Get to know the Unterwesterwald from its most beautiful side on a bike tour from the Gelbachtal valley to the Buchfinkenland. Cosy villages lined up like pearls on a string are waiting to be explored with countless scenic attractions.
Picturesquely situated in the green, where the Eisenbach gurgles merrily and gives the valley its name, lies the Studentenmühle at the foot of the towering Bornkasten. The pretty country hotel was named after a crowd of students who were regularly fed here by Duke Adolf von Nassau. There we expectantly mount our bikes and follow the signs via Kleinholbach to Girod, where we head for Nentershausen through fields, woods and meadow landscapes. Visible from afar, the towers of the church of St. Laurenzius announce themselves before we cycle to Nomborn. The community of the "many wells" is delightfully embedded in the Nassau Nature Park and is one of the most beautiful villages in the Westerwald. The church St. Kilian from the 15th century with its late gothic grape Madonna is well known beyond the borders. When you enter the forecourt, you will find ancient lime trees which round off the remarkable village appearance with its neatly decorated half-timbered houses. Through the forest you descend into the rural, relaxed Gelbachtal - here the clocks tick differently - you notice that immediately. At the height of Bladernheim we roll past Sespenroth. Where only a commemorative plaque commemorates the community that emigrated to the USA in 1853. The old stone bridge in Ettersdorf shows us safely the way through the meadows to Giershausen. From there we pedal to Kirchähr, a small refreshment in the café is a good idea before we head off to the Buchfinkenland. Idyllic forest paths and wide, gently rolling chains of hills take us to Gackenbach with its well-known game and leisure park. Together with the community of Hübingen and the richly blessed Horbach with its half-timbered buildings, they form the bracket of the chaffinch country. Its name comes from the densely wooded region, which has a particularly high population of songbirds, especially chaffinches. We reach Daubach on an ascent and descent, where the cosy "village café" with home-baked cake encourages us to take a break. Strengthened, we stay on the quiet country road to Stahlhofen. Along the pretty village church we drive into the forest and whizz downhill to Wirzenborn. On the right hand side is Reckenthal, where recently various artists created sculptures from mighty tree trunks, which now line the way down into the valley. Opposite the road through the Gelbachtal valley lies the community of Wirzenborn, whose famous pilgrimage church was built in 1498 and houses a Madonna whose dating goes back to the 14th century. The motorbike museum next to the cosy restaurant "Wirzenborner Liss" is very popular. Its exhibition of old motorbikes delights not only the hearts of motorised two-wheelers. We cycle through the village into the forest, follow the wonderful path to the "Bildches Eich", a small pilgrimage chapel in the middle of the forest. A few pedal turns separate us from the starting point, the Studentenmühle, which we reach effortlessly via Großholbach.
Route 53.2 km Duration 4:35h
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Cycle path: distance 53,2 km duration 4:35h Translated with www.deepl.com