Long-distance routes and tour tips
The Tauber Altmühl Valley Cycle Route runs between Wertheim and Kelheim, connecting the Main, Tauber, Altmühl and Danube – four beautiful rivers in Franconia.
This long-distance cycle route begins in Wertheim and runs through the vineyards of the Liebliches Taubertal region to Rothenburg ob der Tauber’s medieval centre, passing Bronnbach abbey and Bad Mergentheim with its spa gardens on the way. The tour then continues through the Romantic Franconia holiday region and the Franconian Heights nature reserve, before meandering through the Altmühl valley past Lake Altmühlsee in the Franconian Lakes, the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Limes, a wealth of crags and heathland, and Pappenheim Castle. The route goes through the cathedral town of Eichstätt to Dietfurt and along the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim, where the canal joins the Danube.
Terrain: surfaced with crushed brick/stone for the most part, with some asphalt paths. The majority of this family-friendly route is traffic-free and there are only a few steep inclines.
Scenery: a landscape filled with vineyards, forests, meadows, rivers and interesting rock formations. Crosses through the Liebliches Taubertal and Romantic Franconia holiday regions, the Franconian Lakes and the Altmühl Valley nature park.
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