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Rides around Ingolstadt – cycling in the heart of Bavaria

Ingolstadt Tourismus

Rides around Ingolstadt – cycling in the heart of Bavaria

Bike Touring Collection by Ingolstadt Tourismus

12

Tours

53:28 h

483 mi

11,575 ft

If your heart races for cycling and you love combining bikes with local culinary specialities and a chilled beer, then Ingolstadt is the right place for you. This city in Upper Bavaria and its surroundings make up an attractive and varied cycling region. Both within and outside of the city walls, you can set off in any direction on well-maintained cycle paths to discover new cultural and natural treasures.

On a cycling Tour through Ingolstadt’s surrounding countryside, you explore the extensive floodplains of the Danube River, historic Bavarian culture, asparagus fields, hop gardens and the Altmühltal Nature Park. Pretty villages with inns and beer gardens line the path, inviting you to take a long break and soak up the ambience under the shade of chestnut trees.

The best way to explore the region’s diversity is via the so-called ‘cycle blossoms’, new themed cycle routes that make the area around Ingolstadt more accessible by bike. On these paths, you can experience the region’s uniqueness and character completely carefree. In this Collection, we present 12 cycling routes that are between 40 and 120 kilometres (25 to 75 miles) long and include a few metres of climbing. For long Tours especially, it’s a good idea to book accommodation at the stage destination in advance. The numerous hotels, inns and guesthouses in Ingolstadt make for ideal Tour starting points and basecamps for longer cycling holidays in the region. Many of them offer services for cyclists and make sure you are properly pampered so you can recharge your batteries fast, ready for the next Tour.

Each ‘cycle blossom’ has its own theme and leads to beautiful places, refreshment stops and cultural monuments in the area. The Tours all run along well-maintained and signposted cycle paths such as the Danube Cycle Path, Schambachtalbahn Cycleway, the Paartal Tour or paths that connect to the Altmühltal Nature Park.

Of course, you can also put together your own individual Tours from the 12 ‘cycle blossoms’. There are numerous points where you can switch to a different ‘cycle blossom’ or cycle path. In addition, you also have the option of taking the train or public transport for part of the route in the larger towns and villages.

You can pick up or order a copy of the Ingolstadt Region Cycle Map free of charge from the Tourist Information Office on Rathausplatz (Moritzstraße 19) in Ingolstadt. It includes a map with an overview of the cycle Tours, detailed route descriptions and an overview of the sights and destinations en route

Visit the beautiful Ingolstadt region and let your cycling heart feel more alive. The cycling routes here will show you the way and ensure you are constantly smiling!

Watch this video for a taste of what to expect:

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Tours & Highlights

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    Ingolstädter Stadtrunde – Radblüten in und um Ingolstadt

    Intermediate
    03:20
    30.5 mi
    9.1 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The town hall square is the starting point of the Ingolstadt city tour. Before you get into the saddle, it's worth taking a look at the old town hall. It has a special history, as it originally consisted of four houses that were combined in the Renaissance style in 1882.

    

    You cross the Danube and have

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  • Difficult
    13:15
    119 mi
    9.0 mph
    4,250 ft
    4,250 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this tour you will discover the Hallertau, the largest contiguous hop growing area in the world. The home of hops is framed by the important beer towns of Ingolstadt and Freising. In addition, this varied bike tour connects the Danube Cycle Path with the Isar Cycle Path. Enjoy the special flair of

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  • Intermediate
    02:51
    25.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Beer and Ingolstadt belong together. In 1516, the Bavarian Purity Law for beer was enacted in the Danube city - the oldest food law in the world that is still valid today, and at the same time the basis for the high quality of Bavarian beer, which is famous around the world. On your tour you will immerse

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  • Difficult
    08:34
    78.6 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Between town, country and river: On this bike tour you cycle from Ingolstadt through the Altmühltal and past the Danube breakthrough and experience beautiful natural treasures and cultural monuments. Your physical well-being is of course also taken care of: The numerous refreshment stops offer you Bavarian

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  • Intermediate
    02:41
    19.9 mi
    7.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour connects gardens, parks and local recreation areas in the Danube city and shows impressively how green Ingolstadt actually is. It starts at Rathausplatz, from where it goes south on Donaustraße. Shortly before the Konrad-Adenauer-Brücke over the Danube, turn right into the Astronomy Park. We

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  • Difficult
    07:02
    67.9 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ingolstadt region is extremely rich in water. With the Danube as a lifeline, its numerous tributaries and the Donaumoos, the largest contiguous low moor in southern Germany, you hardly drive a meter without seeing water - or discovering cultural treasures. It starts on the town hall square in Ingolstadt

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  • Easy
    01:29
    13.3 mi
    8.9 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you connect the most beautiful museums in Ingolstadt on an entertaining bike tour and experience some unique exhibition concepts. It starts at the tourist information on Rathausplatz. From there it goes first on the Donaustraße towards Konrad-Adenauer-Brücke, where the first museum is located

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  • Difficult
    05:57
    57.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Altmühltal Nature Park begins north of Ingolstadt. On the pleasure tour you will explore this natural idyll and the history along the route. It starts on the town hall square in Ingolstadt. First you drive on the Schuttertal cycle path, where it then goes northwards along the Amper-Altmühl cycle

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  • Intermediate
    02:08
    18.9 mi
    8.8 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Shopping, fortress history and bathing fun: the Ostschleife shows the different facets of the city of Ingolstadt and offers a lot of variety. It starts at the Rathausplatz. Along the Danube Cycle Path you pass the Danube beach with the large sunbathing lawn to relax. We continue on the Danube Cycle Path

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  • Easy
    01:16
    11.0 mi
    8.7 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The north of Ingolstadt is characterized by the factory premises of Audi AG, but also has tradition to offer: in the Oberhaunstadt district you can find out what role the Nordbräu brewery played in Ingolstadt's long history of beer and brewing. It starts at the Rathausplatz in Ingolstadt. From there

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    20.5 mi
    8.6 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On a bike tour through the west of Ingolstadt you will experience the green side of the city along the rivers Schutter and Danube. You will also pass numerous lakes that invite you to swim and relax in summer. It starts on the Ingolstadt town hall square, from where you drive directly to the west. First

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  • Intermediate
    02:32
    20.2 mi
    8.0 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The south of Ingolstadt extends in a semicircle from the Danube Reservoir and the Danube Auwald over the southern suburbs Hundszell, Zuchering, Unterbrunnenreuth and Unsernherrn, to the main station, the AUDI Sportpark and the popular Auwaldsee. This diversity is best explored on a bike. It starts at

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    483 mi
  • Duration
    53:28 h
  • Elevation
    11,575 ft

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