Long rides in the Sauerland and Hessian Mountains in Germany are great on the right e-bike. You can cycle up to the summits of the low mountain ranges, enjoy wide views that stretch as far as the Rhön River, explore the Thuringian Forest, and roam the picturesque river valleys that spread out below you. You ride along well-maintained cycle paths through deep forests, past idyllic lakes and hidden springs. An e-bike Tour in the Sauerland and Hessian Mountains is unforgettable.
In this Collection, we present eight great e-bike Tours in these two low mountain regions in western Germany. Five Tours take you into the beautiful landscape of the Hessian Mountains around the town of Bad Hersfeld. Three other Tours show you varied routes in the Sauerland around the Saalhausen Hills. You can hop right on your saddle and set off from the Giant Store in Bad Hersfeld, from a bike shop in Saalhausen or from a nearby train station. In any case, you can visit a bike shop of your choice before your Tour to get advice and any equipment if necessary.
From Bad Hersfeld, the routes take you up into the Knüll Mountains, onto the Kuppenrhön peak and along the Seulingswald Forest. You follow picturesque rivers such as the Fulda, Werra and Haune and dive into the wild and romantic valleys of small tributaries. For the most part, you follow well-maintained cycle paths such as the Fulda Cycle Path, the Werratal Cycle Path, the Haunehöhen Cycle Path and various railway cycle paths.
In the Sauerland, you discover the fascinating landscape of the Rothaar Mountains around Saalhausen. Here, you can cycle along the Lenneroute along the river of the same name, dive into the Biggetal Valley and ride around the banks of the Biggesee Lake. The rivers rise in the mountains and create countless romantic valleys. With such wonderful scenery and unforgettable views from mountain peaks such as Kahler Asten, these rides are experiences to remember.
The starting point of the round trip along the Haune and the Fulda is at the Giant Store in Bad Hersfeld. From here you cycle past the train station and cross the Fulda, then you follow the course of its tributary, the Haune.A little above the river you cycle through a wonderful landscape. Time and again, unique views of the Haunetal and into the Rhön open up to you. In the further course of the cycle path you cycle through refreshing deciduous forests and pass colorful fields and wide meadows. Every now and then you pass charming villages where you can take small breaks.After Hünfeld you leave the Haune valley and drive over a ridge into the Fulda valley. On the well-developed Fulda cycle path, you now roll back towards Bad Herfseld on an almost flat stretch. On the way you cross the Fulda several times and enjoy unique views of the picturesque river landscape from the bridges.Shortly before your destination, the bike path leads you into the untouched nature of the Fulda meadows. Then you roll through the spa gardens and finally dive into the old town of Bad Hersfeld. From here it is only a stone's throw to the Giant Store, the starting point of the tour.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Anytour E +
It starts at the Giant Store in Bad Hersfeld. After a leisurely visit to the old town, cross the Fulda and roll into the Haunetal. Here you cycle on flat paths along the river, which meanders through a lovely landscape.At Neukirchen you leave the Haune and then master a crisp ascent that leads you through refreshing forest over the Mahnberg. A well-deserved descent will then take you to Buchenau. In the place you can admire several castles during a break.Then it goes steadily up and down to Schenklengsfeld. This is where the Solztal cycle path begins, which runs along the old Hersfeld circular railway line. On this unique route you drive through the Solztal back to the Fulda in Bad Hersfeld and then follow it for the last few kilometers to the Giant Store, where you reach the starting point of the tour again.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Anytour E +
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This beautiful tour takes you from Bad Hersfeld to Rotenburg and back in a wide arc through the Knüll Mountains. After you've got on the saddle at the Giant Store, it's off to the Fulda. On a well-developed bike path, you cycle in the immediate vicinity of the river through green meadows, wide fields and the wonderful nature of quiet forests.After the first third of the tour you will already reach Rotenburg an der Fulda. The small town is adorned by historic half-timbered houses, which you can marvel at on a long stroll.Afterwards you cycle through the wide Fulda valley to Neumorschen. Here you leave the river and start the ascent into the Knüllgebirge. Soon you will dive into the valley of the Beise and follow the river towards the source. In steady uphill you cycle past beautiful meadows and forests and you can always throw wonderful views of the picturesque landscape of the Knülls.Shortly after the source you reach the highest point of the tour and then roll through deep forests down to the track. You cycle gently up and down through the valley back to Bad Hersfeld, where you reach the starting point of the tour at the Giant Store.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Explore E +
It all starts at the Giant Store in Bad Hersfeld. To start with, you drive to the nearby Fulda and follow its course to Weiterode.Here you turn east and cycle along the edge of the Seulingswald to the Werra. You will overcome a few meters in altitude and enjoy wonderful views of the Thuringian Forest on forest-free passages.On the well-developed Werra Valley cycle path, you will now drive upstream while you enjoy the great landscape around you. After Heimboldshausen you leave the Werra valley again and climb into the northern Kuppenrhön. From the mostly unwooded heights you can let your gaze wander far into the distance.A long descent through the Solztal finally brings you back to the Fulda. You then follow it for the last few kilometers to Bad Hersfeld, where you reach the starting point of the tour again at the Giant Store.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Anytour E +
