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 full of anticipation to the historic Hotel Vorderburg in Schlitz via Gersfeld through the wonderful landscape of the Rhön.
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.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- 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
- Transfer to the Wasserkuppe
- from 6 persons daily arrival
Worth knowing about the Fulda bike trail 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
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.
Available rental bikes
If you would like a Velociped rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up again at your destination. You can choose between ladies' and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel. All ladies' bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in various frame sizes. Our women's bikes are suitable for all bike lovers from 150 cm height and the men's bikes from 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available. You simply specify your bike preference when booking.
Transfer back to the starting point
On Fridays there is the possibility to return to Gersfeld with a minibus (with bicycle transport trailer) at 9:00 am (arrival there approx. 11:30 am). 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.
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.
Gersfelder Hof, Gersfeld
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.
Hotel Vorderburg, Schlitz
You will stay in the historic building from the 19th century in the middle of the Schlitz castle ring, which was converted into the Hotel Vorderburg in 1974. Enjoy personal hospitality as well as a successful time-out in the Café Vorderburg with its inviting terrace in a stylish ambience.
Hotel Haydau Monastery, Morschen
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.
Hotel Bellini, Guxhagen
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.
Hotel Alter Packhof, 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.
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.
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