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The tour

From Pegnitz to Regensburg

The Bavarian Iron Road cycle tour offers a unique and easily navigable cycle route through Europe’s former iron centre. The region through which you cycle is also known as the “Ruhr area of the Middle Ages”. At that time, about 20 percent of all iron products came from the district of Amberg-Sulzbach. Thus, the cycle path connects the former centres of iron ore mining and smelting. You start in Pegnitz at the train station and end up at the Stone Bridge in Regensburg.

Witness bike tour Bavarian Iron Road

Unlike the mined ore, the bike path is not a heavyweight, but easy to manage. The varied, hilly Jura landscape offers ore towns like Amberg, Sulzbach-Rosenberg and Auerbach, as well as industrial monuments like the Maxhütte and the Maffeischächten. In addition, there are numerous Hammerherren castles (e.g. in Theuern) on the banks of the Vils and Naab rivers. From Amberg to Regensburg the cycle path is a real waterway along the above mentioned rivers and the Danube.

Give yourself a break

The Bavarian Iron Road cycle tour is 138 kilometres long and therefore difficult to complete in one day. Then why don’t you stop in Amberg. The historic old town with its numerous beer gardens and bars, such as the Atelier Teufelsbäck, invite you to linger. In addition, the Bett&Bike Hotel Brunner Amberg offers exclusive offers and a bicycle garage that is locked at night.