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Bicycle Tours and Long Distance Cycling Trails in Central Franconia

Cycling in Central Franconia past castles and lakes. If you have plenty of time at your hand you could even cycle the "Romantic Road". Further details on the tours listed below can be found in the German version of the Guide-to-Bavaria or inquired after at the respective local tourist information.

Cycling in Central Franconia

Aisch Valley Trail

101 km
This trail is a section of the connection between Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Bamberg


Altmuehl Valley Trail

237 km
The Altmuehl Valley cycle path follows the Altmuehl River from its source to where it flows into the Danube nearby Keilheim. 

Bibert Valley Trail

85 km
The trail reaches the Bibert Valley, using the old disused railway “Bibertbahn“ to Zirndorf.

Erlangen-Pegnitz Valley Trail

63 km
This path serves as a link between the Regnitz Valley and Pegnitz Valley. The trail starts in Erlangen and continues East to the Schwabach Valley.

Franconian Lakes Trail

66 km
The Franconian Lakes Trail takes you past Lakes Altmuehlsee, Brombachsee, and Rothsee, to Allersberg and Berngau to the “Tour de Baroque” Trail, or northwards to the Schweppermann Trail.

Five Rivers Trail

156 km
The Five Rivers Trail begins in Neumarkt in Upper Palatinate and leads on old paths near the Ludwig-Danube-Main Canal and reaches Worzeldorf via Berg near Neumarkt, Burgthann, Schwarzenbruck, Gugelhammer Palace, and Wendelstein.

Limes Trail

42 km
This part of the Limes Trail connects the Altmuehl Valley Trail and the “Romantic Road“ Trail.

Margraves Trail

19 km
The Margraves Trail branches off from the Castle Road Trail at Ansbach, going north-east to Katterbach.

Pegnitz-Laber Trail

22 km
The Pegnitz-Laber Trail connects the northern part of the Five Rivers Trail and its southern counterpart as well as the Schweppermann Trail.

Pegnitz Valley Trail

23 km
The Pegnitz Valley Trail continues where the Pegnitz Trail, coming from Upper Franconia, ends near Neuhaus a.d. Pegnitz.

Tourist Biking Trail Gunzenhausen-Hahnenkamm-Ries

29 km
The „Tourist Biking Trail Gunzenhausen-Hahnenkamm-Ries" starts its ascent from Spielberg with its medieval castle and leads high above the Altmuehl Valley.

Tourist Biking Trail Pleinfeld-Weissenburg-Altmuehl Valley

20 km
This tour leads along a route that passes places where you get the opportunity to learn about the contruction and architecture of water facilities from the early Middle Ages to modern times.

Tourist Biking Trail Thalach Valley-Brombachsee

17 km
The Thalach Valley-Brombachsee Route leaves the Franconian Lakes Trail at Altenheideck and leads to Thalmaessing via Heideck.

Castle Road Trail

99 km
The “Castle Road“ trail takes you from Mannheim to Heidelberg in Baden-Wuerttemberg and alongside the Neckar River to Heilbronn; from here, it continues east across the Hohenloher Land to Oehringen, Neuenstein, Schwaebisch Hall, and Langenburg.

Tourist Biking Trail Nuremberg-Lake Rothsee-Altmuehl Valley

59 km
This route connects Nuremberg with the region’s South.

Regnitz Valley Trail

35 km
South of the town of Hausen, this trail is the extension of the Regnitz Trail (Valley Side) – which arrives here from Upper Franconia on the Western tracks of the Main-Danube Canal.

Romantic Road

359 km
The “Romantic Road” trail follows the famous tourist route from Wuerzburg to Fuessen.

From River Main to River Aisch

49 km
This trail connects the valleys of the Main and Aisch Rivers.

Zenn Valley Trail

57 km
The Zenn Valley Train starts in Fuerth/Stadeln.

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