Jump to content
Jump to footer
Book now
To the online version

Werra: classic, Meiningen – Hann. Münden

Dumplings, potash and culture

Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
from
629.00 €
Book now Book
from
629.00 €

From the heights of the Rennsteig the picturesque Werra makes it’s way, jammed between the Rhone and the Thuringian forest. On its way to Hann. Münden, where it unites with the Fulda to form the Weser, the Werra flows past picturesque half-timbered towns, health resorts, residence- and famous culture cities. On 320 km of fully developed bike paths with little ascent as well as brilliant signposting, you can entirely enjoy cycling and culture.

This trip is perfect for:

  • River lovers: cycle along the Werra on your journey!
  • Culture lovers will also get their money's worth as the route takes you past great towns with special sights.
  • Pleasure-seekers who like to sit in a beer garden or restaurant with a good wine in their hand.

Highlights

Meiningen
Throughout the city, numerous charming half-timbered houses delight the traveler's curious eyes.

Meiningen

Old town Wasungen
The historical city center of Wasungen remained essentially unchanged in its original topography for centuries.

Wasungen

Mine Merkers
As part of a guided tour, you can get to know the fascinating world of miners.

Mine Merkers

Wartburg, Eisenach
The Wartburg near Eisenach was founded by Ludwig the Springer after the legend in 1067 and has always been a place of great events with significance for German history.

Wartburg Eisenach

Border museum Schifflersgrund
The border museum is located in the original place, where until 1989 the German-German border system ran.

Border museum Schifflersgrund

 

Werra: classic, Meiningen – Hann. Münden

easy to moderate
Bike tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
individual tour
from
629.00 €
Book now Book

Tour

Your journey starts in the historical theatre town of Meiningen (arrival possible by train/parking garage close to the hotel/rental bike at hotel). The lovingly restored old town, Castle Elisabethenburg and many museums and theaters expect you!

After the cycling section today, you see Wasungen with its half-timbered town surrounded by dam walls and you still have enough time to relax in the health resort Bad Salzungen. Feel the vitalising effect of the unique Celtic bath (the only one in Germany). In the evening you can go and discover the lovely Old Town.

Today you cycle further between the southern slopes of the Thuringian forest and the impressive round end of the Rhone. You will reach Heringen quickly, which is famous for the "Monte Kali", the widely visible rock salt heap.

Many lakes and nature preserves will be on your way along the winding Werra and after a short ride you will reach Eisenach. Take your time for the Wartburg and visit the territory of the famous sons of the town, for example in the house of Luther or Bach.

It is quite lovely how the river meanders through a splendid low mountain landscape. You pass potash cliffs directly next to you and cross medieval villages and towns. In Creuzburg and Treffurt you should walk through the romantic alleys of the Old Town. Eschwege displays a special half-timbered charm, and is your accommodation for today.

Art along the bike lane: sculptures of well-known artists are lined up next to the bank in the Werra-Meißner-region. Have a break in the brine bath of Bad Soden-Allendorf. You cycle through the "land of cherries" around Witzenhausen to Hann. Münden. Hann. Münden offers a closed medieval townscape and aristocratic castle. You may finish your day with a stroll through the town.

After breakfast your journey along the Werra ends in Hann. Münden. If you want to, you can prolong your trip along the Weser or Fulda.

Map

Cycle map Werra Classic Meiningen to Hann. Muenden

Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • Room with D/bath/WC
    • Luggage transport
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
Things to know about your trip

Please find more information about the Werra bike trail below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.

Arrival by train

Meiningen is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: 

Train schedule information

Parking facilities at the hotel

Our partner hotels in Meiningen always provide parking possibilities. Sometimes even free, for the entire duration of your bike trip. There are always plenty of parking spots available, no pre-reservation is necessary. Detailed information on parking at your hotel, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

Most of the time you cycle on well-paved like trails or asphalted rural roads and small side roads. Only a few short sections you have to cycle on dirt roads but in most cases it is possible to avoid thoses sections by cycling another way around. The entire route is largely flat and is well signposted. Further information can be found at:

The Werra - bike trial

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Saturdays at 9am there is the possibility to transfer back to Meiningen with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 12.00pm. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle (extra fee). The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Tourist tax

A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefor it is payable locally at the hotel.

7 days hotline service

Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast 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

I provide you with advice and assistance

Siriphon Nuphim

Travel Expert

You might also be interested in

from
629.00 €
Book now Book
You now receive special conditions when you book a trip.