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Time Out Bicycle Experience: Weltenburg Tour

Bicycle Rides · Bayerischer Jura
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  • Kloster Weltenburg in der Weltenburger Enge
    / Kloster Weltenburg in der Weltenburger Enge
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Schifffahrt durch den Donaudurchbruch in der Weltenburger Enge
    / Schifffahrt durch den Donaudurchbruch in der Weltenburger Enge
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Befreiungshalle auf dem Michelsberg in Kelheim
    / Befreiungshalle auf dem Michelsberg in Kelheim
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Erdbeer- und Spargelfelder bei Sandharlanden
    / Erdbeer- und Spargelfelder bei Sandharlanden
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Kuchlbauer-Turm nach Plänen von Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Abensberg
    / Kuchlbauer-Turm nach Plänen von Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Abensberg
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • Altstadt von Abensberg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    / Altstadt von Abensberg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Markierung Weltenburg-Tour
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
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This circular tour takes you through Abensberg and Kelheim. Highlights like Weltenburg Abbey at the Danube Gorge and the Kuchlbauer Tower await the cyclist.

moderate
35.2 km
2:34 h
336 m
336 m

The Weltenburg Tour can be started from the town square in Abensberg. From there the route leads out of Abensberg and towards Sandharlanden, known for asparagus and strawberry growing. Passing the Sandharlander Heide nature reserve it then continues via Holzharlanden to Weltenburg. This is where the first cultural highlight of the tour awaits: Weltenburg Abbey, where the impressive Asam church and a beer from the abbey brewery at the abbey bar are worth a break.

After that, those who want to take the energetic option can follow the cycle path uphill over Weltenburger Berg to Kelheim, whereas those who prefer a more relaxed mode of travel and would like to see the Danube Gorge and the Weltenburger Enge nature reserve from the water can simply board one of the regular excursion boats. On reaching Kelheim there are more sights to be seen, such as the Liberation Hall built by order of King Ludwig I, before continuing to Saal an der Donau. From here you also have the option of returning to Abensberg by train if the weather is bad.

Otherwise, the route leads on out of the town, passing extensive meadows and fields, small ponds and woods and so back to Abensberg, the “Gateway to Hallertau”. You return to the historic town centre through the Regensburg Gate, a late mediaeval tower. You should allow some time to see this and also for a guided tour of the Kuchlbauer World of Beer and the tower built to plans drawn up by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the KunstHausAbensberg exhibition centre. The beer garden right next to the tower is a pleasant place to stop and relax at the end of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

The river trip from Weltenburg Abbey to Kelheim is not to be missed – the Danube Gorge is particularly impressive when seen from the water. Of course you can take your bicycles with you on the boat. Anyone travelling with children should make a detour to the bird and animal park in Abensberg.

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Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.

Updated: July 10, 2017

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
472 m
Lowest point
343 m
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Rest Stop

Brauerei Kuchlbauer mit Kuchlbauer Turm und KunstHaus
Waltl-Hof
Klosterschenke Weltenburg
Cafe am Donautor
Gasthof Jungbräu
Weisses Bräuhaus Kelheim
Aunkofener Stub'n - Wirtshaus beim Lauberger

Tips, hints and links

Weltenburg Abbey

Boat trips in the Altmühl Valley and Danube Gorge

Kuchlbauer's World of Beer

Start

town square in Abensberg (366 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
48.815476, 11.848153
UTM
32U 709078 5410855

Destination

town square in Abensberg

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Public transport

It is possible to travel by train arriving at Saal an der Donau station.

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
35.2 km
Duration
2:34 h
Ascent
336 m
Descent
336 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights

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