The Eder Cycle Route accompanies the Eder River on its journey through beautiful countrysides in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse.
On tranquil cycling and country lanes, the 169 km long Eder Cycle Route accompanies the Eder with continuous signposts from its source at Lützel (North Rhine-Westphalia), flowing through the ‘Waldecker Land’ and past the confluence with the Fulda River to Baunatal-Guntershausen.
Here, the Eder Cycle Route links up with the Fulda Cycle Route (R1). Lacking any significant gradients, the route leads through a charming and diverse low-mountain countryside.
At first, the route runs through a dense forest in the ‘Rothaargebirge Nature Park’, via Erndtebrück to Bad Berleburg.
From there, you cross the state boundary in Hesse near Beddelhausen.
Once in Hesse, you accompany the Eder for 133 kilometers. You cycle through Frankenberg, continue through magnificent beech and spruce forests, and through the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park with its UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Passing the Edersee Dam, you come through Fritzlar and Felsberg until you arrive in Baunatal-Guntershausen. That’s where the Eder Cycle Route ends, transitioning to the Fulda Cycle Route R1.