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„Rheinland-Palatinate Tour“

Including German Wine Route, Heidelberg and Taunus.

At a Glance

Individual Road Cycling Tour

7-night bed and breakfast in 4**** and 3*** hotels

Tour Schedule 2019

Starting every Day from 06.04.2019 to 19.10.2019

Flexible arrival dates

On request, if possible, other departure dates can be arranged

Tour Description

Challenging as well as multi-faceted road bike routes, combined with cyclist-friendly hosts are a guarantee if you choose a Rheinland-Palatinate tour.

You start with the gentle hills in Westpfalz, the highlands including the charming biosphere reserve of Pfälzerwald or the vine covered-hills along the German Wine route and the kilometre-long stretches across the Rhine valley.

You cycle along the peaks of the Pfälzer Wald, Kaiserstuhl and to Lorelei. This tour includes places like Speyer, Worms and Rüdesheim am Rhein, as well as plenty of smaller though no less fascinating wine villages.

The point of departure and destination is the wonderful wine town of Bad Dürkheim.

The landscape along the German Wine Route has rightly been described as the Tuscany of Germany. With its almond trees in bloom, lemons, figs and kiwis, as well as of course the excellent Palatinate wines, this is a feast for the senses.

The following stages of the tour include the energetic and lively city of Heidelberg and the centuries-old town of Mainz. The next part of this tour consists of two-day trips.

Be sure that you don’t miss such a fascinating mix of Mediterranean flair, enjoying some outstanding cuisine and high-end wines, as well as the fitness challenge provided by these multi-faceted and impressive landscapes.

Weather in Bad Dürkheim

Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz
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Wind: 24km/h 260°
Feuchtigkeit: 82%
Druck: 1010.4mbar
UV- Index: 0
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Route Profile

Total Kilometers

about 545 km up to 695 km

Stage lenght

6 stages between 70 km and 130 km long

Difference in level

from about 5000 up to 7000 Hm

Requirement

good basic conditions

Route Profile

The hilly landscapes of the wine region and of Rheinhessen are characterised by regular ups and downs

Some shorter climbs through Pfälzer Wald, Taunus and Odenwald

Long flat stretches across the Rhine valley

Mainly far away from busy main roads (with the exception of some occasional short stretches in town)

Tour Map

SERVICES

HOTELS

7-night bed and breakfast in 4**** and 3*** hotels

Personal Welcome

Personal welcome, tour info and welcome drink!

Luggage Transfers

Luggage transfers from one hotel to the next

TOUR-HOTLINE

We are always available on our Tour-hotline

ROUTE PROFILE

Carefully designed road cycling route

User-Friendly Routes

Own signposting along the route

Tour Map

Tour map with road and tour book (overview maps, altimetry profile, etc.)

GPS TRACKS

GPS-tracks on request

PRICES 2019

Tour Schedule 2019

2019

Starting every Saturday from Apr 6th to Oct.19th, 2019

On request other departure dates can be arranged

Arrival / Parking / Departure

YOUR ARRIVAL

Garage in Bad Dürkheim at a charge of € 8,- per day

A free of charge public parking area

NOTE

Any tourist tax, if due, is not included in the tour price.

(all Prices in Euro, VAT & Taxes Included)

**120€ “Solo traveller” luggage transfer extra charge. From 2 travellers we don’t charge it.

PROGRAM

Individual arrival in Bad Dürkheim

Welcome and tour-info session at the hotel in Bad Dürkheim.

Pfälzer Wald round trip. About 95 km (59 miles)  / about 1850 Hm or about 70 km (43 miles) / about 1200 Hm )

The first trip takes in the largest interconnected woodland area in Germany, known as Pfälzer Wald. Your destination is Donnersberg, the highest peak at 686 m. On the high plateau there are still some remains of a Celtic rampart. A winding start is your reward for the efforts of the climb. Before returning to Bad Dürkheim, the trip includes a fantastic cycle ride through vine-covered hills in the Palatinate region, with quaint wine villages such as Bobenheim and Weisenheim.

