Experience the active sports available in your leisure time in our region. There is nothing more appealing than exploiting the many things our countryside has to offer. And there is something for everyone here. On a bike you can enjoy a sporty ride on an extensive and well-developed network of cycle paths through the region. Joggers, Nordic Walkers and runners already have the specially marked circuits at their disposal. Whether you explore the lakes of the Upper Palatinate Lake District or go around a summit in the Schönseer Land, the fun of sport is always with you.
But the wide range of activities extends much further. Whether you opt for golf on one of the many courses in the region or take a kart on the race track, while families love the lake district and the amusement parks, almost every wish is catered for. And even for the tough iron men, there is also a triathlon in Steinberg am See.
The Naab Valley Cycle Path leads along the natural course of the River Naab from Luhe Wildenau to Regensburg. What is striking is the large number of castles towering over the river: the restored Wernberg Castle, Lengenfeld Castle, the castle ruin of Kallmünz and, among others in the lake district, Schwarzenfeld Castle.
A secret tip for all nature lovers is the idyllic Schwarzach Valley Cycle Path. It runs from Wölsendorf via small Upper Palatinate villages to Neunburg vorm Wald and on via Rötz as far as Kritzenast, where the cycle path splits: in an easterly direction it carries on to Waldmünchen and in a northerly direction the cycle path leads on to the Friedrichshäng border crossing. The roughly 35 km long loop of the Schwarzach Valley Cycle Path in the Czech Republic makes a good combination.
The Regen-Schwarzach Valley Cycle Path runs on a slight incline between the palsgrave town of Neunburg vorm Wald and Bodenwöhr along a former railway line. In Bodenwöhr it runs along the Hammersee lake to Bruck i. d. OPf. and finally along the River Regen to Nittenau. In the local restaurants, you can enjoy typical fish dishes prepared from the abundant supply of fish in the Regen.
The idyllic Regen Valley Cycle Path leads via Nittenau, Roding and Cham to Miltach through an enchanting wooded landscape before reaching the final destination of Bayerisch Eisenstein. On well-developed cycle paths and side roads with very little traffic, the route continues to the "magical castle triangle": numerous legends surround the haunted castle of Stockenfels, Hof am Regen Castle, Stefling Castle and Nittenau.
Experience all the diversity of the Upper Palatinate Lake District: Covering almost 150 km, the Upper Palatinate Lake District Cycle Path is the longest circular path in the Upper Palatinate Forest. On this circular path you can explore the magnificent countryside and the idyllic towns and villages in the region in individual daily stages or on a round trip over several days. You can start at any place within the lake district and the route will take you to the most important sights and the most attractive locations.
The Four Lakes Path takes walkers and cyclists past Knappensee, Steinberger See, Murner See and Brückelsee lakes. The 32 km path begins at the town hall in Wackersdorf and runs via the museum educational trail and Kalvarienberg, on via Knappensee lake, past the waterskiing facility, around Steinberger See lake and along the geological nature trail. Along the way there are plenty of places to stop for a snack. You will cross six other signed circular paths and you can switch to them and shorten your route at any time.
If you have a keen interest in motorsport, the ProKart Raceland Wackersdorf offers you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of your idols. With an indoor track that is 610 m long and an outdoor track with a length of 1275 m, it is one of the longest karting tracks in Germany. The 6.5 hp karts available to hire, state-of-the-art track control systems and numerous special effects ensure maximum fun is had by all. Children aged 6 years and above are given special children's karts. The very quick outdoor track with a width of 9-12 metres offers safe driving thanks to large run-off areas.
The facilities offered by our equestrian businesses cater for any requirement that keen riders may have. With almost 200 horses in total, horseback safaris, foxhunting, coach and horse-drawn wagon trips, dressage and show-jumping tournaments as well as special courses for riding badges are all possible. Neunburg vorm Wald – which was declared to be a "horse-friendly community" in 2006 – and other communities in the Upper Palatinate Lake District have an excellent range of facilities to offer.
The pony farm in Steinberg is a little play paradise for children and great fun for the whole family. Discover lots of free places to play such as the gondola slide, various carousels, the creepy walkway, the tunnel slide, swings, a hamster wheel and lots more. At family-friendly prices you can also try pony trekking (with a guide), being pulled in a barrel by a pony, a ride in a fire truck pulled by a pony, a ship swing, a ride in a gondola and the mini Ferris wheel.
The Upper Palatinate Forest Golf Club is one of the most interesting and diverse golf facilities in the region. The well-kept and challenging 18-hole golf course is set amid stunning countryside with a panoramic view across the Upper Palatinate Lake District. One legendary feature is the 14th hole, which is also known as the "forest hole" and for which there are even separate (safety) rules. Only a precise tee shot onto the fairway located 50 metres away steeply downhill will prevent certain calamity on the "14th".