Rhineland Experience Tour
Our Rhineland Experience Tours include more for less, making these attractive packages great value for money (exactly what’s included is shown at the bottom of the page). The stunning Middle Rhine Valley is just one exceptional part of our touring area, we bring together the very best of the surrounding regions as well. You’ll also benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a local, professional English tour guide, who’ll ensure each riding day is a full and fun packed adventure. We understand what our guests want from their holiday, and what makes any guided tour unforgettable!
Return ferry crossings, via Dover-Calais, are included in the tour price and will be booked for your chosen arrival and departure dates. Your preferred sailing times can be selected on our Booking Form. We will arrange your crossings within 1 hour of your chosen times. We are also happy to organise ferry crossings via different routes if requested (extra charges may apply), or if you want to make your own arrangements, we can adjust your tour price accordingly, please contact us for details.
Please go to our getting here page for directions from the port of Calais to our tour base in Boppard. A Middle Rhine Tours representative will welcome you on arrival at your hotel. Your first guided touring day will start the following morning.
Tour Day 1—Boppard & Rudesheim
The morning starts with a brief walking tour of Boppard, an ideal opportunity to get to know your home base for the next few days. We then saddle up and head east towards the ‘Gelbachtal’, an unspoilt winding valley that’s well known by local bikers for its beautiful landscape and bend after bend of sheer riding enjoyment. We then follow the sweeps and curves of the Nassau National Park to Rudesheim, one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions.
Rudesheim sits on the banks of the Rhine and is famous for the vineyards that cling to steep slopes surrounding the town. The Asbach Brandy distillery is a firm favourite with visitors. The ‘Drosselgasse’, a narrow lane that boasts dozens of traditional German shops and restaurants, is also a popular draw. Outside the town centre is the ‘Niederwald Monument’ from where you’ll have a panoramic view of the Rhine below.
Towards the end of the day we stop off at the ‘Sommerrodelbahn’ (dry toboggen run). The 700 metre long downhill course can prove to be an exciting experience. You control your own speed by using onboard brake levers (watch out for those bends). The first run is included in our tour price!Riding Miles: 150 Niederwald MonumentDry Toboggen RunBoppard Eagle
Tour Day 2–Cochem & Nurburgring
Our journey to Cochem begins with a ride through the glorious twists and turns of the beautiful Hunsruck region of Germany, an area any serious biker will enjoy discovering. An exhilarating riding experience takes us down to the Mosel Valley and along the picturesque river road to our first stop of the day.
The old medieval town of Cochem is a magnet for motorcyclists. Reichsberg Castle dominates the whole area from its hill-top perch, and overlooks the cafes, bars and restaurants of the river promenade. After leaving Cochem we weave through the lush forests of the ‘Eifel’ as we make our way towards the Nurburgring.
The world famous Nurburgring – Nordschleife is a circuit you can ride with your own bike. One lap is an amazing 13 miles long with more than 70 bends to challenge your riding skills (you can also watch from one of the free viewing areas), see a hot lap on our video clips page. If you choose to ride the Nordschleife, your tour guide can give you some expert advice, safety information and other top-tips, making the experience all the more enjoyable.
The Nurburgring also has a large motorsport museum and a karting circuit. To complete the day in style we include a kart racing session in our tour price (can you beat the track record)
Riding Miles: 150 Reichsberg CastleRiding the Nurburgring NordschleifeBoppard Eagle
Tour Day 3-Bernkastel
The day’s tour starts with a breathtaking ride along the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous for its outstanding natural beauty. We also pass the Loreley Rock, where according to local legend an enchanting maiden lured navigators to their doom!
We continue our route on the superb quality roads that snake through rural countryside above the Rhine Valley, then head along the ‘Flaumbachtal’, a shallow river gorge that boasts miles of lean inspiring bends. After taking a well-earned rest at the charming town of Trarbach, to take on refreshments and admire the scenery, we resume our ride to Bernkastel.
Bernkastel is a well-known winegrowing centre renowned for its quaint market square and dozens of half-timbered buildings dating back to the 15th Century. The 600 year-old ‘Pointed House’ is one of the most photographed buildings of its type in Germany. Atmospheric narrow lanes that meander through the old town help give visitors a taste of the Middle Ages.On the return trip to our tour base we ride some magnificent roads, encouraging spirited progress through endless bends, while also delivering captivating views.
Riding Miles: 170 BernkastelOn RouteBoppard Eagle
Tour Day 4-Remagen & River Cruise to Koblenz
We set off in the morning and head north-east towards the Westerwald National Park. The Westerwald is a low mountain range that’s covered in thick forests and dissected by the kind of roads biker’s dream of. We zigzag through its awesome loops and undulations before riding down to the picturesque town of Linz.
Following lunch in Linz we cross the Rhine and ride the short distance to the site of the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen. This was the only bridge across the Rhine to be captured intact by the allies at the end of World War 2. We then head back to Boppard along an impressive route through the ‘Vulkan Park’ (a still active volcanic region).
Once back at the hotel there’s time to relax before your late afternoon river cruise to Koblenz. You’ll find there’s plenty of facilities on board the ship to make the 1½ hour cruise as enjoyable as possible. You might choose to take advantage of the restaurant and bar, or just sit back and admire the splendour of the Rhine Valley as you wind your way to Koblenz.