A bike ride in the footsteps of Hildegard von Bingen, on the Nahe Cycle Route to Bad Sobernheim.
The vineyards become ever more present as soon as the cycle route leaves Meisenheim and its beautiful historic old town.
Staying close to the river Glan you reach Odernheim, where the ruined monastery of Disibodenberg has close ties to the story of Hildegard von Bingen. This is where she completed her first work, “Scivias”, in the peace and tranquillity of the Naheland. The route to Disibodenberg is signposted from the cycle path, and is fairly strenuous. From here, it is just a few kilometres to Staudernheim, a well-known recreational area on the Nahe. This is the point at which the Glan flows into the Nahe.
We recommend continuing to Bad Sobernheim on the Nahe Cycle Route. Don’t pass up the opportunity to experience the Barefoot Path and the Rhineland-Palatinate Open Air Museum in Bad Sobernheim.
Plan enough time for a leisurely stroll around Meisenheim – the historic old town has many hidden nooks and alleys to explore.
History within touching distance and an idyllic place to dream – Disibodenberg.
And for a real treat, why not take your tired feet to the Barefoot Path.
The roadside paths on the bridges are sometimes very narrow, and there is one-way traffic on Nahe Bridge – please observe this rule.
Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).
A62 to Kusel exit
B420 to Meisenheim
A61 Bad Kreuznach exit
B41 to Waldböckelheim
L234 to Staudernheim
Most of the route has little shade, so remember to bring sufficient drinks and sunscreen.
Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.