Relaxation, Leisure, Adventure, Sightseeing

Hiking, biking, surfing, angling, climbing, playing boules, jogging, Nordic walking, building sand-castles, searching for shells, swimming in the Rhine, or just enjoying a unique river landscape with castles and steep vineyards on a romantic boat-trip.

It’s not easy to get bored in and around Bacharach. Golf, horse-riding, tennis and exciting swimming pools nearby round off the range of leisure activities. We can place bicycles at your disposal free of charge, if you are not able to bring your own along.

Exploring and Discovering the Surroundings
The Rhein Hotel Bacharach, in midst of the World Heritage ”Oberes Mittelrheintal”, is also an ideal starting point for exciting excursions to, for example, Koblenz, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Ruedesheim, Bingen and Bad Kreuznach, as well as to the legendary Loreley cliff or the volcanic Eifel district.

We would be glad to provide you with information at the hotel reception, where we also have biking and hiking maps. We can also book tickets for events in and around Bacharach.

Hiking on both sides of the Rhine

Spectacular views of the romantic Middle Rhine valley are guaranteed on the new Top Hiking Routes in Europe: left, the ”Rhein-Burgenwanderweg”, and right the ”Rheinsteig” take you along good pathways and slightly demanding steeper tracks to castles, woods and vineyards high above the Rhine.

These paths are well sign-posted, and more than 150 kilometres of them offer perfect routes for ambitious hikers or less ambitious short walkers. They can be easily reached by train, boat and car. And the Rhine Hotel Bacharach is an ideal departure and arrival point. Well-fortified after a generous breakfast, well-equipped with our ’Picknick-Rucksack’, well-catered for during a quiet evening meal with a refreshing glass of best Bacharach wine.

On the following links you can find more information:

Exclusive "Picknick-Rucksack"

For your Hiking Tours

Hiking along the Rhine is a great experience, but it does require traditional refreshments now and again.

Our “Picknick-Rucksack” filled with chicken liver paté, fresh goat cheese, brown bread, fruit, small candies, one bottle of water and one bottle of best Bacharach wine to your taste, provide you with the necessary energy and sustenance for a traditional Rhine Hiking tour in the surroundings of the medieval town of Bacharach.
Our “Picknick-Rucksack” for 2 persons( booking at least 1 day before) 32 €

… if the Rhine were golden wine!

Let yourself be drawn in …

… by the spell of the romantic Middle Rhine, the legendary Loreley cliffs, the noble castles and fortresses, and the steep vineyards left and right of the Rhine. What could be more beautiful and romantic than to enjoy this unique panorama from a boat.

The ”Goethe”, the oldest paddle-steamer on the Rhine, invites you on a boat tour along the many historical sights and vine-laden slopes. Such a sight makes you want to taste a select Bacharach Riesling, directly at the wine-maker’s, in a rustic tavern, or on our sun-terrace.

Water Games
If you feel like it, you can also discover the Rhine in other ways, for example, at the many small sandy beaches along its banks where you can swim, paddle, surf and canoe. Just ask us and we will tell you where the best spots are.

Here you can find more information about the shipping companies:
auf dem Rhein finden Sie unter:
Köln-Düsseldorfer shipping line
Bingen-Rüdesheimer shipping line

Cycling right and left of the Rhine

The bicycle track on the left side of the Rhine is about 119 km long and is one of the most beautiful routes directly on Germany’s longest river. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is designated part of the UNESCO World Heritage, starts in Bingen, where the river Nahe flows into the Rhine and the Nahe and Rhine bicycle tracks meet (approx. 15 km from Bacharach) and ends in Koblenz.

Along the stretch between Bingen and Koblenz, medieval towns with largely preserved walls and numerous fortresses and castles invite you to make a stop. Resting places directly on the banks of the Rhine and atmospheric wine taverns encourage such breaks so that you can relax and enjoy the lifestyle of the people living along the Rhine.

At the so-called ”Deutsche Eck” (German Corner in Koblenz, ca. 48 km away), the Moselle cycle track meets the Rhine cycle track, so a short trip up the Moselle is certainly worthwhile. At the ”Binger Loch” (Bingen Gap, ca. 15 km away) you reach the Nahe cycle track which takes you in the direction of Bad Kreuznach (ca. 30 km).

Mountain bike fans also get their money’s worth along the Rhine. Easy-to-difficult stretches through the forests and meadows provide spectacular views of Father Rhine.

Our hotel guests can be provided with bicycles free of charge, if they are unable to bring along their own.

More info about the bike path: