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Werratal cycle path — 6 stages along the Werra to the Fulda

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Werratal cycle path — 6 stages along the Werra to the Fulda

Bike Touring Collection by Werratal-Radweg

3-6

days

3-6 h

/ day

198 mi

5,800 ft

9,250 ft

The Werratal cycle path leads you along the Werra from the Thuringian Slate Mountains to the "Meeting of the Rivers" in Hann. Münden. Wildly romantic wooded banks, lush green meadows and wide fields accompany you on your way. Lakes glistening in the sun invite you to swim, dreamy half-timbered towns invite you to take a break and sublime castles and monasteries invite you to visit. With such a varied nature and culture, it is no wonder that the Werratal cycle path is recommended by the ADFC in the brochure "Discovering Germany by bike".

The Werratal Cycle Route runs for about 306 kilometres from Neuhaus am Rennweg to Hann. Münden. It passes through Thuringia, Hesse and Lower Saxony. The Werra rises in the Thuringian slate mountains and makes its way over 300 kilometres through a wonderfully varied landscape to its confluence with the Fulda in Hann. Münden. From there, both rivers continue together as the Weser. So that you too can attend this unique meeting of the rivers and experience the beauty of the cycle path on your way there, we have put together the Werratal cycle path for you here in six stages.

The best way to get to the starting point in Neuhaus am Rennweg is with the Süd Thüringen Bahn (sued-thueringen-bahn.de), which connects the town at Rennsteig with Sonnenberg main station, where Deutsche Bahn trains also stop. From there you cycle mostly on well asphalted cycle or forest paths through the three federal states. Both in the stage destinations and along the route you will find plenty of accommodation such as pensions, hotels and camping sites. The numerous places along the cycle path, with their cosy restaurants and cafés, offer you the opportunity to take a relaxing break again and again. The inviting beer gardens are also a great place to relax. In all stage towns you have the opportunity to change to the train if you want to shorten the route or if the weather is no longer good. At the finish of the tour, in Hann. Münden, not only the three rivers Werra, Fulda and Weser meet, but also the corresponding cycle paths. So if you don't want to get on the train and go home yet, you can simply continue your bike tour on the Fulda cycle path or the Weser cycle path.

The Werratal cycle path is recommended in the brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" by the ADFC (German Cyclist's Association).

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6,025 ft

8,325 ft

Last updated: November 29, 2021

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    19.4 mi
    8.2 mph
    650 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Your bike tour starts in Neuhaus am Rennweg. Here you come best with the South Thuringia train (sued-thueringen-bahn.de). This runs several times daily between the main station Sonnenberg, where you have access to the trains of the Deutsche Bahn, and Neuhaus am Rennweg.

    

    At the train station, you swing

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  • Intermediate
    04:08
    42.7 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,175 ft
    2,825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Eisfeld, the Werratal Cycle Path leads you to the beginning of the river a little over some of the romantic wooded hills. From Hildburghausen, where you can take a well-deserved break in the beautiful old town, the route is a bit flatter. You cycle through wide meadows that line the playful Werra

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    26.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    500 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Immediately after Meiningen you cycle again through wonderful open meadows. The lush green meadows accompany the Werra through its valley, which is lined by wooded slopes. Every now and then, the bike path dives into these woods and leads you through wonderful, untouched nature. Pretty half-timbered

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    37.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fourth stage of the Werratal Cycle Path welcomes you again on the first kilometers with beautiful meadows that lead you through the flat Werratal. A short detour brings you to the Krayenberg, where you can enjoy romantic forest and especially a breathtaking view over the wide landscape. A rapid descent

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  • Intermediate
    03:41
    35.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the fifth stage of the Werratal Cycle Path, you will start straight through wide fields and after a few kilometers you will cross the Werratal Bridge. In the days of the GDR, it was one of the largest concrete tendons in the country. At the sight of the enormous, over 730 meters long bridge, this

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  • Intermediate
    03:36
    35.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today is the last stage of the Werratal cycle path, which will take you to the meeting of the rivers to Hann. Münden leads. From Eschwege you first cycle through wide landscape and then follow the Werra into a narrower valley, which is lined with lovely wooded hills. Here you cycle along their countless

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    198 mi
  • Duration
    20:22 h
  • Elevation
    5,800 ft9,250 ft

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