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Wide views and great beer – cycling Tours in the heart of the Franconian Jura

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Wide views and great beer – cycling Tours in the heart of the Franconian Jura

Bike Touring Collection by GIANT Germany

7

Tours

29:58 h

319 mi

16,925 ft

Situated in the heart of the Franconian Jura in Bavaria, the small town of Hersbruck is the perfect starting point for fantastic cycling Tours through this scenic low mountain range which extends from the Swabian Jura to just before the Fichtel Mountains. South of the Main and north of the Danube, the Franconia’s charm will accompany you on seven day Tours. With some extra energy from an e-bike, you can even clock up a few extra kilometres on the Tours and take home even more memories.

It's no coincidence that Hersbruck is known as the gateway to Hersbruck Switzerland. Here, you can climb countless hilltops with your e-bike. At the top, you look upon a sea of green thicket and craggy rocky outcrops. The extensive pine forests are another striking feature of the Middle Franconian Jura. Occasionally interrupted by inland sand dunes, they leave a very special mark on the landscape. If that weren't reason enough to get on your saddle, the hop-growing region of Hersbruck lies on the edge of the Franconian Beer Route. In other words, you won’t go thirsty here!

In this Collection, five of the seven varied Tours start directly in Hersbruck. From the town, you explore the area in all directions, in the shape of a star. The routes start from the Giant Store in Hersbruck, where you can make a pit stop before setting off on your cycling adventures. You might also find a new bike there that you’d like to try out – there are exclusive models in the test centre to try out. Two other Tours begin a little outside of Hersbruck and explore the Franconian Jura to the north and south. The starting points are both easily accessible by train or car.

You can treat yourself on your journey through the Franconian Jura. In addition to the remarkable landscape, you’ll find excellent cuisine too: a hearty Schäufele, a traditional pork dish, with red cabbage and dumplings always brings a tired cyclist back to life and back on their saddle. Of course, you can also find plenty of necessary isotonic drinks too. On hot days in the summer, the rivers and lakes are a great place to take a refreshing break.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Reichswald-Albtour – Radtouren im Herzen der Frankenalb

    Intermediate
    03:08
    33.8 mi
    10.8 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,250 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful round takes you along the floodplains on the Pegnitz over the Sebalder Reichswald into the idyllic hilly landscape of the northern Franconian Alb. On the way, you can enjoy wonderful views towards Franconian Switzerland and one or two culinary delights. Don't forget to make a stop at a

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  • Intermediate
    04:50
    52.8 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour along the Pegnitz, you will find out that in the middle of the Franconian Alb you can sometimes go completely without hills. You explore the floodplain landscapes to the left and right of the river and follow its course to Nuremberg, where an illustrious crowd romps on the banks, especially

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    40.3 mi
    10.3 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This round in the east of Hersbruck is high. You drive through the wonderful hilly landscape of the Middle Franconian Alb. Past Sulzbach-Rosenberg it goes over Illschwang to the bear rock, from which you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Franconian Alb. At the end of the tour, you take another lap

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    31.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This wonderful tour takes you through the lichen and pine forests of the Middle Franconian Jura south of Leinburg. A unique flora and fauna awaits you here: Idyllic forest ponds surrounded by unspoilt pine trees, the bare trunks of which have earned the forest the nickname "Steggerlaswald". The leisurely

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    25.4 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Even this comparatively short tour through the Northern Franconian Alb has a little superlative on offer: the highest point in the district of Nürnberger Land. In addition, there is no constant ups and downs awaiting you on this lap. Rather, it goes up and down again shortly afterwards, which makes the

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  • Difficult
    07:35
    82.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,625 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Fancy a trip to Franconian Switzerland? Then this tour is just right for you. But you should plan a full day and get up early, because the 133 kilometers are not without it. Of course, you can also do the tour in two days and spend the night halfway, for example at Grandma Eichler's campsite in the Trubach

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  • Intermediate
    04:44
    51.6 mi
    10.9 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate e-bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour takes you to the south of the Franconian Alb, more precisely: to the Weißenburger Alb. At its foot lies the Great Brombachsee, a true natural paradise and also one of the largest dams in Germany. You start your tour at the train station in Mühlstetten. You can reach this with the Regional Express

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    Giant Store Hersbruck

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Giant Store in Hersbruck, led by the friendly Zweirad Teuchert team, is one of the oldest Giant dealers in Germany. GIANT bikes have been sold here since 1989. Just drop by and take a look at the latest bikes in the huge sales area on three floors and 450 square meters. Or sit directly on the saddle of one of the many models that are available for a test ride in the test center. If you only need a short pit stop for your bike before you go on a big tour, you've come to the right place. And if your own saddle should bother you, there is also the possibility to finally remedy this thanks to specially ergonomically adapted bike elements. So nothing stands in the way of a carefree bike tour, except for the question of where to go.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Highlights
    1
  • Distance
    319 mi
  • Duration
    29:58 h
  • Elevation
    16,925 ft

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