Cycle rides along the former railway line

"The scenery is absolutely stunning." That is the verdict of people who have already ridden along this track. Thanks to its route along the Volcano Cycle Trail, the Milseburg Cycle Trail, through the Ulster Valley and along the Solztal Cycle Trail, the track is a great joy, even for those who don't cycle regularly. The alternative route through the Kinzig Valley and along the "Südbahn" Cycle Trail also promises really pleasurable cycling.

A large part of the trail runs along the former railway line away from normal road traffic and offers cyclists a smooth surface and moderate gradients of no more than 3 %. And on the downhill stretches, there is no need to pedal at all!

The nature parks in Spessart, Vogelsberg and Rhön offer panoramic views.
  Nature-lovers will delight in the vistas, the beech forests and the water meadows along the Nidder, Schlitz, Fulda and Ulster rivers.

And there is no lack of cultural highlights either. The Philippsruhe Palace, the
'Barbarossa City' of Gelnhausen, the World of the Celts at Glauberg, half-timbered houses in Lauterbach, the fortified old town of Schlitz, the Baroque town of Fulda and Bad Hersfeld, a town known for its spa and festival plays, all add to the enjoyment of the tour. The Point Alpha memorial and museum is also just under 4 km from the trail and is well worth a detour.

In addition to nature and the sights, there are also sports and recreational facilities available along the route. The beautifully appointed spas in Bad Soden-Salmünster, Herbstein, Fulda and Bad Hersfeld make for a wonderfully relaxing day at the spa and sauna. "Die Welle" (The Wave) in Lauterbach and the "Ulsterwelle" in Hilders are inviting places to go and have fun in the water.

From a one-day outing to the 400 km circular tour:
the excellent rail links, as well as the 'cycle buses' in the summer months, make getting here very easy and offer many different variations on the tour. To the south, the River Main Cycle Trail is a good alternative to the train as a way of getting from Frankfurt to Hanau. To the north, the cycle tracks on the Weser, Fulda and Werra are ideal approach routes for touring cyclists.