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A bike ride in the Odenwald is like a journey into the past: Historic castles, magnificent churches, medieval timber-framed buildings and numerous castles bear witness to an eventful history. The Odenwald offers a wide range of well-marked cycle paths for cyclists, letting you discover the region and its history. Families are advised to stick to the flatter river valleys. The Beerfelder circular route, the 2-Burgen route, the Hohe Straße and the Gersprenztalweg are all relaxed cycle routes. The 3-state cycle route offers a healthy mixture of challenging and leisurely cycling.

ODENWALD | Long distance bike path

3-state cycle route

Boundless cycling in the Odenwald: This circular route takes you through the states of Hessen, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and allows you to experience the region with its expansive, pristine forests. It'll take you past fragrant scattered orchards and through historical timber-framed towns. read more

KASSEL province | Long distance bike path

R4/From Dornröschen to the Nibelungen

Cycle your way through fairytales and legends on Hessen's longest cycle route, from the home of the Brothers Grimm in North Hessen to the deep south of the Bergstrasse mountain road. You'll encounter lots of fairytales and legends on your travels, such as the Sleeping Beauty Sababurg Castle in the Reinhardswald, Little Red Riding Hood in the Schwalm and the Nibelungen in the Odenwald. read more

RHEINHESSEN | Long distance bike path

R9/From the Rhine to the Main

From the Rhine Valley to the Main: a pleasant bike ride from the Nibelung city of Worms. Once you've cycled past the sunny wine-growing town of Heppenheim - home to the Red Riesling - the route will get more difficult as you head to the Odenwald with its steep climbs and idyllic scattered fruit orchards, which provide a rich variety of apples. read more