Rothenburg - Füssen
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 9 Days / 8 Nights
- Self-guided tour
The first destination of your bike tour is visible from afar: The old, baroque castle in Schillingsfürst rises mightily above town. A short climb takes you up to Schillingfürst, then you continue to Feuchtwangen. Finally you reach theformer free imperial city of Dinkelsbühl in the idyllic Wörnitz Valley. The town square is surrounded by beautiful, colourful old town houses. Enjoy Frankish cuisine in one of the traditional restaurants. A city tour with the Dinkelsbühl night watchman ishighly recommended. You spend the night in Dinkelsbühl.
Today you cycle to the Nördlinger Ries, an area of great geological interest. 15 million years ago a meteorite with a cross section of 1500 meters hitthe earth at a speed of 72 000 km/h in this spot and left an 20-25 km large crater between the Swabian and Frankonian Alps. Your destination today is the former free imperial city of Nördlingen. Don’t miss Germany’s only entirely preserved city wall! It is even possible to walk around on it. The 90 meters high bell tower of St. George’s Church is known as “Daniel” and offers an amazing view into the Ries (the meteorite crater). Another point of interest is the old tanners’ quarter and of course the Ries Crater Museum for the geologically enthusiastic. You spend the night in Nördlingen.
You leave the countryside of the Ries and bike through the beautiful Wörnitz Valley. Soon you pass Harburg with its lovely castle, situated high above the valley. Visit the charming old town centre between the river and the castle. You continue to Donauwörth, where the Wörnitz meets the Danube. The Reichstreet is the main attraction of the city: This lovely street is bordered by numerous amazing old town houses, like the Tanzhaus and Café Engel. Also visit the Käthe Kruse Doll Museum! You spend the night in Donauwörth or Rain am Lech.
You leave Donauwörth/Rain and cycle to the market in Biberbach. Worth seeing is the pilgrimage church with its rococo style. The last part of today's distance brings you to the memorial stone "Via Claudia Augusta" at Langweid in the independent university town Augsburg. The puppet theater museum, where the marionette theatre in the "Augsburger Puppenkiste" is located, is worth visiting.Go for astroll and discoverthe charming corners and the many cultural highlights, as the Schaezlerpalais with its exceptionalart collection (incl.).
Today you firstlycycle to Königsbrunn, one of the youngest settlements in Bavaria. The archeological museum Königsbrunn presents regional findings of the pre-and early history till the modern time. In the centre of the city you can admire "Mercateum", the biggest walkin globe of the world. In Landsberg am Lech you will notice the well preserved townscape with its colourful row of houses.
Leaving Landsberg am Lech you will encounter Pfaffenwinkel and the flat country Lechfeld passes slowly to the hilly foothills of the Alps. We recommend you to cycle west of the Lech through the places Asch, Leeder and Denklingen. From a great distance you can see the 34 metres high tower of the katholic village church Denklingen from the 18thcentury. You will spend the night in Schongau. The beautiful old town disposes of an almost entirely preserved city wall.
You will cross the Lech and cycle to Peiting. Now you can choose between two variants. We recommend the route through Rottenbuch and Wildsteig, because the other route goes through small roads and hilly terrain. Through Wies with its magnificent pilgrimage church you will arrive in Schwangau. It is worth to make a detour over the castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The last destination of the bike tour along the Romantic Road is the city Füssen. Up on a hill of the old town dominates the gotic "Hohe Schloss" once the summer residence of the prince bishops of Augsburg. The big castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Bavaria.
For the most part, the route runs on small, quiet, paved roads, sometimes on paved bike paths or sandblasted. Between Würzburg and the Tauber Valley, you have the reckon with gradients. The Tauber Valley itself is again flat, with slight inclines. From Landsberg onwards the path is mostly asphaltic. Through the moraine landscape you come closer to the Alps.
Kategorie A: in komfortablen Mittelklassehotels
Kategorie B: in guten Gasthöfen und Hotels
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal (Augburg and Schongau only B&B)
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Guided night guard tour in Rothenburg
- Entrance Schaezlerpalais in Augsburg
- GPS tracks available
- Service hotline for the duration of the tour
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Rothenburg train station
- Car park at the hotel for free and with charge (supposed to the booked hotel)