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Cycling through the Tauber Valley – Germany’s prettiest countryside

Liebliches Taubertal

Cycling through the Tauber Valley – Germany’s prettiest countryside

Bike Touring Collection by Liebliches Taubertal

12

Tours

39:49 h

378 mi

19,175 ft

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.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Regioradeln – Fahrrad Erlebnistour 1: „Um die große Mainschleife“

    Intermediate
    01:39
    15.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is perfect for a small evening round or a cozy family outing at the weekend. It leads you from Wertheim an der Mainschleife near Urphar, which here on the border from Baden-Württemberg to Bavaria encloses the so-called Himmelreich on the edge of the Spessart. At Bettingen you branch off from

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  • Difficult
    03:47
    36.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    26.5 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    24.6 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    05:18
    48.1 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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

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  • Difficult
    04:59
    43.7 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This, also quite demanding day tour, takes you on a journey over mountains and through valleys. You start in Wertheim, from where it goes south through the Taubertal before you climb steeply out of the valley to Külsheim just before the Bronnbach Abbey. From there, the route leads in a small curve around

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  • Intermediate
    01:43
    17.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour with start and end point in Tauberbischofsheim is suitable both as a relaxed weekend trip and as a good round for in between, and is particularly dedicated to the immediate vicinity of Tauberbischofsheim. The route takes you through the Brehmbachtal to Dittwar, where you will soon reach the

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  • Difficult
    05:00
    47.1 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    27.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Depending on your level of fitness, you can plan a half to a full day for this tour. It starts in Bad Mergentheim and first leads you south through the Wachbach valley to Hachtel. There the tour branches off from the valley and overcomes the hill that separates the Wachbach from the Aschbach, which you

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  • Difficult
    02:09
    21.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour is just the thing for you if you want to have a really hard workout or plan a relaxing bike ride at the weekend. The start and end point are in Igersheim. From there the route follows the Harthauser Talbach along the edge of the forest to Harthausen. You reached the highest point of the tour

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  • Intermediate
    01:58
    18.2 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour is ideal as a small round in between as well as for a leisurely bike ride at the weekend. The start and end points in Creglingen, near the Tauber Bridge, can no longer be reached by train despite their location on the former Gaubahn, but the next train station in Weikersheim is not too far

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  • Difficult
    05:18
    50.5 mi
    9.5 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For the crowning conclusion of the adventure tours in the Taubertal valley, take us on the Hohenloher Residenzenweg. This leads you in a large loop from Weikersheim to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and back. In total, it is almost 82 kilometers to be mastered. From Weikersheim you follow the Vorbach up south

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    378 mi
  • Duration
    39:49 h
  • Elevation
    19,175 ft

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