Diana Grodnick

On your bike and out of the cauldron – racing bike fun around Stuttgart

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On your bike and out of the cauldron – racing bike fun around Stuttgart

Road Cycling Collection by Diana Grodnick

14

Tours

53:20 h

638 mi

45,000 ft

Stuttgart is beautiful or ‘schee’ as the Swabians affectionately say. Fantastic views and great vantage points in the vineyards are not in short supply here. The best thing? You can explore this picturesque, hilly landscape perfectly on your road bike.

In this Collection, I'll show you 14 low-traffic road bike routes that get you out of the Stuttgart basin and into nature. I always prefer to choose smaller roads with as many car-free or low-traffic sections as possible, even if the road surface is not perfect. If you’re only interested in smooth roads and are happy to put up with passing cars, then this Collection is not for you. You’ll be amazed at how many quiet, paved side roads, field tracks and bike paths there are here.

All Tours start and end at S-Bahn or U-Bahn stations of the Stuttgart VVS network. You can take your bike on the S-Bahn for the cost of an extra child ticket on weekdays from 6 to 9 am. You can take your bike on the Stadtbahn free of charge except for during rush hour from 6 to 8.30 am and 4 to 6.30 pm.

If you love particularly long racing bike adventures, you can simply combine two or three Tours. Many of the routes overlap and are easy to combine. So, get on your bike and get out of the so-called cauldron. As you gaze over the beautiful vineyards, don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the region like the Swabians.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    02:56
    36.4 mi
    12.4 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You start at the Rosensteinbrücke subway stop. Only 500 meters after the start you have a great opportunity to fill up your drinking bottles with delicious mineral water at the Auquelle on Mühlsteg.On a flat stretch you pedal along the Neckar until you reach the Keefertal with its pretty vineyards. In the middle is the Max-Eyth-Steg, which is also affectionately called "Golden Gätle".

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    37.4 mi
    13.1 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You start this tour at Marienplatz. On the first few kilometers through the districts of South and Heslach you are still in the hustle and bustle of the city. But …

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  • Intermediate
    01:16
    16.3 mi
    12.9 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour starts at the S-Bahn station in Beutelsbach. The first nine kilometers are flat through the beautiful Remstal.After you've warmed up, the first and only ascent of this tour is waiting for you in Winterbach. On a road with little traffic you crank almost 250 meters up to Schlichten. After you have left this small place behind you, at least in good weather, you have great views of the Swabian Alb and the Rems Valley.

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    41.1 mi
    12.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This evening round starts at Stuttgart Central Station. First you pedal through the beautiful Middle and Lower Castle Gardens to the Neckar Cycle Path. After you have covered the first …

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    24.4 mi
    12.4 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour takes you from the S-Bahn station in Winnenden to the historic half-timbered town of Schorndorf and back again. Extensive orchards and picturesque vineyards will accompany you on the …

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  • Difficult
    05:01
    55.7 mi
    11.1 mph
    4,575 ft
    4,575 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    If you are looking for lonely streets and deserted places, then this circuit is just right for you. You start at the S-Bahn station in Winnenden. For the first few …

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  • Difficult
    04:34
    51.5 mi
    11.3 mph
    4,850 ft
    4,850 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this tour you collect many meters in altitude in the enchanting Murrhardt Forest. You start at the S-Bahn station in Backnang and pedal the first ten kilometers on a …

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  • Difficult
    06:15
    73.4 mi
    11.8 mph
    5,375 ft
    5,375 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour goes to the Furtle Pass south of Schwäbisch Gmünd. You start at the S-Bahn station in Schorndorf, where the first ascent is waiting for you after a few meters.After about seven kilometers, you branch off onto a beautiful mountain trail. You will like this section with little traffic, also known as the “Kaisersträßle”. You rush through the forest and keep passing small, cute places.

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    41.1 mi
    12.1 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour starts at the S-Bahn station in Schorndorf. After a short detour to the beautiful old town, you pedal up into the beautiful Schurwald. Once at the top, you …

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  • Difficult
    04:00
    46.9 mi
    11.7 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You start the round at the S-Bahn station in Kirchheim unter Teck. At the foot of Teck Castle you cycle over beautiful bike paths to Dettingen, Owen and on to …

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  • Intermediate
    03:26
    44.4 mi
    12.9 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,425 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    You start at the hip Marienplatz and pedal out of the city via the districts of Heslach, Kaltental and Vaihingen.After you have crossed the A8 motorway, the scenic highlight …

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  • Difficult
    04:06
    46.6 mi
    11.3 mph
    3,750 ft
    3,750 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    You start at the S-Bahn station in Marbach. The first step is over the gallows to Steinheim and from here on to the beautiful Bottwartal.You cycle past numerous vineyards …

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  • Difficult
    04:55
    61.0 mi
    12.4 mph
    4,650 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You start the round at the S-Bahn station in Marbach. The first ten kilometers you roll comfortably next to vineyards along the Neckar. Shortly after Pleidelsheim you branch off to …

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  • Difficult
    05:23
    62.1 mi
    11.5 mph
    5,000 ft
    5,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Your Black Forest adventure starts at the S-Bahn in Weil der Stadt. Pedal over beautiful side streets and bike paths to the river Nagold. Here at the latest you will …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    638 mi
  • Duration
    53:20 h
  • Elevation
    45,000 ft

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