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Discover the green heart of Bavaria by bike – Altmühltal Nature Park

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Discover the green heart of Bavaria by bike – Altmühltal Nature Park

Bike Touring Collection by FrankenTourismus

6

Tours

30:14 h

248 mi

12,375 ft

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. On the Robbers and Knights route, you will discover austere castles and mysterious caves in the south-east of the Altmühltal. In the north-east, you can explore the lofty heights of the Jura Mountains and in the south-west, you can take a day trip to one of the most beautiful basilicas in the region. The circular tour "Ins Altmühltal und Anlautertal" takes you from romantic Eichstätt into the enchanting side valley and to the dry grassland slopes with fragrant juniper bushes typical of the Altmühl Valley.

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, Breitenbrunn, Kinding or Dietfurt. From Kinding, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Parsberg 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

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    Difficult
    06:25
    53.9 mi
    8.4 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    05:12
    47.3 mi
    9.1 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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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  • Difficult
    04:38
    34.6 mi
    7.5 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    28.7 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this varied tour through the beautiful Altmühltal you dive deep into the jura2000 region with your bike, which gives the tour its name. A special highlight are the enchanting towns of Dietfurt, Beilngries, Breitenbrunn and Berching, which entice you to explore the Middle Ages and Baroque.

    

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  • Difficult
    05:01
    39.0 mi
    7.8 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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

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  • Difficult
    05:57
    44.7 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,075 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This challenging circuit offers around 70 kilometers of pure cycling fun with medieval old towns, an impressive basilica, magnificent palace complexes and of course a lot of refreshing nature. If you would prefer to make a shorter tour out of it, you can simply skip the detour to Hahnenkammsee. So you

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    248 mi
  • Duration
    30:14 h
  • Elevation
    12,375 ft

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