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Time Out Bicycle Experience: Raptors & Knights Tour

Bicycle Rides • Bayerischer Jura
  • Blick auf Schloss Rosenburg und die Burgruine Tachenstein in Riedenburg im Altmühltal
    / Blick auf Schloss Rosenburg und die Burgruine Tachenstein in Riedenburg im Altmühltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Schafe beim Lintlberg in Riedenburg im Altmühltal
    / Schafe beim Lintlberg in Riedenburg im Altmühltal
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Markierung Räuber- & Ritter-Tour
    / Markierung Räuber- & Ritter-Tour
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
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Rosenburg Castle near Riedenburg in the Altmühl Valley, the ruined fortress of Rabenstein and other historic highlights await the cyclist on the Raptors & Knights Tour. This tour includes some energetic ascents.

moderate
26.8 km
2:03 h
283 m
283 m
all details

The tour starts at the Tourist Information Office on the market square in Riedenburg, a town with three castles in a romantic setting in the Altmühl Valley. The route runs alongside the town pond to the Schambach Valley railway cycle path, which follows the route of a former railway line. You leave Riedenburg on this mainly level railway embankment.

After the town of Hexenagger with its castle, which is worth seeing, and the historic smithy the route continues towards Altmannstein and its ruined fortress. The next imposing castle awaits in Sandersdorf, where you leave the cycle path and take the Deutscher Limes cycle path, which you stay on until Schamhaupten. In the Hummel Valley you have to tackle the steepest section of the route, which leads to Thann.

The effort is rewarded when you reach the Jura Plateau: from here, at the highest point of the tour, you look out over the surrounding valleys. A detour to Eggersberg Castle and its museum, where the exhibits include suits of armour, and the nearby cliff-top viewpoint overlooking the Altmühl Valley is recommended.

The Raptors & Knights Tour then carries on past the last two mediaeval structures: the ruined fortress of Rabenstein and Rosenburg Castle are both worth visiting and at the latter you can watch unique flying displays featuring birds of prey from the castle falconry. Then it’s downhill back to the starting point of the tour in Riedenburg, where attractions such as the Crystal Museum and a choice of places to make a stop complete the tour.

Author's recommendation

See birds of prey up close at the flying displays at Rosenburg Castle - highly recommended for those with children.

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Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.

Updated: 2017-07-10

Difficulty moderate
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502 m
350 m
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Start

Tourist-Information Riedenburg (350 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 48.962578 N 11.684416 E
UTM 32U 696482 5426768

Destination

Tourist-Information Riedenburg

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Getting there:


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 26.8 km
Duration 2:03 h
Ascent 283 m
Descent 283 m

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Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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