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Fulda with charming hotels

Enjoy the historic charm

Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
799.00 €
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799.00 €

Experience the idyllic cycle route along the river in a charming way and escape to a region that is still unknown to many cycling friends. The well signposted Fulda cycle path leads you well along meadows and fields, the romantic course of the river and through beautiful, historic half-timbered towns. On the mostly very flat bike path, you whiz through the landscape easily and still have plenty of time to explore the highlights along the way. You can also enjoy the special flair of selected charming hotels every day. You spend the night in a scenic, historic building with imposing outdoor facilities and can relax on in inviting wellness landscapes. Simply adorable!

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Romantics: Charming hotel tours are perfect for you if you have a preference for small, romantic accommodation.
  • Nature lovers: Fulda and the Rhön inspire with lakes, forests and fantastic mountains.
  • River fans: cycle along the Fulda on your trip.


At 950 meters above sea level, the Wasserkuppe is the highest mountain in Hesse and the Rhön. Wasserkuppe

Cathedral in Fulda
The cathedral is not only Fulda's most famous landmark, it is also the most important baroque church in Hesse. Cathedral Fulda

City palace in Fulda
The magnificent centerpiece among the secular buildings is the city palace, the residence of the Fulda prince abbots and prince-bishops. Fulda City Palace

Orangery in Fulda
The Orangery, which forms the northern end of the palace garden, was built from 1721 onwards according to plans by Maximilian von Welsch, who also supplied the plans for the baroque palace garden. Orangery Fulda

Schlitz is also called the "castle town". The old county has two castles and two palaces. City Schlitz

Kurpark Bad Hersfeld
Paradise of the seasons - the green heart of the spa and festival town of Bad Hersfeld. Germany's second most beautiful park in 2008, covering approx. 7 hectares, is an oasis of blossoming diversity, equipped with special adventure areas. Spa park Bad Hersfeld

Town hall in Melsungen
Built in 1556 after the old town hall was destroyed by a major fire, it is considered one of the most beautiful half-timbered town halls in Germany. Melsungen Town Hall

Karlsaue und Orangerie in Kassel
With its artificial lakes and ponds, the extensive Karlsaue shows the Baroque design according to which Landgrave Karl had the park laid out in the 18th century. Kassel

Town hall and old town of Hann. Münden
On the market square in the middle of the historic town center with around 700 half-timbered houses lies one of the most beautiful representative buildings of the Weser Renaissance: the town hall of Münden. Hann. Münden

Fulda with charming hotels

easy to moderate
Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
799.00 €
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The popular spa and holiday resort of Gersfeld in the middle of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve can be reached quickly by car and train. In the afternoon, stroll through the historic market square with the half-timbered houses and marvel at the baroque palace. Outside the town center, you spend the night in the family-run 4-star Hotel Gersfelder Hof, not far from the Wasserkuppe mountain plateau.

In the morning (at about 9:30 a.m.) a short transfer (10 km) takes you and your bikes up to the Wasserkuppe, at 950 m. Enjoy the great view and visit the German Gliding Museum before you go to the Fulda spring and from there follow the young Fulda downhill on the well-built cycle path. You cycle through the beautiful landscape of the Rhön via Gersfeld, full of anticipation for your overnight stay in one of the historic hotels in Schlitz. The unique Hotel Vorderburg or the charming Hotel Schachtenburg await you in the castle town of Schlitz.

Today you leave the romantic castle town of Schlitz and around noon you will reach the town of Bad Hersfeld, with the largest Romanesque church ruins in Europe. Take a break in the bathing resort's freely accessible Römertherme before exploring one of the most beautiful passages of the Fulda cycle path and the half-timbered old town of Rotenburg. Now it is not far to Morschen, where the historic Hotel Kloster Haydau welcomes you impressively.

In the morning you will experience the first highlight of the day and cross the river with your own muscle power in a gondola of the cyclist cable car, which is unique in Germany. Another experience is Melsungen. With many lovingly restored half-timbered houses and the particularly beautiful half-timbered town hall, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Germany, this historic city on the Fulda is impressive. Take the time to explore, because your destination for the day, Guxhagen and your special Hotel Bellini can be reached quickly.

You quickly reached the Documenta city of Kassel and one of the first highlights of the day. In the middle of the Wilhelmshöhe mountain park, the Hercules statue, an imposing UNESCO cultural heritage, looks impressively down on you. You should also visit the Museum Fridericianum and the orangery in the Karlsaue State Park before you continue comfortably to Hann. Münden. Look forward to the magic of the old town, at the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers and an overnight stay in the Hotel Alter Packhof, with a historical ambience.

