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Ländle-Tour from Stuttgart

A short break at Whitsun – 3/06-6/06/2017

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"Ländle" is an informal expression for Baden-Württemberg in Germany's southeast. With Epic climbs, you can discover the most beautiful routes in the Black Forest and through the Swabian Alps. With about thirty cyclists, it will be a little more personal than on previous editions, while we will be on the road one day longer so that we can explore all that the "Ländle" has to offer by bike over four stages. It will start at finish in the state capital Stuttgart, right below the famous TV tower.

The Black Forest is the highest of Germany's lower ranges, and the long climbs out of the Rhine Valley are very much of alpine dimensions. As the tour highlight we've selected the famous/infamous Kandel, one of the toughest ascents in Germany. But on the other stages the groups will be able to flow smoothly, as you'll really pick up speed in the bunch along the valleys. Other scenic highlights include the ascent of the Albtrauf, the lonely plateau of the Swabian Jura, the imposing upper Danube Valley, possible views of the Alps from Witthoh, the cuckoo clock idyll in the Glottertal and the dark woods of the northern Black Forest. Quality hotels with good regional cuisine, and a spa in two cases, round off the weekend.

Discover the Ländle.


The Guides

Tom – The Sous Chef

quäldich-Guide Tom Bender

After interludes in South Baden and Savoy, Swabian Tom is now based in the border area near Aachen. But from the Savoy Alps he's taken away a passion for real mountains and genuine tartiflette. In 2016 he became Holiday Manager at Epic Climbs and he's the mastermind behind our 2017 programme!

Rainer – The Leader

quäldich-Guide Rainer Hartmann

His training terrain is Franconian Switzerland with its notorious ramps, but he also enjoys the long climbs in the Alps. Always talking and almost never knackered. His one big weakness: pastries.

Marcel – The Artist of the Slopes

quäldich-Guide Marcel F.

Marcel is Senior Editor at Epic Climbs and an artist on ascents, so you'll usually find him on the steep dirt trails of his native Hohenlohe or South Limburg in the Netherlands. He knows his way around the Ardennes like nobody.

Getting there

The tour begins and ends in Stuttgart-Degerloch, at the foot of the television tower. There is free public parking nearby.

Those who book the previous night's accommodation will stay in a nearby hotel.

Take the A8 or A81 to Stuttgart. From the A8, take the Stuttgart-Möhringen exit, then the B27 into the city. In Stuttgart-Degerloch follow the “Fernsehturm” signs

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

From Stuttgart Airport take the S-Bahn to Vaihingen station, and from there take the U8 transit to the Waldau stop.

Outside peak hours, you can take bicycles free of charge on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn in Stuttgart.

Stuttgart main railway station has many IC and ICE connections. From there, take the U8 transit to the Waldau stop.

Outside peak hours, you can take bicycles free of charge on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn in Stuttgart.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 3/06-6/06/2017

  • Friday, 2nd June 2017
    All those who have booked the opening night travel to Stuttgart.
  • Saturday, 3rd June 2017
    Travel to Stuttgart-Degerloch. Load luggage at the TV tower between 9 and 9.15am. Start the first stage (Stuttgart - Scheer) at 9.30am.
  • Whit Sunday, 4th June 2017
    Second stage Scheer - Glottertal
  • Whit Monday, 5th June 2017
    Third stage Glottertal - Freudenstadt
  • Tuesday, 6th June 2017
    Fourth stage Freudenstadt - Stuttgart. Arrive at the TV tower between 1pm and 3pm. Leave Stuttgart.

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