Around the city of Stuttgart, you can explore five different administrative districts each with its own fascinating landscapes and unique nature. A circular route for e-bikes winds through these wonderful areas, over the heights of the Swabian Jura UNESCO biosphere reserve, into the Schönbuch and Swabian-Franconian forest nature parks. You discover the picturesque wine region and Swabian fruit paradise along the Neckar and Rems rivers. The UNESCO World Heritage Limes in the Swabian Forest and the Schiller city of Marbach also lie en route.
In this Collection, we present the 400 kilometre (248 mile) long main route of the Stuttgart Region Electric Bike Tour which takes you through the districts of Ludwigsburg, Böblingen, Esslingen, Göppingen, and Rems-Murr. Each county has its own unique beauty such as picturesque wine terraces, sublime mountains with unforgettable views, deep forests, romantic river valleys, charming half-timbered towns, and more.
On the way, you can enjoy great infrastructure for e-bikers. There are 45 networked pedelec rental points waiting for you which allow you to experience the region even without your own e-bike. In addition, there are more than 100 bike-friendly businesses with charging stations en route. You can ride the entire route as a six-day circular or only cycle certain sections as day Tours. There are lots of opportunities to hop on a Stuttgart S-Bahn train or regional train along the route to get back to the state capital.
The main route of the Stuttgart e-bike region in the Ludwigsburg district begins at Erdmannhausen. From Stuttgart you can take the S4 to Kirchberg (Murr) and cycle from there to the starting point, which is in the middle of the fields. Alternatively, you can get off one stop earlier in Erdmannhausen and join the tour directly.From Erdmannhausen you drive through the Murrtal to its confluence with the Neckar near Marbach. From here you roll along the banks of the Neckar through picturesque orchards and past old terraced vineyards to Großingersheim. Then you cycle through the Bietigheim forest to Bietigheim-Bissingen on the Enz and follow the playful river loops through the Enz Valley.At Unterriexingen you turn into the beautiful Glemstal and reach Schwieberdingen via Markgröningen. Both are beautiful cities with pretty half-timbered houses that invite you to linger.Behind Schwieberdingen you continue upstream along the Glems and pass beautiful meadows, wide fields and romantic woods. Shortly before the end of the section through the Ludwigsburg district, you pass Ditzingen. You will reach your destination in the fields between Ditzingen and Höfingen, where the outer border of the district is.Both in Ditzingen and Höfingen you have a connection to the S6 and S60 to Stuttgart.
The main route of the Stuttgart e-bike region in the Boeblingen district begins between Ditzingen and Höfingen. From Stuttgart you can take the S6 or S60 S-Bahn lines to both Ditzingen and Höfingen.Behind the starting point you cycle past Höfingen and follow the beautiful bike path through the scenic Glemstal to Leonberg. Via Renningen and Malmsheim you finally reach Weil der Stadt, the heart of the Heckengäus.On the Würmtal cycle path you get to Ehningen. On the way you can enjoy fascinating views of artistic sculptures that were erected in the middle of the picturesque landscape. In Ehningen you have made about half of this section and can treat yourself to a well-deserved break.With new strength, you then drive through the atmospheric Krebsbachtal to Herrenberg. The route then leads you through the quiet forests of the Schönbuch Nature Park, first via Weil im Schönbuch, then to Waldenbuch and further into Siebenmühlental, where you reach the outer border of the Böblingen district.You have a connection to the train in Weil im Schönbuch. From here you can take the RB46 to Böblingen. If you are planning a multi-day tour, you will also find various accommodation options in Waldenbuch.
Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.
