The town is the epitome of medieval urban romanticism and has been immortalised by artists such as Spitzweg and Richter.
Today you will cycle from the Tauber Valley in the direction of the historic town of Feuchtwangen, the focal point of which is the medieval Market Square. You will then continue on towards Dinkelsbühl, the name of which points to the importance of spelt-wheat (Dinkel) growing in the area in past times.
After the romantic laneways of Dinkelsbühl, a natural phenomenon awaits you in Nördlingen today: approximately 15 million years ago a meteor measuring over a kilometre in length crashed here and formed a crater with a diameter of 12 kilometres.
Today’s route leads you through unspoilt landscapes and small villages towards Ellwangen, which is your destination for the day. The Basilica dating from the late Romanesque period, as well as the extensive renaissance castle are worth a visit here.
Today you will continue following along the Jagst River towards Kirchberg, “the pearl of the Altmühl Valley”. On route lies Crailsheim, where you should stop to view the Town Hall Tower, from where you will have a panoramic view of the town and the surrounding countryside.
Back again in Rothenburg you will have the opportunity to round off your holiday against the medieval backdrop of the town. An evening tour of the town with a watchman guide should not be missed!
Departure or extension
After breakfast your cycling tour comes to a close, however, we would be more than happy to extend your stay in Rothenburg.
Hilly routes along small back roads and dirt paths. In the Jagst Valley the paths are mainly asphalted. The stages are shorter than usual due to the hilly nature of the route.
Kategorie: 2**- und 3***-Hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Best elaborated route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Guided city tour Rothenburg with the night watchman
- Entrée Rieskrater-Museum Nördlingen
- GPS-Track available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Rothenburg ob der Tauber train station
- Free public car parking at the train station