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Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route

Themed route · Palatinate
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  • Museum im Westrich
    / Museum im Westrich
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Burg Nanstein
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Historische Altstadt Landstuhl
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Bärenlochweiher in Kindsbach
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Silbersee bei Kindsbach
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Freizeitbad Azur
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
  • / Naherholungsgebiet Seewoog in Miesenbach
    Photo: Dorothee Müller, Pfalz Touristik e.V.
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Medium to difficult due to the steep ascent onto Sickingen Heights.
- 29 km of agricultural roads and forest tracks
- 2 km of cycle paths
- 8 km on urban roads with no cycle paths
- 2 km on rural roads with no cycle paths
- 34 km of asphalt
- 7 km of crushed brick/stone surfaces

- Ramstein-Miesenbach - Kindsbach, 11 km (30 m of ascent, 20 m of descent): On flat paths through the eastern foothills of Landstuhl Marsh.
- Kindsbach - Weselberg, 14.5 km (305 m of ascent, 110 m of descent): Up onto Sickingen Heights with around 140 m of ascent along approx. 3 km of remote forest roads. Following this exertion, there is a smaller climb from Bann which covers 80 m of ascent over a distance of 1.5 km. From here, there is a flat section along the plateau towards the south.
- Weselberg - Thaleischweiler-Fröschen, 16.1 km (20 m of ascent / 215 m of descent): The last third of the route takes riders downhill through the beautiful natural scenery of the Schauertal valley, where plenty of information, rest stops and playgrounds are available in the area around the Weihermühle.

moderate
40.3 km
3:27 h
482 m
474 m

Starting in Miesenbach, the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route heads alongside the road to Ramstein. Here it is worth visiting the Museum im Westrich. The cycle path continues through drained moorland into the Sickingen town of Landstuhl.  Here, the city section of the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route branches off the main route and takes cyclists through the historic old town with its half-timbered houses, bourgeois villas and historic 19th-century buildings up to the city’s most famous landmark, Nanstein Castle. The castle was built by Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa in 1150 and provides the backdrop for the Landstuhler Burgspiele theatre shows in summer.
The main route of the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route runs along the outskirts of the city past Silbersee lake to Kindsbach. The cycle path continues along well-defined forest tracks to the Forsthaus Kahlenberg lodge, where the city section rejoins the main route. The cycle path passes the sports field as it continues to Bann. From here, the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route climbs sharply onto the Sickingen Heights. The cycle path runs along the ridge for around 10 kilometres, and gives cyclists the impression of flying above the whole region as they enjoy stunning views.

Author’s recommendation

In even-numbered years, the “Autofreies Wallhalbtal” cycling event takes place in spring. Cars are banned from the Wallhalb valley for a day from the Sickingen town of Landstuhl to Wallhalben and Thaleischweiler-Fröschen.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Dorothee Müller
Updated: January 30, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
454 m
Lowest point
227 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Equipment

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

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

Rarnstein-Miesenbach: Barbarossa-Radweg (231 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.456629, 7.552831
UTM
32U 395123 5479225

Destination

Thaleischweiler-Fröschen: Priminius-Radweg

Turn-by-turn directions

At McDonald’s on the corner of Am Koehlwäldchen and Merkurstraße, the Landstuhl City Route branches off from the main Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route. The City Route continues straight ahead along Untere Eisenbahnstraße where, just before the railway line, it branches off to the left onto a shared footpath and cycle trail to the train station. The route continues through the railway underpass as far as Bahnstraße. Turning left, the route continues 50 metres along Bahnstraße and then turns right into Vordere Imser Straße and continues straight ahead to the next crossroads. Here the cycle path branches off to the left into Wiesenstraße, which it follows for about 100 metres to Gartenstraße. It continues to the right past the Stadthalle Landstuhl civic hall until it reaches Kaiserstraße. It then turns left at the traffic lights into Ludwigstraße. The route continues straight on past the Alte Kapelle church and alongside the historic old town, which is home to the Villa Benzino and the Alter Markt market. At the corner of Ludwigstraße, Hauptstraße and Weiherstraße, the route crosses Hauptstraße and continues straight ahead into Schloßstraße. After just under 200 metres, the cycle path turns sharply left into Burgweg. The route leads steeply uphill to the main landmark in the Sickingen town of Landstuhl, Nanstein Castle. The route continues uphill again along Burgweg into Landstuhl’s Melkerei district. The route continues straight through the residential area on Auf der Pick and Pont-à-Mousson-Ring until it reaches the outskirts of the town. It then continues straight ahead along a good forest track until it reaches the Forsthaus Kahlenberg lodge, where the City Route rejoins the main Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route.

