Speyer-Heidelberg-Worms

Explore the romantic cities on the Rhine

This cycle tour blends history, culture, and scenic landscapes along the banks of the Neckar River in Germany. Pedal your way through charming streets adorned with historic architecture, visit medieval castles, and explore enchanting vineyards. The cycle route promises a delightful exploration of the region's rich heritage, making it a perfect destination for both history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

You'll also have time to explore the city of Heidelberg: A charming German city with a renowned castle, a picturesque Old Town, and a vibrant university culture surrounded by lush landscapes.

Details about the cycling holiday around Heidelberg

Upon arrival in picturesque Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, you will immerse yourself in the Palatinate. Celebrate the start of your holiday with a glass of cool Riesling, after all, you are in the middle of the largest Riesling-growing region in the world. The first stage leads to Germersheim via the cathedral city of Speyer. The medieval fortress with large ramparts still characterises the cityscape today.

Before heading to Neckarstadt Heidelberg on day 3, you should make a longer stop at Schwetzingen Castle and inspect the beautiful castle gardens. A true smorgasbord of cultures opens up here: a garden mosque, French and English influences and the Japanese cherry blossoms, which transform the complex into a sea of ​​blossoms every spring. In the further course of the journey, you will discover, among other things, the half-timbered houses in Ladenburg and the cathedral city of Worms.

The highlights of the Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Speyer Cathedral: The cornerstone of the world-famous Imperial and Mariendom was laid around 1030. From the Palatinate War of Succession to the French Revolution, the monumental building survived many historical cuts and is today the largest surviving Romanesque church.

  • Idyllic along the arms of the old Rhine: Once winding and full of loops, the Rhine was gradually straightened to make it usable for shipping. Nature has reclaimed the old Rhine in many places and is particularly picturesque. Due to the shallow depth, many aquatic plants thrive here, leading to numerous bird species.

  • Vibrant Heidelberg: The city can be enjoyed magnificently on the banks of the Neckar. Tip: You can put your feet in the sand on the city beach. Whether canoe, motorboat or boat trip - the possibilities on the water are numerous. The castle and the Philosophenweg are also part of every city tour of Heidelberg.

  • Small winegrowing villages along the Wine Route: Bad Dürkheim, Deidesheim & Co., as the home towns of Riesling, combine tradition and modernity. Enjoy an innovative organic wine in front of the typical half-timbered backdrop and look back on your journey in a relaxed manner.

Worth knowing about the cycle tour around Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms

All in all, the 20 to 50-km-long stages of the tour are easy to “cycle”. The routes are well developed and mostly level, only in the vineyards are there naturally hilly areas.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 205 km
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Itinerary

Tour information and bike distribution. There is enough time for an evening stroll through the romantic old town.

 

From the wine-growing region, the route leads along pleasant paths through the Rhine plain to the cathedral city of Speyer with its medieval city centre. Along the Rhine to Germersheim, fortifications from the 19th century.

Enjoy nature on the arms of the old Rhine and follow it to Schwetzingen – a residential palace with a beautiful park. The tour continues through the Rhine plain to Heidelberg, the seat of Germany's oldest university. Visit the famous castle complex and the unique old town directly on the Neckar.

Follow the Neckar to Ladenburg. The many half-timbered houses create a unique ambience. Follow the route through extensive forest areas in the Rhine valley to the old imperial city of Worms (fabulous cathedral).

From the Rhine plain it goes to the second largest German wine-growing region, the German Wine Route. Experience wine culture in small and large wine-growing communities, a lot of history and stories going back to Roman times and taste the very good Palatinate wine.

Today you have plenty of time to enjoy very beautiful wine villages with their unique ambience. You visit Deidesheim and drive over the balcony of the Palatinate to Neustadt.

Route information

Mostly on level ground. Only in the vineyards between Worms and Neustadt are there smaller inclines.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms

Place of arrival: Neustadt an der Weinstraße
  Season 1
23.03.2024 - 12.04.2024

Daily
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 31.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 12.10.2024

Daily
Season 3
01.06.2024 - 27.09.2024

Daily
Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms, Cat A, DE-PFRRR-07A
Base price
959.00
1,049.00
1,129.00
Single room surcharge 319.00 319.00 319.00
Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms, Cat B, DE-PFRRR-07B
Base price
819.00
899.00
959.00
Single room surcharge 259.00 259.00 259.00

Hotel Information:

Category A: 3*** and 4**** Hotels
Category B: Hotels and 3* guesthouses

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Daily
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Daily
Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms, Cat A, DE-PFRRR-07A
Base price
Single room surcharge
Speyer - Heidelberg - Worms, Cat B, DE-PFRRR-07B
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
319.00
819.00
259.00
1,049.00
319.00
899.00
259.00
1,129.00
319.00
959.00
259.00

Hotel Information:

Category A: 3*** and 4**** Hotels
Category B: Hotels and 3* guesthouses

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room surcharge
Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
79.00
39.00
69.00
39.00
79.00
39.00
69.00
39.00
79.00
39.00
69.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Neustadt an der Weinstraße
  Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024

Daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Daily
Season 3
Jun 1, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Daily
Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Double room p.p. Cat. A 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Double room p.p. Cat. B 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room surcharge 39.00 39.00 39.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays in the selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bikes including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Neustadt an der Weinstrasse train station
  • Airports Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Frankfurt
  • Garage approx. €5 to €10 per day
  • Free public parking near the hotel

 

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax is due and is not included in the travel price!
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Neustadt a.d.W.

Hotel Panorama 3***

www.pr-hotel.de

Germersheim

Hotel Germersheimer Hof 3***

www.hotel-germersheimer-hof.de

Heidelberg

Qube Bergheim Hotel 4****

www.qube-hotel-heidelberg.de

Hotel Ibis Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof ***

https://all.accor.com/hotel/1447/index.de.shtml

Worms

Dom-Hotel 4****

www.dom-hotel.de

Asgard Hotel 3***

www.asgard-hotel.de

Bad Dürkheim

Mercure Hotel 4****

www.mercure.com

Marktschänke 3***

www.marktschaenke-badduerkheim.de

 

 

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