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A lush weekend at the Franconian Moststraße

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A lush weekend at the Franconian Moststraße

Road Cycling Collection by komoot



12:06 h

155 mi

7,075 ft

When the apple blossom wraps the hilly landscape of Middle Franconia in a white-pink veil, spring is just around the corner. Nature comes to life, everywhere it sprouts and hums. Then it's beautiful here and nature literally calls you to get on your roadbike. It is no less beautiful when the summer provides pleasant warmth and the innumerable fruits of the orchards slowly begin to ripen. Pure feel-good factor and if it is really too warm, idyllic valleys and many small rivers and lakes promise the desired cooling. Simply perfect, for extended roadbike tours into the sunset. When autumn turns the landscape into a colourful symphony of colours, the time of harvest has come. For the fruit growers this means a lot of work, for you pure enjoyment. In restaurants and beer gardens, fresh cidre provides pure culinary pleasure. A festival for the senses and the perfect reason to do your roadbike laps through Middle Franconia also in autumn. If you're not afraid of the cold, you'll also be happy here in winter - then it's particularly idyllic here.

In short: Here in the northwest of Bavaria in the beautiful Middle Franconia is almost the whole year over roadbike season. The landscape is characterized by fruit growing, its scenic beauties and culinary delights. The tours of this collection for a (long) weekend are inspired by the Franconian Must Route, on whose way there are numerous highlights, which often only turn out to be such at second glance. But if you ride through the beautiful landscape with your eyes open, you will see the true beauty of the orchards, flower carpets, beehives and sheep pastures. Pleasure takes time — take it and enjoy a cool Kneipp bath, a short break at the idyllic lake or a fresh fruit juice in one of the numerous restaurants along the Must Route.

We have put together three tours for you, which you can combine according to your taste. If you take it easy, you can turn it into three relaxed daily stages for a long weekend. If you want to sit in the saddle for a longer period of time, simply combine two of the tours or challenge yourself by riding the whole round in one piece. You have all possibilities. There is a good railway connection in each of the stage destinations and here you will find (as in many other places on the way) all kinds of overnight accommodations. Whether in spring, summer, autumn or even winter — nothing stands in the way of full (racing) enjoyment in the Mostregion of Middle Franconia!

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Tours Along The Franconian Must Route

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    Etappe 1: Von Gunzenhausen nach Ellwangen – Fränkische Moststraße

    45.4 mi
    11.8 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,450 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the cozy town of Gunzenhausen starts our short weekend adventure, which leads you along the Franconian Most Street once through the beautiful Middle Franconia. And it starts directly idyllic: From the pretty old town you head to the Altmühlsee, on whose bank bike path you can walk it with the best

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  • Difficult
    65.6 mi
    13.0 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,150 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From Ellwangen the second stage takes you along the Moststraße in the direction of northeast to Ansbach. On the way, you will pass idyllic nature highlights again and take one or the other loop to enjoy the beautiful area even more intensely.


    From the start you roll a little bit through the really beautiful

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  • Intermediate
    44.3 mi
    13.8 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    After a leisurely breakfast in the beautiful old town of Ansbach, the last leg of our tour along the Franconian Moststraße starts quite relaxed through the Ansbach city forest. After the short climb up to Elpersdorf you are nice and warm. If you cross the motorway, it gets a bit restless for a while

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    155 mi
  • Duration
    12:06 h
  • Elevation
    7,075 ft

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