Fun cycling, good food and quality beer is a winning combination. You need to be well fed as you clock up kilometres and metres in altitude. Luckily, the Upper Palatinate Forest in Germany caters to your needs with regional delicacies – the perfect reward during or after a cycle Tour.
A sociable stop in a Zoigl Tavern for a snack, a cool post-ride beer in a shaded beer garden and Upper Palatinate delicacies in an inn (of which there are many). Breaks are good for the body and mind. Many restaurants and beer gardens are set up for cyclists and are designated ‘cyclist-friendly establishments in the Upper Palatinate Forest’. These places offer, for example, free charging facilities for e-bikes, up-to-date information on routes, cycling accessories (pumps, repair kits) and more.
We have selected six Tours that combine cycling fun and physical well-being just right. And, you can reach them by train or bike bus.
Your bike tour to the most beautiful ups and downs of the Egergraben starts at the Wiesau train station. From a geological point of view, this is a small-scale rift valley – a depression framed by higher-lying “rift shoulders”. Short, steep climbs alternating with relatively flat, longer routes allow…
This tour in the footsteps of the cult beer of the Upper Palatinate Forest, the Zoigl, and on the longest and probably best-developed railway cycle path in Bavaria is a nature experience, bike fun and barley juice enjoyment. It starts in Wiesau.
Via Falkenberg with its imposing castle, it goes through…
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It doesn't start by bike, but by bus. The cyclist bus takes you and your bike between May 1st and October 3rd comfortably from the Nabburg train station to Schönsee. It runs daily on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and during the Bavarian school holidays.
Arrived in Schönsee, a short visit to the…
Numerous rest stops await you on the tour through the southern district of Schwandorf, which runs consistently on marked cycle paths. Start is in Schwandorf. From the local train station it is only a stone's throw to the Oberpfälzer Seenland cycle path. On this you cycle to the Steinberger See. If you…
The start and end point of this slightly more than 50 kilometer round tour through the picturesque Upper Palatinate hill country is at the train station in Pressath. Imposing sights such as the volcanic landscape with the Rauher Kulm basalt cone, the church ruins on the Barbaraberg with a wonderful panoramic…
The bike and leisure bus Tirschenreuth takes you comfortably from Wiesau train station to Fichtelberg. It runs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The vertical meters, which you collect here comfortably from the seat, ensure that it goes downhill more than uphill afterwards.
Bike Touring Collection by Oberpfälzer Wald
Bike Touring Collection by Sebastian Gliem
Hiking Collection by Tamara
Hiking Collection by Mareike