The main Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route branches off to the left at McDonald’s into Merkurstraße, which it follows to Daimlerstraße. Turning left, the cycle path continues along Daimlerstraße to Am Harzofen. It continues straight ahead past Silbersee lake until it reaches the outskirts of Kindsbach. At the end of Mühlstraße, the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route turns right into Eisenbahnstraße, crosses under the railway line and continues straight ahead to the corner of Eisenbahnstraße and Hirtenpfad. Here the route first branches off to the left into Hirtenpfad and then after around 200 metres turns right into Marktstraße and follows it as far as the traffic lights. It then turns right and continues to the next traffic lights on Kaiserstraße. Here the cycle route turns left into Hörnchenstraße and follows it until the turn-off for the agricultural road. The agricultural road leads uphill to the Forsthaus Kahlenberg lodge, where the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route rejoins the City Route. The route continues along good, part-asphalt forest tracks to the sports field in the municipality of Bann. It continues straight on for about 300 metres along Am Sportplatz before turning left onto an agricultural road to the outskirts of Bann. The cycle route makes its way along Waldstraße as far as the roundabout on Hauptstraße. Take a left onto Hauptstraße and continue for 200 metres. At the junction with Goethestraße, turn right and then immediately left into Schillerstraße.

The Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route heads steeply up Schillerstraße onto Sickingen Heights. Past the green waste collection point, turn left onto the K60 and continue to the junction with the K61. Here the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route picks up the roadside cycle path along the K60 and follows it to the outskirts of Weselberg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is a direct rail connection to the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route in:
- Miesenbach, Ramstein and Landstuhl: Railway line from Kusel  Landstuhl - Kaiserslautern 
- Landstuhl and Kindsbach: Railway line from Saarbrücken - Kaiserslautern 
- Thaleischweiler-Fröschen: Railway line from Saarbrücken -Zweibrücken - Pirmasens
The South-Western Palatinate is well served by the two railway lines from Zweibrücken to Landau, and Kaiserslautern to Pirmasens. Trains run hourly in all directions with precise connections to mainline routes. Services run daily, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. All trains have special bicycle and multipurpose carriages.
Passengers can travel with bicycles free of charge from Monday to Friday after 9 a.m., and on weekends and public holidays. Great ticket offers, for instance the Deutsche Bahn’s Rheinland-Pfalz-Ticket and the Gruppenticket 24+ group ticket available from the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN), also make the train a cheap way to travel.

Getting there

When travelling by car, any town can be chosen as the starting point of the Sickinger Mühlen Cycle Route. The (South) Western Palatinate is easily accessible by car from
The north                     via the A6, A62 and B270
The south and east    via the A65 and B10
The west                       via the A6, A8 and A62

Parking

Parking is available mainly at the rail halts, at Silbersee lake in Kindsbach, and at the sports field in Bann.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

bikeline - Radatlas Westpfalz erschienen im Esterbauer Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-85000-261-5 Preis: 12,90 € ADFC-Regionalkarte "Pfalz" erschienen im Bielefelder Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-87073-474-9 Preis: 6,80 €

Author’s map recommendations

Radkarte "Radeln im Westen der Pfalz", kostenlos erhältlich bei dem Touristikbüro Landkreis Kaiserslautern. Radkarte "Radwege in der Südwestpfalz", kostenlos erhältlich bei dem Verkehrsverein Süwestpfalz e.V.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
40.3 km
Duration
3:27h
Ascent
482 m
Descent
474 m
In and out Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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