Located in the beautiful southwest of Germany, the Zollernalb is one of the highest parts of the Swabian Alb. It comes as no surprise that you can look forward to fun climbs here with breathtaking, distant views as far as the Alps and the Black Forest. The impressive Albtrauf, with its rugged rocks, divides the Zollernalb region into the lovely Alb foothills on one side and the grand Alb plateau with its typical juniper heaths on the other.
You can discover more than 200 kilometres (124 mi) of circular bike routes through the region. In this Collection, we present eight signposted Tours that are between 17 and 56 kilometres (10.5 and 34.8 mi) long. On most of the rides, you are accompanied by views of the region's landmark, the lofty Hohenzollern Castle.
One of these routes is the Kornbühl Tour on the plateau near the village of Melchingen. Thanks to its gentle inclines, this ride is perfect for little cyclists. They’ll be happy testing their skills, exploring ruins and meeting alpacas. Another kids’ favourite is the fairytale Zollern Tour which takes you to lots of magical places around the gorgeous Hohenzollern Castle.
Do you like to work up a sweat? The Hochalb Tour on the heights of Meßstetten and the Mammut Tour across the Zollernalb are perfect for this – nomen est omen!
Each of the eight Tours has its own special charm – you can choose one or try them all. Along the routes, there are plenty of charging stations so you can easily ride an e-bike. Last but not least, a cold refreshment stop is included on every Tour, of course!
On Sundays and public holidays, you can catch the train back to your starting point or to skip out a climb. You can take bikes on the buses and trains free of charge. If you plan to stay a little longer in the Zollernalb, the bett+bike accommodations are ready to take care of you and your bicycle’s wishes.
As the name suggests: the tour starts high up, more precisely in the highest town of Baden-Württemberg, Meßstetten. There are heights to climb and Alb to enjoy. One or the other hearty climb awaits you on the 43-kilometer tour - and with a little luck you will even be accompanied by a flock of sheep. They are at home on the rough Alb and shape the barren Alb plateau with the unique juniper heaths.
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The perfect bike tour for smaller cyclists - not too difficult, with little incline and a lot of variety, it leads through the wonderful landscape around the Kornbühl.The tour starts in Melchingen along the Lauchert. After Salmendingen it goes uphill to the wooded Monkberg towards the Kornbühl. If you want to enjoy the wonderful view from the Kornbühl, you can park your bike below and walk up to the chapel.
Short but crisp tour through the charming landscapes of the Swabian Alb: through the Upper Schischemtal with a view of the striking mountains of the Zollernalb and over the Alb plateau.The tour goes from the Schömberger Stausee with connected gastronomy via Ratshausen to Hausen am Tann, which you reach after a few kilometers with great views. It continues uphill past the "Käpelle" up to the Alb plateau near Obernheim.
The mammoth tour goes over the Zollernalb. You collect a few vertical meters, which is why the tour more than deserves its name.It starts in Balingen at the train station. After you have left the city, you climb up to Zillhausen. Above the village you can enjoy a fantastic view of Balingen and the mountains of the Swabian Alb. We continue past the Eyach spring on the Heuberg.