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The 'Kraut und Rüben' cycleway — through the Palatinate in 3 stages

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The 'Kraut und Rüben' cycleway — through the Palatinate in 3 stages

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna

2-3

days

2-4 h

/ day

86.5 mi

2,025 ft

1,850 ft

Three enjoyable stages will take you along the 'Kraut und Rüben' (cabbage and turnips) cycleway through the Sunny Palatinate. Along the way, you will pass colorful fields, wide meadows and picturesque vineyards which stretch in long rows along the cycle path. You will also find many wine taverns and farm cafes en route that invite you to taste regional specialities.

The 'Kraut und Rüben' cycleway connects the House of the German Wine Route in Bockenheim with the German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the French border. This Collection will guide you 86 miles (139 km) through the wine-growing area of Palatinate and the Rhine plain. You will pass picturesque vineyards and the region's wonderful expanse of crop, tobacco, cabbage and beet fields. Here, you will experience pure country idyll and get an insight into agriculture as you cycle past many farms. You can also take a break and taste regional Palatinate delicacies in rustic farm shops and cozy cafes. Some of the farms are listed as cycle stations on the 'Kraut und Rüben' cycleway and are therefore especially well-suited to cyclists, you can recognize them by the farm sign with the beet.

You can easily reach the starting point in Bockenheim by regional train from Monsheim or Grünstadt. Along your adventure, you will find overnight accommodation and eating options at the end destination of each stage as well as railway stations nearby. You can also shorten the route if the weather plays up. In Schweigen-Rechtenbach, the final destination, you can join the Deutsche Weinstraße cycle path which you back to the starting point in Bockenheim. If you want to travel home by train, you will find the nearest railway station in the neighboring town of Wissembourg in France.

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The stages of the Kraut-und-Rüben cycle path

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    Intermediate
    02:57
    30.9 mi
    10.5 mph
    800 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the cabbage and beet cycle path begins in Bockenheim at the house of the German Wine Route. The starting point is only a few meters away from the Bockenheim-Kindenheim train station, so you can travel comfortably by regional train.After you have rolled out of Bockenheim, you cycle at the foot of picturesque vineyards to Grünstadt. …

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    30.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage of the cabbage and beet cycle path is mostly flat. So you can enjoy the country idyll on the way from Haßloch to Offenbach an der Queich without much effort.After Haßloch you dive right into a forest at the beginning. With the refreshing rustling of the leaves in your ear, you cycle towards Speyerdorf. On the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    25.0 mi
    10.1 mph
    775 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today the last stage awaits you on the wonderful cabbage and beet cycle path through the sunny Palatinate. It is also the shortest of the three stages and so you can take a lot of time on the way to enjoy the picturesque landscape and let yourself be pampered with regional delicacies in the wine bars and courtyard cafés.Behind …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    86.5 mi
  • Duration
    08:36 h
  • Elevation
    2,025 ft1,850 ft

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