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Cabbage and Turnips Cycle Route - On the trail of the turnip

The ‘Cabbage and Turnips’ Cycle Route explores agriculture in the Palatinate region from production and marketing through to the enjoyment of excellent food and drink.

This agriculturally themed route takes cyclists through the vegetable fields and orchards, cornfields and tobacco plots, vineyards and forests of the Palatinate. Between Bockenheim and Schweigen-Rechtenbach you cycle past one farm after another, gaining a fascinating insight into rural life in the region. At various places along the way you can stop off to sample regional produce and local specialities, or pick up some freshly harvested ingredients for your packed lunch. The region also has a wealth of other attractions for cyclists to enjoy. This is a route that the whole family will love.

Terrain: consists of well-maintained paths – sometimes also on farm tracks between the fields – and mostly away from busy roads. It is perfect for families, thanks to the predominantly flat terrain. Some agricultural vehicles are to be expected during harvest time.

Scenery: the cycle paths skirt orchards and fields of vegetables, corn and tobacco. The countryside also features meadows, vineyards and winegrowing villages.

  • Length: 139km
  • Starts: Bockenheim
  • Ends: Schweigen-Rechtenbach
  • Mannheim 39 km | Karlsruhe 41 km
  • About the route: mainly flat, easily managed by children, majority of route suitable for trailers

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