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Long-distance routes and tour tips

The German Wine Route for Cyclists - Vineyards as far as the eye can see

Cycling is as good for the body and soul as fresh vegetables and fruit. Even a glass of wine or two is said to benefit your health. Our route through the sunny Palatinate region gives you plenty of opportunity to enjoy all of these wonderful things.

The route guides you through one of the largest wine regions in Germany, where vineyards drape the terraced slopes between the foothills of the Palatinate Forest and the Rhinland Plain. Prepare yourself for ups and downs interspersed with the occasional steep climb. Rewards come in the form of taverns and wineries where you can sample the excellent local wines, which include rieslings, pinot blancs and dornfelders. They are all perfect complements to the regional cuisine, which ranges from hearty fare to gourmet dishes. The weather is good, too: the Palatinate region enjoys around 1,800 hours of sun every year. Shade can be sought in the Palatinate Forest nature reserve – one of Germany’s largest single expanses of woodland.

Terrain: asphalt for most of its length, the route runs through countryside that is hilly at times, with some steep climbs to negotiate along the panorama routes; not always traffic-free.

Scenery: second-largest wine region in Germany, foothills of the Palatinate Forest, woodland, wine villages.

  • Length: 130 km
  • Starts: Schweigen-Rechtenbach
  • Ends: Bockenheim
  • Karlsruhe 40 km | Worms 15 km
  • About the route: hilly in parts, steep gradients

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