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Alb instead of Alps — mountain bike action on the Swabian Alb

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Alb instead of Alps — mountain bike action on the Swabian Alb

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7

Tours

24:34 h

172 mi

18,625 ft

Albstadt is located on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb, about halfway between Stuttgart and Lake Constance. Here the cosy charm of old half-timbered houses meets the contrasting nature of the Albtrauf. Steep climbs and rapid descents, narrow single trails through dense forests, open paths across the endless meadows of the Hochalb and rugged cliffs with panoramic views of the fairytale Hohenzollernburg castle — no wonder that mountain biking has a long tradition here and that every year bike pros and amateur cyclists pilgrimage to top-class bike events such as the Albstadt Bike Marathon and the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. But even if you're not so experienced, you'll find a beautiful mix of tradition, nature and challenging trails.

In this collection we present seven great tours around Albstadt. We have put together a beautiful mixture: You have the choice between easy, short tours to get used to or long, trail-heavy day trips. Beginners as well as advanced riders get their money's worth. A special highlight is the Bikepark Albstadt, where you can really have a blast on the downhill race track or improve your riding technique on the easier descents. Thanks to the lift, you can quickly return to the top after the descent, so that you can enjoy the pure downhill fun here.

For the tours you are excellently equipped with an all-mountain or enduro bike. Even in the bike park you can have fun with it — but if you prefer the suspension of a downhill bike, you can borrow one in the bike station.

Albstadt consists of the four districts Ebingen, Tailfingen, Onstmettingen and Pfeffingen. Ebingen is the largest part of town and the only one with a good rail connection - if you want to travel by train, Ebingen would be a good base camp. But there are also plenty of accommodations in the other parts of the city. Whatever you choose — enjoy an action-packed stay in this really multifaceted bike area in the south of Baden-Württemberg.

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Mountain bike tours on the Swabian Alb

  • Difficult
    01:45
    13.2 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Through shady forests, past refreshing springs and always within easy reach of the city - this short tour offers mountain bike fun for the whole family.

    

    Starting point of the round is the parking lot of the campsite "Sonnencamping", which is also ideal for all outdoor fans as the base station of an Albstadt

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  • Difficult
    02:05
    11.8 mi
    5.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    "Short and crisp" - that best describes the character of this beautiful tour on the Alb. If you love trails and like to express yourself, then this round is made for you.

    

    Let's start at the Waldheim in Albstadt-Ebingen. A great starting point, not only because you can leave your car here if necessary

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  • Difficult
    04:31
    30.9 mi
    6.8 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour introduces you to the distinctive bike culture of Albstadt. You roam the well-known bike park, drive across the finish straight of the marathon and through the bull's halls, where the annual cross-country world cup takes place. On the approximately 50 kilometers you can expect beautiful nature

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  • Difficult
    05:05
    38.9 mi
    7.7 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    One thing is always present on this tour: Hohenzollern Castle, where you can always enjoy great views. Otherwise, the ride is very varied. Relaxed passages on bike paths alternate with really beautiful trails and demanding climbs. We wish you a lot of fun on this long round, which will introduce you

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  • Difficult
    06:19
    38.6 mi
    6.1 mph
    4,925 ft
    4,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This long mountain bike tour, we have worked out for all who can not get enough of crisp climbs, great trails and breathtaking views. Over 60 kilometers and more than 1,500 vertical meters are already an announcement, but also a great program for a challenging and at the same time unforgettable bike

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  • Easy
    00:18
    2.81 mi
    9.6 mph
    800 ft
    850 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If you can certify one of the bike park Albstadt, then an expert management: operator Holger Blum has long driven active Downhillrennen and brought it to the German champion in the master class. So here you can enjoy trails that were built by bikers for bikers, so to speak. Add to this the warm atmosphere

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  • Intermediate
    04:31
    35.2 mi
    7.8 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    On this tour you get around really. On 56 kilometers you will get to know the landscape in the east of Albstadt today. It is - at least for Swabian Alb ratios - relatively easy to the point. The elevation meters are manageable and the terrain is usually rather easy to navigate - perfect to fully focus

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    172 mi
  • Duration
    24:34 h
  • Elevation
    18,625 ft

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