Are you looking for a weekend getaway for the whole family? Maybe you are unsure where to go on your next cycling holiday? Or perhaps you just want to head out on your bike for a few day rides so that your well-deserved dinner at a beer garden tastes even better. Then look no further than the Tauber Valley, one of the most beautiful places to cycle in Germany.
The 12 circular routes in this Collection take you on a journey through the lovely Tauber Valley and its neighbouring regions. You will ride through the Hohenlohe and Odenwald, as well as the main valley and various side valleys. On the way, you can stop at medieval cities such as Weikersheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and Würzburg.
Culture and food are just as important as cycling in this region. The Tauber Valley is known for its excellent wines and regionally-brewed beer. With a full stomach, you can enjoy the varied routes through the region. Whether you like to ride at a leisurely pace or push for big distances, you will find your perfect tour in the routes we have put together for you.
The region’s wonderful cities and bike paths are worth taking the time to explore. You may want to divide the longer routes into two stages to spend a full weekend in the area. We’ve included information about accommodation in the Tour descriptions.
All of the routes are easy to reach by train except for Tour 11. However, there’s a train station a short ride away from the start of Tour 11 if you’re willing to add a few miles on to the route. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, you can also combine the tours. Have a look at the map overview of the Collection to see which ones fit well together.
This proper day tour takes you from Tauberbischofsheim through the Brehmbachtal up to Külsheim's local mountain "Hoher Herrgott", where the Kabinett wine of the same name also has its roots in the ground. After you have thoroughly explored this area, you will descend shortly behind Sachsenhausen into the Taubertal. From Waldenhausen you follow the meandering water, which is the namesake for the entire region, upriver until the tour in Tauberbischofsheim finds its starting point.
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Depending on your fitness level, you should take at least half a day for this tour. You start in Bad Mergentheim and drive south in the Stuppach valley to the hill to Assamstadt. At Boxberg the route goes downhill again and you follow the Umpfertal to Königshofen - where the Umpfer flows into the Tauber. Now it is not far and you come back to your starting point in Bad Mergentheim.
In an eventful half day, this round takes you in two pretty loops from Lauda from the Taubertal into the Grünbachtal, which you follow to Paimar. From here, a slightly hilly passage awaits you, which leads you across meadows and fields in the second loop to Unterwittighausen and over an extended descent into the Wittigbachtal. At the end of the day, you follow the valley slightly downhill to the Grünbach and continue to your starting point in Lauda.
This demanding day tour takes you in an extensive loop from Tauberbischofsheim to Würzburg right in the heart of the Franconian wine region and back again. If the entire route is too far for you, you can shorten a section of it via Lauda by train. Alternatively, you can of course take a two-day tour and spend the night in Würzburg.
With this neat day tour we send you on the traces of the green kernel, the power grain that has been harvested by hand in the Taubertal and Odenwald in a long-standing tradition and dried in the usual green-core kilns over a beech wood fire in the traditional manner. Nowadays the harvesting and drying process takes place predominantly by machine, but during various festivals you still remember the tradition and practice the traditional production methods.
This tour is ideal as a small round in between as well as for a leisurely bike tour at the weekend. The start and end points in Creglingen are no longer accessible by train despite their location on the former Gaubahn, but the nearest train station in Weikersheim is not too far away. From there, the tour over the Taubertal is also quite easily accessible. At most, the start and end points want to be postponed.