The cycle path is marked out with brown signs throughout all four federal states bearing the association’s logo - a Limes tower surrounded by the letters “D” and “L”. The aim in setting out the route was to guide the cyclist along good quality cycle and forest paths following the Limes Road.
Like the German Limes Road, the cycle path also follows the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes and links numerous places of interest dating back to the Roman era. Cyclists with a love of history can look forward to encountering reconstructed Limes watchtowers, preserved and in some cases reconstructed forts, the remains of Roman baths contained in protective buildings, fortifications including walls, moats and palisades and of course impressive museums.
There are attractive towns along the way as well as well-known spa and holiday resorts. The German Limes Cycle Path also offers much landscape diversity. Starting by the Rhine, it runs through the Rhine-Westerwald Nature Reserve, the Lahntal valley, the Nassauer Land, the Rheingau-Taunus district, the Hochtaunus Nature Reserve, the Wetterau, the Maintal valley, the Odenwald forest, the Swabian-Franconian Forest, the Swabian Alb, the New Franconian Lake District, the Altmühltal Nature Reserve and on to the river Danube ...
Since the Romans did not make allowances for modern-day cyclists, however, there are some hilly sections to be reckoned which present a sporty challenge to ambitious cyclist. The effort is rewarded by the cultural diversity the cycle path has to offer. The route as a whole can be broken down into smaller sections with stopovers since the towns along the way provide excellent overnight accommodation facilities and restaurants.
So up on the saddle and off into the fascination of Roman history!