Do you want to know what ‘Schäufele’, bird soup and grotto cheese are and what they taste like? Then come with us on a cycling Tour through the Nuremberg region and its rich gastronomy.
In this Collection, we’ve put together nine top Tours for you. They’re all ideal to work up a big appetite whilst cycling and then tuck into delicious food afterward. You pass rustic inns, enjoy beer gardens tucked away in hidden nature, and quench your thirst with freshly brewed Seidla beer, right from its source. The heart of the Franconian Alb mountains is home to some of the best breweries in Germany. For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, there’s also delicious apple juice made from the neighbouring orchard meadow too.
In addition to the rich culinary offerings, you also find a variety of cultural and scenic highlights. You cycle through medieval villages, peer from castles over the hills of the Franconian Alps, cycle along idyllic river valleys and get a deep insight into the earth's surface in the Jura Caves Adventure World in Veldensteiner Winkel.
All Tours start at a railway station so you can easily reach them by public transport via Nuremberg. If you try a little too much of the delicious cuisine and find it hard to get back on your saddle, you can also stay at many of the inns en route as they offer accommodation for the night. So, there’s nothing between you and hearty enjoyment besides one decision – what’s for dinner.
The round tour starts in Lauf an der Pegnitz. You first drive through the Sebalder Reichswald towards Oedenberg. The place is on the Liashöhe, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the area of the Lorenzer and Sebalder Reichswaldes. In Oedenberg Castle, which was first mentioned in 1319 and is now an inviting inn, you can take a break for the first time. The cabbage sausage from the in-house butcher's shop is particularly recommended here.
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This culture tour starts in Ottensoos, not far from Lauf an der Pegnitz. You cycle on flat paths to Henfenfeld, which is over 900 years old. The local castle was the seat of the Pfinzing patrician family from Nuremberg for 300 years. Paul Pfinzing is the creator of the “Pfinzing Atlas”, a detailed survey map of parts of the Franconian Alb that is still important for research today.
This round starts from Ochenbruck an der Schwarzach (Nürnberger Land cycle tour No. 15) towards the forest and after a short time you cross the old Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal. It goes through the towns of Unterferrieden and Oberferrieden, which lies on the European watershed North Sea-Black Sea. In Ezelsdorf you can visit the site of the "Goldhut", a 3,500-year-old cult object.