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Discovering Upper Franconia – Bayreuth Radring Cycle Route

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Discovering Upper Franconia – Bayreuth Radring Cycle Route

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

8

Tours

11:34 h

104 mi

4,975 ft

In the middle of Upper Franconia in Germany, lies an extraordinary city that is bursting with culture – Bayreuth. It was in this city that the famous German composer Franz Liszt took his last breath. His son-in-law, the well-known composer Richard Wagner who created a gigantic artistic oeuvre, also comes from the city. But Bayreuth offers more than just culture and its festival. Bayreuth is a young, green and colourful city where life is flourishing, especially since the university was founded.

In this Collection, we present the Bayreuth Radring cycle route so you can discover the most beautiful corners in and around this Upper Franconian city on your bike. The five short to medium-long Tours guide you to historic buildings, through parks, into the surrounding countryside, and back again. The Inner Radring takes you around the city centre whilst the Outer Radring leads you to the most beautiful highlights around Bayreuth. Last but not least, the UNIKAT discovery Tour, which was developed by students for students, shows you the most popular hangout spots in the city.

You will be amazed how many highlights fit into such a small area in Bayreuth. Quiet meadows along the Red Main river, shaded forest paths, hills with wonderful views, unique buildings such as Fantaisie Castle or the Hermitage, and magnificent gardens. Whether you live in Bayreuth or are just visiting the city, you are sure to find your favourite new spot as you cycle.

Of course, no bike trip is complete without a bite to eat en route. Although the Tours are short, it’s hard to pass the countless beer gardens, inns and pubs without trying some Franconian delicacies.

If you feel like going on an exciting voyage of discovery, but don’t have a bike, we have a solution. You can rent a bike at the Radgarten (radgartren.de), 2nd Sky (2ndsky-shop.de), or the tourist information centre (bayreuth-tourismus.de).

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Tours & Highlights

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    Easy
    00:46
    7.77 mi
    10.1 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The inner ring forms the heart of the Bayreuth cycling ring. From the Inner Ring you can reach all the loops and it is also a great way to explore …

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    29.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On the Outer Radring you drive around Bayreuth and discover exciting places and breathtaking nature outside the city center. The tour is quite hilly, but you will always be rewarded with beautiful views.The tour starts at the Festspielhaus, but of course you can get into the ring anywhere. At the beginning - or at the end - you will pass a pretty Kneipp facility where you can cool off your calves.

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  • Intermediate
    01:06
    11.2 mi
    10.2 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Loop A of the Bayreuth Cycle Ring takes you through the southwest of Bayreuth. It starts at the former old town train station. The former railway line has been converted …

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  • Difficult
    01:08
    9.89 mi
    8.7 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Loop B of the Bayreuth Cycle Ring takes you through the rural idyll west of the city. The tour starts and ends at the former train station in the old …

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  • Intermediate
    01:23
    11.2 mi
    8.1 mph
    525 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On loop C of the Bayreuth Cycle Ring you will explore the northwest of Bayreuth around the valley of the Red Main. From Oberobsang you drive on narrow roads through …

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  • Easy
    01:18
    12.4 mi
    9.5 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The comfortable loop D of the Bayreuth Cycle Ring takes you from the city to the countryside and back again. The start is at Luitpoldplatz, where the Red Main disappears briefly under the earth. You drive up a small hill to the festival hall. In the house, known far beyond the borders of Germany, everything revolves around the works of Richard Wagner. It is best to take the time to get to know the unique building during a guided tour.

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  • Intermediate
    01:10
    10.9 mi
    9.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On loop E of the Bayreuth cycle ring, you will explore the hills southeast of Bayreuth. It starts on the outskirts on Königsallee. You drive via Aiching to the Red …

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  • Easy
    01:15
    11.3 mi
    9.0 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour is truly unique! Students of the University of Bayreuth have worked out a bike tour together with the employees of the university and the University Association Bayreuth …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    104 mi
  • Duration
    11:34 h
  • Elevation
    4,975 ft

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