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Cycle through vineyards on Germany’s Württemberg Wine Cycle Route

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Cycle through vineyards on Germany’s Württemberg Wine Cycle Route

Bike Touring Collection by Baden-Württemberg

4-7

days

3-5 h

/ day

237 mi

10,575 ft

10,700 ft

The Württemberg Wine Cycle Route is an experience for all your senses: you discover picturesque landscapes between the Neckar and Tauber rivers at your own pace along this 400–kilometre (248 mi) route. Ride through sun–drenched vineyards where some of Württemberg's best vines thrive: Lemberger, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are just a few of the wines produced in this region.

You explore dreamy half–timbered towns and visit modern vinotheques as well as traditional wine taverns. Castles, farm shops and plenty of cosy places to stop for a bite to eat lie en route too. You should definitely leave plenty of time to enjoy the region’s culinary delights on this adventure.

In this Collection, we’ve divided the entire route into seven daily stages with distances between 45 and 65 kilometres (28 and 40 mi). Of course, you can plan your own stages yourself too. Württemberg has plenty of hospital accommodation, although you can also just do part of the route as a day trip. You pass many train stations so it’s easy to adapt the route to your needs. Any type of bike is suitable as the route mainly runs along asphalt paths.

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Württemberger Weinradweg

237 mi

10,600 ft

10,725 ft

Last updated: June 2, 2022

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    Stage 1: Rottenburg am Neckar to Metzingen – Württemberg Wine Cycle Route

    Intermediate
    03:37
    37.9 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your enjoyable journey on the Württemberg Wine Cycle Path begins in the picturesque old town of Rottenburg am Neckar. The train station is not far from the starting point, making it easy to travel by train. You quickly leave the buildings behind and find yourself in the fields. Ahead of you are some

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    32.2 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You leave Metzingen behind and drive between vines up to the vineyard. From up here you have another great view of the city. Hohenneuffen and Teck soon appear on the horizon. Both are extremely striking mountains on which impressive castles are enthroned. They are already visible from afar and are nationally

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  • Difficult
    03:18
    32.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your third stage on the Württemberg Wine Cycle Path starts and ends on the Neckar again, but it is strongly influenced by a trip to the surrounding vineyards. This is of course associated with a few meters of altitude. But you will be rewarded with fantastic views and one or the other rapid descent

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    28.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today's stage is relatively flat, but that doesn't mean that you won't see some magnificent vineyards again. At the foot of the steep slopes you roll northwards on the banks of the Neckar in a relaxed manner. The Murr flows into the Neckar near Marbach. Shortly before the mouth you change to the other

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  • Difficult
    03:54
    39.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    After yesterday's flat stage it will be hilly again today. That means you can enjoy more views and exciting descents. And - how could it be otherwise on the Württemberg Wine Cycle Path - you will once again explore beautiful vineyards. This time the route takes you to the region west of the Neckar, where

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  • Difficult
    02:50
    27.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this stage you drive from Affaltrach through the hilly landscape to the Kocher. There is so much to discover along the way. Of course you will also explore some of the best vineyards in Württemberg on your way north. A beautifully landscaped bike path takes you through the picturesque little towns

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  • Difficult
    04:06
    38.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    2,175 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The seventh and last stage on the Württemberg Wine Cycle Path is coming up. With two longer climbs and an enjoyable flat section at the end of the tour, everything is there again. Shortly after Ingelfingen you leave the Kochertal and face the first climb of the day. Once you have reached the small hamlet

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    237 mi
  • Duration
    23:37 h
  • Elevation
    10,575 ft10,700 ft

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