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Cycling the Tauber Valley in Germany – Incredible paths & scenery

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Cycling the Tauber Valley in Germany – Incredible paths & scenery

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus



1-2 h

/ day

63.4 mi

2,100 ft

3,025 ft

Castles and palaces, magnificent nature and the clear waters of the Tauber River meandering through a lush green landscape – this is the backdrop for an adventure on one of Germany's most popular cycle paths. It’s the ‘Lovely Tauber Valley: The Classic’ (‘Liebliches Taubertal: Der Klassiker’) cycle route. Families with children will feel just as comfortable as ambitious touring cyclists on the well-maintained trail with its pleasantly flat gradients. Together, you can visit all kinds of sights along the way, combining history, adventure and tranquillity. Does life get much more beautiful than this?

The 100-kilometre (62 mi) cycle path takes you from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wertheim am Main. In this Collection, we have divided the classic route into three daily stages, each ending in a place with plenty of amenities. This makes it easier for you to find refreshment and accommodation. Of course, you can plan your own stages from the full Tour. There are many warm, friendly and welcoming establishments in our region.

It’s not for nothing that the cycle path has been awarded the top rating of five stars by the ADFC five times in a row. This is the highest award that can be given to long-distance cycle routes, both nationally and internationally. Only two cycle paths in Germany and four in Europe can boast this rating. As a special treat, various sound stations with audio guides inform you about the Tauber landscape in an interesting and informative manner. Information is available at: liebliches-taubertal.de/Erleben/Radfahren/Hoerstationen.html.

There are also breakdown services, as well as bicycle and e-bike rentals, along the cycle path. You can find a list of these at liebliches-taubertal.de/Erleben/Radfahren/Servicestationen.html.

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    Stage 1: Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Weikersheim – "Lovely Tauber Valley – The Classic".

    24.2 mi
    10.7 mph
    825 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the “Liebliches Taubertal - Der Klassiker” cycle path takes you from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Weikersheim. The 39-kilometer route is almost always pleasantly downhill.


    The cycle tour "Lovely Tauber Valley - The Classic" begins right at the train station in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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  2. 01:52
    20.4 mi
    10.9 mph
    350 ft
    525 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you cycle on a slightly steep 32 kilometers from Weikersheim to Tauberbischofsheim. On the easy route you can particularly enjoy the bike path "Liebliches Taubertal - Der Klassiker".


    Behind Weikersheim you cycle past beautiful orchards near the shore. Depending on the season, you can experience

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  4. 01:51
    18.7 mi
    10.1 mph
    925 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage of the bike path "Lovely Taubertal - The Classic", especially beautiful sections await you. You cycle 30 kilometers from Tauberbischofsheim to Wertheim, where the Tauber flows into the Main.


    Behind Tauberbischofsheim you will be greeted by lush green meadows and some fields through which

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    63.4 mi
  • Duration
    05:59 h
  • Elevation
    2,100 ft3,025 ft

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