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Weser bike path | Variation Discoverer

Weser-Radweg | Variationen

From Hann. Münden to Minden

You want an active trip, but you don't want to miss out on art, culture and culinary delights any more than you want to miss out on wonderful landscapes? Then we can say: Welcome to the Weser Cycle Route! This award-winning 520-kilometre route leads from Hann. Münden - almost always along the water - to Cuxhaven on the North Sea. Along the way, you will immerse yourself in fascinating towns, dreamy villages, fairytale settings and feel pure freedom on the bike saddle!

The Discovery Tour in a nutshell

On the Discoverer Tour by Rückenwind Reisen you will explore the section starting from the three-river town of Hann. Münden to the former trading town of Minden. Where the Weser emerges from the Fulda and Werra rivers, a charming townscape with around 700 half-timbered houses awaits you. Not least the fascinating town hall, considered one of the most important buildings of the Weser Renaissance. Dare to take a detour to the Weserstein before the journey really begins! 

The first stage takes you along the Weser Valley to Bad Karlshafen, where the agony of choice follows: History in the old town and the Huguenot Museum or relaxation in the Weser thermal baths? Porcelain and fragrances - this is how the route on day 3 could be summarised, leading via Fürstenberg to Holzminden and Bodenwerder. Passing the Pied Piper town of Hameln, the journey finally leads to Minden. A scenic feature on the final stage is the change of the Weser breakthrough from the low mountain range to the North German lowlands at Porta Westfalica. 

Regional tresures along the route

Fairytale-like, historic, beautiful: there is an almost infinite amount to discover along the Weser! For long stretches you share the route with the German Fairytale Route. You'll meet the Pied Piper in Hamelin, the "Liar Baron" Münchhausen in Bodenwerder and the famous Doctor Eisenbart in Hann. Münden.

Holzminden is home to one of the world's largest manufacturers of fragrances and aromatic substances. The "fragrant city walk" is an experience for all the senses, but at the 17 scent stelae it is above all a special experience for the nose. In addition to the historic half-timbered buildings, the approximately 1,200-year-old Corvey Castle near Höxter stands out as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lovers of fine tableware, on the other hand, will get their money's worth at the Fürstenberg porcelain manufactory. A special tip from our Rückenwind Community is the Weser Skywalk near Bad Karlshafen, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views

Three facts about your trip

  • Perfect signposting: the Weser Cycle Route has been voted Germany's most popular cycle route several times in the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club) ranking. No wonder! The route is excellently described and signposted, the quality of the paths is simply top.
  • Flat route: On our discovery tour you cycle a distance of approx. 180 to 235 kilometres - depending on which side of the river you choose on each day. Many sections of the Weser can be cycled on both sides. In addition, you can shorten the stages by train or boat. In combination with the flat terrain, this tour is suitable for cyclists of all kinds, from pleasure cyclists to families.
  • First-class service: For over 30 years, our team at Rückenwind Reisen has been planning and organising your time-out from everyday life. In addition to detailed route guidance, you will receive tried and tested insider tips from us. We tell you where you can enjoy the best views of the Weser Valley and where the best places to stop in Hameln are. Our partner hotels not only ensure relaxation, but also provide you with regional delicacies. And: We are there when you need us!

Detailed information on the Weser Cycle Route along its entire length weser cycle path.

Discover our other tours along the Weser, e.g. the sporty route to Bremen, the leisurely stroll tour or the 11-day epicurean tour.

An overview of Germany as a cycling destination with numerous wonderful destinations is available on these pages.

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  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Your personal tour information and handing over of the bicycles (if booked) is in the evening. A first tour by bicycle you can undertake to the old town of Hann. Münden. We recommend a little stroll through the medieval centre of Hann. Münden with the historic half timbered houses of the Weser Renaissance is very interesting. You will love the splendid old houses.

Start of the bicycle tour on the Weser Rock, exactly where Werra and Fulda embrace each other. You cycle via Reinhardshagen and past the ancient Benedictine monastery Bursfelde to the baroque Huguenot's town Bad Karlshafen. The centre of Bad Karlshafen with its lovely reconstructed baroque houses presents an interesting diversion to the otherwise usual half-timbered houses.

A number of highlights can be encountered along the route: the town Fürstenberg with a renowned porcelain manufacture, the old hanseatic town Höxter with more than 160 mostly half timbered buildings under monuments-protection. The little town Beverungen retained a lot of its historical face. Holzminden is well known for the production of aroma-essences and perfume-oils.

Many an idyllic village on the road invites you to stay. The little town Bodenwerder got certain fame for being the home of the so called "Lying Baron" of Münchhausen. The famous town of the "Rat Catcher from Hameln" has an intact old town with marvellous half-timbered houses and buildings in the typical style of the Weser Renaissance, dating back to the 16th and 17th century.

