Der Franken(ur)wald – Tagestouren am Grünen Band
Bike Touring Highlight
Thüringen planned a bike ride.
April 20, 2019
Off to the wheel and explore the extraordinary natural landscape of the former border region in Germany. On the tour you will cycle on the Green Belt over the Rennsteig into the Selbitz and Saale valley, through the European bird sanctuary "Frankenwald-Schieferbrüche" and the "Franken (ur) forest". Starting point of the 35-kilometer tour is in Steinbach am Wald. You drive along the ridge path of the Rennsteig to its foothills in Blankenstein. Your first stop is after eleven kilometers on the Altvaterturm. This towers on the 792 meter high whetstone. Stop at the foot of the mountain for an extraordinary hiking hut in the form of a steel bunker: this was once the local command center of the Stasi.The road will take you past the Rennsteighaus in Brennersgrün. You cycle through the beautiful green landscape of the unspoilt Franconian Forest. On the gently sloping road you roll relaxed to your destination Blankenstein, the end point of the Rennsteig. Here are some restaurants where you can stop off.About Kaulsdorf an der Saale you come back by train to your starting point Steinbach am Wald.
April 21, 2019