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Main Winery tour

Schweinfurt - Aschaffenburg

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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 route takes you through the Volkach Main Loop and along small wine villages to Sommerach. The heart of the Franconian wine country awaits you with baroque town houses, half-timbered winegrowers’ farms and the Winzerkeller, the oldest winegrowers’ cooperative in Franconia. Look forward to the "Kostbar" with wine advice, wine sales and wine tasting, to the "Sommerbar" to relax and to the wine school. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. you can take part in a guided wine stroll and learn a lot of interesting facts about wine (optional).

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

Today’s bike path leads along famous vineyards such as Teufelskeller, Marsberg and Sonnenstuhl to Würzburg. Marvel here at the market square, the town hall, the Marienkapelle chapel with sandstone figures, and the prince-bishop’s residence. Via Veitshöchstheim and Thüngersheim with its modern vinothek you cycle to Karlstadt.

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

Today, the characteristic vineyard landscape gives way to shadowy forests. In only 10 minutes driving time (Karlstadt - Gemünden) or 25 minutes driving time (Karlstadt - Lohr) by train you can shorten the cycling stage on your own. After Lohr with its fairy-tale old town, you cycle directly along the river to the romantic wine village of Homburg.

Day 6: Homburg – Bürgstadt, approx. 46 km

Passing Wertheim with its charming half-timbered houses and winding old town, you cycle mostly directly along the riverbank and enjoy pure nature. Near Bürgstadt you will again discover vines and grapevines on which mostly red grapes are now ripening. Look forward to a pretty wine town, small delicacies in the Häckerwirtschaften, the red wine hiking trail and St. Martin’s Chapel with its unique interior painting.–

Day 7: Bürgstadt – Aschaffenburg, approx. 46 km

Today it’s only a stone’s throw to Miltenberg with its magnificent market square and pretty half-timbered houses, before you cycle parallel to the Red Wine Trail to Großheubach. Here the vines grow mainly on steep Buntsandtsteinter terraces, the basis for the noble red grape varieties Blauer Spätburgunder, Frühburgunder, Portugieser or St. Laurent. The route follows flat paths via Klingenberg to the sandstone Johannisburg Castle in Aschaffenburg.

Day 8: Aschaffenburg

Individual departure or extension.


  • 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)

  • For the environment’s benefit: If you choose the digital version of our route book, you will receive a discount of € 20,- per room as a thank you!

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   06.04. - 13.04.24
    S2   14.04. - 03.05.24
    S3   04.05. - 20.09.24
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    S1   05.10. - 12.10.24


    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%
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed bike 99
    E-bike 259
    Additional nights
    Schweinfurt (dbl/sgl) 79/129
    Aschaffenburg (dbl/sgl) 79/119
    Aschaffenburg - Schweinfurt 95
    own bike on transfer 40

    *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. 



    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 € 95,- per person, + own bike € 40,-,  every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 am, 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.


    Travel stories

    5,1 of 6 Stars | 4
    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!...J.M. 09/18
    5.3 30.09.2018 | Jack M. Main Winery tour

    Main River review

    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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