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Nature and Culture — Cycling in the Upper Palatinate Forest

Oberpfälzer Wald

Nature and Culture — Cycling in the Upper Palatinate Forest

Bike Touring Collection by Oberpfälzer Wald

12

Tours

67:14 h

583 mi

31,000 ft

Glittering rivers winding through the valleys of the beautiful low mountain range and romantic castles towering on gentle hills. Lakes and ponds that come together to form a unique water landscape, wide meadows and fields that alternate with the primeval and a little mysterious forest.

While you cycle through the original landscape under the sheep cloud sky, feel the wind in your hair and the sun in your face, you can enjoy medieval towns, fabulous geological treasures, culinary delights and art and culture along the beautiful cycle paths of the Upper Palatinate Forest.

In the Upper Palatinate Forest, beautiful railroad cycle paths await you, where steam locomotives used to run, such as the Vizinalbahn cycle path from Wiesau to Bärnau through the "Land of a Thousand Ponds". Or the Bockl cycle path, Bavaria's longest railway route cycle path. 52 exciting kilometres lead you from Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab to Eslarn, from Waldnaabtal through the nature park country to the Bohemian Forest. And even at the border there is more to come – the Bavarian-Bohemian Friendship Trail takes you straight to your Czech neighbours.

You can also explore the Upper Palatinate Forest on beautiful river bike paths that run along the water, are wonderfully flat and a top tip for families and pleasure cyclists. Among the most beautiful are the Fichtelnaab Cycle Path, the Waldnaab Valley Cycle Path and the Schwarzachtal Cycle Path. No matter what you like – thanks to the many varied routes you will find just the right length and route for your cycling adventure in the Upper Palatinate Forest.

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  • Difficult
    04:07
    36.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Fire-breathing mountains in the middle of the Upper Palatinate Forest? Do not worry, here the volcanoes are quite idyllic and have long gone out. But the fire mountains offer excellent views, especially on the Kemnather pond and the nature reserve Gabellohe. The route along the Haidenaab and up to the

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    44.9 mi
    8.7 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Your bike tour to the most beautiful ups and downs of the Egergraben starts at the Wiesau train station. From a geological point of view, this is a small-scale rift valley – a depression framed by higher-lying “rift shoulders”. Short, steep climbs alternating with relatively flat, longer routes allow

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  • Difficult
    04:06
    39.2 mi
    9.6 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around the Steinwald Nature Park, this cycle path passes numerous bizarre granite rocks. The almost completely paved route goes from Erbendorf via Krummennaab to Reuth, where you pass the castle with an idyllic inner courtyard. Also worth seeing: the baroque church with acanthus altar. The oat-covered

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  • Intermediate
    03:29
    28.6 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you right through the heart of the "Land of 1000 ponds". At the starting point Tirschenreuth, the Fischhofpark (formerly Gartenschau site) as well as the large aquariums in the MuseumsQuartier and the "Haus am Teich" beckon. On the way through the Tirschenreuther pond pan with its more

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  • Difficult
    05:00
    45.6 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    As the name suggests, this simple round trip, which does not require any specific skills, leads through the fantastic nature park landscape of the only quality nature park in the holiday region. The nature park Nördlicher Oberpfälzer Wald is so versatile here. The green brooks of Zott, Pfreimd and Raft

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    46.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour in the footsteps of the cult beer of the Upper Palatinate Forest, the Zoigl, and on the longest and probably best-developed railway cycle path in Bavaria is a nature experience, bike fun and barley juice enjoyment. It starts in Wiesau.

    

    Via Falkenberg with its imposing castle, it goes through

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  • Difficult
    07:50
    70.8 mi
    9.0 mph
    3,700 ft
    3,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The multi-day tour is recommended especially for nature, culture and geology friends, but also for connoisseurs and Zoiglfans. It is easy to drive and does not require specific skills. It starts at the service and information point Hexenhäusl between recreational lake and nature reserve Rußweiher in

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  • Difficult
    03:34
    33.9 mi
    9.5 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the recreational and Zoiglort Eslarn directly on the border with Bohemia, alternatively in Neustadt / WN starts this interesting bike ride, which is easy to drive and requires no specific skills. Natural idyll and cultural experience is announced from the Green Roof of Europe to the finish at the

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  • Difficult
    14:50
    125 mi
    8.4 mph
    5,750 ft
    5,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The 4-day bike tour is perfect for lovers of the Upper Palatinate beer culture. Visits to Schwandorf the historic rock cellars, where the beer was stored earlier, and the largest beer mug in the world in Oberviechtach. The castles of Lengenfeld, Stefling, Stockenfels, Hof and Zangenstein bear witness

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    37.6 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Where the steam locomotives used to breathe, today you cycle relaxed on former railway lines through a glittering lake and river landscape. The idyllic little river Schwarzach leads you into the medieval Neunburg in front of the forest. Between the former Palatine town and Bodenwöhr you will be led through

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  • Difficult
    04:40
    36.8 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The breathtaking river landscapes of Schwarzach, Ascha and Murach show a hardly existing landscape idyll. Even black storks and kingfishers feel at ease here. In the nature reserve Prackendorfer and Kulzer Moos you will discover on the Moorlehrpfad path worth protecting plants and animals of the Red

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  • Difficult
    04:39
    37.3 mi
    8.0 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The rivers Naab, Pfreimd, Schwarzach and Murach in the nature park Oberpfälzer Wald give this round trip its name. Between Murach and Pfreimdtal you can climb a ridge by bike, which opens up wonderful views. At the highest point - at Gleiritsch - there are still some partridge occurrences, which you

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    583 mi
  • Duration
    67:14 h
  • Elevation
    31,000 ft

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