Strasbourg in France near the German border. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Jonathan Martz

Reisling is a local favorite in Germany. Photo via Flickr:LollyKnit

German Wine Route

Germany Bike Tours

Bike along the romantic Rhine…

  • Wine can be grown only where it is really beautiful. It needs a mild climate, plenty of sun, and a slightly hilly terrain with little wind. Add some ancient culture, lovely towns, and quaint villages and you get this tour - through some of Europe's most beautiful holiday regions: Rhein-Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden Baden, and the Alsace. For centuries, excellent wine has been cultivated in this region and also a delectable and varied cuisine, which ranges from "Saumagen" to Alsatian. It is more than one can hope for.

    Mainz, Worms, Baden Baden, and Strasbourg are only some of the many cultural highlights. This is a road bike tour in Germany to relax, have fun, and get to know the country and its people!

    Looking for more? Check out our full list of bicycle tours in Germany here.

  • 8 DAY TOUR

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Season 1

    Price £ 796 $ 1,270 843 NOK 8360 kr 7717 $ 1,003

    Price £ 692 $ 1,104 733 NOK 7269 kr 6710 $ 872

    Season 2

    Price £ 835 $ 1,332 884 NOK 8766 kr 8092 $ 1,052

    Price £ 731 $ 1,166 774 NOK 7676 kr 7085 $ 921

    Season 3

    Price £ 873 $ 1,392 924 NOK 9163 kr 8458 $ 1,100

    Price £ 759 $ 1,211 804 NOK 7973 kr 7360 $ 957

    Single supplement:

    Price £ 260 $ 414 275 NOK 2727 kr 2517 $ 327

    Price £ 203 $ 324 215 NOK 2132 kr 1968 $ 256

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 222 $ 354 235 NOK 2330 kr 2151 $ 280

    Price £ 208 $ 331 220 NOK 2182 kr 2014 $ 262

    6 DAY TOUR

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Season 1

    Price £ 612 $ 976 648 NOK 6426 kr 5932 $ 771

    Price £ 555 $ 886 588 NOK 5831 kr 5382 $ 700

    Season 2

    Price £ 651 $ 1,038 689 NOK 6833 kr 6307 $ 820

    Price £ 585 $ 932 619 NOK 6138 kr 5666 $ 737

    Season 3

    Price £ 679 $ 1,083 719 NOK 7130 kr 6582 $ 856

    Price £ 613 $ 978 649 NOK 6436 kr 5941 $ 772

    Single supplement:

    Price £ 227 $ 362 240 NOK 2380 kr 2197 $ 286

    Price £ 151 $ 241 160 NOK 1587 kr 1465 $ 190

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 170 $ 271 180 NOK 1785 kr 1648 $ 214

    Price £ 151 $ 241 160 NOK 1587 kr 1465 $ 190

    Season 1: April 1 to April 8 + April 17 to May 14 + October 2 to October 31

    Season 2: April 9 to April 16 + May 15 to June 10 + September 18 to October 1

    Season 3: June 11 to September 17

    Cat 1= 3 and 4 star hotels

    Cat 2= 3 star hotels and winegrower's inn

    Rental GPS Garmin Etrex with maps, 8/6 day tour: £ 61 $ 98 65 NOK 645 kr 595 $ 77

    Return transfer shuttle: £ 156 $ 249 165 NOK 1636 kr 1510 $ 196

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

     

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Strasbourg

    Price £ 71 $ 113 75 NOK 744 kr 687 $ 89

    Price £ 50 $ 80 53 NOK 526 kr 485 $ 63

    Single supplement

    Price £ 27 $ 44 29 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35

    Price £ 27 $ 44 29 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35

    Mainz

    Price £ 50 $ 80 53 NOK 526 kr 485 $ 63

    Price £ 50 $ 80 53 NOK 526 kr 485 $ 63

    Single supplement:

    Price £ 40 $ 63 42 NOK 417 kr 384 $ 50

    Price £ 39 $ 62 41 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Frankfurt International Airport

    Local Travel

    Directly from the airport, take a train to Mainz which takes about 20 minutes and costs approximately €12. From the station in Mainz, taxi to hotel. To return to Mainz from Strasbourg, there is a bus transfer available for €135 per person (this includes bike for those who bring their own).

