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Lahn: classic from Bad Laasphe

The unknown beauty

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8 Days / 7 Nights
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easy to moderate
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An insider tip among cycling enthusiasts! You will be amazed by the tranquil dream of nature with picturesque half-timbered villages and extensive nature reserves.

Use the day of arrival for an excursion to the source of the Lahn and stroll through the narrow streets of the historic university town of Marburg with its famous Elisabeth Church the next day. On your trip, visit the Goethe town of Wetzlar with the Lottehaus and the disused iron ore mine Grube Fortuna. Discover the residential town of Weilburg with its castle complex, which is well worth seeing, and the old town of Limburg with its world-famous cathedral, which is completely listed as a historical monument. Take a break at Arnstein Monastery before reaching Bad Ems, one of the most beautiful and traditional spas in Germany. Top off your cycle tour with a cycle excursion to the Loreley and enjoy the boat trip back from St. Goar to Koblenz. The most beautiful places to stay in the Lahn Valley and the well-balanced route offer all cyclists plenty of time to enjoy the many sights.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Nature lovers: discover great nature reserves along your tour
  • Culture enthusiasts: You will find many historically significant sites along the route
  • Lovers of half-timbered houses: the half-timbered villages and small towns will captivate you

Highlights

The old town of Bad Laasphe
The state-approved Kneipp spa at the entrance to the Wittgensteiner Land region was designated a health resort in 1983.

Old Town in Bad Laasphe

The Elisabeth Church in Marburg
As the first purely Gothic hall church on German soil, the Elisabethkirche has a special significance in terms of art history.

St. Elisabeth Church

Marburg city tours
In Marburg, you can expect a varied and attractive range of guided tours where you can experience Marburg and its rich history up close and at the original locations.

Marburg city tours

Castle in Weilburg
The high castle, consisting of four wings, is the oldest part of the Weilburg Castle complex.

Weilburg Castle

Limburg Cathedral
Limburg Cathedral, also known as St. George's Cathedral, is enthroned above the old town of Limburg next to Limburg Castle.

Limburg Cathedral

Loreley
The Loreley is a slate rock on the Upper Middle Rhine near Sankt Goarshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, which stands in the way of the river on the eastern right bank of the Rhine as a 125 meter (193.14 m above sea level) high, steeply rising rock bar and is surrounded by the river on three sides in a narrow loop.

Loreley

Deutsches Eck
The Deutsches Eck is a headland where the Moselle flows into the Rhine in Koblenz. A monumental equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I was erected here in 1897.

Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")

Lahn: classic from Bad Laasphe

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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759.00 €
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You should take your time for a short visit of the old town or the Lahn- spring (arrival by train is possible/ parking lot at the hotel/ rental bike at the hotel).

The well-signposted Lahn cycle path takes you today to Biedenkopf, which is dominated by its Landgrave Castle. Look forward to this small half-timbered town and stroll leisurely through the romantic alleys. Then you continue on idyllic bike paths to the old university town of Marburg.

Here is life in the city! Visit the famous Elisabeth Church and the Marburg Landgrave Castle. Let yourself be captured by the fairytale old town and enjoy beautiful evenings in international restaurants or in rustic student pubs.

Today the landscape is changing. You cycle through the wide open Lahn valley to Wetzlar, whereby the slopes on the right and left become much flatter. You cycle past two tempting bathing lakes and the interesting wood technology museum in Wismar on small field paths. Look forward to the small half-timbered city center of Wetzlar with the cathedral, which is still unfinished today. In the afternoon, marvel at the city's oldest half-timbered house from 1356, the Domplatz and the fish market. During your stroll through town, you will surely notice the optics course and also the Viseum - the house of optics and precision mechanics, because the Leitz factories are at home in Wetzlar.

You leave Wetzlar over the historic stone bridge and soon have to decide whether you want to make a detour from the Lahn valley to the Fortuna mine (+ approx. 8 km). It is very worthwhile to visit this disused iron ore mine. You can walk through the tunnel to reach the cage to the actual shaft. From here you go down to the 150 m level and continue with the mine train to the mining area. You will be accompanied by experienced mine guides who will demonstrate coal mining with the old original machines and explain the work processes. Back in the Lahn valley, follow the Lahn cycle path to Weilburg, whose renaissance castle towers over the Lahn on a high rocky ridge. Get to know the most beautiful sides of this baroque residential town on a leisurely stroll through town and be sure to visit the castle and the castle garden with its wonderful panoramic terrace.

