Locomotives once rattled along the railway line between Staudernheim and Altenglan near Lauterecken. Today, the disused railway line is open for 'cyclists on rails': A draisine tour, or rail vehicle ride, is great fun and an extraordinary way to discover the Palatinate mountain region and the Glantal valley. A cycling tour on rails with a draisine is extremely popular with groups, as a company outing or family outing. That is why we recommend: Book early!
The draisine route is a total of 40 kilometres and has 28 stops along the way. The route leads along the idyllic landscape of the Glan river, through quaint villages and past various points of interest. The rentals are all perfectly equipped to meet varying needs: There is room for four people on the bicycle draisine, two people pedal, two are chauffeured. For groups, there is the conference draisine for up to seven people, designed for socialising: Three are responsible for propulsion; the others are seated at the “conference table“ and enjoy the ride.
The whole day is spent travelling in one direction with no oncoming traffic. You can choose between 20 kilometres (half distance, approx. 2 to 2.5 hours) or 40 kilometres (total distance, approx. 4 to 4.5 hours) .
On even days the draisines run from Staudernheim to Altenglan.
On odd days the draisines run from Altenglan to Staudernheim.
The prices apply to the hire of a draisine for one day, irrespective of the length of the route booked.
Bicycle draisine for 4 persons
Workdays (Tues-Fri): € 39.00
Saturday/Sunday/Public holiday: € 49.00
Conference draisine for 7 persons
Workdays (Tues-Fri): 69.00 EUR
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday: € 79.00
€ 92.00 (Workdays, Tues-Fri), € 96.00 (Saturday, Sunday)
Hand lever draisine
€ 110.00 for 8 persons, each additional person € 12.00 per draisine and ride. (max. 13 persons = € 170.00)
The draisine season 2021 starts on Saturday, 27 March 2021 and ends on< Sunday, 31 October 2021.
From 27 From March to 24 October, the draisines run daily, except Mondays, between 9 am and 7 pm
Exception:On public holidays, there are also draisine rides on Mondays.
In the last week of October, the draisine will only be open on the weekend of 29-31 October 2021 .