Alb-Crossing Etappe 2: Von Geislingen a.d.S. nach Gruibingen
Includes a very steep uphill segment
You may need to push your bike.
188 yd in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight
Schwäbische Alb planned a mountain bike ride.
February 9, 2021
If you are in Geislingen a.d.S. Have stayed overnight, you leave the city at the beginning of the second stage of the Alb Crossing and drive up steeply to get warm to get on today's route. You can now easily remember the following topography: Up follows down. And the whole thing very often in a row. That means: a lot of vertical meters and crisp ascents. But that also means: great trails, fun descents and grandiose views.The “Albtrauf” is particularly responsible for the wide views of the foothills of the Alb. This term describes the typical, steep slope of the area of the Swabian Alb to the northwest. This results in the wonderful view that you can enjoy again and again today. In between, wonderfully situated paths and isolated trails await you, which lead you through orchards and past ancient trees. It's a varied tour that you will definitely not get bored on.Today's route is calm and contemplative, so you can really enjoy yourself. If you're in the mood for a little more entertainment, you can easily make a few detours. If you feel like shopping, the nearby CityOutlet in Geislingen is a good tip right from the start. In small factories in Schlat (Jörg Geiger manufacture) and Auendorf (Rösch manufacture) you can see regional handicrafts and take small souvenirs home with you. On the other hand, there are various refreshment stops directly on the route, so that you always have opportunities to rest and strengthen yourself.Whichever you choose - the stage destination is in Gruibingen, a tranquil community in the middle of the Swabian Alb. Here you can relax, because there isn't much that will distract you from it. If you want to spend the night here, we recommend that you take care of the accommodation in advance, as the offer is limited. After all, there is a campsite and various inns. Culinary and cultural tip for the evening: a visit to the Hilsenbeck lamb brewery.
February 10, 2021