Lahn Valley: radial tour 8 days
Radial tour Lahn Valley
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.
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
1. day Marburg Arrival
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!
2. day Amöneburg and Brücker Mill 42 km
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.
3. day Lahn Valley to Gießen 35 km
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.
4. day Along the young Lahn 45 km
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.
5. day Marburg on the water and in the heights
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.
6. day Cycling trip to the Dammühle 25 km
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?
7. day Excursion to Rauischholzhausen Castle 42 km
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.
8. day Marburg Departure
In the morning your wonderful bicycle tour ends at your hotel in Marburg. We wish you a pleasant journey home.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
08.04. – 14.04.2023
07.10. – 14.10.2023
15.04. – 05.05.2023
23.09. – 06.10.2023
10.06. – 30.06.2023
02.09. – 22.09.2023
06.05. – 09.06.2023
01.07. – 01.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- 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 (German language)
- 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
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.
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.
Available rental bikes
If you like to use a Velociped rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and of course pick it up again at your destination. You can choose between ladies' and men's bikes with either 7-speed hub gears and coaster brake or 27-speed derailleur gears and freewheel. All ladies' bikes have a low step-through and men's bikes are available in various frame sizes. Our ladies' bikes are suitable for all cyclists over 150 cm tall and the men's bikes over 165 cm. Furthermore, 8-speed unisex e-bikes are available on request. Simply state your bike preference when booking.
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. 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, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
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Current information on entry requirements to Germany can be found here:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And if you're on the verge of despair, the staff are sure to have a tip for you.
Since it opened in 2002, the Mathematikum has become a real visitor magnet, attracting over 150,000 visitors a year.
Hinterland Museum Biedenkopf Castle
In 1908, Biedenkopf Castle opened its doors to museum visitors for the first time.
Hinterlandmuseum Schloss Biedenkopf
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.