Cycling in Rheinhessen

Fruit Route (round trip)

The Fruit Route brings you through the orchards of Rheinhessen, along fruit farms, vegetable fields and winegrowing villages. It consists of a western and an eastern loop of 30 km each, connected by a 7 km stretch following the Selztal valley. Enjoy an unobstructed view of Eltville and Rheingau, the Taunus mountain range and the beautiful landscape of Selz.

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Amiche Route (round trip)

Amiche and Vatinche were two small trains that connected the historic vineyard villages along the well-known Roter Hang strip with its distinctive red soil. The Amiche ran from Alzey to Bodenheim. Today, you can cycle along the path of the former railway without ever encountering a steep incline, except at the very beginning. There are many vantage points with a great view over the majestic Rhine. Vineyard taverns along the way make sure that you will not go thirsty. This is the area where some of the best Riesling grapes are produced.

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Rhine Cycle Route through Rheinhessen

The European cycle route along the Rhine is 1230 km long. Two of its daily stages lead through Rheinhessen from Bingen am Rhein via Mainz to Worms, a city closely associated with the Nibelungs. For more than 90 km, you cycle along the majestic river with heavy ship traffic. The route leads through wetlands along oxbow lakes, world-famous vineyards and many historic winegrowing villages. In Bingen, it joins the Nahe Cycle Route.

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Hiwwel Routes - through the land of 1000 hills

There might not be exactly 1000 hills or "Hiwwels" in this area, but the figure is not far off. Along the 164 km Hiwwel Route, you will cycle over quite a few of them. From Bingen in the north-west via Mainz to Wörrstadt and Alzey in the heart of Rheinhessen, and on to Worms, the route consists of two sweeps through the region that can be easily completed over four days. This route is highly recommended for all who wish to get to know Rheinhessen in all its aspects. It intersects with various other topical routes through Rheinhessen, which makes planning your trip even more exciting. At the point where the Nahe river flows into the Rhine at Bingen, known as the gate to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the Hiwwel Route meets the national Nahe Cycle Route and the Rhine Cycle Route.

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RheinTerrassenWeg – hiking trail from Mainz to Worms

Walk 60 km through the magnificent landscape of Rheinhessen. The RheinTerrassenWeg runs high above the Rhine through picturesque wine villages from Mainz to Worms. It is the first long-distance hiking trail in Rheinhessen with many hamlets, small towns and historically significant sites to explore. In seasonal taverns along the way, you can sample the local wine and enjoy other delicacies from Rheinhessen. As the trail roughly follows the route of the local train service, you can always return to your point of departure, for instance if you want to do the RheinTerrassenWeg in stages.

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