On Neckar and Rhine - With bike & barge from Bad Wimpfen to Koblenz

Historical towns and legendary landscapes

Is the Neckar more picturesque at Marbach, the birthplace of the writer and poem Schiller, or perhaps at the Odenwald, which the river flows through? Maybe you prefer “Father Rhine”, which is associated with the famous Nibelungen saga, the Lorely rock, and numerous museums in Mainz or the famous city of Heidelberg? After you have returned home, you will enjoy browsing your photos: of course Heidelberg with its magnificent Castle, the narrow streets of the old town centers of Eberbach and Koblenz, which are just a few of the highlights of this trip along the Rhine and the Neckar. Every photo revives your pleasant memories. What more could you expect from such a wonderful trip? The quality of cycling tracks is very good: usually you will cycle on paved tracks along the rivers without any gradients of note. This makes the trip also suitable for relatively unpractised cyclists. You will live and travel on board the MS PATRIA, which has been a favourite ship for bike-boat holidays for many years.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
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Tour details

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Embarkation as from 4 p.m., the crew will welcome you on board. You will spend the evening and first night in Bad Wimpfen.

By bike to Neckarzimmern, from here you can go on foot or by bike to the castle Burg Hornberg, where Götz von Berlichingen once lived. Continue your bike tour to the old picturesque town of Eberbach.

The first destination: Hirschhorn, the “Pearl of the Neckar valley”. You cycle through the Odenwald to Neckarsteinach, then via Ziegelhausen to Heidelberg. A walk through the old town and a visit to the castle are highly recommended.

You start your cycle tour in Heidelberg, cross the Neckar and have a perfect view to Heidelberg and its castle. Further on by bike to Mannheim and leave the valleys of the Neckar behind. The ship is waiting for you in Mannheim and takes you during lunch to Nierstein, a popular destination for exploring the vineyards with a tractor wagon.

From the biggest vine growing community on the river Rhine you cycle to Mainz. Romance, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque - today you will explore the city of Mainz.

Picturesque houses and the beautiful landscape along the way from Mainz to Rüdesheim make your bike tour an experience. The heart of Rüdesheim's old town is a meeting place for locals and visitors from all over the world. Overnight stay in Rüdesheim or in Bingen.

Cycle on the left river bank to Boppard and enjoy the panoramic view of the unforgettable Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO Word Heritage site. On your way, you will pass castles and burgs alongside the celebrated Rock of Lorely. In the afternoon, MS PATRIA takes you to Koblenz where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet.

After breakfast disembarkation until 09:00 am. Individual journey home.

Tour character

The quality of the cycle ways along the route is excellent. Most of the stretches are paved or asphalted, and lead alongside the Rhine dikes without any gradients of note. This makes the trip suitable even for unpractised cyclist.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Bad Wimpfen
  Season 1
21.05.2022 | 16.07.2022 | 10.09.2022 |
Samstag
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - MAIN DECK, DE-RHSBK-08I-H
Base price
949.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,299.00
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - UPPER DECK, DE-RHSBK-08I-O
Base price
1,049.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,449.00
Season 1
May 21, 2022 | Jul 16, 2022 | Sep 10, 2022 |
Samstag
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - MAIN DECK, DE-RHSBK-08I-H
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
Bike & Boat on the Rhine and Neckar - Bad Wimpfen-Koblenz - MS Patria - UPPER DECK, DE-RHSBK-08I-O
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
949.00
1,299.00
1,049.00
1,449.00
Filter
7-gear with back pedal brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with free wheel
Electric bike with back pedal brake
75.00
75.00
165.00
165.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & information

Leistungen
  • Seven nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Program according to routing
  • All charges for harbours, bridges and locks
  • Welcome-Drink
  • Room cleaning every day, changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • Full board consisting of 7x breakfast, 6x lunch package for cycle tours or snack on board (non-cyclists), 6x coffee or tea in the afternoon, 7x 3-course-dinner
  • Daily meeting for the cycle tours
  • Printed instructions and maps for daily individual bike tours (1 per cabin)
  • GPS tracks for cycle tours
  • Tour guide on board
Services not included

Arrival and departure, parking fees and shuttles, bike rentals, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, tips, drinks on board and personal expenses.

Infos

Return to Bad Wimpfen

By train from Koblenz to Bad Wimpfen in 3.5 hours, approx. € 45.- per person.

Passenger car parking options in Bad Wimpfen (subject to change, effective April 2021):

Parking near the train station approx. € 20.- per week, no reservation possible.

Bikes:

  • 7-gear-Unisex-trekking bikes and 8-gear-E-Bikes (brand: Velo de Ville - special SE-Tours edition)
  • With hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability, please indicate as a non-binding customer request by the booking)
  • Pannier bag and rental bike insurance included
  • E-Bikes on a limited number only
  • Please indicate your body height by the booking

Travel safe and secure with SE-Tours: We recommend to wear a bike helmet. Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40.00 per helmet, limited number.

Important remarks

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there may be restrictions on board. These are temporary, government-mandated restrictions that may vary regionally. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive our ship-specific hygiene concept when booking/inquiring.

Embarkation at 2:00 p.m., stay on board from 4:00 p.m. | Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

Minimum number of participants 45 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure).

To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck.

Excursions We offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).

Schedule and program changes Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. If there is low or high water and a route cannot be shipped, the captain reserves the right to change the route in view of your safety (this cannot be accepted as a reason for free withdrawal). Same applies to previously unknown administrative orders of lock or bridge repairs.

Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

You may cancel the booking at any time. For cancellation fees, please refer to the booking conditions of SE-Tours. The tour operator’s terms and conditions apply: SE-Tours GmbH Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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