The round trip on the Milseburgradweg begins in Burghaun at the train station. You can reach this with the regional train from Bad Hersfeld in about 14 minutes. The Giant Store is only a stone's throw away from Bad Hersfeld train station, so you can easily stop by there before the tour.After you have swung on your saddle in Burghaun, you first cycle along the Haune and after a few kilometers you pass its impressive reservoir. A little later, the Haunetal- meets the Milseburgradweg.From now on you drive on the former railway line of the Biebertalbahn / Rhönbahn. At first it goes continuously uphill, partly through open landscape, partly through romantic forests. On the way you can always enjoy fantastic views over the hills of the Rhön.At the highest point of the tour you dive into the Milseburg tunnel. Over a length of over a kilometer, it leads you under the northern slope of the Oberbernhardser Höhe. Between the end of September and the end of April, the tunnel is closed due to hibernating bats. During this time you can take a detour.After you emerged from the dark tunnel, a long descent to the Ulster awaits you. You follow the river for a few kilometers and then make your way back to Burghaun, where you will reach the starting point of the tour at the train station.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Explore E +
Many large and small rivers have their source in the Rothaargebirge. You will get to know some of them on the Four Rivers Tour. It starts in Saalhausen directly at the bike shop "Der Radgeber". The first river that you get to know on the round trip is the Lenne. On the well-developed Lenneroute you cycle comfortably through its valley.The Veischede flows into the Lenne behind Lennestadt in Grevenbrück. You now follow this small tributary until shortly before Oberveischede. Here you turn south-east and drive up a steep ascent to Einsiedelei, where you reach the highest point of the tour at just over 540 meters.Then you roll down through the wonderful landscape into the Olpe Valley. Along the playful bends of the river you roll further downhill to its confluence with the Hundem. You now follow this upstream to Oberhundem.From here it goes up and down through the mountains of the Rothaargebirge. On the way you always have unique views of the idyllic landscape and wonderful nature. A rapid descent brings you back to the Lennetal towards the end of the tour. From here it is not far to Saalhausen, the starting point.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Anytour E +
In Saalhausen at the bike shop “Der Radgeber” you get on your bike and start your tour towards Kahler Asten. Right at the beginning you attach yourself to the bank of the Lenne and cycle upriver on the Lenneroute. The route meanders through the beautiful landscape of the Rothaargebirge with gentle ups and downs.In Westfeld you leave the Lenne and start the ascent on the Kahler Asten. On the way you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the surrounding mountains of the low mountain range. Shortly before the summit you will reach the Lennequelle. Here the 129 kilometer long river begins its journey to the Ruhr.From the source it is only a few meters to the summit of the Kahler Asten. With a height of almost 842 meters, it is the third highest mountain in the Rothaargebirge. After you have soaked up the wide view and had some refreshment in the summit restaurant, you make your way back.On the Lenneroute it goes along the river down into the valley. From Westfeld you follow the same route that you took on the way there. The only difference: on the way back to Saalhausen it is mostly relaxed downhill. Perfect to end the tour nicely.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Explore E +
The starting point of the tour to Biggesee is directly at the bike shop “Der Radgeber” in Saalhausen. From here you cycle along the Lenne on a well-developed cycle path towards Lennestadt and on to Finnentrop.In the place the Bigge flows into the Lenne and that's exactly what you follow through its beautiful valley. Surrounded by beautiful nature, you always cycle along the river, passing the Ahausen reservoir, rolling through romantic forests and finally reaching the Bigge lake dam.Here you can first let your gaze wander over the extensive reservoir before you drive along the shore of the lake. The route takes you over several bridges that span the numerous arms of the widely ramified reservoir. You are certain to have unique views over the water.Finally you leave the lake to the west and climb the hills of the Rothaargebirge. Thanks to your e-bike, you can master the sometimes crisp climbs with ease and enjoy the picturesque landscape along the way.Shortly before the end of the tour, you roll back down into the Lennetal on a rapid descent and then follow the river back to Saalhausen, where you reach the starting point again.The perfect bike for this tour: Giant Explore E +
Bike Touring Highlight
The Giant Store Bad Hersfeld is just a stone's throw from the train station. So you can easily reach it without a bike - perfect to pick up your bike in the shop and start cycling straight away. An open-minded team awaits you on site who will give you competent advice in sales or in the workshop and incorporate their own experience. And of course the latest giant bikes and the right accessories are waiting for you. You are also guaranteed to get a few tips for your next tour here, because the employees in the Giant Store are all enthusiastic cyclists themselves.
Bike Touring Highlight
The Radgeber is a Giant test center and therefore always has the latest bikes and the best material for you at the start. The owners of the shop are keen mountain bikers and can provide you with valuable tips - not only about the best bikes, but also about the most fun trails and most challenging routes in the Sauerland.