The Löwentrail “Mordloch-Runde” between Geislingen, Böhmenkirch and Donzdorf offers picturesque views of the impressive and steeply towering Albtrauf as well as lots of natural landscapes that are characteristic for the Alb. Especially worth mentioning is the viewing point Maierhalde with views all the way to the Hohenstaufen and quaint refreshment possibilities at the Kuchalb.
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The magical symbol of the Swabian Alb –the most historic uplands of Germany – is the unique Löwenmensch figurine, or lion man. The lion is depicted in the crest of Germany’s state Baden-Württemberg and represents power and dignity, pride and strength. Numerous stories exist about the "king of animals" who will make you want to discover the Alb with all its facets.
Not only can the traces of the lion be followed on our hiking trails: the Löwentrails represent mountain biking in diverse nature settings, panoramic views and mysterious places. The three loop biking trails between 16 and 30 kilometres are especially beginner-friendly and show the diversity of the Albtrauf. The trail sections are moderate, therefore the trails do not require technical ability for riding the tracks. In addition to steep climbs and breath-taking landscapes, the focus is above all on having fun with biking.
Enter the lion's territory and make it yours!
From the starting point at the SC football club car park, the route first leads into the idyllic Längental valley, the smallest of the five valleys around Geislingen an der Steige. The first ascent leads over narrow natural paths, then over forest paths up to the Tegelberg mountain. Shortly after the Tegelhof, it is worth making a detour to the Kuhfelsen rock which presents fabulous views of the middle Fils valley. The path then leads us further to the Kuchalb, where rustic refreshment stops invite you to take a break. Shortly after, the route continues on beautiful close to nature paths through the forest, heading to Oberweckstell, passing a sailplane airfield. A short detour to Saint Michael’s chapel or the viewing point “Messelstein” is always worth a visit. Once you’ve reached the Alb plateau, a relatively even way leads to the town of Schnittlingen. Descending from the Alb plateau again you’ll get to the Roggental valley. After coming to the Ravenstein viewing point the trail passes the legendary Mordloch cave. You should definitely drop by at the homely restaurant there, the “Oberere Roggenmühle” with its delicious Swabian cuisine and freshly caught trouts. The trail then follows its way to Eybach past the Himmelsfelsen rock back on narrow paths to the starting point of the tour.
Mountain bike, bike helmet
Partly the route is also frequented by hikers. Particular caution is therefore required.