Rüdesheim is an excellent starting point for cycling tours through the Rheingau. On the 25 km route to Wiesbaden, you pass through picturesque wine communities such as Eltville and Oestrich. With a slope of just 1-2%, this section is particularly suitable for families. You can travel back comfortably by train. Since summer 2019, you can cycle on the new panorama path from Rüdesheim to Assmannshausen. You can comfortably cycle for 65 kilometres through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO world heritage site on the left-hand bank of the Rhine from Bingen to Koblenz, passing castles and vine slopes. Set off from Rüdesheim, cross over with the ferry and get on your bike!
Because of the location on the steep southern slope of the Taunus, mountain bikers find great tours in the region around Rüdesheim. A tour through the vineyards includes breaks at the numerous sights. No matter if you are only visiting us for one day or if you would like to spend several days in our beautiful holiday region – there are tours for everyone in our mountain bike routes.
The different routes lead along towns and villages, through idyllic vineyards and, of course, along the Rhine. You can find details of the routes here:
Hiking & Walking
The Rheingau winegrowing region offers diverse hiking loops of various lengths and degrees of difficulty. Due to their good train, bus and ship connections, both Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen are optimum starting points for either one-way trails or loops.
Above all, the premium hiking trail Rheinsteig, with a length of 320 km, promises “high-level hiking” between Bonn and Wiesbaden through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO world heritage site. The hiking trail offers variety and is well signposted – a top-class hiking experience for fit hikers. Breath-taking viewpoints invite you to take a rest, while alpine sections demand fitness and surefootedness.
Rüdesheim is an ideal starting point for motorbike tours, because there are enough curves to last for several days of motorbiking. With the Rheingau, the Taunus, the Hunsrück, the Pfälzer Bergland, and the Westerwald, attractive motorbike regions can be explored in eventful day trips. These are peppered with sociable biker stops, e.g. the meeting point at the Großer Feldberg mountain in Taunus, impressive motorbike museums in Westerwald, and many cafés and bistros along the Rhine, the Mosel and the Lahn. Rüdesheim is on the “Hesse Motorcycle Road” and is very popular with motorbikers, not only because of the annual Magic Bike Event, but for many other reasons aside from the excellent location as starting point.