The tour takes us back to the Sinntal. After the 20?? On the newly built "Sinntalbrücke" on the A7, we touch the town of Riedenberg and continue uphill in the direction of the Wildflecken military training area. This was built in 1938. Many small Rhön villages were resettled, and a number of popular excursion destinations were no longer accessible. Unfortunately, this has remained the case to this day. At the border of the military training area, at the exit of the so-called "Hirschgraben", a geological formation worth seeing - the "Big Stones" awaits those who are not afraid of a short walk. Huge sandstones are scattered indiscriminately in the forest. But it is a naturally formed rock formation - without human intervention. The same applies to the "Langen Steine" which we reach a short time later - this time without walking. The "long stones" are also a natural formation of red sandstone, which arose in the Triassic period around 245 million years ago. In the Triassic period (Buntsandsein, Muschelkalk, Keuper) the rocks characteristic of the Rhön, Buntsandstein and Muschelkalk, were formed. Only the younger and thus uppermost deposits of the Keuper have already been completely worn down by erosion. The volcanism that transformed the Rhön into such a unique low mountain range only took place a few million years later, in the Tertiary.
We reach the village of Volkers with the "Volkersberg" monastery. In addition to gastronomy, a youth education center with accommodation and the monastery church, you will also find a high ropes course here. Via many natural paths and narrow trails, we return to the state baths in Bad Brückenau, the starting point of our tour.
Safety informationThe tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).
We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.
- In the Rhön, the paths are shared. With mutual consideration, nobody has to get angry.
- Trails and paths are the best. Across the meadow - you can't do it!
- Take the memory with you and your garbage!
- Never drive faster than you can stop.
- At night (and in winter) the forest belongs to the animals.
We recommend that you only ride the mountain bike trails in the summer season (May-October).
Tips and hints
Getting thereComing from the north of the A7 motorway, you can reach the Bad Brückenau/Vokers exit, which is where you exit the motorway. Now follow the B27 in the direction of Bad Brückenau. The city center can be reached in a few minutes by car. The path to the state baths leads through it to a set of traffic lights. There you turn right and continue to follow the B27. Approximately one kilometer further follow the signs onto the St2289. You will now reach the Staatsbad and can park in one of the parking lots there.
If you are coming from the south on the A7, take the Bad Brückenau/Wildflecken exit on the way to the starting point of the Königsweg extra tour. Here you then follow the B286 in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Follow the main road that bends and drive about one kilometer on the B27 before continuing on the St2289 in the direction of Staatsbad Bad Brückenau. You will soon reach this and the parking facilities there.
- Parking lot, Amand-von-Buseck-Straße, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoogleMaps
- Parking log, Heinrich-von-Bibra-Straße, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoogleMaps
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EquipmentThere are numerous recommendations for the right equipment on a mountain bike tour. We recommend that you take a look at the BIKE BOOKLET. This was written for you by mountain bikers and subject matter experts. Among other things, the following is recommended for the equipment:
- Helmet / gloves / (sun) glasses
- Matching backpack with rain cover
- tools and spare parts
- Warming / cooling clothing
- First aid kit
- Orientation aids such as a map or navigation system
- Security (mobile phone, money, ID card, debit card, sunscreen)
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