This is the maritime part of the EuroVelo 1 cycling route that leads from Portugal to Portugal. The Vélodyssée crosses Brittany down to the Basque Country, crosses the departments of the Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques, on the French section (1 250 km of marked cycle paths, the longest bicycle route in France).
Emblematic sites of the Atlantic coast such as Nantes, the mouth of the Loire to Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, then the Fromentine, Poitou marshes, Fort Boyard, La Rochelle, Royan, Bassin d’Arcachon, Dune du Pilat Country to the Basque country, you can certainly be spellbound.
The Aischgrund region Cultural and culinary offerings lure along the Aischgrund. Cultural and culinary offerings lure along the Aischgrund. The Aischgrund is characterized by a very charming river landscape and one of the largest contiguous lakes of Central Europe, with more than 7,000 ponds, numerous mills, fountains, castles and rock faces. Regional specialties such as the Aischgründer Karpfen, local beers, Frankenweine, herbs, horseradish and tea products lure the visitor. The Fränkische Freilandmuseum in the spa town of Bad Windsheim and the Aischgründer Karpfenmuseum in Neustadt on the Aisch, as well as many other cultural offers, which can be taken from the cultural guide and the excursion tips of the Local Action Group Aischgrund, are highly recommended. The Aisch Valley Cycle Route The Aischtal Cycle Route is one of the most diversified river bike trails in Germany. With a length of 121 kilometers, it winds from medieval Rothenburg to Bamberg, which is no less steeped in history, and connects central and upper ridges. The cycling trail runs through charming landscapes and cities. It leads on mostly natural paths, which are lined with flowering meadows and fields, past numerous ponds, and finally along the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. In the nature guide of the local action group Aischgrund you will find more about the natural features of the Aischgrund. The picturesque villages and idyllic small towns, with their historic cityscapes, impressive museums, churches and castles, welcome every cultural friend. A height difference of only 300 meters over the entire course of the course, few ascents, extended corridors and little traffic lend the Aischtal cycle path the predicate “very family-friendly”. The tour is also suitable for children over 10 years. Further advantages are the integration into the Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg (VGN), many railway stations along the route and the dense network with other long-distance and cycle routes. The award as an ADAC quality bike route with four stars guarantees not only an optimal signposting in both directions, but also stands for high quality in terms of infrastructure and safety.
At a start in Rothenburg or Tauber, it starts at a slightly sloping path through the Frankenhöhe nature park to Burgbernheim (20 km), a small town with a historic building fabric and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. In the spa town of Bad Windsheim you will find a historic old town, the Fränkische Freilandmuseum, the Stadtmuseum Ochsenhof and a variety of spa facilities. The wine-growing community Ipsheim with the Höhenburg Hoheneck offers high leisure value and good gastronomy. On the route follows the old margrave town Neustadt with its Aischgründer Karpfenmuseum. Continue through meadows and fields via Gutenstetten with the famous church altar in the parish church, over Dachsbach with its former Wasserschloss to Höchstadt on the Aisch, the center of the medium Franconian carp pond farming. A striking stone bridge dating from 1391, a castle, the city wall and the Gothic parish church of St. Georg. Via Adelsdorf, with its beautiful market square and the city castle from the 16th century, the Aischtal cycle path continues through the Upper Franconian Hirschaid and along the Main-Danube Canal into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg. From the Windsheimer Bucht the route runs in the wide valley valleys of the Aisch and meets in Altendorf on the Regnitz cycle path.