Discover the green heart of Bavaria – Altmühltal Nature Park by bike
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Tucked away in the Altmühltal Nature Park, one of Germany’s largest nature parks, lies swathes of unspoilt nature, the stunning Jura Plateau, countless historical sites and green valleys. The nature park is often considered to be the most beautiful area of Bavaria and is known as the region’s green heart. You’ll find fairytale castles, charming villages, rippling rivers and dreamy landscapes which are a dream to discover by bike.
The six varied routes in this Collection reveal the most beautiful corners of Franconia. We’ve included something for every ability: from long day tours to relaxed circulars. You’ll find many delightful places to stop to enjoy regional dishes in the romantic medieval market squares of the towns en route.
As all routes in this Collection are circular, you can choose where to begin your ride. You can comfortably arrive by train via Nuremberg or Munich. There are also direct bus connections between all major cities and towns in the region, such as Beilngries, Berching, Kinding or Dietfurt. From Kinding, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Treuchtlingen or Saal an der Donau, you also have access to the rail network. You can find more information about travelling to the nature park, here: naturpark-altmuehltal.com/arrival
Right at the start of the tour, the cyclists immerse themselves in Roman history in the formerly free imperial city of Weißenburg: With the Roman thermal baths, the partially reconstructed Biriciana Castle, the Roman Museum, which houses a unique treasure trove, and the Bavarian Limes Information Center…
The Ingolstadt railway junction is a good starting point for the tour. Cyclists follow the Danube Cycle Path in the direction of Neuburg a.d. Danube. The Auenzentrum Schloss Grünau is a good place to stop: Here you can explore one of the most important floodplain forest areas on the German Danube. The…
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You start the tour at the city palace and follow the Altmühltal cycle path in the direction of Pappenheim. Behind the Treuchtlingen building yard, turn right onto the cycle path to Wemding and arrive in the quiet and romantic Möhrenbachtal. Following the course of the stream, passing old mills again…
On this varied tour through the beautiful Altmühltal, you will delve deep into the region that gives the tour its name. Special highlights are the enchanting towns of Dietfurt, Beilngries, Breitenbrunn and Berching, which lure you on a journey of discovery through the Middle Ages and Baroque.
With the 65 km long Eichstätter circuit you cycle through two of the most beautiful valleys in the Altmühltal nature park and climb the promising Jura plateau. Sunny meadows and fields await you, peppered with charming little villages.
In the delightful Eichstätt with its baroque cityscape, you start…
On this bike tour you embark on a tour of discovery! You "explore" geological features such as the Ries crater caused by an asteroid impact or special quarry areas where fascinating fossil finds were made.
In addition, you can expect dreamy, idyllic sections of the route, because it goes through juniper…
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