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7 rides in fairytale timbered towns around Kassel

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7 rides in fairytale timbered towns around Kassel

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7

Tours

29:14 h

368 mi

23,700 ft

You'll feel like you've been transported back in time as you roll your road bike through the medieval half-timbered towns that are picturesquely embedded in the hilly landscape around Kassel. Get on your horse and discover the fairytale world of Rapunzel, Rumpelstilzchen, Frau Holle & Co! Because, around Kassel, you can experience the world of legends and fairy tales. The Brothers Grimm lived and worked here and here you can feel what inspired them: legendary castles and palaces, mystic forests and dreamy views of the green hills through which the numerous rivers of the region wind playfully.

Our seven rides all start and end in Kassel, where you either start at Kassel main station or at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station. The two train stations are easily accessible from near and far so that our rides are not only suitable for Kassel locals. Each route takes you to at least one historic half-timbered town worth seeing, which is an ideal intermediate destination where you can plan a small break in a medieval ambiance. In the dreamy old towns, narrow alleys and picturesque market squares with cafés and restaurants await you and invite you to take a short or long break for a snack. The rides vary in both length and intensity — you can decide for yourself what distance and altitude you want to take. With the right one, you'll have a magical ride through a beautiful landscape. Have fun with it!

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Rides To Fairytale Timbered Towns Around Kassel

  • Difficult
    03:56
    49.9 mi
    12.7 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour has two faces. First, it leads you relaxed along the Fulda shore and invites you to loose kilometers. Then a long climb through the Söhrewald is waiting for you. In between you stop in one of the most beautiful workshops in the area, Melsungen.

    

    Let's start at Kassel central station. Quickly

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  • Intermediate
    03:50
    53.1 mi
    13.9 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Nestled between the Werra, Fulda and Weser lies the "Three River City" of Hannoversch Münden, surrounded by three enchanted groves, which are said to have served the Brothers Grimm as inspiration for their fairy tales. Alexander von Humboldt spoke of "one of the seven most beautiful cities in the world

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  • Difficult
    04:31
    54.4 mi
    12.0 mph
    4,200 ft
    4,200 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    This tour takes you from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe in the northwest direction. You leave Hesse for a short time and make a short detour to one of the most beautiful cities in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Warburg a picturesque town center with historic buildings, half-timbered houses and a well-preserved city

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  • Intermediate
    03:41
    49.0 mi
    13.3 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,700 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the southwestern outskirts of Kassel, this short road bike tour roams a romantic castle, a medieval half-timbered town and even a vineyard. It goes up and down, so you're properly challenged despite the small distance.

    

    You start at the station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, from where you master the longest

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  • Difficult
    05:06
    62.9 mi
    12.3 mph
    5,225 ft
    5,225 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Just over 100 kilometers and almost 1,600 vertical meters are in the road book today - that's quite a challenge. The tour takes you west of Kassel in the beautiful half-timbered town Naumburg, roams the Edersee and then wants to end up in the hawk forests Bergland again high.

    

    The big round starts at Kassel

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    62.5 mi
    12.4 mph
    3,725 ft
    3,725 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    It will be truly magical in the two beautiful half-timbered towns of this cruise. You start at the Kasseler Bahnhof in the direction of the north, where after a few kilometers it becomes more and more rural and quiet. Surrounded by fields and meadows, you can enjoy quiet country roads, which lead time

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  • Difficult
    03:06
    36.6 mi
    11.8 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The drive from Kassel to Wolfhagen is short but crisp: Smooth 1,000 meters you treat yourself to not even 60 kilometers. You climb a considerable ascent, through open meadows and fields, through fairy-tale forests and a remarkable nature park.

    

    Right from the start, the mountain classification of the day

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    368 mi
  • Duration
    29:14 h
  • Elevation
    23,700 ft

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