Alsenz Cycle Route
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The Alsenz Cycle Route starts at the source of the river Alsenz in Enkenbach-Alsenborn. From here, there is also a direct connection to the Barbarossa Cycleway. Heading north, the cycle route follows Quellstraße and then Sonnenhof until it reaches the start of an agricultural road. The Alsenz Cycle Route continues along the good agricultural road, away from any main roads, until it reaches the K43, which it crosses before continuing on the roadside cycle path northwards to the B48. Here it turns right onto the roadside cycle path, crosses the B48 and turns left past the retirement home before reaching the start of the farm road at Schwarzweiher pond.
The route continues uphill along the agricultural road to Sembach. The Alsenz Cycle Route then continues along Lindbergh-Allee until it reaches the start of the roadside cycle path along the L393. The route now continues downhill on the roadside cycle path until it reaches the B48. Turning left, the route continues alongside the B48 to Münchweiler.
From the train station in Münchweiler, the cycle route takes us along the right bank of the Alsenz and passes through Langmeil and Alsenbrück en route to Winnweiler. Passing the independent Bischoff brewery, we cross a narrow bridge to reach the historic complex of buildings belonging to the Gienanth ironworks. After crossing the B48, we cycle through the village of Schweisweiler with its famous Rococo church before continuing on to Imsweiler. From here, the route picks up a well-surfaced forest track. In the little cultural town of Rockenhausen, we can’t pass up an opportunity to visit the beautiful old town or one of its many museums. The route takes us on to Dielkirchen and Bayerfeld-Steckweiler. We then cycle past the idyllic Hahnmühle wine-growing estate before reaching the village of Mannweiler-Cölln. After a short climb into the town centre, we follow the route towards Oberndorf. The town’s Simultankirche, a shared church, is already visible from some distance away. Another climb lies ahead of us, but the effort is rewarded with magnificent views of the Alsenz valley. We reach Alsenz after another few kilometres. The village is the perfect place to stop for a break to enjoy the market square with its listed town hall, and the fascinating Palatine Stonemason Museum. It is well worth taking in the circular stonemasons’ walking trail, which showcases some interesting buildings and the German Sandstone Park. If you want to extend your bike ride to the north, you can pick up the section of the trail which was opened in 2011 via Hochstätten and Altenbamberg to Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg. This is the point at which the Alsenz Cycle Route meets the Nahe Cycle Route.
All of the towns on the Alsenz Cycle Route are easily accessible by train on the Kaiserslautern - Bingen am Rhein line.
Trains run hourly every day. All trains have special bicycle and multipurpose carriages. Passengers can travel with bicycles free of charge from Monday to Friday after 9 a.m., and on weekends and public holidays. Great ticket offers, for instance Deutsche Bahn’s Rheinland-Pfalz-Ticket, also make the train a cheap way to travel.
There is a direct rail connection to the Alsenz Cycle Route in:
- Bad Münster am Stein
When travelling by car, any town can be chosen as the starting point of the
Alsenz Cycle Route.
The starting point in Enkenbach-Alsenborn can be reached via the A6 motorway (Enkenbach-Alsenborn exit) or the A63 (Sembach exit).
ParkingParking is available mainly at the rail halts or at Gasthaus Alsenzquelle hotel.
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EquipmentPlease wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.
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