On the Hohenzollern Cycle Path, picturesque vineyards and quiet forests await you. Spectacular climbs take you to sparsely populated plateaus, breathtaking views of conical volcanoes, Lake Constance, the snow-covered Alps and the Swabian Alb – it’s all here. Fairytale castles, magnificent palaces and one of the most important monasteries in Württemberg: the Hohenzollern Cycle Path truly has it all.
Covering 270 kilometres (168 mi), the cycle path isn’t particularly long but it’s still challenging due to the Swabian Alb’s many climbs. To ensure that amateur cyclists also enjoy this varied and uniquely beautiful cycle path, I present it to you in six stages which are between 36-59 kilometres in length.
The journey to the starting point in Endersbach is particularly easy with the train. While cycling, you'll find numerous accommodation options, such as guesthouses, holiday apartments or hotels at the end of each stage, although some of the stage destinations are fairly small. As a result, I recommend booking your accommodation in advance.
At the end of the ride, you can easily take the train to any large city from Konstanz. Each stage destination is accessible by train too, meaning that should you want to shorten the ride for any reason, you can always jump on the train at the end of each day. So, there's nothing left to do except to get ready for an awesome adventure in the Swabian Alb!
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Last updated: November 22, 2023
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The varied Hohenzollern cycle path starts in Endersbach at the train station. You can easily get to the starting point by train. The first stage of the long-distance cycle path takes you almost 59 kilometers to Bebenhausen.
From the starting point you cycle to Esslingen - directly to the Neckar. Here…
On the second stage, a beautiful route with one or the other climb and lots of forest awaits you. It is a good 45 kilometers that will take you from Bebenhausen to Hechingen today.
From Bebenhausen it is about eight kilometers uphill through the beautiful Schönbuch nature park. Arrived at the highest…
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This 36-kilometer stage takes you from Hechingen to Gamertingen and you cycle through the heartland of the Hohenzollern. When you leave Hechingen, you can still enjoy the fairytale view of Hohenzollern Castle, which is enthroned on its conical hill. Then it goes uphill along the Starzel to Killer.
Today's stage is almost 40 kilometers long, which takes you from Gamertingen to Sigmaringen. You cycle most of the time through the beautiful Laucherttal.
Only in Sigmaringendorf, where the Lauchert flows into the Danube, do you switch to the Danube Cycle Path. Another six kilometers and you have arrived…
This stage takes you almost 48 kilometers from Sigmaringen to Ludwigshafen on Lake Constance.
First you cycle along the Danube in a southwesterly direction out of the city. Continue via Vilsingen and Menningen to Meßkirch, where you meet the Ablach, whose course you follow to the sparsely populated Unterbichtlingen…
The last stage of the Hohenzollern cycle path takes you from Ludwigshafen to Constance, where the long-distance cycle path ends.
This route is one of the most romantic of the entire long-distance route. From Ludwigshafen you first cycle through the landscape of the headland, which protrudes into the lake…
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