Take your bike on to public transport to go up the Taunus. From here it is joyful downhill ride along the river Weil.
|Day trip||Beautiful valley, castles along the way|
|Biking, mostly downhill||Family suited|
1. How to get there
You want to got to Schmitten-Arnoldshain Sandplacken.
Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.
|Start:||Hauptwache, Frankfurt||U3, direction Oberursel (Taunus)-Hohemark|
(this is the last stop of the U3)
|Bus 245,* direction Weilburg ZOB|
Take the S5 to Bad Homburg v.d.H. Bahnhof, then get on bus 245, but heads up: bus 245 runs at 8:22 am and 1:03 pm only.
Good to know
|Timetable bus 245 *:
|AM: 8:38 and 11:18
PM: 1:18 and 3:18
|Travel duration:||approx. 1 hour (one way)
*Bus 245 with bike trailer: Only from May 1st to October 31st, on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
2. Activity on site
Biking – “Weiltalradweg” (Weil valley biking trail)
It is a 50 km trail along the creek “Weil”. It follows the creek from its spring to its outlet. The path is mostly downhill and will lead you through beautiful forests and fields.
The actual start is at the restaurant “Rotes Kreuz”. Starting in Sandplacken, just follow the “Limesweg” to get there (see map below).
Follow these signs:
The right equipment
Make sure to bring a bike suitable for gravel trails. The path is half paved and half graveled.
Watch out for the path signage
The signs are sometimes hard to spot. Check GPS on your phone from time to time.
Make it a two day trip
Staying overnight: In Weilburg or camping in Odersbach. Day 2: Bike along the river Lahn, towards Limburg.
5. How to get back
Check the Deutsche Bahn website for up to date timetable.
|Train:||Weilburg to Frankfurt, via Limburg
Weilburg to Frankfurt, via Gießen
|Bus:||You can take bus 245 back to Oberursel (Taunus)-Hohemark, but it takes much longer than the train|
It can get real crowded in the bike carriage.
|Outward run (one way):
Frankfurt to Sandplacken
|Adult: € 8.50|
|Return (one way):
Weilburg to Frankfurt
|via Limburg: € 12.20 (adult)
via Gießen: € 15.80 (adult)