The tour takes you over the "Zwiefalter Alb". Starting Point is Rutlingen. From there the tour leads to Lichtenstein, where the steep climb onto the Shwabian Jura begins. The total distance is 50km.
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The tour goes along the "Echaztal" until you reach Honau. At Honau the ascend onto the plateau of the Swabian Jura begins. The automobile museum Engstingen and the "Bauernhausmuseum" Ödenwaldstetten invite for a stop along the way. Just after Ödenwaldstetten you reach the highest point of the tour, called "Rosshäuptle". After Grossenzungen the tour takes you down into the valley of the "Zwiefalter Ach". From a distance you can already see the cathedral of Zwiefalten. From Zwiefalten you got connection to the routes R10 and R11 or, after a visit to the "Dobeltal", take the same route back to Reutlingen.
Der PhänoPfad Pfronstetten ist besonders für Kinder ein echtes Highlight. Er liegt zwischen Aichelau und Aichstetten. An unterschiedlichen Stationen können Kinder aktiv sein, ausprobieren und staunen.
Our tour onto the Swabian Jura towards Zwiefalten begins in the city center of Reutlingen near “Tübinger Tor”. The journey takes us east on the bikeway until “Südbahnhof”. At “Südbahnhof” we cross “Marktstraße”, which runs south, and after approximately 100m turn right on a bikeway that brings us to Lichtenstein. Here the bikeway ends at a main road, which we cross. Turn right and take the next left onto “Bahnhofstraße”. Follow the road until you reach the outskirts of Lichtenstein. Befor the road takes a slight right turn, turn left. Here the steep ascend onto the Swabian Jura begins. Having reached the plateau of the Swabian Jura continue on the bikeway that runs parallel to the road until you get to Engstingen. There, at first turn right and afterwards left onto “Reutlinger Straße”. Follow the road through Engstingen and continue on the bikeway, once you leave the town. The next section takes you through the shade of the trees after that you turn left and follow the way. When you get to the main road turn right towards “Bernloch”. You have to travel on the main road for a little while, befor the bikeway continoues. Reaching Bernloch, leave the main road behind and turn into “Grubäckerweg”. At the first intersection turn left and at the second right. Follow the road until a group of trees becomes visible. Here turn right. Until you reach “Ödenwaldstetten” the road continoues straight. Follow the road through Ödenwaldstetten and turn left at the intersection where you leave the town. The path leads to “Aichelau” and from there the main road to “Aichstetten”. After you passed “Aichstetten” the tour continoues on a bikeway. Next on the route is “Tigerfeld” Here turn left into “Wimsener Straße”. At the intersection keep right and continue straight. At the following intersection turn right and towards “Gauingen”. Having reached “Gauingen” turn left and follow the main road. Until you reach “Grossenzungen” the bikeway takes you down the valley of the “Zwiefalter Ach”. Having reached the town of “Grossenzungen” follow the slight left turn of the road and cross the “Ach”. Turn right immediately. The way takes you to Zwiefalten, where a the baroque church invites you to a visit.
From Zwiefalten you have access to the routes R10 and R11. For those who wish to continue the ride a detour through the “Dobeltal” is suggested. Take “Dobeltalstraße” that runs westwards. The route continues flat and takes you past impressive rock formations. At the intersection to “Geisingen” take a right turn. On the way to “Geisingen” the route ascends. Once you reach the plateau great views of the valley lying beneath reward your efforts. From “Geisignen” the route takes you to “Huldstetten”. To get there follow along “Kettenackerstraße” towards the west and take a right turn into “Bergstraße”. After a short stretch you reach “Huldstetten”. Continue the way north and you get back to the route R2.