Etappe 2: Von Kaufungen zum Hohen Meißner – Bikepacking im Frau Holle Land
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
96 yd in total
Includes a very steep uphill segment
You may need to push your bike.
136 yd in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Martin Donat planned a mountain bike ride.
April 7, 2020
If you've ever driven a car along the main road that goes past shopping, you will most likely not have noticed the beautiful area at all. How good that you are on the bike! It starts with the great place: There are a lot of romantic little half-timbered houses here - not to have seen them would be a shame. So right at the start you do the right thing: You just cross the main road for a short time and disappear into the forests of the Frau-Holle-Land geo-nature park.This stage leads from Kaufungen in the direction of Hoher Meißner and even today you collect a few vertical meters. Right at the beginning it is a very steep climb to the Michelskopfsee, where it is worthwhile to pause and take a deep breath. Then you head for Hessisch Lichtenau, the "gateway to Frau Holle Land" - this place is also a good example of the fantastic prospects that mountain bikes offer you. While the federal road only reveals ugly small town charm, you drive through the middle of an old town that is really impressive. If you fancy a longer break, you can dive even deeper into the world of Frau Holle here in the Holleum.A little later you cross the newly built motorway and then prefer to rattle along a flat path that follows the course of the historic Sälzer Weg, which once served as a widely used trade route. Here you have an incredibly good view of the Hohe Meißner hills.Shortly after the Exbergsee you will pass the Exberghütte. If the time is right, you have the opportunity to stop here. How about a rustic dinner? Alternatively, you can also drive a little further to today's accommodation: The Naturfreundehaus "Meißnerhaus" is catered for, so that you don't have to cook or shop and can immediately go to the cozy part of the evening as soon as you arrive.
April 8, 2020