Themed route

Cherry Route

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The Cherry Route owes its name to the countless cherry trees which transform the Kohlbach Valley into a sea of blossoms every spring. It connects the Glan and Oster rivers in Saarland via the heights of the western foothills of the North Palatine Uplands. Featuring a mix of cycle routes along the Kohlbach and an undulating climb to the high points of the Oster, this trail is the perfect way to explore the scenery in the extreme west of the Palatinate.

moderate
21.2 km
2:20 h
422 m
354 m

The Cherry Route starts at the old train station in Schönenberg-Kübelberg (connection to the Glan-Blies Cycle Route). It leads gently uphill through the Kohlbach valley to Frohnhofen, mostly on designated cycle paths alongside the road, or sometimes off-road.

After Frohnhofen, it traverses the high points of the Oster, with some sharp climbs and steep descents, before ending up in the Ostertal valley en route to Osterbrücken.

Author’s recommendation

The trail provides an unforgettably picturesque experience, particularly in spring when the large numbers of fruit trees – especially cherry trees – in the Kohlbach valley are in full bloom.

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Author
Julia Bingeser/Jürgen Wachowski
Updated: May 11, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
466 m
Lowest point
244 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Röstvorführung in der Kaffeemanufaktur Reismühle
PWV Wanderheim "Zum hohen Fels"

Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg (254 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.404484, 7.374458
DMS
49°24'16.1"N 7°22'28.0"E
UTM
32U 382071 5473692
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Destination

66606 Osterbrücken

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty level: A few longer climbs to Saarland require some experience, steep sections ascending from the Ostertal valley.

 

Route characteristics: Mostly quiet paths through small villages, excellent broad vistas from the high points. 
Route: 
Predominantly forest tracks and agricultural roads

 

Surface quality:

Asphalt, except for short sections on the high points of the Oster 

 

The route in the cycle network: The Cherry Route connects the Glan-Blies Cycle Route with the Saarland Cycle Route in the Ostertal valley.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

There is no direct connection to the railway network. 
The starting point in Schönenberg-Kübelberg can be reached from Glan-Münchweiler train station (approx. 10 km) or Homburg train station (approx. 7km), and via the Glan-Blies Cycle Route.

The heritage railway in Osterbrücken runs individual trips between Schwarzerden and Ottweiler.

Getting there

A6 - Abfahrt Waldmohr.

B423 - nach Schönenberg-Kübelberg.

Parking

Parkplätze sind genügend vorhanden.

Coordinates

DD
49.404484, 7.374458
DMS
49°24'16.1"N 7°22'28.0"E
UTM
32U 382071 5473692
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal

Rathausstraße 8, 66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg

Tel.:                  06373 / 5040

Internet:         www.vgog.de

E-Mail:            poststelle@vgog.de

 

Tourist-Information Pfälzer Bergland

Tel.:                 06381 / 424270

Internet:        www.pfaelzerbergland.de

E-Mail:           touristinormation@kv-kus.de               

Author’s map recommendations

www.radwanderland.de  (verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung)

Radkarte »Die Pfalz«, Maßstab 1 : 160.000 & »Radeln im Westen der Pfalz«, erhältlich bei der Pfalz.Touristik und den touristischen Stellen der Pfalz.

 

Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal

Rathausstraße 8, 66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg

Tel.:                  06373 / 5040

Internet:         www.vgog.de

E-Mail:            poststelle@vgog.de

 

Tourist-Information Pfälzer Bergland

Tel.:                 06381 / 424270

Internet:        www.pfaelzerbergland.de

E-Mail:           touristinormation@kv-kus.de  

 

Equipment

Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies. Cyclists can stop for refreshments in most towns and villages along the route. However, opening hours may be limited, so please make sure you carry sufficient food and drink with you.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.2 km
Duration
2:20h
Ascent
422 m
Descent
354 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Botanical highlights Scenic Refreshment stops available

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