Nürnberger Land

The most beautiful cycle paths through the Nuremberg Land

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The most beautiful cycle paths through the Nuremberg Land

Bike Touring Collection by Nürnberger Land

4

Tours

08:31 h

74.0 mi

3,975 ft

The Nürnberger Land has over 620 miles (1,000 km) of signposted cycle paths which lead through charming landscapes, along picturesque rivers, through romantic forests and past impressive rock formations. In between, you discover historic towns and quaint villages brimming with culture.

In this Collection, we have put together four routes around the Nuremberg Land region in Germany which make use of the extensive network of cycle paths. The Tours vary in difficulty from easy themed cycle paths to long-distance trails. The stages are between 10 and 25 miles (17 and 40 km) long. The first and last stages are the shortest so you can also combine them with the two longer routes and ride the entire circular in two days or over a weekend.

The starting point of the 74-mile (119-km) circular is the town Lauf an der Pegnitz which is easy to reach by train or S-Bahn. Riding along beautiful cycle paths, you will visit the market town of Schnaittach and continue on to Velden. Next the wild Pegnitz Valley awaits as you ride to the town of Hersbruck and visit the beautiful city of Nuremberg. Following the Pegnitz River you then return to Lauf an der Pegnitz. Along the way, you can look forward to smooth cycle paths and cozy places to stop for a bite to eat or to spend the night, where you will be welcomed with Franconian hospitality and spoiled with regional specialities.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    01:34
    12.8 mi
    8.2 mph
    1,075 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The first stage of the round tour through the Nuremberg region begins in Lauf an der Pegnitz. Here you can get comfortably with the S1 from Nuremberg. You can find the timetable here vgn.de.Immediately after you leave the city, an ascent begins that takes you up to Kuhnhof. Once at the top you cycle on a plateau through open countryside before you whiz down through the forest to the Schmaußweiher.

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    25.1 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the second stage through the beautiful Nuremberg countryside, a varied up and down awaits you. Right at the beginning you drive up to the 570-meter high Schermshöhe, where you can take a first break in the inn of the same name.A refreshing descent through forests and meadows follows. Take some momentum from the descent into the next ascent, which leads you through an equally picturesque landscape to Viehhofen.

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    25.2 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the start of the third stage, you leave Hersbruck heading south and thus the Pegnitztal. A crisp climb takes you through an idyllic forest and over the Reschenberg. The …

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  • Easy
    01:08
    10.8 mi
    9.6 mph
    275 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the end of the round tour through the Nuremberg region, a short, easy stage awaits you, where you can take a lot of time to fully enjoy the highlights along the way.From Nuremberg you cycle along the north shore of Lake Wöhrder. You can always let your gaze wander over the water and up to the other side of the river. Finally, the long lake merges into the Pegnitz and you follow the happy loops of the river.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    4
  • Distance
    74.0 mi
  • Duration
    08:31 h
  • Elevation
    3,975 ft
Nürnberger Land

The most beautiful cycle paths through the Nuremberg Land