Bike paths that lead through Markelsheim
“Liebliches Taubertal” cycle path – the classic
100 km of fantastic cycling from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Wertheim
on one of the most beautiful bike routes in Germany and on six selected special tours. History, adventure and silence. Experience it!
“Romantic Road” cycle path
If you want to enjoy the beauties of the Romantic Road in the most original way, you should switch to the bicycle. Separate cycle paths away from the main road lead cyclists 420 km from the Main to the Alps.
The Hohenloher Residenzenweg connects German history in a short distance. He leads you through fresh nature and to friendly people. It is a demanding cycling circuit with some steep inclines and slopes.
Conquer the Main-Tauber-Franconian Rad-Achter. 537 km in a total of 15 stages and 6 alternative routes. Along the two rivers Main and Tauber and many interesting sights.
“Württemberger Weinstrasse” cycle path
This tourist route is a route for connoisseurs, gourmets and culture lovers. It meanders through the most famous wine-growing regions in Württemberg. A delicious drop grows everywhere. From Weikersheim in the Taubertal to Metzingen on the edge of the Swabian Alb or vice versa, sports activities and wine enjoyment can be combined with one another.
Wine bike tour
The 240 km long bike tour from Dörzbach to Miltenberg am Main is recommended for wine lovers.
Passing the vineyards of three wine-growing regions (Württemberg, Franconia and Baden), cyclists can get to know the Taubertäler wine at numerous wine-growing businesses and in Besenwirtschaften in the Tauber and Main Valley as well as in the side valleys and on the heights. The motto is: explore the varied landscape and cultural sights during the day, in the evening enjoy twice the impressions of the day with a good drink!
Tauber Altmühl cycle path
Cycling on the Tauber and Altmühl, from the Main to the Danube.
From the starting point in Wertheim to Kelheim there are almost 350 kilometers of largely uneven sections. The route connects the Tauber cycle path “Liebliches Taubertal – The Classic” with the Altmühl cycle tour on the “Altmühltal cycle path”. On the way, the cyclists discover Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, the Danube Gorge, bathing lakes, castles, palaces, nature parks and much more.
Bike paths in the vicinity
“Der Sportive” cycle path
is the youngest cycle route in the “Lieblichen Taubertal”. It complements the “classic” and thus a circular route of a total of 260 km is released. First cycle along the Main, past splendid half-timbered houses, then continue on shady forest paths up to the Tauberfranken mountain ranges and get to know the beauty of the cities away from the Taubertal.
Cycle path built on an old railway line (former “sugar beet railway”) from Bieberehren to Ochsenfurt, the connection from the Taubertal to the Main Valley.
Main cycle path
Adventure tour on the Main – the winding Main leads into ever new landscapes. Forests, meadows and vineyards await cyclists on their tour. The Spessart-Main-Odenwald enchants with fairytale deciduous forests, intact nature and sunny vineyards. The lovely Taubertal invites you to a particularly beautiful and lovable landscape. The Franconian wine country, a friendly holiday region on the Maindreieck, is all about wine and pure joie de vivre. As the interface between wine and beer francs, the Haßberge are valued by quiet connoisseurs and explorers. Finally, in the Steigerwald you will find well-known vineyards, cultural and historical attractions and pure nature experiences.
Kocher-Jagst cycle path
Parallel and very close, Kocher and Jagst flow side by side towards the Neckar. The well-signposted Kocher-Jagst cycle path offers 330 km of varied routes with the most beautiful views of dreamy landscapes. From Markelsheim it is best to drive to Dörzbach (approx. 15 km away) and start your tour there.
Castle bike path
… the connecting route from Hohelohe to the Taubertal.
From Schrozberg (= train station of the Taubertal / Hohenlohebahn) to Rothenburg ob der Tauber it is approx. 23 km.
Transport and Transfer
Trains run daily on the Tauberbahn between Wertheim and Crailsheim, which are specially designed to transport bicycles. This is barrier-free in the Taubertal cycle trains. The stops can be found in our timetable; the prices are shown at the respective train stations.
Bike transport is free on the entire route between Wertheim and Crailsheim from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. and all day on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays!
Here you can find more information about Taubertal cycle trains and cycle buses.
In the wine village of Markelsheim you are in the middle of the lovely Taubertal. From here you can start many different short or long day and round trips, e.g. along the Romantic Road or into the neighboring valleys of Kocher and Jagst or along the Main. We have extensive brochures for the region.
You can find suggestions for interesting bike tours at:
Bike tour on the bike path “The Classic”