Wasgau wine region in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Photo via Flickr:Pixelfreude Photography

Riverside cafe in Mainz, Germany. Photo via Flickr:Florian Christoph

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 £ 685 $ 1,174 843 NOK 8219 kr 7587 $ 986

    Price £ 636 $ 1,091 783 NOK 7634 kr 7047 $ 916

    Single room £ 869 $ 1,490 1070 NOK 10433 kr 9630 $ 1,252 £ 788 $ 1,351 970 NOK 9458 kr 8730 $ 1,135

    Season 2

    Price £ 774 $ 1,327 953 NOK 9292 kr 8577 $ 1,115

    Price £ 629 $ 1,078 774 NOK 7547 kr 6966 $ 906

    Single room £ 959 $ 1,644 1180 NOK 11505 kr 10620 $ 1,381 £ 869 $ 1,490 1070 NOK 10433 kr 9630 $ 1,252

    Season 3

    Price £ 795 $ 1,362 978 NOK 9536 kr 8802 $ 1,144

    Price £ 653 $ 1,120 804 NOK 7839 kr 7236 $ 941

    Single room £ 979 $ 1,678 1205 NOK 11749 kr 10845 $ 1,410 £ 890 $ 1,525 1095 NOK 10676 kr 9855 $ 1,281

    Supplement for single traveler:

    Price £ 85 $ 146 105 NOK 1024 kr 945 $ 123

    Price £ 85 $ 146 105 NOK 1024 kr 945 $ 123

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 207 $ 355 255 NOK 2486 kr 2295 $ 298

    Price £ 179 $ 306 220 NOK 2145 kr 1980 $ 257

    6 DAY TOUR

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Season 1

    Price £ 551 $ 944 678 NOK 6611 kr 6102 $ 793

    Price £ 510 $ 875 628 NOK 6123 kr 5652 $ 735

    Single room £ 699 $ 1,198 860 NOK 8385 kr 7740 $ 1,006 £ 634 $ 1,086 780 NOK 7605 kr 7020 $ 913

    Season 2

    Price £ 624 $ 1,070 768 NOK 7488 kr 6912 $ 899

    Price £ 575 $ 986 708 NOK 6903 kr 6372 $ 828

    Single room £ 772 $ 1,323 950 NOK 9263 kr 8550 $ 1,112 £ 699 $ 1,198 860 NOK 8385 kr 7740 $ 1,006

    Season 3

    Price £ 648 $ 1,112 798 NOK 7781 kr 7182 $ 934

    Price £ 592 $ 1,014 728 NOK 7098 kr 6552 $ 852

    Single room £ 796 $ 1,365 980 NOK 9555 kr 8820 $ 1,147 £ 731 $ 1,254 900 NOK 8775 kr 8100 $ 1,053

    Supplement for single traveler:

    Price £ 85 $ 146 105 NOK 1024 kr 945 $ 123

    Price £ 85 $ 146 105 NOK 1024 kr 945 $ 123

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 146 $ 251 180 NOK 1755 kr 1620 $ 211

    Price £ 134 $ 230 165 NOK 1609 kr 1485 $ 193

    Season 1: March 29 to April 29 + October 1 to October 28

    Season 2: June 4 to July 5 + September 10 to September 30

    Season 3: May 1 to June 3 and July 6 to September 9

    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: £ 16 $ 28 20 NOK 195 kr 180 $ 23

    Return transfer shuttle: £ 150 $ 258 185 NOK 1804 kr 1665 $ 216

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

     

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Strasbourg

    Price £ 61 $ 104 75 NOK 731 kr 675 $ 88

    Price £ 45 $ 77 55 NOK 536 kr 495 $ 64

    Single supplement

    Price £ 24 $ 42 30 NOK 293 kr 270 $ 35

    Price £ 32 $ 54 39 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46

    Mainz

    Price £ 43 $ 74 53 NOK 517 kr 477 $ 62

    Price £ 43 $ 74 53 NOK 517 kr 477 $ 62

    Single supplement:

    Price £ 24 $ 42 30 NOK 293 kr 270 $ 35

    Price £ 24 $ 42 30 NOK 293 kr 270 $ 35

    please note

    Rates are per person 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 €20


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 March 29 to October 28, 2018

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 7 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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