Dreamy villages, mysterious moor landscapes and lush meadows – the southeast of Germany’s Baden-Württemberg district has more to offer than it’s famous regional dish Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). Although this delicious Allgäu cheese is a great source of energy when you cycle, you’ll need to rely on your muscles to power you up the Upper Swabian hills.
This Collection guides you on a journey through Upper Swabia and the Allgäu to the South of Ulm with your bike. The landscape was formed during the last Ice Age, creating vast swathes of moor between countless hills. As you ride, you will spot rare animal and plant species and forget any of life’s stresses in the wonderful nature. There is also no lack of cultural highlights. You can look back on centuries of history as you cycle through the heartland of the Upper Swabian Baroque movement.
The bike trails are very well developed and you will mostly ride on paved side streets with barely a car in sight. Despite your proximity to the Alps, you won't encounter any long and steep climbs on this adventure. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, there are countless inns that spoil you with their Swabian specialties, swimming lakes, and thermal baths where you can relax.
From Ulm, these eight stages take you south via Ochsenhausen and the Wurzacher Ried to Isny im Allgäu. You then ride in the direction of Lake Constance, where you can only see the "Swabian Sea" glistening in the distance before turning north again. The stages all end in places where you can find different accommodations. So nothing stands in your way and you can explore Upper Swabia and the Allgäu with your bike.
The German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) rated the Oberschwaben-Allgäu Cycle Path three stars.
The varied bike tour through Upper Swabia and the Allgäu begins in Ulm. You can easily reach the city with the famous cathedral by train. You start from the train station to the Danube. Of course you can also dangle through the beautiful old town before you set off.You cross the Danube and are already in Bavaria. Where the Iller flows into the Danube, you cycle through a wonderful natural landscape.
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On today's stage you will get to know the typical Allgäu. Here a creek, there is a pasture - and in between pretty little towns. And of course a constant up and down, which simply belongs to the Allgäu and loosens up the landscape.Shortly after Urlau there is a rainwater retention basin with a remarkable old lock system on the watershed between the Danube and the Rhine. Not far from there you will find a large moor landscape.
Today the queen stage awaits you, both in terms of length and altitude. But after four successfully completed stages you are already in training. Right at the start comes the neatest climb of the whole trip.Once at the top you forget the effort and enjoy a fabulous view over the fields, hills and forests. The trees are already almost kitschy on the narrow road that meanders through the area.
You are now on the home straight towards Ulm. The last stage on the Oberschwaben-Allgäu cycle path takes you parallel to the Danube through an idyllic landscape.On the way you drive through Oberdischingen. The historic town center is extremely worth seeing. There are several houses in the French-Baroque mansard style next to each other and form an exciting contrast to the traditional houses that you have got to know on your tour.