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From Ulm to Heilbronn in southwestern Germany – Alb-Neckar Cycleway

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From Ulm to Heilbronn in southwestern Germany – Alb-Neckar Cycleway

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna

2-4

days

3-6 h

/ day

130 mi

5,500 ft

6,525 ft

Glistening rivers flowing through wild valleys, thick forests blanketing pretty hills and wide, open countryside offering unforgettable views – the Alb-Neckar Cycleway takes you through wonderful landscapes in the south-west of Germany. As well as unique and varied nature, you can look forward to sleepy villages, cosy towns, and charming cities brimming with historical half-timbered houses.

The Alb Neckar CycleWay winds its way through Baden-Württemberg from Ulm to Heilbronn for just over 200 kilometres (124 miles). It takes you across the Swabian Jura mountain range and along picturesque valleys of the river Neckar, Rems and Bottwart. In this Collection, I guide you along the cycle path in five stages, which average about 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) in length.

This five-day Tour sets off from Ulm, which is easy to reach with regional and long-distance trains. Of course, you could also cycle there! The Danube Cycle Path runs through Ulm (komoot.de/collection/359). In Heilbronn, where the Alb-Neckar Cycleway concludes, you also have the option to take the train home or continue your adventure on the Neckar Valley Cycle Path.

You will find plenty of accommodation options in the stage destinations. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafés and cosy beer gardens en route where you can indulge to your heart’s content. On the Alb-Neckar Cycleway, you can enjoy the combination of beautiful landscape, idyllic nature, and Swabian cuisine to the fullest.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    03:16
    29.0 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,825 ft
    875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The first stage of the Alb-Neckar cycle path begins in Ulm on the banks of the Danube. It's not particularly long, but it is crisp towards the end, because it leads you up to the Alb. You can get to the starting point of the stage, for example, via the Danube Cycle Path or you can take a long-distance or regional train to the nearby main train station.

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    25.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,275 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From Laichingen you drive on the high plateau of the Swabian Alb through the sparsely populated region and enjoy a lot of untouched nature along the way. From the higher elevations you often have fascinating views far over the beautiful landscape, which is characterized by lush meadows and deep forests.After about half of the route you will reach the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    27.3 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Bad Boll you roll to the start of the third stage on the Alb-Neckar cycle path through a beautiful, rural area down to the Filstal. You can enjoy wonderful views over the open, wide landscape on the way.At Göppingen you cross the Fils and cycle uphill on the other side of the valley along the Marbach. You drive …

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    25.7 mi
    10.7 mph
    700 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The fourth stage takes you on the first section through the beautiful Remstal. Behind Winterbach you cycle a bit along the wonderfully renatured river and then leave the Rems for a short time.Over the hill of the Sörenberg you drive past picturesque vineyards, idyllic allotment gardens and wide fields to Neckarrems. Here the Rems flows into the Neckar, which you now follow on the Neckar Valley Cycle Path.

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  • Intermediate
    02:17
    22.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    700 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage on the Alb-Neckar cycle path is also the shortest. So it's wonderful to end the beautiful bike tour comfortably. Immediately after the start of the stage you will reach the banks of the Murr, which flows into the Neckar near Marbach.You follow it up the river and enjoy impressive views of the water and the lush …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    130 mi
  • Duration
    13:13 h
  • Elevation
    5,500 ft6,525 ft

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