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German Wine Cycle Route — 3 stages through the sunny Palatinate

Torsten Schneider

German Wine Cycle Route — 3 stages through the sunny Palatinate

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna

2-3

days

2-3 h

/ day

59.3 mi

3,100 ft

3,125 ft

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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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:31
    24.7 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The German Wine Route cycle path, which leads through the largest Riesling growing area in Germany, starts in Bockenheim. The best way to get there is by train. From the …

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  • Intermediate
    01:27
    14.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    775 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage on the Deutsche Weinstrasse cycle path takes you 23 enjoyable kilometers from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse to Siebeldingen. Even today you have enough opportunities to rest along …

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    20.3 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Siebeldingen the last stage of the cycle path meanders for 32 kilometers to the southern end of the wine route to Schweigen-Rechtenbach in the southern Palatinate. From there it …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    59.3 mi
  • Duration
    06:06 h
  • Elevation
    3,100 ft3,125 ft
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German Wine Cycle Route — 3 stages through the sunny Palatinate