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Runkel Castle

Lahn Cycle Path, Marburg – Koblenz

Tranquil dream of nature

7 Days / 6 Nights
Runkel Castle

A secret tip for cyclists! You will be amazed by the solitary and tranquil nature, dotted with picturesque half-timbered villages and large natural reserves. Stroll through cornered alleys of historic University City Marburg with famous Elisabeth church. Visit the city of Goethe, Wetzlar, with Lotte’s house and the old iron-ore mine Fortuna. Explore residential city Weilburg with impressive castle and the completely protected old town of Limburg with the famous dome. Stop at monastery Arnstein and historic Inn on Lahn before you reach Bad Ems, one of the most beautiful and traditional health baths of Germany. Enjoy a cycle tour to Loreley and the river cruise from St. Goar to traditional wine-grower town Braubach. This cycle tour allows enough time for everybody to visit the many points of interest in Lahn valley.

Itinerary at a glance

The Fortuna Mine is an iron ore mine where you can learn about underground work. Furthermore, along the Lahn River, there are many historical sites such as Weilburg Castle, Limburg Cathedral, Nassau Castle, and Arnstein Monastery.

Visit the historic old town and Elisabeth church. Your rental bicycle is ready for you at the hotel.

You cycle in wide Lahn valley past idyllic little bathing ponds to Wetzlar. Explore the old town and interesting dome.

Cross the stony bridge to leave Wetzlar and soon you reach the old mine Fortuna (+8 km), Germany’s only iron-ore show mine, operating the original underground machinery. Take in the beautiful surroundings to Weilburg, where the renaissance castle stands in solitary splendour on a high rock above river Lahn.

Wedged in between the heights of Taunis and Westerwald the river winds its way. You cycle on the asphalted Lein path via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg with famous dome.

Today you cross the unspoilt valley from Diez to Balduinstein, one of the most scenic parts of the tour. Two climbs can be avoided by using the train (11 km). Have a break at monastery Arnstein, at fortress Nassau or in historic Inn on Lahn before you reach Bad Ems.

After 12 km Rhine-valley opens up before your eyes. Here you crown your tour by an excursion (+31 km) via Boppard and St. Goar to Loreley. Return by boat to wine-growing town Braubach.

After breakfast your beautiful cycling vacation ends today.

Route Information


Easy to medium, easy cycling, some short distances to push the bike.

Prices & Dates

Category A: comfortable middle-class hotels

Category B: good guesthouses and hotels on the town’s edge

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Boat ride St. Goar – /Coblenz incl. your bike (Monday from St. Goar – Boppard, then approx. 20 km to Coblenz by bike)
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras 

  • Return transfer by minibus to Marburg daily, departure approx. 9am, costs EUR 95 per person, for your own bike additionally EUR 40, to be paid in advance, a reservation is necessary

Arrival / parking / departure

  • Marburg train station
  • Parking with costs at the hotels, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections from Braubach/Coblenz to Marburg

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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