Apart from an extensive network of well-mapped regional cycle routes, another great route to discover is the Nahe cycle way (Naheradweg) from Bingen to Bostalsee lake. The section from Bad Kreuznach and Bad Sobernheim – along the Nahe all the way – has relatively few ascents and the surface condition is excellent. This must be one of Germany’s most stunning cycle routes. Bad Kreuznach is an ideal starting point for shorter trips of up to around 45 kilometres through Rhenish Hesse or through the picturesque Alsenz valley.
Planning your own route is simple with 100 kilometres of clearly signposted cycle paths.
Contact the tourist information centre, tel. +49(0)671 8360050, for tips and information.
The tourist information office in Haus des Gastes has a range of cycle maps showing all local and regional cycle routes between the rivers Alsenz, Glan, Nahe and Mosel. Phone +49(0)671 8360050 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Detailed map of the 128 km Nahe cycle path and 500 km of connecting paths
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Detailed description including links to the Mosel and Rhine cycle ways. Detailed information on cycle shops and sights.
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128 km from Bingen to Bad Kreuznach, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Bad Sobernheim, Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld and Nohfelden.
The route runs along the River Nahe. Just hop on the regional train if you get tired – the route follows the train line.
Sections: Bingen – Bad Sobernheim: 47 km, Bad Sobernheim – Idar-Oberstein: 34 km – Idar-Oberstein to the end: 47 km.
From Bingen to Bad Kreuznach, the route runs across the flood plain and the scenery is quite simply stunning. Once you reach Bad Kreuznach, you cross the Old Town and spa district to the ruggedly beautiful rocky landscape that follows. The cycle way then continues to Bad Sobernheim via the vineyards of Niederhausen. Cyclists of all abilities will have no trouble as far as Idar-Oberstein. The section that follows is more demanding.
Route: Bad Kreuznach – Rüdesheim – Weinsheim – Burgsponheim – Bockenau – Allenfeld – Argenschwang– Wallhausen– Dalberg – Gutenberg – Bad Kreuznach
Distance: 34 km, ascent: 330 metres
A lovely cycle tour with a stiff climb after Bockenau. This former narrow-gauge railway line runs through gently rolling hills.
Naheland cycle map No. 12
Route: Bad Kreuznach – Rüdesheim – Weinsheim – Schloßböckelheim – Bad Kreuznach
28 km, 165 metres’ ascent
Extremely easy route with only two noticeable climbs. Long, level sections through low-lying hills and vineyards.
Bad Kreuznach – on the Nahe cycle way through the “saline valley” – Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg along the River Alsenz to Altenbamberg – Steigerhof – Fürfeld – Neu-Bamberg – Frei-Laubersheim – Volxheim – Pleitersheim – Pfaffen-Schwabenheim – Biebelsheim – Gensingen – Bad Kreuznach
Distance: 47 km, ascent: 350 metres. Long and steady ascent from Altenbamberg onwards.
A tour through beautiful and varied landscape, largely along quiet classified roads.
Bad Kreuznach – Bosenheim – Pfaffen-Schwabenheim – Badenheim – Wöllstein – Neu-Bamberg to Münsterappel and via Kalkofen on to Alsenz. A regional train runs from Alsenz back to Bad Kreuznach (bikes allowed!).
This river valley route uses cycle paths and quiet roads.
30 km, slight ascent