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Gentle hills, rivers & forests – cycling in Germany’s Nuremberg Land

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Gentle hills, rivers & forests – cycling in Germany’s Nuremberg Land

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

10

Tours

21:38 h

179 mi

11,850 ft

Riding through wonderful nature, pausing to explore medieval villages, before continuing through shady forests, along meandering rivers and past mystical rock formations – the Nuremberg Land is an incredible place to cycle. This region in the north of Bavaria, north of the city of Nuremberg, offers green rolling countryside and gentle hills. The routes in this Collection will guide you to beautiful vantage points on the Alb Plateau and across wild valleys with plenty of beer gardens and traditional inns too.

The 10 routes in this Collection vary in length and difficulty, ranging from short, flat rides for the whole family to challenging loops with tough climbs. Two of the routes take you to different start and endpoints whilst eight of them are round trips. You will discover the region on a network of well-maintained cycleways.

The routes will take you through the luscious Pegnitz Valley past colourful meadows and striking rock faces and along the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal. As you ride, you can learn more about the region’s fascinating history as you pass half-timbered cottages and impressive castles such as Veldenstein and Burgthann castles.

It’s easy to reach Nuremberg Land via train as the region has excellent transport connections. You can find more information, here: vgn.de.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:04
    15.9 mi
    7.7 mph
    850 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The idyllic Pegnitztal cycle path is always along the water. Due to its level routing, this tour is suitable for the whole family. From Neuhaus an der Pegnitz with its stately Veldenstein Castle, you first cycle through picturesque settlements along the river. You can easily reach Neuhaus by train. Then

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  • Intermediate
    01:51
    16.4 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,050 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Pegnitz-Laber bike path takes you over 26 kilometers to places of interest in the Nuremberg region. You start in Hersbruck, which you can easily reach by train, and cycle through the historic center. At first it goes through the Pegnitz meadows, then you turn to Henfenfeld and follow the babbling

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    23.6 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This loop takes you in a figure of eight loop through the beautiful hilly landscape around Lauf an der Pegnitz. Most of the time it goes along side roads and bike paths with only a few moderate climbs. At the beginning you cycle from run through small towns, shady forest and along small streams. In Oedenberg

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  • Intermediate
    01:47
    14.1 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Nürnberger Land cycle tour No. 5 starts in Rupprechtstegen in the Pegnitztal, which you can also reach by train. At the station there is a converted old railway car, which now houses a snack bar and bike rental - so you can ride this round without your own bike. From here you climb up to the karst

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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 Felsberg with Veldenstein Castle, a complex that is well worth seeing. A short tour through the village takes you past various communal

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  • Intermediate
    01:51
    15.0 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The starting point of the tour (Nürnberger Land cycle tour No. 10) is at the Happurger reservoir, which lies between the mighty massif of the Houbirg and the Deckersberg. You cycle south along the lakeshore. At Kainsbach the long climb up to Schupf begins, where there is a concentration camp memorial

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    16.6 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short round (Nürnberger Land cycle tour no. 14) with only a slightly crisper climb is suitable for the whole family. From the train station in Altdorf near Nuremberg it goes up to Hegnenberg, from where you have a wide view. In addition, the cherry orchards there are not only a popular destination

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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

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  • Easy
    01:45
    13.8 mi
    7.9 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the family-friendly Nürnberger Land cycle tour No. 16 is Feucht, which you can also reach by train. In addition to three magnificent manor houses and many picturesque half-timbered houses, Feucht also has interesting museums to offer. Whether you explore them before or after your

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  • Intermediate
    02:06
    16.2 mi
    7.7 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour (Nürnberger Land Radrundtour No. 17) you can look forward to long stretches in the shady forest. You start at the train station in Feucht and cycle into the Nuremberg Reichswald. On flat forest paths you pass the goldfish pond and continue through the wonderful nature. You can make a few

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    179 mi
  • Duration
    21:38 h
  • Elevation
    11,850 ft

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