The Steigerwald, a range of forested hills in Bavaria in the south of Germany, offers picturesque vineyards and ancient forests. This nature park, known as the land of 1,000 ponds, is perfect to discover by bike. You will cycle through magnificent nature, sample Franconian cuisine, explore walled cities, and discover mighty castles and half-timbered houses on the way.
We have put together 11 routes in this Collection of varying levels of difficulty and with different themes. You can choose between relaxed cycle paths through gentle vineyards and challenging forest trails. If you want to experience Franconian hospitality, you have countless opportunities to stop for refreshments on the beer circular or the Bocksbeutel (a traditional wine bottle) loop. There are also many castles and ruins en route such as the impressive Weissenstein baroque castle.
On the TeichKulturRunde, you cycle through the land of 1,000 ponds, immersing yourself in the unique landscape. Or, if you like off-road and forest trails, then there are two cross-country routes. Thanks to the shaded forest, you can comfortably ride the Tours in summer too. When you get thirsty, traditional beer gardens and wine cellars are ready to help you quench your thirst. So, hop on your bike and start exploring the Steigerwald!
The Main-Steigerwald-Radweg takes you from Sand am Main to Mönchsondheim in the picturesque Steigerwald. In just under 70 kilometers, it is on bike paths and side streets through the varied, hilly landscape and historical places. You cycle west from the beautiful church square in Sand am Main. The route leads along a well-developed bike path along the main road and you cross large fields and typical Franconian villages.
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You don't have to worry about thirst or hunger on this round: Several breweries, beer cellars and rustic inns await you in the heart of the Steigerwald. There are a total of 14 breweries on this 36-kilometer route in the Steigerwald beer corner. You start in Lisberg and drive to Trabelsdorf with its beautiful lakes and ponds. Surrounded to the left and right by water, you cycle past the Old Kurhaus into the center, where the small castle is located.
Always along the water - The TeichKulturRunde takes you through a unique landscape that is characterized by countless fish ponds. The water areas of the fisheries represent a complex ecosystem for numerous animal and plant species and give this tour its unique character. You start in beautiful Höchstadt an der Aisch and leave the city over the Alte Aischbrücke. Following the river, you come to Voggendorf, where the rustic Voggendorf cellar invites you to take a break.
This circular tour takes you from the banks of the Main in a crisp climb to the Schwanberg with the impressive castle. The starting point is at the Bleichwasen car park in Kitzingen-Etwashausen and from there it goes east to Rödelsee with a view of the Schwanberg. In the picturesque town you can visit Crailsheim Castle, which is owned by the wine cooperative. The perfect place to taste the region's wines.