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 £ 816 $ 1,270 843 NOK 8571 kr 7911 $ 1,028

    Price £ 758 $ 1,179 783 NOK 7961 kr 7348 $ 955

    Single room £ 1036 $ 1,612 1070 NOK 10878 kr 10042 $ 1,305 £ 939 $ 1,461 970 NOK 9862 kr 9103 $ 1,183

    Season 2

    Price £ 923 $ 1,435 953 NOK 9689 kr 8944 $ 1,163

    Price £ 749 $ 1,166 774 NOK 7869 kr 7264 $ 944

    Single room £ 1143 $ 1,777 1180 NOK 11997 kr 11074 $ 1,440 £ 1036 $ 1,612 1070 NOK 10878 kr 10042 $ 1,305

    Season 3

    Price £ 947 $ 1,473 978 NOK 9943 kr 9178 $ 1,193

    Price £ 778 $ 1,211 804 NOK 8174 kr 7545 $ 981

    Single room £ 1167 $ 1,815 1205 NOK 12251 kr 11308 $ 1,470 £ 1060 $ 1,649 1095 NOK 11133 kr 10276 $ 1,336

    Supplement for single traveler:

    Price £ 102 $ 158 105 NOK 1068 kr 985 $ 128

    Price £ 102 $ 158 105 NOK 1068 kr 985 $ 128

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 247 $ 384 255 NOK 2593 kr 2393 $ 311

    Price £ 213 $ 331 220 NOK 2237 kr 2065 $ 268

    6 DAY TOUR

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Season 1

    Price £ 656 $ 1,021 678 NOK 6893 kr 6363 $ 827

    Price £ 608 $ 946 628 NOK 6385 kr 5894 $ 766

    Single room £ 833 $ 1,295 860 NOK 8743 kr 8071 $ 1,049 £ 755 $ 1,175 780 NOK 7930 kr 7320 $ 952

    Season 2

    Price £ 744 $ 1,157 768 NOK 7808 kr 7207 $ 937

    Price £ 686 $ 1,066 708 NOK 7198 kr 6644 $ 864

    Single room £ 920 $ 1,431 950 NOK 9658 kr 8915 $ 1,159 £ 833 $ 1,295 860 NOK 8743 kr 8071 $ 1,049

    Season 3

    Price £ 773 $ 1,202 798 NOK 8113 kr 7489 $ 974

    Price £ 705 $ 1,096 728 NOK 7401 kr 6832 $ 888

    Single room £ 949 $ 1,476 980 NOK 9963 kr 9197 $ 1,196 £ 871 $ 1,356 900 NOK 9150 kr 8446 $ 1,098

    Supplement for single traveler:

    Price £ 102 $ 158 105 NOK 1068 kr 985 $ 128

    Price £ 102 $ 158 105 NOK 1068 kr 985 $ 128

    Including dinners:

    Price £ 174 $ 271 180 NOK 1830 kr 1689 $ 220

    Price £ 160 $ 249 165 NOK 1678 kr 1548 $ 201

    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: £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 203 kr 188 $ 24

    Return transfer shuttle: £ 179 $ 279 185 NOK 1881 kr 1736 $ 226

    Extra nights (price is per person/night):

     

    Cat 1

    Cat 2

    Strasbourg

    Price £ 73 $ 113 75 NOK 763 kr 704 $ 92

    Price £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67

    Single supplement

    Price £ 29 $ 45 30 NOK 305 kr 282 $ 37

    Price £ 38 $ 59 39 NOK 397 kr 366 $ 48

    Mainz

    Price £ 51 $ 80 53 NOK 539 kr 497 $ 65

    Price £ 51 $ 80 53 NOK 539 kr 497 $ 65

    Single supplement:

    Price £ 29 $ 45 30 NOK 305 kr 282 $ 37

    Price £ 29 $ 45 30 NOK 305 kr 282 $ 37

    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 €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 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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