VGN presents 8 cycling day trips around Nuremberg
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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.
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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.
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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 long descent awaits you. On the way you will pass fascinating rock formations that rise up along the path, the picturesque Fichtelsee and the beautiful Nagler See.
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 the valley, but from Tiefenellern it really attracts and you climb up the Ellerberg partly on steep switchbacks.