Rhön-Radmarathon Tour E, 256km, 09.06.2019


At Pentecost cyclists ride in Bimbach …. of course the Rhön Radmarathon! Not just any cyclingmarathon, but the CYCLINGMARATHON.

The Rhön Radmarathon EXTREM (Tour E) is our most popular variant, which is done by more than half of the participants. One of the toughest cycling marathons in Germany and our promise is: "You won't find any more beautiful 256 km in Germany".

In 2019, the new designed course will lead clockwise over the "Open Distances" of the Hessian, Thuringian and Bavarian Rhön. Our premise during the planning was to lead the route over mainly low-traffic and attractive roads and to reduce the dangerous locations to a minimum. New focus areas are the southern Rhön and the "Schwarzen Berge" (black mountain).

In addition to some well-known climbs, such as the Milseburg and the Ellenbogen, there are many new climbs, such as the Weidberg and the ascent to the Hochrhön from Hausen, the favourite ascent to the Hochrhön of our chief route planner. Two of the three most difficult long climbs of the Rhön are the ascent from Ginolfs to the Hochrhön and the Totnansberg. Followed by the attractive Farnsberg. At kilometre 200 the Große Nickus awaits you, which is in no way inferior to the famous Ebersburg. As compensation, the route leads from the last checkpoint along the rivers Jossa and Lüder almost entirely downhill to Bimbach.

The course is a little bit more difficult than in the last years, although the kilometers and altitude have not changed significantly.

The Rhön Radmarathon EXTREM is a part of the award "Bimbach 400" and together with Tour 4 on Saturday you reach the necessary 400 km. For the anniversary of the Rhön Radmarathon, 2330 starting places (instead of 2000) are available for the four cycling marathon routes. Please note the changed starting times. The 30 years Rhön Radmarathon jersey can be purchased during the registration process.

Important information for order anniversary jersey - click here!


  • Date: Pentecost Sunday, 09.06.2019
  • Starttime 6.15 - 6.45 a.m. (TOUR C 218 km + TOUR B 180 km starts from 7:00 until 7:30 a.m.)
  • total distance: 256 km 
  • Height difference: about 4800 m
  • Registration fee: 48€ / 43€ for BDR-members 

Tour Properties

Tour date 09.06.2019 06:15
Registration Start Date 19.01.2019 07:00
Individual Price 48,00€
We are no longer accepting registration for this tour