Im Schatten der Houbirg – Mit dem Rad im Nürnberger Land
Bike Touring Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight
Nürnberger Land planned a bike ride.
September 23, 2019
This short but hilly round takes you from Happurg to Alfeld and back again. You drive in the shadow of the Houbirg mountain through the center of fruit growing in the Nürnberger Land to a beautiful area of the Alb. With the S-Bahn you can reach the starting point of the tour from Nuremberg in a good half an hour. It is worth taking a stroll through the well-kept town center and taking a short hike to the Houbirg, on which one of the most important prehistoric hilltop settlements in Germany and the Hohle Fels are located.The cycle starts first to the Happurger reservoir, in which the charming surrounding hills are reflected. Shortly after the lake you will find a small Kneipp bath on the left to get your circulation going. But you probably won't need that, because right behind Förrenbach you climb the plateau near See on a steep road.You drive through quiet villages that are romantically situated between small hills. Shortly before Alfeld, a path goes right into the Rinntal, a beautiful nature reserve with a nature trail at the foot of a dry grass slope. Important: The valley is not allowed to be traveled by bike, so please stroll through it on foot.In Alfeld you can also admire the interestingly shaped dolomite rocks that surround the place. By the way, Alfeld was divided for more than 300 years. To the left of the brook was the Nuremberg area, to the right the Palatinate. Every year at the church fair, a rope is stretched across the village as a sign of the reunification of 1806.We continue on lonely roads through a hilly landscape. In the meantime you have completed half of the route, which is a good reason for a long rest. In Lieritzhofen, the Landgasthof Zur Schmiede invites you to stop for a break. Specialty of the house: Schäufele from the pasture pig.You continue on your way and pass the Schupf concentration camp memorial in the midst of inconspicuous idyll. A huge urn commemorates thousands of murdered people who were burned here. From now on, back to Happurg is almost all downhill. After a wonderfully long descent you will reach the Happurger Reservoir again, on the banks of which the lake terraces invite you to stop for another stop at the end of the tour.
September 24, 2019