As the Kocher and Jagst rivers twist and turn through north-east Baden-Württemberg, this long-distance cycle route follows their every bend, offering picturesque views.
The route covers 338 kilometres along the riverbanks, through meadows and forests, and beside vine-clad slopes bearing the promise of fine wines. In Aalen the Limes Museum provides a glimpse of Roman history and life along the border fortifications. The thermal baths and spa towns lining the route are just what are needed to revive weary legs. Time and time again, delightful medieval towns emerge into view. Their castles and residences provide an enchanting backdrop to open-air events in the warmer months, most notably for the Hohenlohe Summer of Culture with its annual programme of classical concerts.
Terrain: the Kocher-Jagst Cycle Route has a few challenging climbs. It runs predominantly on asphalt paths, as well as on some gravel tracks, and is mostly traffic-free.
Scenery: the route runs through the river landscapes of the Kocher and Jagst between the eastern edge of the Swabian mountains, the Hohenlohe region and the river Neckar with meadows, farmland, mixed forests and vineyards.