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Obstroute (circulare route)

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  • Das Selztal an der Obstroute im Herbst
    Das Selztal an der Obstroute im Herbst
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A demanding tour through orchards and vineyards with the red wine and imperial palace town of Ingelheim in the middle. Strong climbs on the Rhine-Hessian plateau are rewarded with great views of the hills of Rhine-Hesse and the Taunus. The Rhine is also part of the game and promises a few leisurely kilometers through the Rhine meadows with views of the Rheingau.Of course, this tour is particularly attractive during the fruit blossom in spring and in autumn at harvest time.If you like it a bit shorter, use our tour tip "Obstroute Westschleife" with a crisp 30 kilometers, which uses a section of the Selztal cycle path and skips the high plateau and the Rhine, making it a relaxed round trip with only one elevation gain.

Distance 45.6 km
3:45 h
343 m
343 m
258 m
80 m

The fruit route describes a large loop through the orchard of Rheinhessen with its numerous orchards, vegetable fields and winegrowing villages. The route consists of a western and eastern loop of 30 km each, connected by a 7 km long common route in the Selz valley.

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Karen Jäger
Update: May 15, 2023
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
80 m
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Rest stops

Restaurant PETER & Silie
Wine and beer garden "Inselrhein Heidenfahrt"
Landgasthof Kirschgarten
Zum alten Weinkeller
Landgasthof Engel
Hotel & Restaurant Pfaffenhofen
Gutsschänke Mengel-Eppelmann
Straußwirtschaft im Weingut Zimmer-Mengel
Gutsschänke „Im Kelterhaus“
Straußwirtschaft Eberle-Runkel
Restaurant Elder
Zum Weingott
Philaroma (wiesenobst gbr) - Verkauf und Selbstpflücke

Safety information

No special safety instructions. Have fun cycling :-)

Tips and hints

Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH

Kreuzhof 1

55268 Nieder-Olm

Tel.: (06136) 92398-0

Fax: (06136) 92398-79

E-Mail: info(at)



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Ingelheim: train station (88 m)
49.973811, 8.048980
49°58'25.7"N 8°02'56.3"E
32U 431806 5536152
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Ingelheim: train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the train station in Ingelheim, first follow the bicycle signs in the direction of Bingen for 400 m to the junction of the fruit route through the railroad underpass, from where it leaves Ingelheim to the north to the Rhine mainly on bicycle paths. Through a wide polder landscape, the Rhine cycle path is soon reached, which is followed to Heidenfahrt. Here, on the Rhine promenade, you can enjoy a wide view over the Rhine to Eltville and the Rheingau, before cycling south towards Heidesheim. In this village, the first ascent begins at the church with a length of 3 km and about 140 meters of altitude, which goes through Heidesheim, over the connecting county road in between and on a narrow inner-city road to the end of Wackernheim. At the traffic lights turn right and after about 500 m turn left again, passing the us Army military area, and you can roll comfortably with wide views of the Rheingau, the Taunus and the Bingen Forest. Shortly thereafter, the Obstroute descends rapidly through vineyards into the valley of the Selz, where it meets the Selztal-Radweg in Schwabenheim, follows it for about 3 km in a southerly direction and leaves it again at the Elf-Tausend-Mägde Mühle shortly before Stadecken-Elsheim in the direction of Engelstadt. Here the second big hilltop with the same demand as the first one (3 km and about 140 meters of altitude) is waiting for the cyclists. Already in the ascent this effort is compensated by views of the villages embedded in the Selz landscape. Through Engelstadt the ascent is much flatter, but towards the end of the village and up to the final height it rises again more sharply. At the top, you can continue to roll easily, initially on level ground, then over a meadow path and downhill on a forest path to Ober-Hilbersheim. With a light pedal, you will pass through the picturesque Welzbach valley with its peaceful atmosphere via Nieder-Hilbersheim to Appenheim. From here it is only a stone's throw to Gau-Algesheim with its bicycle museum. Parallel to the railroad on a curved path, it finally goes briskly back to Ingelheim.


Due to the two ascents, the fruit route is suitable for cyclists with everyday experience. It can be ridden on racing bikes. The route is not recommended for hand cyclists due to the two climbs, moreover in Wackernheim on a narrow inner-city road.


Route character:


  • 36 km of farm roads and cycle paths
  • 14,5 km inner-city roads without bike paths
  • 1,5 km extra-urban road without bike lanes


Pavement qualities:

The route runs on asphalt roads and concrete paths and only for just under 2 km on the height before Ober-Hilbersheim on a well passable water-bound path initially in the field, later in the forest.

Public transport


Ingelheim, Heidesheim and Gau-Algesheim are located on the Mainz - Koblenz (Rhine route) and Frankfurt - Saarbrücken (local route) railroad lines.

By road

By car

A3/A60, exit 16-Ingelheim-Ost direction Ingelheim-Ost, turn left on K18/L422, turn right on L422, take first exit at traffic circle, continue direction Ingelheim, pass the train station, turn left on Binger Str., turn left on Keltenweg.


By public transport

Ingelheim, Heidesheim and Gau-Algesheim are located on the Mainz - Koblenz (Rhine route) and Frankfurt - Saarbrücken (local route) railroad lines.


Parking garage at the station

Address: Keltenweg 2, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein


49.973811, 8.048980
49°58'25.7"N 8°02'56.3"E
32U 431806 5536152
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

bikeline Radtourenbuch, Radatlas Rheinhessen: Die schönsten Radtouren zwischen Worms, Mainz, Bingen und Alzey. Mit Hiwwel- Route, 1 : 75 000, wetterfest/reißfest, GPS-Tracks Download, Spiralbindung – 2011, Esterbauer Verlag; ISBN 978-3850001786

Author’s map recommendations (verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung) Radkarte Rheinhessen: kostenfrei zu bestellen via ADFC-Regionalkarte Rheinhessen, 1:50.000, BVA Verlag, ISBN 978-3-87073-624-8


Backpack food, sun protection and enough water.

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Jens Korn
November 16, 2020 · Community
Super Tour, Streckenführung. Die 2-3 Steigungen nicht unterschätzen. Am Ende geht es aber gemütlich bergab, durch tolle Dörfer zum Ziel.
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m ro
September 21, 2019 · Community
Streckenführung super ausgeschildert, Landschaftlich top.
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Kurt Keuenhof
July 16, 2016 · Community
Sehr schöne, abwechslungsreiche Tour. Erst gemütlich durch die Rheinauen, dann mit einem kräftigen Anstieg bis nach Schwabenheim. Anschließend über die Höhn mit herrlichem Rundblick bis in den Rheingau und dann herunter nach Ingelheim. Überall sind schöne Einkehrmöglichkeiten vorhanden, und Weinproben kann man allenthalben auch machen!
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45.6 km
3:45 h
343 m
343 m
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
80 m
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