The Romantic Road is one of Germany’s oldest designated scenic routes. The medieval trade road goes from Würzburg in central Germany to Füssen in the Bavarian Alps. Nature, hospitality, and culture are hallmarks in this region, as the road connects walled towns and picturesque villages. Stately homes, fairytale castles, gothic cathedrals, and medieval architecture abound.
Cycling is made easy by the well-marked bicycle paths, generally away from busy streets. Routes are relatively flat, with some small hills and gentle climbs. In the south, as you approach the Alps, the routes are a bit hillier, but are suitable for most cyclists. The charming landscapes through the countryside allow cyclists to take in scenic rivers, majestic mountains, and vineyards. Quaint inns cater to cyclists and provide delicious regional food, wine, and beer.