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Time Out Bicycle Experience: Towers Tour

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  • Radeln auf der Turm-Tour rund um Abensberg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    / Radeln auf der Turm-Tour rund um Abensberg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V., Fotograf = Anton Mirwald
  • / Kuchlbauer Turm in Abensberg
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Wallfahrtskirche Mariä Himmelfahrt in Allersberg bei Abensberg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Morgendämmerung bei der ehemaligen Klosterkirche in Biburg im Hopfenland Hallertau
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V., Fotograf = www.flymovies.de
  • / Kirche St. Nikolaus in Siegenburg. auch Dom der Hallertau genannt
    Photo: Markt Siegenburg
  • / Markierung Turm-Tour
    Photo: Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
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The Kuchlbauer Tower, built to plans drawn up by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the town of Abensberg’s most famous landmark, and a number of church towers line this hilly circular bicycle tour through the Hallertau, passing through Bad Gögging, Siegenburg and Abensberg.
moderate
Distance 39.1 km
2:42 h
105 m
103 m

The Towers Tour starts in the spa town of Bad Gögging and takes you first of all towards Neustadt an der Donau. In Neustadt the town’s parish church of St Laurentius and St Anne’s Chapel form an impressive ensemble. At the edge of the town is the start of the cycle path that takes you first to Mühlhausen.

On hot summer days the route through the shady expanse of the Dürnbucher Forest is a real boon. After Mühlhausen the tour can be shortened by following the signs for Siegenburg. Otherwise, enjoy the peace of the forest and listen to the sounds of the woodland creatures as you head for the Abens Valley. Shortly after crossing the Abens, follow the tour northwards to Siegenburg.

Because of its size, the neo-baroque parish church of St Nikolaus is sometimes called the Cathedral of Hallertau. It stands on a hill above the town. You can make a stop in Siegenburg before continuing along short stretches of the Siegbach and the Abens rivers towards Biburg.

You should schedule a break in Biburg to see the unusual Chapel of the Redeemer by the artist Angerer the Elder and the abbey church of the former Biburg Abbey, whose plain, Romanesque architecture creates a special atmosphere. In the beer garden adjoining the abbey you can enjoy a refreshment and with a bit of luck you may see a stork flying through the Abens Valley.

Leaving Biburg behind, the route then continues through Rappersdorf and past Appersdorf’s pilgrimage church to Abensberg. Here you will cross the Gillamoos Meadow, site of the annual Gillamoos Fair, one of Bavaria’s most popular traditional festivals, held on the first weekend of September each year. Passing the Herzogskasten, home to the municipal museum and the Tourist Information Office, and through the historic town centre the route carries on to the Kuchlbauer Brewery and its famous and impressive Kuchlbauer Tower, built to plans by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, which can be visited on a guided tour.

Why not make time for the guided tour and a stop-off before leaving the town and heading towards Sandharlanden. The route passes a number of the area’s asparagus fields and strawberry fields before taking you back to the starting point in Bad Gögging.

Author’s recommendation

Allow yourself a bit more time to visit the various towers along the route.

At the end, cyclists can reward themselves with a visit to the Limes baths at Bad Gögging.

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Update: January 24, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
451 m
Lowest point
348 m
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Rest Stop

Brauerei Kuchlbauer mit Kuchlbauer Turm
Waltl-Hof
Gasthof Jungbräu
Gasthof Eisvogel
Gasthaus Forster
Aunkofener Stub'n - Wirtshaus beim Lauberger

Safety information

Kuchlbauer's World of Beer

Limes baths

Tips and hints

Kuchlbauer's World of Beer

Limes baths

Start

Tourist-Information in Bad Gögging (351 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.822115, 11.782010
DMS
48°49'19.6"N 11°46'55.2"E
UTM
32U 704196 5411414
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Destination

Tourist-Information in Bad Gögging

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
48.822115, 11.782010
DMS
48°49'19.6"N 11°46'55.2"E
UTM
32U 704196 5411414
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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
39.1 km
Duration
2:42 h
Ascent
105 m
Descent
103 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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