The Neckar cycle path near Eberbach
Cyclist on the Neckar cycle path
Historic centre of Rottweil

Neckar Cycle Path

From Tübingen to Heidelberg.

The Neckar Cycle Path runs from Tübingen to Heidelberg across Swabia, which is named “Ländle” from its inhabitants. You cycle at the beginning between Black Forest and Swabian Alb, then along the Alb through the heart of Württemberg to Heidelberg.

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Starting point of your journey is the university city Tübingen.

You leave the lively city and cycle along the valley. On your way are some beautiful lakes where you can take a bath. You pass Nürtingen where poetry Hölderlin went to school. In Plochingen the Hundertwasser tower is well-worth seeing. Esslingen is one of the cities which was not destroyed during war – enjoy the especial historic flair.

Today you can try the health resort in Stuttgart-Canstatt. You follow river Neckar through a lovely landscape and pass emperors summer residence Ludwigsburg. Neckar valley is the birth place of poets and thinkers – you will feel this especially in Marbach, birth place of Friedrich Schiller. In the museum you can learn more about the poet.

Through picturesque vineyards along the river loops to Lauffen where you can taste a gulp of Katzenbeißer. Another centre of winegrowing and wine-trade is Heilbronn. The big city offers a mixture of historic and modern buildings. You continue along romantic Burgenstraße to Neckarsulm.

Well-worth seeing is NSU-museum with its historic two-wheelers and cars. Enjoy the amazing views while cycling to Bad Wimpfen with its numerous towers. While passing vineyards and forests you see fortress Hornberg where once Götz of Berlichingen lived. Eberbach was coined through handicraft, a special feature was the mining of sand.

River Neckar runs through forest Odenwald. On your way you visit four-fortresses-city Neckarsteinach and in Neckargemünd you see impressing medieval architecture. Well-known University City Heidelberg is awaiting you with ruin, baroque old city and active culture.

After breakfast the tour is completed. Of course we are happy to book additional nights in Heidelberg for you.

Tour character

Mostly flat, on asphalted cycle paths or silent minor roads, only few grades.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
daily
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
daily
Neckar Cycle Path 7 days, DE-BYRTH-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
549,00
160,00
679,00
160,00
709,00
160,00

Category: 3*** Hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
May 25, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Season 3
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019
Tübingen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
Heidelberg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra nicht sgl/bb
70,00
90,00
70,00
90,00
70,00
90,00
70,00
90,00
70,00
90,00
70,00
90,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 8-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
175,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast or breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Best elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers DE, EN, NL)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Heidelberg train station
  • Parking spaces, free of charge at the Stadtmühle
  • Return journey Heidelberg – Donaueschingen by train (not included). Duration about 3 ½ hours, 1-2 changes of train, about € 45,- to € 55,- per person, bike not included.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

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