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E-Bike-Tour for the Rhön sheep - Rhön

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  • Radom Wasserkuppe mit Wanderern
    / Radom Wasserkuppe mit Wanderern
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / DER HOCHRHÖNER auf der Wasserkuppe
    Photo: Wolfgang Fallier, CC0, Rhön GmbH
  • / Blick auf Wüstensachsen
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Blick auf Wüstensachsen
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Eisgraben in der Rhön
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Eisgraben in der Rhön
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Paddelteich Wüstensachsen
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Paddelteich Wüstensachsen
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Auf der Wasserkuppe
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Auf der Wasserkuppe
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Radom auf der Wasserkuppe
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Auf der Wasserkuppe
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
  • / Zwischen Schwarzem Moor und dem Eisgraben
    Photo: Katharina Happel, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
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On the e-bike tour you will find out everything from shepherds to the gastronomic offerings of the Rhön sheep.
difficult
Distance 56.5 km
4:30 h
1,174 m
1,174 m
The theme tour under the sign of the Rhön sheep begins on the highest mountain in the Rhön, the Wasserkuppe (950m).

From here, the tour leads over roads to Wüstensachsen. Here you can take a detour to a sheep farm. The local snack station invites you to stop. Following the path one arrives at Melperts. There is another sheep farm in the small village. In Seiferts you then reach the Rhönschaf Hotel, which provides its overnight guests with specialties from the Rhön sheep, among other things. Apple specialties can also be purchased in the local shop.

Now the first major climb on the tour is on the agenda. From Seiferts you drive uphill and through the village of Birx to the Hochrhönstrasse on the Black Moor. The Hochrhön as a whole and the Black Moor and the nearby Eisgraben in particular show many special features of the Rhön. In the immediate vicinity there is a mystical moor landscape, extensive grasslands of the high plateau and a small waterfall, which is the "outflow" of the Black Moor.

The theme trail now follows the course of the Hochrhönstrasse to Bischofsheim. Shortly before the beautiful village you can make a short stop at the Rothsee.

From Bischofsheim the circular route continues via Gersfeld to the starting point on the Wasserkuppe.

 

ATTENTION: The route is not signposted as a themed route. This was suggested as a tour for e-bikes by students of the Eduard Stieler school.

Author’s recommendation

Take the opportunity and stop by one of the restaurants along the route. Some of them should be able to offer you a Rhön sheep specialty.
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Katharina Happel
Update: August 25, 2021
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Highest point
906 m
Lowest point
436 m
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Safety information

On this tour you are often on the road. Please drive carefully.

 

The tourist routes of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, riders, cross-country skiers, etc.)

We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. The same applies, of course, to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, therefore, nature sports should only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.

Start

Wasserkuppe, Gersfeld (905 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.498542, 9.947351
DMS
50°29'54.8"N 9°56'50.5"E
UTM
32U 567188 5594491
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Destination

Wasserkuppe, Gersfeld

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Keltentour themed cycle path can be reached directly by public transport.

The following LNG Fulda bus lines go to the starting point of the tour, the Wasserkuppe:

  • Line 35: Wasserkuppe - Poppenhausen - Weyhers - Künzell - Fulda
  • Line 37: Poppenhausen - Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Wüstensachsen
  • Line 90 (RhönRadBus): Gersfeld - Wasserkuppe - Hilders - Milseburgradweg - FuldaThe bus stop is right at the start of the Guckaisee extra tour. 

 

Other connections:

In Gersfeld you can take the regional train HLB RB52 to Fulda. (Timetables of the Hessichen Landesbahn)

 

Please inform yourself by the provider if your bicycles can be transported before you start traveling.

Getting there

You can arrive by car via the following motorways:

From the A7, take exit 92 Fulda Mitte and drive onto the B458 in the direction of Hilders. Follow the road to Dietges. Here you leave the B458 and follow the signs in the direction of the Wasserkuppe.

From the A66, take exit 53 Fulda-Süd and drive onto the B27 in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Follow this to the village of Döllbach, within which you turn left onto the B279 in the direction of Gersfeld. In Gersfeld, follow the signs in the direction of Wasserkuppe.

Parking

There is a parking guidance system on the Wasserkuppe. Please follow this on site. You can use the address of the Rhön Info Center for navigation.

Wasserkuppe 1, 36129 Gersfeld | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.498542, 9.947351
DMS
50°29'54.8"N 9°56'50.5"E
UTM
32U 567188 5594491
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Here you will find a recommendation for equipment on a bike tour. Of course, you can best decide for yourself which equipment is necessary.
  • Backpack with waterproof protective cover
  • Bicycle helmet
  • small repair kit, replacement hose
  • Rainwear and cycling gloves
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses / cream
  • travel pharmacy
  • Maps or GPS device for orientation
  • Photo camera
  • Etc.

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Difficulty
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Distance
56.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,174 m
Descent
1,174 m
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