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Small country, big tour — 7 stages on the Saarland Cycle Path

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Small country, big tour — 7 stages on the Saarland Cycle Path

Bike Touring Collection by Saarland-Radweg

7

Tours

25:24 h

227 mi

12,675 ft

Idyllic vineyards, spectacular views, flat river valleys and mountainous forests — with the Saarland cycle path we present you the small federal state on a large, varied round tour in seven stages. You will discover the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau, cycle through the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park past the picturesque Bostal Lake and make a detour to neighbouring Lorraine and Saargemünd in the Franco-German border region. Follow the traces of the Romans, immerse yourself in the history of the ceramics industry and be impressed by the gigantic remains of the iron production of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte.

The Saarland Cycle Route is a really beautiful discovery tour and was not awarded four stars by the ADFC as a quality cycle route for nothing. You cycle through beautiful nature and always experience a characteristic of the Saarland: it is hilly. For experienced cyclists it's more of a side note, but occasional cyclists will be challenged by a hill or two. If you are not used to long climbs, it is best to plan enough time and take a break from time to time. Beautiful vantage points or cosy rest stops are enough for you to rest and recharge your batteries at any time.

Since the Saarland cycle path is a round trip, you can board wherever you like. If you want to travel by train, there is a good starting point with good rail connections. That's why we recommend Saarbrücken and St. Wendel as the starting points - Mettlach, Homburg and Perl are also well connected to the railway network. All other stages can also be reached by public transport, so that you are flexible in the event of a change in the weather or a change in plan. However, the connection is not always perfect and sometimes you have to travel a bit by bus. You will find various types of accommodation in all the stages, some even ADFC-certified Bett+Bike establishments, which are particularly well prepared for cycling guests.

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Last updated: December 3, 2021

The Stages Of The Saarland Cycle Path

  • Intermediate
    03:05
    31.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    675 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first leg of the Saarland cycle path starts in the state capital of Saarbrücken. Saarbrücken is rich in cultural highlights and sights, so it's well worth planning some time in advance. Maybe you want to visit the theater on the evening before the tour or check out the Saarbrücken Castle and the

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  • Difficult
    03:18
    27.7 mi
    8.4 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Stage 2 on the Saarland Cycle Path starts without any noticeable gradients along the Blies, which winds its way happily through the valley and offers a nice home to one or the other stork family. You cycle mostly on a quiet bike path without any traffic and enjoy the river idyll.

    

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  • Difficult
    03:16
    26.6 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the way from St. Wendel to Bostalsee a varied up and down awaits you, which offers a few quite demanding climbs. The beautiful landscape of the Saar-Hunsrück nature park, however, weighs in on all efforts and offers beautiful opportunities for rest along the way. Take a break more often, sit on a

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  • Difficult
    04:10
    37.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Also on the fourth stage of the Saarland cycle path a varied up and down waiting for you. 620 meters in altitude you have to erradeln - quite challenging but feasible, because in the end are the climbs 720 meters of relaxing downhill opposite. Picturesque pause stations and always beautiful sights make

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  • Difficult
    03:15
    30.0 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,925 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Saarland is also on the sixth stage of the Saarland cycle path varied and hilly - so you'll be challenged today, but also regularly richly rewarded. Wonderful views and exciting sights make up for any effort.

    

    From Losheim you drive on small roads and gravel roads through a shady forest area, through

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  • Difficult
    04:41
    43.0 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,825 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Remich you start along the Mosel in the sixth stage on the Saarland bike path. Without any incline, you will roll over the scenic cycle path and have around ten kilometers to enjoy your relaxed warm-up program. If you reach the small town of Schengen, which is very well-known because of the Schengen

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    30.7 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The seventh stage of the Saarland cycle path starts in the tranquil town of Überherrn and continues to follow the course of the German-French border. Through the shaded warndtwald you cycle uphill and downhill and enjoy once again the peace and seclusion of the sparsely populated border area. Here and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    227 mi
  • Duration
    25:24 h
  • Elevation
    12,675 ft

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