Your bike tour ends after breakfast in the heart of Hann. Münden. For all cycling enthusiasts who would also like to discover the Weser, we recommend extending their cycling holiday. For everyone else, we offer our handy return transfer service back to the starting hotel in Gersfeld (always Fridays, departure approx. 9.00 a.m., bookable from 2 persons).


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast: hotels with a special ambience
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app for almost all journeys
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
further included services
  • Transfer to the Wasserkuppe

Worth knowing about the bike tour: Fulda with charming hotels
Please find more information about the Fulda river bike trail below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train
Gersfeld is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. Our partner hotel in Gersfeld is about 400m away from the train station. Current timetable information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de

Parking at the hotel
Our partner hotel in Gersfeld offers free parking for the entire duration of your bike tour. There are sufficient parking spaces available, a pre-reservation is not necessary. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities with the travel documents two weeks before the start of your trip.

Condition of cycle paths
From the Fulda spring near the Wasserkuppe (950 m above sea level) to its mouth in the Weser, the cycle route leads through different landscapes of the north and east Hessian mountains. Most of the Fulda Cycle Route has asphalt bike paths and farm roads, and some of it goes along country roads with little traffic. Rarely do you follow gravel paths.

The route is signposted throughout with "Fuldaradweg" or "Hessischer Radfernweg R1".

From the Rhön Mountains to shortly before Fulda, the cycle path goes pleasantly downhill. After that, it continues to run flat without any notable climbs until Hann. Münden.

Transfer back to the starting point
On Fridays there is the possibility to return to Gersfeld with a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) at 9am (arrival there approx. 11:30am). The driver comes to your hotel and has room for you, your luggage and if necessary your private bike. He will drive you back to your starting hotel, ensuring a perfect return service.

Your hotels
We have specially selected your hosts for this trip. Whether scenic, in historic buildings with imposing exteriors or in 4-star wellness hotels: you will always stay in a quiet place with a special charm.

Outside the town center in the middle of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve, the family-run 4-star Hotel Gersfelder Hof is located not far from the Wasserkuppe. A rustic restaurant, a cozy parlor and an inviting wellness area with pool and panorama sauna await you on the day of your arrival in Gersfeld, for the start of your journey.

You can either stay in the historic 19th century building in the middle of the Schlitz Burgenring, which was converted into the Hotel Vorderburg in 1974, and enjoy personal hospitality and a successful break in the Café Vorderburg with its inviting terrace in a stylish ambience, or in the Hotel Schachtenburg, which is located in the middle of the old town of Schlitz directly on the Burgering. Here you can forget the stress of everyday life and let yourself be pampered in the inviting Bistro Schachtenburg right next to the hotel. 

An overnight stay awaits you in a special place, the historic Hotel Kloster Haydau. The impressive monastery ambience is combined with stylish and modern luxury - old walls interpreted in a modern way.
At the Haydau Monastery you will be enchanted - from delicious cakes from the hotel's own patisserie, to great culinary art in the show kitchen, to relaxation in the spacious wellness area.

The Hotel Bellini welcomes you with an impressive outdoor area. You'll sleep in stylishly designed rooms, with old wooden beams and modern, high-quality furniture. The tasteful design runs through the entire building, you will discover the attention to detail. Within a good 10-minute walk, you can reach gastronomic offerings and end the evening in a relaxed way.

Hann. Münden
In the midst of the historic old town of Hann. Münden, the traditional Hotel Alter Packhof welcomes you. In the cozy country house rooms of the 4-star hotel you sleep in style. The varied and rich breakfast buffet in the morning gives you time to review the last days and your charming Fulda bike tour.

Extra costs which are not included
A possibly applicable city tax is not included and has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Available rental bikes

7 speed bike
27 speed bike
Velociped E-Bike
7 speed bike

We would recommend the 7-speed tourer for all those that are looking for a back-pedal brake and wide gel seat for maximum comfort in an upright sitting position. It is equipped with a simple hub gear shift and is perfectly suited to tours on flat to slightly hilly terrain.

27 speed bike

The 27-speed tourer is the best choice for cyclists that value the advantages of the dérailleur gear shift for flexibility whilst going up and down hills. This bike allows you to be a little more active without compromising on saddle comfort and practical everyday suitability.

Velociped E-Bike


E-bikes combine a lot of advantages. The electric drive ensures a completely relaxed cycling, even during long tours or on hilly routes. Other features, such as a suspension seat post and front fork plus well-tuned gears, ensure additional riding comfort.

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