Along the course of the river you will come across numerous old mills on the tour. These accompany us especially during the first half of the tour.
In the second section of the tour, the path changes from the river valley to a forest area. This leads to the hilltop of the Hegkopf and the local Hegkopfsee. The basalt lake was created from a former basalt quarry, which is now filled with water. In the beautiful biotope you will find beautiful water lilies, especially in June.
Shortly behind the mountain lake you leave the forest and you have an impressive view of the surrounding villages. Now it is soon done and the starting point is reached again. The legs can then be cooled directly in the water treading pool there.
Safety informationThe 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. With mutual consideration, nobody has to be angry;
- Stay on trails and paths. Please don`t leave those.
- Take your memory and your rubbish with you!
- 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
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By roadThe starting point of the Mountainbike Rundweg 7 Hegkopfrunde can be approached via the A7. The motorway is left at exit 95 Bad Brückenau / Wildflecken in the direction of Bad Brückenau. Immediately afterwards you turn off in the direction of Oberleichtersbach. In Oberleichtersbach, turn left onto the B27. At the end of Unterleichtersbach, turn into Waldstraße. Opposite the Aspenmühle can be saved.
ParkingParking lot near Aspenmühle, Waldstraße, 97789 Unterleichtersbach | Google Maps
EquipmentThere are numerous recommendations for the right equipment on a mountainbike tour. We recommend that you take a look at the BIKE BOOKLET. This was written for you by mountain bikers and technical 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 (cell phone, money, ID, debit card, sunscreen)
You now know where to look for more details.