On the Kocher-Jagst cycle path, narrow romantic river valleys await you. Here, as you cycle 200 miles (330 kilometers) from Aalen to Bad Friedrichshall, you'll discover picturesque meadows, lush forests, and old castles enthroned on sides of the valley, from where they overlook the beautiful villages and medieval towns.
In this Collection, we present you the complete circuit on the Kocher-Jagst cycle path in seven stages. If you don't have seven days to spare, however, you can truncate the adventure and push it over three or four days — you'll just have less time to enjoy the views. And whether you choose to follow the Kocher or the Jagst rivers is up to you: Both rivers originate near Aalen and run almost parallel to each other until they flow into the Neckar near Bad Friedrichshall-Jagstfeld.
So you can start the moment you arrive, we have set your starting point at the main train station in Aalen. If you'd rather ride a shorter version of the full Tour, Bad Friedrichshall is also well connected to the train network. As you ride, you'll find plenty of places to stay overnight, with holiday apartments, guesthouses, and hotels offering rooms in all of the towns/villages you'll ride through en route.
As a little tip, you can combine the Kocher-Jagst cycle path with the Neckar Valley cycle path, should you want to extend your ride. The Neckar Valley cycle path can be found here: komoot.com/collection/522/the-neckar-valley-cycle-path-in-7-days-from-the-black-forest-to-the-rhine
The Kocher-Jagst cycle path is recommended in the brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" by the ADFC (German Cyclist's Association) and is ranked as a quality cycle route with four stars. More information (in German): adfc.de/artikel/radurlaub-als-sternstunde
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Last updated: November 16, 2021
In the former free imperial city of Aalen, the circuit starts on the Kocher-Jagst-Radweg. Thanks to the good connection to public transport, you can easily take the train to the starting point. From there it goes on 46 kilometers mostly downhill to Gaildorf.
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Today it is on the 49 kilometers from Künzelsau to Bad Friedrichshall again largely downhill, so you can enjoy the day's stage without much effort to the fullest.
From Künzelsau the Kocher-Jagst-Radweg winds its way first into the wine town of Forchtenberg. From there it is always in the immediate vicinity…
In Bad Friedrichshall you say goodbye to the cook, who flows here in the Neckar, and is called in a few hundred meters away Jagstfeld welcome the Jagst, which also unites there with the Neckar. From today you are back on the way back to the starting point Aalen and follow the Jagst upriver, which means…
Even today, the 51 kilometers from Jagsthausen to Bächlingen on the way through the beautiful Jagsttal lead you steadily uphill, as it continues upriver.
Just behind the starting point Jagsthausen you cycle through Berlichingen, where you will learn more about the Berlichingen and especially the knight…
From Bächlingen the Kocher-Jagst-Radweg winds its way further southeast through the beautiful Jagsttal. On 56 kilometers you will get to know the section between Bächlingen and Ellwangen today.
On the first kilometer to Crailsheim, the cycle path meanders through the dreamy narrow valley. At the beginning…
Today, the last leg of the Kocher-Jagst-Radweg is already underway, taking you from Ellwangen back to the starting point in Aalen for almost 37 kilometers. Since this is the shortest of the stages, you can take your time on the many highlights and enjoy them to the fullest.
From Ellwangen you drive along…
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