Cycle vacations

Explore SouthWest Germany’s outstanding countryside by bike, using the Radstreckennetz, the region’s extensive network of trails dedicated to cyclists.

SouthWest Germany is cycling country. With its extensive network of quiet back roads through the Swabian Mountains and the Black Forest mountains, you can pedal alone, with friends or with family, taking it easy or really working out.

Bed and Bike (Bett & Bike): ride and relax

Thinking of spending a few days in the saddle? For multi-day tours, there are numerous "Bed & Bike" hotels, inns, apartments and guesthouses that offer hearty local dishes as well as a relaxing night's sleep. From A-Z, from Aalen to Zwingenberg, there are Bett & Bike logos indicating cozy accommodations that are geared specifically to the needs of cyclists.

Climb every mountain–on an e-bike

Electric bikes, called e-bikes in Germany, are the hot new way to enjoy the uplands. The extra boost you get from an attached motor means you can climb hills, letting the engine do the work or use it just for an extra boost. In Southwest Germany, there are plenty of stores ready to rent these motorized bicycles – in the Black Forest, the Tauber Valley and Heilbronn Country. Since it is a clean electric motor, it is environmentally friendly. And, you don’t need a driver’s license!

Rhine Cycle Route, Baden-Württemberg (EV15)