This gourmet tour combines nature, fun and sport. The popular castles or castle ruins in the area will leave you with impressions full of legends. Once the Drachenfels has cast its spell on you, there will be no turning back. Magnificent views characterise the extensive castle ruins, so it is well worth climbing up to the platforms. In addition, you jump back to a time of heroic sagas and myths to learn more about the lives of daunting knights. The entertainment factor is in no way spared, especially if this is your interest. There are also romantic spots where you can take a picnic break or simply cool off, for example at the Seehofweiher pond near Erlenbach. If self-catering is not on the plan, there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments.
The cycle tour follows well-maintained and marked cycle paths. Nevertheless, you are advised to take your time.
Refreshment stops along the route: local restaurants in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach, Busenberg, Weißensteinerhof, Drachenfelshütte, Erlenbach, Burg Berwartstein, Seehof, Cramerhaus near Lindebrunn, Oberschlettenbach, Bühlhof, Busenberg, Bärenbrunnerhof, Erfweiler, Dahn-Reichenbach
Rest stopsPWV Drachenfelshütte
Kiosk am Seehof
Gasthaus Tanzlokal Waldblick
Landgasthaus "Zum Jägerhof"
Restaurant Altes Bahnhöf'l
Am Alten Mühlrad
Bäckerei - Konditorei Bastian Bruchweiler
Safety informationSafety information
Often our cycling routes run along paths where we are guests by bike and share them with others. We therefore ask that you are considerate and friendly to others at all times. Winegrowers, farmers and foresters use the farm roads through fields, forests and vineyards for their daily work (also at weekends) and always have priority. These roads may also be more heavily soiled at times due to work and/or weather conditions. Please take special care when travelling along the (mostly quiet and less frequented) roads in and around the Palatinate towns.
Tips and hintsFurther information/links
Schulstr. 29, 66994 Dahn
Tel. 06391 9196222
E-mountain bike and mountain bike hire
Am Sonneck 2 + 4, 76891 Bundenthal
Tel. +49 (0) 6394 9209474 or +49 (0) 171 9835557
E-bike charging stations:
Altes Bahnhöfe, Dahn Reichenbach
Drachenfelshütte, Busenberg (during opening hours)
Bärenbrunnerhof, Schindhard (during opening hours)
Getting thereArrival by car
A65 via Landau/ A6 via Kaiserslautern/ A8 via Karlsruhe. You can then get there by car via the local B10 to Hinterweidenthal and then on the B427 branching off in the direction of Dahn. Driving past Reichenbach, turn onto the L489, arriving at the railway station in Bruchweiler-Bärenbach.
The best place to park your car is a car park on the outskirts of Bruchweiler-Bärenbach. You will quickly reach the station, i.e. the starting point, along the railway tracks.
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EquipmentWe recommend the following equipment as standard for our cycling routes:
(Touring) bike, more gears or electric assistance provide more comfort on hillier tours. Bicycle helmet, clothing suitable for cycling, also for bad weather, bike bag for stowing equipment and provisions. Sunglasses or goggles, which can also protect against insects. Smartphone with the Rhineland-Palatinate app for navigation and information on places of interest, refreshment stops along the route and much more. Most important tools and spare parts and, if necessary, charging accessories for an e-bike.
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