Cycling holidays in Baden-Württemberg
In Baden-Württemberg you can do a lot -and especially cycling!
Baden-Württemberg has an excellently developed network of cycle paths, inviting you to discover the varied landscape and sights at your own pace on a bike. Topographically speaking, Baden-Württemberg has something for everyone. For the untrained or passionate cyclist, for the easy-going or athletic biker, for individual cyclists or families. Most cyclists migrate to Lake Constance. The Lake Constance cycle path is one of the classic cycling holidays in Baden-Württemberg. Die-hard cyclists will also know the first section of the Danube cycle path from its source to Ulm, the Neckar cycle path and the surprisingly level tour through the south of the Black Forest.
Cyclists need energy! A great basic is the Maultasche - a staple food for people in Swabia - also Spätzle pasta, dropped or scraped, or a hearty Flädle soup or maybe a Lake Constance whitefish. Round such a good meal off with a delicious glass of Trollinger from the Neckar valley, a Pinot Gris from sunny Kaiserstuhl or a Little Monk from Alpirsbach.
Cycling holidays in Baden-Württemberg have a lot to offer: experience Lake Constance with its Mediterranean flair, a wide range of leisure pursuits and magnificent Alpine panorama.
The Rhine, which springs from the Swiss Alps, flows undetected through Germany's biggest lake. From Konstanz, enjoy the idyllic countryside along the Hochrhein, passing the impressive Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen to the area bordering three countries at Basel. In the meantime, the Rhine has picked up speed and accompanies you on up north through the Upper Rhine lowlands and along the foothills of the Black Forest.
As the biggest connected mountain range in Germany, the Black Forest offers not just spruce forest, seen from afar, but also many natural sights nestled between mountain and valley such as the Wutach Gorge at Bonndorf or Wildsee Moor at Kaltenbronn. And at all times: the good air of the Black Forest. It's not known for its spa resorts and thermal springs for nothing.
The Neckar springs from the edge of the Black Forest. A river next tot he cycle path that basically takes you straight through the region. Passing vineyards, lined by castles and medieval towns of timber-framed houses, the Neckar didn't get its reputation for being the most romantic river in Germany for nothing. A cycling holiday along the Neckar enables you to take a detour to the nearby German Wine Route.
Another river of superlatives: The Danube. Cycle it - bit by bit. From its source at Donaueschingen you go on a holiday along the second longest river in Europe; it takes you through the lovely countryside of the Danube valley, along the Swabian Alb then over the state border to Bavaria and further.... With hardly an incline in sight, the young Danube winds its way through the Upper Danube nature park, offering views of castles, forts and churches and wonderful countryside.
Away from the larger cycle paths, the Kocher and Jagst rivers in the north east of Baden-Württemberg are also waiting to be explored. Vineyards and meadows, castles and forts as well as bridges offering an inquisitive perspective on the fish in both rivers are waiting to be discovered. The Main-Tauber-Franconian cycle path crosses the state border and runs almost 60 kilometres through Baden-Württemberg. Along this cycle path, you pedal over hills passing extensive orchards and vineyards.
The Allgäu region to the north east of Lake Constance is also beautiful to cycle and offers not only wonderful views of the Alps but a whole host of sights such as the lake harbour town of Lindau, the pilgrimage church of Maria Trost in Nesselwang or the Frauentor in Wangen. Make sure you try a knob of Allgäu cheese along the way!