Starting in Buttlar, the route runs along the former Oechsenbahn. This was used to transport mining products and was shut down in 1952. Thus, the first ten kilometers on the bike path are paved and pleasant to ride despite the continuous slight increase. You ride through the beautiful low mountain range landscape of the Thuringian Rhön.
The section of the cycle path that runs on the former railway line ends in Oechsen. From here the path leads up to the Emberghütte. From there you have an unbelievable view of the Felda Valley, into which the cycle path then leads. When driving downhill, attentive and careful driving is required. A short time later you reach the destination of the cycle path, the town of Dermbach.
The connection between the Feldatal Cycle Path and the Rhön Cycle Path is possible through the Emberg Cycle Path, which enables great circular tours.
Safety informationThe tourist paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, horse riders, cross-country skiers, etc.).
We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. Of course, the same applies to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, nature sports should therefore only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.
Buttlar can be approached via the A4. To do this, leave the motorway at exit 33 Friedewald and drive onto the B62 in the direction of Vacha/Bad Salzungen. At Vacha, take the B84 in the direction of Geisa. You then inevitably reach Buttlar via this road.
Dermbach can be reached via the A4. To do this, leave the motorway at exit 33 Friedewald and drive onto the B62 in the direction of Vacha/Bad Salzungen. Follow this to Dorndorf. From there, follow the signs in the direction of Dermbach via the L1022 and the B285. The village of Dermbach can be reached directly via this.
- Village center Buttlar, Frankfurter Straße, 36419 Buttlar | GoogleMaps
- Village center near busstation, Bahnhofsstraße, 36466 Dermbach | GoogleMaps
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EquipmentHere you will find a recommendation for equipment on a bike tour. Of course you can decide for yourself which equipment is necessary.
- Backpack with waterproof protective cover
- bicycle helmet
- small repair kit, replacement hose
- rainwear and cycling gloves
- Insect repellent
- travel pharmacy
- Map material or GPS device for orientation
- photo camera