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E-bike day trips in the Sauerland and Hessian Highlands

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E-bike day trips in the Sauerland and Hessian Highlands

Bike Touring Collection by GIANT Germany

8

Tours

30:59 h

346 mi

18,250 ft

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.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:08
    46.8 mi
    11.3 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    29.9 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    47.7 mi
    11.4 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    04:14
    46.9 mi
    11.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    04:41
    55.4 mi
    11.8 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    35.6 mi
    11.1 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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

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  • Difficult
    03:50
    39.8 mi
    10.4 mph
    3,550 ft
    3,550 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    03:57
    43.3 mi
    11.0 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,050 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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

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    Giant Store Bad Hersfeld

    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.

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    Der Radgeber

    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.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Highlights
    2
  • Distance
    346 mi
  • Duration
    30:59 h
  • Elevation
    18,250 ft

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