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: £ 595 $ 1,318 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791

    Season supplement: (arrivals from May 1 to September 9): £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57

    Single room: £ 756 $ 1,676 890 $ 1341 NOK 8381 kr 7736 $ 1,006

    Category B:  £ 506 $ 1,121 595 $ 896 NOK 5603 kr 5172 $ 672

    Season supplement (arrivals from May 1 to September 9): £ 34 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45

    Single room: £ 675 $ 1,497 795 $ 1198 NOK 7486 kr 6910 $ 898

    Triple and quad rooms available. Ask us for pricing.

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113

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

    Category A: £ 63 $ 139 74 $ 111 NOK 697 kr 643 $ 84

    Single room: £ 93 $ 205 109 $ 164 NOK 1026 kr 947 $ 123

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

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

     

    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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