All circular cycle routes in the Westerwald

Experience an unforgettable bike tour through the Westerwald! Our circular cycle routes are just right for you. Discover the scenic diversity up close, along picturesque rivers, through idyllic valleys and past historical sights. The routes are well signposted and offer a variety of experiences for both experienced and recreational cyclists. Grab your bike and experience unforgettable moments.

Discover all circular cycle routes in the Westerwald

213042 km
1015 h

Bäche-Tour (XIII): Explore Brexbach and Saynbach

2.1 h
23 km
362 hm
0 hm
There's plenty to discover on this 22 km tour. Allow extra time to explore attractions like the Planetarium in Sessenbach and ceramics at the Keramikbahnhof Grenzau. The route takes you through the forest and historic sites. Your tour starts in Grenzau at the Hotel Zugbrücke, following the German Limes Cycle Path to the northeast. The circular course begins with curves and flat stretches, tackles the ascent to Kammerforst, and leads uphill through the woods. Descending to Wittgert with a view of the enchanting Sayn Valley. Continuing along the Saynbach, you'll conquer the ascent to the watershed between Brexbach and Saynbach. You'll pass through places like Wirscheid and Sessenbach on your way.

Kannenbäckerland Route: Variety between potteries, Westerwald Cathedral and Erlenhof Lake

3.8 h
48 km
528 hm
0 hm
Depending on when I take this tour, I visit the Westerwald Ceramics Museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen before or after, the largest of its kind in the world. The town is one of the centers in Kannenbäckerland, the land of pottery. From the Schlossberg in Grenzau, the castle with its triangular keep greets us on the left. Later, when I arrive in Selters, I take some time to explore the historic town center of this village, which is one of the oldest in the Westerwald. I continue to Mogendorf. Here, wonderful ceramic objects are produced partly by hand in the many potteries, most of which have the typical salt glaze of the Kannenbäckerland. In Siershahn waits the Tonbergbaumuseum, which is open in the afternoons between April and November and otherwise by appointment. In Wirges, I like to visit the Westerwald Cathedral, and the Sculpture and Miniature Museum in the Fackelhahn/Rohr industrial park on the A 3 also attracts me with its large collection.

Experience a lot on the Lake District Cycle Route (I)

1.4 h
20 km
124 hm
0 hm
The center of the lake district is the Dreifelder Weiher, because it is the largest of the lakes, two kilometers long and up to 800 meters wide. Here I can swim and row, and I can also rent a pedal boat. With a little time, I go on the hiking trail with 16 display boards, on which a lot can be read about the nature and the people here. Afterwards I look for a nice place to rest and eat, for example the cozy café-restaurant "Haus am See". Another highlight of the region is the large adventure playground near Steinen-Dreifelden. This forest playground entices the offspring to play for hours: a nice reward after a third of the tour. There are numerous benches and a shelter, as well as a fireplace for barbecue lovers and, of course, playground equipment such as large slides, swings and more. The Freilingen miniature golf course is suitable for the whole family. It is located at the Postweiher and offers drinks and snacks in addition to twelve lanes. The village of Freilingen also has a lido at the Postweiher.

Challenging and entertaining: on the WW1 circular cycle route

16.9 h
213 km
2418 hm
0 hm
With Hachenburg we choose one of the most beautiful towns in the Westerwald as a starting point and linger briefly on the old market with its dreamy half-timbered backdrop before we make our way south. Soon one of the many bathing opportunities that we will encounter along the WW1 awaits us near Maroth with its forest lake. Via Selters we continue through a landscape of fields and forests to Sessenbach, where a visit to the planetarium is highly recommended. In Höhr-Grenzhausen, the next highlight awaits us with the largest ceramics museum in Europe, before we enjoy the Weserwald in all its beauty on our journey through the almost paradisiacal area of the Nassau Nature Park. Our ride up to the Fuckskaute is going to be pretty sporty again. For this we are rewarded with a magnificent view from the highest elevation in the Westerwald. Shortly before Hachenburg we recover and cover the last kilometers.

Hachenburger Westerwald: A Highly Diverse Circular Tour

5.9 h
75 km
994 hm
0 hm
Ready for an adventure? Your circular tour begins in the enchanting town of Hachenburg. Right from the start, you'll enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the Nister valley. If you're up for it, take a short detour to the Cistercian Abbey of Marienstatt, home to one of Germany's oldest Gothic basilicas. After refueling, you'll continue through Streithausen and Luckenbach before conquering the ascent to Limbach. From a high plateau just above, the Kroppacher Schweiz offers an impressive panorama. Onward through charming villages, you'll catch marvelous glimpses extending all the way to the Siebengebirge range. Your journey leads to the Upper Wiedtal, one of the largest nature reserves, where you'll experience untouched wilderness. Soon, you'll reach the largest lake of the Westerwald Lakes Plateau, a haven for diverse wildlife and plants. Ascend the viewing tower on Gräbersberg for yet another panoramic view of the Westerwald. Then, head back to Hachenburg, where your exciting tour concludes.

Nister-Wiesensee-Tour: a big round trip around the Wiesensee lake

2.4 h
34 km
294 hm
0 hm
The tour is about 34 kilometers long, I start in the center of Bad Marienberg. For this place I should take some time, either before or after the tour. So there is a game park and a climbing forest on the outskirts of town, in the city the Park of the Senses and the spa park with apothecary garden and barefoot path. In addition, the town offers a basalt park that can be visited. The tour leads me through the valley of the Black Nister to Hahn and Dreisbach. Over fields and through woods it goes on to the Wiesensee. I reach Stahlhofen am Wiesensee with its listed old school. Now the path leads me sometimes closer, sometimes farther around the lake to Pottum. From here I cycle on a big loop via Hellenhahn-Schellenberg (you can see among other things half-timbered houses), Fehl-Ritzhausen and Großseifen (old schoolhouse) back to Bad Marienberg.

Bad Marienberg Tour: Adventure for Advanced Cyclists

3.4 h
45 km
545 hm
0 hm
Your adventure starts in the charming Bad Marienberg. This tour is packed with highlights, so plan extra time for stops. If you ride counterclockwise, starting in Bad Marienberg, you'll quickly reach Großseifen. Here awaits a small art park along the bike path. Near Langenbach by Kirburg, you'll encounter a former mining lake. As soon as you leave the village behind, you'll relish the view of a vast plateau. On the way to Kirburg, you'll cross a stone bridge over the Nister. Approaching Bad Marienberg from the other side, consider a stop at the wildlife park or perhaps challenge yourself at the climbing forest. Between Unnau-Korb and Nistertal, make a short detour to Nisterfurt and Nistersteg. The tour concludes with an impressive view of the Erbacher Railway Bridge from the railroad path above Nistertal. This bridge, opened in 1911, was once Germany's largest concrete bridge.

The Backesdörfer Tour: Pleasurable Cycling between Wallmerod and Westerburg

1.8 h
26 km
308 hm
0 hm
In Meudt, you'll take a look at the oldest surviving town hall in the Westerwald (built in the late 16th century). During your tour, you'll pass by the Neuroth Water Castle in Bilkheim, admire the bright white St. Adelphus Parish Church in Salz, and see the historic windmill in Weltersburg. The Reifenberger Schlösschen and Rothenberg in Guckheim are also impressive sights. You'll explore the Hunting and Natural History Museum in Hahn am See and enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake between Elbingen and Hahn am See on warm days.

Enjoy your time in the Westerwald

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