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Heart of Germany 

April 29 - May 8, 2024
$5,400 (double occupancy)
$750 single supplement 
Arrival Eisenach train station, depart Frankfurt Airport  

This area is the heartland of German culture and history, where Luther, Goethe, and Bach worked and lived. An excellent network of bicycle trails leads to these historical towns, along the rivers and through the lovely countryside.

This region’s cultural and historical richness, paired with the magnificent scenery and charming towns, make it a trip that will awe and inspire you. Join us for this adventure!

Bicycling

Easy to moderate riding, average 30 to 35 miles per day.

 

Pricing

$ 5400 double occupancy, single supplement $750. 10 days/9 nights, 5 dinners and all breakfasts included, accommodations in 4 star hotels in Eisenach, Arnstadt, Ilmenau, Weimar and Erfurt; 4 two-night stays and 1 one-night stay. 

 

Arrival and Departure

Pick up at Eisenach train station (easy to reach from Frankfurt or Berlin), drop off at Frankfurt Airport.

 

Day by Day

  •  Eisenach (2 nights): Visit the magnificent Wartburg castle where Luther translated the bible (and threw the inkpot at the devil)
     

  • Arnstadt (1 night): Ride along the Werra river, eat a Bratwurst, enjoy historical Gotha, visit the church in Arnstadt where Bach played.
     

  •  Ilmenau (2 nights):  some rolling terrain through woods in lovely surroundings, hike or bike to the cabin where Goethe wrote one of his most famous poems.
     

  • Weimar (2 nights): Ride along the rivers into historical Weimar, visit the Bauhaus exhibition, ride to the Buchenwald concentration camp.
     

  • Erfurt (2 nights): Walk the covered bridge in Erfurt, ride the green countryside, experience the local hoppy flavors in a small brewery.

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