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Bicycle Rides · Südliche Weinstraße
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  • Radfahren in den Weinbergen
    Radfahren in den Weinbergen
    Photo: Caroline Frech, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
Viehstrich, as the northern edge of the Bienwald is called because of the livestock farming that once flourished here. An extraordinary stretch of land where time seems to stand still.
Distance 36.1 km
2:35 h
183 m
164 m
246 m
140 m
On the tour you experience meadows and vineyards, fields and orchards.And there are plenty of opportunities to buy wine from the vintners and fresh regional products from the farm shops.

The starting point for the tour is the train station in Bad Bergzabern. There are several picnic areas along the way where you can eat your fresh purchases directly. Worth seeing is a visit to Kakteenland in Steinfeld with its huge selection of cacti and small dishes from the cactus kitchen. And at the end of the bike tour, the soothing waters of the Südpfalz Therme will entice you to relax.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy Mediterranean flair at Kakteenland in Steinfeld and stop at the numerous farm shops and wineries along the way.
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Südliche Weinstrasse e.V. - Anita Ballweber
Update: September 18, 2023
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
140 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 14.32%Dirt road 76.97%Forested/wild trail 0.29%Path 0.27%Road 8.12%
5.2 km
Dirt road
27.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
0.1 km
2.9 km
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Rest stops

Weingut Heinz & Thomas Beck
Restaurant Pfälzer Wald

Safety information

Radfahren auf Wirtschaftswegen - Oft verlaufen unsere Radrouten über Wege, die wir uns mit anderen teilen. Wir bitten daher um ein allzeit rücksichtsvolles und freundliches Miteinander. Winzer, Land- und Forstwirte nutzen die Wirtschaftswege durch Felder, Wälder und Weinberge für ihre alltägliche Arbeit - auch an Wochenenden. Durch Arbeitseinsätze und/oder witterungsbedingt können die Wege zeitweise stärker verschmutzt sein. Besondere Vorsicht ist auch bei der Mitführung über die Straßen in und um die Pfälzer Ortschaften geboten. Wegsperrungen und -umleitungen sind unbedingt zu beachten.

Gefahrensituationen - Sollte es zu einer Notsituation kommen, ist schnelle Hilfe gefragt. Und auch wenn Handys GPS-Signale absetzen können, an den klassischen Rettungspunkten geht es oft am schnellsten. Diese liegen an Stellen, die für Rettungsfahrzeuge gut erreichbar sind. Merke Dir die Punkte mit den grünen Schildern und einem weißen Kreuz. Kehre im Notfall dorthin zurück und gib die Nummer auf dem Schild bei deinem Notruf an. So wissen Rettungskräfte, wo sie Dich finden werden. 


House of Guests Bad Bergzabern (184 m)
49.097385, 7.991504
49°05'50.6"N 7°59'29.4"E
32U 426380 5438771
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House of Guests Bad Bergzabern

Turn-by-turn directions

Start your round tour at the Haus des Gastes in the spa town of Bad Bergzabern and always orientate yourself during the tour by the signs with the barrel bottom No. 1 (symbol). If you start from the railway station in Bad Bergzabern, follow the signs through the town to the Haus des Gastes. From the Haus des Gastes, head south and on the outskirts of the town you will come across the Petronella-Rhein-Radweg (symbol), which accompanies you for approx. 7 km on paved farm tracks off the road to the Dierbach height. Here, following the barrel-ground symbol, you turn right and cycle through the vineyards of the Southern Palatinate, through the villages of Dierbach and Niederotterbach to Steinfeld. A short visit to Kakteenland is worth a cycling break before continuing along the railway line past Steinfeld station until you reach Kapsweyer after about 2 km. After another 2 km, take a sharp right and continue cycling past the Schweighofen railway station and into the village. Stay on the road and on your circular route through the vineyard landscape you will pass the small settlements of Haftelhof and Heidenbrunnerhof. The last stretch leads directly along the edge of the Haard on the German Wine Route Cycle Path (symbol) back to your starting point in Bad Bergzabern.

Public transport


Along the route, various stations offer connections to local and long-distance public transport: Bad Bergzabern, Steinfeld, Kapsweyer or Schweighofen.

Timetable information: via DB Reiseauskunft and in the DB Navigator app. Bicycle transport is permitted on regional trains in the Palatinate (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN)) - on weekdays between 6 and 9 a.m. for a fee, otherwise free of charge. Passengers, prams and wheelchairs are given priority in case of lack of space.

By road

You can reach Bad Bergzabern via the A65 motorway.

Coming from the north, leave the motorway at the Landau Süd exit and take the B38 towards Bad Bergzabern.

Coming from the south, leave the motorway at the Kandel Nord exit and follow the road towards Winden and Bad Bergzabern.


Please park only in the designated parking areas and be sure to keep access routes for emergency vehicles and work routes in the forest and vineyards clear at all times. For overnight stays in campers & caravans, there are explicitly designated camper van parking spaces.The car park near the railway station can be used as a good starting point for your cycle tour if you are arriving by car.You can use the following address for your navigation system: Bahnhofs Parkplatz, Bahnhofstr. 5, 76887 Bad Bergzabern, Germany.


49.097385, 7.991504
49°05'50.6"N 7°59'29.4"E
32U 426380 5438771
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Online Shop of "Südlichen Weinstraße": Radwandern in der Südpfalz 2,- € 

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36.1 km
2:35 h
183 m
164 m
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
140 m
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