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    Main Winery tour

    Schweinfurt - Aschaffenburg

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      From Schweinfurt to Aschaffenburg you discover the most beautiful section of the Main cycle path. Here, in the Look forward to getting to know the famous Franconian wine in its many facets, which will be offered in several wine cellars which you will visit on your tour. With delicious wines and exceptional architecture, they are an experience for all senses.

      During the tour, you stay in selected wineries and wine hotels. Of course you can get an idea of the skills of the wine grower on site, as this trip includes 3 wine samples. Enjoy Franconian hospitality, fine wines and a very well- signposted, flat bike path.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Tour profile/ Level 1:

      The continuously signposted cycle path mostly runs along the riverside and doesn’t have any bigger gradients. It is almost completely asphalted and nearly car-free.

      Day 1: Schweinfurt

      Individual arrival.

      Day 2: Schweinfurt - Sommerach, approx. 40 km

      A beautiful bike path leads you through small wine villages in the heart of the Franconian wine country through the Volkacher Main loop, the largest contiguous vineyard region of Franconia. Enjoy the picturesque village Sommerach with its baroque houses and half-timbered wineries. You will visit the winery cellar, the oldest wine association. Come to the "Kostbar" with sales and serving of wine, the "Sommerbar" for relaxation and the Wine School. In the afternoon we recommend a guided wine tour. Look forward to an entertaining tour through nature, wine school and wine cellar. You will learn about the Sommeracher vineyards, about hundred years of history of the wine cellar and the craftsmanship of the wine grower (every Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 3 p.m.).

      Day 3: Sommerach - Ochsenfurt/ Sommerhausen, approx. 35 - 42 km

      After a few kilometers the old town of Dettelbach invites you to enjoy a worthwhile break. You will be fascinated by the almost completely preserved city walls, small towers and picturesque rows of half-timbered houses. Via Kitzingen, the largest wine trading city on the Main with its historic market square, and Marktbreit you will cycle to Ochsenfurt. Look forward to visiting the old town surrounded by a well-preserved defensive wall, where you can easily reach the city hall and the castle via the typical step gables. You will stay at the winery, look over the wine grower‘s shoulder and taste the fine wines.

      Day 4: Ochsenfurt/Sommerhausen - Karlstadt, approx. 41 - 48 km

      Via Eibelstadt and the picturesque wine village Randersacker you will cycle to Würzburg. In this beautiful city, the market square, the town hall, the imposing fortress and the Lady Chapel with its sandstone figures are worth seeing. The highlight is the former bishop’s residence, which was built 1720 - 1744 according to plans by Balthasar Neumann. You will pass Veitshoechheim with its prince-bishop summer residence and French Rococo garden and then arrive in Thüngersheim. Some popular types of wine like  Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Rieslaner are grown here. You can visit the modern wine shop and convince yourself of the skills of the wine growers in Thüngersheim. Your destination for today is Karlstadt, whose old-town is surrounded by ancient walls, towers and gates.

      Day 5: Karlstadt - Homburg, approx. 28 - 58 km

      Now the landscape is changing: the characteristic viticulture disappears and shady forests mark the bike path. In only 10 minutes (Karstadt - Gemünden) or 25 minutes (Karlstadt-Lohr) by Maintalbahn, you can shorten the stage of today individually. After Lohr the bike path runs directly along the banks through the beautiful town of Marktheidenfeld. Enjoy the romantic wine village Homburg and the vineyards, which now again enrich the landscape. 

      Day 6: Homburg - Bürgstadt, approx. 46 km

      You cycle along the riverside and enjoy pure nature while passing Wertheim with its lovely half-timbered houses and narrow old town and rediscovering vineyards near Bürgstadt. Bürgstadt is known for its excellent wine, perhaps because here the wine is still operated with the love of private wine growers. It is a pretty and jolly wine village and offers small delicacies in the „Häckerwirtschaften“. Look forward to the Red Wine Hiking Trail and the Martin Chapel with its unique interior decoration.

      Day 7: Bürgstadt - Aschaffenburg, approx. 46 km

      Not very far from Bürgstadt you will arrive in Miltenberg, where you can admire the magnificent market square - better known as "Schnatterloch". Afterwards you cycle to Großheubach, where wine have been grown since since 1254. Even today, as for centuries the vines grow mainly on the steep stone terraces, as they are only found on the lower Main. These dry stone walls serve as a natural heat storage and create an extremely convenient microclimate. The weathered red sandstone soil is the basis for the noble red grape varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Madeleine, Portuguese or St. Laurent. On flat roads you cycle on to the sandstone Castle Johannesburg in Aschaffenburg.

      Day 8: Aschaffenburg

      Individual departure or extension.
    • Arrival -Parking - Departure

      Arrival by plane

      Airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA), Nuernberg (NUE)

      From Frankfurt airport you can reach Schweinfurt by train with 1-2 changes (approx. 2-3 h, approx. € 49,- per person).
      From Nuernberg airport there are train connections with 2 changes to Schweinfurt (approx. 2 h, approx. € 40,- per person).

