The Lahn-spring is located in the middle of Germany in the beautiful Rothaar Mountains. You spend the night directly at the spring in the middle of the forest in the cozy, comfortable “Forsthaus Lahnquelle” (for rail travelers, pick-up service from Feudingen train station is available on request/ car park at the hotel / rental bike at the hotel).
Time flies on your first day of cycling. Starting at the spring you will cycle through beautiful wooded countryside to Bad Laasphe. Follow the young river to Biedenkopf an the old town of Marburg. Culture and history have always aroused each other in Marburg. The famous Elisabeth church and the landgraves' palace are worth visiting. In the evening you can enjoy your time in international restaurants or students pubs.
Today you cycle through the wide Lahn floodplains via Gießen first to the cathedral city of Wetzlar. Make sure you plan a visit to the old town - it's worth it! But the visit to the ore mine Fortuna (+ 6 km) and the view from the fairytale castle Braunfels are definitely worth seeing as well.
Another highlight awaits you today. You cycle on the Lahn cycle path to Weilburg, whose renaissance castle you should definitely not miss! Follow the Lahn cycle path very close to the river. Visit what is probably Germany's largest castle ruin in Runkel, before visiting the world-famous Limburg cathedral and the beautiful old town.
Once again, the Lahn cycle path offers the highest level of cycling pleasure. You cycle on the former towpath to Balduinstein. On this section you can enjoy a bike path like in a picture book! A stop at the Lahn winegrowers will refresh the mind and the palate. Visit Nassau castle and the attractive, traditional Spa-town Bad Ems before the Rhine valley opens up before your eyes. In Lahnstein it is time to say goodbye to the idyllic course of the river Lahn, because the last few kilometers you follow the Rhine cycle path to the center of Koblenz.
Your holiday ends after breakfast. You can either depart by train or return to the spring by using our comfortable transfer service (departure 9:00 am).
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
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
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
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:
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.
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 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.
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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