Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Mainz / Coblenz
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    155 km/ 96 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-37 km / 12-23 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths and quiet roads
  • Return transfer:
    by train, organised by you independently

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine

Mainz - Coblenz on the MS Olympia from 999 €

The Tour

Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine - Bacharach

This cycling tour will lead you along the legendary river Rhine through the Rheingau regions, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site Middle Rhine Valley. Castles and palaces, villages and towns full of timber-framed houses, vineyards and and wine taverns - this tour is utterly rich in romantic surroundings. The glamorous cities of Mainz and Coblenz with the "German Corner" are well worth a visit. This cycling tour along the legendary Rhine is perfectly suitable for both beginners and seasoned cyclists and will commence in Mainz.
Here you can find further information on your boat, the MS Olympia.

Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine - MS Olympia

Day 1 Arrival in Mainz
Embarkation starts at 4 pm, afterwards you can spend the evening in the historic city centre.

Day 2 Bad Mainz - Nierstein, approx. 20 km/12 mi
Today you will cycle along the Rhine into the wine town of Nierstein with a beautiful medieval town centre. You will then continue your journey to the imperial city of Worms by boat.

Day 3 Worms - Nierstein, approx. 37 km/23 mi
Many oxbow lakes give an idea of what the Rhine landscape once looked like. In the afternoon boat trip to Mainz.

Day 4 Mainz - Rüdesheim, approx. 32 km/20 mi
You can choose whether you want to visit the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), or hop on your bike straightaway. In Rüdesheim you will have great fun on a trip with the cabin cable car.

Day 5 Rüdesheim - Oberwesel, 26 km/16 mi
Impressive steep slate cliffs and dense forests line the way. Pfalzgrafenstein Castle sits enthroned on a rocky island in the Rhine.

Day 6 Oberwesel - Boppard, 20 km/12mi
By bike you cycle through the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and the Loreley.

Day 7 Boppard - Koblenz, approx. 22 km/14 mi
Vineyards and castles will guide you to the beautifully preserved Koblenz. Enjoy the view from the Eherenbreitstein Fortress and explore the old city.

Day 8 - Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast your cycling tour along the legendary Rhine with the MS Olympia concludes.

Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine - Nierstein
Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine - Burg Lahneck
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Olympia.

Included in "Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional tickets for guided tours, bookable on board


  • outside cabins, approx. 11-12 sqm, with shower/WC
  • level-access beds
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • cabins on the upper deck offer openable windows
  • ECO cabins: during sailing and manoeuvres the engine sounds can be more audible here

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on saturday
  • Minimum number of participants: 75. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  •   999 € 2-bed cabin, main deck
  • 1099 € 2-bed cabin, upper deck, ECO
  • 1149 € 2-bed cabin, upper deck
  • 1299 € single cabin, upper deck
  • 1299 € 2-bed cabin, main deck, single occupancy
  • 1499 € 2-bed cabin, upper deck, single occupancy
  •     90 € rental bike
  •   195 € e-bike
  •     30 € private bike/e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival "Cycling tour along the legendary Rhine":

  • Arrival by car:
    public parking spaces in the vicinity of the main train station, price: approx. 55 € / week

  • Arrival by train:
    Mainz train station

  • Arrival by plane:
    Stuttgart Airport, further travel to Mainz by train, duration approx. 2,5 hours,  2x train change, standard fare approx. 35 €.

Return transfer:

  • under your own steam by train, duration approx. 1 hour, 0 x train changes, normal fare approx. 20 €.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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