The Southwest Palatinate Tour is a challenging bike trail with many impressive views that runs over the Sickinger Höhe through the Palatinate Forest Nature Park.
The Southwest Palatinate Tour is a cycling route and can be cycled from Zweibrücken to Johanniskreuz or vice versa. Those starting in the direction of Zweibrücken begin the tour either on the Glan-Blies Trail in Einöd or at the main railway station in Zweibrücken. From there, the route first goes via Niederauerbach and Oberauerbach to Battweiler. This is where the first steep climb of 130 metres over 2.2 kilometres begins to the Battweiler Höhe. Those who have made it up the climb first ride on the plateau to Schmitshausen and from there downhill to Wallhalben. The next steep climb from Wallhalben to Saalstadt is coming up, with another 130 m of ascent over 2.6 kilometres. Without another climb, the route continues via Harsberg to Hermbersberg and downhill again to Waldfischbach. If you have made it this far, you now have to climb the last steep incline to Heltersberg; this time you have to climb 180 metres over five kilometres. The last stretch from Heltersberg to the destination Johanniskreuz is without any major ascents or descents. Those who manage the ascents of the tour will be rewarded with enchanting panoramic views and great forest scenery.
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