Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel

Gravel biking through the land of 1,000 hills – Kraichgau-Stromberg in Germany

© Martin Donat | lifecyclemag.de

Gravel biking through the land of 1,000 hills – Kraichgau-Stromberg in Germany

6

Tours

21:23 h

152 mi

11,525 ft

Up and down it goes as you ride through the heart of enchanting hills, vineyards and idyllic forests and past tranquil lakes, with gravel crunching under your tyres. You take a break in a charming half-timbered village and stop to catch your breath and admire the beautiful view. The land of 1,000 hills in Germany offers gravel bike Tours for all your senses.

In this Collection, we show you six varied Tours through the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park. Lonely roads lead through rolling hills, flanked by vineyards and orchards, and gravel roads carve through peaceful forests. A gravel bike is the perfect companion for Tours in Kraichgau-Stromberg, allowing you to really get to know the region from your saddle.

The routes are physically challenging but they’re also rewarding, with lots of cultural and culinary highlights en route. You pass by fairytale castle ruins, roll through medieval-looking villages and explore monasteries. If you get hungry, you can indulge in regional dishes such as asparagus, Maultaschen ravioli and Grumbir Wurscht croquettes washed down with a glass of wine. There are lots of cosy traditional Besenwirtschaften taverns en route.

Most of the Tours in this Collection are easily accessible by train. The routes work well as day rides on a weekend or as an epic biking holiday. The region is made for cycling adventures. In central Germany, there are numerous bed & bike hotels, inns and rustic taverns that cater to cyclists. If the Tours in this Collection aren’t enough for you, you’ll find plenty more inspiring rides in the region. Kraichgau-Stromberg has more than 2,000 kilometres (1,242 mi) of bike paths and 28 waymarked Tours that are waiting to be discovered.

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
    Intermediate
    02:15
    17.4 mi
    7.7 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the south of the land of 1000 hills lies the largest town in the Enzkreis, Mühlacker - but it is actually quite tranquil. Mühlacker is embedded in the fantastically …

    translated byView Original
  • Difficult
    03:26
    23.1 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Why travel to Tuscany when you can also drive through Kraichgau and Stromberg? On this tour through the idyllic Streitbachtal you will definitely get that real holiday feeling. You drive …

    translated byView Original
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Difficult
    03:04
    20.9 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This gravel tour offers a wonderful mix of remote paths through nature and cultural and scenic highlights. The 380 meter high Schlossberg, which gives this tour its name, is the …

    translated byView Original
  • Difficult
    03:33
    27.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Much more variety is not possible: On this tour you can enjoy wonderful views, the wide landscape of the Kraichgau, the cozy charm of the small wine villages on the way, a refreshing stop at the bathing lake and a trip into the past of the region on the journey along the Eppinger Line. Everything this beautiful area has to offer - packed into a wonderful gravel route that is guaranteed not to be boring.

    translated byView Original
  • Difficult
    04:36
    30.2 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wine, foresight and pure gravel - that's the motto of this almost 50-kilometer tour. It leads up and down through the beautiful landscape of the Stromberg-Heuchelberg nature park and is quite a bit demanding. However, there are enough opportunities for short breaks along the way. Whether it's a wine bar or a lookout point - if you take it easy, you can master the long gravel loop with pleasure.

    translated byView Original
  • Difficult
    04:30
    33.5 mi
    7.5 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    If you want to experience the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park in all its facets, then a "Nature Park Crossing" on the gravel bike is just right for you. On this tour, you drive across the nature park from the Heuchelberger Warte to Mühlacker, full of views and variety. You will experience the land of 1000 hills with all its vantage points, the picturesque vineyards, its cozy villages and cultural highlights in a particularly intense way.

    translated byView Original

Like this Collection?

Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    152 mi
  • Duration
    21:23 h
  • Elevation
    11,525 ft

You Might Also Like

Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel

Gravel biking through the land of 1,000 hills – Kraichgau-Stromberg in Germany