The German Wine Route cycle path cuts straight through a breathtaking landscape. You'll encounter picturesque vineyards extending to the green hills of the Palatinate Forest, quaint wine-growing villages with authentic wine bars and pretty castles and palaces enthroned on lofty hills. Over 95 kilometers (60 miles), this well-built cycle path leads you through the sun-drenched Palatinate.
Between the Palatinate Forest and the Rhine plain, the German Wine Route cycle path winds alongside the French border. The starting point is in Bockenheim at the House of the German Wine Route, which you can easily reach by train from any major German city. Then, over three stages, you'll cycle from there through Germany's largest wine-growing region to Rechtenbach, where the German Wine Gate marks the southern beginning of the Wine Route. From there it is a stone's throw to Wissembourg in France, from where you can take the train back.
While riding the German Wine Route cycle path, the landscape is not the only thing to look forward to. You'll find awesome infrastructure, a beautifully asphalted bike path, and stage destinations that are all well-connected to the German train network should you want to make the ride a little shorter. Accommodation options are also in abundance, meaning you'll always find a place to lay your weary head after a say in the saddle, as well as innumerable restaurants offering beautiful regional fare locally sourced wines.
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