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Time Out Bicycle Experience: Holledauer Church Towers Tour

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  • St. Leonhard in Aiglsbach
    / St. Leonhard in Aiglsbach
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  • / St. Petrus und Paulus in Ebrantshausen
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  • / Markierung Holledauer Kirchturm-Tour
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The green hills of Hallertau hop-growing country around Mainburg, Aiglsbach and Elsendorf are the defining features of this tour, which offers attractive views. Some highly unusual churches await!
moderate
Distance 29.1 km
2:05 h
229 m
219 m

The circular tour starts in Mainburg, dominated by the mountain church of St Salvator. Those who make the ascent to the church will be rewarded by the view over the town. The route leads out of Mainburg and uphill, passing extensive hop fields, to Ebrantshausen, where the impressive pilgrimage church of SS. Peter and Paul, a Romanesque brick church with additions from later periods, is located.

The tour continues downhill through the next town, Gasseltshausen, with its unusual, massive church tower of the filial church of Our Lady, and carries on through the hop gardens as far as Aiglsbach, where you can take a break at the pub. The tall spire of St Leonhard’s church dominates the skyline of the little town.  Over the hills that are typical of Hallertau the route then continues to Berghausen and St Coloman’s church, before going on to Haunsbach.

The route takes you downhill towards Appersdorf where, in addition to the parish church of St Peter with its striking onion dome, the pilgrimage chapel of the Visitation, also called the Bründlkapelle, is worth a visit. Travelling through Elsendorf, with the tower of the baroque parish church of the Immaculate Conception rising over the town, you reach Ratzenhofen. Here you definitely need to call in at the beautiful beer garden for a welcome refreshment. The route then continues through the Abens Valley back to the starting point in Mainburg.

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Update: November 18, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
491 m
Lowest point
392 m
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Rest Stop

Elsendorfer Hof
Gasthaus Forster
Schlossgarten Ratzenhofen
Espert-Klause & Bar

Start

Mainburg, Abensberger Straße (417 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.643895, 11.787201
DMS
48°38'38.0"N 11°47'13.9"E
UTM
32U 705302 5391620
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Destination

Mainburg, Abensberger Straße

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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Coordinates

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48.643895, 11.787201
DMS
48°38'38.0"N 11°47'13.9"E
UTM
32U 705302 5391620
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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

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

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Günter Schewe
June 19, 2019 · Community
Eine wunderschöne entspannte Rdltour! Leider hatte der Biergarten in Ratzenhofen geschlossen.
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When did you do this route? June 18, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
29.1 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
229 m
Descent
219 m
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