2021
Cycling Tour along the Neckar

Cycling Tour along the Neckar

Active cycling from Lake Constance to Heidelberg

Constance – Tübingen – Heidelberg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Longer stages, Breezy cycling
  • Lake Constance, the Swabian Alb, wine-producing Württemberg, Odenwald forest
  • Daily routes ●●●●●
  • Altitude profile ●●●●○

days
8

km / day avg.
75

Those who like to focus on cycling on a bike holiday have made the right choice with this cycling tour through Baden-Württemberg. The university cities Constance, Tübingen and Heidelberg are the cultural highlights of this tour, which is generally characterized by the diverse landscape. Lake Constance, the Swabian Alb, wine-producing Württemberg and the Odenwald forest create the perfect backdrop for your holiday. This cycling tour along the Neckar is designed for sporty and ambitious cyclists.

Itinerary

Cycling Tour along the Neckar
  • Booking code
    NE-KH7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 435 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 45 and 95 km, Ø 75 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
Constance, cyclist, bicycle
Arrival in Constance

Day 1: Individual arrival in Constance

You start your tour in Constance, Lake Constance’s biggest town. 600 years ago this was where the Council of Constance took place, the only council to elect a pope that was held north of the Alps. The Rhine leaves Lake Constance here and marks kilometre 0 on its way to the North Sea. Only a few minutes by foot from the medieval town centre is the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen with its lively harbour.

Geisingen, landscape
View of Geisingen

Day 2: Constance – Kirchen-Hausen / Geisingen, approx. 60 km

First you leisurely cycle along Lake Constance to the old Hapsburg town of Radolfzell. From there you continue past the Hegau volcanoes to Engen, which has a beautiful historical town centre. The ascent to the Swabian Alb lies before you now. However, you can alternatively tackle this stretch by train. You reach today's destination with the Danube within the range of vision.

source of the Danube, Donaueschingen
The source of the Danube

Day 3: Kirchen-Hausen – Sulz, approx. 80 km

You cycle along the Danube through the landscape named Baar. The source of the Danube is located in the castle park here. You continue cycling to Schwenningen, where the Neckar originates. You follow this river for the rest of your journey. Rottweil, a town of Roman origin with a closed medieval townscape, is also worth seeing.

 

Tübingen, old town, Neckar
View of Tübingen

Day 4: Sulz – Tübingen, approx. 55 km

Sulz was also originally founded by the Romans and in the Römerkeller museum you can find out all about it. Cycle on to Horb, where the collegiate church and the Schurkenturm tower, which used to house the old prison, can be seen from afar. The narrow Neckar valley ultimately meanders to an end in Rottenburg. Here the style of town is not medieval but Baroque, due to the many town fires the city had to deal with. After cycling only a few more kilometres you finally reach today's destination, the university town of Tübingen.

cyclist, sightseeing, Esslingen
Sightseeing with bicycles through Esslingen

Day 5: Tübingen – Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, approx. 70 km

Today you will leisurely cycle along the river Neckar. Along its course you will find several bathing lakes. Nürtingen and Wendlingen have pretty village centres with half-timbered buildings, Plochingen is the end point of Neckar shipping. The old free city Esslingen is impressive, then you will reach Cannstatt, which insists on its status as independent town. Good train connections allow for a urban night out in the centre of Stuttgart.

Bad Wimpfen, cyclist, Neckar cycle path
The Neckar Cycle Path

Day 6: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt – Bad Friedrichshall / Neckarsulm, approx. 90 km

You first cycle to Ludwigsburg, the summer residence of the Württemberg kings. From here onwards the hillsides on both sides of the Neckar become steeper again, the river forms river bend after river bend- together with the mild climate these are ideal conditions for successful wine-growing. Trollinger, Lemberger and Kerner are the varieties one should definitely try. In Neckarsulm the history of transport comes to life in a historical setting at the NSU-Museum.

Neckar, river, landscape
View of the river Neckar

Day 7: Bad Friedrichshall – Heidelberg, approx. 85 km

At first today's stage takes you along the edge of the Odenwald forest and then right through it. The stretch is mostly flat and great for cycling on. Eberbach and Hirschhorn are appealing little towns and you cross Hessian territory on the way. Heidelberg Castle announces the nearing end of the Neckar valley and your destination. Enjoy the evening in the lively university city.

Heidelberg, castle, old town
Farewell to Heidelberg

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your cycling tour along the Neckar ends after breakfast with your own individual return journey to Constance or back home. We are very happy to extend your holiday in Heidelberg.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 18.04.2021 to 17.10.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Basic Price

Season A

01.10. - 17.10.

Season B

18.04. - 05.05.
07.06. - 10.06.
14.06. - 17.06.
21.06. - 24.06.
12.09. - 30.09.

Season C

06.05. - 10.05.
6.05.
24.05. - 27.05.
06.06.
11.06. - 13.06.
18.06. - 20.06.
25.06. - 30.06.
22.08. - 11.09.

Season D

11.05. - 15.05.
17.05. - 23.05.
28.05. - 05.06.
01.07. - 21.08.

Single room supplement 219

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

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

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the challenging sections of this tour, we don't recommend this one for children.

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Additional Services

All prices are per person

Additional bookable services

service

Additional fee single room

219 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Sulz

49 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Bad Friedrichshall / Neckarsulm

59 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Kirchen-Hausen / Geisingen/Konstanz

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, other places

79 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Sulz

75 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Bad Friedrichshall / Neckarsulm

79 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Kirchen-Hausen / Geisingen/Konstanz

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, other places

109 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Heidelberg - Konstanz

99 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike
99 €
Rental Bike 30 gear Radweg-Reisen

Types of rental bikes

  • 30-gear trapezodial frame bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • 30 speed Ghost mountain bike with narrow men's saddle, frame sizes 38 - 54
Fittings

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

Fittings mountain bike

Saddle bag, bottle holder, clip-on mudguards, clip-on front and rear bike lights, bicycle lock, bicycle pump, repair kit

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

Rental Bike

30-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Mountain Bike

99 €

Brief Information

Cycling Tour along the Neckar
  • Booking code
    NE-KH7-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 435 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 45 and 95 km, Ø 75 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Returning to Constance
    Optional: transfer by minibus (only on Saturdays), between 9.00 and 10.00 a.m. Duration approx. 2 hours. Please include this option in your booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Tübingen.
    You can also book the transfer from Heidelberg to Tübingen before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Heidelberg right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternativ: Travel by train on your own initiative, hourly connections, duration approx. 4 hours, 1 – 2 train changes.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, cost: 45 € / booked holiday, can be booked online.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
75