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Eder Cycle Path — From the Rothaar Mountains to the Fulda in 3 stages

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Eder Cycle Path — From the Rothaar Mountains to the Fulda in 3 stages

Bike Touring Collection by Eder-Radweg

2-3

days

3-5 h

/ day

104 mi

3,475 ft

4,500 ft

The Eder cycle path meanders through a picturesque low mountain range landscape together with the river of the same name. Forested mountain ranges line the winding valley through which the Eder flows. Romantic alluvial forests and lush meadows line its shores all the way to the impressive Edersee lake. On the cycle path along the shore you can experience the reservoir and the untouched nature of the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park up close. Wide fields accompany the Eder to its mouth in the Fulda.

The ADFC's four-star Eder cycle path leads 171 kilometres through North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse. The cycle path begins in Erndtebrück at the edge of the Rothaar Mountains, a few kilometres from the Eder spring. It accompanies the Eder on its journey through a picturesque and above all varied landscape until it flows into the Fulda, which you can experience in all its diversity in three stages.

The starting point of the Eder cycle path in Erndtebrück is easily reached by train. There is also a train station in Baunatal-Guntershausen, the destination of the three-day bike tour, from where you can comfortably return home. Along the cycle path, which runs along both asphalted and easily accessible gravel paths, you will find a good infrastructure for food and accommodation. In the middle of nature, rest areas invite you to take a break. You will also find places to stop for refreshments in the places you pass. You can spend the night in the stage destinations or along the route in bicycle-friendly bed & bike establishments, hotels or camping sites. Along the Eder cycle path there is something for everyone's taste, so that you will definitely experience an unforgettable cycle tour from the Rothaar mountains to the Fulda.

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104 mi

3,450 ft

4,550 ft

Last updated: November 26, 2021

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The stages of the Eder cycle path

  • Intermediate
    04:37
    41.6 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,450 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Eder rises in the Rothaargebirge at the Ederkopf. From there it splashes along the Rothaarsteig and finally reaches Erndtebrück. From here you follow the river on the Eder Cycle Path to its mouth in the Fulda.

    

    To the starting point in Erndtebrück you come comfortably by train. Right next to the train

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  • Intermediate
    03:28
    28.5 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    After leaving Frankenberg behind you, you dive back into the beautiful meadow landscape on the Eder, which is lined here by wooded ridges. Lush green meadows, shady cool forest and some fields alternate on the way through the picturesque Edertal. After about half of the way you will reach the Edersee

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    33.8 mi
    9.2 mph
    575 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the beginning of the third and last stage of the Eder Cycle Path, you will ride along the shores of Lake Affoldern, enjoying the view of the water and the long bird sanctuary. At the Eder you then roll comfortably through the wide valley. In the distance you can still see some wooded hills, which

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    104 mi
  • Duration
    11:45 h
  • Elevation
    3,475 ft4,500 ft

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