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Discovering Germany’s wine region by bike – Franconia

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Discovering Germany’s wine region by bike – Franconia

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

8

Tours

37:21 h

392 mi

12,575 ft

Romantic vineyards, picturesque river valleys and quaint villages with historic charm – discovering the Franconian wine region in Germany by bike is a unique adventure. In this Collection, we present eight beautiful routes through this wine-growing region that are great fun on a bike! We’ve included everything from relaxed day rides to multi-day bike trips.

Surrounded by rolling hills, you can cycle for miles through beautiful vineyards with views across the Main and Tauber rivers. The routes take you to plenty of pretty wine towns en route where you can enjoy a break in the almost-Mediterranean atmosphere.
The so-called “Main Triangle” between the villages of Spessart, Rhön, Steigerwald, and Taubertal, the landscape is characterised by idyllic valleys and rich culture.

The route often follows idyllic cycle paths along the banks of the Main, Tauber and Wern rivers, or tracing a former railway line such as the Ochsenfurther Gau. These beautiful trails will take you through the countryside and into a romantic old town to finish. At the end of the stages, you can relax in Würzburg, Karlstadt or Schweinfurt.

You can easily reach the individual start and end points of the stages by train. If you ride the route as a multi-day adventure, you will always find plenty of accommodation. You can also plan your time in the Franconian wine region flexibility, and shorten and lengthen the stages as you wish. At the end of the day, a glass of wine is guaranteed regardless.

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    Intermediate
    02:10
    21.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 35-kilometer bike tour takes you through romantic vineyards, leads you to wonderful views and along the banks of the Main - a great, varied tour with cozy places to …

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    27.3 mi
    10.0 mph
    950 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Between the Main and the Tauber lies the Ochsenfurter Gau, an idyllic landscape through which you can cycle very well. The Gaubahn once connected the Taubertal with the Maintal - today cyclists have the right of way on the former railway line. On this 44 kilometer route you drive from Ochsenfurt to Markelsheim. This section is the first stage of the bike tour to Wertheim am Main, but you can of course also do it independently as a day tour.

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  • Intermediate
    03:19
    34.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This 55 kilometer bike tour takes you from Markelsheim an der Tauber to Wertheim am Main. On the way you can expect a magical river and wine landscape and a …

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  • Intermediate
    02:26
    23.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This bike tour takes you up and down through romantic vineyards and medieval towns. You cycle past several remarkable church castles and can thus extend the almost 40 km long …

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  • Difficult
    06:54
    77.4 mi
    11.2 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,175 ft
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A lot of variety awaits you on this 123 km long bike tour through the Franconian wine country: You cycle through the typical vineyards of the region, travel back to the Middle Ages, experience wonderful views and enjoy the beautiful landscape in Franconia. The tour starts in Würzburg. You can divide the route into two or three stages depending on your time and fitness, along the way you will find many places that are suitable for an overnight stay.

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  • Difficult
    07:44
    88.6 mi
    11.5 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,800 ft
    Ferry
    Expert e-bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The main triangle between Schweinfurt, Ochsenfurt and Gemünden is primarily known for its viticulture. A large part of the cultivated area of the Franconian wine region is located on the steep slopes along the banks of the Main. Accordingly, many wine villages await you along the almost 150 km route. So you can divide your stages according to endurance and time and cycle for several days through this wonderful landscape.

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    27.7 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    What suits a wine region particularly well? Exactly, asparagus. On this 45 kilometer bike tour you follow the traces of the Franconian asparagus between Wipfeld and Gerolzhofen. Fittingly, you do …

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  • Difficult
    09:14
    91.3 mi
    9.9 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This almost 150-kilometer bike tour through the hinterland of the Main Triangle has a lot of variety in store for you: idyllic river landscapes, sunny vineyards and historic villages and towns make this route particularly enjoyable for cycling. On the way you always come through cozy places, so you can plan your stages depending on your fitness and time. The round starts on the MainRadweg in Karlstadt.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    392 mi
  • Duration
    37:21 h
  • Elevation
    12,575 ft

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