2021
The Neckar Cycle Path

The Neckar Cycle Path

Leisurely from Tübingen to Heidelberg

 Tübingen – Esslingen  Heidelberg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Vineyards, poets and historic towns
  • The classical tour along the Neckar:
    Relaxing stages, plenty of time for breaks
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

days
7

km / day avg.
50

The well known university towns Tübingen and Heidelberg, are the glamorous start and end points of this tour along the Neckar Cycle Path. Experience a wide range of cultural features, enjoy the beautiful and varied countryside left and right of the river and taste the wine conjured with a little magic by the local winemakers, as good Württemberg wine can hardly be found outside of the county, as people tend to drink it before it gets that far. Despite a few hills, this tour is also suitable for the untrained cyclist.

Neckar Cycle Path
  • Booking code
    NE-TH6
  • Start / Destination
    Tübingen / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 240 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Tübingen

Day 1: Individual arrival in Tübingen

Your tour on the Neckar Cycle Path starts in Tübingen. Although the Romans, 85 NB, have left clear traces in this town, Tübingen is still the youngest town Germany has, with an average age of almost 38 years. This title is thanks to the 25.000 students enrolled at the local university. Tübingen was hardly damaged at all during the Second World War and has a wonderfully preserved history city centre, which can be seen well from the castle and also enjoyed sitting in one of the towns many pubs.

Esslingen

Day 2: Tübingen – Esslingen, approx. 55 km

Leaving the busy university town behind you, you now cycle downstream. You will come across a number of bathing pools you might like to stop at and have a swim. You go past Nürtingen, where the poet, Hölderlin, used to go to School. In Plochingen, we recommend visiting the tower by Hundertwasser. Esslingen is one of the towns that wasn't destroyed during the war, enabling you to enjoy its historic flair.

Marbach

Day 3: Esslingen – Marbach / Freiberg, approx. 40 / 45 km

Today you can try the healing waters in the mineral spa resort in Stuttgart-Canstatt and take a break. Further down the river you cycle past lovely terraced vineyards and the royal summer residence at Ludwigsburg. The Neckar valley as home to poets and philosophers is felt most in Marbach, where Friedrich Schiller was born. In the newly renovated Schiller museum you can find out all about the poet.

Neckar near Mundelsheim

Day 4: Marbach – Neckarsulm / Bad Friedrichshall, approx. 50 – 60 km

Cycling past picturesque vineyards, you follow the bends of the river to Lauffen, where you can allow yourself a little sip of the delicious Katzenbeißer wine (cat biter!). Another important wine-growing and wine-trading centre is Heilbronn. The large town is shaped by a mixture of historic and modern buildings. You continue the Neckar Cycle Path along romantic roads past castles to Neckarsulm.

Bad Wimpfen

Day 5: Neckarsulm – Eberbach, approx. 45 / 50 km

Worthy of a visit is the NSU museum featuring exhibits of historic bicycles and cars. As you approach Bad Wimpfen you will be amazed by the breath-taking views of the town with its many towers and alcoves. Pedaling past terraced vineyards and wooded slopes, you can catch a glimpse of Hornberg Fort. The Staufer town of Eberbach used to be known for its handicraft professions.

Old Bridge, Heidelberg

Day 6: Eberbach – Heidelberg, approx. 40 km

The Neckar winds its way through Odenwald forest and depending on which side of the river you're cycling on, either through the county of Baden-Württemberg or Hessen. In Neckargemünd, you will be able to see glimpses of medieval architecture. The famous university town of Heidelberg awaits you with its famous castle ruin, Baroque buildings in the old part of town and a lively cultural scene.

Heidelberg

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast, your holiday on the Neckar cycle path ends with your own individual return journey to Tübingen or back home. We are very happy to extend your holiday in Heidelberg.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from 27.03.2021 to 24.10.2021Early 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

27.03. - 31.03.
05.04. - 17.04.
01.10. - 24.10.

Season B

01.04. - 04.04.
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.
16.05.
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 195

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

  • 6 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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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 17 years

-25%

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

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

195 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Heidelberg/Tübingen

79 €

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

59 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Heidelberg/Tübingen

109 €

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

79 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Heidelberg – Tübingen

89 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
199 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
39 €
Trailer
Trailer
39 €

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 free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.75 m)
  • Electric bike with free-wheel (minimum age 16 years)
  • Children's / teenager's bike (20-26 inch), children's trailer, children's trailer Weehoo, child seat
Fittings

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

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

Rental Bike

8- or 27-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

199 €

Children's / Teenager's bike, Trailer

39 €

Baby bike seat

free

The Neckar Cycle Path
  • Booking code
    NE-TH6
  • Start / Destination
    Tübingen / Heidelberg
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 240 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Car park König (370 parking spaces), cost: approx. EUR 6 / day
    Cannot be reserved through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Tübingen
    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.
    Alternative: Travel by train (on your own initiative), hourly connections, duration approx. 2 hours, 1 – 2 train changes.
  • Tour operated by
    Radweg-Reisen
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • 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
7

km / day avg.
50