The Upper Swabia-Allgäu Cycle Route combines the natural and cultural treasures of Upper Swabia and Baden-Württemberg’s part of the Allgäu region on a 365-kilometre circular route. The route takes you through protected biodiverse areas and over rolling hills, with baroque churches and monasteries, and grand palaces and castles lining the route.
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Baroque splendour and wonderful nature on the Upper Swabia-Allgäu Cycle Route
The route starts in Ulm on the Danube and goes clockwise through beautiful little towns and villages like Laupheim, Wangen, Markdorf and Aulendorf, past castles and palaces and baroque churches and monasteries back to the start. It’s quite hilly in parts, but with plenty of opportunity for relaxation too. The foothills of the Alps, with its idyllic villages and farms, form the backdrop for a truly picture-perfect tour.
There are also always spectacular views of the Swiss Alps, which you will be able to see from the southern shore of Lake Constance. The idyllic region of Upper Swabia-Allgäu has so much to offer! This circular route will show you everything Upper Swabia and Baden-Württemberg’s part of the Allgäu region are known for.
You can experience Swabian hospitality in the inns and beer gardens with regional specialities in the small Allgäu cheese dairies and the many local traditional breweries. Historical buildings and museums lie in store for those interested in art, and the many pools and thermal baths are ready and waiting for those seeking relaxation. The tradition of the baths here in Upper Swabia can be traced back to the moor as a natural remedy.
Along the route, through the Wurzacher Ried nature preserve and the Federsee reeds, you can marvel at the moorland with its special and rare biodiversity. Hidden in the Federsee moor are pile dwellings from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Three sites have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps’ since 2011.
If you then combine the Upper Swabia-Allgäu Cycle Route with the Danube-Lake Constance Cycle Route, you will have so many options available to you that a bike tour alone will definitely not be enough.
Cycling in the BAROQUE kingdom: the Upper Swabia-Allgäu Cycle Route goes past numerous stops on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route!
We recommend using a roadworthy bike and wearing comfortable cycling clothes. It’s useful to have a backpack or saddlebag for the bike — especially on day trips — but this is not absolutely necessary. There are a number of rest stops on the route. Touring cyclists are welcome to have their luggage delivered from leg to leg and from accommodation to accommodation through a luggage transfer.