Bike Tour Rhine
Bike Tour Rhine
Bike Tour Rhine
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Boat and bike Cologne-Mainz

Rhine bike path with boat and bike

Romantic and Idulgence along the Rhine

Numerous romantic castles and fortresses have been built along the banks of the Rhine between Cologne and Mainz and they have many exciting stories to tell. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley is rich in tales and adventures and it is very beautiful.

The Rhine in this area pushes its way through rocks and passes towns like Koblenz, which are over 2000 years old and have old towns with many timber framed houses. This is the ideal landscape for a beautiful and relaxing holiday. Last but not least many of these towns between Cologne and Mainz are home to some noble wines and regional delicacies, which make this journey also a culinary one.

 

Germany

Easy

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Ilka Lange
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Ilka Lange

Itinerary

Embarkation in Cologne between 3 and 5 pm. Enjoy the evening on board or with a Kölsch beer in one of the pubs with a view over the river Rhine.

 

Before starting your first cycle tour, take the opportunity to stroll through the Old Town. Afterwards you start your first cycling tour to the city of Beethoven, Bonn. This federal city and former capital of Germany still has international flair. On your way it is worthwhile to visit the leisure island Groov amidst a vast landscape of the Rheinaue wetland in the Cologne suburb Porz-Zündorf. In Bonn there are museums like the House of History or the Bundeskunsthalle courting for visitors’ attention and the House of Beethoven, the Rheinaue as well as the Bundesviertel with the path of Democracy are equally worth a visit.

 

You will continue towards Andernach by bike today. Königswinter with its castle Drachenburg on the Drachenfels (steep ascent) as well as the Sea Life with aquariums for more than 6.000 sea inhabitants is worth a visit. Your destination for today, Andernach, is famous for the world´s biggest cold water gush spring with its impressive fountain of 60 m.

 

On your way to Koblenz you will find castle Engers in Neuwied. At the famous “Deutsche Eck” (german corner) the river Mosel merges with the river Rhine. Another place of interest is the fortress Ehrenbreitstein which you can also reach by cableway across the Rhine in Koblenz. Tickets for the cableway are available on board.

 

You continue your journey by bike up the river Rhine through the UNESCO world heritage site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. You will pass the romantic fortress Marksburg, the only hilltop castle of middle Rhine which has never been destroyed, as well as the city Boppard with its fortress Kurfürstliche Burg, before you will reach St. Goar. Here you will find the ruins of fortress Rheinfels, which is the biggest of its kind along the Rhine. The fortresses Katz und Maus (cat and mouse) in St. Goarshausen on the other side of the Rhine are also worth visiting.

 

Again you will pass very beautiful Rhine castles like Burg Reichenstein and Burg Rheinstein. You will cycle past the famous rock Loreley before you reach Rüdesheim. In Rüdesheim we recommend a city walk around the historical town with its beautiful half-timbered houses. Or treat yourself to a ride on the cable car up to the Niederwald monument. Here you will have a beautiful view over the old town of Rüdesheim and the river.

 

On your final cycling stage you will find the Rhine at its best. The city Eltville am Rhein with its emblem, the castle Kurfürstliche Burg, is on your way. Mainz, your destination of today, presents itself with numerous impressive buildings. You may want to visit its cathedral Hoher Dom St. Martin, one of the proud imperial cathedrals of Germany, or the castle Kurfürstliches Schloss. In the old town you will find attractive alleys and squares like the Augustinerstraße and the Kirschgarten with its lovely timber framed houses and wine restaurants.

 

Disembarkation after breakfast until 09:00 am.

The route

Easy cycle tour.

 

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Prices and services may vary depending on the travel year
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Season 1
May 26, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
Season 2
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
Baot & Bike - Cologne-Mainz - MS Arlene II - Main deck, DE-RHSKM-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike - Cologne-Mainz - MS Arlene II - Upper deck, DE-RHSKM-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Surcharge suite 2-bed-cabin
Surcharge sgl cabin
799,00
400,00
899,00
500,00
100,00
350,00
899,00
450,00
999,00
500,00
100,00
350,00
Price
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
21-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services & Extras

  • 7 nights in outside cabin with shower/WC in the booked category
  • Programme according to itinerary from Cologne to Mainz
  • Welcome drink
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch for cycle tours or lunch snack, coffee and tea in the afternoon, three-course dinner)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Change of bedding  and towels when required
  • Passenger and port fees
  • Daily briefing on board for the respective cycle tour 
  • Tour guide on board
  • Maps and information material 1x per cabin

Parking information

  • Car park/parking garage - Globus-garage (guarded, must be booked in advance) – approx. 6 km from the pier in Cologne, Parking fee approx. € 90,- to € 110,- per week.

Ship

Attention - new Ship (in our catalogue is it MS Lale Andersen)

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