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Lahn Valley Cycle Path - Insiders’ tip among Cyclists

picturesque towns and forest settings

Tour Map Lahn valley


Tour profile/ Level 1-2:

You cycle on mostly flat, paved hiking and cycling trails aside from traffic noise, only occasionally a few gradients must be overcome. The route is very well signposted. Most of the time the railway line runs parallel to the bike path.

Day 1: Marburg

Individual arrival. If you have enough time, you should go visit the historic old town and the Elisabeth-church.

Day 2: Marburg – Wetzlar, approx. 54 km

Let’s get started for the first stage of your journey. Today you cycle through the wide valley of the Lahn and along idyllic situated ponds to Wetzlar. Discover Wetzlar’s beautiful old town and enjoy the spicy speciality of the region - a ’Handkäs mit Musik’ (a cheese with onions in oil).

Day 3: Wetzlar – Weilburg, approx. 32 - 40 km

You leave Wetzlar by using the old medieval stone bridge. Soon you reach mine Fortuna, the only iron mine in Germany where iron mining is shown with the help of original equipment. The stage to Weilburg is unforgettable. The renaissance palace of Weilburg is located at a rock high above the river Lahn.

Day 4: Weilburg – Limburg, approx. 40 km

The course of the river winds it´s way between Taunus and Westerwald. You cycle on the asphalted path via Aumenau and Runkel to Limburg, well-known its famous cathedral.

Day 5: Limburg – Bad Ems, approx. 36 - 47 km

Today you enjoy another great scenic experience: away from all traffic the journey leads through an untouched valley from Diez to Balduinstein. This day has two ascends, of which one can be bypassed by train (11 km). Recover during a break at monastery Arnstein, at Nassau castle or in the historic tavern near the Lahn. At the end of the day you reach Bad Ems, one of the most beautiful and traditional health resorts in Germany.

Day 6: Bad Ems – Braubach/Koblenz, approx. 17 - 69 km

After 12 km the Rhine valley opens up in front of your eyes. Here you can enjoy another highlight of your journey with a trip via Boppard and St. Goar to the legendary Loreley (+29 km). You will go back to Braubach or Koblenz by ship.

Please note: If you arrive on Wednesday, due to the boat timetable a shorter boat trip to Boppart and then another 23 km cycle tour to Koblenz is planned for day 6.

Day 7: Koblenz

Individual departure or extension.


  • 6 nights in rooms with shower/bath/WC

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transport

  • 1 Boat trip on the Rhine

  • Maps- and information material/room

  • For the environment’s benefit: If you choose the digital version of the route book, you will receive a discount of € 20,- per room as a thank you!

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   06.04. - 13.04.24
    Category A
    S2   14.04. - 03.05.24
    Category A
    S3   04.05. - 20.09.24
    Category A
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    Category A
    S1   05.10. - 12.10.24
    Category A
    S1   06.04. - 13.04.24
    Category B
    S2   14.04. - 03.05.24
    Category B
    S3   04.05. - 20.09.24
    Category B
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    Category B
    S1   05.10. - 12.10.24
    Category B


    Discount additional bed in double room with min. 2 full paying adults
    0-5,99 years -100%
    6-11,99 years -50%
    12-17,99 years -25%
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/ 27-speed bike 99
    E-bike 259
    Additional nights
    Marburg Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 89/129
    Marburg Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 69/99
    Koblenz Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 85/125
    Koblenz Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 69/105
    Braubach/Koblenz - Marburg 95
    own bike on transfer 40

    * every day at 9 am., please reserve with booking

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Hotel samples

    Category A

    comfortable middle class hotels within national 3-4 star niveau, mostly in city centers. 

    Marburg: VILA VITA Marburg
    Wetzlar: Hotel Wetzlarer Hof
    Weilburg: Hotel Residenz 23, Hotel Lahnschleife
    Limburg: Vienna House Easy Limburg
    Bad Ems: Hotel Bad Emser Hof
    Koblenz: Tripp Inn City Hotel Hamm, Hotel Brenner

    Category B

    Hotels and Inns on national 2-3 star niveau, sometimes approx. 5 km from city centre.

    Marburg: VILA VITA Marburg
    Wetzlar: B&B Hotel Wetzlar
    Weilburg: Hotel Am Bahnhof
    Limburg: Hotel B4 Limburg
    Bad Ems: Aktivhotel Alter Kaiser
    Koblenz: Diehl`s Hotel

    NotePlease be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Rental bikes

    Our 7- or 27-speed-bikes

    The robust modern aluminium frame with moulded lower tube guarantees quiet running even in case of high "payload". Same applies to the steel forks. All frames are coated with a long-living and non-polluting powder lacquer showing the typical Velociped green. There are, of course, different types of frame available depending on the size of ladies and gentlemen, as the bike must fit the "rider".

    And: all ladies’ bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. 

     All 7-speed tourers have wide and comfortable gel saddles with a cushioning that offers maximum comfort even in an upright position. The seat post has a quick release skewers in order to adjust the saddle size without tools.

    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We use high-quality, sturdy and technically mature FLYER e-bikes produced by the Swiss manufacturers Biketec. The drive of e-bikes can be switched on and off, respectively at the touch of a button – at any time. Thus, you can make use of the motor for ascents or headwind only, or as permanent support enabling you to cover even larger and harder day trips without physical exertion. You’ll always reach your destination rested and relaxed. The Shimano 8-speed hub is equally graded, and the grip shifter ensures easy and smooth handling, also under load. You can therefore always select the optimal speed while at the same time using a smooth motor support.

    Power is supplied to the motor by a 36 volt/12 ampere battery according to latest lithium-ion-polymer technology standards. The battery provides support for driving distances of up to approx. 100 km per charge. Recharging takes about 5 hours for completely discharged batteries. It is not necessary to wait until the battery is discharged, recharging is possible at any time.

    Attention: Please reserve E-bikes early as they are always depending on availability.


    Our bikes are equipped with a map holder at the handlebar, a waterproof pannier on the side of the bicylcle rack and a repair kit with a backup inner tube and an emergency kit.

    Bringing own bikes

    Sure you are invited to bring you own bike which is already fitted best for your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival. Please note that we are not liable in case of damage, lost and theft. In case it breaks down, we will of course see to help you. 



    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
    From Frankfurt airport you can go to Frankfurt Central Station and then from there to Marburg by train (approx. 1,5 h, approx. € 20-30,- per person)

    Arrival by car

    Parking: parking possibilities at the start-hotels in Marburg (subject to availabiliy).

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Marburg
    From Marburg Central Station we recommend to take a taxi to your first hotel.


    Back transfer from Koblenz to Marburg every day at 9 am, arrival at approx. 11:30 am. (reservation necessary, payable in advance) see prices under section "Dates and Prices"

    Train ride from Koblenz to Marburg bookable individually >>here (1-2 changes, travel time approx. 2,5-3 h, approx. € 31-44,- per person).

    Additional information

    Please note that the "Bikeline" (route book) is only available in German and cannot be provided in English.


    Travel stories

    4,9 of 6 Stars | 4
    Great trail quality and lots to see... L.R. 10/19
    5.5 02.10.2019 | Linda R. Lahn Cycle Path

    Cycling the Lahn

    Great trail quality and lots to see.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.2 13.07.2018 | Robert L. Lahn Cycle Path

    The Enjoyable Lahn

    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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