    Climate

    Check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures for the area in degrees F are: April 56/39°, May 66/47°, June 71/53°, July 75/57°, August 75/56°, September 68/51°, October 57/43°

    Recommended

    GPS equipment with map function is available for rental for €35


Where You’ll Stay

There are two levels of accommodations for this tour
Category 1= 3 and 4 star hotels Category 2= 3 star hotels and winegrower’s inns

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 5 or 7 nights
  • 7 or 5 x breakfast buffets
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Detailed road book (contains sight descriptions, route information, and restaurant recommendations)
  • Service hotline seven days a week
  • Road bike

What’s Not Included

  • Additional meals (dinner can be included for a supplement)
  • Local transportation by train or taxi
  • GPS device Garmin Etrex including GPS tracks
  • Bus transfer back to Mainz
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

Additional overnights available in Mainz or Strasbourg.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate–Difficult
Length6–8 days
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Tour Dates

Daily arrival from April 1 to October 31, 2017

Skill Level

Moderate to difficult. This is a self-guided hotel tour with daily distances ranging from 50 to 56 miles. The terrain ranges from flat to hilly. Some climbs are challenging. There is a 2,370 hm given or difference in altitude.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

German Wine Route Map

OPTION 1: 8 days/7 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Mainz
Day 2: Mainz - Bad Dürkheim, 50 miles/80 km/450 hm*
Day 3: Roundtrip Bad Dürkheim through Palatinate/Bad Dürkheim, 56 miles/90 km/475 hm (or rest day)
Day 4: Bad Dürkheim - Bad Bergzabern, 53 miles/85 km/570 hm
Day 5: Roundtrip from Bad Bergzabern through Alsace/Bad Bergzabern, 53 miles/85 km/375 hm (or rest day)
Day 6: Bad Bergzabern - Baden Baden, 56 miles/90 km/250 hm
Day 7: Baden Baden - Strasbourg, 53 miles/85 km/230 hm
Day 8: Strasbourg, individual departure

* Höhenmeter (hm) is a term used to show height difference or meters ascended.

All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Arrival in Mainz
In this city on the banks of the Rhine, you will experience over 2000 years of history. The first European books printed using movable type were manufactured in Mainz by Gutenberg in the early 1450s. You can visit the Gutenberg museum to learn more. The 1000 year old Mainz Cathedral is an example of several different architectural influences. Predominantly Romanesque in style, one can see Baroque, post romanesque, and gothic.

DAY 2: Mainz - Bad Dürkheim, 50 mi/80 km/450 hm
In order to become familiar with your bike, you will cycle from Mainz through the Rhine-Hessen vineyards in a leisurely way. Nice little villages and a slightly hilly terrain lead you to the German Wine Route.

DAY 3: Roundtrip, Bad Dürkheim - Palatinate, 56 mi/90 km/475 hm (or rest day)
On this day, the terrain is a little bit more demanding. Beautiful views over the vineyards as well as nice medieval towns provide a lot of variation.

DAY 4: Bad Dürkheim - Bad Bergzabern, 53 mi/85 km/375 hm
At the center of the German Wine Route, in Neustadt, the route takes you through the Pfälzerwald (Palatinate Forest) on pleasant roads with little traffic. This is an area of outstanding beauty. It is here that you will be able to really let go and simply enjoy cycling.

DAY 5: Roundtrip, Bad Bergzabern - Alsace, 53 mi/85 km/375 hm (or rest day)
Today your Germany bike tour starts on lovely by roads in the Palatinate Forest. You will enjoy nice panoramic views in the hilly Alsace region. The final destination for the day will be the Southern Wine Route.

DAY 6: Bad Bergzabern - Baden Baden, 56 mi/90 km/250 hm
Former military roads will lead you to the Rhine. From there , you will follow the foothills of the Black Forest till Baden Baden, which translated means Bath Bathe. The springs here have been known for more than 2,000 years and their composition resembles that of the Roman baths of the 3rd century. The water at the baths of "Caracalla-Therme" spa is rich in sodium chloride and comes from artesian wells 5,900 ft. under the mountain. You will want to indulge yourself!

DAY 7: Baden Baden - Strasbourg, 53 mi/85 km/230 hm
Through the Baden Wineland and Baden Wine Route, you will cycle back to the Rhine and the Alsace region. From there, its only a few kilometers until you reach Strasbourg, which is one of the most beautiful and ultimate European cities. It is where France and Germany "collide", sitting right on the border of the two countries. It can be hard to discern which country you are truly in. Be sure to visit the Strasbourg Cathedral, one of Europe's most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture.

DAY 8: Strasbourg
Individual departure or prolongation

OPTION 2: 6 days/5 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Mainz
Day 2: Mainz - Bad Dürkheim, 50 miles/80 km/450 hm*
Day 3: Bad Dürkheim - Bad Bergzabern, 53 miles/85 km/570 hm
Day 4: Bad Bergzabern - Baden Baden, 56 miles/90 km/250 hm
Day 5: Baden Baden - Strasbourg, 53 miles/85 km/230 hm
​Day 6: Departure from Strasbourg

*Höhenmeter (hm) is a term used to show height difference or meters ascended.

(All distances are approximate.)

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Customer Feedback

  • Michael Kieda 6 years ago

    Simply put this was the best cycling adventure I have ever enjoyed, thanks to the beautiful scenery, challenging and rewarding routes, delightful accomodations, an excellent and well equipped bike, and a very conscientious tour operator. I have not yet selected the tour I will do this summer, but even with all the places I want to explore, I am seriously considering doing this tour again - it was that good!

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