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Lahn Valley: radial tour, 6 days

Playful elegance and student flair

Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
549.00 €
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549.00 €

Playful elegance and student flair

Look forward to the Lahn Cycle Path and the eventful historic university town of Marburg with its attractive surrounding countryside. Here you will find Hessen's best network of cycle paths, a multitude of attractive sights and inviting places to eat and drink in the city and the countryside. In the evening, you have a wide choice of gastronomic offerings and a colourful variety of cultural options in the medieval old town. You cycle along the well-signposted Lahn cycle path, on former railway tracks and along secluded forest paths. The cycle routes are mostly flat, with only a few climbs to master. All in all, this attractive star tour offers real enjoyment of nature, interesting sightseeing and varied gastronomic options in the young, lively university town of Marburg.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • One-time packers: With the star bike tour offer, you only need to pack and unpack your suitcase once, as you spend the entire trip in the same accommodation.
  • City enthusiasts: Explore Marburg and the surrounding towns on this tour!
  • Romantics: The small towns and villages along the Lahn cycle path invite you to daydream.


The Landgrave's Palace of Marburg
Marburg Castle is one of the most striking buildings in the city of Marburg. It was built as a castle in the 11th century and, in addition to its historical significance as the first residence of the Landgraviate of Hessen, is of great interest in terms of art and architectural history.

Das Landgrafenschloss Marburg

The Elisabeth Church in Marburg
As the first purely Gothic hall church on German soil, the Elisabethkirche is of special significance in terms of art history. The simple early Gothic architecture of the building is a special experience for many visitors. From the end of 2021, the Elisabethkirche will be renovated! For this reason, some areas will be inaccessible and there will be restrictions.

Elisabethkirche Marburg

The Old University of Marburg
They are old in any case, the foundations of the Dominican monastery founded in 1291, on which the building now known as the "Old University" was erected in the last third of the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. And knowledge has been intensively cultivated in this place since 1527. In that year, the Hessian Landgrave Philip the Magnanimous founded the Marburg University of Applied Sciences - the oldest Protestant university foundation to survive to this day.

Die Alte Universität Marburg

Spiegelslust Marburg
The Spiegelslust excursion destination is always worth a visit. Enjoy the most beautiful view of Marburg from the magnificent panorama terrace while having coffee and cake or a hearty lunch.


The Brücker Mill
Experience the atmosphere of an old mill and see how the simple but fascinating and still up-to-date technology of a mill works.


Rauischholzhausen Castle
A particularly worthwhile destination is the castle in Rauischholzhausen with its beautiful castle park. Since 2004, cultural events and catering have also been held here. The 30-hectare English-style castle park was planted with about 300 different types of trees. The two watercourses that run through the park are dammed into ponds at several points. The park is open to the public all year round.

Schloss Rauischholzhausen


Lahn Valley: radial tour, 6 days

easy to moderate
Bike tour
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
549.00 €
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Your hotel:
Welcome Hotel Marburg

The elegant 4-star Welcome Hotel in the centre of Marburg welcomes you in a prime location directly at the foot of the old town. The 150 bright and comfortably furnished rooms all have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.


Your host will not only pamper you overnight and with an excellent breakfast buffet, but also offers you daily relaxation in the hotel's sauna area. Welcome Hotel Marburg. Welcome Hotel Marburg


Plan your journey so that you can get an initial overview of the many sights and beautiful corners of Marburg on the day of your arrival. Visit St. Elisabeth's Church, Marburg's Landgrave's Palace and the Old Town, which is well worth seeing, or take a walk along the River Lahn. End your first evening in a relaxed atmosphere in one of the many restaurants in the old town.

The next round tour in the bicycle saddle is waiting for you. On varied cycle paths, forest tracks and farm tracks you will once again discover the scenic diversity around Marburg. Your destination for the day, the "Dammühle", is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the hinterland and will delight you with its idyllic beer garden. The "Dammühle" is a historic, listed water mill that has been in the family for more than 300 years. Take in a game of mini-golf and fortify yourself for the return journey, which begins with a short climb (approx. 500 m long). Whether you finally arrive in Marburg early in the afternoon or not until nightfall depends more on the length of your break in the beer garden than on the short climb?

Today you cycle to the more than 700-year-old Brücker Mühle, where you can experience the complex production process from grain to flour during a tour of the running historic mill true to the original. Afterwards, fortify yourself in the idyllic mill yard or on the green sofa in the old pump room. Now it's time to set off again, high up into the historic excursion town of Amöneburg. The ascent is not without effort, but you will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view, a wonderful circular wall walk and finally a roaring descent. The return to Marburg on completely flat cycle paths rounds off the first day of the excursion.

Almost a cycling-free day, but you can't do without pedalling. In the morning you will need your pedal power to explore the Lahn and Marburg from the water in a pedal boat. Afterwards you can take a forest walk up to the Spiegelslustturm, the most beautiful viewing terrace over Marburg. From the tower you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view over the city and the countryside and proudly reconstruct the cycling routes you have mastered over the past few days. The afternoon is at leisure and can be used for further sightseeing or a leisurely stroll through the many winding alleys of the old town.

And we have another real highlight for you. You cycle along a former railway line on a romantic cycle path towards your worthwhile destination, Rauischholzhausen Castle and Park. The spacious castle park, an English landscape park of about 30 hectares with almost 300 different tree species, has been under landscape protection since 1956 and was included in the European themed route of the 'European Garden Heritage Network' in 2009. The park, the castle and the nice café will delight you. Your return journey takes you along the beautiful railway line, before it is time to say goodbye to all the favourite places in Marburg's old town in the evening.

In the morning your wonderful bicycle - star tour in Marburg ends at the hotel. We wish you a pleasant journey home.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 5 x overnight stay with breakfast in the 4**** Welcome Hotel Marburg
  • Use of the sauna area in the hotel
  • Guided walking tour through Marburg (in German)
  • 1-hour pedal boat trip on the river Lahn
  • Cycling map with marked routes
  • Detailed route descriptions
  • Tips for preparing your trip
  • Tourist information
  • 7-day-hotline-service

Things to know about the Lahn Valley Cycle Tour: radial tour

Below you will find specific information about the radial tour in the Lahn Valley. If you have any further questions about this tour, just give us a call: Tel.: +49 - 6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Marburg is easy to reach by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to reach our partner hotel in Marburg from the station is to take a short taxi ride.  You can find timetable information and prices at:


Parking facilities at your hotel

At the Welcome Hotel Marburg you can park in the public underground car park for approx. 15,00 € per day (2023).

Detailed information on other parking facilities at the hotel booked for you will be sent to you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.

Condition of the bike paths

The Lahn Cycle Route runs through charming and varied landscapes with forests, hills, meadows and meadows. In 2006, the Lahn Valley Cycle Route was one of the first cycle routes in Germany to be awarded 4 out of 5 possible stars by the ADFC. Among other things, it was assessed for its navigability, signposting, safety and tourist infrastructure.

You cycle on mostly flat, asphalted cycle and hiking paths away from traffic, with only occasional small climbs to contend with. The individual day trips are well and uniformly signposted.

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

A possible tourism tax is not part of the travel price and has to be paid at the hotel on site.

7-day hotline service

If the bicycle chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available 7 days a week and will organise help as quickly 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.


I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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