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Castles, bikes and beer — A mountain biking paradise in Franconian Switzerland

Stephan Peters

Castles, bikes and beer — A mountain biking paradise in Franconian Switzerland

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7

Tours

22:16 h

155 mi

16,500 ft

As you roll comfortably through beautiful country lanes, the sound of the splashing river gushing through the valley never quite leaves your side. Or at least until you hit those inclines. At this point, as you crank your way ever-uphill, you begin to wonder where all of these mountains came from. Then, once you arrive at the top of the hill, you see for the first time the majesty of the landscape you were comfortably rolling through not that long ago. As you gaze out over the land, you spot fascinating caves, impressive rock formations, the remnants of a once-mighty castle and a horizon steeped in history.

Here, in this gorgeous part of the world, no matter which of our seven mountain bike rides you choose, a beautiful beer awaits you at the end of each day out on the trails. That's what the region is known for — and that's why we've dedicated this Collection to this specialty of the region. Follow in the footsteps of hops and malt on your mountain bike. Discover a few of the 69 family-run breweries, which cultivate a traditional craft here and produce delicious Franconian beer specialties by hand. Many breweries also offer guided tours around their premises, so that you can not only taste but also learn everything about their delicious brew. With this in mind, cheers!

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Mountainbike Tours Through Franconian Switzerland

  • Intermediate
    02:37
    18.5 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,975 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Only the work, then the pleasure - that could be the motto of this short round. Which is not quite correct, because the first part of this tour is quite a pleasure. Just one thing that makes you sweat. Because it goes twice uphill quite crisp uphill.

    

    The first highlight of the tour you reach after just

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  • Difficult
    03:30
    24.0 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    From the small town of Streitberg, this approximately 40-kilometer tour through the Franconian Switzerland starts. In large parts it follows the course of the Wiesent, a small river in the heart of Franconia, which meanders snugly through the homonymous valley, which is surrounded by steep rocks, impressive

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  • Difficult
    03:37
    24.7 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This almost 39-kilometer long circuit is considered one of the most beautiful bike tours in Germany. Whether it's fine trails or culinary specialties - enjoyment is a top priority today.

    

    Here we go at the station of the tranquil town of Pegnitz on the eastern edge of Franconian Switzerland. You pass the

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    18.9 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,950 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This beautiful round starts in the Franconian bike Eldorado Heiligenstadt and leads you over mountain and valley into the small village of Heckenhof, where you can refresh and strengthen yourself in Kathis Brewery. By the way, today you are following in the footsteps of a world record: Kathis Bräu is

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  • Difficult
    03:56
    27.9 mi
    7.1 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,125 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    With around 45 kilometers in length and 950 vertical meters, this tour is a slightly longer way to go from the beautiful town of Heiligenstadt on mountain bike tour. Typical Franconian Switzerland await crisp climbs, impressive rock formations and great views of you. About half way you can still put

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    23.0 mi
    7.1 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,125 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The northernmost tour of our Franconian Switzerland Collection starts in the tranquil town of Hollfeld, which is quite centrally located between Nuremberg, Bamberg and Bayreuth and is easily accessible from there. This has caused merchants hundreds of years ago to make a stop in Hollfeld. What interests

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  • Intermediate
    02:40
    18.3 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour in the south of the Franconian Switzerland is barely 30 kilometers long, but it could happen that you need a bit more time than usual. Because this tour is almost paved with beautiful, interesting, extraordinary or culinary highlights. Idyllic valleys, cozy beer gardens, spectacular views and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    155 mi
  • Duration
    22:16 h
  • Elevation
    16,500 ft

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