Magical seasons in the Altmühltal.
Spring and autumn are fabulous seasons. They stand for changes. For the transition between winter and summer and vice versa. In spring the days are getting longer. The snow is melting. The sun shines more often. The trees are getting green and the plants are starting to come into flower. It is time to dig out the walking boots. To pick the golf clubs from the cellar. To oil the bicycles. It is time for physical activity and sports. Without having to wear heavy waterproof clothing.
As time goes by quickly, autumn approaches fast. The leaves are falling from the trees. It is getting colder. Windier. The sun hides more often behind the clouds. Nevertheless, autumn is a magical period to visit the Altmühltal. To explore the local area during a walk. To push one’s limits at a high ropes course. To mount the bicycle for the last time before hibernating, pedalling on the trails of the extensive network of cycle routes in the Altmühltal.
Replenish your energy
Nordic walking is arguably one of the healthiest sports. Involving the entire musculoskeletal system, it is a suitable activity to strengthen the muscles, notably in the shoulder, back and chest. You do not need much to enjoy Nordic walking in the fascinating scenery of the “Altmühltal” Valley. Starting at the Gams Hotel, you can choose from 7 Nordic walking routes. Special walking poles are available free of charge from the reception desk. The only thing you need to head off are solid walking boots or running shoes and comfortable sportswear.
Take time out. Enjoy peacefulness. Follow your own rhythm. In the “Altmühltal” Nature Park awesome rock formations alternate with sun-kissed heathlands dotted with juniper trees, lovely valleys and extensive woodlands to be discovered during a walk. The countless well maintained and well waymarked footpaths take the walker across a marvellous natural scenery and a countryside steeped in history. Mighty fortresses, restored castles and spectacular archeologic treasures bear witness to the Celtic, Roman and Germanic period. Long-distance trails, such as the “Altmühltal Panaroma Trail” leading from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim, and numerous walking routes running in the surroundings of Beilngries enrapture the walkers.
High Ropes Course
Following the high ropes course in the “Altmühltal” Adventure Park, you can climb to dizzy heights and explore the wood from an extraordinary and exciting perspective. The high ropes trail includes an obstacle course that takes you from treetop to treetop. You are helped by ropes, cable and safety gear. There are courses of different levels of difficulty to suit both beginners and experts.
More Information: Altmühltaler Abenteuerpark
Open Air Dinosaur Museum
Catch some glimpses into what seems to be a realm of fantasy. Marvel at fascinating prehistoric specimen that overshadow everything we know today by the strangeness of their appearance and their size. Following the 1.5-kilometre long adventure trail across the Dinosaur Park, you can undertake a thrilling journey back in time through different geological periods and immerse yourself in 400 million years of evolutionary history.
More Information: Webseite des Dinosaurier-Parks.
In the “Altmühltal” Valley you can enjoy a golf round almost throughout the year. Of course, playing golf is more delightful from spring to autumn when it is warmer and the days are longer. A 9-hole golf course, set in a gently rolling countryside, with natural fairways and exciting hazards awaits you. The golf facility in Beilngries suits golfers of all personal abilities. The guests of the Gams Hotel benefit from a green fee reduction on the “Altmühlgolf Beilngries” golf course. Our receptionists will be delighted to give you advice.
Follow the countless meanders of the “Altmühl” River. Along idyllic riverbanks, past awesome rock formations and sun-kissed heathlands dotted with juniper trees. The “Altmühltal” cycle trail is an ideal route to suit cyclists of all ages and abilities. The trail, which boasts an exemplary route and profile off busy roads on level grounds, leads the cyclist past interesting sights. All along the route there are great services for cyclists: repair and servicing workshops, hire businesses and biker-friendly accommodations.
Mountain Bike Tours
The “Altmühltal” Valley is renowned far beyond the Nature Park as a destination for cycling enthusiasts. Many people imagine level trails, running through a beautiful, scenic valley. Of course, this is true. In the surroundings of Beilngries, you find a 250-kilometre network of excellent family-friendly cycleways that can be easily managed by everyone regardless of the personal abilities. This is however not all. In the local area there are endless opportunities to enjoy to the heart’s content mountain bike rides off the beaten tracks to suit both beginners and passionate mountain bikers.
Walk With Huskies At Night
Only about 15 minutes away from the Gams Hotel, you can immerse yourself in a Canadian ambience. In the near town of Dietfurt, you can find the Snow Wolf Valley Husky Ranch. The owners have made a long-cherished dream come true. Other than raising huskies, they offer unique experiences for visitors of all ages. You can, for example, join in on a walk at night in the company of huskies. After having become acquainted with the animals and received some information on the character of these dogs, you will get a few instructions regarding the gear. Afterwards, you can finally head off for the walk. The children can take the lead helped by an adult. The walk ends with a gathering around the campfire on the ranch. The participants are served snacks and drinks.