The one fantastic thing about abandoned railway lines is that they can be converted into cycle paths as soon as the sleepers are gone. Thanks to the engineers of yore planning bridges and tunnels so trains would have no large gradients to overcome, today you can ride your bike along these same, blissful routes. This makes exploring the Palatinate mountains twice as much fun.
Great cycle paths have been laid out not only on former railway lines, but also across the entire region. They lead you from abbeys to castles, from streams to half-timbered towns and from forests to ruins. With dense woodland, vast fields and babbling brooks, this cycling region is wonderfully varied.
In this Collection, we would like to introduce you to the Palatinate Mountains. Across ten Tours you’ll explore well-known and unknown corners of this magnificent idyll. The routes have a great range of difficulty levels too, with both easy and challenging trails of varying lengths. Pick from a leisurely excursion with the family, train your calves in a breathtaking setting or test them all!
After you’ve explored former railways by bicycle, don’t forget to check out the other way to enjoy disused train lines, by trolley! Find out more here: draisinentour.de
Enjoy the Lautertal with its Wolfsteiner castles, the Reichenbachtal and the Glan-Blies cycle path from Altenglan back to the Veldenz town of Lauterecken on this almost 70-kilometer tour. You will experience varied landscapes with countless highlights along the way.Starting in Lauterecken, it first goes through the Lautertal. In Wolfstein, the castles "Alt- und Neuwolfstein" are majestically enthroned in front of the Königsberg above the city. Wolfstein also has a really beautiful old town with charming half-timbered houses.
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On this 26-kilometer, family-friendly tour, you will explore the Westrich Moorniederung without any major inclines. It starts at Hauptstuhl station or alternatively at Bruchmühlbach station.You drive via Vogelbach, where you can visit the simultaneous church, to the Mohrmühlweiher. There is a good time to take a break to enjoy the wonderful nature. The next few kilometers you drive on the route of the former Glantalbahn.
The great West Palatinate family bike tour takes you through varied landscapes with exciting natural highlights. The round starts in Glan-Münchweiler. The first few kilometers you follow the Mohrbach on a wonderful bike path.From Landstuhl the route becomes slightly hilly and you have great views of the wide plain. At the Motschweiher you can take a leisurely break in the fisherman's hut. The next few kilometers you drive on the route of the former Glantalbahn.
On the small West Palatinate family bike tour you will explore pretty places and idyllic nature along fabulous bike paths. Start is at Glan-Münchweiler train station. The path leads you first to Ramstein, where, with a bit of luck, you can even watch beavers on the Mohrbach.We continue to Landstuhl. The place is nicely nestled between Nanstein Castle and the Bismarck Tower. The path now leads you a little hilly into the nature reserve Glanniederung.