Schwäbische Alb

13 exciting themed bike Tours around Tübingen in Germany

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13 exciting themed bike Tours around Tübingen in Germany

Bike Touring Collection by Schwäbische Alb

13

Tours

34:11 h

324 mi

16,775 ft

In the south of Baden-Württemberg with the Schönbuch Nature Park to the north and the Swabian Alb to the southeast, lies the charming university town of Tübingen. To the west, the landscapes of the Heckengäu expand and, slightly beyond, you can see the treetops of the Black Forest on the horizon. The Früchtetrauf bike paths lead between these immensely varied landscapes. These routes take you on exciting themed Tours across fragrant orchards and through idyllic river valleys.

To experience the remarkable nature here to the fullest, Tübingen district has designed a series of themed bike rides that lead you through the picturesque scenery. We introduce you to 13 of these exciting cycling routes in this Collection.

The range of themes is as rich as the landscapes. You learn about energy, which has always been important to Tübingen, local agriculture and orchard habitats, after which the Früchtetrauf is named. Two of the Tours take you to spectacular castles and palaces whilst another bears witness to the region’s Second World War history. You learn a lot, all while giving your legs a good workout at the same time.

This Collection includes short routes across flat terrain that are ideal for families with children and easy-going cyclists. Some rides are more demanding and especially well-suited to e-bikers. You can charge your e-bike for free at numerous stations along the trails. As the Tours are both long and short, you can easily combine them to take in more of the region and include different themes.

The refreshment stops en route focus on one thing – local produce. The region’s food is especially tasty. A visit to a local brewery is also a must – Rottenburg is a hop-growing region.

You can comfortably travel to all Tours in an environmentally friendly way by train. So, what are you waiting for? Which theme would you like to learn about first?

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:32
    24.5 mi
    9.7 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    As the name suggests, the literature tour takes you past the places where the most famous poets, thinkers and writers in the region worked. From the Neckar Bridge, enjoy a postcard-perfect view of the Hölderlin Tower, where the famous poet spent the last years of his life. Or become a poet yourself and climb the free-standing hill to the Wurmlinger Chapel - the panoramic view from up there stimulates dreaming and philosophizing.

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  • Intermediate
    01:29
    14.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you are interested in literature and are traveling with your family, then this little round south of Tübingen is an excellent idea. It runs on almost flat terrain past …

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  • Difficult
    04:05
    34.3 mi
    8.4 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Tübingen district has always been a pioneer when it comes to regenerative energy supply. On this tour you now have the opportunity to find out all sorts of interesting …

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  • Easy
    00:57
    9.74 mi
    10.3 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The energy tour for children makes use of the power of water and leads relaxed along the banks of the Neckar, which has dug itself into the edge of the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    27.3 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Vesper tour takes you on a medium-sized tour in the southwest of Rottenburg to see the regional grain cultivation and takes you on a journey through time, when 50 …

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  • Intermediate
    01:06
    9.60 mi
    8.7 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    There are a total of two Vesper tours for children. Together they present the regional project TÜKORN, in which regional producers and processors have come together to keep the entire …

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  • Easy
    00:59
    10.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Vesper tour for children leads on relaxed paths through the Ammertal in the west of Tübingen. Start is at the Ammertalbahn station in Unterjesingen-Mitte. You cross the Ammer and …

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  • Intermediate
    02:47
    27.5 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The orchard tour shows you the impressive and, above all, beautiful cultural landscape of the orchards. In total, around 1.5 million tall fruit trees grow in the so-called Swabian orchard paradise. This natural form of tree growth is one of the main differences between orchards and orchards, where the trunks are kept relatively low for better harvest. The meadows offer a habitat for over 5,000 animal and plant species and thus represent a valuable natural treasure.

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  • Intermediate
    01:53
    18.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The orchard tour for children explores the cultural landscape of the orchards south of Mössingen. It is suitable for families as well as for pleasure cyclists. If you want to …

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  • Difficult
    04:09
    41.1 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Prima-Klima-Tour is specially designed for a nice round with the e-bike, but cyclists without e-support also get their money's worth here and may have to pedal a little more. The focus of the tour is clearly on renewable energies. This tour takes you past all kinds of hydropower plants, solar panels and wind power plants and offers extensive information on the topic.

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  • Difficult
    03:12
    29.1 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Palaces and fortresses en masse - this is what this tour on the edge of the Neckar Valley, southwest of Rottenburg, promises you. And it keeps what it promises. In …

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  • Difficult
    04:44
    44.3 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You will get even more castles and palaces on this tour, which takes you from Rottenburg through the Schönbuch Nature Park. You will pass no less than nine castles and …

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  • Difficult
    03:27
    33.2 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Tour of Remembrance deals with the atrocities and Nazi crimes from 1933 to 1945. Many traces still bear witness to that time. On this bike tour you can discover …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    13
  • Distance
    324 mi
  • Duration
    34:11 h
  • Elevation
    16,775 ft

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