Your bike is ready and you can’t wait to set off and feel the wind on your cheeks. In the Hallertau region and in the immediate vicinity of Ingolstadt, there are plenty of scenic cycle paths. With eventful stretches, interesting and new places to visit, and wonderful stage destinations, these exciting themed Tours will ignite your cycling passion.
Beer has always been an omnipresent theme in the Hallertau region in Bavaria. That’s why we’ve put together six great day Tours centred around this traditional drink that is often popular among us cyclists. These routes will bring you closer to the region’s cultural heritage, culinary offerings, and, of course, beer.
On these rides, you explore the origins of beer’s ingredients in the Hallertau hop fields, enjoy tastings in the small breweries and try a cool ‘Maß’, a measure of beer, with crispy pretzels in the shade under a tree in a beer garden.
The Tours vary in length: from the short 35-kilometre (21.7 miles) Tour through the Hallertau’s fragrant hop gardens to the challenging 88-kilometer (54.6 mile) ride to the ‘origin of beer’. Most of the routes begin in a larger city before leading into the charming surrounding countryside. You can either set off from your doorstep, totally relaxed, or just use public transport to reach the starting points.
From Wolnzach the tour starts first to Gebrontshausen and then to the Hop Research Center in Hüll. Research has been carried out here since the 1920s in order to give hop farmers the best possible support in the cultivation, care and breeding of their “green gold”. How it grows and smells you will experience again and again during the entire tour if you follow your path in the shade of the up to eight meter high hop tendrils.
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The starting point for this tour is Rennertshofen with its beautiful, historic town center. You follow the path to the Urdonautal and the Altmühltal nature park. It is lined with steep cliffs, small villages and fields that fill the valley. It goes along meadows and pastures and here and there small castle ruins balance on narrow rock spurs protruding into the valley.
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 these Upper Bavarian cities and look forward to a beer or two and regional delicacies in one of the beautiful beer gardens.