For flatter cycling routes, the Rhineland-Palatinate also has several converted railway lines, popular with families, as young ones can safely let rip. For example, the Glan-Blies Cycle Route which takes you all the way into France, but you can do sections of it and combine it with a train trip back to your starting point.
Similar to the walking trails, check out longer cycling trails into the mountains, or shorter ones that circumnavigate towns, through woodland, taking in castles, vineyards or monasteries en route, detailed on the invaluable Gastlandschaften
website as well as this app for phones and tablets
, available for iPhone and Android (only available in German).
As cycling is so popular in Germany, there is never a shortage of place to rent a bike, accommodations will arrange luggage transfers for you, and the Rhineland-Palatinate region is also buzzing with the silent whirr of electric bikes, or E-Bikes, which will help you enjoy the hills, with plenty of charging stations en route.