Arrival in Heidelberg
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.
Departure or extension
Your bike tour ends after breakfast.
Along the rivers mostly flat, otherwise hilly with some climbs.
Category: Hotels of 3***-niveau
- 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
- 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!