Speyer, Germany. Photo via Flickr:alainim
Enjoy a beer at a Heidelberger Brauerei on your German bike tour - Photo via Flickr:Rusty Boxcars

Gorgeous Heidelberg at night. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Godoi

Heidelberg to the Nibelungen Bike Tour

Germany Bike Tours

Bike Heidelberg and many old German towns and villages

  • The town of Heidelberg is the starting point of this tour. Located on the Neckar River, Heidelberg is well-known for its University, which was the leading one of its kind in 19th century Germany and is also the oldest in the country (having been founded in 1386)! You follow the Bergstraße and the famous Pfälzer Weinstraße on well-developed cycle paths and quiet country roads

    Highlights:

    • 16th-17th century Schloß
    • Scenic path, the Philosophenweg
    • Old bridge gate
    • Ladenburg, oldest German village on the right side of Rhine
    • Oden Forest
    • Bergstraße
    • Royal Hall of the Karolinger
    • Worms
    • Wachten Castle
    • Quaint center of Neustadt
    • Speyer

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  • Category A: £ 590 $ 1,307 694 $ 1046 NOK 6535 kr 6032 $ 784

    Single room: £ 751 $ 1,665 884 $ 1332 NOK 8324 kr 7684 $ 999

    Season supplement: (arrivals from May 1 to June 20): £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158

    Season supplement: (arrivals from June 21 to Aug 17): £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

    Season supplement: (arrivals from Aug 18 to Sept 25): £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158

    Category B:  £ 505 $ 1,119 594 $ 895 NOK 5594 kr 5163 $ 671

    Single room: £ 649 $ 1,439 764 $ 1151 NOK 7194 kr 6641 $ 863

    Season supplement: (arrivals from May 1 to June 20): £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158

    Season supplement: (arrivals from June 21 to Aug 17): £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

    Season supplement: (arrivals from Aug 18 to Sept 25): £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158

    Triple and quad rooms available. Ask us for pricing.

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 89 $ 198 105 $ 158 NOK 989 kr 913 $ 119

    Extra nights in Heidelberg (price is per person/night)

    Category A: £ 64 $ 141 75 $ 113 NOK 706 kr 652 $ 85

    Single room: £ 98 $ 217 115 $ 173 NOK 1083 kr 1000 $ 130

    Category B:  £ 51 $ 113 60 $ 90 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68

    Single room: £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102

    Komoot navigation system: £ 25 $ 57 30 $ 45 NOK 283 kr 261 $ 34

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Frankfurt.

    Local Travel

    Train from Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg, 1-1½ hr. depending on connections.

    Climate

    The average high/low in °F in Heidelberg is approx. 59/41 in April, 66/48 May, 71/53 June, 75/57 July, 73/53 August & 68/50 September. A good website to research average high/low temperatures and other important weather-related facts is weatherbase.com

    Recommended

    Extra night in Heidelberg after tour.

    Documents

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Where You’ll Stay

Category A: Comfortable middle class 3-and 4-star hotels
Category B: Quality inns and 3-star hotels

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • Breakfasts (mostly buffet)
  • 21/24-speed hybrid bicycle with one pannier and handlebar bag per room
  • Luggage transfer
  • Entrance to castle Heidelberg & cableway ticket
  • Tour information packet
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • GPS data on request
  • Service hotline
  • Bicycle protection

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights in Heidelberg available.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
From594 Rates
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Tour Dates

2020

Every Sunday from April 20 to October 5, 2020

(Possible daily for groups of 4 people or more)

Skill Level

This tour is classified as easy to moderate self-guided hotel tour with daily distances ranging from 16 to 37 miles. Routes make use of good, hard asphalt roads (bike paths/side streets). The terrain is almost entirely flat with a possible sloping hill or two.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Heidelberg to the Nibelungen Map

Day 1: Arrival in Heidelberg
Day 2: Heidelberg - Benshein/Zwingenberg, 26/29 mi. (42/48 km)
Day 3: Zwingenberg/Bensheim - Worms, 22/26 mi. (36/42 km)
Day 4: Worms - Deidesheim, 24 to 34 mi. (38 to 55 km)
Day 5: Deidesheim - Speyer, 15 to 24 mi. (25 to 39 km)
Day 6: Speyer - Heidelberg, 17 mi. (28 km).
Day 7: Departure

*All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Arrival in Heidelberg
Individual arrival in Heidelberg. Visit the castle and the historic student prison or University library with the precious Manesse handwriting. In the evening, we recommend a stroll through the "Untere Straße," where there are numerous bars.

DAY 2: Heidelberg - Bensheim/Zwingenberg, 26/29 mi. (42/48 km)
Today, you'll begin the bike tour riding along the Neckar River to Ladenberg, the oldest German village on the right side of the Rhine. In the open-air museum, you can adore the ruins of the Roman Lopodunum. Then, you'll follow the "Bergstraße" at the foot of the Oden forest to the former hunting region of the Nibelungen. Afterward, you'll ride past quaint villages and castles of the Karolinger nobility and reach the village center of Heppenheim that is surrounded by picturesque half-timbered houses. Passing Bernsheim, you'll next enter into Zwingenberg, a 700-year-old town, and your overnight stop.

DAY 3: Bensheim/Zwingenberg - Worms, 22/26 mi. (36/42 km)
Today's first highlights include the Gate of the Karolinger and the Royal Hall in Lorsch. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has placed the pre-Romantic building on the list of world heritages. At Worms, you'll cross the Rhine. Here, you can marvel at the emperor's Catherdral and the historic churches.

DAY 4: Worms - Deidesheim, 24 to 34 mi. (38 to 55 km)
Leaving the Luther Cathedral in the Nibelungen city of Worms, you'll come to a famous wine road. The mild climate makes it possible to plant grapes as well as exotic fruits like citrons and figs. The stay for this evening will be in Deidsheim or Neustadt.

DAY 5: Deidesheim - Speyer, 15 to 24 mi. (25 to 39 km)
Along "Weinstraße," you will travel to Wachenheim, where you can take a side-trip on foot to Wachtenburg. Afterward, the wine region Deidesheim awaits you, with a lot of framework and homeliness. Stroll through the old town of Neustadt or be spoiled by the famous cuisine of the "Pfälzer" folks. Next, you'll cycle through the forests along the well-signposted bike path from Neustadt to Speyer. Speyer's landmark is the emperor's cathedral dating back to the year 1030, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Don't miss a visit to the Pfalz Museum.

DAY 6: Speyer - Heidelberg, 17 mi. (28 km)
Today, you'll follow the bike path of the "Kurpfalz" route via Schwetzingen, which is famous for its asparagus fields and its beautiful castle gardens. Today you'll end back in Heidelberg, leaving you plenty of time to explore what you may have missed at the beginning of the tour!

DAY 7: Departure from Heidelberg

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