Neckar Cycling Holidays
Start: Tubingen

Your Itinerary

Neckar Cycle Path Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £619 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.
• Explore the University town of Tubingen.
• Finish in Heidelberg – the famous medieval city.

Cycle Route Profile:
Mostly flat, on asphalted cycle paths or silent minor roads, only few grades.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

1st day: Individual arrival to Tubingen

Tübingen is geographically speaking bang in the middle of Baden-Württemberg. It’s a popular university town and has almost 30,000 students. Visit the pretty historic quarter and Hohentübingen Castle, which gives you a great view of the town. If you have enough time, try a trip by punt to the nearby Bebenhausen monastery.

Day 2: Tübingen – Esslingen, approx. 55 km

You leave this lively town and soon pedal past various bathing lakes – great for a refreshening swim. Downstream along the Neckar you cycle through the valley to Plochingen which features a tower by Hundertwasser. Esslingen, which escaped damage from the war, is a tempting town to visit with its special historic flair. Why not go for a pleasant evening stroll through the old town?

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

You cycle to Stuttgart first, capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg and its largest town. Take a break here and visit the Mercedes-Benz museum or the old castle. You pedal on passing vineyards to the royal summer residence of Ludwigsburg. Here you can become familiar with the Neckar valley as a cradle of poets and philosophers – Marbach is the town in which Friedrich Schiller was born.

Day 4: Marbach – Neckarsulm / Bad Friedrichshall, approx. 55 km

You follow the winding river through picturesque vineyards to Lauffen, where you should allow yourself a glass of tasty Katzenbeisser. From Heilbronn, a hub for wine-production and the wine trade, you cycle along the romantic Burgenstrasse to Neckarsulm.

Day 5: Neckarsulm – Eberbach, approx. 60 / 55 km

In Neckarsulm, it’s worth visiting the NSU museum with many historic bikes and cars. This section takes you past all kinds of castles including the residence of Götz von Berlichingen. Goethe wrote a play based on him and is considered a prominent work in the “Sturm und Drang” Period. The Staufer town of Eberbach used to be known for its handicraft professions, and a speciality of the town was its sandstone quarry.

Day 6: Eberbach – Heidelberg, approx. 40 km

The Neckar winds its way through the Odenwald mountain
range and forms the border between Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The famous university town of Heidelberg waits for your arrival with a well-known castle ruin which is definitely worth a visit. You have simply fantastic views of the town from the castle. On your visit to Heidelberg, don’t miss out on a stroll through the Baroque old town – where you’ll find an active cultural scene.

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, you start your individual return journey
home or extend your stay.

Map & Route Information

Route profile
Mostly flat, on asphalted cycle paths or silent minor roads, only few grades.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Neckar Cycle Path tour stays in 3 star hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available Services

- 6 nights with breakfast in the local 3* category
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Heidelberg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
– Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
– 7 day Service Hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.


We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Neckar Cycle Path, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 13.04. – 24.05.2019 | 15.09. – 13.10.2019
Arrival daily
Season 2: 25.05. – 07.06.2019 | 23.06 – 12.07.2019 | 25.08 – 14.09.2019
Arrival daily
Season 3: 08.05. – 22.06.2019 | 13.07 – 24.08.2019
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £619 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £769 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

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Hotel Category Description
Category A: 3* Level of hotels

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £619
Single Supplement: £159

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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