Deutscher Limes-Radweg – die schönsten Radtouren im Taunus
Includes a very steep uphill segment
You may need to push your bike.
149 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Taunus planned a bike ride.
June 8, 2021
The German Limes Cycle Route is a total of 818 kilometers and runs from the Danube to the Rhine. The 100-kilometer section that runs through the middle of the Taunus is known as the king's stage. This is not only due to the many steep climbs that await on this tour, but also to the large number of still visible remains of the time-honored border wall. Nowhere is it as well preserved as in the Taunus. The density of forts and watchtowers, some of which have been painstakingly reconstructed, is enormous.Unfortunately, when building their border wall, the Romans took no account of the calves of future cyclists who set out on their tracks. A tour on the Limes cycle path is only for fit bikers or those who rely on electronic support. For this you will be rewarded with many descents and exciting discoveries. Zugmantel Fort, Kleiner Feldberg Fort, Kapersburg Fort and of course the only completely reconstructed Roman fort in the world, Saalburg Fort - these are just a few of the castles that await you on the tour. The Limes did not only consist of forts, there was also a sophisticated system of watchtowers. Only the foundations are partially preserved, other specimens have been completely rebuilt.This section of the Limes cycle path begins in Martenroth near Nastätten and ends at Butzbach. With an altitude of more than 2,000 meters, the tour can only be managed with pleasure for the fewest in one day. So if you prefer to split the route into two stages, glassworks, for example, are ideal as a stopover and overnight stay. This is also practical because you can split the longest and hardest climb in the Hochtaunus into two days and relax a little in between. With all the effort, a tour on the Limes cycle path is not only a rewarding experience for trained athletes.
June 9, 2021