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The most beautiful long-distance cycle paths in Franconia

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The most beautiful long-distance cycle paths in Franconia

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

12

Tours

244:09 h

2,311 mi

84,625 ft

In Franconia, you can cycle through romantic river valleys lined by countless castles on rugged cliffs and properly enjoy the untouched nature of quiet forests and vast meadow landscapes. From the mountain peaks, you can look out into the distance and soak up fantastic panoramas. Here, you can let yourself be enchanted in the historic cities of Bamberg or Rothenburg ob der Tauber and their unique charm.

To discover the incomparable beauty of Franconia, you can ride on a huge network of cycle paths. In addition to many smaller rides, some of the best long-distance cycle routes in Germany lead through the popular holiday region of Franconia. In this Collection, we present the ten most beautiful long-distance cycle paths in Franconia, which are between three and 16 stages long. Cycling in Franconia doesn’t just cover river cycle paths, such as the Main cycle path, the Tauber Altmühl cycle path or the Regnitz cycle path, which take you on largely flat stretches through the lovely river valleys, it also takes you high up. Cycle paths such as the Rhönradweg or the Siebensterntour in the Fichtelgebirge take you to the beautiful heights of the Fränkische Mittelgebirge which offers fantastic views.

You will also get your money's worth in culinary terms when cycling in Franconia. Excellent restaurants, cozy wine taverns, and quaint beer gardens offer perfect places to rest along the cycle paths. The warm hosts look forward to spoiling you with regional cuisine and exquisite wines and beers. At the end of each day on the bike, cycling friendly hosts welcome you openly. Here, you can gather your strength for the next day of discovering even more of Franconia's beautiful cycle paths.

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    Difficult
    31:47
    335 mi
    10.5 mph
    6,150 ft
    8,100 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The Main cycle path leads you over 530 kilometers from the Weißmain spring at Bischofsgrün to Mainz, where the Main flows into the Rhine. This route can be traveled in twelve stages with Kulmbach, Lichtenfels, Bischberg, Schweinfurt, Kitzingen, Würzburg, Gemünden, Wertheim, Miltenberg, Aschaffenburg

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  • Intermediate
    03:33
    33.5 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Main has several sources, the Weißmainquelle and the Rotmainquelle. Thus you can drive the MainRadweg in two variants. In addition to the starting point at Bischofsgrün at the Weißmainquelle, you can also start your cycle tour along the Main in Creussen.

    

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  • Difficult
    22:55
    216 mi
    9.4 mph
    6,125 ft
    5,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Tauber Altmühl cycle path you drive on almost 350 kilometers from the Main to the Danube. You always cycle on almost slope-free routes along the Tauber and the Altmühl, which makes the route easy to drive and also suitable for families. In eight stages, you can cycle the route from Wertheim to

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  • Difficult
    09:38
    98.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The RegnitzRadweg runs in two directions between Nuremberg and Bischberg near Bamberg. The valley route runs along the Regnitz on 85 kilometers and the 75-kilometer canal route runs along the Main-Danube Canal. Both routes can be combined into a varied 160-kilometer tour between Nuremberg and Bischberg

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  • Difficult
    33:53
    307 mi
    9.1 mph
    12,675 ft
    10,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Fairy-tale castles and medieval towns - on this bike ride along the Romantic Road you feel almost permanently in the romantic world of bygone days. Idyllic river meadows, picturesque pause places and last but not least the Franconian, Swabian and Upper Bavarian hospitality make this tour a cultural and

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  • Difficult
    11:59
    113 mi
    9.4 mph
    4,800 ft
    5,000 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At about 180 kilometers, the Rhönradweg meanders from Bad Salzungen to Hammelburg through the Rhön biosphere reserve. The moderate route from the Werratal, at the northern end of the Rhön to the valley of the Franconian Saale in the Südrhön, you can comfortably drive in four stages. The milestones are

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  • Difficult
    09:47
    95.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,825 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You can discover the lovely Tauber valley on numerous bike paths, including the Radachter Liebliches Tauber valley. The Radachter consists of two circuits - the Westring and the Ostring. Together and with additional stages, they are over 500 kilometers long. The approximately 150 kilometers of the medium

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  • Difficult
    13:27
    136 mi
    10.1 mph
    4,150 ft
    4,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ostring of Radachters Lovely Tauber Valley starts like the Westring (komoot.de/tour/54686898) in Lauda-Königshofen. Thus, you can combine the two rings wonderfully together. The best over 200 km long Ostring you drive in seven stages. For the easy circuit Weikersheim, Ochsenfurt, Würzburg, Gemünden

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  • Difficult
    07:21
    75.3 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the easy to cycle Aischtalradweg you expect dozens of small streams, hundreds of enchanted ponds, endless meadows and pristine river floodplains. Dense deciduous forests that alternate with picturesque vineyards. Innumerable fields where happy sunflowers, lumpy corn and fluffy carpets of yellow rapeseed

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  • Difficult
    60:19
    560 mi
    9.3 mph
    27,450 ft
    26,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Burgenstraße cycle path is over 900 kilometers long and takes you from Mannheim to Bayreuth. You will cycle through river valleys, over heights with great views and above all from one castle to the next. For example, you can ride the intermediate route in 16 stages.

    

    Along the exciting bike path, many

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  • Difficult
    12:18
    98.3 mi
    8.0 mph
    6,950 ft
    6,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Nature and culture await you on the just over 150 kilometer seven-star tour. For example, you can start the varied, intermediate circuit over the heights of the Fichtelgebirge in Selb, but also at any other point along the route. The route you can drive well in four stages, with Schwarzenbach, Bischofsgr

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  • Difficult
    27:11
    243 mi
    9.0 mph
    8,400 ft
    8,400 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    South of Nuremberg opens a wide, gentle hills, characterized by large and small lakes and criss-crossed by countless streams, streams and rivers: the Franconian Lake District. At the end of June 2019, the Fränkische WasserRadweg will open here, taking you through the picturesque landscape in an eight

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    2,311 mi
  • Duration
    244:09 h
  • Elevation
    84,625 ft

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