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The Cycle Route

The Towns of Thuringia Cycle Route links seven of Thuringia’s prettiest towns, passing through some of the most scenic and historically fascinating parts of the region. This long-distance cycle route is particularly suited to touring cyclists and the culturally minded. As part of the D4 route, it is connected to Germany’s network of long-distance cycle routes and links Eisenach, home to Wartburg Castle, in western Thuringia and Altenburg, reputed to be where the card game skat originated, in the east.

Route section

Eisenach - Gotha 37 km

Gotha - Erfurt 41 km

Erfurt - Weimar 24 km

Weimar - Jena 24 km

Jena - Gera 61 km

Gera - Altenburg 43 km

Texture of the Path

190 km

Water-bound blanket/unbound:
30 km

5 km

difference in height:
150 bis 360 m über NN

Difficulty level:
leicht bis mittel


 Garmin Data Base
KML Google Earth

The latest information on diversions, roadworks and closures is available in the Thuringia cycle route planner.