Westerwald

Bicycle Rides

Hachenburger Westerwald: A Highly Diverse Circular Tour

Route profile

Difficulty
Difficult
Length / Distance 74,8 km
Rise 994 hm
Descent 994 hm
Duration 5,9 h
Highest point 511 hm
Lowest point 179 hm

Notice

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Description

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.

Brief description

Designed for experienced cyclists like you: A challenging full-day tour with breathtaking vistas and cultural highlights. Start in Hachenburg and explore the versatile Westerwald..

Approach

Use highway exits BAB 3, Köln - Frankfurt: Exit 37-Dierdorf; BAB 3, Frankfurt - Köln: Exit 40-Montabaur; BAB 45, Dortmund - Frankfurt: Exit 20-Freudenberg. From east and west via B414 to Hachenburg; from south via B413 to Hachenburg.

Public transport

By train: (www.bahn.de) to Hachenburg station; Alternatively: Montabaur ICE station, bus connection to Hachenburg with a transfer (32 km).

Parking

Parking available directly at the train station or at Cinexx cinema, parking lot below the castle garden (motorhome parking), parking garage at Johann-August-Ring.

Directions

Begin your tour in Hachenburg and traverse diverse landscapes. Admire the Nister valley vista and visit Marienstatt Cistercian Abbey. Tackle inclines and relish fantastic panoramas. Discover the Upper Wiedtal and Westerwald's largest lake. Gräbersberg and Hachenburg's city forest conclude your adventure.

Safety instructions

Excellent fitness required.

Equipment

Distribute gear weight evenly on your body and bike. Pack suitable clothing for changing weather. Don't forget tools, repair kit, and emergency gear. Navigate with a map or GPS.

Tips

Indulge in a break at the beer garden of Marienstatt Cistercian Abbey and savor the delightful abbey-brewed beer.

Literature

Combi Flyer Rad

Destination

Hachenburg, Train Station

Starting Point

Hachenburg, Train Station

More information & GPX download

Notice

In the tour planner we inform you under the tab "Current info" about temporary route changes, closures and detours.

To the Tour Planer