Schwäbische Alb

Mountains & beer — 2 days cycling through the Swabian Jura

Schwäbische Alb

Mountains & beer — 2 days cycling through the Swabian Jura

Bike Touring Collection by Schwäbische Alb

The Berg Bier Tour (Mountain Beer Tour) showcases two of the Swabian Alb’s specialities – mountains and beer. This varied cycling adventure gives you a glimpse behind the scenes at breweries where you can taste homemade beers and regional dishes. But that’s not all, you will also immerse yourself in the Swabian Jura’s unique nature as you ride through romantic valleys, discover breathtaking caves, and explore impressive karst springs.

The Berg Bier Tour was created by the cities of Münsingen and Ehingen together with the Alb-Danube district and the Berg Brauerei. Over the course of 70 miles (112 km), it takes you from the city of Münsingen through the Lautertal valley to the Danube River and on to the towns of Ehingen and Blaubeuren. You then ride back to Münsingen through the Swabian Alb’s spectacular biosphere. The loop is ideal for a two day cycling holiday.

Your journey begins from the Mobility Centre in Münsingen where you can also hire e-bikes. The centre is located next to the train station making it easy to reach the start point with the Swabian Jura train. Alternatively, you can also join the route in Ehingen where there is also a train station.

Thanks to the Berg Bier Tour’s well-developed cycle paths, good public transport connections, wonderful places to visit, and multiple accommodation options, it has been awarded four stars by the German Cycling Federation (ADFC). On the way, you can visit unique highlights such as the Hohler Fels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the turquoise Blautopf Lake, and untouched nature in abundance. Of course, you pass lots of breweries where you can stop to taste delicious beers and enjoy a guided tour too.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    03:20
    31.7 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts at Münsingen train station. Here you can easily get there with the Swabian Alb Railway. If you don't have your own bike with you, you can borrow one here at the mobility center to go on the two-day round tour.From Münsingen you cycle over a hill and through beautiful forest into the Lautertal. Here you follow the playful loops of the great Lauter and enjoy idyllic nature along the well-developed bike path. On the way you pass cozy villages where you will find numerous refreshment stops. From a hearty lunch to delicious cakes and refreshing beer, you will find everything your heart desires here.Finally you will reach the confluence of the Große Lauter in the Danube. From here you follow the Danube eastwards to Ehingen-Berg, the stage destination, where you can end the day with a stop at the Berg brewery. In the brewery, which gives this bike tour its name, you can also take a guided tour behind the scenes.You will find enough places to stay in Ehingen-Berg. Alternatively, you can cycle about three kilometers further to the city of Ehingen, where you will find a train station as well as other accommodation.

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    Difficult
    04:42
    40.4 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the start of the second stage, you first drive to Ehingen, a few kilometers away. Here, in the beer culture city, you can treat yourself to a second breakfast.Freshly strengthened, you then cycle through picturesque fields, wide meadows and along romantic forests to Schelklingen, where you can visit the Hohler Fels cave, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.With unique impressions in your luggage, you then drive along the Ach to Blaubeuren, where the next natural wonder awaits you: Here the blue rises from one of the largest karst springs in Germany, the Blautopf. In the immediate vicinity is the Blaubeuren monastery, which is also worth a visit.After the detour to Blaubeuren, the path leads you through the magical Tiefental. Here you cycle through deep forests and past impressive rocks, always uphill. On the way you can take a breather at cozy resting and barbecue areas. Arrived at the upper end of the valley, you can take a detour to the Sontheimer Höhle, where you will also find a place to stop for refreshments.Via Feldstetten you then get to the Swabian Alb biosphere area, where you cycle through untouched nature to Münsingen, the starting point of the two-day round tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    2
  • Distance
    72.2 mi
  • Duration
    08:02 h
  • Elevation
    3,800 ft

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