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National Park Cycle Route

· 3 reviews · Bike Riding · Hunsrück-Hochwald
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Well-signposted circular route around the national park. Mainly routing over field and forest paths, there are still some coarsely graveled passages to be overcome.
difficult
Distance 89.1 km
7:00 h
1,436 m
1,436 m
779 m
391 m
Wonderful circular route around the entire Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. The tour leads to all national park gates (sometimes not directly on the route, but the access roads are well signposted), through quiet forest passages and stream valleys and again and again up to the Hunsrück heights with their great views. In several places there is the possibility to leave the circuit and shorten it via designated crossings through the national park. It should be noted that the crossings are sometimes significantly steeper than the actual round trip, and the road surface can also be more difficult to drive.

Author’s recommendation

It is essential to plan time for the national park gates, the water knowledge center, a picnic on the way and many other exciting points along the way
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Sandra Wenz
Update: August 11, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
This field is not yet translated into the selected language., 779 m
Lowest point
This field is not yet translated into the selected language., 391 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.37%Dirt road 57.36%Forested/wild trail 14.32%Path 0.60%Road 18.92%Unknown 3.38%
Asphalt
4.8 km
Dirt road
51.1 km
Forested/wild trail
12.8 km
Path
0.5 km
Road
16.9 km
Unknown
3 km
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Rest stops

Campingplatz Sensweiler Mühle
Gasthof Zuck
Restaurant Harfenmühle
Golfplatz Kirschweiler
kDw – kleine Dorfwirtschaft
Sportlerheim Leisel
Landgasthaus und Partyservice Böß in Schwollen
Haus Wurzelsepp
Hunsrück Ferienpark Hambachtal
Hunsrück Ferienpark Hambachtal
Bistro No.10 am Golfpark Bostalsee
Le Temple
Gasthaus Köhlerhütte
Köhlerhütte
Forellenhof Trauntal
Nationalparktor Hunsrückhaus
Hotel-Restaurant Steuer

Safety information

The route is partly paved, partly gravel. Be careful especially with the transitions.

Observe the traffic rules, pay attention to other road users and drive at an appropriate speed, especially on the descents. Show consideration for other cyclists and pedestrians.

Tips and hints

You can find more information about bike tours around the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park at www.nationalparkregion-hunsrueck-hochwald.de

Start

At many points along the tour it is easy to get started, the tour is integrated into the cycle path network and for those arriving by car there are numerous free parking spaces near the route (509 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.775072, 7.198090
DMS
49°46'30.3"N 7°11'53.1"E
UTM
32U 370264 5515180
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Destination

any

Turn-by-turn directions

The recorded track begins in Sensweiler and goes clockwise around the national park. However, this is purely coincidental and does not represent a recommendation, everyone will reach the route from different directions and can get on anywhere. If you come by car and bring your bike, you can, for example, come to the Hunsrückhaus am Erbeskopf and park there, alternatively, for example, at the Celtic ring wall in Otzenhausen or at the Wasser-Wissens-Werk in Katzenloch (Kempfeld).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • The Celtic ring wall in Otzenhausen is easily accessible by public transport, and the tour can be started here.
  • By train to the Türkismühle train station (every hour from Mainz or Saarbrücken)
  • From here on continue by bus to Otzenhausen; Stop: Ringwall

Getting there

For example, if you want to drive to Erbeskopf by car and start cycling from there, take the B 327 or B 269 and follow the signs for "Wintersportzentrum Erbeskopf".

Parking

There are numerous free parking spaces along the route

Coordinates

DD
49.775072, 7.198090
DMS
49°46'30.3"N 7°11'53.1"E
UTM
32U 370264 5515180
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Bike flyer of the national park region with a small overview map, to be ordered from ti@erbeskopf.de

Author’s map recommendations

Leisure map "All around the Erbeskopf" on a scale of 1: 35,000. The map covers the entire region, including cycling and hiking trails as well as excursion tips. It can be ordered for 5 € plus shipping costs at ti@erbeskopf.de

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Equipment

Roadworthy bikes and helmets should go without saying. The tour is unsuitable for racing bikes as there are sections of gravel to overcome.
  • helmet    
  • Cell phone with a full battery    
  • Cash, ID   
  • Navigation device, maps
  • Air pump / compressed air cylinder
  • Replacement hose
  • Sufficient drinks
  • Energy bar / gel
  • Wind / rain jacket

Questions and answers

Question from Birgit Storr · July 28, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Sandra Wenz · July 29, 2021 · Birkenfelder Land
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Rating

4.0
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F. Müller
July 05, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2022
Johannes Kirch
September 04, 2021 · Community
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Peter Lang
July 05, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2020
Photo: Peter Lang, Community

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
89.1 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,436 m
Descent
1,436 m
Highest point
779 m
Lowest point
391 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Botanical highlights Flora and fauna

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