      Arrival by car

      Parking: underground carpark in the hotel (approx. € 8,-/day) or public car park (no reservation possible, payable locally).

      Arrival by train

      Train station: Schweinfurt
      We recommend to take a taxi from the train station to your first hotel.


      Back transfer from Aschaffenburg to Schweinfurt € 89,- per person, own bike on transfer € 30,-,  every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., travel time approx. 2 hours (reservation necessary, payable in advance).

      Train ride from Aschaffenburg to Schweinfurt bookable individually >>here (direct train connections, travel time approx. 1:45 h).

      Additional information

      Travel documents: please note that the "Bikeline" (route book) is not avaible in English.

      Wine tastings may not be available in English.


    • Included services

      • 7 nights (2 x comfortable middle-class hotel, 5x wine hotel / winery)

      • Daily breakfast

      • Luggage transport

      • 3x wine tasting / visit of wine cellar in Ochsenfurt/Sommerhausen, Homburg and Bürgstadt

      • Maps- and information material/room (roadbook only avaiable in German)

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S1   08.04. - 14.04.23
        • daily
        • S2   15.04. - 05.05.23
        • daily
        • S3   06.05. - 22.09.23
        • daily
        • S2   23.09. - 06.10.23
        • daily
        • S1   07.10. - 14.10.23
        • daily


        Discount child in double room with 1 full paying adult  
        0 - 5,99 years -100%
        6 - 11,99 years -50%
        12 - 17,99 years -25%
         please note: no extra bed possible  
        Bicycle & equipment  
        7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed bike 99
        E-bike 239
        Additional nights
        Schweinfurt (dbl/sgl) 79/119
        Aschaffenburg (dbl/sgl) 79/119
        Aschaffenburg - Schweinfurt 89
        own bike on transfer 30

        *every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., please reserve with booking

        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

        Hotel samples 

        On this trip you will be accommodated in comfortable middle-class hotels (2x) and wine hotels/vinyards (5x)

        Schweinfurt: Mercure Hotel Schweinfurt Maininsel

        Sommerach: Hotel Weinblatt

        Sommerhausen: Weingut Meintzinger

        Karlstadt: Hotel Mainpromenade

        Homburg: Homburger Bräuscheuere

        Bürgstadt: Vinotel Weingut Hellmstetter

        Aschaffenburg: Hotel Wilder Mann

        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.

      • Rental bikes

        Our 7- or 27-speed-bikes

        The robust modern aluminium frame with moulded lower tube guarantees quiet running even in case of high "payload". Same applies to the steel forks. All frames are coated with a long-living and non-polluting powder lacquer showing the typical Velociped green. There are, of course, different types of frame available depending on the size of ladies and gentlemen, as the bike must fit the "rider".

        And: all ladies’ bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. 

         All 7-speed tourers have wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning that offers maximum comfort even in an upright position. The seat post has a quick release skewers in order to adjust the saddle size without tools.

        E-Bikes | Pedelecs

        We use high-quality, sturdy and technically mature FLYER e-bikes produced by the Swiss manufacturers Biketec. The drive of e-bikes can be switched on and off, respectively at the touch of a button – at any time. Thus, you can make use of the motor for ascents or headwind only, or as permanent support enabling you to cover even larger and harder day trips without physical exertion. You’ll always reach your destination rested and relaxed. The Shimano 8-speed hub is equally graded, and the grip shifter ensures easy and smooth handling, also under load. You can therefore always select the optimal speed while at the same time using a smooth motor support.

        Power is supplied to the motor by a 36 volt/12 ampere battery according to latest lithium-ion-polymer technology standards. The battery provides support for driving distances of up to approx. 100 km per charge. Recharging takes about 5 hours for completely discharged batteries. It is not necessary to wait until the battery is discharged, recharging is possible at any time.

        Attention: Please reserve E-bikes early as they are always depending on availability.


        Our bikes are equipped with a map holder at the handlebar, a waterproof pannier on the side of the bicylcle rack and a repair kit with a backup inner tube and an emergency kit.

        Bringing own bikes

        Sure you are invited to bring you own bike which is already fitted best for your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival. Please note that we are not liable in case of damage, lost and theft. In case it breaks down, we will of course see to help you. 


      • 5.3 30.09.2018 | Jack M. Main Winery tour

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        We thoroughly enjoyed our bike trip. This is our fourth trip with Rad und Reisen and we have never been disappointed. We look forward to planning our next bike trip! One comment: It would have been very helpful to have the Main River map booklet available ...
        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 3
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 3
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 5
        • Price-performance ratio 6
        3.7 02.09.2018 | Barry B. Main Winery tour

        Nice Route - Some Issues

        1. All other bike holidays we have had there has been a workshop or technician at the beginning of the tour to adjust or replace bikes. With this tour the bikes were just left for us to collect. They were not adjusted to the heights provided in advance. ...
        • Booking handling 5
        • Travel documents 4
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
        • Accomodation 4
        • Board 3
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 1
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 3
        • Price-performance ratio 4
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