The round tour continues back into the valley and then in constant ups and downs to the Metermich (585m), the tour's namesake. On the further course of the circular route you will now reach the Schwarze Berge (black mountains). The local mountain huts Kissinger Hütte, Würzburger Haus and Berghaus Rhön are not only popular excursion destinations for hikers. They are ideal for a relaxing break.
After the refreshment stop, the path now leads over the Totanberg and the Farnsberg back into the Sinntal valley to Wildflecken. The last kilometers back to the starting point now lead on pleasant stretches along the course of the river, to give the leg muscles the relaxation they deserve.
The Tintenfass is not far from the Berghaus Rhön. The basalt lake was created in a former basalt mining area and is now a popular, yet quiet excursion destination in the Rhön.
Safety informationIt is a long and very demanding route. The tour should definitely be started in Bad Brückenau or in Oberbach, so that at the end you can roll out easily on the bike path.
Conditioned and partly technically difficult ascent to Dreistelz.
The touristic paths of the Rhön are mostly used by other active people (hikers, mountain bikers, cyclists, walkers, riders, cross-country skiers, etc.)
We ask all active nature sports enthusiasts to show consideration for one another. The same applies of course to nature - it is worth protecting. In the Rhön, therefore, nature sports should only be practiced in daylight on designated paths and areas.
- In the Rhön, the paths are shared. If there is mutual consideration, nobody has to be angry.
- Trails and paths are best for driving. Across the meadow - don't do it!
- Take the memory with you and your trash!
- Never drive faster than you can stop.
- At night (and in winter) the forest belongs to the animals.
We recommend that you only ride the mountainbike trails in the summer season (May-October).
Tips and hintsRestaurants in Bad Brückenau: https://www.bad-brueckenau.de/de/index.cfm?fuseaction=gaeste&rubrik=gastronomie
Restaurants in Wildflecken and Oberbach: https://www.wildflecken.de/gastronomie/
Kissinger Hütte https://www.kissinger-huette.de/
Würzburger Haus https://wuerzburgerhaus.de/
Berghaus Rhön https://berghausrhoen.com/
Getting thereBad Brückenau can be easily reached via the A7 motorway. Leave the motorway at exit 95 Brückenau / Wildflecken and follow the signs towards Bad Brückenau. There are numerous parking spaces in town.
Alternatively, the mountainbike tour can also be started from the Haus der Schwarzen Berge in Wildflecken-Oberbach. Coming from exit 95 of the A7, just a few kilometers later, turn right towards Wildflecken. Follow the signs to the Biosphärenzentrum Haus der Schwarzen Berge. After turning to Oberbach you will see a parking lot on the left-hand side immediately after the entrance sign.
ParkingParking lot, Friedhofsweg, 97769 Bad Brückenau | GoolgeMaps
Parking lot opposite the House of the Black Mountains, Rhönstraße 97, 97772 Wildflecken-Oberbach | Google Maps
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EquipmentThere are numerous recommendations for the right equipment on a mountain bike tour. We recommend that you take a look at the BIKE BOOKLET (in German). This was written for you by mountain bikers and technical experts. Among other things, the following is recommended for equipment:
- helmet / gloves / sunglasses
- fitting backpack with rain protection
- tools and spare parts
- warming / cooling clothes
- first aid kid
- tools for orientation (map, navigation)
- safety (mobil phone, money, credit card, sun blocker)