One of the great things about living in Europe is that marked bike trails are available in many countries. Whether you head to the Netherlands to battle the winds and pedal along the coast or make like Lance Armstrong and climb the mountains in Switzerland and France, you’ll find plenty of fellow cyclists out on the trail. Closer to home are also a wide variety of biking opportunities. One ever popular local bike trip is to head north on the Rhein River from Mainz-Kastel toward Rüdesheim (passing through many of towns along the route which hold wine festivals this time of year).
Picnic up in the vineyards or enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants and eateries along the trail. Hop on the ferry at Rüdesheim, crossing over to Bingen and then pedal back down the river on the other side to Mainz. Signs all along the route indicate distances and directions for bikers.
For more information about cycling opportunities in the area, upcoming bike trips or renting gear stop by Outdoor Recreation (next to the shoppette) on Wiesbaden Army Airfield.