Mainz still has very much the air of a fortified city. Along the route, you learn about the eventful history of the city, which is reflected in its walls and fortifications. The 21 km walk brings you through the city centre and adjacent districts to Kastel. There are 20 points of special interest – from Roman times, to the Middle Ages and the 19th century federal fortification – along the route. They are marked on the map, with detailed explanations in the brochure. The "Festungsroute" brochure is available at the Tourist Service Center at Brückenturm (price € 0.50).
Duration: 1:20 hours
Cycle through Mainz, Kostheim and Hochheim. On this wine-themed cycle tour across three bridges, you learn all about wine-making while enjoying a magnificent ride through vineyards ending in a wine-tasting get-together. The 20 km round trip is not strenuous, and if the climb becomes too steep, you can simply push the bike. At Weingut Bacchus-Speicher surrounded by vineyards, you get a tour of the premises with three wine tastings, ample water and pretzels. The tour finishes on the bank of the Rhine near the City Hall.
Wine and Turnip Route (32 km)
Laubenheim - Hechtsheim - Marienborn - Bretzenheim - Gonsenheim - Mombach to Mombach roundabout and Leinpfad
Tour de Mayence Route (50 km)
Laubenheim - Bodenheim - Hechtsheim - Marienbron - Lerchenberg - Drais - Finthen - Heidesheim - Leinpfad
Route 11 (19 km)
Mainz City Hall - Mombach - Gonsenheim - Bretzenheim - Weisenau - Mainz City Hall
Orchard Route (18 km)
Lerchenberg - Drais - Finthen - Gonsenheim - Bretzenheim - Marienbron - Lerchenberg
A cycling map showing all routes is available from the Tourist Service Center (price € 3.80).
Want to go somewhere? Just pick up a bike from MVGmeinRad and drive off! The streets of Mainz are abuzz with rented bicycles, as there are 1000 of them waiting for you at 100 stations, available 24 hours a day. Exploring Mainz by bicycle gives you maximum freedom.
Simply use our chip card to unlock and register the bicycle and away you are! Cycling is not only environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral, but also keeps you fit. Our award-winning bicycles e look great – and so do the cyclists through the city. The chip cards are available at the RMV mobility counter at Verkehrscenter Mainz or from the Tourist Service Center. Registration is easy and you can cycle off without any further delay.
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