2020
The Werra Cycle Route

The Werra Cycling Tour

From Meiningen to Hann. Münden

 Meiningen – Eisenach – Hann.Münden

  • The Thuringian forest, the Celtic Spa, the famous Wartburg
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

Tage
7

Ø km pro Tag
50

The Werra begins in the Thuringian Forest close to Rennsteig, and winds its way through the Thuringia-Hessian border area until it merges with the Fulda in Lower Saxony's Hann. Münden. For decades, it had disappeared into the former restricted zone along the border. And now beautiful countryside and cultural monuments wait to be discovered. Explore the green heart of Germany in a leisurely manner on your bike. On your way, visit the charming villages with wonderful historic quarters and small industrial towns, which experienced a turbulent past, before the Werra and Fulda rivers merge to form the Weser. About your destination: Hann. Münden, announced Alexander von Humboldt according to legend, is one of the seven most beautifully situated towns in the world!
If your tour isn't long enough, you can combine the Werra cycle path very well with a Weser Tour.

 

The Werra Cycling Tour
  • Booking Code
    NW-WRMH6
  • Start / Destination
    Meiningen / Hann. Münden
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 245 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Meiningen

The city can look back on a shining past as royal seat of the Ernestine dukes. Buildings such as the castle and the theatre testify to these times. Railway enthusiasts may also be familiar with Meiningen – the local depot is the only European company specialized in the maintenance of steam locomotives for clubs and museums.

Day 2: Meiningen – Bad Salzungen, approx. 45 km

Today you will reach Bad Salzungen, which is located between the south-west slope of the Thuringian forest and the northern slope of the anterior Rhön. Enjoy a stroll through the historical town centre, but allow for enough time for a visit to the Celtic Spa. Along with the graduation houses, it is the oldest spa in Germany; it attracts visitors with its treatment and wellness services, but also offers a modern swimming and sauna complex.

Day 3: Bad Salzungen – Dankmarshausen, approx. 40 km

Soon after you start cycling you should get off your bicycle again – the adventure mine Merkers wants to take you on an underground adventure. In Philippsthal there is a museum informing visitors about the former German-German border, and near Heringen the Monte Kali, an enormous spoil tip, attracts attention.

Day 4: Dankmarshausen – Eisenach, approx. 40 km

You will cycle to Untersuhl, where one of the few medieval round churches is located. In Hörschel you will be leaving the Werra valley to reach today´s destination, Eisenach. Here you will encounter the famous Wartburg, where European history was written. Both the Luther house and the Bach house are interesting museums, as well as the Automotive world, which is dedicated to Eisenach´s engine works and its vehicles.

Day 5: Eisenach – Eschwege, approx. 60 km

You will cycle to Creuzburg, with its lovely castle buildings and a truly ancient stone bridge. Proceed to Treffurt, with its vast variety of old timbered houses and the town of Wanfried, which was once the final destination of the Weser / Werra shipping. Your aim for today will be Eschwege, which was impressively rebuilt by Hapsburg Croats after being completely destroyed in the 30 Year War.

Day 6: Eschwege – Hann. Münden, approx. 60 km

Today's first stop is in Bad Sooden, an old spa and saline town. Here you will also find an old graduation house and a salt-inhalatorium. The tour will take you further to the beautiful cherry town of Witzenhausen, where you will find such astounding establishments as the institute for tropical agriculture. After a brief strengthening (not included) in the local inn, the Letzter Heller, you will be cycling to Hann. Münden. Let the day come to a close on a stroll through the atmospheric historical town centre and the old harbour.

Day 7: Individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast your bicycle holiday along the Werra cycle route will unfortunately come to an end. Individual departure to Meiningen (or back to your home) is possible. If you wish we can extend your stay.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival on Sundays from 07.06.2020 to 20.09.2020

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Category B

Season A

07.06. - 20.09.

Single room supplement 120

Category A

Season A

07.06. - 20.09.

Single room supplement 199

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level, category B (NW-WRMH6b)
  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level, category A (NW-WRMH6a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Hann. Münden
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 2 years

-100%

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From 3 to 2 years

-50%

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From 6 to 13 years

-25%

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From 14 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

120 €

199 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Hann. Münden

45 €

79 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Meiningen

55 €

75 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Hann. Münden

59 €

99 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Meiningen

75 €

109 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Hann. Münden - Meiningen

60 €

60 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear women's and men's bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 27-gear women's and men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Panniers, puncture repair kit and bicycle lock
on request: odometer, card holder (please specify in your booking)

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Rental Bikes

7- or 27-gear Rental Bikes

69 €

E-bike

179 €

The Werra Cycling Tour
  • Booking Code
    NW-WRMH6
  • Start / Destination
    Meiningen / Hann. Münden
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 245 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    The route mainly runs on even and paved cycle paths and quiet side streets, you will encounter denser traffic very rarely.
  • Parking Information
    Parking possibilities near the start hotel, limited parking spaces at the start hotel (both categories).
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return to Meiningen
    Optional with a minibus (only on Saturdays), takes approx. 3 hours, departure at 09:00 a.m, must be stated at the time of booking. 
    Alternatively self-organised by train, connections every hour, 1 – 3 changes, duration approx. 3,5 – 5 hours.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

Tage
7

Ø km pro Tag
50