Cycling from castle to castle
The sights along the Castle Road are also an experience for cyclists. The signposted cycle path "Burgenstraße" leads those interested in history and culture to the highlights between Mannheim and Bayreuth. The route impresses with the variety of natural and cultural landscapes it passes through. River valleys with a flat profile can be found, as can ascents that promise great views. Castles, palaces and historic towns are waiting to be discovered along the way. They can often also be visited and offer a variety of experiences, from guided tours in historical costumes to medieval markets.
Cycling pleasure in compact format
The newly published cycling guide "Burgenstraße" (Castle Road), published in 2020, describes the complete cycle route along the Castle Road. Maps, city centre maps, practical tips, refreshment stops and overnight accommodation tips are supplemented by very personal recommendations for particularly beautiful places to stop for a rest.
The cycle tour guide (only available in German language) can be ordered at the Castle Road online shop for 12.50 euros + 2 euros shipping costs. It is also available at numerous tourist information offices along the route.
The free overview map is suitable as a planning basis for your trip along the Castle Road. In addition to the routes for car and bicycle, it contains compact information on the towns and municipalities along the route. For navigation on the road, we recommend the bike tour book or the offers for mobile devices. Order overview map
For orientation on the way we recommend the mobile navigation with the Smartphone or GPS device. For this purpose, we have made the entire route and sections available on the Outdooractive tour portal. There you can download free tracks in the file formats GPX and KML and print detailed maps.
We also provide our partial sections on the tour portal komoot.
Bicycle-friendly overnight accommodations along the "Burgenstraße" cycle path
*Premium Partner Hotels
In the Premium Partner Hotels Burgenstraße, the charm of bygone days meets contemporary comfort. So the overnight stay becomes a real experience.