Fantastic cycling tour through the Rheingau and breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. First along the Main and later along the Rhine, you will be riding on comfortable bike paths through fantastic landscapes – past medieval towns and villages. Almost all the time you cycle along the water past vineyards and imposing castles in the Middle Rhine Valley. Admire the richness of the german cultural landscape and experience the highlights of german history and culture. This fantastic pleasure trip takes you from the modern high-rise buildings in Frankfurt over the birthplace of the letterpress printing – Mainz- to the historic fortress Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz with the german corner (Deutsches Eck).
- Fantastic river landscapes of the Main and Rhine
- UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley
- Romantic old towns of Mainz, Rüdesheim, Oberwesel and Koblenz and many small wine villages along the route
- Niederwald monument near Rüdesheim
- World famous Loreley Rock
- “Deutsches Eck” in Koblenz
- Day 1: From Frankfurt to Mainz (42 km by bike)
- Day 2: From Mainz to Oberwesel (73 km by bike)
- Day 3: From Oberwesel to Koblenz (58 km by bike)
- Day 4: Departure
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.
Day 1: From Frankfurt to Mainz | Approx. 26 miles / 42 kilometers by bike
Today’s bike route leads you from Frankfurt – always along the river Main – to the medieval old town of Höchst. It once belonged to the possessions of the Archbishopric of Main; today it is a district of Frankfurt. After a leisurely break – perhaps with Ebbelwoi and handkäs with music (local applewine and cheese) – the tour goes on towards Eddersheim. After you have passed the first vineyards and old towns, you will reach the river mouth of the river Main into the Rhine. Crossing the Rhine, you will now reach Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. The city looks back on over 2000 years of history. Sights such as the mighty cathedral or the Gutenberg Museum are waiting for your visit.
1st night in Mainz: Hotel Hammer (B) / Hotel Hilton Mainz (A)
Day 2: From Mainz to Oberwesel | Approx. 45 miles / 73 kilometers by bike
After a relaxing night in the old Roman city of Mainz, you cycle today along the Rhine. Important wine towns and fantastic views are waiting for you. After you have passed the picturesque town of Eltville, you will reach the world-famous wine town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. A detour to the Niederwald monument with the chairlift is highly recommended. The view from the top is fantastic. Behind Rüdesheim, you change to the other side of the river. Soon already you will see Kaub with it’s almost 700-year-old toll castle , which stands on a small island in the middle of the Rhine. The tour continues through the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. The cultural landscape is characterized by winegrowing. After a break in the picturesque town of Bacharach with many photo-motifs, you will reach Oberwesel. The small town still has parts of its city wall with 16 defensive towers. The medieval castle Schönburg is perched high on the valley trail. The many wine taverns invite you to a glass of wine and tasty specialties from the region.
2. Overnight stay in Oberwesel: Hotel Augustinus (B), Weinhaus Weiler (B) / Burghotel Schönburg (A)
Day 3: From Oberwesel to Koblenz | Approx. 36 miles / 58 kilometers by bike
The cycling tour continues on the western left bank of the Rhine. Between Urbar and St. Goar you have a great view of the world famous and legendary Loreley Rock. According to the narrative, a woman has combed her hair on the rock and with her singing bewitched the sailors who then capsized and died. A bronze statue at the foot of the rock recalls this legend. We continue on the bikes to Boppard. There is a ride with a chair lift to the “Vierseenblick”. From here you have a unique view of the Rhine. Behind Boppard it is only a few kilometers to Koblenz. High above the city lies the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. Since the national Garden Show 2011, a cable car has been taking visitors from the Old Town across the Rhine to the former Prussian fortress. At the German corner you will be welcomed by Emperor Wilhelm I in the city at the Rhine and Moselle.
3. Overnight stay in Koblenz: Hotel Brenner (B) / Hotel Mercure Koblenz (A))
Day 4: Departure
From Koblenz you can easily return to Frankfurt by train.