Lahn cycling tour

Lahnstein to Marburg or Marburg to Lahnstein

Stage 1 Arrival in Lahnstein
Take your time to explore the historical centre of Lahnstein. Pay a visit to castle Lahneck towering high up above the town. It offers a unique view of the Lahn and Rhine river valleys.

Stage 2 Lahnstein – Diez (50 Km)
In the morning you will start your cycling tour of the idyllic Lahn valley. Right at the beginning you will pass by a historical inn located at the Lahn river, which was visited by Goethe to dine. Bad Ems, an old spa town and much loved by the Russian tsars, will be the first resting place. Then we will continue to Dausenau, a picturesque place by the Lahn river. From here you will cycle on to Nassau
and to Laurenburg. Then you should cover the stretch to Balduinstein by train to avoid going up a steep hill of about 2,5 kilometres. From Balduinstein onwards the cycling path is well tended and on
flat terrain. In Diez several places of interest such as the Oranienstein baroque palace, Diezer Grafenschloß, Schaumburg palace, Laurenburg castle or narrow back lanes of the old part of Diez invite you to linger on.

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Stage 3 Diez – Weilburg (50km)
After breakfast it is only a few kilometres to cycle to Limburg. On your right hand side you will see the famous cathedral of Limburg. You will be fascinated by the half-timbered houses of the old section of Limburg. The tour then continues via the romantic town of Runkel with its palaces and castles to Weilburg.

Limburg cathedral
Limburg cathedral

Stage 4 Weilburg – Wetzlar (40 km)
On the rocks rising from the Lahn river the baroque town of Weilburg is towering. The baroque market place and palace are sites of particular interest. Another recommended site worth to visit is the mining museum. Then continue via Braunfels and Solms to Wetzlar.

Stage 5 Wetzlar – Marburg (54 km)
Explore the picturesque old town of Wetzlar. Pay a visit to the cathedral or let yourself get enchanted by the narrow lanes with their numerous cafés and shops.

Marburg city

Stage 6 Marburg – Source of the River Lahn (69 km)
Pay a visit to the Elisabethkirche, take to elevator to the upper town of Marburg or marvel at the Landgrafenschloss above.

Lahn river source
Lahn river source

In the afternoon your jouney comes to an end. The Bundesbahn (German Rail) takes you back to the rental station in Lahnstein. Alternatively you can continue your trip to Bad Laasphe.

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We always are available to help you in booking to your accommodations. We take care of your rental bike, give you addresses of partner organizers who take care of your luggage transfer and provide lists of partner hotels.