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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.
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
1. day Marburg Arrival
If you like to get to know Marburg on a guided tour on the day of your arrival (Saturdays, subject to change), you should plan your arrival so that you are ready for your first discoveries as early as 3:00 pm. An experienced city guide will show you the famous Elisabeth Church, Marburg's Landgrave's Palace and, of course, the Old Town, which is well worth seeing. This will give you the best possible overview and certainly your first insider tips for your holiday week.
2. day Round trip to the Dammühle 25 km
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.
3. day Amöneburg and Brücker Mühle 42 km
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.
4. day Marburg on the water and the hills
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.
5. day Rauischholzhausen Castle 42 km
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.
6. day Marburg Departure
After breakfast, your wonderful star bike tour in Marburg ends at the hotel. We wish you a pleasant journey home.
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.
09.04. – 15.04.2023
08.10. – 15.10.2023
16.04. – 06.05.2023
24.09. – 07.10.2023
11.06. – 01.07.2023
03.09. – 23.09.2023
07.05. – 10.06.2023
02.07. – 02.09.2023
bookable additional nights
Prices are per person.
07.04. – 13.04.2024
06.10. – 13.10.2024
14.04. – 04.05.2024
22.09. – 05.10.2024
09.06. – 06.07.2024
08.09. – 21.09.2024
05.05. – 08.06.2024
07.07. – 07.09.2024
bookable additional nights
- 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:
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.