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Mountainbike Rundweg 9 Brückenauer Runde - Bad Brückenau - Rhön

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In the beautiful Sinntal there are numerous natural and cultural sights to see. The mountain bike circuit for past some of these destinations.
difficult
Distance 57.8 km
7:15 h
1,232 m
1,232 m
638 m
267 m
The mountain bike tour 9 begins in the state spa Bad Brückenau. The German Bicycle Museum is located there in an Art Nouveau building, the "Villa Flüglein". Since 2004, more than 230 vehicles have been on display for visitors in the museum's rooms. The path leads from the Bad Brückenau public baths to the 660 m high "Dreistelz" - on one of the longest and most beautiful but also most demanding trails in the Rhön. There are almost 400 vertical meters between the Bad Brückenau state spa and the summit of the "Dreistelz"! In addition, there is another 20 vertical meters for those who climb the lookout tower on the Dreistelz. But from there you have a fantastic view of the Sinntal, the Rhön and the Spessart.

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.

Author’s recommendation

To complete your cycling holiday in the Rhön, you should definitely visit the German Bicycle Museum.
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Katharina Happel
Update: September 14, 2022
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Highest point
638 m
Lowest point
267 m
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Track types

Asphalt 9.18%Dirt road 39.68%Forested/wild trail 28.50%Path 18.99%Road 3.51%Unknown 0.10%
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5.3 km
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23 km
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16.5 km
Path
11 km
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2 km
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0.1 km
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Safety information

The 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

Start

Bad Brückenau, Staatsbad (285 m)
Coordinates:
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50.302335, 9.745596
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50°18'08.4"N 9°44'44.1"E
UTM
32U 553098 5572512
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Destination

Bad Brückenau, Staatsbad

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Public transport

The Staatsbad Bad Brückenau can be reached via regional bus lines. The following lines of the district of Bad Kissingen stop at Staatsbad Bad Brückenau, Schlosspark:
  • Line 8054: Bad Brücknau - Motten - Fulda
  • Line 8056: Bad Brückenau - Jossa
  • Line 8113: Bad Brückenau - Bad Kissingen
  • Line 8230 - Baederlandbus: Bad Brückenau - Bad Bocklet - Bad Kissingen - Bad Neustadt (Saale) - Bad Königshofen i.Gr.

Getting there

Coming 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

  • Parking lot, Amand-von-Buseck-Straße, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoogleMaps
  • Parking log, Heinrich-von-Bibra-Straße, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

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50.302335, 9.745596
DMS
50°18'08.4"N 9°44'44.1"E
UTM
32U 553098 5572512
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • PUBLICPRESS: Mountainbikekarte Rhön 1 : 50 000, ISBN 978-3899204551
  • KOMPASS Verlag: Fahrradkarte Rhön, Fulda 1 : 70 000, ISBN 978-3990448199 

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Equipment

There 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)
  • provisions

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Difficulty
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Distance
57.8 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
1,232 m
Descent
1,232 m
Highest point
638 m
Lowest point
267 m
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