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Valleys, meadows, forests — cycling bliss with Germany’s Rhine-Main Transport Network

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Valleys, meadows, forests — cycling bliss with Germany’s Rhine-Main Transport Network

Bike Touring Collection by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund

8

Tours

24:44 h

241 mi

7,500 ft

Picturesque river cycle paths, wide views over endless fields of sunflowers and scattered orchards, exciting castles and quaint beer gardens – all this and more awaits you in the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (transport network). The area covers parts of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse with the metropolis of Frankfurt at its centre. In all districts, there are scenic features and cultural highlights that you can explore thoroughly on a cycling adventure.

In this Collection, we bring you eight beautiful cycling Tours in the Rhine-Main region. They’re all around 50 kilometres (30 mi) long and take you to different places that are wonderful to discover: the Main Valley, the Hessian Ried, the Dieburger Land, the Wetterau or the Taunus. The Tours run mostly through flat countryside – only in the Taunus will you climb a little.

The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund offers free bike transport on its trains so you can take your two-wheeled steed along and relax. It’s worth noting that bicycles can only be taken on board if there’s sufficient space on the train and that wheelchair users and passengers with pushchairs have priority. The transport conditions of the individual transport companies also apply.

If the individual Tours are too long for your liking, there are always stations along the way so you can shorten them easily. Most of our Tours are designed as circular routes, so you can easily decide for yourself which station is most convenient for you to begin the route.

So, are the tyres freshly inflated, the picnic stowed in the saddle bag and the right RMV station selected? Then let's set off on your adventure through the wonderful Rhine-Main region. We wish you a great cycling adventure!

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Tours & Highlights

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    On the road in the lower Main valley near Seligenstadt — Rhine-Main bliss

    Intermediate
    03:44
    35.3 mi
    9.4 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this round tour you will explore the lower Main valley - beautiful river bike paths, idyllic meadow orchards and nature reserves as well as shady forests with a fascinating wildlife park await you. Rustic beer gardens with hearty dishes invite you to take a well-deserved break.

    

    It starts at Selingenstadt

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    29.3 mi
    10.7 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour takes you through the Hessian Ried through the typical flat landscape with picturesque wide views of rapeseed, sunflower and corn fields. The Altrhein runs through the region, giving you beautiful water views and the opportunity to jump into the cool water.

    

    The starting point is Groß-Gerau train

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    27.5 mi
    9.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Your tour of the Dieburg region begins at Dieburg train station. Alternatively, the train stations in Münster, Babenhausen and Groß-Umstadt are on the route and are suitable for boarding and alighting. The cities are located on the German half-timbered road and are well worth seeing.

    

    The tour also takes

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    28.1 mi
    10.1 mph
    475 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour borders on the third route in this collection and offers you even more cycling fun in the Hessian Ried. On the route between Bischofsheim and Kelsterbach, the idyllic old Rhine island of Nonnenau awaits you, the wonderfully asphalted old Rhine dike, on which you can just glide along, and the

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    24.6 mi
    9.9 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Between Friedberg and Münzenberg you cycle through the Wetterau and get to know the area from its most beautiful side. The Sprudelhof Bad Nauheim or the Münzenberg Castle invite you to go on a tour of discovery. You start at Friedberg station and you will find other stations in Melbach, Wölfersheim and

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  • Intermediate
    03:31
    35.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you start in the baroque city of Fulda and cycle along the river of the same name through the beautiful landscape. After about 26 kilometers you will reach the pretty castle town of Schlitz, which invites you to take a historical city tour.

    

    You will find a train station on the route after

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    32.7 mi
    10.7 mph
    350 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour takes you from the picturesque student town of Marburg following the course of the Lahn to Wetzlar, where you can end your tour right on the banks of the Lahn in the Lahninsel beer garden. The cycle paths along the Lahn promise peace and deceleration. Alternatively, you can get on the train

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  • Difficult
    03:29
    28.8 mi
    8.3 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,725 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    If you feel like climbing, then you're in good hands in the Taunus. The Hessian low mountain range promises dense forests, wide meadows and romantic half-timbered villages. On this discovery tour you start at the Eppstein train station and you will find two more train stations on the route in Scheidhain and Niedernhausen.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    241 mi
  • Duration
    24:44 h
  • Elevation
    7,500 ft

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