraße” with romantic places and mighty castles
  • UNESCO World Heritage Heidelberg and Lorsch
  • Wine region “Pfalz” (Palatinate) with overnight stay in the idyllic Rhodt under Riedburg
  • Romanesque architecture in Speyer and Worms
  • Tour of the Old Town of Mainz
  • Cycle routes from the Rhine and Main
  • Total route length: 196 miles / 315 kilometers


Itinerary

  • Day 1: From Frankfurt to Zwingenberg (59 km by bike)
  • Day 2: From Zwingenberg to Heidelberg (45 km by bike)
  • Day 3: From Heidelberg to Rhodt under Riedburg (52 km by bike)
  • Day 4: From Roth to Riedburg to Worms (58 km by bike)
  • Day 5: From Worms to Mainz (58 km by bike)
  • Day 6: From Mainz to Frankfurt (43 km by bike)

All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations/detours caused by roadwork. In this case, please follow the directions posted on site.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: From Frankfurt to Zwingenberg | Approx. 37 miles / 59 kilometers by bike
Today's bike route promises a journey through enchanting forests and historic towns, offering a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Your first stop is the historic old town of Dreieichenhain, where you'll be transported back in time amidst the ruins of a water castle belonging to the Staufer dynasty. Wander through the charming streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses, each telling its own story of centuries past. Continuing your exploration, you'll arrive at Kranichstein, home to the hunting castle of the Hessian Landgraves. This majestic castle, now transformed into a hunting museum, sits serenely beside a tranquil lake, its spectacular setting adding to the allure of its exhibits.
As you pedal onward, don't miss the opportunity to visit the picturesque park Rosenhöhe, adorned with two magnificent mausoleums. Here, amidst lush greenery and serene surroundings, you'll find a sense of peace and tranquility that invites reflection and contemplation. In Zwingenberg, your journey culminates with a breathtaking vista of famous vineyards cascading down the steep slopes of the Odenwald. Take a moment to admire the panoramic view of the town and the Rhine area, capturing the beauty of the landscape in a memorable photograph.
With each stop along the way, you'll uncover hidden gems and treasured landmarks, weaving together the rich tapestry of Germany's history and natural beauty. So, saddle up and embrace the adventure as you cycle through forests, towns, and vineyards, discovering the magic of the German countryside with each pedal stroke. First Overnight stay in Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben

Day 2: From Zwingenberg to Heidelberg | Approx. 28 miles / 45 kilometers by bike
In Lorsch, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the historic "Torhalle," a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site that stands as a testament to the region's rich history. Dating back to the Carolingian period, this iconic "Gate Hall" is the sole survivor of the monastery, offering a glimpse into centuries past and the architectural grandeur of the time. However, the true highlight of today's journey awaits in the magical city of Heidelberg, nestled along the banks of the Neckar river. With its world-renowned city panorama framed by the majestic Heidelberg Castle, this city promises an unforgettable experience. 
A detailed tour of the old town and the charming alleyways surrounding the gothic Church of the Holy Spirit will reveal the city's timeless charm and rich cultural heritage. Don't miss the chance to capture a fantastic photo motif from the "Old Bridge," which offers an impressive view of the cityscape. For easy access to the castle, the original rack railway provides a convenient and scenic ride, allowing you to ascend to the heights of Heidelberg Castle and soak in panoramic views of the city below. As you explore the historic sites and picturesque landscapes of Lorsch and Heidelberg, you'll be immersed in the beauty and history of the region, leaving you with cherished memories of your journey through Germany's cultural treasures. 2. Overnight in Heidelberg.

