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Lahn Valley: radial tour 8 days

Playful elegance and student flair

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
649.00 €
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649.00 €

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 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.


The Mathematikum Gießen
The Mathematikum in Giessen is the world's first mathematical hands-on museum. Over 150 exhibits open a new door to mathematics. Visitors of all ages and educational backgrounds experiment: They lay puzzles, build bridges, rack their brains in puzzle games, discover the golden section on themselves, watch a ball race, stand in a giant soap skin and much more.


Hinterland Museum Biedenkopf Castle
In 1908, Biedenkopf Castle opened its doors to museum visitors for the first time.

Hinterlandmuseum Schloss Biedenkopf

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.

Schloss Rauischholzhausen


Lahn Valley: radial tour 8 days

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
649.00 €
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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


Arrive in Marburg in good time today and discover the famous Elisabeth Church, the Marburg Landgrave's Castle and, of course, the old town, which is well worth seeing. If you arrive on a Saturday, you can take part in the two-hour guided tour of the city at 3.00 p.m. and get an optimal overview from a professional hand and certainly also some insider tips!

Today you cycle to the more than 700-year-old Brücker Mühle mill, 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 wall circuit and finally a roaring descent. The return to Marburg on completely flat cycle paths rounds off the first day of the excursion.

In the morning you take the train to Gießen. After a good rest you will arrive at the "Mathematikum", the first mathematical hands-on museum in the world. Here, over 120 exhibits get visitors experimenting: They lay puzzles, build bridges, rack their brains in puzzle games, watch a ball race and much, much more! In the afternoon you can cycle easily and comfortably back to Marburg on the well-maintained Lahn cycle path. On the way, it's worth stopping off at the bathing lake with its beer garden and water-skiing facilities to watch the beginners and advanced skiers make their daring jumps or to take a refreshing dip yourself.

This morning the train takes you comfortably to Bad Laasphe with its unique radio museum in only 54 minutes. Here, only 20 km from the source of the Lahn, the Lahn is still a small river. On secluded paths you follow the Lahn cycle path through lush meadows and gentle valley meadows to Biedenkopf. Here, in the historic walls of the castle, the "Hinterland Museum" awaits you, where the regional and cultural history of the region is vividly presented. With these impressions and refreshments in the castle café, you will whiz back to Marburg.

Almost a cycling-free day, but you won't be able to do entirely 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 will 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.

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?

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 you say goodbye to all the favourite places in Marburg's old town in the evening.

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


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

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

Worth knowing about your bike tour Lahn Valley: radial tour

Below you will find specific information about the Star 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

The train journeys Marburg - Bad Laasphe and Marburg - Giessen are not an included travel service and the costs of approx. 15,.00 € are to be paid on site (2023). A possible tourism tax is not part of the tour price and therefore payable 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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