Radeln auf der steinernen Brücke in Harburg (Foto: Florian Trykowski)

Hiking and Biking Paths

Hiking and bicycling in the Geopark Ries

Hiking the dry grasslands on the heights at the edge of the Ries (Photo: Florian Trykowski)
Hiking the dry grasslands on the heights at the edge of the Ries (Photo: Florian Trykowski)

The Geopark Ries is a terrific place to hike.  A broad network of trails reveals the charm of an extraordinary landscape, from lush vegetation in the crater basin to sparse juniper heaths at the edges. Long-distance trails show the unique Ries landscape; Geopark trails like the Shepherds’ Way connect special features relevant to geology, settlement history and nature studies.    

Versatile day-long and round-trip tours offer bicyclists diverse routes in the Geopark Ries. Bicyclists enjoy the delightfully pleasant paths in the Ries basis and along the Danube—while more demanding bike trails to the ridges of the Swabian and Monheimer Alb promise special touring experiences.