Lahn Bike Tour

Lahn Bike Tour from Lahnstein to Marburg or further to Bad Laasphe

The tour is also possible in the opposite direction.

Arrival in Lahnstein

Take enough time to explore the historic center of Lahnstein. Make a detour to the castle Lahneck which watches high above Lahnstein. From here you have an incomparable view over the Lahn and Rhine valley.

Lahnstein – Diez 50 km

In the morning you start your bike tour in Lahnstein through the idyllic Lahn valley. Right at the beginning of your bike tour you will pass the historic inn on the Lahn where Goethe dined. In Bad Ems, an old spa town, which was already very popular with the Russian tsars, you will make your first stop. Afterwards you cycle on towards Dausenau, a tranquil village on the banks of the Lahn. Your bike tour continues via Nassau to Laurenburg.

Here it is best to take the train to Balduinstein to save yourself the steep 2.5 km climb. The cycle path along the Lahn will be completed at the end of the year, so there is no need to climb up or take the train. From Balduinstein the cycle path is well developed again and mostly flat.

In Diez, sights such as the baroque Oranienstein Castle, the Count’s Castle of Diez, Schaumburg Castle, Laurenburg Castle or the winding alleys of the old town of Diez invite you to linger.

Lahn bike path


Limburg Cathedral

Diez – Weilburg 50 km

After breakfast you cycle only a few kilometers to Limburg You already have the famous Limburg Cathedral firmly in view. Once in Limburg, you will be enchanted by the charming old town with its stylishly restored half-timbered houses. The tour continues via romantic Runkel, the town of castles and palaces, to Weilburg.

Weilburg – Wetzlar 40 km

On the rocky ridge of the Lahn lies the baroque residential town of Weilburg. The castle and the baroque marketplace are worth seeing. The mining museum is also highly recommended. Afterwards you cycle on via Braunfels and Solms to Wetzlar.

Marburg - to the river source 69 km

Visit the Elisabeth Church, take the elevator to the upper town of Marburg or marvel at the Landgrave’s Castle above.

In the afternoon, your bike tour will come to an end. The German Federal Railways will take you back to the rental station in Lahnstein. Of course, you also have the option to continue your bike tour to Bad Laasphe.




Source of the Lahn river

We organize your bike tour on the Lahn for you.

Just tell us the starting point and destination, as well as the planned mileage.

We will provide you with a rental bike, luggage bags and maps.

If you wish, we will take care of your luggage and bicycle transport between Lahnstein and Marburg or Laasphe.

You can choose your accommodation freely. No matter if you choose a small pension or upscale ambience, all accommodations in our list are suitable for cyclists.

In advance you can orientate yourself by our route suggestions.

Possible Accommodations for your Lahn Bike Tour