Degree of difficulty
2 of 5
Backpacking, sunscreen and enough water.
Starting in Bingen, you can already look forward to the end in the city of the Rhine romantic, where great refreshments on the banks of the Rhine and extensive lawns of the parks on the mouse tower waiting for tired Radlerbeine.
From the start at the Hindenburg facility, it's on the Rhine cycle path parallel to the Binger Kulturufer in the direction of Ingelheim. From the car ferry investors it is quiet and after the imposing remnants of the Hindenburg bridge from the 2nd World War begins the nature reserve "Fulder-Aue / Ilmen-Aue", where you cycle under high poplars directly on the banks of the Rhine and along idyllic Rhine islands on unpaved road ,
In Bingen-Gaulsheim it follows the general Radwegebeschilderung following "inland" on the first Terrassenhöhenzug the Rheinhessen hill country - the next destination is Ockenheim. From here you have a fantastic panoramic view of the vineyards of the Rheingau and the Rhine plain (attention: short, strong rise).
From the Ockenheimer hill, it then cycles relaxed downhill to Gau-Algesheim. The first 500 m in-town to the branch to the center on the busy main road 41 (recommendation for families: get off and push on the sidewalk). A detour to the historic market square and to the Ardeck Castle with the Rheinhessen Bicycle Museum is worthwhile.
From the city center you follow the fruit trail direction Ingelheim past the foothills of the Westerberg in the red wine and Kaiserpfalzstadt. To get to the medieval castle church and the former aristocratic manors in Ober-Ingelheim, the tour takes course to Nieder-Olm in a southeasterly direction and brings you over a hefty rise on the Altegasse in the historic district. From the marketplace, follow the Hiwwel route via the Burgkirchen area towards Mainz and reach the former imperial palace of Charlemagne in Nieder-Ingelheim. A historical tour and the museum give insights into the history of the imperial palace.
At the Francois-Lachenal-Platz follow the general cycle direction again via the Sebastian-Münster-Straße / Nathalie von Harder-Straße until you come to the street Vorderer Böhl, which leads out of Ingelheim through a commercial area and across the railway towards Frei-Weinheim leads. In the Rhine Valley, our route meets again on the Hiwwel Route , which leads on the dike to the Rhine ferry Frei-Weinheim - Oestrich-Winkel.
Here the tour changes to the other side of the Rhine. Already the crossing by ferry gives the view on the fascinating landscape of the Rheingau. Once in Oestrich-Winkel, follow the signs " Zubringer zum R3a ". In the middle of the Rebenmeer you will find the cycle path R3a , which you follow from here.
You cycle through the vineyards of Winkel and look along this panoramic path on the left to the Rhine plain, right up to the castles Vollrads and Johannisberg. Testimonies of popular piety with the culmination of a small chapel, with the altarpiece "Christ in the wine press" typical for winemaker regions will meet you. Once in Johannisberg, after 200 m you turn right again into the open field. A quiet atmosphere prevails here far away from the hustle and bustle of the Rhine Valley. On the outskirts of Geisenheim the path meets the wide facilities of the Weinversuchsanstalt. Soon, the foothills of Rüdesheim are reached and it goes downhill on the characterful market square of the city.
From Schmidtstraße follow the signs " Zubringer R3a ", which then leads you to the passenger ferry on the other side of the main road and the railway tracks. Finally, enjoy another ferry crossing with holiday flair.