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Lahn Valley: radial tour de luxe 6 days

Playful elegance and student flair.

6 Days / 5 Nights
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easy to moderate
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769.00 €
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Let yourself be enchanted by the uniquely beautiful VILA VITA Rosenpark Hotel, the idyllic Lahn cycle path and, of course, the lovely historic university town of Marburg with its attractive surrounding countryside. As they say in Marburg: Marburg doesn't have a university, Marburg is a university. In the evening, enjoy the wide range of gastronomic offerings in the medieval old town and the colourful variety of cultural opportunities. During the day, cycle along the well-signposted Lahn cycle path, on former railway lines and along secluded forest paths. The cycle routes are mostly flat, with only a few climbs to master. You can look forward to Hessen's best cycle path network, which connects a multitude of sights.

This trip is perfect for:

  • Culture enthusiasts: discover historic towns and cultural hotspots in the Lahntal valley
  • Nature lovers: Enjoy the unique landscapes in and around the Lahn Valley
  • Half-timbered friends: Discover the small villages in the classic half-timbered style

Highlights

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

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.

Brücker Mühle

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 de luxe 6 days

easy to moderate
6 Days / 5 Nights
individual tour
from
769.00 €
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Your Hotel:
VILA VITA Rosenpark

Nestled in the picturesque setting of the Lahn meadows, this exclusive hotel is located directly on the banks of the Lahn. Check into Marburg's top address for wellness holidays and let yourself be captured by the luxurious charm of this hotel, which meets a 5-star standard. During the day, enjoy wonderful cycling tours in the picturesque landscape that already inspired the Brothers Grimm. Relax on 1,000 square metres in the Rosenpark Spa with its unique snow cabin, various saunas, infrared seats, pendulum lounger, indoor pool, fitness room and take advantage of the wide range of wellness treatments. The 194 hotel rooms and suites are all furnished with great attention to detail and offer enough space for a relaxing holiday. Culinary delights are available in the hotel's two restaurants: The OLIVA Mediterranean with Italian flair and the 360° Bar & Lounge.

Enjoy the great culinary offer with a rich breakfast buffet in the morning and look forward to refined Italian cuisine in the evening with homemade pizza from the wood-fired oven, dry age steak from the Mibrasa grill and traditional pasta or let the evening come to an end in the 360° Bar & Lounge with delicious drinks, modern bar food and regular live music events.In summer, the beautiful summer terrace also invites you to dine and linger. Not far from the hotel, Marburg's famous Elisabeth Church awaits your visit. From here, it is only a few steps to the romantic upper town, which is characterised by half-timbered houses. And of course you should also explore the beautiful Marburg Castle during your holiday week, which watches over the small university town. VILA VITA Rosenpark

Tour

Travel to Marburg in a relaxed manner, stroll through the old town for a first impression, take a walk along the Lahn, visit the Landgrave's Palace or simply drift through the city and enjoy the start of your star bike tour de luxe in Marburg in a relaxed manner.

Cycle along varied cycle paths, forest tracks and farm tracks to the "Dammühle", one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Marburg hinterland. Be inspired by this historic, listed water mill, which has been in the family for more than 300 years. Take a seat in the idyllic beer garden or play a little mini-golf before you start your way back. Unfortunately, it starts with a short climb (approx. 500 m long), but then it's a wonderful ride back to the old university town of Marburg.

Look forward to your first cycling stage and the more than 700-year-old Brücker Mühle mill. The historic mill, true to the original, is still in operation today. Follow the production process from grain to flour with excitement. Afterwards, the café in the idyllic mill courtyard or a place on the green sofa in the old pump room will tempt you. Freshly invigorated, you can master the climb up to the historic excursion town of Amöneburg. You will be rewarded with a unique panoramic view, a wonderful circular wall path and finally a thrilling descent. You then cycle quickly back to Marburg on completely flat cycle paths.

In the morning, take a fun tour on a pedal boat on the Lahn and enjoy Marburg from the water. After these water adventures, take a walk in the woods up to the Spiegelslustturm, the most beautiful viewing terrace over Marburg. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view over the city and the countryside from the tower and let yourself be spoilt with coffee and cake in the tower café. You will have plenty of time today for a stroll through Marburg's old town or to enjoy the amenities of your elegant hotel.

A real highlight awaits you today. In good spirits you cycle along a former railway line towards your rewarding destination, Rauischholzhausen Castle and Park. Marvel at the spacious castle park. The approximately 30-hectare English landscape park is home to almost 300 different tree species. It has been a protected landscape since 1956 and was even included in the European Garden Heritage Network's European Theme Route in 2009. Admire the small castle, indulge yourself in the nice café and let yourself drift by bike through the vast castle park before cycling back to Marburg along the beautiful railway line.

After breakfast, your wonderful star bike tour in Marburg ends at the hotel. We wish you a pleasant journey home.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • 5 nights in a modern superior room
  • Small welcome gift in the room upon arrival
  • a small selection of soft drinks from the minibar
  • Nespresso coffee machine & tea station incl. 4 types of tea & 4 coffee capsules
  • Daily varied breakfast buffet in the ÓLIVA restaurant
  • Soft bathrobe and slippers for the duration of your stay
  • A shared parking space for the bicycles
  • Free use of W-LAN
  • Free use of the SPA facilities
  • 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

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

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:

Bahnauskunft

Parking facilites at your hotel

At the hotel VILA VITA Rosenpark you can park in the underground car park for approx. 18,00 € per day (2023). You will receive detailed information on other parking options at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before departure.

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.

YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR THIS TOUR

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Steffi Groß

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