Make your way to the ancient town of Mainz. The Roman-Germanic central museum, the Gutenberg museum, the emperors cathedral and the electors castle are well worth a visit, time permitting.
The first stage of your trip leads you through the beautiful rolling vineyards and well-known wine villages. The Rhine slows quite unhurriedly, forming little islands and broadening its bed up to 800 m width! You may consider a side trip, about 14 km to visit the half-timbered town of Eltville and monastery Eberbach, which are worth seeing.
Grand castles can be seen along the way today and you definitely should climb up to the Loreley! A hiking path leads up to this lovely spot and offers a beautiful sight to the narrowest part in the romantic Rhine Valley.
Further on in the narrow Rhine Valley, the route firstly leads to Boppart. In this place it is quite turbulent, but if you wish you can go to "Vierseenblick" by cable car in densely wooded heights. Or you may visit on your further way to the ‚Deutschen Eck‘in Koblenz the well preserved castle Marksburg and castle Stolzenfels.
Cosy health resorts and inviting wine villages vie for your attention day along with the thermal baths and beer gardens! Or you may have a break from cycling and go to an enjoyable boat trip on the Rhine. Between Koblenz and Bad Godesberg everything is possible!
As you travel past the city of Bonn you will then see the Cologne cathedral in the distance. Today's stage isn’t that long so on arrival at your centrally located hotel; you will have plenty of time to admit the wonderful sights of the lovely city.
You are asked to check out after breakfast.