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Cyclo-hiking   from SCHWARZWALD to BAYERN
via Neckar, Rhein and Main.
From Horb-am-Neckar to Bayreuth.

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Below :
General Data
Step details

Slideshow (French)Diapo

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of the detailed route…

GPX format grouped in ZIP

GENERAL DATA

Country Departures Arrivals Tracks Distance Year

ALLEMAGNE

HORB am Neckar

BAYREUTH

NECKAR, RHINE and MAIN

1 140 km
(with detours to campsites, walks and visits)

2019

Positive elevation gain 8 254 m
Negative elevation gain 8 338 m

NOTA : The desired accommodation and tourist tastes are different for everyone. The itineraries proposed for downloading on this page are direct without any detour to the accommodation and points to visit..

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ACCOMODATIONS 
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GOING - COMING BACK

The bike tour starts at Horb-am-Neckar. It can be reached from Strasbourg with German trains (Deutsch-Bundesbahn and/or private regional companies. The selection of routes and the purchase of tickets can be done very, very easily on the website of the Deutsch-Bundesbahn. The site is much better than that of the SNCF. You can choose the type of train you want (the Régionaux, TER equivalents, are the best choices).

On the other hand, it is no longer possible to come to Strasbourg by TGV since 2017. By TER it requires a succession of connections that make the journey far too long. The only solution is therefore to rent a van on the Aller-Simple (Rent-a-Car or Ville-à-Ville).

For the return journey from Bayreuth the same options apply. However, an additional solution is to rent a vehicle from Bayreuth to Offenburg by SIXT. The return trip from Offenburg to Strasbourg is very easy by a very frequent train connection.

SECTIONS

NECKAR

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion (in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
NECKAR HORB-am-Neckar MANNHEIM GPX

RHEIN

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion (in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
RHEIN MANNHEIM MAINZ GPX

MAIN

Diapo SLIDESHOW of the portion (in French)
Section Departure Arrival Track
MAIN MAINZ BAYREUTH GPX

 

ACCOMODATIONS

The entire hike was done in camping mode:

  • Overall the quality of the campsites is similar to the French campsites (good).
  • The top two:
    • Camping Schiefer Turm in Kitzingen. Very nice and high quality sanitary facilities.
    • Camping Insel in Bamberg. Very pleasant and quiet environment. Very good sanitary facilities.
  • The two worst:
    • Camping Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart :
      • Very unpleasant welcome from the owner (it is better to fall on his wife)
      • Tent zone attached to the Mercedes test ring… which runs even at night!
    • Camping Bleiau in Mainz :
      • The reception is very nice by the owner who is very helpful.
      • On the other hand the sanitary facilities are in a deplorable state. It is the one and only German campsite, which we have known for years, where long term customers (workers on the move) are dirty on them and in their use of the WC (flushes NEVER fired). Permanent smells !
      • No sinks for washing dishes, it must be done in the wash basins (dirty and smelly sanitary facilities).
Update 09/22/2019
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