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A special highlight in the "nature experience" calendar is our Car-Free Gelbach-Day.
On Sunday 9th July 2018, from 9am to 6pm the road between Montabaur and Weinähr is closed to motorised traffic.
For a whole day the road belongs to cyclists, inline skaters, walkers, and Nordic walkers. Food and refreshments are available along the way and there is an attractive supporting programme.
Cycling - Recreation on wheels
Cycling and mountain biking offer a perfect combination of sport and nature. Whether on well-paved cycle paths, forest trails, country roads, or cross-country tracks, you'll find the right way.
Cycling in the municipality
No matter what direction - through the romantic Gelbachtal, from Montabaur through the Elbert boroughs, or through the Augst to Simmern - you'll find the right kind of cycle route.
Fancy a bike tour but worried about the Westerwald hills?
No problem! Just hire an e-bike and enjoy the perfect cycling experience.
Five routes with GPS Tracking
Come and discover the Southern Westerwald by bike. We’ve prepared five routes with distances of between 19 and 77 km.
From the short "Montabäurer Acht" (19 km to the “Buchfinkentour” (53 km), or the "Große Westerwaldrundfahrt" (77 km) – we have the right route for all kinds of cycling.
For each tour you will find a comprehensive description including an altitude profile, a map and downloadable GPX tracking tour-data.
Find out more about cycle tours here.
The Southern Westerwald Cycle route
From Vallendar along the Rhine cycle path then along the Lahn cycle path to Limburg.
Total distance 59 km
Total climb 730 m, Lahn to Rhine 670 km
Surface: mainly asphalt, farm roads, forest paths, quiet country roads and dedicated cycle paths.
Suitable for the keen cyclist who enjoys a long ride.
If you like, you can can cover part of the journey using the local rail-line (Unterwesterwaldbahn) e.g. from Girod to Limburg.
From and to Vallendar - the Rechte Rheinstrecke (along the west bank of the Rhine)
The Nassau-Wäller Cycle Loop
The inter-regional Nassau-Wäller Cycle Loop, which was opened punctually at the beginning of the 2016 cycling season takes you through fantastic scenery. Covering a total of 58 km, the Nassau-Wäller Cycle Loop goes from Westerburg to Wallmerod, then to Elz and on to Hadamar and Dorburg and finally back to Westerburg.
Find out more here.
Westerwald Cycle Tours
There is a wide range of great bike tours on our partner's (Westerwald Touristik Service) website.
Guided E-Bike Tours
Find out about scenic, historic, geographical and geological features on a 30km ride.
Various tours available on request.
Blog: Tours in the Westerwald
Further information on cycling in the Westerwald can be found in the blog of the travel correspondent, Klaus Herzmann.