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Panoramic cycling in the Upper Jura – discovering Franconia by bike

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Panoramic cycling in the Upper Jura – discovering Franconia by bike

Bike Touring Collection by Franken Tourismus

9

Tours

22:34 h

221 mi

9,200 ft

If you like to cycle far away from crowds surrounded by quiet nature, then you will enjoy Franconia. This region in the south of Germany is known for its cultural diversity, home-brewed beer, and peaceful landscapes. In this Collection, we show you our ten favourite routes that showcase the area’s monasteries, churches, and chapels. Hop on your saddle and get ready to explore the Obermain Jura in Franconia on your bicycle!

Franconia is especially well-known for its cuisine. Local beers and culinary specialities are on the menu during these routes. With plenty of breaks, you won’t notice the elevation gain as you ride over the hilly landscape. Sit back and enjoy the panoramic views from the summit of Staffelberg and Albrand hills.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:17
    53.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A for exceptional: This tour sends you along the upper Main Valley and you don't have to drive twice. Isn't that great? Here you will discover small towns, lively towns and natural river landscapes. A day-filling tour in the Obermain Jura lies ahead of you.Really brilliant: You can start from almost any of our towns along the Main. Get on the saddle and follow the thick “A on a purple-blue background”.

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  • Intermediate
    01:35
    14.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On a black background there is a thick B, like Banz. The signage leads you across the Banzgau, in towns that tempt with Franconian delicacies.Start at the train station in Bad Staffelstein and discover the towering Banz Monastery from different angles. The tour takes you through forest and field, again and again into small Franconian villages, which invite you to beer and snacks with their restaurants.

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  • Intermediate
    01:34
    14.5 mi
    9.2 mph
    850 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The panorama tour in the Obermain Jura is the short version of a bike tour that connects us with our neighbors Rennsteig-Coburg. Great views of the Veste Coburg, the Staffelberg panorama as well as our other landmarks Kloster Banz and Vierzehnheiligen give the tour its name. See for yourself :-)You can start this round tour in the center of Lichtenfels and travel comfortably by train. Follow the marking with the image of the Coburg Veste and the Basilica Vierzehnheiligen.

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  • Intermediate
    02:25
    22.6 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The short, crisp round tour starts in the Main Valley, in Bad Staffelstein and leads up to the rocky Jura heights. Look forward to crisp climbs and rapid descents with numerous highlights on the tour. For orientation you can follow the C on a red background.The first highlight, the pilgrimage basilica Vierzehnheiligen, immediately challenges your thighs: the path leads steeply past the basilica to the heights of the Jura. Quiet roads and paths await you on the high plateau.

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  • Difficult
    03:01
    28.2 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A thick “D on a green background” gives you a short but crisp tour of the extra class in the Upper Main ∙ Jura. Idyllic valleys alternate with steep climbs …

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  • Intermediate
    02:19
    22.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With this tour you get an absolute insider tip from us, away from the usual bike paths. The tour connects several small towns in the Upper Main • Jura. The …

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    22.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This circular tour takes you away from the Main through small, idyllic villages. Here you can find peace and enjoy before you descend into the Main Valley and cool off at one of the lakes.Numerous beer gardens and inns will tempt you to stop off with beer and snacks. You should definitely pack your bathing suit on this lap, because you can find opportunities to cool down along the Main or at the end in Ebensfeld.

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    18.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Humps, snacks, bathing lakes: in this order you have an ingenious tour that combines nature and culture enjoyment. The small climb at the beginning of the tour gives you an …

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    24.3 mi
    11.0 mph
    325 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cycle through the Gottesgarten and enjoy regional cuisine - that is the motto of the GottesBiergarten bike tour. The tour is part of the Main Cycle Path, so you just …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    221 mi
  • Duration
    22:34 h
  • Elevation
    9,200 ft

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