It is also possible to choose a shorter and less challenging route.

Bad Dürkheim – Heidelberg (about 110 km (68 miles) / about 400 Hm)

The first part of today’s trip includes rolling hills along the German Wine Route, where you will be met by an impressive landscape with vineyards and almond trees, as well as plenty of pretty wine villages.

Let your gaze wander towards the expansive Rhine valley on one side and the green of the Pfälzer Wald on the other. Having crossed the town of Landau in South Palatinate you leave the vine-covered hills and finally reach the Rhine valley. Here you can take a well-deserved break, in the ancient Emperor’s town of Speyer, for an ice cream and to admire the impressive cathedral there.

Neckar – Odenwald round trip. About 100 km (62 miles) / about 1600 Hm or about 70 km (43 miles) / about 1200 Hm)

Today’s trip begins with a steep climb up to the 566 meter-high Königsstuhl. You will then be cycling through the Odenwald to the medieval town of Mosbach am Necker. Here it is really worthwhile delving into the sea of half-timbered houses so that you can gather all the necessary strength for your return cycle ride, which includes long stretches up and down throughout the rest of the route.

There are plenty of orchard meadows – how could it be otherwise? – and forested areas along the way there; the final section of this route along the Necker back to Heidelberg is flat.

It is also possible to choose a shorter and less challenging route.

Heidelberg – Mainz. About 110 km (68 miles) / about 350 Hm or about 130 km (80 miles) / about 750 Hm)

Your trip today starts on flatland. You cross the Neckar to reach the village of Ladenburg, small but attractive with its half-timbered houses. Along the border of the area of the Baden wine route, you cycle through wheat and corn fields towards Worms.

After a stop at the majestic Sankt Peter Cathedral, you finally reach the extensive wine region of Rheinhessen. Also here, on your way to the capital city of the province, Mainz, you will be cycling through lovely wine villages such as Oppenheim und Nierstein.

There is also a longer and more challenging route through Birkenau and Heppenheim.

Lorelei round trip. About 130 km (80 miles) / about 1800 Hm or about 95 km (50 miles) / about 1300 Hm)

You leave Mainz and cycle north through the woodland region of Hohen Taunus. It takes fairly robust pedalling to follow that route until you reach Schlangenbad. Also the rest of the trip to the famous Lorelei is characterised by an undulating landscape. You will be rewarded, however, by a beautiful view of the Mittelrheintal. Long stretches through the valley and cycling along the Rhine will lead you back to Mainz.

It is also possible to choose a shorter and less challenging route.

Mainz – Bad Dürkheim. About 130 km (80 miles) / about 700 Hm or about 90 km (56 miles) / about 500 Hm)

The final trip starts from the Rheingau wine region and the town of Rüdesheim which is part of the world heritage list. You then cross to the other side of the Rhine by ferry, to the town of the Mouse Tower, Bingen. You will enjoy expansive views cycling through the hilly wine area of Rheinhessen.

Cycling hrough Bad Kreuznach and Alzey you reach Bockenheim from where you get back on the German Wine Route to your point of departure. You will have definitely earned a glass of Riesling on Römerplatz in Bad Dürkheim at the end of your road bike tour of the Palatinate region.

It is also possible to choose a shorter and less challenging route.

Departure or extended stay.

Feedbacks

Was unsere Kunden sagen

” The rides were as challenging as described (which was great in our opinion!) Staying 2 nights in each community allowed us time to relax, and enjoy each area. Following the route was surprisingly easy, we just watched for the Silver dollar size directional signs at every intersection. We rented bikes and we were very pleased with the quality. An incredibly beautiful, stress free Tour!”

Joe Segale

15.11.2016

”Our cycling trip was beyond our expectations. Starting with a welcome toast to the beautifully planned out route and lovely accommodations. We have already started thinking about our next trip with Giro di Toscana. Raimund, thank you and your team for one of the best trips we’ve had!”

Kathleen Dowd-Hill

25.10.2016

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