Cycling tour

Experiencing energy: from power plants to places of power

  • Starting point fairground
  • Location Trostberg
  • distance 43.0 kilometres
  • duration 02:45 hours
  • maximum altitude 561 meters
  • minimum altitude 456 meters
  • altitude difference 352 ascending
  • altitude difference 352 descending
intermediate difficulty

Tour description:

Altenmarkt - Trostberg - Tacherting - Wiesmühl - Engelsberg - Urthal - Emertsham - Kienberg - Rabenden - Berg - Altenmarkt

In addition to many waterfalls and five hydroelectric power plants, the starting point in Altenmarkt ad Alz scores points in summer with the wonderful lawn in Laufenau . If you drive a little further south, you can experience one of the last river ferries in Bavaria live. The Alz ferry takes you from Garsch to Gasthaus Roiter and is truly something special. But the energy tour itself leads from the start, a parking lot just outside, deep into the meadows of Alz and Traun.

The tour continues quickly to Trostberg, where you first pass a power plant of the Alzwerke before you branch off directly into the old town. Then it's time to pedal directly on the Alz. Through the quiet and contemplative floodplain landscape, we continue to Wiesmühl. Here you will find the environmental garden with an exciting underwater observation station, biotopes and nature experience rooms.

After Engelsberg it goes over wide fields, forest roads and through typical Bavarian landscape to probably the most rustic stop of the entire tour: the Fischkare with its famous plug fish. After Reicherting and Mauer near Thurmbau, the cyclist almost takes his breath away because of the incomparable view of the Alps . From Kienberg we continue in the direction of Rabenden, where a valuable carved altar adorns the interior of the Gothic church of St. James . A high-energy place of power must not be missing on the energy tour: The Church of St. Wolfgang , inside which a mysterious "slipstone" can be found. A wonderful view with a rest bench and summit panorama map awaits the cyclist on the further journey above Altenmarkt.

A slope leads downhill through the village of Dorfen. When you get to the main road, you can take the turnoff to the popular sunbathing area in Laufau or follow the energy tour over two Alz bridges to the starting point.

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