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VGN Summer Challenge 2020 – hike with the VGN and win prizes

9

Tours

44:05 h

100 mi

7,650 ft

Go on Tour with the VGN and win a hiking weekend or one of 50 Vaude backpacks! These routes not only showcase the most beautiful sides of the Nuremberg region, but they also collect points for your VGN account at the same time. You can then turn these points into great prizes. With the VGN Summer Challenge 2020, you experience the region’s diversity from sun-drenched vineyards to wide floodplains, enchanted castles, and colourful mixed forests – there’s something for everyone.

This is how it works:
- Register with your komoot account on the VGN homepage
- Choose a Tour from this Collection from the VGN komoot profile (komoot.de/user/vgn/collections) or from the VGN leisure tips portal (vgn.de/freizeit)
- Take the bus or train to the Tour and start walking. Don’t forget to track your route with komoot.
- Save your Tour and tag VGN as a participant
- You receive 200 points for a Tour from this Collection. For every other Tour you receive 100 points.

At the end of the day, the participants with the largest number of points will win great prizes: four micro-adventures in the VGN region and a total of 50 backpacks! Want to take part? Then all you have to do is register on our site. You can also find the exact terms and conditions there.

One more tip: It’s worth being fast! The first 150 participants to register receive a komoot world package.

The nine Tours take you closer to the nature and culture in and around Nuremberg: watch herons and kingfishers in the Main River’s floodplains which nature is reclaiming, immerse yourself in the Middle Ages on the Haßberg Castle and Palaces Hiking Trail or taste local wines on the Wine Paradise Trail. The Hohenzollern History Walk takes you in the footsteps of the famous ruling dynasty and the unique fortified churches, such as in Mönchsondheim, are also well worth seeing. In the Spalter Hop Hill Country you can discover the impressive sandstone gorge of the Schnittligner Loch or explore the legendary Jura landscapes of the Altmühltal valley around the Plankstetten Benedictine abbey. Along the way, cosy wine taverns, breweries, and inns offer you countless opportunities to stop for refreshments. All of the routes are easy to reach by train.

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    Difficult
    05:08
    12.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Dense greenery, countless species of birds and a rushing river - you didn't end up in the Amazon, but in the EU LIFE nature project Mainauen.The Mainauen hiking trail always leads you along the water from Haßfurt to Edelsbach. You walk along old loops of the Main, which in many places spread out to form vast floodplains. From the …

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  • Difficult
    05:18
    11.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Historic places, sun-drenched vineyards and shady mixed forests - the Haßberger Burgen- und Schlösserwanderweg leads you through a hilly and varied natural landscape to mysterious ruins, castles and palaces.From the train station in Zeil am Main, which is known for its colorful half-timbered houses and the beautiful market square, you immediately hike steeply up to the Schmachtenberg castle ruins. …

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    9.78 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Hohenzollern History Walk you will walk in the footsteps of the famous ruling house, which has a very special connection with Franconia: This is where the roots of the dynasty lie and where they ruled as margraves for centuries. The magnificent residences and buildings are as impressive then as they are today.The History Walk starts at the …

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  • Intermediate
    03:48
    8.38 mi
    2.2 mph
    900 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The smell of freshly baked bread is in the air on this wonderful forest and meadow hike. You walk for over 13 kilometers through the fabulous jura landscapes of the Altmühl valley to the traditional Benedictine abbey Plankstetten.In late medieval Greding you walk across the cobbled market square with its colorful houses and can visit the mighty St. Martin's …

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  • Difficult
    05:07
    11.6 mi
    2.3 mph
    875 ft
    975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This hike is a feast for the eyes, especially in late summer and autumn, when red-gold foliage shimmers between golden-white and dark-blue grapes. But it is also worth discovering the sun-drenched slopes in spring and summer. Every season the landscape around the vineyards enchants with its very own charm - from the blossom of the fruit tree to the colorfully blooming summer meadows.

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  • Intermediate
    04:05
    9.40 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    575 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    A lot of variety awaits you on this hike through the Spalter Hügelland: exciting paths, relaxed refreshment stops and a fun boat trip. Perfect for a tour where enjoyment is not neglected. The start of the 14-kilometer hike - during which you cover around three kilometers on the ship - is at the old town hall in Spalt.A visit …

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  • Difficult
    06:02
    13.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Nature, culture and wine - on this hike from the mountain range of the Steigerwald over to the wine paradise Bullenheimer Berg you will find everything a hiking heart desires.You follow the Steigerwald mountain range, which is almost 500 meters high, along many natural paths and root paths of a primeval forest. An imposing ravine finally leads you back …

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  • Difficult
    05:40
    12.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Wine Paradise Trail is not only a worthwhile tour for wine lovers: in late summer and autumn the vineyards turn into a sea of yellow, red and orange. In addition, two cultural highlights await you along the way with Frankenberg Castle and the Kunigunden Chapel.You start in Weigenheim and hike up the hill to Kapellberg and Langer Berg. …

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  • Intermediate
    04:46
    10.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The fortified churches are a unique form of architecture in Franconia: in order to protect against attacks, fortifications were built around the church in some villages. These fortified churches consist of a protective wall, on the inside of which barns and storage rooms, so-called Gaden, were built.The tour starts at the Iphofen train station and initially takes you across …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    100 mi
  • Duration
    44:05 h
  • Elevation
    7,650 ft

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