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Heidelberg + the Nibelungen

Roundtrip in the Rhein and Neckar region

Itinerary

Route

Tour profile: Level 1- 2

You cycle on well-developed bike paths, quiet country roads and well-drive forest roads. At the city entrances and exits you cycle on designated bike lanes and have to expect more traffic. The route runs through partly flat to slightly hilly terrain.

Day 1: Heidelberg

Visit the University library and take a look at the precious ManesseHandwriting. In the evening, we recommend taking a stroll through the „Untere Straße“.

Day 2: Heidelberg – Worms, approx. 60 km

Today you first cycle along the Neckar to Ladenburg and soon reach Mannheim with its baroque palace, which is well worth seeing. You then cycle along the banks of the Rhine past the port facilities and arrive in the imperial city of Worms.

Day 3: Worms – Deidesheim, approx. 40 - 60 km

You leave the cathedral, Luther and Nibelungen city of Worms and reach the famous wine route. The mild climate here allows exotic fruits such as lemons and figs to thrive alongside the wine. The day’s destination is Bad Dürkheim with the Dürkheim giant barrel, alternatively Deidesheim or Neustadt.

Day 4: Deidesheim – Speyer, approx. 30 - 50 km

Along the wine route, you can indulge in hearty Palatinate cuisine in the restaurants. In Speyer, visit the Salian imperial cathedral dating from 1030, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5: Round trip - experience the banks of the Rhine, approx. 50 km

You cycle in the Rhine plain and cycle around extensive branches of the Old Rhine. In Germersheim, the mighty historic fortress and its many beautiful alleyways await your discovery before your route takes you back to Speyer.

Day 6: Speyer – Heidelberg, approx. 30 km

Today’s stage leads you along the Kurpfalz (Electoral Palatinate) route into the asparagus city Schwetzingen. The park of the famous hunting and summer residence is one of the loveliest gardens of the Baroque- and Rokoko periods. In Heidelberg, you can enjoy a ride with the mountain railway and visit the world famous castle (incl.)

Day 7: Round trip Winheim, approx. 45 km

This varied tour takes you along the Bergstrasse to the twin-castle town of Weinheim. The old town with its historic buildings invites you to linger. The route follows the beautiful Neckar back to Heidelberg.

Day 8: Heidelberg

individual departure or extension

Services

  • Accommodation in the desired category 

  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) Daily between 9am and 5:30pm

  • Information material and maps per room (route description, advices for sightseeing,...)

  • Rental bike complete protection insurance  

  • Castle ticket incl. mountain railway in Heidelberg 

  • Service-Hotline

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   20.04. - 30.04.24
    Category A
    every SUN
    S2   01.05. - 25.05.24
    Category A
    every SUN
    S3   26.05. - 27.06.24
    Category A
    every SUN
    S4   28.06. - 29.09.24
    Category A
    every SUN
    S1   20.04. - 30.04.24
    Category B
    every SUN
    S2   01.05. - 25.05.24
    Category B
    every SUN
    S3   26.05. - 27.06.24
    Category B
    every SUN
    S4   28.06. - 29.09.24
    Category B
    every SUN
    S1   20.04. - 30.04.24
    Category C
    every SUN
    S2   01.05. - 25.05.24
    Category C
    every SUN
    S3   26.05. - 27.06.24
    Category C
    every SUN
    S4   28.06. - 29.09.24
    Category C
    every SUN

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed (min. two full payers)
    in shared rooms with adults or from age of 14 -10%
    from  5-13,99 years -25%
    from 0-4,99 years  -100%
       
    Bicycles & equipments 
    7-speed-bike (back paddeling brake) or 21 speed-bike (free wheel) 99
    E-bike 229
       
    Additional nights
    Heidelberg (dbl/sgl) Cat C 77/114
    Heidelberg (dbl/sgl) Cat B 93/145
    Heidelberg (dbl/sgl) Cat A 114/189

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    carefully selected, comfortable 4* hotels

    Heidelberg: BS Boutique Hotel
    Worms: Dom-Hotel
    Deidesheim surroundings: Hotel Annaberg
    Speyer: Hotel Residenz am Königsplatz


    Category B
    good to very good hotels and inns within 3-4 star category

    Heidelberg: Ibis Heidelberg HBF
    Worms: Altes Ruderhaus
    Deidesheim surroundings: Panorama Hotel am Rosengarten
    Speyer: Hotel am Wartturm


    Category C
    good inns and hotels within 3 star category.

    Heidelberg: B&B Hotel
    Worms: Hotel Asgard
    Deidesheim surroundings: Achat Hotel Bad Dürkheim
    Speyer: Ibis Styles


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    The following bikes are available:

    • Touring bikes unisex 28'' with different frame heights
    • E-Bikes

    Producer: Victoria; Shift: Marke Shimano; Weight: 16 kg, Max. weight: 130 kg, Saddle: Selle Royal


    Electrical bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide our clients with our highly modern E-bikes from Victoria. A highlight is the stepless NuVinci-Gearshift.

    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport:  Frankfurt (FRA), Mannheim (MHG)
    Frankfurt Airport - Heidelberg several bus connections daily price. approx. € 50,- / person (there and back) or direct trains from both the city and Frankfurt Airport.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: The parking spaces at the start hotel are on the opposite side of the street, about 2 minutes or 70 meters from the hotel. You can use this for a fee of app. € 12,- per night.

    By car, take the A5 / A656 (Darmstadt-Karlsruhe / Basel) motorway and choose the Heidelberg or Heidelberg Schwetzingen exit and then follow the signs and the indications of the parking guidance system.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Heidelberg
    From Heidelberg train station, you can walk to the start hotel in around 20 minutes, or you can shorten the route with tram no. 5 or 21

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