Ehmetsklinge Tour – Mit dem Gravelbike im Kraichgau-Stromberg
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Kraichgau-Stromberg: Land der 1000 Hügel planned a gravel ride.
February 16, 2021
Much more variety is not possible: On this tour you can enjoy wonderful views, the wide landscape of the Kraichgau, the cozy charm of the small wine villages on the way, a refreshing stop at the bathing lake and a trip into the past of the region on the journey along the Eppinger Line. Everything this beautiful area has to offer - packed into a wonderful gravel route that is guaranteed not to be boring.It starts at Eppingen train station. Well-tended gardens along the Elsenz characterize the first meters of the tour. As soon as you leave the city you drive through the wide, open landscape of the Kraichgau, enjoy a wonderful view and the view of the Ravensburg - one of the most important castles in the region. In the wine village of Kürnbach you can try what the area is still known for: wine. It may be a little early to taste the famous black Riesling, but maybe there is some space in your backpack for a delicious souvenir?The turning point of the round is at the Ehmetsklinge reservoir. Here you can refresh yourself and treat yourself to a snack or a drink in the restaurants on the lake. In the nearby nature park center you can find out everything about the Stromberg-Heuchelberg nature park, its landscape and its flora and fauna. After that, however, it's time again for a few kilometers on your gravel bike!On the way back you follow the course of the Eppinger lines for a while. This is a former line of defense that was built in the 17th century. It consisted of a bulwark made of branches and tree trunks as well as ditches in the ground and much of it is nowhere to be seen. Various display boards and replicas of wooden watchtowers are a reminder of this time. Shortly before the end of the tour, you can climb a watchtower and enjoy a break at a lofty height. Back in Eppingen, it is worth taking a detour to the cozy town center, where gastronomy and half-timbered charm await you.
February 17, 2021