Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach and other beautiful cities

The Thuringian chain-of-towns long distance cycle path connects the seven most beautiful towns of Thuringia. At the same time you can cycle through high contrast forest, meadow and river landscapes. This route leads you from the city of Eisenach via Gotha to cathedral city Erfurt. Afterwards you continue to Weimar, University City Jena, Stadtroda and Gera until you reach Altenburg. But there are not only beautiful cities awaiting you on this tour – an awesome and diversified landscape is accompanying you too. You cycle along the foot of Thuringia forest (fortress Wartburg) and mountains Hörselberge, you follow the river Ilm bike path, river Saale bike path and river Elster bike path. Afterwards you continue through the idyllic valley Mühltal and the widespread area around Gera until you reach your aim of the tour – Altenburg!

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You should come early to have enough time for sightseeing in the historic city of Eisenach. Famous persons like Johann Sebastian Bach or Martin Luther King have lived here. 

You follow the river Hörsel, afterwards you continue through the Thuringian basin. You reach Gotha in the early afternoon, so there is enough time for sightseeing.

In the morning you cycle to Wechmar which won an award for being the most beautiful village in Thuringia in 2003. This village is also well-known for its Bach museum. Afterwards you can admire castle Wachsenburg, castle Mühlburg and castle Gleichen on your way to Gera and Erfurt.

After today’s short stage you arrive in Weimar. Visit the palace, the museum, the theatre or the park. We are sure that you will not be bored today.

Today you will enjoy the beautiful landscape! In the morning you start your tour along the idyllic Ilm bike path until you reach the University City Jena. Afterwards you continue along Saale bike path to Stadtroda.

Today you cycle through the “green heart of Germany” – lots of kilometres on beautiful paths! In the afternoon you continue along a disused railway, Weiße-Elster bike path and Bad Köstritz (brewery) to Gera.

You start with a tour from Gera to Ronneburg. You last stage leads you then on side roads to the city of Schmölln and along the rivers Sprotte and Pleiße to Altenburg with its palace. Stroll through the former residence city and enjoy the flair! 

Tour character

The route is very well signposted and leads you along asphalted roads, bike paths, forest paths and trails. Every bike day has long flat routes as well as some hilly sections, only a few parts where you have to push the bike.

Services and extras



  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • A transfer can be booked for 2 persons or more and must be agreed in writing before the trip. Weimar - Eisenach: 50,00 € p.p. Altenburg - Eisenach: 90,00 € p.p. Return transfer of the private bike: 30,00 € per bike

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Eisenach train station
  • Erfurt airport
  • Free public parking is available near the hotel, no reservation possible.
  • Return transfer by minibus from Weimar € 60,- per person and from Altenburg € 95,- per person. Reservation required, minimum 2 persons (1 person on request).
  • Good train connections from Weimar to Eisenach

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

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Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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