Shortly after Langenau, we leave the Donauried in Rammingen and get back into the Lone Valley via Lindenau, directly to the bear cave. There are a few climbs to overcome. Past the Vogelherd Archaeopark, the route runs on a road with little traffic until we reach the HöhlenErlebnisWelt Giengen-Hürben. Continuing in the direction of Hermaringen, we reach the Brenztal valley. The second stage ends in Giengen.
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The tour now leads through the flat Donauried, a huge wetland area with many naturally protected areas. From here, millions of people in the state of Baden-Württemberg and the greater Stuttgart area are supplied with drinking water by the state water supply company. The exhibition "Erlebniswelt Grundwasser" in the pumping station is well worth seeing. Soon the route climbs back up to the edge of the Alb to Rammingen. In the small village of Lindenau, against the backdrop of a 13th-century monastery, the cyclist finds not only a hearty place to stop for a bite to eat with a beer garden, but also the Geopark information point "Cave of the Lion Man". We now return to the valley of the caves and pass the most famous caves of the Lone Valley. The mammoth hunters of the Ice Age carved some of the oldest works of art in human history from mammoth ivory in their shelter. The Lion Man from the Hohlenstein Massif and the Birdherd Horse and Mammoth from the Vogelherd Cave are among the most famous representatives. These stars are presented in the Archaeopark at the Vogelherdhöhle.
From the Vogelherdhöhle we cycle on a little used road through the last section of the Lone Valley and reach the further valley of the Hürbe. There the varied area of the cave experience world Giengen-Hürben spreads out in front of us. An extensive rest is called for here, because the adventure playground, cave and adventure museum leave nothing to be desired.
From the cave center, the ride continues on the "Albtäler" cycle path into the Brenz Valley to Hermaringen and Giengen. In the capital of teddy bears, a visit to the Steiff Museum should not be missed.
The Albtäler-Radweg is signposted with arrow signs indicating the distance to the next town and the more distant destinations. The logo of the Albtäler-Radweg is inserted at the main signpost locations. Between the main signpost locations, the path is marked by small bike path signs with arrows.