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A cyclist's dream — Germany’s Regnitz cycle path

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A cyclist's dream — Germany’s Regnitz cycle path

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

4

Tours

09:40 h

98.9 mi

1,875 ft

Surrounded by Franconian Switzerland’s hills, the Steigerwald and the southern Haßberge hills, the Regnitz Cycle Path runs between Nuremberg and Bischberg, near Bamberg. Green meadows and luscious riverbanks are your constant companions as you ride. You’ll also encounter rich history and culture along the way as you visit historic waterwheels, locks and ancient towns. The Regnitz Cycle Path is the stuff cycling dreams are made of.

You can choose between two options when you ride the Regnitz Cycle Path which can also be combined to make a loop. The 52-mile (85 km) valley route takes you along the Regnitz River. On the way, you’ll pass picturesque villages and towns such as Fürth, Erlangen and Forchheim. The second option is the 45-mile (73 km) canal route which runs directly along the Main-Danube Canal.

In this Collection, we show you both routes, combined to make a loop from Nuremberg. Covering 100 miles (160 km), we’ve split the route into four stages. In all stage destinations you’ll find different accommodation options to suit any budget as well as a railway station. The Regnitz Cycle Path is the most beautiful during the warm summer months when you can enjoy your breaks in quaint beer gardens and cosy terraces, indulging in Franconian specialties.

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RegnitzRadweg (4 Etappen) – Fernradwege in Franken

98.4 mi

1,900 ft

1,900 ft

Last updated: January 26, 2019

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    Intermediate
    02:42
    28.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    500 ft
    600 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the Regnitz cycle path begins in Nuremberg at Wöhrder See and leads you on the valley route to Forchheim. The lake is not far from the Nuremberg train station, which you can reach by both local and long-distance trains. At Wöhrder See you will also find a beautiful city beach, if you

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    25.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    600 ft
    700 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    On the second stage the valley route of the RegnitzRadweg takes you from Forchheim to Bischberg near Bamberg. If you have not seen so much of Forchheim the day before, it's worth paying a visit to the old town before the tour. You can discover such great relics as the fish boxes on the Wiesent.

    

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  • Easy
    01:58
    19.9 mi
    10.2 mph
    250 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the canal route today it goes from Bischberg back to Forchheim. But you do not follow the loop of the Regnitz, but cycle most of the time along the dead straight Main-Donau-Kanal.

    

    The first goal of today's stage is Bamberg. In the city you cross the river Regnitz and cycle to the bank of the Main-Danube

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    25.6 mi
    10.2 mph
    550 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage of the Regnitz cycle path takes you today on the canal route from Forchheim back to Nuremberg.

    

    In Forchheim you follow the Main-Danube Canal, which flows past wide fields in a gentle curve. You pass the village of Hausen and finally cycle on a straight section that couldn't be nicer: on

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    98.9 mi
  • Duration
    09:40 h
  • Elevation
    1,875 ft

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