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Mainz – Cologne

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Hot springs and spas attracted already the ancient Romans to the Rhine. Today vineyards and picturesque towns add to the region‘s charm. The Rhine bike trail from Mainz to Cologne is the most beautiful part of the river.

Admire the 65 kilometres-stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and experience cultural highlights such as the castle of Eltville, the half-timbered houses in St. Goar or the famous Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. And then look forward to Cologne where you can see the cathedral spires tower over Germany's oldest city. Enjoy its innumerable cultural and historical treasures, world-famous museums and active art scene.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Day 1: Individual arrival in Mainz
Roman temples, the Gutenberg museum, the Emperors Cathedral, the Electors Castle and Marc Chagall’s "Blue Windows" await you in Mainz. Take your time to explore this interesting city on the Rhine River before starting your bike tour to Cologne.
Day 2: Mainz – Rüdesheim (approx. 35-49 km)
Welcome to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The beautiful first stage leads through rolling vineyards and well-known wine villages. The Rhine is flowing quite unhurriedly, forming little islands and broadening its bed up to 800 m width. Until you reach Rüdesheim you may visit the half-timbered town of Eltville and the monastery Eberbach (detour of approx. 14 km), which are both worth seeing.
Day 3: Rüdesheim – St. Goar (approx. 34 km)
Pompous castles attract on your way. And you definitely should climb up to the famous Loreley Rock. A hiking path leads up to this lovely spot and offers a beautiful sight to the narrowest part in the romantic Rhine Valley.
Day 4: St.Goar – Koblenz (approx. 36 km)
Further on in the narrow Rhine Valley, this route firstly leads to Boppart. In this place it is quite turbulent. If you wish you can go to "Vierseenblick" by cable car in densely wooded heights. Or you may visit on your further way to the "Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz the well preserved castled "Marksburg" and "Stolzenfels".
Day 5: Koblenz – Bad Godesberg (approx. 61 km)
Cosy health resorts and inviting wine villages vie today for your attention. Thermal baths and beer gardens also want to regale you on your way to Cologne. Or you may have a break from cycling and go to an enjoyable boat trip on the Rhine. Between Koblenz and Bad Godesberg everything is possible!
Day 6: Bad Godesberg – Cologne (approx. 43 km)
Bonn will be on your way and invites for an ample visit until the Cologne cathedral comes into field of vision. The today’s stage isn’t that long so you will be quite early in your hotel which is located in the city centre. You will still have enough time to admire the manifold sights of Cologne.

Day 7: Individual departure
After this eventful bike tour along the Rhine Cycle Route you will now set out on your way home. Of course you can always extend your bicycle tour with extra nights in Mainz, Cologne or Koblenz. We are very pleased to arrange additional accommodation for you.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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  • 6 x overnight stay in the booked category with private facilities
  • 6 x continental breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation during your cycle tours
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • 24-hours-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Bookable value-added services for the bike tour Mainz – Cologne 

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package to personalize your cycling holidays from Mainz to Cologne: 

  • Additional nights in Mainz, Koblenz and Cologne
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • Transfer services from Cologne to Mainz or vice versa. (more about our transfer services)

Prices of these value-added services are detailed under the tab "Quotes".

Further advice on the cycling tour from Mainz to Cologne

Please note that in certain cities along the Rhine Cycle Path between Mainz and Cologne a compulsory city, tourist or occupancy tax is required to be paid. Unless otherwise indicated, these taxes are not included in our prices and have to be paid directly to the hotel.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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7 days | approx. 225 km | from 575 €

Further information about our cycling holidays along the Rhine Cycle Route

Along the premium cycle path throughout the Rhine valley

Logo of the Rhine River Cycle RouteThe Rhine Cycle Path is one of the most popular cycling routes in Germany. As an international premium cycle path, the Rhine Cycle Path offers excellent possibilities to discover the landscape on the left and on the right of the Rhine riverbank. Enjoy the visit of historically interesting cities as e.g. Mainz, Koblenz, Bonn and Cologne during your cycle holiday along the Rhine Cycle Path!

Discover the beauty of the river landscape and picturesque cities and villages along the Rhine riverbanks! Go on a cycling holiday along the Rhine Cycle Path! The cycling route, also called EuroVelo 15, accompanies the Rhine from the Alps to the North Sea and thereby crosses many different landscapes. Impressive buildings as e.g. castles, palaces, churches and cities attest how important the Rhine River always has been in human history. On your way along the Rhine Cycle Path you often cycle between the Rhine River and train rails or streets, because the Rhine valley is partly quite narrow.

It would be our pleasure to organize your cycling holidays along the Rhine Cycle Path

Since 2002 we have been offering cycling holidays as self-guided tours in English language and thereby have gained a lot of experience with foreign travellers. If you are interested in booking a cycle tour along the Rhine River Cycle Route region we would be glad to become your travel partner. All you need to worry about are arrival, departure and the desire for cycling – the entire rest you can leave up to us!

We will organise the reservation of your hotels, the transport of your luggage, the provision of rental bikes and if necessary transfers or further services. If you want to know more about our cycling holidays in general or get more details information about our bicycle trips along the Rhine Cycle Path, please feel free to contact us!