GERMANY’S WINE ROAD

  8 day independent tour You hike along the huge vineyards of Germany’s second largest wine growing district, with a pleasant climate and ancient culture dating back to the settlement by Romans. Get a good insight into wine-growing, even staying on a vineyard estate. Day to Day Itinerary      

 

8 day independent tour

You hike along the huge vineyards of Germany’s second largest wine growing district, with a pleasant climate and ancient culture dating back to the settlement by Romans. Get a good insight into wine-growing, even staying on a vineyard estate.

Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 1

Individual arrival Bad Dürkheim
Welcome and tour information in the evening between 5 and 7 pm. Visit the biggest wine-barrel in the world, the health spa, or the casino. In September each year a big sausage market & the biggest wine festival in the world is the major attraction of the area.

day1_bad drkheim

 

Day 2

Bad Dürkheim – Loop tour approx. 21 km

The first walking day is dedicated to the history of the grapegrowing trade. Visit excavation sites of a Roman manor house and the renovated wine-press as well as medieval Freinsheim with its very well preserved fortification. Overnight in Bad Dürkheim.

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Day 3

Bad Dürkheim – Deidesheim approx. 20 km

Explore medieval fortresses and monasteries in and around Bad Dürkheim in the morning. Set out to Deidesheim in the afternoon. View the chateau’s of the vineyard owners and the town-hall constructed in the typical local architecture. Overnight in Deidesheim.

day3_deidesheim

 

Day 4

Deidesheim – Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse approx. 10 km

This day is dedicated to pleasure and recuperation. Walk from Deidesheim across the Pfalz balcony. Here many beautiful wine-grower estates with excellent cuisine and stunning views of the vineyards into Rhine Plain provide unforgettable memories. You reach Neustadt, the largest wine town of Germany with its historic centre. Overnight in Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse.

day4_neustadt a.d. weinstrasse

 

Day 5

 Neustadt – St. Martin approx. 18 km

You start in the midst of vineyards and walk to castle Hambach. Enjoy walking in Forest of Pfalz, visiting stunning scenic view points. In the evening you stay at the border between forest and wine. Overnight St. Martin. 

 

Day 6

St. Martin – Landau approx. 21 km

Pfalz has a lot of local colour and history, e.g. true leathersocks lived in Edenkoben. The second highlight of today is Landau, with its charming centre and ancient fortress. Overnight in Landau. 

 

Day 7

Landau – Bad Bergzabern approx. 22 km

The southern German Wine Strasse has a very unique flair. Enjoy this marvellous hike of vineyards as well as a visit of the ancient monastery in Klingenmünster and the ruins of fortress Landeck. Visit the thermal spa and historic old town of Bad Bergzabern. We highly recommend a visit of the local inn “Gasthof Engel”! Overnight in Bad Bergzabern.

 

Day 8

 Individual departure or extra days

The little health resort has a number of recreational facilities to enjoy, or perhaps visit the surrounding wine towns.

 

 

 

Schedule & Price

Daily departures from April through October

Price per person CAD $775
Single Surchage $275
Optional dinner plan – 7 x 3-course dinners $300
Extra nights pre or post tour $80

 

 

 

 

Tour Rating – easy

Relaxed walking on good walking trails. Daily distances up to 5 hours. You should be in good health and have enough endurance for distances up to 15 km.

 

 

This tour includes:

* Personal welcome and supply of tour information pack
* Well marked trail route
* Detailed documentation, GPS-Tracks on request
7 overnights in carefully selected, family run hotels and vineyard estates of 3*** category
* Breakfast buffet style daily
* Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
* Service-hotline during the tour