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Mountainbike Rundweg 3 Schwarze Berge - Geroda - Rhön

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  • MTB Rundstrecke Rhön
    MTB Rundstrecke Rhön
    Photo: Florian Trykowski, CC BY, Rhön GmbH
This circular route leads us to the summit of the Farnsberg and along mountain lakes through the Schwarzen Berge in the Rhön.
Distance 36.2 km
3:55 h
655 m
656 m
831 m
495 m
The path starts at the Vier Eichen hiking car park near Geroda-Schildeck and climbs up to Berghaus Rhön and the basalt lake Tintenfass. The path continues around the Farnsberg (786m) to the Würzburger Haus. Along the route there are always beautiful views from the mountain tops into the valleys. Shortly before the Würzburger Haus, the tour turns right.

Following the route you come to the Platzer Kuppe (737m), which you circle around on your bike. From there you have a great panoramic view of the Rhön. Now the circular route leads to Totansberg (839m), Erlenberg (826m) and Lerchenhügel. The path takes a northerly direction and leads to the former basalt works of Stangenroth. Then the  trail leads on a hillside via Oberbach and Riedenberg back to Schildeck to the starting point, the Vier Eichen hiking car park.

Author’s recommendation

Take your time and enjoy the view on the Platzer Kuppe. It will be worth it.
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Katharina Happel 
Update: June 29, 2023
Highest point
831 m
Lowest point
495 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 1.40%Dirt road 53.10%Forested/wild trail 31.89%Path 13.59%
0.5 km
Dirt road
19.2 km
Forested/wild trail
11.5 km
4.9 km
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Safety information

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

Hiking huts

Nature reserve


Parking lot Vier Eichen, Geroda (559 m)
50.293629, 9.873759
50°17'37.1"N 9°52'25.5"E
32U 562237 5571643


Parking lot Vier Eichen, Geroda

Public transport

There is no bus stop directly at the circular tour. The stops in Oberbach are off the road, but can still be reached easily.

By road

The Vier Eichen car park can be accessed via the A7. Leave the autobahn at exit 95 Bad Brückenau and follow the B286 in the direction of Geroda. Shortly after the motorway exit you will reach Schildeck. At the other end of the village, turn left and reach the Vier Eichen car park.


Parking lot Vier Eichen, Geroda | GoogleMaps


50.293629, 9.873759
50°17'37.1"N 9°52'25.5"E
32U 562237 5571643
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 


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

Questions and answers

Question from Hans-Karl Heil · May 01, 2021 · Community
Der Weg ist kurz hinter Oberbach in Richtung Riedenberg gesperrt, weil er illegal im Wald und über Wiesen verläuft! Achtung und bitte diesen Bereich nicht befahren! Es drohen Strafen wie in der Verordnung vom 27.11.2020 angekündigt bis zur Beschlagnahme der Mountainbikes. Ab sofort ist es keine Umleitung mehr und die illegalen Bereiche sind raus genommen worden!
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Photo: Hans-Karl Heil, Community
Photo: Hans-Karl Heil, Community
Answered by Katharina Happel  · May 05, 2021 · Rhön GmbH
Hallo Hans-Karl, zur Klärung deines Kommentars habe ich mit dem Landratsamt Bad Kissingen als Betreiber der Mountainbike Rundwege Kontakt aufgenommen. Folgende Information habe ich erhalten: "Die Strecke wurde nach Abstimmungen im Gemeinderat und dem Kreisausschuss von der Unteren Naturschutzbehörde geprüft. Nach einem positiven Votum wurde die Ausweisung vorgenommen. Somit wurde die Strecke selbstverständlich legal ausgewiesen." Solltest du weitere Informationen zu diesem Prozess der Abstimmung wollen, kannst du dich sicherlich an das Landratsamt Bad Kissingen und die Naturschutz-Vertreter wenden. Viele Grüße, Katharina
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Jannik Schneider
May 04, 2021 · Community
Eine wirklich tolle Strecke. Die bislang schönste Strecke, die ich in der Rhön gefahren bin. Bin gespannt auf die anderen neuen "roten" Strecken. Schöne Trails und noch schönere Aussichten. Leider haben aktuell alle Hütten zu, so dass die Abschlussbrotzeit ausfallen musste. Die "Frage" des Kollegen, die wo etwas von illegal erzählt , kann ich so nicht bestätigen. Gps führt sicher über die schöne Strecke.
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36.2 km
3:55 h
655 m
656 m
Highest point
831 m
Lowest point
495 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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