The route starts at Sarreguemines train station. The town of Sarreguemines is located at the point where the Blies river flows into the Saar and is famous for its ceramics industry.
We recommend a visit to the casino, which enjoys an idyllic location on the banks of the Saar.
The journey takes you along a designated cycle path (shared with the Saarland Cycle Route) into the Saarland, passing through a large number of small towns and villages, most of which take their name from the river Blies. The route is nice and flat here.
The first highlight: The European Archaeological Park at Bliesbruck-Reinheim is open daily from mid-March until October and provides a wealth of interesting information about the history of the region.
You pedal through the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve until you reach Gersheim, which has a protected orchid plantation .Continuing along the idyllic Blies, you soon reach your overnight destination of Blieskastel.
The city is part of the Saar-Palatinate Baroque Route and is a Kneipp spa resort. You will love the picturesque old town with its fountains, courtyards and half-timbered buildings. The most significant buildings are the Orangery, Schlosskirche church and Holy Cross Chapel, which is over 300 years old.
Rest StopTaverne Reinheim
Hotel Zur Post
Some parts of the trail offer very little shade in summer. There are lots of rest stops along the way, but we recommend taking plenty of drinks with you.
Tips and hintsFeedback, errors or omissions? Contact us by email: email@example.com www.radwanderland.de (responsible for infrastructure and route description).
A6 to Saarbrücken-Güdingen exit
B51 to Kleinblittersdorf
D82A to Sarreguemines
A8 to Einöd exit
B423 to Blieskastel
Parking spaces in Sarreguemines.
Parking spaces available in Blieskastel, e.g. at the train station or near the town hall
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A good bike, an explorer’s attitude and something to eat – that’s all you need on this tour.
Please wear a helmet. Touring bicycle or bike with multiple gears, weatherproof clothing, drinks and supplies.
Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Spoke wrench
- Zip ties
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
- Handlebar / frame / saddle bags
- Mudguards recommended
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.