The Prince-Bishop's Tour

A round trip through Upper Franconia

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This tour is a highlight for culturally-minded bikers. It starts and ends in the world heritage city of Bamberg and takes you through parts of the Steigerwald Nature Park and Franconian Switzerland.

You'll discover an abundance of natural and cultural sights, works of art and splendid architecture formed by more than 800 years of the rule of Bamberg's worldly and spiritual leaders, the prince-bishops.
Far from traffic this trail leads you through quiet woods, idyllic valleys and picturesque villages. Of course, the next brew pub or traditional restaurant is never far from the trail, after all, this is the heartland for indulgence and epicures.     

Brief Information

Total length: 203 km

Character
  • with moderate gradients (hilly)
Burden of traffic
  • mainly on a separate trail, far from road traffic
Trail surface
  • Good quality trail surface (asphalt and good water-bound surfaces)
Marking
  • Good marking with signposts and km indication (complying with ADFC and planning authorities' rules)