Alb-Crossing Etappe 1: Von Aalen nach Geislingen a.d.S.
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
338 yd in total
Includes very steep uphill segments
You may need to push your bike.
177 yd in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Schwäbische Alb planned a mountain bike ride.
February 9, 2021
The Alb Crossing Route starts in Aalen, one of the largest cities in the Swabian Alb area. Located high on the northeastern edge of the low mountain range, Aalen is ideally suited as a starting point for a stage trip due to its excellent accessibility.The first stage, with a length of 61 kilometers and almost 1,500 meters of altitude, shows you what is going on in the Swabian Alb. The most important lesson of this tour: It's a constant up and down that can be quite demanding at times. Fortunately, you always arrive at the top at some point and in most cases a great view and the start of a wonderful descent await you there. Speaking of the view: Right at the beginning, when you drive past the thermal bath, it is worth taking a look back at Aalen. You can look forward to many similar views!We continue over a beautiful, high level with lush meadows and shady forest passages. Shortly before Heubach, you reach a really interesting "forest crossing": Various trails offer you fun alternatives to the official Alb Crossing route. The reason for this: Heubach is a city with a lot of connection to mountain biking. With the "Bike the Rock", a bike festival is held here every year and pretty much everything has taken place here, from cross-country to downhill races. Once at the bottom you will reach a really nice pump track, where you can take a short break.Once out of Heubach it gets really nasty steep. Clench your teeth, you'll have it in a moment. The peak of the ascent is the summit of the Bargauer Kreuz at 738 meters. Here you can sit on one of the benches and take a deep breath. Go on. From now on, time flies by - in the truest sense of the word. Because you will pass the Hornberg glider airfield, where you can watch the silent pilots, especially on weekends. A little later you will reach the Degenfeld ski jumping hill, where you can take a look at the impressive hill. If you like whiskey, it is worth taking a detour to the town: There is a whiskey distillery and museum here.Now the first stage is slowly coming to an end. Shortly before the stage destination in Geislingen, you can strengthen yourself in the Obere Roggenmühle. In a rustic ambience you can fortify yourself with local specialties such as spaetzle and Maultaschen. A little later you will reach Geislingen an der Steige, home of WMF. There are really beautiful old half-timbered houses, a huge outlet (including WMF), but above all you have no problems finding suitable accommodation in the large district town. From a campsite to a youth hostel or various hotels, everything is really available.
February 10, 2021