Biberach greets its guests with a splendid marketplace that one never tires of looking at. Dominating the marketplace by virtue of its height and its position at the end of the square is the Parish Church of St. Martin with its magnificent, brightly-coloured ceiling frescos painted by Johannes Zick. The town is justifiably proud of its well-preserved town centre with its numerous patrician houses from several different centuries. A short detour south of Biberach takes us to Jordanbad, a health spa with thermal and leisure pools.
Ummendorf and Fischbach are the first stations of this leg; from here the first steep, uphill gradient takes you to a height of 640 m. The climb is rewarded by a magnificent view and an exhilarating downhill run. With a wavy elevation profile the route continues through the community of Eberhardzell and then zigzags through open summer meadows and green woodlands.
After Haisterkirch we pick up speed and whiz down to Bad Waldsee. Nestling idyllically between two small lakes, the historical old town centre exudes nostalgic charm with its inviting squares, the town hall completed in 1426 and the Heilig-Geist-Spital (Hospital of the Holy Spirit). Now a Kneipp health resort, Bad Waldsee has been officially rated a therapeutic mud spa since 1956. The hub of this health haven is the Waldsee-Therme. The thermal water contains fluoride and sulphur and is ideal for reviving cyclists’ aching leg muscles.
On a hot summer’s day, it’s worth taking a detour to the Naturfreibad Ummendorf swimming lake which has a sunbathing lawn and kiosk
The baroque town hall or the unconventionally modernised Catholic parish church in Eberhardzell are great pit stops