The course of the river winds it's way between Taunus and Westerwald today. You cycle idyllically on the paved path via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg. The Limburg Cathedral, also known as St. George's Cathedral, towers above the old town next to Limburg Castle. This high location on the rocks above the Lahn ensures that the cathedral is visible from afar. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful creations of late romanesque architecture. Not only is a visit to the world-famous Limburg Cathedral an absolute must, but also a stroll through the city center, because it is one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany!

Enjoy another highlight today: away from any traffic, you roll along the Lahn cycle path through an untouched valley landscape from Diez to Balduinstein. But this day has two climbs in store, whereby you can comfortably bypass one ascent by train (11 km). On your way to Bad Ems, take a worthwhile break at the Arnstein monastery and visit Nassau castle, which is well worth seeing.

Look forward to the former imperial Spa Bad Ems, which will surely inspire you with its historical backdrop. Marvel at the spa architecture, magnificent baroque buildings such as the Kurhaus, the fountain hall and the amusement arcade. We recommend taking the Kurwaldbahn up the steep slope of the Lahn. Enjoy a good cafe up here with a fantastic view of Bad Ems.

After 12 km the Rhine valley opens before your eyes. Here you can crown your bike tour with a detour (+ 29 km) via Boppard and St. Goar to the Loreley.

Climb the famous rock which was the fate of so many sailors, immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the lively wine village of Boppard or escape with the lift to lofty heights and marvel at the unique view of the Rhine loop. Return to Koblenz by ferry. Take a seat on the sun deck and enjoy the panorama of the beautiful Rhine landscape with it's wonderful castles.

Today your beautiful holiday ends after breakfast in Koblenz in the hotel. train departure possible. If you want to go back to Bad Laasphe, we recommend our return transfer service (departure at 9:00 am), which will take you directly from the hotel in Koblenz back to the start hotel.

The boat trip on the Rhine (possible from 27th April 2024) from St. Goar / St. Goarshausen to Koblenz is unfortunately not possible on Mondays in the 2024 season. Instead, you have the option of travelling by boat from St. Goarshausen to Boppard (also included in your trip) and then continuing by bike to Koblenz (approx. 20 - 23 km).

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services/ Info

All-carefree service:
  • 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
additional included Services
  • boat trip on the Rhine (possible from 27th April 2024)
Worth knowing about the bike trip at the Lahn from Bad Laasphe to Koblenz

Below you will find specific information about the bike trip on the Lahn - bike path. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Arrival by train

Bad Laasphe can be easily reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to get to our partner hotels is a short taxi ride from the train station.

You can find information on timetables and prices at:

Train information

Parking at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Bad Laasphe offer good parking facilities, sometimes even free of charge, for the entire duration of your bike trip.Reservation is not necessary.

You will receive detailed information about the parking options at the hotel booked for you with the travel documents about two weeks before the start of your journey.

Condition of cycle paths

The Lahn cycle path leads through charming landscapes with forests, hills, meadows, floodplains and steep slopes studded with rocks. The Lahn has its origins in the middle of  the low mountain range of Siegerland-Wittgenstein, one of the most densely forested regions in Germany. After the Lahn has left the mountains, the Lahn valley widens and turns into a hilly landscape. The Lahn then runs through fertile and open floodplain forests before the slopes of the Lahn valley come closer and form a gorge-like valley. In the last section, the Lahn runs in tight turns until it flows into the Rhine at Lahnstein.

In 2006, the Lahntal cycle path was one of the first cycle paths in Germany to be awarded 4 out of 5 possible stars by the ADFC. Among other things, Navigability, signposting, safety and tourist infrastructure assessed.

You cycle on mostly flat, paved bike and hiking trails away from traffic, only occasionally small climbs have to be mastered. The route is consistently well and consistently signposted. For the most part, a railway line runs parallel to the path.

Current information about the route can be found on the website of the Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.: Current information Das Lahntal

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9 am there is the possibility to use our transfer service back to Bad Laasphe (approx. 2.5 hrs). Pick up is at your hotel and the bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service. If you bring your own bicycles, an additional fee will be charged.

Extra costs which are not inculded

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 breaks, 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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