Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $7,999 - $10,499 /person

+$231 Port Fee

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: May, Aug

From $7,999 - $10,499 /person

( +$231 Port Fee )

Dolce Tempo Journey from Basel to Amsterdam

One journey. Four countries. Sail along the majestic Rhine River. Explore its valley, where history comes alive in medieval villages and superb wine and beer tastings await. Cruise on your e-bike and on our luxurious ship from Switzerland to the Netherlands.

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Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Cycle on romantic streets, through quaint villages and past castles and vineyards. Traveling from the Black Forest to the Rhine Gorge to Amsterdam's scenic waterways, find ever-changing vistas of hilltop cathedrals, imposing mountains and lush valleys.

Immersive Travel
Discover the World Heritage sites of Strasbourg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley and Cologne Cathedral. Meander through world-class cities including Heidelberg and its castle ruins and the cyclist haven of Amsterdam.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy the ever-changing view from your well-appointed stateroom as we cruise in comfort, stopping to enjoy the best of the countryside and traveling at night for maximum convenience.  Along the way, sample French cuisine along Alsace's Route des Vins and taste Gewürztraminers and Rieslings direct from the cellars of German riverside vineyards.

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Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour map

Switzerland, France, Germany & the Netherlands

Start Basel, Switzerland

End Amsterdam, Netherlands

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

The vineyards of the Rhine Valley await as we kick off with our e-bikes from a quaint Black Forest village • Enjoy superb wine tasting along Alsace's famous Route des Vins • Discover the beautiful medieval villages of Riquewihr and Eguisheim • The sights of dreamlike Strasbourg unfold on a guided walk, including the impressive Gothic cathedral • Catch views of both France and Germany on a mellow e-bike spin through meadows and forests.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 4-5

Description

Wilkommen in Deutschland! E-bike to Heidelberg, built of red limestone and dominated by the impressive ruins of its famous castle • Follow in the footsteps of Romans along the famed Weinstrasse (wine route) • Freshen up with a cool beer or Radler at a local biergarten with a few new friends • The spectacular World Heritage site of the Rhine Gorge offers up e-bike-ready routes that link fairy-tale towns • Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy a picnic lunch at a local family-owned winery.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Days 6-8

Description

Sail to Bonn, the former capital of West Germany and the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven • In cosmopolitan Cologne, check out a local Brauhaus (brewery), shop for a taste of the famous local chocolates or catch a glimpse of the city’s massive cathedral • It’s a grand finale for both waterways and wheels: arrive in Amsterdam to marvel at its arched bridges, crooked canal houses and sea of bike commuters • Take your e-bike on a last spin through the serene Dutch countryside • A traditional boat cruise gives us a canal’s-eye view of the city's intricate maze of channels.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Ships
The ships we sail on are like a floating luxury hotel, so you can visit a new destination each day without touching your suitcase once you've settled in. Our ships are custom‐designed with a variety of inviting spaces that offer plenty of room for both relaxing and socializing. These ships are vastly smaller than most cruise ships, with up to just 150 passengers on our river trips and up to only 250 on our ocean trips.
Backroads Support on Board and on Shore
We sail with up to 30 Backroads guests per group. Occasionally there may be more than one Backroads group onboard and you may cross paths with the other group on routes or at restaurants. When this occurs, each group will have their own dedicated onboard Backroads leaders.
Backroads Cruising Life
If you're new to Backroads active cruise trips, there are a few things you need to know. Our cruises are smaller, and much more intimate than a typical cruise. They are also quite lively, social experiences, shaped by both our Backroads group and the larger ship community. Additionally, even with an itinerary subject to fixed nautical schedules that may occasionally limit our time on shore, we get out and explore far beyond the cruise norm. If you love meeting new people, enjoy the ease of unpacking once, and don't mind a set schedule of port departure times, you'll love our approach to active river and ocean cruising. Nobody does it like we do.
Meals

On our active cruises, we seek out diversity by including regionally authentic and creative meals for onshore lunches, picnics and the occasional onshore dinner. On-ship meals, though delightful, are meant to appeal to a wide cross section of passengers and may at times feel more conventional for some, and less reflective of the region than on Backroads hotel trips.

Itinerary Flexibility: Going with the Flow
Our daily itinerary is based on scheduled sailing and port arrival times and as a result some days have more opportunities for exploring on land while other days have more sailing time. Every river has its own unique temperament and for centuries water levels have shifted due to rain, temperature and agriculture. High water levels may mean the ship cannot pass under a bridge, low water levels result in slower sailing, and a disabled lock can also lead to some extra cruising time. Should any unforeseen change happen during your river cruise, we will work closely with AmaWaterways' Captain and staff, who are very experienced in going with the flow. Depending on the situation, we may use a bus or our bikes to get to the next destination and use a land-based hotel if needed, in which case our leaders will adjust the rides and activities as necessary.
Stateroom Categories

In contrast to our land-based trips, which have similar room categories, the AmaWaterways ships offer a wide range of stateroom categories. The top-tier staterooms often fill fast so book as early as possible if this is important to you.

Double-Docking

Most port conditions require that ships tie up alongside each other, in which case you may need to walk through another ship to access our ship. This is a part of river cruising due to its popularity. You may experience obstructed views from your stateroom when the ship is double-docked, but as soon as we set sail again your beautiful views will be restored.

From $7,999 - $10,499 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

AmaWaterways Ship
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A luxurious custom-designed ship featuring stylish private staterooms, panoramic windows, full balconies, an onboard team of classically trained chefs and inviting areas to socialize with fellow passengers. An Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Readers’ Choice cruise line. (pool)

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From $7,999 - $10,499 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $7,999 - $10,499 /person

+$231 Port Fee

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Note: You may only reserve one Stateroom Category at this time. Your stateroom will be assigned based on availability. Please contact us if you are interested in booking multiple Stateroom Categories for your party, selecting a specific stateroom, or Single Supplement pricing.

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