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VGN presents 8 cycling day trips around Nuremberg

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VGN presents 8 cycling day trips around Nuremberg

Bike Touring Collection by VERKEHRSVERBUND GROSSRAUM NÜRNBERG

7

Tours

29:28 h

269 mi

11,300 ft

The city of Nuremberg in Bavaria is surrounded by wonderful landscapes that lend themselves to cycling. Following cycle paths, you can discover Franconian Switzerland, roam the impressive Hassberge Nature Park, explore countless vineyards, cross the Fichtel Mountains, and enjoy the picturesque Pegnitz Valley. In between this untouched nature, historical towns offer a welcome respite and an abundance of culture.

In this Collection, we present the eight most beautiful day trips through this spectacular scenery as tipped by VGN, Nuremberg's train and bus network. Ranging in length from 16 to 57 miles (26 to 92 km), the routes take you along former railway lines and traffic-free paths through quiet nature. You can experience the calming effect of nature to the fullest as you roll through wide fields, colourful meadows, and enchanting forests. The undulating landscape boasts unforgettable views and when the hills have tired your legs, you can take a well-earned break at a wild swimming lake, in a beer garden, or historic town square.

All the routes can be reached by regional trains, local trains, or bicycle buses, meaning you can travel to the cycle paths stress-free. You have many opportunities to hop on a train en route making it easy to shorten your adventure. If you run out of time or your legs get tired, you can catch a train through the beautiful landscapes instead.

To ensure that all leisure-seekers reach their destination safely during the current Coronavirus crisis, please bear in mind the following when travelling in VGN transport:
- Keep a sufficient distance from fellow passengers at stations and on buses and trains.
- Wear a face mask inside the bus and train.
- The customer service centre opening hours are currently limited.
- Bus drivers will not sell tickets. Please buy your tickets in advance via the app, at a ticket machine, or online.

By adhering to the new regulations, everyone can enjoy time outdoors with the VGN. The VGN leisure lines are operating as usual from 21st May. You can find more information regarding Coronavirus measures here: vgn.de/corona.

For more great bike routes around Nuremberg, check out: komoot.de/user/vgn/collections.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Erlebnisradweg Hohenzollern – VGN Freizeittipps für Radler

    Difficult
    05:52
    57.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,675 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cycling in the footsteps of the Hohenzollern: On this 90 km long themed cycle path between Ansbach and Nuremberg you will get interesting insights into the history of the German aristocracy, peppered with beautiful nature. The tour starts in Ansbach. Be sure to check out Ansbacher Schloss before rolling

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    30.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    575 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful bike ride starts at the bike bus stop on the treetop path Ebrach. Before swinging on the bike, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to the path and to admire the vast forest from above. Then it starts. For a short while you roll through the forest, but soon the dark, cool forests on steep terrain

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  • Easy
    01:53
    16.4 mi
    8.7 mph
    450 ft
    600 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The roughly 26 kilometer long, easy bike tour takes you from Dombühl to the beautiful, medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

    

    From the train station you cycle through Dombühl. If you feel like it, you can make a first stop here in the outdoor pool and cool off on hot days. Afterwards you cycle on almost flat

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  • Difficult
    04:03
    35.8 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour through the Haßberge nature park, which takes you from beer to wine Franconia, begins at the Ebern train station.

    

    From the train station you cycle through the medieval half-timbered town and then roll through the town gate into the wonderful nature of the Hassberge. After a few small ups and

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  • Difficult
    05:16
    47.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    2,625 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The bike tour around the Ochsenkopf takes you from the Fichtelgebirge down to the Pegnitztal. The starting point is in Bischofsgrün.

    

    From the Bischofsgrün Rathaus stop you cycle out of the village and into the wonderful nature of the Fichtelgebirge. Through the forest it goes uphill first, but then a

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  • Difficult
    05:05
    45.3 mi
    8.9 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of the bike tour is at the train station in Bamberg. You leave Bamberg to the east and dive into the magical main bog forest, where you master a first small climb. It continues through the Ellerntal, which is also called the Franconian Tuscany. You are already climbing uphill through

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  • Difficult
    04:25
    35.9 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The starting point of the bike tour is in the beautiful Amberg. At the beginning of the tour you cycle through the old town and then along the Vils. After you have left the last houses of the city behind you, you drive through wide fields and beautiful forests. First you master a long climb. From Ursensollen

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    269 mi
  • Duration
    29:28 h
  • Elevation
    11,300 ft

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