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Rhine Cycle Route / Rheinhessen

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  • Der Rheinradweg in Rheinhessen
    / Der Rheinradweg in Rheinhessen
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Jüdischer Friedhof "Heiliger Sand"
    Photo: Bernward Bertram
  • / Der Rheinradweg zwischen Worms und Bingen
    Photo: Marcus Gloger
  • / Toller Blick ins breite Rheintal an der Ingelheimer Mole
    Photo: Dominik Ketz
  • / Idyllische Rheinauen
    Photo: Marcus Gloger
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Discover the beauty of this river landscape and the picturesque towns and villages on the banks of the Rhine.
Distance 90 km
5:30 h
65 m
62 m
97 m
79 m
With two daily stages, Rheinhessen is part of the 1,230 km long European long-distance cycle path. From Worms via Mainz to Bingen, it connects the regions of Palatinate and the Romantic Rhine. A pure river experience on 90 kilometers of busy ships, floodplain-like old Rhine areas and, last but not least, the famous wine locations and wine towns on the Rhine terrace.
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Karen Jäger
Update: August 31, 2021
Highest point
97 m
Lowest point
79 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Weinstube Schlößchen am Mäuseturm
Fetzer's Restaurant Lindenhof
Wine and beer garden "Inselrhein Heidenfahrt"
Geberts Weinstuben
Weinhaus Bluhm
Weinhaus Schreiner
Weinhaus Michel
Straußwirtschaft „Gustav Strub“
Weinrestaurant „Civitas“
Gutsausschank Weingut Buhl
Restaurant Völker
Straußwirtschaft Rathofkapelle
Weinstube Dietz
Zur Müllerei
Strandbar 443 in Worms am Rhein

Safety information

Please note that some sections of the Leinpfad are not asphalted.

Tips and hints

Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH Kreuzhof 1
55268 Nieder-Olm
Tel.: (06136) 92398-0
Fax: (06136) 92398-79
E-Mail: info(at)

Any suggestions, problems or deficits?
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General information, current closures and redirection descriptions can be found on


Worms (southern city boundary of Worms) (81 m)
49.969539, 7.894392
49°58'10.3"N 7°53'39.8"E
32U 420715 5535829


Bingen Rhein-Nahe-Eck

Turn-by-turn directions

The Rhine Cycle Route in the Rheinhessen region runs from Bingen for around 90 km to Worms, that is also known for Nibelungen-Saga. The orchards, the Rhine with its floodplain forests and the consistently flat terrain characterize the section of the Rhine Cycle Route between Bingen and Mainz. This classic cycle route, in this part also known as "Veloroute Rhein", runs between Mainz and Worms and will guide you along to the mighty Rhine stream, through famous large and small towns and natural riverbanks.  

You will find futher information of all sections of the Rhine Cycle Route here.

Section Bingen-Mainz: It is mostly a non-climbing bike route and that is why it's suitable for everyone, including families with children. It is also suitable for hand bikers, even though some cycle path sections are narrow and not barrier-free, especially in the Area of Mainz City (you have to cycle on the sidewalk and be aware of crossroads). It is suitable for racing cyclists, too.
Stage Mainz-Worms (Veloroute Rhein): It is mostly a not-climbing route, therefore it is suitable for everyone who likes to spend a few hours cycling. There might be some irregularities in the cycle pads, so it is not totally recommendable for racing cyclists.

For children as well as hand bikers and in case you use a bike trailer, there are a many of difficult spots (curves, posts, barriers, crossings). But it's still doable because of long and easy routes in between. 

Surface qualities:
There are some sections of "Leinpfad" that are not asphaltic. Stage Bingen-Mainz: 2.5 km sand or gravel paths, all other sections of asphalt, paving or covered with cement. Stage Mainz-Worms (Veloroute Rhein): 48 km asphalt or concrete paths, 11 km of sand, gravel or split surfaces, partly you have to pass by via asphalt paths.

The official website of the Rhine Cycle Path will suggest more ideas for exciting stops along the route: From Karlsruhe to Bingen From Bingen to Cologne


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The railway line accompanies the entire Rhine-Hesse part of the Rhine Cycle Path on the left bank of the Rhine-Nahe-Nahverkehrverbund (bus and train) -

Getting there

Starting point in Worms

By car:From Rhein-MainA5 / A67 exit 9-Lorsch, B47 towards Bürstadt / Worms, follow B47 to Rheinstraße in Worms, turn right onto Rheinstraße

From Rhein-Neckar

L523, continue on B9 in the direction of Worms, exit B9 / B47 in the direction of Mainz, right in Vangionenstraße via Floßhafenstraße to Rheinstraße

By public transport: Worms main station

Starting point in Bingen

By car:

From Rhein-MainA66 towards Mainz / Wiesbaden, continue on A60 towards Trier / Koblenz / Bingen, exit Bingen-Kempten, L419 and Mainzer Str. To Hafenstraße

From Rhein-RuhrA61 towards Koblenz, continue on E42, A60 / Frankfurt / Bingen-Ost, exit 13-Bingen-Ost towards Bingen-Kempten, follow L419, Mainzer Str. To Hafenstraße

By public transport: Bingen Central Station


Parking in Worms:Parking lot at the corner of Floßhafenstraße and Rheinstraße (Google: Parkplatz Worms)

Address: Rheinstraße 64, 67547 Worms

Parking in Bingen:Parking lot Rheinanlagen

Address: Hafenstrasse, 55411 Bingen am Rhein


49.969539, 7.894392
49°58'10.3"N 7°53'39.8"E
32U 420715 5535829
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

bikeline Radtourenbuch, Radatlas Rheinhessen: Die schönsten Radtouren zwischen Worms, Mainz, Bingen und Alzey. Mit Hiwwel- Route, 1 : 75 000, wetterfest/reißfest, GPS-Tracks Download, Spiralbindung – 2011, Esterbauer Verlag; ISBN 978-3850001786

Author’s map recommendations

ADFC-Regionalkarte Rheinhessen
Verlag: BVA
ISBN: 978-3-87073-624-8
Preis: 8,95 EUR

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You will need Backpack catering, sun protection and enough water to drink.

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Bettina Pölking
June 27, 2016 · Community
Wunderschöne Strecke. Unbedingt zu empfehlen und dann auch einen kleinen Abstecher / eine kleine Pause in den herrlichen Weinorten nicht vergessen. Bei der Umleitungsstrecke über den Rheinterrassenweg wird des etwas hügeliger, aber alles absolut machbar, wenn man ein wenig trainiert ist, bzw. der Akku des E-Bikes gut geladen ist.
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When did you do this route? May 01, 2016

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90 km
5:30 h
65 m
62 m
Highest point
97 m
Lowest point
79 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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