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Kraut und Rüben Cycle Route

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    Photo: Christian Ernst, Südpfalz-Tourismus Landkreis Germersheim e.V.
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The Kraut und Rüben Cycle Route is particularly suited to recreational cyclists, as there are numerous delicacies to be sampled along the way.
moderate
Distance 139.7 km
8:00 h
358 m
318 m
218 m
99 m

The themed agricultural cycling route runs from Bockenheim through the vineyards of the Palatinate and the Upper Rhine Plain to Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the German-French border. It passes countless vineyards, corn fields and tobacco plantations, orchards and vegetable crops. The route allows cyclists to trace the agricultural process from production through to marketing and enjoyment of delicious culinary fare. There are plenty of farms along the route to provide a first-hand experience of agriculture, but not only that – official partners known as “Kraut und Rüben Cycle Route Stations” serve up typical regional produce and specialities.  All member farms have a turnip logo on their sign.

There is plenty to discover, both on and off the route, such as the rope course in the Fun Forest Adventure Park in Kandel, and Kakteenland in Steinfeld, which is home to more than 1 million different cacti.

The predominantly flat terrain means that this cycle route is extremely family-friendly and is also recommended for recreational cyclists. A special Kraut und Rüben Cycle Route activity day is organised on the second Sunday in June each year.

Author’s recommendation

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Jens Weinand
Update: August 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
218 m
Lowest point
99 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 26.97%Dirt road 53.18%Forested/wild trail 7.11%Path 1.76%Road 10.87%Unknown 0.09%
Asphalt
37.7 km
Dirt road
74.3 km
Forested/wild trail
9.9 km
Path
2.5 km
Road
15.2 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Cafe Ideal im Haus der Deutschen Weinstraße
Fisch-Restaurant Alte Post
Schickes Markthalle
Hotel-Restaurant Zeiskamer Mühle
WeinROT
Steverding's Isenhof
Eisoase Ottersheim
Brauerei Ottersheimer Bärenbräu
Hofmarkt Zapf H.B.C. GbR
Adamshof
Hotel-Restaurant "Zum Riesen"
Koch's Restaurant
Waldbistro "Fun For Rest" im AbenteuerPark Kandel
Naturfreundehaus Bienwald
Dorfladen Freckenfeld

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Bockenheim (158 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.609190, 8.181551
DMS
49°36'33.1"N 8°10'53.6"E
UTM
32U 440870 5495501
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Destination

Schweigen-Rechtenbach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point, the House of the German Wine Route in Bockenheim, the cycle route leads south through Grünstadt and Großkarlbach to Freinsheim, which has a lovingly restored town wall. It continues via Weisenheim am Sand, Friedelsheim and Niederkirchen to Haßloch, famous for its Holiday Park theme park. From here, it heads through the wine villages of Lachen-Speyerdorf and Duttweiler to Altdorf, where the cycle route branches east and continues towards the Rhine Plain. In Schwegenheim, the path turns again to the south-west and passes through Zeiskam and Offenbach an der Queich to Herxheim bei Landau.  Passing tobacco plantations and vegetable crops, the cycle route continues via Kandel and Steinfeld to the German Wine Gate in Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the German-French border. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Bockenheim on the German Wine Route

Getting there

A61 to the Worms exit, then continue on the B47 to Bockenheim

Parking

Coordinates

DD
49.609190, 8.181551
DMS
49°36'33.1"N 8°10'53.6"E
UTM
32U 440870 5495501
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kraut & Rüben
Südpfalz Küche, Band 3
Fotografiert von Christian Ernst
80 Seiten, broschiert.
12,99 EUR
ISBN 978-3939427-414
Knecht Verlag Landau

Author’s map recommendations

»Die Pfalz.Radkarte« im Maßstab 1: 160.000, die neben Infos zu mehr als 30 Radrouten auch E-Bike-Verleih und Ladestationen enthält. Zu bestellen unter www.pfalz.de/informationsmaterial

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Ralph Zurmühlen
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
139.7 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
358 m
Descent
318 m
Highest point
218 m
Lowest point
99 m
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