Long-distance routes and tour tips
Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Hessen are particularly enticing for cycling holidays. Luckily for you, there is the Three States Route. The Three States Route takes you on a circular tour through three of Germany’s most beautiful federal states.
From gentle riverside sections to challenging climbs, the character of the route changes a number of times. While the Odenwald Forest provides the backdrop, the rivers Main, Neckar and Mümling point the way. Marvel at the beautifully restored old quarter in Miltenberg and gaze up at the basilica towers that dominate the townscape in Walldürn. The Eberstadt dripstone caves near Buchen are also worth a visit. Breuburg Castle is visible from some distance overlooking the Mümling river. Forests alternate with river valleys and orchards, while uphill climbs such as those to Rothenberg and the summit of Gotthardsberg are rewarded with panoramic views and sweeping vistas.
Terrain: predominantly asphalt tracks, largely traffic-free. Level sections, but also climbs and descents, some of which can be avoided by taking the train.
Scenery: in the Odenwald forest, the long-distance cycle route runs through the valleys of the Neckar and Main valleys, which are surrounded by densely wooded hills and feature enchanting medieval towns.