Rhine & Neckar Cycle Paths (Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen)
Bike and Barge | 8 days | 7 nights | £879 per person
Other durations available on request.
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• See two river valleys – the Rhine and Neckar
• Visit the famous cities of Mainz, Heidelberg and Koblenz
• Stay aboard the MS Patria
• Combine cycling with river cruising
The quality of the bike paths is very good. You cycle mostly on roads with no or less traffic, side roads and asphalted bike paths along the banks, no noteworthy climbs. Therefore this journey is suitable also for beginner cyclists. All mentioned distances are ca-distances of recommended bike tours.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1 (Sat): Arrival to Koblenz:
Embarkation starts at 4pm. The crew will welcome you on board. You will spend the evening and first night in Koblenz.
Day 2 (Sun): Koblenz – Boppard by ship | Boppard – Rüdesheim (bike tour ca. 46 km/28 miles)
You sail by barge upstream the river Rhine from Koblenz to Boppard. Enjoy the panoram-ic view of the unforgettable Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO Word Heritage site. From there you cycle on the left river bank via castles and burgs alongside the celebrated Rock of Lorelei to the beautiful and famous city of Rüdesheim. Overnight stay in Rüdes-heim or in Bingen on the other side of the river.
Day 3 (Mon): Rüdesheim – Mainz (bike tour ca. 34 – 37 km/21 – 23 miles)
The many picturesque houses and the beauti-ful landscape along the way from Rüdesheim to Mainz make your bike tour an experience. Mainz has numerous churches, museums and historical monuments, e.g. the Cathedral or the Electors Palace, one of the most magnifi-cent of the residences on the Middle Rhine.
Day 4 (Tue): Mainz – Nierstein (bike tour ca. 17-26 km / 10-16 miles)
You cycle via Laubenheim to Nierstein, the biggest vine growing community on the river Rhine, where your will enjoy your lunch on board. Nierstein is a popular destination for exploring the vineyards with a tractor wagon.
Day 5 (Wed): Nierstein – Mannheim by ship | Mannheim – Heidelberg (bike tour ca. 25 km /15 miles)
The ship brings you to Mannheim. From there on you will cycle via the Celtic city of Laden-burg, where you reach the river Neckar first, to Heidelberg. This old city draws tourists from all over the world. Visit the castle. If you would like to learn more about Heidelberg, you can book a guided city tour.
Day 6 (Thu): Heidelberg – Eberbach (bike tour ca. 34 km/20 miles)
After a bike tour from Heidelberg via Ziegel-hausen and through the Odenwald to Neck-arsteinach you will reach picturesque Eber-bach, a nice old town with narrow streets.
Day 7 (Fri): Eberbach -Bad Wimpfen (bike tour ca. 45 km/ 28 miles)
The first stop of today’s bike tour is Burg Hornsberg in Neckarzimmern. Bad Wimpfen, the destination of this tour, looks like a dream village of the middle Ages.
Day 8 (Sat): Bad Wimpfen
After breakfast you will disembark: End of tour.
The quality of the bike paths is very good. You cycle mostly on roads with no or less traffic, side roads and asphalted bike paths along the banks, no noteworthy climbs. Therefore this journey is suitable also for unexercised cyclists. All mentioned distances are ca-distances of recommended bike tours.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
About the MS Patria
A rustic, comfortable river boat with restaurant and saloon with small bar (air-conditioned). Partially roofed sun deck with seats and storage for bikes. Length 68 m, breadth 7,70 m, space for 66 guests, Dutch flag and captaincy.
14 cabins with air-conditioning on the cabin deck/main deck (windows cannot be opened), 19 cabins on the upper deck/promenade deck (no air-condition, windows can be opened), only twin-bed cabins (about 7 sqm, 2 separate beds), shower/toilet. A word concerning meals on board: good and plenty plain fare is awaiting you.
Daily self-guided cycling tours and briefings by tour guide. All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When guests do not want to cycle, they can stay on-board, relax and enjoy sailing.
The tour details are barring changes, e.g.. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. On the first day, guests may bring their luggage on board as from 10 AM; boarding will take place in the afternoon.
• 7 nights in outside cabin on MS PATRIA with private facilities and air condition
• Programme according itinerary
• Port fees included
• Captains greeting and Welcome drinks
• Daily cabin cleaning, Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
• Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x light lunch on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 7x dinner
• Daily information meeting
• Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
• SE-Tours Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)
Services not included:
Arrival and departure, transfers to/from the docking place in Koblenz/Bad Wimpfen, bike rental, ferry fares, travel insurances, parking fee, drinks on board, tips.
Rhine and Neckar (Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen)
8 days, 7 nights
Prices shown are per person in a two bed cabin including bike hire.
Minimum number required: 24 participants
Departure Dates: Departs on Saturdays
Ship: MS Patria
18th May to 25th May 2019
13th July to 20th July 2019
7th September to 14th September 2019
MS Patria: Prices per person including bike hire
Twin bed cabin on main deck: £879
Twin bed cabin on upper deck: £989
Single cabin on main deck (limited number): £1279
Single cabin on upper deck (limited number): £1429
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: From £879
Single Supplement: From £400