Hand on heart – have you ever been to the Kurpfalz?
This tour offers you a round arch through the inner Kurzpfalz with its old capital Heidelberg, the lovely wine route at the edge of the Odenwald with its castles and picturesque half-timbered towns high up to the Neckarsteig into the land of the Baden freedom fight against Prussia around the Romantic Four:
Eight castles in Eight days – and I bet you’ll find more!
For two days you will travel along the Rhine: On the long-distance trail Odenwald – Vosges you will approach the castle and the old town of Heidelberg from the north, coming from Weinheim. Then we “turn left” and hike along the Neckarsteig through the gorges and deep rocky outcrops that the Neckar has carved into the warm red red sandstone.
A special highlight offers you the mountain festival on the fourth day.
If you like – join us in the canoe and paddle along the Neckar from Eberbach to Zwingenberg with its wildly romantic Wolf Gorge and the castle of the Princes of Baden. If you don’t want to go swimming, then you can also cover the Zwingenberg leg on foot along the Neckarsteig.
Welcome to the Rhine and Neckar!
Accommodation and catering
You will stay in two very high quality, regiotypical hotels on ***star to ****star level. A rich breakfast is included in the price.
The route and its requirements
The proposed day hikes are technically easy and good condition. You follow mainly forest paths, but are also in some narrower places in rocky terrain on the way. Surefootedness and sturdy shoes are therefore undoubtedly important.
In the middle of the week you can relax a little – but you don’t have to.
They are on the move up to just under 20 km a day, so they hike on mainly paved forest paths for 6 h to 8 h a day.
You can shorten any hike almost at will and continue by train. You can also skip individual stages or – on your own – replace them with alternative, shorter routes. Therefore, we classify this trip in the category “challenging” and “flexible”.
On our theme page you will find ideas for excursions, events and dates in the region.
The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.
Arrival and transfers
We recommend that you arrive by train. Get in on the vacation at home. Arrive here relaxed. Dream a little during the return trip. Make yourself comfortable and book one of our rental bikes.
Please drive via
> or via
> by long-distance or regional train.
There please get on the streetcar line 5
> Direction Weinheim / Mannheim (coming from Heidelberg) or
> Direction Weinheim / Heidelberg (coming from Mannheim)
um. Please take line 5 to Schriesheim train station.
You have a 49 € – Germany – Ticket?
Great! Please bring it with you – we will refund you 25 Euro, that is 50% on the basic price of the tour!
You don’t have a Germany – Ticket yet and you don’t want one?
Also good. We can provide you with tickets for the transfers. However, the total price is then unfortunately above the € 49 ticket. If you agree with this, please be sure to book the option“Transfer Person” in addition!
Oh by the way
The trip is also available as a short vacation. Why don’t you take a look?
> The trip 226c create Si a long weekend.
In addition, we also have two bike variants on board:
> The 225b invites you to a rather leisurely round trip through the Kurpfalz.
> The 225a gets them up to speed and mileage a little more.
In addition, we also offer it as a short vacation, which you can freely arrange as you wish. This offer can be found under the number 226b.
- Heidelberg, its warmth, its castle
- The wine country of the Bergstrasse with its castles and half-timbered towns
- The Odenwald with its Nibelungen saga, its simple beauty and vastness
- The Neckar with its cycle path, the Romantic Four with their old towns and castles