Castle Wartburg in Eisenach
Cathedral in Eisenach
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Thuringian Basin

Discover the most beautiful places of Eldorado.

The beauty of Thuringia’s Basin is dotted by the most famous places and town of the region: Mühlhausen, Eisenach, Erfurt and Weimar. It is always a reason to dismount your bicycle along the well-developed river cycle paths – to enjoy the scenic view, historic points of interest and the very good Thuringian cuisine. You will join our opinion that cycle tours in Thuringia are an exceptional pleasure – especially in the Thuringian Basin.

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  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

An early arrival is worthwhile, because the Wartburgstadt Eisenach awaits you with its wonderful city center, museums, Wartburg, Lutherhaus and churches. All the sights tell of the interesting history, the personalities and legends of the city. Your quiet start to your cycling tour through the Thuringian Basin !

You begin your cycling trip through the Thuringian basin on the Werra Valley cycle path. You cycle through the wildly romantic gorge cut by the Werra, past the Treffurter Normannstein castle. Finally you will cycling on flat paths to Mulhouse - the city of gates and towers. Or you can cycle a shortcut directly to Mühlhausen.

Today you touch the geographic centre of Germany on the gate to nature park Hainich. Bad Langensalza is circumvented by an almost completely preserved fortification wall and historic old town. Continue on Unstrut cyclepath into the capital Erfurt with the medieval old town.

Cross the bridge Krämerbrücke which is unique in Europe, the longest bridge that is completely covered by buildings that are still lived in. Continue your tour through farmland, via Thuringian City Trail to Weimar. The great city of German cultural heritage is 1000 years old. Great names are connected with Weimar: Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Cranach, Bach, Liszt and many more.

Today you will make a detour into the wonderful Weimarer Land: you will leave Weimar in a northerly direction on the Ilm Cycle Path. Again and again you will have the opportunity to get off your bike and take a break in a shady park or a romantic castle dock: Tiefurt Castle - the country residence of Duchess Anna Amalia -, Kromsdorf Castle or the Wieland Estate in Oßmannstedt are just a few of the highlights of this tour. Plan a little more time in Apolda, the city of bells and art.

On the very well developed Ilmtal cycle path you glide through the Thuringian Forest and Stadtilm. Continue cycling to Arnstadt – the “doll’s town” enchanting and with a 1300 year long history

Adventure bike ride! This is the new Bach-Rad-Erlebnis-Route. It takes you to places and landscapes that have characterized childhood and youth as one of Germany's biggest music talents. The first activity center was Arnstadt, where the young Bach received his first position as an organist. Cycling on his (sound) tracks.

Today you cycle through Thuringian regin of fortresses! Of special interest is the ensemble of three fortresses “Drei Gleichen”. The legend had there once a globe lightning incinerated all three fortresses in one go. The bright flames were widely visible and left three mysterious ruins with scenic views across the Thuringian basin. Continue along the Thuringian City Trail to Esenach.

Tour character

Usually well-developed cycle paths, or little frequented side roads, with hilly sections. Only at the entrances and exits of the townships can traffic be expected to increase.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Eisenach
  Season 1
01.05.2023 - 01.10.2023

Arrival sunday
Thuringian Basin Roundtrip, 9 days, DE-THREE-09X
Base price
899.00
Surcharge single room 240.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels and guest houses

Season 1
May 1, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Arrival sunday
Thuringian Basin Roundtrip, 9 days, DE-THREE-09X
Base price
Surcharge single room
899.00
240.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels and guest houses

Season 1
May 1, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Eisenach
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
68.00
31.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Eisenach
  Season 1
May 1, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023

Arrival sunday
Eisenach
Double room p. P. 68.00
Surcharge single room 31.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
99.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Thuringian sausage snack
  • GPS-tracks available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Eisenach train station
  • Erfurt or Weimar airport
  • Closed car park at the office of the operator, this costs approx. EUR 5 per night, no reservation possible
  • Public multi storage car park in Eisenach, this costs approx. EUR 9 per day, no reservation possible.

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!

 

 

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Andreas H. DE | 09.09.2022
Schöne Tour
Eine schöne Tour mit tollen Städten. Die Betreuung vor Ort war klasse.
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler answered:
Vielen Dank für die netten Worte!
5 stars
Gisela Demuth-Reincke DE | 11.08.2017
Sehr gut
Städte mit vielen interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten, positiv ist die Thüringen Card mit einer Möglichkeit zum Bahnfahren, diese wird übrigens bei der Bahnfahrt nicht nachgefragt und auch nicht entwertet, so dass dies für die 3 von 365 Tagen keine Relevanz hat. Wir hatten leider die ersten Tage nur Regen, so dass wir nicht alle Strecken per Rad zurücklegen konnten.
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler answered:
Hallo Frau Demuth-Reincke. Wir hoffen, dass Sie trotz Regen viele schöne Eindrücke mit nach Hause nehmen konnten und eventuell in dieser Zeit ein Alternativ-Programm in den Städten hatten.
5 stars
Urs Burkart CH | 26.07.2017
sehr empfehlenswert
Tolle Städte, sehr gut ausgeschilderte und ausgewählte Radwege (ab vom Verkehr).Einzige Abweichung vom Vertrage: Unterkünfte 3-4 Stern (tipptopp), leider eine Ausnahme max. 2 Sterne.

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