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Time Out Bicycle Experience: Hop Garden Tour

Bicycle Rides · Bayerischer Jura
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  • Sonnenuntergang im Hopfengarten
    / Sonnenuntergang im Hopfengarten
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Radeln wo das Bier wächst
    / Radeln wo das Bier wächst
    Photo: Anton Mirwald, Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Stadt Mainburg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Erlebnisführungen im Hopfenfeld
    Photo: Anton Mirwald, Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Markierung Hopfengarten-Tour
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
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Did you know you can watch hops growing? Try it on this tour through the world’s biggest continuous hop growing area. You will pass numerous extensive hop gardens as you cycle through the hilly hop-growing country on a circular bicycle tour that takes in the towns of Mainburg and Attenhofen.

moderate
26.6 km
1:56 h
235 m
235 m

The tour starts from the market square in Mainburg before wending its way through the extensive green hop gardens.

Leaving the town you go first of all via Sandelzhausen and Großgundertshausen towards Böham. From there you can also reach Volkenschwand, where the Grosse Laaber cycle path starts. The next town along the route is Attenhofen. One of the attractions here is the Hop Experience guided tours for groups through the local hop growers’ fields.  Please book in advance!

Continue through idyllic villages until you reach Unterwangenbach. Here you can make a side trip to Ratzenhofen, where you can stop off in the picturesque castle beer garden, or alternatively to Elsendorf, where you can enjoy an outstanding view of the hop fields in the ‘Hallertau hop heaven’. The route then follows the Abens cycle path along the idyllic Abens back to Mainburg.

Author’s recommendation

This tour is especially nice in late summer, when the hops have grown to their full height.

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Updated: September 03, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
504 m
Lowest point
410 m
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Rest Stop

Espert-Klause & Bar
Schlossgarten Ratzenhofen
Gasthaus Randlkofer

Tips, hints and links

Hallertauer Hopfenhimmel

Start

market square in Mainburg (423 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.639569, 11.785165
DMS
48°38'22.4"N 11°47'06.6"E
UTM
32U 705169 5391133
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Destination

market square in Mainburg

Turn-by-turn directions

The entire tour is signposted in both directions, so all you have to do is follow the tour logo.

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
48.639569, 11.785165
DMS
48°38'22.4"N 11°47'06.6"E
UTM
32U 705169 5391133
w3w 
///spoon.waters.saga
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can order a free eBike / bicycle route map with the 16 Time Out Experience bicycle tours at www.rauszeit.bayern


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26.6 km
Duration
1:56h
Ascent
235 m
Descent
235 m
Loop Refreshment stops available Scenic Botanical highlights Family friendly

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