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

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: £ 600 $ 1,209 700 $ 1064 NOK 6650 kr 6138 $ 798

    Season supplement: (arrivals from May 1 to September 9): £ 43 $ 86 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57

    Single room: £ 763 $ 1,537 890 $ 1353 NOK 8455 kr 7805 $ 1,015

    Category B:  £ 510 $ 1,028 595 $ 904 NOK 5653 kr 5218 $ 678

    Season supplement (arrivals from May 1 to September 9): £ 34 $ 69 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46

    Single room: £ 681 $ 1,373 795 $ 1208 NOK 7553 kr 6972 $ 906

    Triple and quad rooms available. Ask us for pricing.

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

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

    Category A: £ 63 $ 128 74 $ 112 NOK 703 kr 649 $ 84

    Single room: £ 93 $ 188 109 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124

    Category B:  £ 51 $ 104 60 $ 91 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68

    Single room: £ 77 $ 155 90 $ 137 NOK 855 kr 789 $ 103

     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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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.

    Recommended

    Extra night in Heidelberg after tour.


Where You’ll Stay

Category A: Comfortable middle class hotels
Category B: Quality inns and 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

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights in Heidelberg available.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length7 days
From595 Rates
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Tour Dates

Every Monday from April 8 to October 7, 2019

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 - Bad Dürkheim/Deidesheim/Neustadt, 24 to 37 mi. (39 to 60 km)
Day 5: Bad Dürkheim/Deidesheim/Neustadt - Speyer, 17 to 30 mi. (27 to 48 km)
Day 6: Speyer - Heidelberg, 17 mi. (28 km).
Day 7: Departure

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. Afterwards, 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 - Bad Dürkheim/Deidesheim/Neustadt, 24 to 37 mi. (39 to 60 km)
Leaving the Luther Cathedral behing 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 either in Bad Dürkheim with saltworks and the giant barrel of Dürkheim or alternatively in Deidsheim or Neustadt.

DAY 5: Bad Dürkheim/Deidesheim/Neustadt - Speyer, 17 to 30 mi. (27 to 48 km)
Along "Weinstraße," you'll pass Wachenheim, where you can take a stroll to the Wachtenburg Castle. Later today, you'll reach the viticulture village of Deidsheim with a multitudinous of framework houses and a comfortable ambience. 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-sign posted 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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