These cycling Tours are exciting for the whole family. In the Swabian Alb in Germany, families with children of all ages can let off steam on their bikes.
In this Collection, we guide you along the region’s most beautiful family cycling Tours. On each, you spend the day pedalling together and are back home in the evening. Our Tours take you through various landscapes of the Swabian Alb, from the imposing high plateau and its ridge, the Albtrauf, to the Alb foothills.
Together, you cycle through extensive orchards and rare juniper heath with plenty of views of the Alb plateau. The Tours are between 15 and 60 kilometres (9 and 37 mi) long and most start at a train station, so you can easily plan your journey by public transport. You’ll ride along cycle paths and gravel roads with little traffic, so they’re relaxed and safe. You can make good progress here even with a bicycle trailer. The shorter Tours are also suitable for younger children. You don't need special bicycles except on the REBI Tour around Albstadt, which takes you over narrow trails that are better suited to mountain bikes.
There are all kinds of places to discover along the way, like the Sigmaringen Castle or the Marbach State Stud Farm. Children will enjoy the petting zoo at Kastanienhof, a water playground, or the bathing lake near Itzelberg. You can refuel in many restaurants and farm shops along the way. Alternatively, you can take some charcoal with you and have a BBQ at the Tiefenbachtal public barbecue area.
There's lots to discover here. In spring, the fruit trees blossom and in summer they bear fruit. You can hear and observe dozens of birds singing. At the viewpoints along the route, you can name towns and rivers or search together for your next stage destination in the distance.
No matter which Tour you choose – being on the road with the family is always an experience. Of course, don't forget sunscreen, take enough drinks with you, and wear a bicycle helmet. Thanks to the exercise, the healthy alpine air and (usually) a lot of sun, you may be a little exhausted in the evening, but you'll certainly be happy and satisfied.
The orchard tour for children explores the cultural landscape of the orchards south of Mössingen. It is suitable for families as well as for pleasure cyclists. If you want to do one more lap around the fruit trees, you can also combine both orchard tours.
It all starts in the PAUSA quarter in Mössingen…
Orchards are a defining feature of the landscape in this area. The traditionally cultivated meadows and fruit trees appear in many places along the way and plunge the hallway into a veritable sea of flowers in spring. In summer you will find a shady place to rest under the trees and in autumn you can…
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It starts in Nürtingen at the train station. After you have left the city behind you, you cycle through rolling hills and orchards up to Beuren. From the bike path you can see the historic Hohenneuffen Castle enthroned on its fortress mountain in the distance.
Shortly after Beuren, it is worth taking…
Let's go to the last stage on the Remstal cycle path. On the way out of Schwäbisch Gmünd, a short detour to the old town with its beautiful gabled houses and the Marienbrunnen on the market square is worthwhile. An attractive play area is set up here every year in the summer months for families with…
The sports circuit is ideal for getting to know the first Alb trails. With a length of 22 kilometers and an altitude of 430 meters, this MTB ride is ideal for beginners, families and connoisseurs, is fully suitable for e-bikes and not technically demanding.
You start at the parking lot at the "Sonnencamping…
Do you want to cycle along a river from its source to its mouth? No problem! Take a day and two bikes and take the train to Königsbronn, where the Brenz originated. The hot pot, the source, is a feast for the eyes with its blue-green shimmering, crystal clear water. And there is also a lot to discover…
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…
The state stud of Baden-Württemberg, which is one of four main studs in Germany, is located in Marbach. On this tour you will discover other horse pastures and farms in addition to the Marbach stud.
You start directly in Marbach, which has a train station. Then you drive up to Grafeneck to the memorial…
An eventful bike tour with lots of information and insights into animal life on a farm lies ahead of you. The farm tour is marked with its own logo on the cycle path signs and takes you along three farms over the hilly plateau of the Swabian Jura. On the way you will find interesting explanations of…
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