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Ride the Baden Wine Cycle Route with Bosch and Maximilian Semsch

Foto: © Maximilian Semsch – www.what-a-trip.de

Ride the Baden Wine Cycle Route with Bosch and Maximilian Semsch

Bike Touring Collection by Bosch eBike Systems



12:26 h

141 mi

5,900 ft

Surrounded by the mountains of the Odenwald, the Black Forest and the Vosges, the Upper Rhine Plain is Germany's warmest and sunniest region. In combination with sufficient rainfall, this creates a special, feel-good climate with a Mediterranean flair – perfect for vines.

This hilly, wine-growing region can be explored easily by eBike, particularly via the 460-kilometre (285 mi) Baden Wine Cycle Route. The long-distance eBiker, Maximilian Semsch, has picked three stages between Weil am Rhein and Gengenbach to provide you with a multi-day adventure full of scenic and culinary highlights.

This section of the trail starts in Grenzach-Wyhlen, very close to Weil am Rhein and on the border to Switzerland near Basel. As both towns are located at an important railway junction, it’s easy to get there by train and bike. With overnight stays in Staufen and Riegel, Maximilian cycled all the way to Gengenbach – thanks to his eBike, he covered the 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) of elevation gain fully able to concentrate on enjoying the landscape.

Numerous Bosch charging stations in the picturesque region provide a never ending source of energy, so there’s no need to worry about running out. The same goes for the many inns and restaurants in Baden-Württemberg – you'll never go hungry or thirsty here.

Photos & Tour texts by Maximilian Semsch: what-a-trip.de | komoot.com/user/1985356255812

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Tours & Highlights

  • Stage 1: Weil am Rhein to Staufen — 3 days on the Baden Wine Cycle Route with Maximilian Semsch and Bosch

    49.0 mi
    11.3 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,375 ft

    The first stage starts in Weil am Rhein - Here you will find the world's longest cantilever pedestrian and cyclist bridge, which connects Germany and France. The route first took me past the Vitra Design Museum, whose unusual architecture caught my eye from afar. The museum offers changing thematic exhibitions

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  • 04:42
    54.6 mi
    11.6 mph
    1,675 ft
    2,025 ft

    On the second day there was a 60 km long stage around the Kaiserstuhl with Riegel as the stage destination. In Breisach I made my first stop of the day. The Minster can be seen from afar, and the short trip to the Munsterberg is not only worthwhile because of the Romanesque-Gothic church, but also because

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  • 03:25
    37.5 mi
    11.0 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,750 ft

    The third and last stage went to Gengenbach, where my short journey ended. So I also drove through the pretty baroque town of Ettenheim with a great old town and many old buildings. Narrow streets, towers, gates, half-timbered houses, as far as the eye can see, there are also in Gengenbach. From the

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    141 mi
  • Duration
    12:26 h
  • Elevation
    5,900 ft

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