The starting point for this 71 km long cycle route is the source of the river in Willingen, near the highest elevation of the Westerwald, the Fuchskaute. Via Bad Marienberg with its climbing forest, the barefoot trail and the wildlife park, the Nister Cycle Route wends its way to Hachenburg. A few kilometres from Hachenburg you reach another sight: the Marienstatt Monastery. Passing through Kroppacher Schweiz, the route continues on to Heimborn-Ehrlich, where the Kleine Nister flows into the Große Nister – a confluence known as the 'Deutsches Eck of the Westerwald'. The final stage of the Nister Cycle Route leads to Wissen, where the romantic castle of Schönstein awaits you.
The Westerwaldschleife is more suitable for experienced cyclists with a good level of endurance. It stretches for 228 kilometres from Linz am Rhein via the heights of the Westerwald to Diez an der Lahn. It can be divided into three stages with various amounts of climbing (from 1090 to 1410 metres): from Linz am Rhein to Wissen an der Sieg (75 km), from Wissen an der Sieg to Bad Marienberg (81 km) and from Bad Marienberg to Diez an der Lahn (72 km). The route mainly consists of well-constructed forest and farm roads, quiet local roads, abandoned railway routes and selected cycling routes.