Day 3: From Heidelberg to Rhodt under Riedburg | Approx. 32 miles / 52 kilometers by bike
In the heart of Schwetzingen, you'll discover the opulent castle grounds, dating back to the 18th century. A harmonious blend of geometric precision and natural landscaping, this site stands as a masterpiece of European horticulture. Continuing your journey along the Rhine, you'll come upon Speyer, renowned for its magnificent Romanesque cathedral. Holding the title of the largest preserved Romanesque cathedral globally, it proudly holds UNESCO World Heritage status. Following the serene cycle route, you'll be greeted by the quaint charm of Roth, a romantic wine town. Here, idyllic houses and picturesque vineyards paint a captivating scene. Finally, in homage to King Ludwig I, your cycling adventure concludes at the enchanting Villa Ludwigshöhe, nestled amidst rolling hills, offering a fitting end to your exploration of this historic region. 3. Overnight in Rhodt

Day 4: From Roth to Riedburg to Worms | Approx. 36 miles / 58 kilometers by bike
Today, you embark on a cycling journey through the picturesque landscape of the "Pfälzer Weinstraße" (Palatinate Wine Route). For wine enthusiasts, this region is a true paradise, boasting numerous renowned wine-growing villages that are sure to quicken the pulse. Thanks to its mild climate, the Palatinate region produces exceptional wines that delight connoisseurs worldwide. Your route leads you to Deidesheim, the largest wine-growing town in the Palatinate. Here, charming historic buildings abound, including the bishop's palace with its stunning castle grounds. Admire the grandeur of the double-flight staircase and the elegant aristocratic residences that add to the town's allure. Continuing your journey, you'll follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther to Worms, where the impressive Romanesque cathedral awaits. This medieval marvel stands as one of the most significant churches of its time. As you explore further, you'll encounter the Jewish cemetery, a poignant reminder of Worms' rich history, as one of the oldest Jewish communities once thrived here. Today, it stands as a protected monument, preserving the legacy of the past for future generations to contemplate. 4. Overnight stay in Worms.

Day 5: From Worms to Mainz | Approx. 36 miles / 58 kilometers by bike
As you meander through the gentle hill chains and vineyards, you'll arrive at the historic town of Oppenheim, renowned for its iconic Gothic Katharinenkirche (St. Catherine's Church). But Oppenheim harbors another captivating secret beneath its cobblestone streets – kilometers of underground passages whose origins remain shrouded in mystery. Embarking on a guided tour offers a tantalizing opportunity to explore these enigmatic catacombs, delving into the town's hidden history and intrigue. Continuing your journey, the cycle route leads you to the venerable state capital of Mainz, a city steeped in a rich tapestry of 2000 years of history. Here, remnants of ancient Roman civilization still stand proudly amidst the modern landscape, alongside Mainz's crowning jewel – one of the most significant domes along the Rhine. Pedaling through this historic bishop's seat, you'll be enchanted by a diverse array of towns renowned for their exceptional wine production.
As you follow the winding path along the Rhine, surrounded by lush vineyards and captivating scenery, you'll be immersed in the essence of this important wine-growing region. From the underground mysteries of Oppenheim to the ancient allure of Mainz, each stop along the cycle route promises a unique blend of history, culture, and the rich flavors of the vine. 5. Overnight stay in Mainz. 

Day 6: From Mainz to Frankfurt | Approx. 27 miles / 43 kilometers by bike
As you pedal leisurely across the Theodor-Heuss-Bridge, linking the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, a picturesque vista unfolds before you. On the Hessian side, the waters of the River Main merge gracefully with the mighty Rhine, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Along this scenic bike route, the charming wine town of Hochheim beckons with its stunning views and renowned Riesling wine, beloved even by English royalty. The tranquil river accompanies you for much of your journey back to Frankfurt, offering a serene backdrop as you pedal onwards. And as your cycling adventure draws to a close, a delicious reward awaits you in Sachsenhausen – the traditional Frankfurt delicacy known as "Handkäs mit Musik" (marinated cheese), served alongside refreshing apple wine. It's a fitting finale to your tour, bringing together the flavors and traditions of the region in one delightful experience.
 

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01.05.2024 - 06.10.2024
6 Days
01.05.2024 - 06.10.2024 | 6 Days
Accomodation: Idyllic Palatinate 6 Days Details
per person in double room Cat. A
965 €
per person in double room Cat B.
845 €
per person in single room Cat. A
1170 €
per person in single room Cat. B
1115 €
added options / discounts
Rental electric bike
195 € more info
Rent electric bike for the period of the tour with handover and return in Frankfurt.

