Die sportliche Neckar Radtour

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, Württemberg Wine Country and Odenwald
  • Daily routes ●●●●●, altitude profile ●●●●○


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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.



  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 425 – 450 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 45 and 95 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
The sporty Neckar bike tour

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.

Cyclist, Constance

Relaxed arrival in Constance

Day 2: Constance – Kirchen-Hausen, approx. 65 km + train ride or approx. 80 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.


View of Geisingen

Day 3: Kirchen-Hausen – Sulz / Glatt, approx. 85 / 95 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.


The source of the Danube in Donaueschingen

Day 4: Sulz – Tübingen, approx. 55 / 45 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.

Tübingen, Neckar

View of Tübingen and the Neckar

Day 5: Tübingen – Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, approx. 65 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.

Cyclist, Esslingen

City tour by bike through Esslingen

Day 6: Stuttgart – Neckarsulm / Bad Friedrichshall, approx. 80 / 85 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 bike path

On the Neckar Cycle Path

Day 7: Bad Friedrichshall – Heidelberg, approx. 85 / 80 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.


View of the Neckar

Day 8: Individual departure

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.

Castle Bridge Heidelberg Neckar

View of the Heidelberg Castle

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 31.03.2024 to 19.10.2024

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

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Season A
31.03. - 19.04.
06.10. - 19.10.
from799 €
Season B
20.04. - 30.04.
15.09. - 05.10.
from899 €
Season C
01.05. - 06.05.
12.05. - 14.05.
20.05. - 25.05.
02.06. - 29.06.
18.08. - 14.09.
from999 €
Season D
07.05. - 11.05.
15.05. - 19.05.
26.05. - 01.06.
30.06. - 17.08.
from1099 €

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 Heidelberg, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Train ride Engen – Immendingen, approx. 10 € incl. bike
  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
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For our younger cyclists

Due to the demanding stages, we do not recommend this trip for children.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

279 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Heidelberg - Konstanz

89 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Heidelberg - Konstanz

129 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Bad Friedrichshall / Neckarsulm

65 €


99 €


75 €


115 €

Sulz / Glatt / Kirchen-Hausen

55 €


85 €

other places

89 €


125 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
169 €
259 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 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 30-gear unisex bike
30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear men's bike
30-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel

30-gear rental bike

169 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
    Constance / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 450 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 45 and 95 km, Ø 70 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Return to Constance
    Optional by minibus on Saturdays only, between 9 and 10 a.m. duration about 4 hours, must be specified when booking.
    Would you like to continue after the transfer not yet directly, you can book additional nights in Constance.
    The transfer from Heidelberg to Constance, you can also book before the bike tour. So you can continue right after the tour from Heidelberg. Please write us your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternatively on your own by train, connections hourly, 1 – 2 train changes, duration approx. 4 hours.
  • Parking information
    Fenced parking at our office, costs 49 € / trip, must be booked and paid in advance.
    Free parking on public roads.
  • Tour operated by
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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