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Boat and Bike Mainz-Strasbourg MS Arlene II

Boat and Bike rhine bike path

The Rhine kisses the Neckar

Along the rhine bike path to the neckar bike path.



  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Ilka Lange
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Ilka Lange


Individual arrival to Mainz. Embarkation will be from 3:00 – 5:00. There may be time to explore the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate with its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Martin.

A short cycle leg and plenty of time for one to indulge oneself: Cycle on the Rhine Cycle Route with its well-paved cycle ways directly alongside the Rhine to Nierstein. With almost 1,000 Hectare of viticulture area, Nierstein is home to the largest wine-growing community on the Rhine. Visit the historic Old Town with its medieval market square and the noble houses. In the afternoon, sail from Nierstein to Worms. Guests, who would like to cycle a longer stretch, can start the bike ride already in Mainz. (cycle tour Mainz-Worms approx. 60 km).

In the imperial city of Worms, you start for today’s tour leg.  From Mannheim, you follow the course of the marvellous Neckar River up to Heidelberg. The Roman city of Ladenburg with its historic Old Town is well worth a stop-off. The ruin of Heidelberg Castle can be seen already from afar and towers over the city of Heidelberg, today’s destination. Admire the famous Heidelberg red sandstone bridge or take a stroll through the narrow lanes and see the picturesque squares.

Via Eppelheim and Plankstadt, cycle today through the core of the region of Electoral Palatinate, following partly the Castle Road. Schwetzingen Castle and its gorgeous castle garden is just one reason to visit this charming town. From there the route leads you to today’s destination, Mannheim. Almost all sights of the city, like the water tower and Mannheim Baroque Palace, are only a few minutes walking distance away from the city centre and are well worth visiting.

Alongside the numerous oxbow lakes of the Old Rhine leads the way to today’s destination – the cathedral city of Speyer. Enjoy the short bike ride past marvellous lakes, through unspoilt nature, areas that are designated Natural Nature Reserves and natural flood plains. The Speyer Cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981. 

By bike, continue your tour through the Palatinate region past oxbow lakes and untouched nature. Look forward to visiting the old fortified town of Germersheim with its numerous picturesque lanes, corners and squares. From here, the way leads to Karlsruhe, a city with a unique atmosphere. With the Baroque Palace in the core of the city, the botanic garden and with an abundance of parks, lakes and woods, Karlruhe is “a city in the green”.

In the morning, the ship sets sail for Gambsheim. On your last cycle stretch, cycle in an easy pace directly alongside the river through the gentle Rhine plain until you reach the capital of the Alsace, the city of Strasbourg with its countless canals. Stroll to the Strasbourg Minster, the landmark of the city, through the picturesque tanners’ quarter with its small historic half-timbered houses and enjoy a piece of French lust for life while the end of your journey approaches.

After breakfast disembarkation until 9:00am. Individual journey home.

The route

Easy cycle tour.


Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

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Season 1
Jun 2, 2018 | Jun 16, 2018 | Aug 25, 2018 |
Boat & Bike - Mainz-Strasbourg - MS Arlene II - Main deck, DE-RHSMS-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike - Mainz-Strasbourg - MS Arlene II - Upper deck, DE-RHSMS-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Surcharge suite 2-bed-cabin
Surcharge sgl cabin
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike

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 at the central station (unguarded, cannot be booked in advance) in Mainz. Parking fee approx. € 10,- per day.


Attenion - new ship (in our catalogue it is MS Lale Andersen)


5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Dietmar Hallhuber DE | 11.07.2018
zum ersten Mal mit Rückenwind, gleich für das kommende Jahr gebucht! Einfach genial. Gut organisiert.
Unsere erste Rad Schiffreise, super organisiert, klasse Fahrräder, gleichgesinnte Mitstreiter, super Essen . Verbesserungsvorschlag: eine App für die Strecke

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