This is a cycle tour along the unknown but beautiful Fulda River in Germany. Start in romantic Rhön at 950m and follow the well-signposted Fulda bikeway down into the valley. Trough meadows and fields you cycle, mainly directly on the beautiful course of the river. You pass ravishingly beautiful half-timbered towns and cycle along the densely wooded Vogelsberg. Then you whizz snugly on asphalt bike lanes through the river valley. It's nice that you have enough time getting to know the manifold sights of this region! You will be crazy about the baroque quarter in Fulda, with cathedral, castle, orangery and nobeless palace. The acme is Hann. Münden, a half-timbered town of European status. Here at the confluence of Fulda and Werra your bike trip ends or you might prolong your cycling holidays along the Weser.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Gersfeld
Your journey starts in the historical theatre town of Gersfeld.
Day 2: Gersfeld - Fulda, ~42 km/26 miles
In the morning, a short Transfer (10 km), will bring you and your bikes up to a height of 950m. You will follow the Fulda downwards on well-constructed bike lanes through the splendid nature of Röhn. In Fulda you should take your time to visit the famous baroque district.
Day 3: Fulda - Bad Hersfeld, ~55 km/34 miles
Today you will dive into the densely wooded Vogelsberg. The romantic castle town Schlitz will impress you, before you reach the festival town Bad Hersfeld (tickets available on request in pre-sale).
Day 4: Bad Hersfeld - Melsungen, ~53 km/33 miles
One of the most beautiful sections of the Fulda bike lane awaits you today! The romantic half-timbered Old Town of Rotenburg is situated within the narrowest part of the valley channeling the Fulda. Melsungen offers lovingly restored half-timbered houses.
Day 5: Melsungen - Hann. Münden, ~64 km/40 miles
Today another great day! You cycle in Kassel through the floodplain of Fulda and reach Hann. Münden - one of the 7th most beautiful situated cities in the world (Alexander von Humboldt). Idyllically situated on the confluence of Werra and Fulda, the Old Town still impresses all its visitors - with half-timbered houses up to six hundred years old.
Day 6: Individual departure from Hann. Münden
After breakfast your journey along the Werra ends in Hann. Münden. If you want to you can prolong your trip along the Weser or Werra.
5 nights in good middle class hotels
transfer to Wasserkuppe
map with route marked
detailed tour description
self-guided tour - 6 days / 5 nights
arrival every Sunday
"arrival any day"
minimum 6 persons
route (1): ~214 km/133 miles
how to get there
by car: motorway to Gersfeld
by train: station Gersfeld
free at the first hotel, on request
each Friday at 11 am transfer back to Gersfeld for 70€/person, reservation needed, bikes included
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