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Sports & Nature

Rheinhessen – the land of 1,000 hills – is the ideal region for your active holiday. Nestled in a centuries-old wine cultural landscape, you will find a variety of hiking trails and cycling routes that leave nothing to be desired. Let our tour tips, holiday ideas, and exciting experience reports inspire you and plan your active holiday in Rheinhessen. Enjoy fantastic views of the Rhine or the hilly landscape while hiking through the sea of vines, or cycle along the idyllic Selztal... Rheinhessen can be wonderfully discovered in an active way!

My active time in Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen offers diverse opportunities for staying active throughout the year. Here you will find inspiration for your individual bike or hiking tour, as well as tips for an exciting stay in one of the towns in Rheinhessen. Plan your active time in Rheinhessen now.

Tour tip of the month

Cross the Rhine Cycle Tour

Experience the Rhine from all its sides and connect Rheinhessen with the Rheingau. The two wine regions couldn't be more different and thus offer a truly unique cycling experience. Enjoy the great wine and Rhine panoramas, significant cultural monuments like the Burgkirche and Kaiserpfalz in Ingelheim, and a unique river experience on the cross-Rhine round between Bingen and Ingelheim. At 43 km, our tour tip for June is an ideal day trip.

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Cyclists in Oppenheim, © CC BY SA 4.0 Dominik Ketz

Your Active Weekend in Oppenheim

An active weekend in Oppenheim offers one thing above all - variety! Whether exploring the historic old town or going for an extended bike ride or hike in the Rheinhessen surroundings, here awaits a lot of surprising experiences, and it certainly won't be boring. Whether it's the charming winding old town, the impressive St. Catherine's Church with its famous stained glass windows, the mysterious cellar labyrinth, or the excellent wines from local winemakers – Oppenheim has something to offer for every taste.

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Book your active vacation

Rheinhessen offers you a variety of activities and carefully selected hosts who will make your time in Rheinhessen unforgettable. After extensive hikes or bike rides through the hilly landscape of Rheinhessen, you return in the evening and indulge in excellent cuisine with a glass of Rheinhessen wine. We present hiking and biking packages for your active vacation in Rheinhessen.

Stories & Tips


Primeval forces of water, earth, and stone were at work when Rheinhessen, the land of a thousand hills, took shape. These hills are affectionately called "Hiwwel" in the region. They characterize the landscape in Germany's largest wine-growing region. The majestic Rhine forms the eastern and northern border, accompanying Rheinhessen for about 90 kilometers. From the Rhine floodplains in the north to the foothills of the North Palatinate mountain range and the Rheinhessen Switzerland in the south, the nature in Rheinhessen presents itself in diverse ways.

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On crime hike near Ingelheim, © © Dominik Ketz

Activities & Excursion Tips

Whether by the water, on the golf course, or on a guided day trip, whether you prefer action-packed activities or leisurely enjoying nature, Rheinhessen offers a variety of excursion tips and other activities to complement your active vacation.

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