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Explore the Nuremberg Land with all your senses – Sensory Cycle Path

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Explore the Nuremberg Land with all your senses – Sensory Cycle Path

Bike Touring Collection by Nürnberger Land

4

Tours

11:54 h

101 mi

6,875 ft

On this cycle Tour, you experience the Nuremberg Land region of Germany with all your senses for several days. Seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling and tasting are on the programme, with 14 sensory stations dotted along the route. Enjoy wide views of the Franconian Alb, refresh yourself in Kneipp pools and cold rivers, taste the fresh fruit from orchards and listen to the sounds of bees and birds.

On the 160–kilometre (99 mi) long route, you experience what the Nuremberg region is all about and also climb a few metres in altitude. In this Collection, we’ve divided the adventure into four not-too-strenuous stages, with overnight stays in Neuhaus an der Pegnitz, Alfeld and Feucht.

The Sensory Cycle Route takes you from the picturesque Schnaittachtal Valley and over the hilly Franconian Alb to the wild and romantic Pegnitztal Valley. Countless small towns and rest stops invite you to take a break along the way. From the Albachtal Valley, the route leads into the historical Alb foothills and finally through the Lorenzer and Sebalder Reichswald forests back to Schnaittach. Cycle paths alternate with minor roads that wind through the trees. You can comfortably reach the starting point or destination of Schnaittach by train. The Sensory Cycle Route appeals to all your senses and promises plenty of variety.

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6,825 ft

6,800 ft

Last updated: August 27, 2022

Tours & Highlights

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    Stage 1: Schnaittach to Neuhaus an der Pegnitz – Sensory Cycle Path

    Difficult
    02:26
    21.3 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The first stage of the sensory cycle path through the Nuremberg region starts at the market square in Schnaittach. There you can take a look through the telescope at the Bürgerweiher at the first of a total of 14 stations at Rothenberg Fortress. From Schnaittachtal you cycle uphill through tranquil villages

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  • Difficult
    03:14
    25.8 mi
    8.0 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage starts in Neuhaus an der Pegnitz, where you can feel different materials at the station with the barefoot path. First you cycle slightly uphill and downhill along the Pegnitz and cross small villages. You are on gravel, forest and cycle paths. At the Harnbachmühle, at a station on the sensory

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  • Difficult
    03:16
    29.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,750 ft
    2,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Alfeld is the starting point of the third stage of the Sensory Cycle Path. With a view of wooded hills and high wind turbines, you initially drive west. You can refresh your senses at the Kucha Kneipp facility before you tackle the next climb. You leave the Franconian Alb and cycle in a constant up and

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  • Intermediate
    02:58
    25.3 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The last stage of the sensory cycle path also takes you to interesting stations for all your senses, such as the water tower in Tauchersreuth or the idyllic orchards in Bullach. From Feucht you first drive through the first protected forest in Bavaria, the Lorenzer Reichswald. Moderate inclines alternate

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    101 mi
  • Duration
    11:54 h
  • Elevation
    6,875 ft

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