Bike Touring Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Includes an off-grid segment
Navigation instructions may be limited.
Tobias planned a bike ride.
June 17, 2020
You start the museum tour in the historic Keplerstadt Weil der Stadt. You can easily get there with the S-Bahn from Stuttgart. From there, a train runs every half an hour, and even every 15 minutes at peak times. During a short, historical tour of the city center, you can decide whether you want to start the museum cycle path directly with a visit to the city or Kepler Museum on the market square.Then you leave the medieval city walls with a final view of the Seilerturm and cycle comfortably past well-kept allotment and rustic beer gardens in the Würmtal before the next museum stop awaits you at Grafenau. On the way, a small metal sign on the side of the path tells you how far it is from here to Rome by bike.Shortly before Döffingen you turn right over a small bridge towards Dätzingen. You might think that you are already leaving the Würmtal, because the main river clearly originates from the left valley. However, it is one of those rare moments when a larger river, in this case the swarm, takes the name of the smaller body of water that flows into it. You can continue to follow the course of the Würm, visit the castle or the local history museum in Dätzingen as part of the Grafenau municipality, and then continue upriver under thick leaves at the edge of the forest - a blessing on hot summer days.By now you will surely have come across more than just an interesting sculpture along the way. By means of the QR code, which can usually be seen on a small information board in the immediate vicinity of the sculpture, you can find out more about most works of art on the SCULPTOURA website. From Aidlingen you follow another section of the Würm through the now narrowing valley. A barbecue area on the edge of the allotment garden invites you to take a long rest, usually there is also some firewood lying around.In Ehningen, after crossing a busy intersection, turn onto the fields and meadows in the direction of Holzgerlingen. The valley will soon narrow again and only a few agricultural areas will try to claim a space between the forest edges. A pond on your left invites you to take a break under a tree. A short time later, the water nature trail and the subsequent forest adventure trail give you the opportunity to learn about the local flora and fauna - a great experience for the little ones too.Shortly before Holzgerlingen you leave the museum bike path for a short stretch to make a little extra loop on the SCULPTOURA. The landscape is now more open, the fields more expansive and the view wider. After a last stretch along the Würm until shortly before its source, you cycle from Altdorf on the panorama path back to the museum bike path. The name clearly says it all, because the view is amazing. At the 9th longitude east you have reached your goal. Here in the fields on the outskirts of Holzgerlingen you can still pause for a moment before you go to your overnight spot or take a round to the local museum in the city center.
June 25, 2020