Then we follow the path west through forests and meadows. Shortly before the village of Platz, the circular route turns south and reaches the Thulba valley. Continuing the course of the Thulba we reach Hassenbach. Here is a natural swimming area that can be used to cool off during the mountain bike tour.
On the next section of the tour you cross a long valley and drive into a quiet forest area. Here you drive directly past the Klaushof wildlife park. A detour to the local animals or to stop off is worthwhile. The round tour now continues via Stralsbach back to the starting point in Frauenroth.
Safety informationThe touristic paths 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
Getting thereBurkardroth can be reached via the A7 mootorway. Coming from the north, take exit 95 Bad Brückenau / Wildflecken and turn towards Geroda and Burkardroth. Follow the B286 until you have crossed the village Waldfenster. Not far behind it, turn left onto the St2290 and reach Burkardroth.
If you are coming from the south via the A7 motorway, take exit 96 Bad Kissingen / Oberthulba. You now drive to Oberthulba. When in town turn onto the St2290 towards Burkardroth. If you follow the road you will reach the core town of Burkardroth shortly afterwards.
Parkplatz an der Klosterkirche, Minnesängerstraße 2, 97705 Burkardroth-Frauenroth | 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 (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)