Experience all the nature of Frankfurt on Villa Kennedy's bespoke cycling tour along The Nidda River
July 2020 – Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Frankfurt, has launched a picturesque cycling route along the banks of The Nidda River, encouraging hotel guests to experience the nature and green spaces the city has to offer. The five-star hotel’s Head Concierge, Timo Dreißigacker, shares exclusive highlights of the route for all guests to enjoy on the complimentary, stylish city bikes which the hotel can provide upon request.
Frankfurt is known for being a European financial hub with its imposing silhouette of high-rise buildings, banks and trade fairs, however, what only few people know is that the city is also considered to be one of the greenest in Germany. Awarded the title of ‘European City of Trees’ in 2014, Frankfurt is surrounded by an 8,000-hectare green belt and Villa Kennedy aims to promote the urban oasis to its visitors.
Starting either at Villa Kennedy or at the mouth of the Nidda River, the cycle path scenically follows along the river as the 22km trail leads to the spa town Bad Vilbel, inviting guests to explore various suburbs along the way. To enhance the breathtaking journey and luxuriate in nature spots, guests can pre-order a picnic basket at the hotel, full of delicacies prepared by the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Gusto.
“Highlights along the route include Old Town Höchst and Schiffsmeldestelle; a fantastic beer garden by the Main River, the amazing parks of Brentanopark and Solmspark, and family-run Schuch’s Restaurant with its home-style Frankfurt cuisine focusing on apples in an old farmhouse”, says Dreißigacker. “Finally, Bad Vilbel where guests will find a variety of charming settings to eat and drink paired with amazing views overlooking the Nidda River”, he adds. After an eventful day, Villa Kennedy’s expansive Villa Garden invites guests to end the evening with refreshing drinks and cuisine al fresco.