The Esslingen district begins in the Siebenmühlental near Waldenbuch and this is exactly where the starting point of this tour on the main route of the Stuttgart e-bike region through the Esslingen district lies.You can take public transport from Böblingen to Weil im Schönbuch and follow the route through the Böblingen district to the starting point of this tour for about ten kilometers, or you can only get on the route in Nürtingen. Various regional trains will take you from Stuttgart to Nürtingen.To start with, you cycle through the picturesque Aichtal to Aich. Here you turn south and shortly afterwards you reach the Neckar, which you follow to Nürtingen. From Nürtingen it goes south again. Always slightly uphill you work your way to Kohlberg, which is on the edge of the Swabian Alb. The route now leads you along the Albtraufs and enchants you again and again with fantastic views of the steep mountains of the Swabian Alb.At Owen you turn into the beautiful Lautertal and follow the river for a short distance before you take the "Alte Steige" to the Alb plateau. On the plateau you cycle through the wonderful forest and meadow landscape of the unique biosphere area and soon afterwards you will reach the outer border of the Esslingen district.You have a connection to the train to Kirchheim Teck in Oberlenningen. Up on the Alb plateau, Schopfloch is the last place before the end of the tour. In and around Schopfloch you will find various holiday apartments and mountain huts to stay overnight.
The district of Göppingen begins shortly after Schopfloch on the Swabian Alb. The corresponding section of the main route of the Stuttgart e-bike region also starts here. About ten kilometers from the starting point, you will find a train station in Oberlenningen that is suitable for your journey.At the beginning you roll through the wild and romantic Hasental past the Filsursprung to Wiesensteig. In the Filstal you cycle through several villages to Geislingen an der Steige. Here you leave the Fils and drive through a deeply cut valley, which is lined by forested mountains, up to the Kriegsburren.Then a well-deserved descent via Weißenstein to Nenningen awaits you. Through the picturesque Christental you climb the next steep ascent to the Reiterleskapelle, from which you can enjoy unforgettable views.Through a wonderful field, meadow and forest landscape, you then drive in steady up and down to the Drei Kaiserberge, Hohenstaufen, Rechberg and Stuifen. You reach the Herrenbachstausee via Wäschenbeuren and Adelberg. Shortly afterwards you come to the outer border of the district of Göppingen.In Adelberg you have a variety of accommodation options to choose from. The nearest train station can be found in Schorndorf, a few kilometers away. Here you have a connection to the S2 to Stuttgart as well as to various regional and long-distance trains.
The main route of the Stuttgart e-bike region in the Rems-Murr district begins on the outskirts of Oberberken. The closest train stations to get to the starting point are in the Rems Valley. For example, Winterbach, where you can get to with the S2 from Stuttgart, or Schorndorf with an additional connection to regional and long-distance rail transport.At the beginning of the tour you cycle from the starting point at Oberberken through the Schurwald down to Winterbach. Then you roll through the beautiful Remstal, where you pass Schorndorf and Plüderhausen. In Lorch you turn north and drive through the forest to the Welzheimer plateau.Here you cycle along the former Roman-Germanic border, the so-called Limes, and repeatedly come across traces of the Romans, such as old watchtowers or forts. With a view over the wide landscape to the Kaiser Mountains, you drive over the plateau to Ebnisee, where you can take a well-deserved break.Afterwards, it continues through romantic forest and past picturesque orchards until a rapid descent finally leads you down into the Murrtal. Here you reach Murrhardt, where you reach the goal of the first stage through the Rems-Murr district.In Murrhardt you will find various accommodation options, including holiday apartments, hotels and a youth hostel. At the train station you have a connection to regional trains that go to Stuttgart, among others.
The second stage of the main route in the Rems-Murr district of the Stuttgart e-bike region begins in Murrhardt. To start with, you drive from Murrtal to the heights of the Swabian Forest.The route takes you alternately through the silence of the deep forests and over open fields and meadows, from which you can enjoy unique views of the impressive landscape. As on the first stage, you cycle along the former Limes and can discover exciting excavation sites and impressive reconstructions of watchtowers along the way.After about half of the route, a long, winding descent awaits you that will take you to Spielberg. The village is deeply cut into the valley through which the still young Lauter flows. On the other side, it goes steeply up to the Juxkopf, then on via Nassach and through wonderfully wide forests.Finally the forest clears and gives you a fantastic view of the Heilbronner Land. On a long descent you roll through picturesque wine-growing areas and reach Kirchberg an der Murr. At the end of the stage, you cross the Murr and reach the destination of the tour on the other side of the Murrtal, where the Rems-Murr district ends and the Ludwigsburg district begins.In Kirchberg an der Murr you have a connection to the S4 towards Stuttgart.