The 171 km long Eder cycle path runs from Erndtebrück through the Waldecker Land past the Eder estuary and on quiet cycle and farm paths on to Baunatal-Guntershausen.
The route runs through a varied low mountain range.
After starting in Erndtebrück, the route first goes through the Rothaargebirge nature park and continues across the NRW/Hessen border through the Waldecker Land and the Schwalm-Eder district. If you want to take the Eder spring with you, you can follow the signs for the feeder (green E).
The Eder cycle path takes you to old half-timbered towns, through beautiful beech and spruce forests, past mountain streams and quiet ponds.
The highlight is the Edersee with the adjacent Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Natural soil and asphalt alternate.
Rest stopsRailway-Café in the Via-Adrina Center
National Park Center Kellerwald
Safety informationThere are sections with coarse gravel, so please drive carefully at these points.
In a short section between Ederbringhausen and Schmittlotheim there is a switchback, this is a sliding section.
Tips and hintsIn spring, the river landscape is particularly beautiful, because while everything is slowly starting to turn green, you can still enjoy the many beautiful views.
Take time to stop at one of the bird observation pulpits to observe the variety of birds.
Getting thereYou reach Erndtebrück via the B62.
If you want to get on in Frankenberg (Eder), you can get there via the B252 and B253.
If you want to cycle the other way around, i.e. start in Baunatal-Guntershausen, you can arrive via the A7 and exit Take Guxhagen.
If you come via the A49, then you have to take the Baunatal-Süd exit.
ParkingIf you arrive by car you can park in Erndtebrück at the train station and from there get on the Eder cycle path. The first sign can be found in front of the station building on the left. If you cycle the other way around, from Guntershausen to Erndtebrück, you can also park there at the station. There are parking spaces at other stations: Frankenberg (Eder), Viermünden, Ederbringhausen (battery charging cabinets), Schmittlotheim, Herzhausen National Park Station (battery charging cabinets), Wabern
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EquipmentThe cycle path can be used with all common bicycles, but not suitable for racing bikes. Mountain bike or trekking bike recommended
- 3 Stages