Nürnberger Land

Culinary cycling Tours in the heart of the Franconian Alb mountains

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Culinary cycling Tours in the heart of the Franconian Alb mountains

Bike Touring Collection by Nürnberger Land

9

Tours

24:22 h

205 mi

13,375 ft

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.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    03:24
    28.9 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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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  • Intermediate
    01:56
    16.3 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This short but hilly round takes you from Happurg to Alfeld and back again. You drive in the shadow of the Houbirg mountain through the center of fruit growing in …

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  • Difficult
    03:31
    28.1 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this varied tour you will experience the medieval town of Hersbruck, Hohenstein Castle, proudly enthroned on the mountain, and the romantic Pegnitz valley. You can reach the starting point …

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  • Intermediate
    02:10
    20.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.

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  • Intermediate
    01:29
    13.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The four-valleys cycle tour starts in Pommelsbrunn, forty minutes by train from Nuremberg. On a very beautiful bike path you follow the course of the Högenbach towards Hartmannshof. You drive …

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  • Intermediate
    04:02
    30.7 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This round tour begins in Lauf an der Pegnitz directly at the train station. At the beginning you follow the Heroldsberger Mühlenweg and cycle slightly upwards into the forest to …

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  • Intermediate
    02:05
    17.7 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.

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  • Difficult
    03:36
    29.6 mi
    8.2 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This sporty round (Nürnberger Land Radrundtour No. 6) starts at the train station in Neuhaus an der Pegnitz. The houses of the village are located at the foot of the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    19.0 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The round south of Lauf an der Pegnitz takes you once around the Moritzberg. So that you are definitely hungry in the land of delicious Franconian cuisine, the bike tour …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    205 mi
  • Duration
    24:22 h
  • Elevation
    13,375 ft

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