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Lahn: the sporty from Marburg

Full of vigor and sporty on the Lahn

Bike tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
Velociped-Original-Tour
easy to moderate
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639.00 €
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On daily stages of between 58 and 68 km, you will discover everything that the beautiful Lahn Valley between Marburg and Koblenz has to offer: extensive nature reserves, protected floodplain landscapes, quaint half-timbered towns and lots of sights in the beautiful overnight towns.

Experience the lively university town of Marburg, famous for the Elisabeth Church and the Landgrave's Palace. Look forward to the relaxed atmosphere in the city with its quaint student pubs. Tourism, culture and history have always inspired each other in Marburg. This was already the case in the 13th century: The Teutonic Order built the first Gothic hall church on German soil in honor of Saint Elisabeth, who died here in 1231. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the idyllic alleyways of the historic half-timbered town of Wetzlar and marvel at the world-famous Limburg Cathedral and the completely listed town center. Immerse yourself in the flow of time. Let's start with the old bridge. In earlier times, a ford was used here to cross the Lahn, and the first wooden bridge was built in the middle of the 12th century. Enjoy the last day of cycling in Koblenz before the journey comes to an end.

Highlights

St. Elisabeth Church, Marburg
Construction of the earliest purely Gothic hall church on German soil began in the same year that Elisabeth of Thuringia was canonised (1235).

St. Elisabeth Church

Marburg Castle
The founding residence of the Hessian Landgrave was built as a castle to crown the land of the so-called “Gisonenfelsen” rocks.

Marburg

Cathedral Wetzlar
The Cathedral, formerly the collegiate parish Church of Our Lady of Adoration, has remained unfinished.

Cathedral Wetzlar

Weilburg Castle

The Weilburg Castle (former residential castle of the House of Nassau, Dukes of Nassau-Weilburg) was sold to the State of Prussia in 1935.

Weilburg Castle

"Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")

Deutsches Eck

Lahn: the sporty from Marburg

easy to moderate
Bike tour
5 Days / 4 Nights
individual tour
from
639.00 €
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You should plan enough time to visit the historic old town and the Elisabeth Church. Enjoy the student flair and visit one of the many quaint pubs in the evening.

Your first day on the bike takes you through the wide Lahn floodplains via Gießen to the cathedral city of Wetzlar. You should definitely take a break here and visit the old town. After Wetzlar, the visitor mine Grube Fortuna (+ 6 km) awaits you. Once in Braunfels, the view from the fairytale Braunfels Castle is well worth seeing.

Another highlight awaits you today: you cycle along the Lahn cycle path to Weilburg. You should definitely visit the Renaissance castle there. On your further route, you will see what is probably the largest castle ruin in Germany in Runkel before you reach Limburg. Visit Limburg Cathedral and stroll through the beautiful old town.

Your last day on the Lahn-Wardweg offers maximum cycling pleasure. You cycle along the former towpath to Balduinstein, a picture-book cycle path. You shouldn't miss a stop at the Lahnwinzer on the Lahn. Visit Nassau Castle and the traditional Fürstenbad Bad Ems spa, which is well worth seeing, before the Rhine Valley opens up before your eyes. In Lahnstein, it's time to say goodbye to the idyllic course of the Lahn, as you follow the Rhine Cycle Path for the last few kilometers to the center of Koblenz.

After breakfast, your sporty journey along the Lahn from Marburg to the Rhine comes to an end. Why not extend your stay in Koblenz to take a longer look at this diverse city? If you would like to return to Marburg, you have the option of using our daily return transfer service, departing at 9.00 am.

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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 
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about the Lahn sporty tour from Marburg

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

Arrival by train

Marburg can be easily reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Marburg 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 Marburg offer good parking options for the entire duration of your bike trip, a reservation is not necessary. Prices different.

You will receive detailed information about the parking options at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents 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

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.

Velociped rental bikes

 

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Daily at 9 am there is the possibility to use our transfer service back to Marburg (approx. 2 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.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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