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Between vineyards and the River Rhine – MTB trails around Rüdesheim

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Between vineyards and the River Rhine – MTB trails around Rüdesheim

Mountain Biking Collection by Rüdesheim

7

Tours

18:32 h

146 mi

12,100 ft

The winemaking town of Rüdesheim am Rhein has an impressive location on the southern gateway to the deeply cut Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The town and its surroundings have a lot to offer mountain bikers. Nestled between the low mountain ranges of the Taunus and Hunsrück and close to the Rheinhessen hill country, there’s a lot to discover here. The banks of the River Rhine are the only flat terrain more or less. On the beautiful valley sides, you find steep trails and fast descents. Here, you find some of the finest vineyards in the world. As early as in Roman times, wine has grown on the sunny, south-facing slopes and chalky soil. The UNESCO World Heritage region of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley is home to spectacular views, challenging trails, exquisite vineyards, countless castles and ancient monasteries – all this and more awaits you on a mountain bike Tour between the vineyards and the Rhine.

In this Collection, we present seven exciting mountain bike Tours around Rüdesheim.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced, there is something for all levels. Rüdesheim is the starting point of all of the Tours and a great basecamp for several nights thanks to the wide variety of accommodation. The area is not only good for cycling, there’s also plenty to see and do after your ride. The town offers wine tasting booths and vinotheques, guided wine walks, segway Tours, a mechanical music cabinet, city Tours, and a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. You can easily fill your time between your bike Tours. Unsurprisingly, Rüdesheim also has a wide range of places to eat and drink too. This way, you can enjoy yourself both on and off the bike.

Rüdesheim is easy to reach by train, especially from Frankfurt, Wiesbaden or Koblenz. If you travel by car, the city is also well connected. If you arrive from the south, you can catch the ferry from Bingen across the Rhine and directly into the winemaking town. Some of the Tours in this Collection also make use of this ferry connection. The ferry allows you to comfortably travel to the southern bank of the Rhine near Bingen and the surrounding Rhine Hesse region, where spectacular Tours await.

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    Rhein-Nahe-Ausblick – MTB-Trails rund um Rüdesheim

    Intermediate
    02:58
    20.5 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    It starts either at the market square in the heart of Rüdesheim, directly in front of the train station or at the ferry pier if you should come from the other side of the Rhine. Wherever you start, the first few meters will quickly take you out of the village into the vineyards, where it gets really

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  • Intermediate
    04:22
    39.2 mi
    9.0 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This round takes you deep into the UNESO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Numerous castles line the steep slopes. At the beginning you take the ferry to Bingen and quickly reach the Rhein-Nahe-Eck, where the Nahe flows into the Rhine. Now you roll a long way down the river on the excellent Rhine

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    25.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,625 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    You can take the ferry to the other side of the Rhine to Bingen. Via Bingerbrück and Waldalgesheim it goes slowly uphill into the Hunsrück. When you have warmed up, you will reach Stromberg. The lovingly built stretches of the Stromberg flow trail are known far beyond the borders of the region. Both

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  • Difficult
    03:12
    21.6 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Don't worry, you will definitely not get cold on this tour. Quite the opposite, after all, a sweaty 700 meters of altitude are on the agenda. At 619 meters above sea level, the Kalte Herberge is the highest point in the Rheingau. So it goes to the Taunus main ridge. From Rüdesheim you step steadily uphill

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  • Intermediate
    02:34
    21.4 mi
    8.4 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This tour takes you to the three "holy mountains" of Rheinhessen: Laurenziberg, Jakobsberg and Rochusberg. These peaks are not only impressive landmarks in the Rheinhessen hill country, but also a regular destination for pilgrims on their pilgrimage. On the way to Jakobsberg you can enjoy fantastic views

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  • Easy
    00:56
    6.73 mi
    7.2 mph
    900 ft
    925 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This rather easy tour is technically suitable for beginners. However, there are short, steep climbs to be mastered: The route leads through the vineyards above Rüdesheim to some beautiful vantage points. Below the cable car you drive between the Rhine and Vines towards the famous Niederwald monument

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  • Intermediate
    01:05
    10.2 mi
    9.5 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    A tour through the vineyards to Johannisberg Castle: You roll out of Rüdesheim along the banks of the Rhine for the first few meters and soon come across the remains of the former Hindenburg Bridge. Along the Rüdesheim harbor you can enjoy beautiful views of the water. Once you reach Winkel, the route

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    146 mi
  • Duration
    18:32 h
  • Elevation
    12,100 ft

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