Historic cycling — Tours to castles and ruins in Germany
© Foto: Vincent Dommer | Bike-Region Hunsrück-Nahe
How do cycle rides through the picturesque Hunsrück heights, past old walls and discovering the traces of times long past sound? In Germany’s Hunsrück-Nahe bike region, you ride through a variety of natural and cultural landscapes, through forests and meadows, through river valleys and past farmland and vineyards. Numerous grand castles, monasteries, ancient ruins, idyllic small towns and hidden hamlets lie on your way. Breathe in the clear air, enjoy the views and discover the mystical moments when the morning mist still lies in the valleys.
Our four cycling Tours, which let you discover the beautiful Hunsrück region, are between 34 and 45 kilometres (21–28 mi) long. You can cycle to the castle ruins of Sponheim on the Kleinbahn-Radrundweg and discover Kastellaun Castle on the Schinderhannes-Radweg. The HimmelReich RadLust loop takes you to Birkenfeld Castle and the Hunsrück Cycle Path to Baldenau Castle Ruin. Our routes immerse you in another time – try it yourself.
Information on how to get there, where to eat and where to stop for refreshments can be found in the Tour descriptions. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on the saddle and off you go.
The Kleinbahn-Radrundweg runs along two former narrow-gauge railways that connected the southern Soonwald with Bad Kreuznach, through the Ellerbach and Gräfenbach valleys and surprises you with beautiful views at every bend in the old railway line.
You can admire three mighty castle ruins on your bike…
Winding, without traffic and almost flat, the Schinderhannes cycle path runs on the former route of the Hunsrück railway from Emmelshausen to Simmern. The railway was completed in 1908 and carried passenger traffic until 1983. The route was named after the famous robber "Schinderhannes", who was up to…
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On this beautiful round trip you cycle almost 45 kilometers through a varied landscape and overcome a few meters in altitude. However, this is not a problem for sporty cyclists and if you want to take it a little easier, you can speed along the paths on an e-bike. It goes past the imposing rock walls…
From the climatic health resort of Morbach it goes over the hilly Hunsrück heights to Simmern with great views. During the first half of the tour, you will be accompanied by the panorama of the Idarkopf, which at 746 meters is one of the highest mountains in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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