Right at the start of the eighth stage, you will pass the magnificent Löwenstein Castle. Shortly afterwards you leave the Main Valley and cycle along the Mud into the Odenwald. It is still quite flat in the valley of the river, while the romantically forested hills of the low mountain range tower around you.Behind Amorbach it then attracts something and you master a long climb through the forest to Walldürn. On a plateau with wide fields you cycle comfortably behind the city. A little climb up the Rehberg will make you sweat again. At 451 meters, however, you have reached the highest point of the stage and then enjoy a refreshing descent through the Great Forest and across a wide corridor to Bofsheim.Then you cycle alternately over picturesque fields and through rustic forests in gentle up and down until you finally roll down to Osterburken, where you reach the stage goal.In Osterburken you have various accommodations to choose from as well as connection to the rail traffic. You will also find a Roman Museum in the city, where you can learn more about the Limes and the Romans in the region.
May 12, 2020
Today a mostly flat stage awaits you on the German Limes cycle path, at the beginning of which you leave the city of Erlensee to the south. Here you will pass the lake and nature reserve of the same name. Through an extensive forest, in which you pass the Neuwirtshaus small fort, you cycle to Großkrotzenburg an der Main.Directly on the shore you follow the picturesque loops of the majestic river to Aschaffenburg. Here you have completed half of the stage and can treat yourself to a well-deserved break - either on the banks of the Main or in one of the cozy restaurants in the pretty old town.Freshly strengthened, you follow the Main further upriver. On the way you can keep your eyes wandering over the water and enjoy the view of the forested hills and vineyards that line the Main Valley.In Kleinheubach you finally reach the stage goal. In the small town on the Main you will find various accommodations and a train station with connections to the regional rail network of Deutsche Bahn.
May 12, 2020
At the start of the sixth stage, you leave Hungen heading south and cycle first by Inheidener See, then past the Knappenseen.In the further course of the route you will be accompanied by the wide fields and meadows of the Wetterau, which extend to the left and right of the path. Numerous birds feel like storks on the lush meadows. With a little luck and patience, you can see them from the various observation stations that you pass on the way.From Stammheim it gets a bit hilly again. A crisp climb takes you through an idyllic forest. During the subsequent descent you not only enjoy the wind on your face, but also a great view of Altenstadt, into which you roll down.Then the slightly hilly route takes you alternately through quiet forests, over picturesque fields and charming towns to the stage destination Erlensee. In the city and the immediate vicinity you will find various accommodation options, including a campsite.
May 12, 2020
From Langenhain-Ziegenberg you drive through the forest via Wiesental up to the Gerhardsköppel. Once on the bare mountain, you have an impressive view of the Wetterau. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing descent through wide fields before climbing back up into the forested mountains of the Taunus.At a height of 380 meters you have reached the summit of the Kisselberg and the highest point of today's stage. There follows a rapid descent through magical forest to Butzbach.You cycle from here through the beautiful landscape, which is characterized by wide fields, green meadows and quiet forests. On the way you will come across Roman traces, such as replica Limesturm and the Kleinkastel Holzheimer Unterwald.The further you leave the Taunus behind and penetrate into the Wetterau, the flatter it gets. At the Arnsburg Abbey you cross the weather and roll across extensive fields to the stage destination Hungen, where you will find a small selection of accommodation options.
May 12, 2020
From Idstein you cycle in moderate ups and downs across wide fields and through quiet forests, and at the beginning you come across a Limesturm that you can climb. From the top you have a wonderful view of Idstein and the Taunus.A long climb to the Little Feldberg finally begins in Schloßborn. Once at the top, you can take a well-deserved break in the Feldberg fort. After you have rested and gathered new strength, you cycle past the summit of the Great Feldberg and then enjoy a long descent through the extensive forests of the Taunus to the Köpperner valley.On the other side of the valley you cycle back into the forest and roll on quiet forest paths through the wonderful nature. Again and again you come across idyllic clearings and have picturesque views through the trees.Finally you reach the valley of the Usa, in which the stage destination Langenhain-Ziegenberg is located. There is a motel here where you can stay.
May 11, 2020
You leave Holzhausen an der Haide in a southerly direction and drive first on a relatively flat route across beautiful fields, then a crisp climb over the Grauen Kopf leads you through the forest. After a refreshing descent, you will reach Laufenselden, where you can take a first break.Afterwards you drive through a hilly landscape, which is characterized by fields and forest. Here you can enjoy wonderful moments in the untouched nature of the forests and unforgettable views over the vast fields into the distance. A long, fast descent finally takes you down to the valley of the Aar and to the village of Adolfseck. This is about halfway through the stage and is therefore ideal for a break.You start the second part of the stage with new energy, which begins with a steep ascent and turns into a hilly stretch over idyllic fields and through quiet forests. On the way you always have great views of the surrounding landscape from the higher points.Just before the stage, you can look around at the Zugmantel fort, a former Roman garrison. You roll the last kilometers to the stage destination on a long descent through the forest. Arrived in the stage town of Idstein, you have a good selection of accommodation options and connections to the regional trains of Deutsche Bahn.
May 11, 2020
Immediately behind Höhr-Grenzhausen you dive back into the beautiful forest, in which you will always find traces of the Romans, such as a small fort. Sometimes these are a little off the bike path, so keep an eye out for signs.On a slightly hilly route you drive through the wonderful nature of the forests and through small towns. From glades you often have wonderful views over the charming landscape. A long descent through the Emsbachtal takes you to the beautiful Bad Ems an der Lahn. In the spa town, it is worth taking an extended break to gather new energy for the onward journey.After the stop you cycle a short distance along the banks of the Lahn, then you climb back up into the forested hills. At a little over 400 meters you reach the highest point of the stage and discover the ruins of a Roman watchtower in the middle of the forest.A long descent takes you from here up along the Hombach to Marienfels. There follows a short, crisp climb through the forest. After you have left the last trees behind you, the slope becomes flat and wide fields surround you. Here you can let your gaze wander far over the picturesque landscape.Passing the small fort Pohl you cycle through this beautiful area to the stage destination Holzhausen an der Haide, where there are various inns as overnight accommodation.
May 8, 2020
The beginning of the German Limes cycle path is on the banks of the Rhine near Rheinbrohl. There are several ways to get to the starting point: either you take the train to one of the train stations in Rheinbrohl, Bad Hönningen or Bad Breising, which is on the other side of the river. A ferry takes you from there across the Rhine to the starting point. Alternatively, you can just travel by bike on the Rhine Cycle Path.Just a few meters from the starting point you will find the first lane of the Limes, the former course of which you will follow on this bike path. At the Limes Watchtower Rheinbrohl you can take a look around at the start and get in the mood for the upcoming tour.Then it really starts: After you have crossed Rheinbrohl, you climb up the hills that line the Rhine. On the way, you alternate between picturesque meadows with fruit trees and romantic forest. Once at the top you will find further traces of the Romans, including the Roman Tower number twelve, from which you can enjoy a great view of the Rhine Valley.The path leads you through extensive, quiet forests and finally in a rapid descent down to Niederbieber. In moderate ups and downs you cycle over wide fields and through several pretty places to Bendorf, which is located directly on the Rhine. From here it goes back into the forested hills along the river, where you reach the stage destination Höhr-Grenzhausen. In the city you will find various accommodation options, such as hotels, guest houses or holiday apartments.
May 8, 2020
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