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Mountainbike Rundweg 2 Löserhag - Wildflecken - Rhön

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  • Mountainbike in der Rhön
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This short circular route takes you to the Löserhag natural forest reserve on your mountain bike. The rare mountain elm and numerous species of butterflies are at home here.
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
2:05 h
500 m
500 m
The mountainbike circuit begins in Wildflecken-Oberbach at the UNESCO biosphere center "Haus der Schwarzen Berge". In the tourist information and the exhibition rooms you can get information about the special features of the Rhön nature. Tips on other excursion destinations are also available here. The tour starts from Oberbach with the demanding ascent to the Lösershag (765m).

You can park your bikes at the local bike & ride station and climb the short walk to the top of the mountain. In the core zone Lösershag, one of the first of the UNESCO Rhön Biosphere Reserve, many rare animal and plant species have their home. The mountain elm, which has disappeared in many other locations, can still be discovered here. Butterflies and snails are also numerous. From the Löserhag the tour continues over the Feuerberg (832m) with the Kissinger Hütte to the former basalt works of Stangenroth. You return to Oberbach via the Willenstöpfelküppel (646m).

Author’s recommendation

The Kissinger Hütte is more than just a hiking hut with a restaurant. Numerous discoveries can be made in the outdoor area.
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Katharina Happel
Update: August 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
831 m
Lowest point
445 m
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Safety information

The ascent from Oberbach to Lösershag is quite demanding.

 

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.

  • In the Rhön, the paths are shared. If there is mutual consideration, nobody has to be angry.
  • Trails and paths are best for driving. Across the meadow - don't do it!
  • Take the memory with you and your trash!
  • 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 mountainbike trails in the summer season (May-October).

Tips and hints

Start

Haus der Schwarzen Berge, Wildflecken-Oberbach (461 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.345619, 9.882424
DMS
50°20'44.2"N 9°52'56.7"E
UTM
32U 562785 5577431
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Destination

Haus der Schwarzen Berge, Wildflecken-Oberbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Please always inform yourself in advance with the public transport service provider whether it is possible to take a bicycle with you.

 

KOB GmbH routes (mostly on weekdays):

  • Line 8057: Bad Neustadt - Kreuzberg - Wildflecken - Bad Brückenau

Freizeitbusse Rhön (end of May to End of October; weekdays, weekends and public holidays)

  • Sinntalbus (line 8053): Bad Brückenau - Römershag - Riedenberg - Oberbach - Wildflecken - Kreuzberg

Getting there

Bad Brückenau can be easily reached via the A7. Leave the motorway at exit 95 Brückenau / Wildflecken and follow the signs towards Bad Brückenau. There are numerous parking spaces in Bad Brückenau.

Parking

Parking lot, Friedhofsweg, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoogleMaps

Coordinates

DD
50.345619, 9.882424
DMS
50°20'44.2"N 9°52'56.7"E
UTM
32U 562785 5577431
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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 

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 (in German). This was written for you by mountain bikers and technical experts. Among other things, the following is recommended for equipment:
  • helmet / gloves / sunglasses
  • fitting backpack with rain protection
  • tools and spare parts
  • warming / cooling clothes
  • first aid kid
  • tools for orientation (map, navigation)
  • safety (mobil phone, money, credit card, sun blocker)
  • provisions

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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