From the flat Rhine Valley to the hills and mountains of the Palatinate Forest, the Eifel, the Hunsrück, and the Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate offers a variety of landscapes. The beech and oak forests of the Eifel National Park or the Vulkanpark in the Mayen-Koblenz district are well-developed for cyclists. The Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve is said to be a paradise for mountain bikers.
The river valleys of the Moselle, Rhine, Ahr, Lahn, and Nahe are more suited for leisurely cycling. Long-distance cycle paths such as the Rhine Cycle Path, Moselle Cycle Path, and Saar Cycle Path are renowned beyond the region. The Ahr Valley is also well-connected. The approximately 80-kilometer-long Ahr Cycle Tour starts at the mouth of the Ahr in Sinzig and leads to the source of the Ahr in Blankenheim. And since Rhineland-Palatinate is known for its vineyards, there are numerous themed tours for wine enthusiasts in the Palatinate and Rheinhessen, Germany's largest wine-growing region.
Cities and places such as Speyer, Trier, Mainz, and Koblenz are just as worth visiting as the numerous castles and palaces in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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