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South Palatinate Cycle Route

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  • Radeln entlang von Streuobstwiesen bei Büchelberg
    Radeln entlang von Streuobstwiesen bei Büchelberg
    Photo: Jens Weinand, Zum Wohl. Die Pfalz.
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The South Palatinate Cycle Route takes us over the gently undulating landscape of Germany’s largest tobacco-growing region.
moderate
Distance 53.6 km
3:45 h
77 m
42 m
159 m
115 m
The cycle route starts at Scheibenhardt on the Pamina Cycle Route (Lauter Valley) and leads through the Bienwald forest to Kandel, which has a magnificent shopping street. It passes through Hatzenbühl and Hayna in Germany’s largest tobacco-growing region, and continues through the Queichwiesen water meadows in Offenbach – keep an eye out for storks. Shortly after Dreihof golf course, you cross the route of the South Palatinate draisine line. You continue along the “Cattle Line” to Kirrweiler. The route is only slightly hilly and well suited to families with children.

Author’s recommendation

Frisches Obst als kleine Stärkung für unterweges sowie pfälzische Spezialitäten und Wein als Mitbringsel erhalten Sie in den Hofläden entlang der Strecke.

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Author
Jens Weinand
Update: August 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
159 m
Lowest point
115 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 3.65%Unknown 90.75%
Dirt road
2 km
Unknown
48.6 km
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Rest stops

Fun Forest Adventure Park Kandel
Waldbistro "Fun For Rest" im AbenteuerPark Kandel
Gaststätte Gleis 3
Koch's Restaurant
Hotel-Restaurant "Zum Riesen"
Hofmarkt Zapf H.B.C. GbR
Adamshof
Eiscafé Roma - Villa Wieser
Restaurant Nudelholz
Gutsausschank & Gästehaus Verena Zöller

Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Tips and hints

Südliche Weinstrasse e.V.
Tel. + 63 41 / 94 04 07
www.suedlicheweinstrasse.de

Südpfalz Tourismus e.V.
Tel. 0 72 74 / 53 300
www.suedpfalz-tourismus.de 

 

Feedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: radwege@lbm.rlp.de www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).

 

Start

Scheibenhardt (124 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.981310, 8.140260
DMS
48°58'52.7"N 8°08'24.9"E
UTM
32U 437093 5425734
w3w 
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Destination

Kirrweiler

Turn-by-turn directions

The gently undulating cycle route begins in Scheibenhardt directly on the French border, where you can connect to the scenic Franco-German Pamina Cycle Route (Lauter Valley). Meandering paths take you through the Bienwald forest, which is home to a range of protected flora and fauna, via Büchelberg to Kandel. The town centre with its half-timbered passageways and romantic squares is the perfect place to stop and explore. You might even pick up a bargain in one of the town’s many boutiques.

Continue cycling through woods and fields past Erlenbach to Hayna. The South Palatinate Cycle Route takes you past endless tobacco fields and historic tobacco barns as it wends its way to Herxheim and then continues on the L509 to Offenbach. If luck is on your side, you may spot some magnificent white storks at close quarters! Cycle past the town hall and cross the L542. The route then traverses the Queichwiesen water meadows to the hamlet of Dreihof in Essingen. Take a well-earned break here and treat yourself to a game of golf on the famous South Palatinate greens. The next stop is Bornheim, where you continue along the cycle trail and footpath at the southern edge of the village past the Saubrunnen pig fountain, before crossing the B272 just after Bornheim. From Bornheim via Essingen and Hochstadt, you cycle north-west on an agricultural road past the sports field to Kleinfischlingen and then on to Großfischlingen. Here you have the option of joining the From Rhine to Wine Cycle Route. From the romantic wine-growing village of Venningen, the gently undulating roadside cycle path takes you through the fertile plains of the sparsely wooded Gäu landscape to Kirrweiler.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Entlang der Route bieten verschiedene Bahnhöfe eine Anbindung an den öffentlichen Nah- und Fernverkehr: u.a. Kandel, Berg, Lauterbourg (F), Edenkoben und Maikammer.

Fahrplanauskunft: über die DB Reiseauskunft und in der App DB Navigator.

Die Fahrradmitnahme ist in den Regionalzügen in der Pfalz (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN)) gestattet - werktags zwischen 6 und 9 Uhr morgens kostenpflichtig, ansonsten kostenlos. Passagiere, Kinderwagen und Rollstühle werden bei Platzmangel vorrangig befördert.

Getting there

 A65 to Kandel-Süd exit, on the B9 to Scheibenhardt

Parking

Bitte parke nur auf den ausgewiesenen Parkplätzen und halte unbedingt Zufahrten für Rettungsfahrzeuge sowie Arbeitswege im Wald und den Weinbergen stets frei. Zur Übernachtung im Camper & Caravan gibt es explizit dafür ausgewiesene Wohnmobil-Stellplätze.

In Scheibenhardt, z.B. in der Hauptstraße, Mühlenweg oder Maxstraße.

Coordinates

DD
48.981310, 8.140260
DMS
48°58'52.7"N 8°08'24.9"E
UTM
32U 437093 5425734
w3w 
///challenging.longish.diplomats
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Buchtipp um die Südpfalz auch zu Hause zu genießen: Aus der Südpfalz-Küche (Knecht Verlag Landau) gibt es drei Ausgaben mit den Themen: Die Tomate, Der Apfel und Kraut-und Rüben

Die Tomate: ISBN: 978-3-939427-27-8Der Apfel: ISBN: 978-3-939427-35-3Kraut- und Rüben: ISBN: 978-3939427-414

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Equipment

Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
53.6 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
77 m
Descent
42 m
Highest point
159 m
Lowest point
115 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Flora and fauna

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