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Water, meadows and forests – cycling in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve in Germany

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Water, meadows and forests – cycling in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve in Germany

Bike Touring Collection by Saarpfalz-Touristik

4

Tours

11:43 h

107 mi

5,000 ft

In Saarland, a state in western Germany, you are never far from water. From babbling brooks to pretty ponds and meandering rivers, you’ll find water in almost every form here. At times, you ride by a stream that flows beside a mill and pass a castle towering over a river that once defined ancient borders – it’s hard to find a place that’s more idyllic. The countryside here is home to many plants and animals and a wonderful place to explore up close.

In this Collection, we present four varied bike Tours in and around the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve. As water knows no borders, you also visit our French neighbours on two of the rides. The routes are carefully selected and each is dedicated to a different theme: The European Mill Cycle Route takes you to a total of 14 mills; you learn about the stork on the Adebar Loop; the Seven Ponds Tour, as the name suggests, leads you to seven lakes; and, if you’re looking for a workout in beautiful nature then the large Bliesgau Biosphere circular route is for you.

The bike paths are all signposted and mostly situated far away from traffic, leading across wide fields, through shaded forests, along rivers and past lakes. Every now and then, you have to overcome a climb, but the gentle hills create everchanging, breathtaking panoramas as far as the Vosges mountains on clear days.

You can reach all of the Tours comfortably by train. You can lose yourself entirely in Bliesgau’s beautiful nature and unique landscapes.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Sieben-Weiher-Tour - Radeln in der Biosphäre Bliesgau

    Intermediate
    02:12
    18.0 mi
    8.2 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this half-day bike tour you drive from pond to pond. A total of seven are on the bike path in the Bliesgau biosphere reserve around Sankt Ingbert. In addition to well-known bodies of water such as the Würzbacher Weiher and the Glashütte Weiher, you will also cycle past small ponds, all of which have

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    29.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This cross-border bike tour takes you almost 50 kilometers through the landscape of the Saar-Palatinate and Lorraine border area, always under the sign of the water. A total of 14 mills lie along your way, the most beautiful is probably the Eschviller mill with its mill and sawmill museum.

    

    The hilly round

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  • Intermediate
    01:40
    15.9 mi
    9.6 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 25-kilometer cycle route takes you through the idyllic Bliesauen and the Kirkeler Bachtal. Wide meadows shape the character of the tour and on the way you will discover various animals such as Heck cattle, Konik horses and of course the Adebar: the stork.

    

    You start at the train station in Blieskastel

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  • Difficult
    05:02
    44.2 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this 70 kilometer long and hilly tour you cycle through the southern part of the Bliesgau biosphere reserve and to the French neighbors in Sarreguemines. Magnificent views as far as the Vosges create unforgettable impressions.

    

    The cycle tour begins at the Blieskastel-Lautzkirchen train station and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    107 mi
  • Duration
    11:43 h
  • Elevation
    5,000 ft

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