The Neckartal valley cycling path (also called the most beautiful Swabian long-distance cycling path) is 366 kilometers long. The route leads from Villingen-Schwenningen to Mannheim. The ADFC has certified the route with 4 stars.
The first stage of the Neckartal valley cycling path leads from Villingen and the Baar plateau (where the Neckar rises), downstream to the historic town of Rottweil – where you can find the Hotel Bären. 36 kilometers of well signposted roads are waiting for you. The degree of difficulty is “medium”.
To get started, read the description of the first stage of the long-distance cycling path here:
From Villingen-Schwenningen to Rottweil.
A detailed description of the whole cycling path can be found here.
The start of the first stage is at the train station in Villingen. Our tip: Take your time, because Villingen is well worth a visit with its medieval town center, town wall and three impressive gate towers.
We continue in the twin town of Schwenningen. Here you will meet the eponym of the route, the Neckar. Schwenningen is not only an interesting stop on your bike trip because of the Neckar spring, the clock museum is also worth a visit.
The tour continues on the western edge of the Middle Black Forest. You pass Deißlingen in the oldest city of Baden-Württemberg, before you’re off to beautiful Rottweil. Shortly before Rottweil, the Neckar becomes a small river due to the tributary of the Eschach.
In Rottweil you can visit the medieval town center and then return to the Hotel Bären for a deserved break. For the evening we will be happy to reserve a table for you in one of the many nearby restaurants.
We will securely store away your bicycle and after a restful night in the very quiet rooms and an extensive gourmet breakfast you will start with the second stage (from Rottweil to Oberndorf).
You can check here if rooms are available and book online.