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The 10 most beautiful mountain bike tours in Franconian Switzerland

Stephan Peters

The 10 most beautiful mountain bike tours in Franconian Switzerland

Mountain Biking Collection by Fränkische Schweiz

10

Tours

32:07 h

222 mi

22,450 ft

Franconian Switzerland is one of the oldest and most popular holiday regions in Germany. No wonder that people have come here since the beginning of the 19th century: the impressive landscape with its caves, rocks and rivers, the cozy villages with their half-timbered houses, mills and castles and of course the Franconian cuisine have always had a special charm. For mountain bikers, there is still an excellent reason to come to Franconian Switzerland. Because here are fantastic trails for all off-road friends, which can be combined to make incredible rides. Whether flowy and relaxed or demanding and technically challenging - Franconian Switzerland has the right tour for every biker.

Franconian Switzerland is centrally located in the Upper Franconia region and is easily accessible from Bamberg, Bayreuth, Erlangen, Forchheim and Nuremberg. In the larger towns such as Pottenstein, Waischenfeld or Ebermannstadt, there are many hosts who offer you cozy accommodation. A true hotspot for bikers is Heiligenstadt. Here the MTB center is waiting for you with several marked routes. You can also take riding technique courses or book a trail camp here. By the way, in Franconian Switzerland not only the time on the bike is a pleasure: Franconian cuisine is known for its culinary delights, the countless small breweries provide after the tour for delicious refreshment. So, what are you waiting for? A biking holiday in Franconian Switzerland is pure pleasure in every way!

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Mountain bike rides in Franconian Switzerland

  • Difficult
    04:55
    33.1 mi
    6.7 mph
    3,550 ft
    3,550 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Forchheim is located directly on the A73 and maybe you bring the big county town in the south of Upper Franconia not necessarily with natural idyll and cool trails in combination. But Forchheim is not called the "gateway to Franconian Switzerland" for nothing. From here it is only a few meters to the

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  • Difficult
    03:33
    24.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 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 challenging tour with start in Pegnitz really includes everything that Franconian Switzerland has to offer: You drive through romantic river valleys, pedal up to breathtaking viewpoints, enjoy fast-paced, flowing and sometimes technical descents and, of course, always come to cozy guesthouses and

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  • Difficult
    03:51
    27.1 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,075 ft
    3,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Anyone who would like to mountain biking in the Franconian Switzerland and has lodgings in Heiligenstadt, has already done everything right: Because around the market town in the romantic Leinleitertal there are several beautiful tours, all of which are designed as circular courses and can even be combined

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    25.8 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour largely follows the official "Geisberg Tour", one of three specially laid mountain bike routes that run around the cozy market town Heiligenstadt. With almost 42 kilometers and 820 vertical meters, it provides enough material for a few great hours on the bike. The special feature of the route

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  • Intermediate
    01:53
    15.2 mi
    8.1 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    If you like beer and enjoy mountain biking, there is no better place for you than the Franconian Switzerland, the region with the highest brewery density. There are more than 70 small but fine breweries that produce the most delicious barley juice according to all the rules of (brewing) art. And a small

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    18.4 mi
    7.7 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Aufseß is a tributary of the Wiesent, which flows through a picturesque valley, until it finally opens at Doos in the Wiesent. Right here begins and ends this 30-kilometer, relatively flat tour. For about 14 kilometers you follow the small river on picturesque trails and trails that wind through

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

    Ebermannstadt, "the heart of the Franconian Switzerland", is the starting point of this beautiful bike tour, where you will discover the enchanting landscape with its steep ascents, romantic valleys, idyllic orchards, impressive views and bizarre rocks. The route also takes you to the most famous mountain

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    25.0 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,875 ft
    2,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour follows more or less the course of the Wiesent, the river of the Franconian Switzerland and thus it is a kind of classic that you should not miss. Again and again, the route makes little detour away from the river, which ensures that many crisp climbs wait for you and you have collected in

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    18.7 mi
    6.9 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    On this approximately 30 kilometer long bike tour you can expect some curiosities that you probably would not have expected in the Franconian Switzerland. As usual, on the other hand, you will drive over fantastic trails in a wonderful landscape and enjoy the idyll of one of the oldest and most popular

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    17.7 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Waischenfeld is a small, cozy place in the northeast of the Franconian Switzerland, idyllically embedded in the valley of the Wiesent. Picturesque half-timbered houses, old mills, beautiful churches and above all the enthroned the medieval castle - a really beautiful backdrop for the start of this varied

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    222 mi
  • Duration
    32:07 h
  • Elevation
    22,450 ft

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