Schlossberg Tour – Mit dem Gravelbike im Kraichgau-Stromberg
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
215 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel planned a gravel ride.
February 16, 2021
This gravel tour offers a wonderful mix of remote paths through nature and cultural and scenic highlights. The 380 meter high Schlossberg, which gives this tour its name, is the promising turning point of the tour.The round begins in the large parking lot in front of the impressive Maulbronn monastery. Here you can park your car and look forward to a great time on your gravel bike. If you prefer to travel by public transport, you can take the train to Mühlacker and from there take the bus to Maulbronn.Shortly after the start, you will immerse yourself in the wonderful nature and bring your circulation up to operating temperature on a beautiful, uphill forest path. Past an old quarry, a longer uphill takes you directly to the first notable vantage point of the tour: At Burkerts Ruh you can take a deep breath and enjoy the amazing view of the vineyards and Knittlingen. Then you follow the route, which sometimes runs through the forest, sometimes over open passages with great views up and down through the many hills of the region.Soon you will reach Sternenfels, the turning point of the tour. A short break for refreshments is worthwhile in the cozy town center with its historic half-timbered houses. There are various options for shopping and refreshment stops, so that you can replenish your energy supplies before you tackle the steep ascent to the Schlossberg in the western part of the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park. Once at the top, you can take a short detour to the observation tower, which however means a few more meters in altitude. But the great view from the top is worth every additional turn of the pedal.Back in Maulbronn you should definitely take a look at the impressive Maulbronn Monastery, which is considered the best preserved medieval monastery north of the Alps. If just looking at it is too boring for you, you can add culinary highlights to your impressions: In addition to the town hall and a boarding school, the complex houses several restaurants.
February 17, 2021