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Lahn: sportive from the spring

Red cheeks are for sure

Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
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659.00 €
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Enjoy the Lahn from spring to estuary on a sporty tour. In the middle of Germany you start in the Rothaar mountains and roll over 245 km on the excellently developed cycle path to the Rhine. During daily stages between 58 and 67 km you will discover everything the beautiful Lahn valley has to offer: extensive nature reserves, protected floodplain landscapes, rustic towns with half-timbered houses and lots of sights in the beautiful places to stay.

Experience the lively university town of Marburg, famous for the Elisabeth church and the Landgrave castle. Look forward to the relaxed atmosphere in the city with its quaint student bars. Tourism, culture and history have always inspired each other in Marburg. That was already the case in the 13th century: the Teutonic Order built the first Gothic hall church on German soil in honor of St. Elisabeth, who died here in 1231. Enjoy the tranquility in the idyllic streets of the historic half-timbered town of Wetzlar and marvel at the world-famous Limburg cathedral and the city center, which is completely under monumental protection. Immerse yourself in the flow of time. Enjoy the last day of cycling in Koblenz before the journey comes to an end. This cycling holiday in a harmonious low mountain range is really worth a trip!

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Port enthusiasts: the stages are longer and therefore more challenging
  • Lovers of half-timbered houses: Discover many villages and towns with classic half-timbered houses along the route
  • Nature lovers: enjoy the numerous nature reserves along your tour

Highlights

Marburg Castle
The founding residence of the Hessian Landgrave was built as a castle to crown the land of the so-called “Gisonenfelsen” rocks. Origins date back to around 1000 whereby the Landgrave castle was counted among the first hill castles in Germany and the starting point for the development of Marburg. 

Marburg

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). The church which was erected by the Teutonic Order over the grave of Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia was consecrated in 1283 and became one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the late Middle Ages. 

St. Elisabeth Church

Cathedral Wetzlar
The Cathedral, formerly the collegiate parish Church of Our Lady of Adoration, has remained unfinished. On the site of the current church once stood a 12th century Romanesque church which itself was preceded by two earlier churches. Construction of the choir of a new church began in 1230.

Cathedral Wetzlar

"Deutsches Eck" in Koblenz
World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet: The Deutsches Eck ("German Corner")
The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck”. Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsches Eck

Lahn: sportive from the spring

easy to moderate
Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
from
659.00 €
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Tour

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).

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast: 
    Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels, mostly in the center
    Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels, sometimes 5 km to the urban centre
  • 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

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:

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

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.

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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Steffi Groß

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