The Rhine Cycle Path from Mainz to Cologne

Romantic Tour along the Rhine Valley - 7 days / 6 nights from 499,- €
The Rhine Cycle Path from Mainz to Cologne

The 190 km between Mainz and Cologne is the classic section of the Rhine cycle path, which actually covers a total of 1230 km and takes you to the North Sea coast. Just why this section is so popular is easy to answer: the cathedrals in Mainz and Cologne, castles, monasteries, the countryside… while between these two cities, the Rhine flows through wonderful scenery. Places steeped in legend line the route: the Lorelei, the treasure of the Nibelung or the Katz and Maus castles. Intimate wine cellars, tasty local dishes and the friendly people here will all ensure that you enjoy yourself. All these cyclists have been quite right to be so enthusiastic about this section of the Rhine cycle path for so long!

Day 1 Individual arrival in Mainz


For those who have enough time, the city of Mainz with its 2000 year history is definitely worth seeing! The Mogontiacum, the Roman Mainz was of great importance in ancient times. Discover contemporaries made of stone from different historical periods. Booked rental bikes will be available at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Mainz

Day 2 Mainz - Rüdesheim, approx. 35 km

Rüdesheim cable cars

The first stretch of the journey on the Rhine cycle path leisurely takes you through a wonderful landscape. A short detour to the wine, sparkling wine and rose town of Eltville and the abbey Ebersbach is worthwhile. The town awaits you with its colourful framework houses and romantic rose gardens. The abbey Eberbach is one of the most important cultural monuments in Germany.
Overnight stay in Rüdesheim

Day 3 Rüdesheim - St. Goar, approx. 40 km


Steeped in legend, romantic, uniquely beautiful - these are how fascinated visitors described our next destination. A slate rock which soars nearly vertically into the sky, 132 m above the Rhine - this is the lexicon description. You may have realised this is an absolute highlight of our tour: the Loreley. The Rhine daughter has pulled boatmen into its spell for eternity.
Overnight stay in St. Goar

Day 4 St. Goar - Koblenz, approx. 40 km


Magnificent castles can be seen today. The Marksburg and Castle Stolzenfels, which thrones over Koblenz, are especially worth seeing. Discover Koblenz´ history- its rich cultural heritage in a uniquely beautiful setting has never yet failed to impress a visitor. The famous „Deutsch Eck“ (German corner) got its name from a settlement of the Teutonic Order where the Rhine and the Moselle flow together.
Overnight stay in Koblenz

Day 5 Koblenz - Bad Godesberg, approx. 60 km

Rhine Cycle Path

Once again our journey takes us through romantic vineyards and inviting little villages up to Bad Godesberg. This suburb of Bonn was the diplomats residence up until the German capital was moved to Berlin. It seems obvious to shorten the long stretch with an interesting boat journey on the Rhine. This leaves more time to let the evening come to a cosy end in one of the welcoming wine villages.
Overnight stay in Bad Godesberg

Day 6 Bad Godesberg - Cologne, approx. 45 km

Godesburg Castle Bonn

Quickly you reach Bonn, which you should definitely visit. Then you reach the last highlight of the tour. Cologne entices visitors with the famous Cathedral, one of the most visited sights in Germany. Rhine Park, botanical garden, chocolate museum - the list of attractions worth seeing is long. And in the evening you can have a fresh Koelsch in the city centre.
Overnight stay in Cologne

Day 7 Individual departure or extension

Cologne Cathedral

After breakfast your cycle journey along the Rhine cycle path from Mainz to Cologne ends. Individual departure back to Mainz or home. If you wish we can extend your vacation in Cologne.

Booking Information

Arrival daily from 23.04.2016 to 15.10.2016

season A   23.04.2016 - 13.05.2016 and 28.08.2016 - 15.10.2016
season B   14.05.2016 - 27.08.2016

Non-bookable dates are shown in the booking form. For pricing purposes, the season is dictated by the arrival date.


All prices are per person
Double room with breakfast, season A499,- €
Additional fee season B60,- €
Additional fee single room175,- €
Additional fee half-board (6x dinner)150,- €
Rental bike
Men's bicycles, 7 gear60,- €
Women's bicycles, 7 gear60,- €
Men's bicycles, 27 gear60,- €
Women's bicycles, 27 gear60,- €
E-bike160,- €
Extra night in a double room, B&B60,- €
Extra night in a single room, B&B90,- €
Return transfer by bus incl. bike40,- €
Booking codeSW-RHMK6
If you book before 31.12.2015 you will receive a discount of € 15 per full-paying guest

For our younger cyclists

The following discounts or fixed prices apply to children sharing a room with two full-paying adults (with regard to basic price and seasonal charges):
to an age of 3100 %
from 3 years to an age of 1525 %
from 15 years to an age of 1810 %

Rental bikes

Types of rental bikes:
7-gear Women's / Men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
27-gear Women's / Men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel

by request: milometer, card holder (must be specified when booking)


The GuteFahrt protection WITHOUT health insurance includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the GuteFahrt protection WITH health insurance includes a travel health insurance and medical return transport.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at or call: +49.89.62424-460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!