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Time Out eBike experience: Stromtreter Altmühl Danube Tour

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  • Altstadt Kelheim
    / Altstadt Kelheim
    Photo: Florian Best, Andreas Hub
  • / Burg Prunn im Altmühltal
    Photo: Florian Best, Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Kloster Weltenburg
    Photo: Florian Best, Anton Mirwald
  • / Radeln auf der Stromtreter-Altmühl-Donau-Tour
    Video: BayernsHerzstueck
  • / Auf dem Altmühltal-Radweg
    Photo: Florian Best, Anton Mirwald
  • / Jurafelsen im Altmühltal
    Photo: Florian Best, Anton Mirwald
  • / Schloss Rosenburg mit Falknerei in Riedenburg
    Photo: Florian Best, Hajo Dietz
  • / Seilfähre in Eining
    Photo: Florian Best, Anton Mirwald
  • / Kastell Abusina bei Eining
    Photo: Florian Best, Tourismusverband im Landkreis Kelheim e.V.
  • / Fahrradmitnahme bei der Pesonenschifffahrt
    Photo: Florian Best, Anton Mirwald
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This 50 km circular tour takes you through the Altmühl Valley and along the Danube, passing places steeped in history like Prunn Castle or Weltenburg Abbey.
moderate
Distance 50.6 km
4:23 h
336 m
336 m

You start your one-day tour of approximately 50 km in the Wittelsbach town of Kelheim, which is also worth a day trip with its archaeology museum, organ museum and Liberation Hall. The route runs along the Main-Danube Canal. A few kilometres after the Gronsdorf Lock comes your first opportunity for a special detour: in the Schulerloch stalactite cave not only is it cooler (the temperature in the cave is a constant 9°C) but an impressive journey through time in the form of a cave projection also awaits you.

On your cycle tour you will pass historic places like Essing or Prunn in the picturesque setting of the Altmühl Valley with its sheer rocky sides. It’s also worth making the energetic detour to the ruined Randeck Castle or Prunn Castle, both towering above the Altmühl Valley.

Shortly afterwards you reach the pearl of the Altmühl Valley, Riedenburg. As well as the many culinary delights on offer, the falconry on Rosenburg, the Crystal Museum and the Klingendes Museum devoted to radio and communication await your visit.

After a short stopover in Riedenburg you follow the Schambach Valley railway line cycle path towards Buch. You and your eBike now face an ascent of no less than 120 metres before you can take a well-earned break in Echendorf with its interesting farm museum. The route then carries on through the extensive and shady Hienheimer Forest. Shortly before you hit the Danube again, you will cross the Limes. After crossing over via the cable ferry (note ferry times or phone 0151-23313996 for details) you can treat yourself to a break at the beer garden. A side trip to Abusina Roman fort is not to be missed.

You go on via Staubing to Weltenburg with its world-famous abbey, situated at the entrance to the Weltenburger Enge nature reserve. After a visit to the Asam church and the abbey brewery, you have a choice: you can either climb Weltenburger Berg hill on the Danube cycle path, or relax and enjoy the last stage on board one of the passenger boats and see the fascinating and impressive rock formations of the Danube Gap before returning to Kelheim.

Author’s recommendation

Especially if you are travelling with children, it’s worth visiting the Crystal Museum in Riedenburg, which has a minigolf course and seats made out of rustic barrels.
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Update: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
478 m
Lowest point
340 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Ritterschänke Burg Randeck
Fasslwirtschaft
Klosterschenke Weltenburg
Landhotel Schneider
Felsenwastlwirt
Gasthof Ehrl
Schneider Hotel & Brauereigasthof
Cafe am Donautor
Fuchsgarten
Biergarten "An der Fähre"
Weisses Bräuhaus Kelheim
Waltl-Hof
Hotel-Gasthof zur Krone

Tips and hints

Highlights entlang der Route

- Tropfsteinhöhle Schulerloch

- Burg Prunn

- Riedenburg mit Falkenhof Schloss Rosenburg und Kristallmuseum

- Bauernhofmuseum in Eschendorf

- Römisches Kastell in Eining

- Kloster Weltenburg

- Donaudurchbruch mit Schifffahrt

 

Öffentliche E-Bike-Ladesäulen:

- Bike-Energy Ladesäulen in Kelheim (gegenüber Tourist-Info) und Riedenburg (Tourist-Info im alten Rathaus). Adapter können jeweils in der Tourist-Info ausgeliehen werden.

 

Stromtreter-Ladepunkte entlang der Route:

- Kelheim

- Altessing

- Essing

- Prunn

- Riedenburg

- Buch

- Weltenburg

Start

Kelheim, Ludwigsplatz (342 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.920231, 11.873058
DMS
48°55'12.8"N 11°52'23.0"E
UTM
32U 710466 5422567
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Destination

Kelheim, Ludwigsplatz

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

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

The starting point of the tour in Kelheim is easily reached in about 6 km from the railway station (Saal) on the Regensburg-Ingolstadt line. Timetable information is available from Bayern Fahrplan. The Danube is crossed by cable ferry in Eining. This operates daily during the season except on Mondays. For times please contact the ferryman on 0151-23313996.  Alternatively, both the section from Kelheim to Riedenburg and the section from Weltenburg to Kelheim can be completed by boat. Timetable information is available here.

Parking

There are several large car parks in Kelheim. For more information go to en.kelheim.de/anreise/

Coordinates

DD
48.920231, 11.873058
DMS
48°55'12.8"N 11°52'23.0"E
UTM
32U 710466 5422567
w3w 
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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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Marla Ballard
August 15, 2021 · Community
Tolle Tour!
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2021
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Steffen Eichfuss
August 20, 2020 · Community
Tolle Tour. Abfahrt von Weltenburg nach Kelheim ist sehr steil. Ansonsten tolle Strecke in schöner Natur.
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When did you do this route? August 20, 2020
A. Brinkmann
August 27, 2019 · Community
sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten
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When did you do this route? August 27, 2019
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moderate
Distance
50.6 km
Duration
4:23 h
Ascent
336 m
Descent
336 m
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