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With just two short exceptions, the Rhine Bicycle Route from Bingen to Coblence is a well-maintained, traffic-free path, easy and enjoyable to ride. Sometimes it runs directly along the banks of the river, sometimes through the villages and busy esplanades, and sometimes it is a cycling path along the road.
On the right-hand side of the Rhine from Rüdesheim to Ehrenbreitstein, the cycling path is not continuous, which makes cycling more difficult. At some points, cycling along the busy main road with all the traffic is unavoidable. It is therefore recommended that you bridge the gaps in the cycling route by using one of the nine ferries or the train services.
<h2>The Most Beautiful Tours at the Peaks of the Mountains</h2>
Cycling is very enjoyable not only beside the river but also at the level of the peaks lining the river. Ambitious cyclists love challenges in the form of steep slopes and terraces, but the average cyclist does not necessarily have to stay at the river level: the Hunsrück Mountain Railway connects Boppard and Emmelshausen all year round.
During the summer (May to October), a special bus service brings visitors from Bingen to the Hunsrück region. On the right-hand side of the Rhine, the regional bus service RegioLinie 3800 is the link between St. Goarshausen and Nastätten, thus giving the visitor the opportunity to enjoy a trip in the picturesque region of Blaues Ländchen (blue country).
Among the ten most beautiful tours adjacent to the Rhine Valley, we recommend the following tours: a trip through the Taunus range and the upper Niederwald forest; the Ausonius Path, following in Roman footsteps, winds through the forests around Bingen; a tour through the Hunsrück heights from Kastellaun down to the Rhine; a racing bike tour following the vineyard paths; a tour commemorating the legendary bandit Schinderhannes; a downhill-tour from Emmelshausen to Oberwesel; a tour high above the rivers Rhine and Mosel with slight deviations leading to the Deutsches Eck in Coblence and the Limes Trail.
For a detailed description of the routes and to order the corresponding cycling map, visit www.der-takt.de.
<h2>"From Valley to Valley"</h2>
Once a year, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley stages a mass event especially designed for inline skaters and cyclists: Tal Total (the total valley).
On June, 27th, 2004 the car-free day in the Rhine valley will be celebrated for the 13th time. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. the main roads on both sides of the river, the B9 and the B42, will be closed for cars between Coblence and Bingen and between Lahnstein and Rüdesheim, respectively. Cyclists and inline skaters are given the green light for 120 km through the Loreley valley.
As in previous years, the cities along the route have organised a wide range of different activities, where sports, delicious food, culture and fun will be at the top of the agenda.
One of the seven long-distance cycling routes in Rhineland-Palatinate leads through the Rhine Valley.
For more information visit: www.rhein-radtouren.de
For more information about long-distance cycling routes and cycling events, visit: www.radwanderland.de
For a detailed description of the routes and to order the corresponding cycling map, visit "Der Takt".
Everything about the car-free day in the Rhine valley:
Mäuseturm (Toll Tower)
Fürstenberg Castle Ruins
Stahlberg Castle Ruins
Reichenberg Castle Ruins
The Hostile Brothers
The Roman Camp in Boppard
Former Prince Electors’ Castle in Boppard
Prince Elector’s Castle
Towns and Villages
The Church of Our Lady, Oberwesel
The Abbey of St. Hildegard
The Catholic Chapel of St. Rochus
The Church of St. Martin, Bingen
The Chapel of St. Clement, Trechtingshausen
The Church of St. Martin, Lorch
The Church of St. Mauritius , Oberdiebach
The Church of St. Peter, Bacharach
The Werner Chapel, Bacharach
The Church of St. Martin, Oberwesel
The Church of St. Goar, St. Goar
The Provost Church, Hirzenach
The Pilgrimage Church, Bornhofen
The Church of St. Severus, Boppard
The Church of the Carmelites, Boppard
The Church of St. Lambert, Spay
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Niederlahnstein
The Church of St. Castor, Coblence
The Church of St. Florin, Coblence
The Church of Our Lady, Coblence
The Church of the Sacred Heart, Coblence
The Church of St. Joseph, Coblence
Boppard City Museum
Wine Museum in Rüdesheim
Hist. Museum on the River, Bingen
Coblence Middle Rhine Museum
Coblence State Museum
Loreley Visitors Centre
Arts and Leisure Centre Oberwesel
The Bingen Gorge
The Boppard Loop
The Lahnstein Gorge
The Deutsches Eck
Rhinehänge Nature Reserve
Plants and Animals
Springs and Creeks
Meadows and Pastures
The 19th Century
The 20th Century
Sagas and Myths
The Hostile Brothers
The Mouse Tower
Wines and Vines
The World Heritage Program
Criteria for Inclusion
Welterbestätten in Deutschland
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Walking and Cycling
The Rhine Valley Castle Trail
Rheinsteig Walking Trail
Boats on the River
Sports, Recreation and Spa Services
Middle Rhine Valley Marathon
Getting There By Air
Getting There By Car
Getting There by Train
Pubs and Restaurants
World Heritage Hosts
Wine Bars Operated By Wine Growers
Especially for Groups
Land und Leute
Daten und Fakten
Exhibition in Japan 2007/2008
Exhibition in China 2005/2006
Politik und Verwaltung
Was ist was?
Das große Rennen
Kids on Tour