River Eder Cycle Path


The entire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaargebirge

With no major ascents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for families and leisure cyclists.

Three rivers have their source in a unique section of the Rothaargebirge Nature Park: the Eder, Lahn and Sieg. Leisure cyclists can follow the entire length of the Eder from here on the Ederauen-Radweg (River Eder Cycle Path), which runs for over 180 kilometres from Ederkopf through Bad Berleburg and the Kurhessisches Bergland before reaching the point where the Eder flows into the Fulda. Thanks to its moderate slopes, the River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path is extremely family-friendly.

One of the many highlights on the way is Bad Berleburg with its castle and castle museum. A short distance further on is the Schieferschaubergwerk Raumland (Raumland Show Mine), which explains the centuries-old history of slate mining in the Siegerland-Wittgenstein region. The route also passes the Edersee, Germany’s second largest reservoir. Along the way, a range of options will tempt cyclists to take a quick break, including a tree top walk. Another worthwhile stop-off is the pretty town of Fritzlar with its half-timbered houses.

During the annual Eder Bike Tour, cyclists and skaters can enjoy traffic-free roads, cycle paths and agricultural roads. The event programme also includes concerts and the chance to try culinary specialities.

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Tour overview


Info, data & tour route

Distance in km
186.0
Duration in days
-
Walking/Journey time in hours
-

Highest point in metres
650
Uphill altitude difference
1,794
Downhill altitude difference
2,160
Tour Level
Level of difficulty
easy

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

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