The perfect speed for exploring the World Heritage Site. Increasing numbers of people think so too, and are getting on their bikes to savour the landscape for a few hours or even a few days. There are excellent cycle paths from Rüdesheim and Bingen to Koblenz, and the route along the left bank is continuous. Along some stretches of the Rhine’s right bank the cycle paths are still under construction and this is often a difficult and very time-consuming process in this
narrow valley. But cyclists can easily cross the Rhine using the ferries Boppard - Filsen, St. Goar - St. Goarshausen, Kaub - B9 road, Lorch - Niederheimbach and Rüdesheim - Bingen.
The best options are the Mittelrheinbahn and Rheingau-Taunus-Linie rail services. At weekends, on public holidays and after 9 am on weekdays, bicycles are carried free of charge on all local services (Nahverkehrszüge) in Rhineland-Palatinate, subject to space availability. The Hunsrückbahn from Boppard to the Schinderhannes Cycle Trail at Emmelshausen also transports bikes free of charge. The river boats will also let you take your bike with you, subject to space availability; the KD charge a flat-rate of 2.50 Euros per bike, the Bingen-Rüdesheimer 2 Euros. There is also a special cyclists’ bus, the Regio- Radler-Bus Hunsrück- Bingen operating between Bingen and the Hunsrück on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from May to September. From up in the Hunsrück hills it’s no problem to cycle back down to the World Heritage Valley. The Freizeitbus Mittelrhein provides a similar service from St. Goar and Oberwesel up to the Hunsrück. It also operates between May and September on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in the morning and the evening. For further information please contact the Tourist Information offices or the public transport network (Verkehrsverbund).
Bike rentals/Bicycle repair shops
Left bank of the Rhine
Right bank of the Rhine
Take a ride on the wild side - our routes will take you over rough and smooth, up hills and down dales. The topography of the Rhine Valley is made for mountain biking, offering everything from challenging rides for the expert to easy novice routes. In some places there are designated areas with specially laid out mountain bike trails.
Downhill and Bike-Park
For the more adventurous and daring cyclist, Boppard has a Bike Park and downhill track. Take your bike up on the chair lift and ride back down.