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Cycling the Tauber Valley in Germany – Incredible paths & scenery

Bike Touring Collection by Baden-Württemberg

2-3

days

2-3 h

/ day

63.5 mi

2,025 ft

2,975 ft

Rolling hills, vast meadows, and thick forests – cycling along the River Tauber in the South of Germany is a wonderful adventure. The “Charming Tauber Valley – the Classic” cycling route leads you 62 miles (100 km) from Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria to Wertheim am Main in Baden-Württemberg. Along the way, you will visit ancient castles, monasteries, and quaint historic towns. With so much culture and landscapes to explore, this route is one of the most beautiful in the region. It was even awarded five stars by the German Federation of Cyclists (ADFC), making it only the second cycleway in Germany to hold the title.

In 2020, the cycleway celebrates its 40th anniversary and invites you along to join the fun. Thanks to the celebratory campaign “Aktion 10 x 4”, you can enjoy a 4% discount or a €4 voucher at 10 places en route.

In this Collection, we guide you along this beautiful cycle path in three stages varying in length from 18.6 - 25 miles (30 - 40 km). As the route follows the river, it is mostly flat and is therefore suitable for all abilities including families. If you want a bigger challenge, you can easily combine the stages together to complete the route in fewer days.

The start of your adventure in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is convenient to reach by train with regular connections from Munich, the German state capital of Bavaria.

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Liebliches Taubertal – Der Klassiker

62.7 mi

1,950 ft

2,875 ft

Last updated: November 30, 2021

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:17
    24.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    800 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The first stage of the “Liebliches Taubertal - Der Klassiker” cycle path takes you from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Weikersheim. The 39-kilometer route is almost always pleasantly downhill.

    

    The cycle tour "Lovely Tauber Valley - The Classic" begins right at the train station in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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  • Easy
    01:53
    20.4 mi
    10.9 mph
    325 ft
    500 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today you cycle on a slightly steep 32 kilometers from Weikersheim to Tauberbischofsheim. On the easy route you can particularly enjoy the bike path "Liebliches Taubertal - Der Klassiker".

    

    Behind Weikersheim you cycle past beautiful orchards near the shore. Depending on the season, you can experience

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  • Intermediate
    01:53
    18.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    900 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the last stage of the bike path "Lovely Taubertal - The Classic", especially beautiful sections await you. You cycle 30 kilometers from Tauberbischofsheim to Wertheim, where the Tauber flows into the Main.

    

    Behind Tauberbischofsheim you will be greeted by lush green meadows and some fields through which

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    63.5 mi
  • Duration
    06:03 h
  • Elevation
    2,025 ft2,975 ft

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