Cycling in Hessen

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Explore Hessen by bike

Great for the body and mind as well as for the environment, cycling is a wonderful way to explore Hessen's great outdoors.

With an excellent network of well-maintained cycle paths and a wide variety of landscapes and path surfaces, Hessen is great fun to find your way around on two wheels.

From short, gentle tours to long-distance routes, scenic paths through idyllic river valleys and vineyards and challenging trails through mountainous terrain, there are countless options for cyclists of all experience levels.

To date, three of Hessen's cycling routes have been certified by the German Cyclist's Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahhrad-Club, or ADFC): the Lahn Valley Cycling Route (Lahntalradweg, 4 stars), Diemel Cycling Route (Diemelradweg, 4 stars) and the Eder Cycling Route (Eder-Radweg, 3 stars).

Whether you choose one of these or any other of the paths criss-crossing the state, you choose, you're guaranteed to enjoy gorgeous scenery and unique cultural and historical sights. And there's bountiful cyclist-friendly accommodation options and places to stop for some delicious regional specialties along the way.

Bring your own bike or rent one on arrival, brush up on your German road safety rules - there's a leaflet in English on the official German Road Safety website - and away you go!