Leisurely route "sweets and chocolate"



Leisurely route "sweets and chocolate":
Baden stage "Castles & Chocolate" (148 km):

The starting point of the tour is the baroque castle in the fan-shaped city of Karlsruhe. Here we cycle along Ettlinger Straße in the direction of the main railway station. On the south side of the main station, we turn east onto the "Stromberg - Murrtal - Radweg" to Durlach, where we join our original overall tour and follow the route as described below. We cycle to the castles in Bruchsal, Bad Schönborn, Gochsheim (with sugar baker's museum) and Ettlingen. If you like, you can cycle on to the Favorit Castle in Rastatt. In Ettlingen we leave the overall tour and follow the "Baden Wine Cycle Path" to Wolfartsweier and from there we return to Karlsruhe via the "Black Forest Cycle Path".   gpx file

Leisurely route "sweets and chocolate":
Baden-Palatinate-Alsace stage "Chocolate & Wine" (168km):

The starting point of the tour is the Schlossplatz in Karlsruhe. From here we follow the original route (in reverse direction) to Wörth across the Rhine into the Palatinate. In Wörth, we follow the overall tour (in reverse direction) as described and ride past Jockgrim, Leimersheim, Germersheim, Bellheim and Herxheim to Kandel. From Kandel the "Petronella - Rhein -Radweg" leads to Minfeld and from here we cycle to Freckenfeld. In Freckenfeld we leave the overall tour and rejoin the "Petronella Rhine Cycle Path" to Bad Bergzabern. Here we continue on the "Radweg Deutsche Weinstraße" to Schweigen-Rechtenbach and from there on the "Kraut & Rüben-Radweg" to Schweighofen. Now we cycle via Windhof to Wissembourg (France). From here we continue on the original route of the overall tour, the "German-French PAMINA Cycle Path Lautertal" to Lauterbourg. In Lauterbourg we leave the overall tour and instead cycle along the Route du Rhin and take the ferry at Neuburg and cross the Rhine. We cycle along the "EuroVelo 15-Rhine Cycle Route" to Maxau and from there we return to Karlsruhe, the starting point of this tour. Gourmet tip: Herxheim chocolate kisses and Alsatian Kouglof (Gugelhupf) are worth every bike kilometre.   gpx file

Leisurely route "sweets and chocolate":
Baden-Alsace stage "Kouglof & Kaffeehaus" (139 km):

The starting point of the tour is Marktstraße in Ettlingen. From here we cycle on the original overall tour on the "Badischer Weinradweg" to Rastatt-Rauental and via the "Veloroute Rhein" southwards towards Greffern. At Greffern (Germany) we take the ferry across the Rhine to Drusenheim (France). From here we continue along the original route to Mothern in Alsace. Here we leave the overall tour and cycle along the Rhine, take the ferry at Neuburg and cross the Rhine. Via Rheinstetten's districts Neuburgweier, Mörsch and Silberstreifen, the tour leads back to Ettlingen.   gpx file

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