Franconia is simply a paradise for cycling, with wonderful paths along rivers and lakes, across fields, through forests, along picturesque valleys, and up to scenic heights. The perfect starting points for your Tours are the Franconian cities and their beautiful city centres. Here, you can take a spin and admire the historical buildings afterwards. Your excursion is rounded off with a visit to a Franconian inn, where you can treat yourself to dumplings and carp, bratwurst and beer, or a bread roll with wine.
In this Collection, you'll find a cycling route for each of the 15 Franconian cities. They all combine the enjoyment of nature with cultural sights and are also easily accessible by train. In northern Franconia, the Main River winds its way through the landscape. Along its banks, you'll find six of the Franconian cities. Aschaffenburg enchants with its beautiful old town and its castle right on the Main River. Würzburg offers probably the best view (perfect for a glass of wine) from the Alte Mainbrücke bridge. Schweinfurt boasts historic landmarks and art museums. Bamberg prides itself on a particularly well-preserved old town and nine traditional breweries. The imposing Plassenburg towers over Kulmbach. This is also where the White Main and the Red Main converge, with Bayreuth located on its banks. Both Würzburg and Bamberg, as well as Bayreuth – famous, among other things, for the Richard Wagner Festival – are home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Forchheim, and Dinkelsbühl are special medieval gems. You’ll also explore Ansbach, with its Hohenzollern Residence, and Coburg, with its impressive fortress. Eichstätt has an ancient episcopal seat and is home to many Baroque jewels. Nuremberg once again presents itself with a wonderfully medieval old town and the Kaiserburg – Nuremberg Castle. In Fürth, the charming half-timbered and sandstone buildings are particularly worth seeing, and Erlangen is known for its beer gardens. Nuremberg, Erlangen, and Fürth are so close to each other that you can visit them all over a weekend.
The Franconian cities await you with a wonderful combination of culture and nature, which you can enjoy threefold after a refreshing bike ride and considering a delicious Franconian meal.
In Würzburg, the charming university town on the Main, all sights can be easily reached by bike. And best of all: In the pedestrian zone, cycling is allowed at walking pace. Since the old town of Würzburg is very compact, you have enough time to stop and take a good look at everything.
It starts at the…
Always along the Main, this route takes you through the Franconian wine region with fantastic views. It starts at the parking lot in the weir systems Schweinfurt (Navigation address: Im I. Wehr).
You cross the Main and follow its bank downstream. You cycle through idyllic meadows and charming villages…
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In the east of Rothenburg ob der Tauber you can take a wonderful bike ride through the Frankenhöhe nature park. You will discover charming half-timbered villages and enjoy the picturesque nature between dense forests and idyllic meadow landscapes.
It starts in the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber…
This round leads over the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg. On numerous information boards you will learn more about the propaganda behind the monumental buildings. Most of the buildings are unfinished and are now used to come to terms with the National Socialist past.
It starts at the dozen…
This wonderful route combines historical sights with beautiful nature. You can explore the area around Kulmbach with its picturesque hills and meadow landscapes on cycle paths and roads with little traffic.
The route starts in the historic old town of Kulmbach, which can be easily reached by train. On…
The Hohenzollern theme runs through the entire route, which takes you through picturesque Franconian landscapes: In Ansbach you start at the former residence of the margraves. Along the way you will pass the impressive Lichtenau Fortress and the Münster in Heilbronn, which houses the largest Hohenzollern…
This round is perfect for a summer excursion, as you will pass two bathing lakes. You can easily reach the starting point at the tourist information in Forchheim by train. From there you cycle comfortably along the Main-Danube Canal and then with a bit of an incline through the forest.
Then you reach…
This varied bike tour invites you to discover the city of Fürth and its surroundings. The start and end point is at the Fürther Freiheit, very close to the Fürth main train station. At the market you can buy provisions for the bike tour before you set off.
You explore the picturesque meadows along the…
This beautiful route takes you to the west of Erlangen across meadows and through forests. Historical and natural highlights make the tour varied and make it a beautiful excursion.
The starting point of the route is the tourist information in Erlangen, very close to the train station. On the Main-Danube…
From the beautiful baroque town of Eichstätt you cycle on this tour over the Jura plateau with its great views and then through two of the most beautiful valleys in the Altmühltal Nature Park. Beautiful nature and charming little villages await you along the way.
You can easily reach the starting point…
This round connects two medieval old towns that are particularly worth seeing. You cycle through a picturesque Franconian landscape from Dinkelsbühl to Nördlingen. This city is surrounded by the Nördlinger Ries, a crater formed by an asteroid impact around 15 million years ago.
It is best to set aside…
The Coburg Marathon is the first permanent marathon route in Germany. With a few small adjustments, the route can also be cycled wonderfully. On the way you can explore the city and its fantastic sights at the same time.
You can easily travel to Coburg by train. Since the route describes a lap, you can…
On the Outer Cycle Ring you cycle around Bayreuth and discover exciting places and breathtaking nature outside of the city center. The tour is quite hilly, but you will always be rewarded with beautiful views.
It starts at the Festspielhaus, but of course you can get on the ring anywhere. Right at the…
On this route you cycle from Bamberg through the foothills of the Steigerwald. You definitely don't need to pack any provisions for this. Because not only with many cultural, but above all culinary breaks, this route becomes an enjoyable day trip. You will pass numerous Genussla stations, which include…
The "Green Bike" route is ideal for discovering the sights of Aschaffenburg by bike. Largely away from traffic, it takes you to impressive historic buildings, but also through picturesque forests, orchards and historic parks.
Aschaffenburg is easy to reach by train. The route consists of a southern loop…
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