Long-distance routes and tour tips
The countries of Europe are growing ever closer. Now, you can cycle almost right across the continent on the Paneuropa, which runs from Paris to Prague on existing long-distance cycle routes.
The German section of the route runs right across Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, from Kehl am Rhein to the Czech border. Back in the Middle Ages the major trading route linking Paris and Prague was known as the Golden Road. There are many interesting regions, landscapes and rivers to discover along this historical route, and the Paneuropa signs point the way. Diverse countryside, pretty little medieval towns and the city of Nuremberg offer a range of experiences along the way. Who knows, you might even be inspired to carry on all the way to Prague.
Terrain: the paths along the route are mostly asphalt but some are covered with crushed brick/stone, gravel or sand. The route is level but with some hilly sections, and paths are not always car-free.
Scenery: expect to see vineyards, valleys, riverbank meadows and medieval buildings in regions of southern Germany such as Baden, the Palatinate, Franconia, the Hohenloher Land and the Upper Palatinate.