A beautiful forest path leads to the "Feuerberg" (832m) with the "Kissinger Hütte". A unique panoramic view opens up here. In front of one of the Kreuzberg, which is the next summit on the program. To the left of this, when visibility is good, you can see the Wasserkuppe, at 950 meters the highest mountain in the Rhön. Right past the Kreuzberg, the view sometimes extends to the two Gleichberge mountains in Thuringia, 50 kilometers away.
The monastery on the mountain has been around for several hundred years. The local brewery, gastronomy and the crucifixion group are the attraction for numerous guests.
Now the track leads past the Gemündener Hütte and the Neustädter Haus. The village of Schmalwasser is reached via the hamlet of Kilianshof and Sandberg. On the right side of the brook of the same name, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful brook valleys in Bavaria, you get to Bad Bocklet, even if the smallest state bath in Bavaria is not directly on the route. Bad Bocklet is connected to the MTB route via a short feeder road and can therefore also serve as a very good starting point for the tour. Following the Franconian Saale, you reach Aschach. Aschach is known for its castle. The castle houses a few museums and also a restaurant with a terrace directly overlooking the castle park.
The mountain bike circular route continues on a beautiful single trail to the Klaushof wildlife park. The last section of the route takes us via the Thulba Valley and the town of Oehrberg - with a natural bathing area - back to the starting point in Geroda.
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 - don`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 thereBad Bocklet can be easily reached by car via the surrounding motorways:
On the A7 motorway, take exit 95 Bad Brückenau/Wildflecken if you are approaching Bad Bocklet from the north. After the exit, drive onto the B286 in the direction of Geroda/Bad Kissingen. Turn right towards Stralsbach and follow the signs via Aschach to Bad Bocklet.
If you are coming from the south via the A7 in the Rhön, use exit 97 Hammelburg. Here you turn onto the B287 and drive on this to Bad Kissingen. In Bad Kissingen, follow the signs to Bad Bocklet. The spa town is accessible via the St2292.
Bad Bocklet can also be reached via the A71. Here you use the exit 26 Münnerstadt. Bad Bocklet can be reached via Münnerstadt or Nüdlingen.
ParkingParking at the Bad Bocklet spa park, Aschacher Straße, 97708 Bad Bocklet | GoogleMaps
Author’s map recommendations
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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