Rhine Romance Cycling Holidays
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Rhine Romance (Speyer-Heidelberg-Worms) Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £659 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Start at the junction of the rivers Rhine and Neckar
• Visit famous cities such as Speyer and Heidelberg
• Ride the famous German wine route – Weinstrasse
• Ancient cities and traditional German architecture

Cycle Route profile
You will cycle mainly on flat terrain. Only in the vineyards between Worms and Bad Dürkheim, there are some slight climbs.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival in Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße

Your holiday starts with a tour information meeting and bike fitting. Afterwards, you will have enough time for an evening stroll through the pretty old town of Neustadt.

2nd day: Neustadt – Germersheim approx. 50 km

Today, you will cycle on pleasant ways from the vineyards, through the Rhine valley, to the cathedral city of Speyer with its medieval city centre. Then, you will follow the river Rhine to Germersheim, where you can visit a fortress from the 19th century.

3rd day: Germersheim – Heidelberg approx. 50 km

Enjoy the nature along the ancient Rhine channels and follow them until you reach Schwetzingen, where you can marvel at the royal palace and the beautiful park.

The tour will continue through the Rhine valley to Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university. Visit the famous castle and the unique old town directly on the river Neckar.

4th day: Heidelberg – Worms approx. 45 km

Follow the river Neckar to Ladenburg. The many half-timbered houses create a unique atmosphere. You will cycle through vast forest areas in the Rhine valley to the ancient imperial city of Worms with its legendary cathedral.

5th day: Worms – Bad Dürkheim approx. 40 km

You will leave the Rhine valley and cycle on the German wine route into the second largest wine region in Germany.

You will experience wine culture in small and large wine villages, get to know the history and stories of the times of the Romans until today, and taste very good Pfalz wine.

6th day: Bad Dürkheim – Neustadt approx. 20 km

Today, you will have much time to enjoy yourself in the beautiful wine villages with their unique atmosphere. You will visit Deidesheim and cycle via the region called “Balcony of the Pfalz” to Neustadt.

7th day: Departure

Map & Route Information

Route profile
You will cycle mainly on flat terrain. Only in the vineyards between Worms and Bad Dürkheim, there are some slight climbs.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Rhine Romance (Speyer-Heidelberg-Worms) tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Speyer-Heidelberg-Worms Category A  Category B
Neustadt a.d.W. Hotel Panorama am Rosengarten 3***  Hotel Panorama am Rosengarten 3*** 
  www.pr-hotel.de  www.pr-hotel.de  
Germersheim Hotel Germersheimer Hof 3***  Hotel Germersheimer Hof 3***   
  www.hotel-germersheimer-hof.de  www.hotel-germersheimer-hof.de 
Heidelberg Qube Hotel 4**** Hotel Ibis**
  www.qube-hotel-heidelberg.de  www.ibishotel.com 
Worms Dom-Hotel 4**** Asgard Hotel 3***
  www.dom-hotel.de  www.asgard-hotel.de 
Bad Dürkheim Kurpark-Hotel 4**** Marktschänke 3***
  www.kurpark-hotel.de  www.marktschaenke-badduerkheim.de 
Neustadt a.d.W. Hotel Panorama am Rosengarten 3*** Hotel Panorama am Rosengarten 3***
  www.pr-hotel.de  www.pr-hotel.de  

Accommodation as already mentioned
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing (German, English)
Luggage transfer between the hotels
Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
GPS-data is available

Service hotline

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Holiday 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.

Accessories

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

About the Rental Bikes

This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.

You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.

Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)

Unisex

Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)

E-Bike

Rental Bike PLUS

E-Bike

For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.

Accessories

If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.

All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.

You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.

Gears

7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).

Frame Sizing

When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.

We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!

Bike Hire Insurance

This cycle 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. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.

Electric Bike Hire

Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?

Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.

E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.

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Your Prices

Rhine Romance (Speyer-Heidelberg-Worms), 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Every day between 11.04. and 10.10.2020

Season 1: 11.04. – 08.05.2020 | 26.09. – 10.10.2020
Arrival Daily
Season 2: 27.06. – 14.08.2020
Arrival Daily
Season 3: 09.05. – 26.06.2020 | 15.08. – 25.09.2020
Arrival Daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £789 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £819 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £889 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Half Board Upgrade: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £759 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £209
Half Board Upgrade: £149
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Rental Bike PLUS Upgrade: £49

Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single Supplement (SGL/ BB)
Neustadt (Category A): £79 | £35
Weinstrasse (Category B): £59 | £35

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: Selected 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: Hotels and inns of 3*** level

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: £659
Single Supplement: £209

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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