Near Porta Westfalica the river breaks through the Wiehen- and Weser mountain ranges and reaches the Northern German lowlands. The small town Rinteln, originating from the 13th century still has many buildings from the Weser Renaissance. Bad Oeynhausen has the world biggest carbonic acid thermal spring. Minden once was a flourishing trading centre but was destroyed in great parts during World War II. It was reconstructed in an exemplary way. Individual departure.

The route

The Weser River Cycle Path follows mainly side roads with only scarce traffic as well as dedicated asphalted cycle paths and country roads. Only few differences in altitude have to be managed, therefore this cycle path is highly recommended for beginners or families with children.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Hann. Muenden
  Season Saison 1
01.04.2023 - 21.04.2023
01.10.2023 - 14.10.2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
22.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
10.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
13.05.2023 - 09.09.2023

Anreise täglich, except Wednesdays
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHM-5A
Base price
519.00
559.00
579.00
Surcharge single room 139.00 139.00 139.00
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHB-8B
Base price
469.00
519.00
549.00
Surcharge single room 119.00 119.00 119.00
Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 14, 2023
Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Anreise täglich, except Wednesdays
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHM-5A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Hann. Münden - Cuxhaven, 11 days, DE-WERHB-8B
Base price
Surcharge single room
519.00
139.00
469.00
119.00
559.00
139.00
519.00
119.00
579.00
139.00
549.00
119.00
Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 14, 2023
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Hann. Muenden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Minden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hann. Muenden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Minden
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
65.00
39.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
62.00
39.00
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
65.00
39.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
62.00
39.00
65.00
37.00
62.00
35.00
65.00
39.00
55.00
28.00
58.00
30.00
62.00
39.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Hann. Muenden
  Season Saison 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 14, 2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 2
Apr 22, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Arrival daily, except Wednesdays
Season Saison 3
May 13, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023

Anreise täglich, except Wednesdays
Hann. Muenden
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 37.00 37.00 37.00
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Minden
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
Hann. Muenden
Double room p. P. 55.00 55.00 55.00
Surcharge single room 28.00 28.00 28.00
Hameln/Rinteln
Double room p. P. 58.00 58.00 58.00
Surcharge single room 30.00 30.00 30.00
Minden
Double room p. P. 62.00 62.00 62.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike PLUS
Electric bike
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
145.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • Overnights in hotels and guesthouses of the chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Personal welcome briefing on spot
  • Detailed travel documents (route cards, way description, sight-seeing, important telephone numbers)*
  • best elaborated route
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-Tracks on request
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service-hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements

*Please note that the route description is in german language. But the signs of the Weser bike path really good and you get the bikeline in Germany. The maps are good and if you want, you can get GPS as well.

Extras

Parking

  • There are parking places at your hotel, cost approx. € 7,- per day. Near the city centre public free parking places are available. There is an underground garage at the hotel, cost per day € 15,-.    

Return transfer

  • For groups of at least 4 persons we advise the return by minivan which carries 4-8 persons including bikes and luggage to the starting hotels.  A reservation in advance is absolutely necessary because of limited seat availability. Payment takes place at the starting hotel during the information talk.     
  • Price per person including bikes and luggage transport:  
    • from Cuxhaven: € 119,-
    • from Bremen: € 89,-
    • from Minden: € 59,-
    • from Hameln: € 55,-
    • own bike plus € 30,-
Hotels

Category A: comfortable hotels and guest houses, mostly in the 3***- and 4***-category, situated in the centre.
 

Category B: middle-class hotels and guest houses, mostly 2**- and 3***-category, in the surroundings of the city.

Important notes

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

Ratings

3.2 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
VOLKER S. DE | 07.08.2021
Wunderschöne Flußradstrecke
Leicht zu fahren, keine nennenswerten Steigungen, fast ausschließlich auf asphaltiert, geringe Radführung auf Nebenstraßen. Highlights (allerdings jeweils mit Anstieg): Sky-Walk bei Bad Karlshafen, Porta Westfalica bei Minden
4 stars
Heribert Closhen DE | 10.07.2021
Entspannende, gut organisierte Radtour
4 stars
Gerhard Salo DE | 02.07.2021
Lob
Jede Region hat ihre eigenen Reize
4 stars
Inge Poulsen DK | 27.08.2018
Schöner Natur, charmierende Städte und super Gepäcktransfer
Es war schön Munchhausen kennenzulernen. Weinfestiwal in Hameln als wir vorbeikamen. Viele schöne Städte.

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