Radfahrer entlang der Weinreben in der Pfalz
Radfahrer radeln zum Dom in Speyer
Radfahrer entlang des Radweges mit Blick auf den Rhein

Palatinate

From the holiday park to the vineyards.

In the west, the Palatinate borders the Saarland, north-east the Rhine-Hesse Alzeyer hill country and to the east to Hesse and Baden. The family bike tour is cycled through the central mountainous state of Rhineland-Palatinate. You’ll be surrounded by vineyards, cosy cycle paths and a pleasant, almost Mediterranean climate. It’s ideal for families who want to experience a different adventure every day!

Details of the family cycling holiday in the Palatinate

There is adventure to be had all along the route, which is filled with natural spectacles in the forests and nature reserves of the Palatinate. The cycle tour kicks of in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. From here you continue to the historic cities of Speyer and Worms. In the Nibelungen city of Worms there are not only many medieval tales to hear, but also lots of leisure activities for the kids. On day six you continue to Grünstadt, Bad Dürkheim and back to Neustadt.

Can’t get enough of the idyllic Palatinate? Then just book an extension to the bike trip and you’re adventurous family holiday continues!

Highlights of the family holiday in the Palatinate at a glance:

  • Mandatory visit for all kids: No parent can escape it: a visit to the Holiday Park Pfalz is a must on holiday! Shows, rides, adventurous rollercoasters and the test of courage for every stomach – the ‘Anubis Free Fall Tower’!
  • Speyer – the adventure stronghold: Whether the Sea Life Museum or the climbing forest, there’s plenty variety in Speyer. The section towards Heidelberg offers great natural landscapes, paired with action-packed destinations.

Useful information about the family cycling holiday in the Palatinate

You’ll spend eight-days meandering through the varied Palatinate and its beautiful landscape. The exciting route leads through historic towns, past a network of rivers and has many highlights. The daily stages are between 20 and 35 kilometres long and offer plenty time to plan further activities along the route!

active
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 165 km

Itinerary

Arrive in Neustadt an der Weinstraße and then move into your accommodation. You will then get given information and your rental bikes (if booked). Then you can walk through the old town with its little alleyways whilst enjoying the last rays of the evening sun. Alternatively, you can go to one of the town’s play areas.

In the morning, you head out of the vineyard area on easy paths through the Rhine valley. Your route takes you past the Holiday Park Pfalz. Here you really can’t miss out on taking a detour: Shows and rides, rollercoasters and rapid rides. You then continue until you get to the cathedral town of Speyer with its medieval inner city.

approx. 30 km

Whether you choose to go to Sea Life, to visit a museum or a ropes course, there are a lot of adventures to be had here. Then you will set out on this ideal route for families past lots of great natural landscapes towards Heidelberg. Several times throughout the day you will have a chance to cool down in an outdoor swimming pool. For example, the “Ketsch” or “bellamar” pools. You will cycle through Heidelberg with its many attractions – for example the zoo or the “Märchenparadies” and then you will cycle along the river Neckar until you get to Ladenburg where you will spend your first night.  

approx. 35 km

In Ladenburg you can admire the typical half-timbered houses. But don’t stop for too long here! Today a great route is waiting for you with lots of nature observations! You will be heading through extensive forest area in the Rhine valley. You will cycle through the Käfertal valley and past a game reserve. At the edge of the nature protection area “Lamertheimer Altrhein”, you can observe lots of partly endangered species of birds. At the end of your stage, you will get to the Imperial city, Worms.

approx. 35 km

There is still time along with today’s cycle ride to visit the zoo, the museums or one of the outdoor swimming pool in the Nibelung town, Worms. Then you will cycle past the Karl-Bittel-Park and the school museum via Bockenheim whilst always cycling along the fruity vineyards to Grünstadt, where you will get to the second-largest German wine-growing region: the deutsche Weinstraße. Here you can put your legs up and feast on the Palatinate specialties.

approx. 25 km

Your cycle route will require you to cycle through the gently hilly landscape surrounded by the vineyards. Today is therefore a bit more demanding than the previous days. That’s why it is a bit shorter too. This will allow you to enjoy the views even more. Those who like being particularly active and those who like walking in particular should visit the Teufelsfelsen or the Drachenfelsen, the highest point in the Palatinate forest. Those who like being more laid-back can end their day’s cycling with a visit to Dürkheim’s giant cask, the largest wine cask in the world. You can also get tasty food here.

approx. 20 km

Continue cycling along the wine road via Deidesheim and take a short detour to the adventure garden or the “Oase” swimming pool. Then you cross the “balcony” of the Palatinate to Neustadt. Once you have arrived there is a lot to discover. The railway museum is a great experience for prospective train drivers. And, did you already get time to go to the Holiday Park Pfalz? If not, today is the perfect time to do so.

approx. 20 km

Today it is time to say goodbye to the vineyards. Or would you prefer to stay another day in the sunny Palatinate to experience yet more adventures?

Tour character

Mainly short stages each with lots of time for other activities.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Arrival daily
Palatinate Cycle Tour, 8 days, DE-PFANN-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board (7x) evening meal children aged 6 - 14 (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
615,00
490,00
335,00
0,00
215,00
195,00
165,00
665,00
490,00
335,00
0,00
215,00
195,00
165,00
695,00
490,00
335,00
0,00
215,00
195,00
165,00

Category: 3***-hotels and guest houses, 1x 4****-hotel

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Season 2
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Season 3
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Neustadt
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
75,00
110,00
75,00
110,00
75,00
110,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Kinderrad
Kinderanhänger
Kindernachläufer
Follow-Me with Child bike
75,00
75,00
180,00
60,00
60,00
60,00
90,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Fly to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden and then take the train in about 2.5 hours to Neustadt an der Weinstraße.
  • Take the train to Neustadt an der Weinstraße.
  • Parking: free hotel car parking or multi-storey car park for EUR 5 – EUR 10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: basic fitness and cycle skills. The route is well-suited for families.
  • Mainly short stages each with lots of time for other activities.
Stefanie Wenger
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