Etappe 1: Von Rüdesheim nach Offenbach – Hessischer Radfernweg R3
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Jesko von Werthern planned a bike ride.
February 22, 2021
The first stage is shaped by the two mighty rivers Rhine and Main. Accordingly, it is perfectly flat and, with very few exceptions, perfectly paved.Rüdesheim am Rhein is located in the Rheingau, the southern slope of the Taunus, across from Bingen. The picturesque place is extremely popular and worth seeing. If you have the time, I recommend taking the cable car up to the Niederwald monument before you start. The view of the bend in the Rhine and the Nahe estuary opposite is unique.At the beginning of your tour you follow the Rhine cycle path at the foot of the vineyards. The Rhine to Mainz-Kastel is always on your right side. The Romans already cultivated wine in this area and it is not for nothing that Riesling enjoys its international reputation. The sun-drenched slate slopes offer a perfect location for the vines. At the right time of the year you will always come across wine tasting stands.With a wonderful view of Mainz you reach the mouth of the Main and say goodbye to the Rhine and its large cargo ships. But the Main Cycle Route, which you are now following in the direction of Frankfurt, is no less exciting. Through a lot of green you drive comfortably always close to the bank towards the banking metropolis.Sindlingen is already part of Frankfurt, even if you are not yet aware of the hustle and bustle of the big city. You can reach the southern bank of the Main via the Hoechst AG works bridge. You brush against the nature reserve of the Schwanheimer Düne and you will soon see the impressive Frankfurt skyline, which is unique in Germany. The Main Cycle Path runs through the center of the city, completely car-free. One of the last skyscrapers is the impressive European Central Bank and before you know it, you are in Offenbach's urban area.The stage finally ends at the Offenbach-Bürgel campsite. Of course, there are also countless hotels and guest houses in all price ranges in Frankfurt and Offenbach, if you don't like camping that much.
February 24, 2021