Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen
Deutschland Bike + Boat Tour
The itinerary of this Bike & Boat tour along Germany's oldest trade route - the Rhine River - reads like an excursion into history: The Dome of Worms, Nibelungen Gate, the historic old town and castle ruin of Heidelberg, and the intimidating fortification of Koblenz. Between all these places, you cycle through lovely historic villages with half-timbered houses, small alleys and then again past vineyards and idyllic river meadows. Enjoy a varied and highly interesting cycling adventure through Germany's south-western region.
Wo Sie übernachten
On the Comfort class boat, the MS Patria.
Was enthalten ist
- Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights
- Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Tour guide on board (does not ride with group)
- 7-speed hybrid bicycle
- Route descriptions and maps
- Welcome drink on first evening
- Daily coffee and tea until 4:00 pm
Was nicht enthalten ist
- Individual arrival to the boat
- Drinks (other than those mentioned)
- Museum entrance fees
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- Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen: May 4*, June 1, July 13, and August 24, 2013
- Bad Wimpfen to Koblenz: May 11*, July 20, and August 31, 2013
- *Now being offered at a discount! Please see pricing for details!
Easy, self-guided bike & boat tour. Routes follow country roads and bike paths that our mostly paved. The route is mainly flat without any climbs worth mentioning. Average daily distances range from 13 to 34 miles.
- Board in Koblenz
- Koblenz - Bingen - Mainz, 23 mi. (37 km)
- Mainz - Nierstein, 13 mi. (20 km)
- Nierstein - Worms, 25 mi. (40 km)
- Worms - Heidelberg, 34 mi. (55 km)
- Heidelberg - Eberbach, 24 mi. (38 km)
- Eberbach - Bad Wimpfen, 25 mi. (40 km)
*All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
Day 1: Board in Koblenz
Individual arrival to the ship. Boarding begins at 4 pm.
Day 2: Koblenz - Bingen - Mainz, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 3: Mainz - Nierstein, 13 mi. (20 km)
The many picturesque houses along the way through Mainz make your bike tour an experience. The tour goes to Nierstein, where your will enjoy your lunch on board. You can optionally explore a vineyard tractor wagon including a wine-tasting and diner at the local winegrowers.
Day 4: Nierstein - Worms, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today you will cycle to Worms via Oggenheim. Upon arrival in Worms, you may join a guided city tour of Worms – a city that proved to be quite crucial in German history. Highlights of the city include the famous dome of Worms, where emperors where crowned and the center of Nibelungen, where Sigfrid is said to have been murdered by Hagen. It is also known as the "City of Luther".
Day 5: Worms - Heidelberg, 34 mi. (55 km)
Crossing the Nibelungen bridge, you cycle to Lampertheim and Mannheim and then continue to Celtic town, Ladenburg. Today's cycling tour will end in Heidelberg which is famous for the oldest university of Germany. The old town still preserves the unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
Day 6: Heidelberg - Eberbach, 24 mi. (38 km)
From Heidelberg via Ziegelhausen, you will cycle to Neckargemünd and ride through Odenwald, Germany's lovely wooded low mountain range. Eberbach, with small and cornered alleys gives a good impression of every day life in medieval German towns.
Day 7: Eberbach - Bad Wimpfen, 25 mi. (40 km)
Fortress Hornsberg in Neckarzimmern is the first highlight that you will visit on today's cycling tour. Here, Götz von Berlichingen used to live. Today's destination, Bad Wimpfen, is a charming little village that gives the appearance of being straight out of the middle ages.
Day 8: Bad Wimpfen
Departure after breakfast.
*Bad Wimpfen to Koblenz is the reverse itinerary.*
Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen Schiffe und Boote
MS Patria Deutschland Comfort-Klasse Boot