Franconia and the Main Cycle Path
...enjoy Bavarian hospitality!
A cycling holiday through the beautiful Franconia, along the rivers Regnitz, Pegnitz and Main, is especially recommended for connoisseurs. Let us convince you on a tour of Franconia from the Franconian coziness. Start and end is in the beautiful town of Bamberg. The UNESCO World Heritage Site extends over 7 hills and is also referred to as the Franconian Rome. This city has a lot to offer for everyone with its many attractions. Visit the old town hall, which was built on an artificial island directly in the river Regnitz. Right next door is Klein Venedig, a former fishing village in the Bamberg island town with charming half-timbered houses. After a long day of cycling, visit one of the eleven family-run breweries and get to know the Franconian beer tradition.
In Nuremberg, the largest city in Franconia, is the starting point of the main cycle path to Aschaffenburg. Historic buildings and picturesque lanes invite you on a city tour through the well-preserved medieval old town. You can also taste the famous Nuremberg sausages or the Nuremberg gingerbread. The university city of Erlangen and the Main-Danube Canal continue to Bamberg.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches over 7 hills and has plenty to offer for everyone. Visit the old town hall, which was built on an artificial island directly in the river Regnitz. Next door is Klein Venedig, a former fishing village with charming half-timbered houses. Try one of the family-run breweries through the Franconian beer variations. From the area of beer Franconia we continue to the Franconian wine country. From now on you will be accompanied on your cycling tour by romantic vineyards and orchards. Via the contemplative town of Haßfurt you reach the Volkacher Mainschleife, a unique natural spectacle in Germany.
The wine town of Volkach, with its typically Franconian Renaissance town hall, is considered the epitome of Franconian joie de vivre. Via Kitzingen, with the oldest wine cellar in Germany, the historic towns of Marktbreit and Ochsenfurt, you will reach the next larger city of Würzburg. Stroll over the beautiful old Main Bridge and visit the Würzburg Residence, one of the most important castles in Europe. Next, the bike tour, along the River Main, takes you through the historic half-timbered town of Karlstadt and Rothenfels, the smallest town in Bavaria, as far as Wertheim. Here you should definitely take a look at one of the largest castle ruins in Germany. After Wertheim you cycle along wooded hills to the picturesque Miltenberg, also known as the Pearl of the Main. Let yourself be enchanted by the medieval cityscape with the magnificent half-timbered houses on the Old Market Square, better known as Schnatterloch. Along beautiful vineyards you will reach the destination of this bike tour. Aschaffenburg has pretty parks on the River Main and a lively old town. Also worth a visit is the Schloss Johannisburg, the landmark of the city.