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    Neckar Cycle Path

    From Tübingen to Heidelberg

    • 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.

      The Neckar bike trail is one of the most varied and interesting bike trails. The “River of Poets” springs from damp and cool Schwenninger Moos. In increasingly large loops, where castles often overlook the river, the Neckar continues to Nürtingen and the state capital of Stuttgart. Passing the baroque town Ludwigsburg, the river follows a winding path through the vineyards of Württemberg. Passing Bad Wimpfen the Neckar valley narrows and flows through picturesquely romantic Odenwald forest. Several castles like Hornberg castle, Zwingenberg castle ruin and Hirschhorn Castle dominated the river in former times. As a final highlight Heidelberg awaits with numerous sights.

      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.

      Tourprofile / Level 2

      A very scenic tour along the river „Neckar“ with some challenging sections as you sometimes leave the natural course of the river. Slight ascents and some occasional steeper inclines have to be taken into account. The bike trail is well signed and leads you on calm side roads and bike paths through marvellous scenery. Short sections have to be passed on roads with traffic – especially through villages.

      Day 1: Tübingen

      Individual arrival in the Swabian university town Tübingen. Be enchanted by the picturesque old town and the steep winding streets.

      Day 2: Tübingen - Esslingen, approx. 55 km

      You continue downriver through lovely countryside. You pass several inviting lakes, where you can stop for a swim, before arriving in the picturesque town of Nürtingen. Via Plochingen, where you should take the time to see the House and Tower by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, you make your way to Esslingen.

      Day 3: Esslingen - Marbach/Freiberg, approx. 40-45 km

      Today, your cycling tour leads you into the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. Passing by the baroque city Ludwigsburg, you will arrive at Marbach, the birthplace of the famous poet Friedrich Schiller. A visit to his birth house (incl.) gives you an impression of the way how life was back then.

      Day 4: Marbach/Freiberg - Heilbronn, approx. 40-46 km

      You cycle over fields and pastures to Besigheim and continue to travel close to the riverbank, into the wine village Lauffen. Travelling through vineyards, you will then reach the Käthchen city Heilbronn. Use the remaining time for a stroll through the old city and visit the numerous monuments, for example the gothic Kilians church or the city hall which is one of the loveliest in Germany.

      Day 5: Heilbronn - Region Eberbach, approx. 35-55 km

      You follow the street "Burgenstraße" and arrive in Neckarsulm, where the German bicycle museum is located. Passing by lush wine terraces and wooded mountain ridges, you will pass the Hornberg castle and the Zwingenberg palace and will then reach the old staufer city Eberbach.

      Day 6: Region Eberbach - Heidelberg, approx. 35-55 km

      Between Eberbach and Heidelberg, the Neckar now winds its way through the mountain ranges of the Oden forest. You will reach Hirschhorn, which is dominated by its knight’s castle. You continue to cycle to the four-castle-town Neckarsteinach. In Neckargemünd, you cross the river again and will then arrive in the university city Heidelberg.

      Day 7: Heidelberg

      Individual departure or extension.
    • Arrival - Parking - Departure

      Arrival by plane

      Airport: Stuttgart (STR)

      The best way from the airport Stuttgart to Tübingen is with the bus. There is a direct connection from Flughafen/Messe (SAB) to Tübingen central station. The ride takes approx. 1 hour. Then you either come on foot or by taxi to the booked hotel. Bus tickets are available on site at the ticket machine.

      Arrival by car

      Parking: In Tübingen depending on the booked hotel between € 11-16,-/day, reservatioan partly possible

      Arrival by train

      Train station: Tübingen main train station
      The best way is to arrive to Stuttgart train station as there are very good connections by ICE-trains to Tübingen.


      Backtransfer Heidelberg - Tübingen incl. own bike € 99,-/person, every SUN at approx. 9 am, min. 4 person

      Additional information

      Please be informed that some hotels charge local taxes, They vary between approx. € 1,- to € 3,-/person/night and are payable locally. They are not included in the tourprice.


    • Included services

      • 6 nights

      • Daily breakfast

      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel between 9am and 5:30 pm. (no restriction of luggage)

      • Entrance fee birthplace of Schiller in Marbach

      • Rental bike-complete protection insurance

      • GPS data on request

      • Service-Hotline

      • Maps- and informationmaterial per room

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S1   20.04. - 30.04.23
        • Category A
        • every MON
        • S2   01.05. - 10.07.23
        • Category A
        • every MON
        • S3   11.07. - 31.08.23
        • Category A
        • every MON
        • S2   01.09. - 05.10.23
        • Category A
        • every MON
        • S1   20.04. - 30.04.23
        • Category B
        • every MON
        • S2   01.05. - 10.07.23
        • Category B
        • every MON
        • S3   11.07. - 31.08.23
        • Category B
        • every MON
        • S2   01.09. - 05.10.23
        • Category B
        • every MON


        Discount with 2 full paying adults in double room
        0-4,99 years -100%
        5-13,99 years -25%
        from 14 years -10%
        Bicycles & Equipment
        7-/21-speed bike 89
        E-Bike 209
        Additional nights
        Tübingen cat. B (dbl/sgl) 89/129
        Heidelberg cat. B (dbl/sgl) 89/139
        Tübingen cat. A (dbl/dgl) 109/174
        Heidelberg cat.A (dbl/sgl) 109/179
        Returntransfer Heidelberg-Tübingen without own bikes, possible beginning/end of trip, approx.9 am, 1.5 hours duration, min. 4 person, reservation necassary 139
        - transport private bike 10

        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

        Your accommodation with breakfast will be in middle class hotels or good to very good inns and guesthouses, mostly centrally located (category. 3-star, partly also in 4-star) 

        Tübingen: Hotel Domizil

        Esslingen: Hotel Am Schillerpark

        Marbach/Freiberg: Parkhotel Schillerhöhe

        Heilbronn: Mercure Hotel

        Eberbach: Hotel zum Karpfen

        Heidelberg: The Heidelberg Exzellenz Hotel

        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.

      • Bicycles inclusive panniers

        The following bikes are available:

        • 24-speed trekking 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.

      • 6 01.07.2022 | David C. Neckar Cycle Path

        Neckar River Cycle Ride

        Very scenic and attractive route on very good cycle paths. Distances between hotels allowed for plenty of time to explore villages and towns on the route. All of the hotels were very good and well located (not too far from the Neckar Trail). Baggage transfers ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 6
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 6
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 6
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