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.
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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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.
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.