Detailed information about the romantic tour of Rhine & Moselle

7 days / 6 nights - approx. 245 km, from 545 Euro
Independent tour, own travel arrangements - Tours begin daily from 10 April to 20 October
The Middle Rhine is a classic among cycling fans – a series of well-connected and beautifully flat cycle paths follow the river downstream and branch off to its numerous tributaries, including the Neckar, Main, Nahe, Lahn and Moselle. Along the way, the broad Rhineland Plain between the Palatinate and Odenwald forests becomes the narrow and dramatic Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Rüdesheim and Koblenz.

The dream landscape that lies ahead with its mild, almost mediterranean climate has been a source of enchantment for more than 2,000 years. Few other regions can boast such a diversity and abundance of cultural treasures, which are lined up one after another as you cycle along the route.

The imperial cathedral in Speyer is followed by St. Peter's Cathedral in Worms and St. Martin's Cathedral in Mainz. The stories behind these monumental buildings are closely associated with specific areas of German culture and history, such as Roman times, Jewish history, Martin Luther's Reformation, the Nibelungs legend and Gutenberg's printing press. Other highlights include one of the finest palace-park ensembles from the 17th/18th century in Schwetzingen and the castles and pretty medieval towns in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Riverboat cruises are a simply enchanting way to appreciate the full beauty of the narrow river valleys, either gliding along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley from Bingen or on the waters of the Moselle from Koblenz. Cycling into the heart of German wine country is all the better for the near mediterranean climate that makes it all possible. The names of the regions – Palatinate, Rheinhessen, Rheingau and Moselle – should be familiar to connoisseurs, while the outstanding wines they produce can be enjoyed in the ubiquitous vintners' taverns. A delightful way to while away the hours and an experience you'll never forget.

Route characteristics
Level terrain in the Rhine and Moselle valleys. Uses signposted, surfaced cycle paths throughout which avoid built-up areas and steer clear of busy roads.

Parking in Speyer
Free hotel car park or nearby public car parks

Train services
Mannheim train station (InterCityExpress services), regional services to Speyer, taxi fare to the hotel approx. €10.00; Koblenz train station (InterCity services), taxi fare to the station approx. €10.00

Return transfers between Koblenz & Speyer
Trains between Koblenz & Speyer depart every 30 mins., journey time approx. 2 to 2.5 hours, €35.00 to €50.00 per person incl. bike.

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  • Speyer: Enjoy a day in Speyer
  • Worms: Cathedral of Worms
  • Mainz: Old town of Mainz
  • Rhine Cycle Route: Caslte Pfalzgrafenstein in the River Rhine
  • Rhine Cycle Route: Have a break face to face with the Loreley rock
  • Rhine-Cycle Route: Boat face to face to Marksburg Castle (Braubach)
  • Koblenz: View to the German Corner
  • Koblenz: Fort Ehrenbreitstein
  • Moselle Cycle Route: Thurant Castle above Alken
  • Moselle Cycle Route: Inner city of Winningen

  7 days / 6 nights - approx. 245 km

Day 1: Speyer (day of arrival)
With the imperial cathedral, episcopal residence and the Old Gate, Speyer has retained much of its medieval charm, and boasts numerous attractions such as the Jewish baths and the Old Mint. The day ends in style in a traditional wine tavern or beer garden on the Rhine terraces.

Day 2: Speyer - Worms (approx. 60 km)
From the Rhine you head to Schwetzingen, whose palace – a summer residence of the Palatinate Electors – boasts one of the finest parks of the 17th/18th century. Next stop is the old Roman town of Ladenburg with its charming medieval architecture. You then continue across the Rhineland Plain to Worms, a former centre of imperial power, to see its 12th-century cathedral, statue of Martin Luther and the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe.

Day 3: Worms - Oppenheim (approx. 55km)
Another pleasant day cycling beside the Rhine, including picturesque stretches along the Old Rhine (the original course of the river). Oppenheim is your destination, renowned for its Gothic architecture and vineyards. Here, you can explore the Oppenheim labyrinth, the "town beneath the town", and learn all about the history of Martin Luther.

Day 4: Oppenheim - Mainz (approx. 30km)
From Oppenheim, it's just a few kilometres to Mainz, where you can explore the imperial history of St. Martin's Cathedral, admire the electoral palace and visit the Gutenberg Museum.

Day 5: Mainz - Rüdesheim (approx. 30km)
The route continues to Rüdesheim on a section themed around riesling wine. Eberbach Abbey is an interesting attraction along the way.

Day 6: Rüdesheim - Koblenz (approx. 30-70km)
After an approx. 30km riverboat cruise to St. Goar that lasts just under 90 minutes, your day of cycling begins beyond the famous Loreley rock. The route continues through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, passing pretty little towns such as Boppard and Rhens as well as the many castles that characterise the region. It ends in Koblenz, whose medieval centre is fronted by the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), where the Moselle joins the Rhine.

Day 7: Koblenz - individual departure

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