With the exception of the first 5 km from Altenglan to Kusel, the Fritz Wunderlich Cycle Route, which is named after the acclaimed singer who was born in Kusel, runs along a disused railway line, crossing two lofty viaducts and passing through two tunnels. The paths are predominantly surfaced with crushed brick/stone, while the dense woodland and thicket that surround the tracks for most of the way lend the route a tranquil, unspoilt character.
Distance 26.2 km
The 26 km Fritz Wunderlich Cycle Route begins at Altenglan train station. It passes through Rammelsbach en route to the district capital of Kusel, where it joins a disused railway line and continues to Freisen in Saarland. Gently ascending, and completely off-road from Kusel onwards, the Fritz Wunderlich Cycle Route is the perfect way to explore the North Palatine Uplands. Lichtenberg Castle is reached via the circular trail around the castle which features moderate inclines, or by a steep climb up the country road in Thallichtenberg. In Thallichtenberg, the Rhineland-Palatinate Cycle Route also branches off towards Baumholder and the Castle Cycle Route. The route features a large number of bridges and also a tunnel. Another highlight is the impressive bridge in Oberkirchen, which spans the town and valley. And the Fritz Wunderlich Cycle Trail has yet another treat in store – there are no intersections with other traffic routes between Kusel and Pfeffelbach, so the trail is very safe for families and is also an amazing way to explore the natural world.
Update: November 14, 2021
Rest StopHotel-Restaurant Reweschnier
Danny's Gudd Stubb
Gaststätte "Gleis 3"
Safety informationCyclists must obey the German highway code (StVo).
Tips and hintsFeedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).
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EquipmentPlease wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.
Basic Equipment for Bike Riding
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Bike Riding
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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