Etappe 3: Von Schlüchtern nach Tann – Hessischer Radfernweg R3
Bike Touring Highlight
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Includes a segment with temporary access restrictions
Check ahead to confirm restricted segments are open to the public.
Jesko von Werthern planned a bike ride.
February 22, 2021
The third and last stage of the long-distance cycle route R3 is on. Right at the beginning, you leave Schlüchtern, the Kinzig and thus the plains behind you. It goes uphill for several kilometers. If you can see the freeway, you are almost there.You cross the motorway and soon reach the Fliede, which finally flows into the Fulda at Ziegel. The river takes you flat into the city of the same name, which is completely crossed. The cathedral city of Fulda is always worth a longer stay, there is so much to discover. Here there is also a connection to the Hessian long-distance cycle routes R1 and R2.Behind Fulda it goes over the Milseburgradweg into the Rhön. There is now a long ascent, but thanks to the course of the bike path over a former railway line, the ascent is fairly limited except for a short section.It goes car-free up into the Hochrhön, up to 562 meters above sea level. At the apex, the proverbial climax in the form of the Milseburg tunnel awaits you. Driving through the tunnel is a real experience. In winter, however, it is reserved for bats and closed to cyclists.If you can't get through here out of season, you'll have to do a short push to get to the other side. It was the same with me in December when I drove this way for the first time. However, the views of the beautiful landscape of the Rhön make up for the detour.Behind the tunnel, it then goes slightly downhill to the stage destination, first a bit over the Milseburgradweg and then on quiet side streets. Shortly after Tann, the signposting of the cycle path ends on the border with Thuringia.You can continue cycling on the Ulstertal Cycle Path, for example. The closest train station is in Hünfeld. From there you can take the train to Frankfurt, Kassel, Fulda or Erfurt.
February 24, 2021