Würzburg, Marienburg Fortress, Cycling

Bike Trip along the Main from Würzburg to Mainz

From Lower Franconia to the Rhine-Main Region

  Würzburg – Frankfurt – Mainz

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • The residential city of Würzburg, romantic Wertheim, Mainz - the state capital.
  • Palaces, castles, monasteries and countless pretty half-timbered houses
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●○○○○


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Cycling on the Main Cycle Path is pleasure cycling. Sporty and leisurely, younger and older cyclists - everyone feels equally at home here. The bike trip along the Main  takes you from the old royal seat of Würzburg to Mainz, where the Rhine and Main meet. The Main meanders through the varied and charming regions of Franconia, Franconian wine country and Spessart. Turn your gaze upwards more often and admire the numerous castles and defiant fortresses. You won't want to leave the big cities of Würzburg and Mainz in a hurry, because there's plenty to do here. Enjoy a glass of wine from the region in a rustic wine tavern and toast to a successful day during your Main cycle tour. In addition to the large cities, you will also get to know numerous small towns. Explore Miltenberg, Marktheidenfeld, Wertheim and Lohr, all of which enchant with their very own charm.


  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Würzburg / Mainz
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Map for Bike Trip along the Main from Würzburg to Mainz

Day 1: Individual arrival in Würzburg

We welcome you warmly to the Main Triangle - in the Residential and University town of Würzburg. Bavaria's sixth biggest town lies surrounded by vineyards and is watched over by Marienberg Fortress, which can be seen from afar. Pay a visit to the town's landmark and enjoy the beautiful views you get here of the area - a taste of where you're going to be cycling in the coming week. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel and ready to go.

Würzburg Residence

Würzburg Residence

Day 2: Würzburg – Gemünden / Lohr, approx. 45 / 60 km

Always close to the banks, you cycle out of Weinfranken towards Spessart on your bike rip along the Main from Würzburg to Mainz. Twice today you have the opportunity to view the region from above. In Karlstadt it is worth climbing up to the ruins of Karlsburg Castle, in Gemünden you can look over the area from the ruins of Scherenburg Castle. The route continues in ever tighter bends through wooded hills. At the end of the day, you will meet the river Lohr at Lohr.

Lohr, Old Town, half-timbered houses

Old Town Lohr

Day 3: Lohr – Wertheim, approx. 45 / 60 km

The Main valley now narrows, the landscape is once again wooded, quiet and secluded. Stroll through the fishermen's quarter and across the castle square before getting back on the saddle. Past Neustadt and Rothenfels, with its castle dating back to 1148, you cycle along quiet paths to Marktheidenfeld. In this small, lively town with an old town worth seeing, Franconian wine culture is held in high regard. In Wertheim you finally reach your stage destination.

Wertheim, Main, cyclist

Cycling past Wertheim | ©FrankenTourismus / Leue

Day 4: Wertheim – Miltenberg, approx. 45 km

In addition to the spectacular Main Loop near Wertheim, numerous castles and ruins accompany you on your bike trip along the Main today. Visit one of the largest and most striking castle ruins in Germany near Stadtprozelten. From the top, enjoy the view over the Main valley and the foothills of the Odenwald. Once you arrive in Miltenberg, spend the rest of the day in the medieval half-timbered town, which has several sights to offer.

Miltenberg, Old Town

The Old Town in Miltenberg

Day 5: Miltenberg – Aschaffenburg, approx. 45 km

Mostly close to the river banks, you cycle today alternately through small towns and quiet wooded areas. Accompanied by the boats on the river, you reach the Spessart metropolis of Aschaffenburg. Even from a distance, the tower quadrangle of Johannisburg Castle shows you the way. Stroll through the old town of Ascheberg, as the locals say, and relax in the castle gardens or the idyllic Schöntal Park.

Johannesburg Castle, Aschaffenburg

Johannesburg Castle in Aschaffenburg

Day 6: Aschaffenburg – Frankfurt, approx. 55 km

After a few kilometres, you will pass the state border between Bavaria and Hesse. You should not miss a stop in the lush herb garden of the Einhard Basilica in Seligenstadt. Afterwards, your bike trip along the Main continues to Hanau, which bears the official epithet of the Brothers Grimm City. You will spend the night in the Main metropolis Frankfurt.


Frankfurt, St. Catherine's Church

St. Catherine's Church Frankfurt

Day 7: Frankfurt – Mainz, approx. 45 km

Today, enjoy the differences between big city flair and rural idyll. After leaving Frankfurt behind, you cycle through orchards and vineyards to Flörsheim and through the half-timbered town of Hochheim. At the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers, you reach the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. In the evening you can enjoy "Weck, Worscht und Woi" in one of the numerous wine taverns in the beautiful old town.

Main, Cathedral, Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square in Mainz

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your bike trip along the Main from Würzburg to Mainz ends after breakfast. If you would like to discover Mainz for longer, we will be happy to extend your stay.

Mainz Gutenberg Monument

Mainz Gutenberg Monument

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2023

Arrival daily from 16.04.2023 to 15.10.2023

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
09.04. - 30.04.
08.10. - 15.10.
from699 €
Season B
01.05. - 10.05.
15.09. - 07.10.
from799 €
Season C
11.05. - 25.05.
11.06. - 30.06.
01.09. - 14.09.
from899 €
Season D
26.05. - 10.06.
01.07. - 31.08.
from999 €

All prices per person in a double room.

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  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Mainz, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service Hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years


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From 6 to 11 years


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From 12 to 17 years


Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

249 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

All places

65 €


99 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
239 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg-Reisen 8-gear unisex bike
8-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 8-gear men's bike
8-gear men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel
Rental Bikes

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

99 €


239 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
  • Start / Destination
    Würzburg / Mainz
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    The route is flat with rare climbs and runs almost exclusively along the banks of the Main. The route runs on perfectly asphalted cycle paths and is excellently signposted.
  • Parking information
    Public parking garages in Würzburg, approx. 8 - 12 Euro / day or free, unguarded large car park Talavera near the Friedensbrücke (not possible during the Kilian-Volksfest from mid-June to mid-July).
    No reservation by Radweg-Reisen possible.
  • Returning to Würzburg
    On your own by train, connections several times a day, 1 x change, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Tour operated by
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
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