A trip along the Rhine Cycle Route surely belongs to the most scenic ways of discovering the unique cultural landscape of the Romantic Rhine. The region offers two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the beginning of the Upper-Germanic Rhaetian Limes in Rheinbrohl and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley lies between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz. All of the neighbouring rivers that issue into the Rhine, like the Nahe, Moselle, Lahn and Ahr, offer cycling paths along the river as well. That way you can easily combine a cycle trip along multiple riversides.
Safety informationCertain stages of the Rhine Cycle Route along the left side of the Rhine are built as separate paths along the roads, sometimes with and sometimes without structural separation. Please be particular careful along stages without structural separation from car-traffic. Please also watch out for oncoming traffic. We advise to cycle the left side of the Rhine from South to North.
Advice: Please keep an eye on the water level. High waters can flood particular parts of the cycle path. You can find the latest water levels at: http://www.hochwasser-rlp.de/karte/uebersicht/flussgebiet/rhein/teilgebiet/mittelrhein (German only)
Tips, hints and linksDo you have any suggestions, noticeable problems or defects along the route? Please send a message to the following address for infrastructural or signage issues:
For questions concerning tourism along the Rhine Cycle Route and the region between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Remagen/Unke, please contact the Romantic Rhine Tourism Board:
Getting thereBy car:
An excellent road network connects the metropolises in the Rhine-Main and Rhine-Ruhr area with the Romantic Rhine. The A61 (Cologne-Ludwigshafen), the A3 (Cologne-Frankfurt) and the A48 (Trier-Montabaur/Dernbach) all lead to the Rhine Valley. The main roads through the Middle Rhine Valley are the B9 (left side of the Rhine) and the B42 (right side of the Rhine).
Many train stations along both sides connect the Romantic Rhine to the major cities like Cologne, Bonn, Mainz and Wiesbaden. IC trains stop in Koblenz, ICE trains stop in the nearby Montabaur with express busses connecting Montabaur and Koblenz.
Three international airports (Cologne-Bonn in the north, Frankfurt-Hahn in the west and Frankfurt Rhein-Main in the south) are nearby and well connected to the region. All three airports are less than half an hour drive by car.