Nature & Outdoor Activities

From the Tauber to the Danube

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A Franconian natural spectacle awaits cyclists on this route of 250 kilometers. They cross along the Altmühl river from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Kehlheim through the Romantic Franconia, the Franconian Lake District and the Altmühltal Nature Park. The route ends, where the River Altmühl conjoins with the mouth of the mighty Danube river.

Connoisseurs and families are on the right track on this long-distance cycle path along the leisurely river. The tour begins with the famous medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Afterwards it takes cyclists along the river Altmühl through the lush meadows of the Franconian Lake District. Franconian home cooking along the way and bathing fun at the Altmühltalsee or the UNESCO-World Heritage Limes are not missed out. In the further course the river digs into the limestone of the Juraalb. Besides the rugged rock formations, the baroque bishop's town of Eichstätt can be admired. Historic castles such as the Prunn Castle rise up along the way. The long-distance cycle path ends at the imposing Weltenburg Monastery at the Danube breakthrough near Kehlheim. A further trip on the Danube cycle path is possible.

Character: Mostly asphalted or waterbound fine gravel surface, mostly off the road and level, family-friendly.

Landscape: River landscape of Altmühl and Main-Danube Canal, landscapes with forest, meadows, juniper heaths and rock formations

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