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.
Prices / Dates
- 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
- boat trip on the Rhine
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:
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.
Available rental bikes
If you would like a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up at your destination. You can choose from unisex and men's bikes with either 7-speed gear hub and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur and freewheel. All unisex bikes have a deep step-through and men's bikes are available in different frame sizes. Our unisex bikes are suitable for all persons from 150 cm in height and the men's bikes from 165 cm. 8-speed unisex e-bikes are also available on request. Simply state your bike requirements when booking.
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.
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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