Mountains & beer — 2 days cycling through the Swabian Alb

Bike Touring Collection by Berg Bier-Tour

The Berg Bier Tour (Mountain Beer Tour) showcases two of the Swabian Alb’s specialities – mountains and beer. This varied cycling adventure will give you a glimpse behind the scenes of breweries where you can taste homemade beers and regional dishes. But that’s not all, you will also immerse yourself in the Swabian Alb’s unique nature as you ride through romantic valleys, discover breathtaking caves, and explore impressive karst springs.

The Berg Bier Tour was created by the cities of Münsingen and Ehingen together with the Alb-Danube district and the Berg Brauerei. Over the course of 70 miles (112 km), it takes you from the city of Münsingen through the Lautertal valley to the Danube River and on to the towns of Ehingen and Blaubeuren. You then ride back to Münsingen through the Swabian Alb’s spectacular biosphere. The loop is ideal for a two day cycling holiday.

Your journey begins from the Mobility Centre in Münsingen where you can also hire e-bikes. The centre is located next to the train station making it easy to reach the start point with the Swabian Alb train. Alternatively, you can also join the route in Ehingen where there is also a train station.

Thanks to the Berg Bier Tour’s well-developed cycle paths, good public transport connections, wonderful places to visit, and multiple accommodation options, it was awarded four stars by the ADFC. On the way, you can visit unique highlights such as the Hohler Fels, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the turquoise Blautopf Lake, and untouched nature in abundance. Of course, you will also pass lots of breweries where you can stop to taste delicious beers and enjoy a guided tour.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    03:20
    31.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,400 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts at the Münsingen train station. You can get here comfortably with the Swabian Alb Railway. If you don't have your own bike, you can borrow one here in the mobility center to go on the two-day tour.From Münsingen you cycle over a hill and through beautiful forest into the Lautertal. Here you follow the playful loops of the large Lauter and enjoy idyllic nature along the well-developed bike path. On the way you will pass cozy towns where you will find numerous places to stop for a bite to eat. From a hearty lunch table to delicious cakes to refreshing beer, you will find everything your heart desires here.Finally you reach the mouth of the Großer Lauter in the Danube. From here you follow the Danube eastwards to Ehingen-Berg, the stage destination, where you can end the day with a stop at the Berg brewery. In the brewery that gives this bike tour its name, you can also take a tour behind the scenes.You will find plenty of accommodation in Ehingen-Berg. Alternatively, you can cycle about three kilometers further to the city of Ehingen, where you will find a train station in addition to other accommodations.

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    Difficult
    04:42
    40.4 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,400 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the start of the second stage, you first drive to Ehingen, a few kilometers away. Here, in the beer culture town, you can treat yourself to a second breakfast.With fresh strength you cycle through picturesque fields, wide meadows and along romantic forests to Schelklingen, where you can visit the Hohler Fels cave, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.With unique impressions in your luggage, you then drive along the Ach to Blaubeuren, where the next natural wonder awaits you: here the blue comes from one of the largest karst springs in Germany, the Blautopf. In the immediate vicinity is the Blaubeuren Monastery, which is also worth a visit.After the detour to Blaubeuren, the path leads you through the magical deep valley. Here you cycle through deep forests and past impressive rocks, always uphill. On the way, you can take a breather at cozy rest and barbecue areas. Arrived at the upper end of the valley, a detour to the Sontheimer Höhle offers itself, where you can also find refreshments.Via Feldstetten you will then reach the Swabian Alb biosphere area, where you cycle through untouched nature to Münsingen, the starting point of the two-day tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    2
  • Distance
    72.2 mi
  • Duration
    08:02 h
  • Elevation
    3,775 ft

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