Guided roller skating event along the picturesque River Rhine (135km). Around 1,000 skaters from all over the world are expected to skate along the River Rhine for this scenic tour with a difference. The roller skating route goes along well-maintained main roads. Rollerblades or roller skates and a helmet are required. Bicycles or skateboards aren’t permitted. Prior registration is required. The tour includes various pit stops along the way and a lunch break. There will be a police escort, paramedics and a mobile toilet available. Please make sure you are fit enough to skate the whole distance.
The event begins at 9am in Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hessen, Postcode 65385. It starts in the P5 car park on ‘Auf der Lach’, close to ‘Bleichstraße’ in the east of Rüdesheim (approximately 1km from the station). It passes through Koblenz, Stadium Oberwerth at around 3.15pm and returns to Rüdesheim at around 7.45pm where you can party until midnight.
Check out the route on this interactive map of the 2015 event. This will be the same route for 2018
Google maps includes the start and finish, break locations, train stations etc.
The Twitter Ticker at @rhineonskates gives hourly updates and information about any delays to the schedule. In addition to the three scheduled pit stops, there will be one or two extra stops for a short break and to allow any traffic to pass.
The grand finale is held in Rüdesheim, where there’ll be an open-air after party with music, food and drink (including wine served by local winemakers).
A shorter 65km route is also available (join at Koblenz).
See below for prices for the 135km route (per person):
If you book between 01/06/18 and 10/08/18: 55€
On the day 25/08/18): 70€ (cash only at the entrance)
Group tickets are available (10 or more people)