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Glan-Blies Cycle Route

Bicycle Touring · Pfälzer Bergland und Donnersberg · Open
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From France through the eastern Saarland and the North Palatinate to the Naheland, the cycle route runs along the Blies and Glan, two of the most important tributaries of the Saar and Nahe rivers. With no long climbs, just a few short ascents on designated paths, this cycle route is straightforward and safe for everyone.
Open
moderate
Distance 75.2 km
4:35 h
579 m
693 m
263 m
132 m

The cross-border Glan-Blies Cycle Route runs for 130 km from Sarreguemines in Lorraine through the Bliestal valley and the Kuseler Musikantenland along the Glan to Staudernheim (Nahe). The route’s proximity to the rivers gives it a flat profile and also offers a unique range of very diverse landscapes. For long stretches, the path follows disused railway tracks, or runs parallel with the draisine railway line, away from busy roads. The route is therefore particularly suitable for families with children.

The Glan-Blies Cycle Route connects to the Saarland network in the south-west and merges onto the Nahe Cycle Route in the north. Between Waldmoor and Altenglan, it shares a section of the Rhineland-Palatinate Cycle Route.

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Julia Bingeser / Jürgen Wachowski
Update: February 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
263 m
Lowest point
132 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 18.14%Dirt road 39.48%Forested/wild trail 9.64%Path 16.82%Road 15.89%
Asphalt
13.6 km
Dirt road
29.7 km
Forested/wild trail
7.3 km
Path
12.6 km
Road
12 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant und Café Fischerhütte Waldmohr
Ohmbachsee Lake
Kiosk am Ohmbachsee
Landgut Jungfleisch
Landgasthof Bauernstube
Buchwaldhütte
Hotel-Restaurant Zum Remigiusland
Gasthaus Born
Café Veldenzer Mühle
Waldhotel Felschbachhof
Zum Steinernen Mann
Landgasthof "Zum Steinernen Mann"
Gaststätte Sportheim
Katja's Café Herzhaft
Schankwirtschaft "Die Bud"
Hotel Pfälzer Hof
Lauterecker Brauhaus
Weinhotel Meisenheimer Hof

Safety information

Cyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).

Tips and hints

Feedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: radwege@lbm.rlp.de www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).

Start

Waldmohr (251 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.374471, 7.354749
DMS
49°22'28.1"N 7°21'17.1"E
UTM
32U 380569 5470386
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Destination

Staudernheim

Turn-by-turn directions

Waldmohr – Altenglan approx. 30 km
Varied landscapes and paths. From Waldmohr, the route continues along the former Glan Valley Railway. After Schönenberg-Kübelberg, it is worth taking a detour to Lake Ohmbachsee and the Diamond-Cutting Museum (alternative route 1). Here you can enjoy views of a natural area that has been untouched for many years. This cycle route is characterised by pretty towns, direct access to restaurants along the route, and quiet side streets with no traffic.

Altenglan - Staudernheim, approx. 40 km
From Altenglan, the cycle route runs largely parallel to the draisine railway line. The beautiful landscape contains a wealth of hidden gems for the cyclist to discover. The bike almost seems to coast along by itself through the Glan river valley. Anyone who fancies a little climb can pedal their way up the alternative route past Hirsauer Kapelle church. (Alternative route 2) There is plenty of hustle and bustle at Lauterecker train station – change onto the draisine railway line (reservation required), pick up the Lauter Valley Cycle Route or stop for some cool refreshment. The cycle route follows the Glan through the fields, where there is magic in the air. The next stop on the route is Meisenheim: the historic old town is well worth a detour. The mouth of the Nahe is already in sight as you reach the ruined monastery of Disibodenberg, where Hildegard von Bingen lived and worked. The Glan-Blies Cycle Route joins the Nahe Cycle Route at the draisine railway line booking office in Staudernheim.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

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49.374471, 7.354749
DMS
49°22'28.1"N 7°21'17.1"E
UTM
32U 380569 5470386
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Radwanderkarte der Ortsgemeinde Waldmohr; 

Tourist-Information Oberes Glantal  ;

Rathausstraße, 8, 66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg, Tel.: 06373 504-0, E-Mail: poststelle@vgog.de ;

www.pfaelzerbergland.de ;

 

Author’s map recommendations

Radwanderkarte der Ortsgemeinde Waldmohr;

Kostenlose Übersichtskarte "Radeln im Pfälzer Berggland"   - touristinformation@kv-kus.de ;

Topographische Karte 1:25.000 - "Westpfalz Mitte - Pfälzer Bergland und Westpfälzische Moorniederung";

Tourist-Information Oberes Glantal  ;

Rathausstraße, 8, 66901 Schönenberg-Kübelberg, Tel.: 06373 504-0, E-Mail: poststelle@vgog.de ;

Unterkunftsverzeichnis und Gastronomieführer der Urlaubsregion ; 

www.pfaelzerbergland.de ;

www.radwanderland.de  (verantwortlich für Infrastruktur und Wegebeschreibung)

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Equipment

Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
75.2 km
Duration
4:35 h
Ascent
579 m
Descent
693 m
Highest point
263 m
Lowest point
132 m
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