Towngate of Heidelberg
Making a break before Rothenburg
Castle ground in Rothenburg

Castle Route cycle path

From Heidelberg castle to medieval Rothenburg.

You pedal through Baden-Württemberg's history to romantic Franconia. Towns, such as Heidelberg, Bad Wimpfen, Jagsthausen, Schwäbisch Hall and Rothenburg, will simply enchant you. Sometimes up steep hills and then down through deep, green valleys, you cycle to medieval castles and mighty forts. Dive into a world of knights and lords and ladies of the castle and admire these beautifully intact old buildings. This tour is a perfect mixture of culture, history and nature. A superb finish to the tour is the night watchman's tour in Rothenburg.

Challenging
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Heidelberg is considered one of Germany's most beautiful towns. The harmonious flair of Neckar, historic quarter and castle in the midst of vineyards has fascinated artists and poets of the Romantic and will surely enchant you, too. Heidelberg Castle and its beautiful gardens are worth a visit.

Your way leads you through Neckar Valley to Eberbach, which is located at the foot of an extinct volcano. Above the town on a hill are Eberbach castle ruins. The size of the complex can only be guessed at by the imposing remaining walls. See the four still intact towers in the historic quarter, which served as the medieval town fortifications.

This route takes you along the Neckar to the historic old town of Bad Wimpfen. You will recognnize the town's skyline from afar. A short distance now separates you from today's destination, the salt town of Bad Friedrichshall. The Kocher and Jagst rivers meet here and join the Neckar and will bewitch you in this lovely unsoiled riverland.

After breakfast, you cycle along the Kocher-Jagst cycle path, first along the Jagst to Jagsthausen, home of the Knight, Götz von Berlichingen. He spend a few years of his childhood at Castle Jagsthausen, which was also named Götzenburg. Explore the town and visit the Red and White Castle or the old town hall in the town centre.

You leave the home of Knight Götz von Berlichingen and cycle along the German Limes cycle path to Öhringen. The town on the Limes will enchant you with its special atmosphere and history. The former Hohenlohe castle is on the medieval marketplace, the heart of the town. The Castle Route cycle path takes you to today's destination, Schwäbisch Hall.

Your bike takes you through the Jagst Valley to Kirchberg. The river has cut a deep path into the shell limestone of the Hohenlohe Levels and formed an impressive valley. The striking town backdrop with its town tower, castle and church rises over the lovely Jagst valley. On a pleasant wander through the town you have the chance to see Kirchberg Castle.

In the morning you cycle to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The historic old town features pretty timber-framed houses, narrow towers, winding streets and impressive fortifications. In the evening join the night watchman on a tour through winding streets and brightly lit squares.

Your bike tour ends after breakfast.

Tour character

Along the rivers mostly flat, otherwise hilly with some climbs.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Arrival daily
Castle Route cycle path, 8 days, DE-BYRHR-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
599.00
199.00
679.00
199.00
749.00
199.00
799.00
199.00

Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau

Season 1
Apr 13, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Season 4
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Heidelberg
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
Rothenburg ob der Tauer
Extra night double room
Extra night sgl/bb
79.00
109.00
75.00
109.00
79.00
109.00
75.00
109.00
79.00
109.00
75.00
109.00
79.00
109.00
75.00
109.00
Price
Rental bike 27-gear
Electric bike
79,00
195,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 Entrance Castle Heidelberg
  • 1 guided city tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
  • GPS-Data is available
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental train station
  • Frankfurt, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden or Stuttgart airport
  • Public Multi-storey car park or car park in Heidelberg with fee, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time. Car park without fee at Neuer Messeplatz, no reservation possible.
  • Good train connections from Rothenburg to Heidelberg

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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