Unstrut cycle path
From the source to
to the mouth.
A bike tour is a nice way to discover the places and sights along the Unstrut Cycle Path.
Listening points along the Unstrut cycle path
Anyone who rides the Unstrut Cycle Path has about 190 kilometers to cover from its source in Kefferhausen in Thuringia to where it flows into the Saale at Blütengrund near Naumburg. From now on, a ride will be even more exciting, because curious people can now have something told about interesting places along the cycle path at any time.
For this purpose, listening points were developed together with regional local experts, which are played back via cell phone. The Unstrut Cycle Path becomes a listening experience!
A bike tour
A bike tour is a nice way to discover the places and sights along the Unstrut Cycle Path. From the source of the Unstrut west of Kefferhausen in Eichsfeld, Thuringia, to the mouth of the Saale in Blütengrund near Naumburg, the Unstrut measures about 192 kilometers. The Unstrut Cycle Path is particularly popular with families, family enthusiasts and touring cyclists.
Long distance cycle route connected
Overall, the bike path is connected to numerous well-known long-distance bike paths. The Unstrut source is connected with the Kanonenbahnradweg to the Werra-Radweg and thus to the Weser-Radweg and Thuringian Forest. Another combination is the Leineradweg from Heiligenstadt. In Naumburg Blütengrund you can combine the Unstrut and Saaleradweg to the Saale-Unstrut-Radweg by setting out on round trips through the wine region.
The cycle path along the Unstrut passes charming villages and towns, such as
Dingelstädt, Mühlhausen, Bad Langensalza, Sömmerda, Heldrungen, Artern, Roßleben, Nebra, Laucha as well as Freyburg (Unstrut)
and leads through
the Reiser Valley, the Unstrut Valley Nature Reserve, the Thuringian Gate and the Saale-Unstrut-Triasland Nature Park.
The Hainich National Park is also not far away. Marvel at old castles, important monasteries and churches, beautiful parks, water mills and historical museums along the way. Tip: Plan a little more time and make a detour to the 10 km long Kanonenbahnradweg near Dingelstädt. It leads along an old cannon railroad line through several tunnels and viaducts and offers a magnificent view into the valley.
Stages of the Unstrut Cycle Path
Are you planning a tour on the Unstrut Cycle Path? Then feel free to take a look around here. You will find further information on the stages, bike-friendly hosts, information on arrival and departure, bike rental and luggage transport.
The typical Thuringian towns of Mühlhausen with its historic old town and the Mühlhausen plum jam, the spa and rose town of Bad Langensalza and Sömmerda, well-known industrial town, make the cycle path unmistakable. The castle Gebesee, the moated castle Heldrungen, the model railway Wiehe or the Ark Nebra, not far from the discovery site of the sky disk - to name just a few of the attractions - are waiting to be "driven". In the direction of Naumburg, you cycle through the northernmost German quality wine-growing region of Saale-Unstrut, past spectacular vineyard slopes and the Rotkäppchen sparkling wine cellars, to the Naumburger Blütengrund and end at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naumburg Cathedral. Here there is a direct connection to the Saaleradweg. Other connecting cycle paths include the Unstrut-Werra Cycle Path, the Unstrut-Leine Cycle Path, the Red and Yellow Route Hainich National Park, the Kneipp and Small Railway Cycle Path, the Gera Cycle Path, the Laura Cycle Path, the Path to the Stone Age, the Kyffhäuser Cycle Path and the Saale-Unstrut-Elster Cycle Night.
The Unstrut is also ideal for water sports. Families as well as groups and individual travelers get their money's worth here. There are various interfaces between the water hiking trail and the bike trail, which can be used well on both sides. On our homepage you will find tour tips, providers as well as information about locks and for canoeists.
The Unstrut cycle path is well signposted and is suitable for relaxed cycling tours for young and old. Therefore, it is also a particularly popular bike path with families, as there are few climbs. The entire bike path can be conveniently divided into 6 stages or into a sporty 3-day tour.