Rhine Classic/Mainz-Cologne

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Rhine Classic/

Rhine Cycle Path

deutschland, germany, rhein, rhine, rheinradweg, rhine cycle path, Mainz, koeln, cologne

A river of wine, castles and romance

The Rhine bike trail from Mainz to Cologne is the most beautiful part of the river. Here hot springs and spas already attracted the ancient Romans. Today vineyards and picturesque towns add to the region‘s charme. Admire this manmade landscape and 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. The world feels at home in Cologne, where people meet for a Kölsch (beer), a chat or simply a laugh. Life in Cologne is uncomplicated and vivacious. A wonderful town for the end for your tour.

Dates 2024:

Arrival: daily
Duration: 7 days
Season 1:April 06.-19. + Oct 12.-19.
Season 2: April 20.-May 03. +
Oct 05.-11.
Season 3: Aug 08.-16. +
Sept 21.-Oct 04.
Season 4: May 04.-June 07.+
Aug 17.- Sept 20.

Two hotel categories available

Also bookable in a 8-days winery-variant!

1st Day: Mainz

Individual arrival. You should arrive early. Not just the Roman-Germanic central museum, the Gutenberg museum, the emperors cathedral and the electors castle are worth an ample visit (arrival possible by German railway/ rental bike at hotel).

2nd Day: Mainz – Rüdesheim, approx. 35 km/49 km

The beautiful first stage leads through rolling vineyards and well-known wine villages. The Rhine is flowing steady, forming little islands and broadening its bed up to 800 m expanse! On your way you may visit the half-timbered town of Eltville and monastery Eberbach (+ 14 km), which are worth seeing. In Rüdesheim you should walk around the vineyards, taste some local wines in one of the nice wine restaurants and go up to the Niederwald monument by cable car.

3rd Day: Rüdesheim – St. Goar, approx. 34 km

Pompous castles attract on your way. And you definitely should climb up to the Loreley! A hiking path leads up to this lovely spot and offers a beautiful sight to the narrowest part in the romantic Rhine Valley.

4th Day: St.Goar – Koblenz, approx. 36 km

Further on in the narrow Rhine Valley, the route firstly leads to Boppart. In this place it is quite turbulent, but 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 ‚Deutschen Eck‘ in Koblenz the well preserved castle Marksburg and castle Stolzenfels.

5th Day: Koblenz – Bad Godesberg, approx. 61 km

Cosy health resorts and inviting wine villages invite you for visit! 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!

6th Day: Bad Godesberg – Cologne, approx. 43 km

Bonn will be on your way and invites for a 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 center. You will still have enough time to admire the manifold sights of Cologne.

7th Day: Cologne

Individual departure. Nobody wants to leave, but after a week in the beautiful Rhine Valley the tour ends in Cologne (departure possible with German railway).


For this trip you will be accommodated in comfortable middle-class hotels.

Please note that accommodation requests are always updated daily at the time of booking. The selection is based on availability. Of course, we are happy to accept non-binding customer requests. Tell us your wishes when booking.

You will receive the accommodation we have actually booked with the hotellist and the travel documents (after the booking confirmation at the earliest).


7-/27-speed ladies or men
Children-/Teenager´s bike + equippment upon request

  • shockproof 28” wheels
  • 7-speed hub with back-pedal brake or 27-speed dérailleur
  • 8-speed E-bikes with hub gear
  • special front-whell hubs
  • always two handbrakes for front and back wheel
  • comfortable gel-saddle
  • all-around chain guard
  • 1 waterproof, spacious pannier bag
  • emergency-kit


  • The hotels in Mainz have no parking facilities. You can park in one of the municipal parking garages near the hotel.

Train station

  • Station: Mainz HBF (main train station)


  • Next airport: Frankfurt (FRA) , Cologne (CGN), Dusseldorf (DUS)
  • 6 nights incl. breakfast in room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • GPS tracks on request
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Double room 749,-829,-869,-949,-
Single room989,-1.069,-1.109,-1.189,-
prices in EUR/person

All taxes, if due, payable locally.

Discount children /extra bed – upon request

Additional bookable

Rental bikes
Transferprice per person
Cologne-Mainz, Wed+Sat 11 am.95,-
own bike on transfer40,-
Additional nights
incl. breakfast
Double roomSingle room
Mainz 79,-119,-
prices in EUR/person

Operator: Velociped

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