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Bike tours in Franconia and Upper Palatinate — VGN leisure tips

VERKEHRSVERBUND GROSSRAUM NÜRNBERG

Bike tours in Franconia and Upper Palatinate — VGN leisure tips

Bike Touring Collection by VERKEHRSVERBUND GROSSRAUM NÜRNBERG

11

Tours

43:40 h

411 mi

13,975 ft

Wonderful cycle paths that meander along majestic rivers, pass glittering lakes and lead through deep forests. In Franconia and the Upper Palatinate, you will find numerous such cycle paths on which you can take unforgettable tours. We have put together for you the eleven most beautiful cycling tours in Franconia and the Upper Palatinate, which are not far from Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen and which you can all reach by public transport.

Our eleven bike tours lead you through the varied landscapes of Franconia and the Upper Palatinate. You cycle through the Main valley or the lovely Tauber valley. Dive into the unique landscape of the Fichtelgebirge or discover the untouched nature at the Altmühlsee. You will be enchanted by historic cities like Rothenburg, the Tauber, Forchheim or Bayreuth and enjoy the best wines in the Franconian wine country - in Franconia and the Upper Palatinate every cyclist will find what his heart desires.

All our tours can be reached by regional trains, suburban trains or bicycle buses, so you can reach the cycle paths comfortably and stress-free and can look forward to unique experiences while cycling in Franconia and the Upper Palatinate.

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    31.4 mi
    9.7 mph
    700 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful tour along the Wieseth runs mostly flat, only in some places are small slopes waiting for you. At the station in Dombühl it starts. Here you can get comfortable with the S4 or the R7. From here you cycle in a small arc over the tracks and then directly into the beautiful nature. Along colorful

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  • Easy
    01:53
    16.4 mi
    8.7 mph
    450 ft
    600 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The roughly 26 kilometer long, easy bike tour takes you from Dombühl to the beautiful, medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

    

    From the train station you cycle through Dombühl. If you feel like it, you can make a first stop here in the outdoor pool and cool off on hot days. Afterwards you cycle on almost flat

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  • Intermediate
    02:32
    24.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    775 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the White Main you cycle to the Red Main at about 39 kilometers. The starting point of the idyllic Bahnradweg is Bischofsgrün, where you can take the cycle bus 329 from Bayreuth or 369 from Weidenberg. The destination of the bike tour is Bayreuth.

    

    Almost effortlessly, you can roll through the wild

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    40.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,050 ft
    3,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Over 66 kilometers, this beautiful tour takes you through the Fichtelgebirge. It takes you from Bischofsgrün to Untersteinach. In the varied up and down it goes through the beautiful landscape of the Fichtelgebirge: You cycle past the Ochsenkopf, Fichtelsee and the four main sources of the mountains

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  • Intermediate
    02:28
    19.0 mi
    7.7 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 30-kilometer bike tour takes you from Bischofsgrün on the Fichtelnaabradweg on rivers and two charming lakes over to Fichtelberg.

    

    You can reach the starting point in Bischofsgrün by bike bus lines 329 or 369. From here you cycle at the beginning a bit uphill, but you can also push the

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    46.4 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 75-kilometer tour takes you from north to south from Obermaintal via the Weismainalb to the Franconian Switzerland - thus lengthwise through the three districts of Lichtenfels, Bamberg and Forchheim. A multi-faceted tour, past three springs and to the origin of the large and the small

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    30.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    575 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful bike ride starts at the bike bus stop on the treetop path Ebrach. Before swinging on the bike, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to the path and to admire the vast forest from above. Then it starts. For a short while you roll through the forest, but soon the dark, cool forests on steep terrain

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  • Intermediate
    04:08
    43.8 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,300 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the 70-kilometer tour you will find varied and idyllic river landscapes as well as comfortable cycle paths and places with a historical flair. A special highlight on the bike path from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Kitzingen is the "lovely Tauber Valley".

    

    It starts at the train station in Rothenburg

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  • Difficult
    04:35
    41.8 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The approximately 67-kilometer route takes you from Neustadt an der Aisch to Markt Erlbach. You cycle through small river valleys and villages in the Urfränk to beautiful vineyards.

    

    It starts at the station in Neustadt an der Aisch, where the R81 brings you. From here you drive through the river valleys

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  • Easy
    01:51
    19.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    400 ft
    825 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy bike ride through the lower Aurachtal valley is about 16 kilometers long and takes you from Wicklesgreuth to Büchenbach.

    

    Starting point is at the train station in Wicklesgreuth, where you can get on the S4. From here you cycle through a beautiful forest and then cross Petersaurach. Behind the

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  • Difficult
    09:34
    97.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Between the heights of the Franconian Switzerland and the Steigerwald the RegnitzRadweg connects the cities Bamberg, Forchheim, Erlangen, Fürth and Nuremberg on two parallel routes. While the 85 kilometer long valley route leads through villages and small towns with Franconian half-timbered facades

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    411 mi
  • Duration
    43:40 h
  • Elevation
    13,975 ft

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