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Castles, beer and wine — beautiful rides in the Hass mountains

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Castles, beer and wine — beautiful rides in the Hass mountains

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

23

Tours

61:41 h

646 mi

31,500 ft

Come cycle here in Germany’s Haßberge Nature Park! Explore the gently rolling landscape of the Haßberge Mountains with their natural and historical richness on 23 half- and full-day Tours in beautiful Franconia in the north of Bavaria.

On quiet paths, pedal through sun-drenched vineyards in the Abt-Degen wine valley; to castles, palaces and ruins in the German Castle Corner; through picturesque half-timbered villages; colourful mixed forests and wide orchard meadows to blue bathing lakes in the Haßberge Nature Park. What could be better than making plans for your next cycling holiday right now, at a time when nature is beckoning you outdoors in full force? Simply browse our Tours and save your favourite routes.

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    Abbot Degen wine valley cycle route

    Difficult
    06:13
    62.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Enjoyable through the Abt-Degen wine valley.

    

    Simply a region to enjoy: with characterful, distinctive wines, high-quality, regional cuisine and a landscape characterized by vineyards in which the pearl of Franconia has been cultivated for centuries: the Silvaner.

    

    On the continuously signposted Abt-Degen

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    30.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Exchange drafty castle for representative castle! The Haßberge are not known as the land of castles, palaces and ruins for nothing. With 20 prehistoric refuge castles and ramparts, 15 castles and 26 palaces, it is no wonder that powerful castles rise on almost every mountain and enchanted palaces adorn

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    20.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    He was a great patron of the arts and is considered the last knight of Franconia. Christian Truchsess von Wetzhausen not only founded the literary circle of the Bettenburger Round Table, but also left a diverse legacy to the then and present residents of the Haßberge, which has shaped the country and its people to this day.

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  • Easy
    02:17
    25.0 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The small river Steinach, which comes from the Schweinfurt Oberland and flows into the Main near Schonungen, was for a long time the number one economic factor and lifeline in this picturesque side valley. Various mills that are still preserved today bear witness to this. The natural idyll of the Main

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  • Difficult
    01:47
    17.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    In addition to what is probably the most famous legend surrounding the founding of the town of Königshofen, there are still a few legendary stories about castles, springs and special rock formations here in the southeastern Grabfeld, the picturesque stretch of land between Bad Königshofen and the northern

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  • Intermediate
    02:36
    27.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A tour through the picture book idyll characterized by picturesque half-timbered villages in which the great Franconian poet Friedrich Rückert spent his childhood

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  • Easy
    02:05
    20.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Divided villages, divided castles, divided countries. Over the centuries, a lot has been shared here in the area north-east of Bad Könisghofen. But many things have found each other again more or less unexpectedly. On this bike tour between Bad Königshofen and the former inner-German border, we could

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    26.2 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    For almost 40 years, the inner-German border divided the extreme north of Bavaria from the southernmost part of Thuringia and thus the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) from the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    

    On this tour, find out what consequences "the Wall" had for the region, the people and nature

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  • Intermediate
    02:32
    27.3 mi
    10.8 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Landscape idyll meets castle romance: Discover the variety of picturesque country castles in the Haßberge.

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  • Difficult
    02:37
    27.7 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Whether you are an aristocratic patron of the arts or a mathematical genius: great thinkers sometimes come from small towns and cities

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    24.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Haßberge are not one of the regions that throws around relevant clichés or offers world-famous sights. Rather, it is the many small historical "markers" that give the region its charm and present-day image. Regardless of whether it is a noble family, dioceses, different denominations or world religions

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  • Intermediate
    01:56
    19.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Here a romantic moated castle, there a mystical lake in the middle of the forest. A whole village full of witch houses and a park where fairy tales have almost come true. All of this is the southwestern Grabfeld, where the wooded hills of the Haßberge slowly merge into the Grabfeldgau basin. A landscape

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  • Easy
    02:41
    31.1 mi
    11.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A tour in which the idyllic landscape of the two river valleys of Baunach and Itz meet the culinary culture of enjoyment and the variety of beers in Upper Franconia.

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  • Intermediate
    02:14
    24.6 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Deep forests, sun-drenched vineyards, old meadow orchards and flowering hedgerows between small fields. A tour that contains everything that makes the Hassberge Nature Park so livable and lovable.

    

    In the Haßberge Nature Park you are noticeably close to nature. The gentle low mountain ranges combine unforgettable

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    23.1 mi
    10.5 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Sometimes with a pointed tower, sometimes with an onion dome, sometimes made of half-timbering, sometimes made of fieldstone or sandstone. Basically, they always shape the image of every village or city. Religious buildings such as chapels, churches and in some places monasteries have shaped our country

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  • Difficult
    02:44
    29.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    A tour between enjoying nature and history that shows that political and cultural borders do not always have to be the same.

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  • Easy
    01:56
    21.9 mi
    11.3 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A tour through a region where the age-old Franconian tradition of drinking your beer directly "on" the cellar is still upheld. In addition, there are several pretty places in the picturesque landscape around the south-eastern foothills of the Haßberge and the Main valley just outside Bamberg.

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    35.9 mi
    11.2 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Not only political units meet at the border of the two administrative districts of Lower and Upper Franconia. The two culinary heavyweights, beer and wine francs, also come together here to create a unique hotspot of variety. The tour has something to offer for every palate and shows how wonderfully

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  • Difficult
    04:00
    32.1 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With its old and wild forests, the northern Steigerwald is a very special natural highlight full of life and biodiversity. The Main, which has been subject to strong human influence since the 1860s, has also developed into a real lifeline and important home for many fish and especially bird species in

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  • Easy
    02:28
    27.6 mi
    11.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Easy e-bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A wild ride through the epochs and turmoil of time: from medieval towns to magnificent baroque castles and the time of inner-German division and the Iron Curtain, history can be experienced up close in the truest sense of the word on this tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    23
  • Distance
    646 mi
  • Duration
    61:41 h
  • Elevation
    31,500 ft

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