Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path

An ideal route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists

The Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path fol­lows the en­tire length of the Lahn. It is suit­able for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists as well as more seasoned cyc­lists.

The Lahntal-Radweg (Lahn Valley Cycle Path) begins at the source of the Lahn river in Netphen in the Rothaargebirge, located in the far south-east of North Rhine-Westphalia. From here, the route follows the Lahn until the point where it flows into the Rhine. Stretching for around 240 kilometres, the route takes in castles, palaces, historic old towns and beautiful landscapes.

Highlights along the way include the extremely interesting old town of Bad Laasphe with its ornamental half-timbered façades, as well as the Landgrafenschloss, the castle in Biedenkopf; the university town of Marburg; the Goethe city of Wetzlar; Limburg Cathedral and the health and spa resort of Bad Ems, which dates back to the imperial era. The route also takes in the only wine location on the Lahn, namely Obernhof, where Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes are cultivated.

The path includes a total vertical distance of 600 metres along the length of the Lahn from its source in the Siegerland-Wittgenstein region. However, there are very few steep climbs, which makes it suitable for inexperienced cyclists and families – even with trailers in most sections. The few steeper sections are also worthwhile, since the summits offer magnificent views over the Lahn valley and its attractions. Anyone wanting a slightly easier ride can switch to the train or the cycle shuttle bus.

Those who make the effort to cycle the entire path will not be disappointed, as the scenery constantly changes. Whilst the view at the beginning is dominated by colourful meadows and green hills, the trail continues on to steep, forested slopes. The Lahn itself is always within sight of cyclists on the trail.

The route is generally very well developed, fully signposted, mostly tarmacked and largely car-free. The German Cyclists’ Association (ADFC) has certified the Lahn valley cycle path as a four-star quality route.

Map of NRW

Tour overview

Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
249.9
Duration in days
2
Walking/Journey time in hours
65

Highest point in metres
610
Uphill altitude difference
889
Downhill altitude difference
1,458
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
easy
  • Round trip
  • Family-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible

Images and videos

Be inspired: images of your NRW

Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

More information

Discover it now!

Would you like to make an enquiry?

Please contact »Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.« directly


Your contact details

The data is not saved. Detailed information can be found in the Privacy Statement.

Security question *

* Please complete this field

More hik­ing trails in NRW

Skulpturenpfade im Kreis Mettmann Kunstwege, © Stadt Heiligenhaus

Trails of art in Nean­der­land

Read more
Kupferroute Bank an der Gedenkstätte, © Birgit Engelen

Cop­per Trail

Read more
Kleine Brücken führen den Bödefelder Hollenpfad über die Bäche, © Tourismus Schmallenberger Sauerland / K.-P. Kappest

Böde­feld­er Hol­len­pfad

Read more
Bergisch Trail, © Das Bergische gGmbH

Ber­gisch Trail

Read more
the landscape on Brilon Ridge Trail, © Brilon Wirtschaft und Tourismus GmbH

Bri­lon Ridge Trail

Read more
Die Rundwege des Wittgensteiner Schieferpfades führen oft durch Wälder, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Wit­tgen­stein Slate Trail

Read more
Paradise for hikers - the Eifel Trail, © Archiv Eifel Tourismus

Eifel Trail

Read more
two people enjoy the scenery at the Egge trail, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus

Egge Trail

Read more
Kleine Dörfer liegen auf dem Weg, © Uwe Völkner - Fotoagentur FOX

Way of St. James

Read more
Blick vom Hermannsdenkmal, © Teutoburger Wald Tourismus - OWL GmbH

Her­mann Heights Trail

Read more
Der Landweg ist einer der Bergischen Streifzüge, © Das Bergische GmbH

Ber­gisch Wan­der­ings

Read more
Blick über die Landschaft - Rothaarsteig-Spuren, © Rothaarsteigverein e.V. Klaus-Peter Kappest

Rothaarsteig-tracks

Read more
fog at the Ehmsen trail, © Julian Stratenschulte

Ehm­sen Trail

Read more
wood figures at the Upland Trail, © Tourist-Information Willingen

Up­land Trail

Read more
The river at the Neanderland Steig trail, © Kreis Mettmann Martina Chardin

Nean­der­land Steig Trail

Read more
Rambler at the Viaduct Hiking Trail, © Gemeinde Altenbeken

Via­duct Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Kindelsbergpfad Fernblicke, © Natalie Glatter www.wandermagazin.de

Kindels­berg Trail

Read more
Old tree at the Hermann Trail, © OWL Marketing GmbH,S. Westermann

Her­mann Trail

Read more
nrw-aktiv_radfahren_mg_0779_e

Ruhrhöhen­weg

Read more
Winterberg High-Altitude Trail, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Win­ter­berg High-Alti­tude Trail

Read more
Roman Canal Hiking Trail - aqueduct Mechernich, © Natalie Glatter, Wandermagazin

Ro­man Canal Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Auf Rangertouren lernen Wanderer viel Wissenswertes über die Natur in der Eifel, © NationalparkEifel

Wil­der­ness Trail

Read more
break at the Ahrsteig, © www.ahrtal.de

Ahr­steig Trail

Read more
River Sieg Nature Trail, © RadRegionRheinland e.V.

River Sieg Nature Trail

Read more
Hängebrücke bei Kühhude am Rothaarsteig, © Rothaarsteigverein e.V. Björn Hänssler

Rothaar Trail

Read more
Wanderin fotografiert die Landschaft, © Joschka Meiburg

Cicu­lar Hik­ing Trails in the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park

Read more
Olsberg Kneipp Hiking Trail, © Dominik Ketz

Ols­berg Kneipp Hik­ing Trail

Read more
Extertal Burg Sternberg, © Gemeinde Extertal

Hanseat­ic Trail

Read more
Rheinsteig hiking trail, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Rhein­steig hik­ing trail

Read more
Medebach Mountain Trail, © Touristik-Gesellschaft Medebach mbH

Medebach Moun­tain Trail

Read more
Canyon at the Teuto-Circuits hiking trails, © Rudolf Schubert

Teuto-Cir­cuits

Read more
Sonnenuntergänge in der wie unberührt wirkenden Natur sind besonders beeindruckend, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Via Ad­rina – The “Pan­or­amic Path”

Read more
Upper Sauerland Ridge Trail, © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Up­per Sauer­land Ridge Trail

Read more
Sauerland High-Flyer - the view at the range of mountains, © Sauerland Höhenflug

Sauer­land High-Fly­er

Read more
panoramic views at the Bestwig Panorama Trail, © Reinhard Schmidtmann

Bestwig Pan­or­ama Trail

Read more
Auf dem Rundweg können Wanderer die Blicke schweifen lassen, © Sauerland Höhenflug

Düd­ing­hausen Geo­lo­gic­al Trail

Read more