Rental bike 24-speed
95 € more info
Rental bike with 24-speed derailleur and freewheel with handover and return in Frankfurt.

Rental helmet
10 € more info
Do you need a helmet?

More and more cyclists are realizing that wearing a helmet can increase your own safety. We leave the decision to wear a helmet to your personal discretion. Just as you are responsible for adhering to traffic regulations, the same applies to wearing a helmet.

It is best to inform yourself about suitable helmets for cyclists in good sports stores. terranova offers you a rental helmet for EUR 10,- if you reserve it with us in time (2-3 weeks before the start of your trip)!

Additional night in Frankfurt per person in double room, from
65 €

Additional night in Frankfurt per person in single room, from
75 €

accomodation / hotels
Accomodation: Idyllic Palatinate 6 Days weniger Infos
Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben ***
Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben ***
Heidelberg: Die Hirschgasse ****
Heidelberg: Die Hirschgasse ****
Heidelberg: Hotel Arthotel ****
Heidelberg: Hotel Arthotel ****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
Worms: Parkhotel Prinz Carl****
Worms: Sandwiese Weingut Weinhotel****
Worms: Sandwiese Weingut Weinhotel****
Mainz: Hotel Hammer***
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
Mainz: Hilton Hotel****
  • Zwingenberg: Hotel Poststuben***
    Enjoying a quiet location in the spa town of Auerbach, the Hotel is surrounded by the scenic Odenwald Forest. The comfortable rooms at the Hotel-Restaurant Poststuben have a TV and a terrace. Enjoy a rich, freshly prepared breakfast buffet.

     
  • Heidelberg: Die Hirschgasse***** (Kat. A)
    The Hotel Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg is over 500 years old. Famous personalities such as Bismarck and Mark Twain already were guests here. This historic hotel offers classic Laura-Ashley-style rooms.
     
  • Heidelberg: Hotel Arthotel**** (Kat. B)
    This boutique design hotel in Heidelberg offers modern rooms behind a historic facade. It is next to the university in the old town. Arthotel Heidelberg’s rooms and suites feature wooden floors, a flat-screen TV and a bathtub.

     
  • Rhodt unter Riedburg: Hotel Reebschule****
    This 4-star hotel is located near the village of Rhodt unter Rietburg in the “Pfälzerwald” Nature Park. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace with panoramic views. A breakfast buffet is served every morning at Hotel Alte Rebschule.

     
  • Worms: Sandwiese Weingut Weinhotel**** 
    The Hotel Sandwiese offers numerous comfortable rooms as well as a friendly, family atmosphere. According to ratings, this property offers the best value for money in Worms.

     
  • Mainz: Hilton Hotel**** (Kat. A)
    This hotel overlooks the Rhine, on the outskirts of Mainz’s historic Old Town. All rooms are elegantly furnished and modern equipped.
     
  • Mainz: Hotel Hammer*** (Kat. B)
    This family run, non smoking hotel is centrally located and offers comfortable, air conditioned rooms. They are equipped with high quality linens, slippers and a minibar.
terranova Customer Reviews
  • miss B. from Bad Driburg ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    "The individual cycle tour through the Palatinate offers the perfect opportunity to explore the region at your leisure. The route is varied and leads through charming villages and along the Rhine. A real highlight for all cyclists!"
     
  • couple B. from Wittmund ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    "A dream for wine lovers! The individual cycle tour through the Palatinate leads through picturesque vineyards and idyllic villages. The perfect opportunity to taste the regional wines directly on site. Thank you terranova, gladly again!"

 

services

  SERVICES

  • 5 nights in a double room with breakfast in well kept and terranova certified hotels
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service number with on site service
  • Map material with marked route
  • CO2 compensation in the region
     

The minimum number of participants is 2 persons.

Registration & Information:
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by mail: Info@terranova-touristik.de
by phone (Mo – Fr. 09:00 – 18:00): +49 – (0)69 – 693054

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terranova Touristik
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60594 Frankfurt a. M.
Germany
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