Thuringian Town Chain

For thinker & poets.

The Thuringian chain-of-towns long distance cycle path connects the seven most beautiful towns of Thuringia. At the same time you can cycle through high contrast forest, meadow and river landscapes. This route leads you from the city of Eisenach via Gotha to cathedral city Erfurt. Afterwards you continue to Weimar, University City Jena, Stadtroda and Gera until you reach Altenburg. But there are not only beautiful cities awaiting you on this tour – an awesome and diversified landscape is accompanying you too. You cycle along the foot of Thuringia forest (fortress Wartburg) and mountains Hörselberge, you follow the river Ilm bike path, river Saale bike path and river Elster bike path. Afterwards you continue through the idyllic valley Mühltal and the widespread area around Gera until you reach your aim of the tour – Altenburg!

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler
+43 6219 7444 143 Contact
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Itinerary

You should come early to have enough time for sightseeing in the historic city of Eisenach. Famous persons like Johann Sebastian Bach or Martin Luther King have lived here. 

You follow the river Hörsel, afterwards you continue through the Thuringian basin. You reach Gotha in the early afternoon, so there is enough time for sightseeing.

In the morning you cycle to Wechmar which won an award for being the most beautiful village in Thuringia in 2003. This village is also well-known for its Bach museum. Afterwards you can admire castle Wachsenburg, castle Mühlburg and castle Gleichen on your way to Gera and Erfurt.

After today’s short stage you arrive in Weimar. Visit the palace, the museum, the theatre or the park. We are sure that you will not be bored today.

Tour character

The route is very well signposted and leads you along asphalted roads, bike paths, forest paths and trails. Every bike day has long flat routes as well as some hilly sections, only a few parts where you have to push the bike.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Arrival Sunday
Thuringian town chain, 5 days, DE-THREW-05X
Base price
Surcharge single room
395,00
120,00
Season 1
Apr 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Eisenach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Weimar
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
55,00
77,00
55,00
85,00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
60,00
60,00
170,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Eisenach train station
  • Erfurt airport
  • Car park at the hotel, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Return transfer by minibus to Eisenach every Thursday, this costs € 40 per person incl. your bike, to be paid in advance, reservation is necessary
  • Good train connections from Weimar to Eisenach

Please note

  • Special arrangements for at least 6 persons on request!

This tour has 1 more variant

Semiramis Feitler
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