Kreisstadt Mühldorf a. Inn

Cycling the Mühldorfer Radlstern in Bavaria – endless new experiences

Mühldorf am Inn

Cycling the Mühldorfer Radlstern in Bavaria – endless new experiences

Bike Touring Collection by Kreisstadt Mühldorf a. Inn

The historic town of Mühldorf am Inn, the capital of Mühldorf district, is well worth a visit. Colourful facades painted in the Inn-Salzach style hug one of the most beautiful town squares in Germany. The romantic arcades and lively street cafés ooze southern flair. Located in the heart of Upper Bavaria in southern Germany, Mühldorf is well connected to many other charming cities. You can hop on a Southeast Bavarian Railway train or cycle on the well-developed bike paths instead.

Mühldorf is an excellent choice for your next cycling holiday. The seven bike Tours in this Collection lead out of Mühldorf in a star shape. Depending on how you feel, you can easily ride the routes individually, in reverse, or combine them. You can stay flexible as you are never far from a train to take you back to the city.

To the northwest, you visit the Landshut on the Isar River and to the northeast, you pass through the Rottal valley to the three-river city of Passau. To the east, you cycle to the towns of Branau or Burghausen and in the southeast, you cycle along the Salzach River to the Mozart city of Salzburg. Following the Alz and Traun rivers south brings you to the town of Traunstein whilst the Inn River brings you to Rosenheim in the southwest. Finally, you can follow paths west to Erding and Munich, the state capital of Bavaria.

With baroque town squares, magnificent churches, fascinating history, wild floodplain landscapes, rolling hills, refreshing swimming lakes and much more, the Tours are incredibly varied. If the routes are a little too long for your fitness level, you can also ride an e-bike. You can rent an e-bike from Hotel Mühldorf as your steed for your Tour. Alternatively, you have the option of catching a train on several occasions along each route. This allows you to shorten the stage or skip a section. You can even take your bike free of charge on the Southeast Bavarian Railway trains.

As a special treat, there are lots of special offers for cyclists to be found in Mühldorf. In addition to a repair station and many bike rental shops, some hotels are geared towards guests exploring the Mühldorfer Radelstern. They offer special deals for multiple night stays and some offer packed lunches, a laundry service, and bike tools. All you have to do is come to Mühldorf, warm up your calves and enjoy the bike Tours.

Do you want to start planning already? Then browse through the Tours in this Collection or order the appropriate map.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    07:00
    68.9 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At 111 kilometers, the stage from Mühldorf to Munich is quite long, but extremely varied. If you want to give yourself more time for the many highlights along the route, you can complete the tour with an overnight stay in two days or get on the train along the way.You drive in Isental via Ampfing and Schwindegg to Dorfen. You repeatedly overcome small inclines and drive through idyllic villages. After almost 70 kilometers you will reach the pretty town of Erding. Here it makes sense to share the tour. Or you can take a long break in the old town. Many nice restaurants and cafes in front of a wonderful backdrop full of colorful houses invite you to relax.Around Moosinning you drive along some ponds, where you can cool off or on the banks of which you can enjoy your snack. From Ismaning you drive along the Isar and follow the extensive green areas of the English Garden right into the heart of Munich.

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    Difficult
    04:22
    44.1 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Pretty villages with brightly painted house facades, small hills in between and lonely spots in nature. This is a good way of summarizing the stage to Landshut. You leave Mühldorf in the north and drive through small hamlets. Some have small chapels, some have impressive churches.After the first few hills you can take a coffee break in the cozy town of Neumarkt-Sankt Veit. We continue over fields and a few small forest sections that loosen up the landscape. You make a short detour to Vilsbiburg. The entrance to the town through the Vilsauen is a highlight in itself. In the center you can choose between different options for a stop. If you are looking for a place of rest, you will find it in the Cyclists Church. There is also mineral water, toilets and air pumps.From Geisenhausen you follow a piece of the small Vils before you tackle the last, not too difficult climb. The last few kilometers you roll down to Landshut, your stage destination. Before you take the train back to Mühldorf, you can take a look at the pretty old town, cool off in the city pool or - an absolute highlight - stroll up to the castle and enjoy the view.

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  • Difficult
    08:42
    81.9 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The stage from Mühldorf to the three-river city of Passau does not take you along the Inn, but along the lesser-known Rott. In this way you will discover very special corners that remain hidden from you on the Inn Cycle Path. Let's go from Mühldorf north to Neumarkt-Sankt Veit. You can treat yourself to a coffee break in the tranquil town.Then it goes uphill again, but then that's it with the long gradients for the remaining 100 kilometers to Passau. By the way, if you don't want to do the stage at once, you can spend the night in several places in between or take the train for a while.You follow the Rott, sometimes directly on the countless river bends, sometimes a little further away. Between Eggenfelden and Pfarrkirchen - both cities worth seeing with many places to stop for a break - there is a particularly beautiful natural highlight, the Rottauensee.Shortly before Neuhaus, the Rott flows into the Inn. Here you should make a detour to the Austrian side to Schärding. The town square there is a prime example of the Inn-Salzach construction method, as the colorful, late-baroque house facades are called. You will also find many cafés and restaurants with Innviertel specialties there.Then follows the last bit along the Inn. You drive through a wonderful river landscape in the Neuburg Forest. Where the Inn and Ilz flow into the Danube, this stage is over and you can enjoy the unique view.

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    Intermediate
    03:53
    32.4 mi
    8.3 mph
    450 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this stage you follow the Inn to the Austrian border between Simbach and Braunau. After a few small climbs - the only ones on the tour - you reach the Inn Canal and shortly afterwards you can see how it merges with the Inn again.The next almost 30 kilometers you drive along the banks of the Inn through beautiful nature. Alluvial landscapes, oxbow lakes and small lakes loosen up the loops of the mighty Inn. The Peracher bathing lake is particularly beautiful and cools off along the way.A special highlight of the tour is in Marktl, because this is where the former Pope Benedict XVI was born. A meeting place has been set up in the house where he was born and in the café opposite you can take a little break for your calves.An enchanting natural paradise lies where the Salzach and Inn flow together. In the bird sanctuary between the two rivers, birds can breed well-protected and cyclists interested in ornithology can observe them with binoculars.You can take the next bathing break in the forest lake past other natural spots. Then you drive to Simbach and cross the Inn. Then you arrived in Braunau. The town square was built in the typical Inn-Salzach style with the colorful house facades.

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    Intermediate
    02:25
    22.7 mi
    9.4 mph
    650 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour begins the same as the stage to Braunau with a very nice ride on the Inn and its meadow landscapes. At the height of Neuötting you cross the river and drive first through Neuötting, then through Altötting. Both cities are charming and invite you to take a coffee break.In Altötting you cross the church square with its unique ensemble of places of worship. Believers have been making pilgrimages to this special place of pilgrimage for over 1250 years. The Öttinger Forest begins shortly after Altötting. A beautiful, mostly dead straight route leads you through the forest.A few small climbs and descents later you have arrived at your destination Burghausen. The Salzach flowing here forms the border with Austria. The town with its pretty old town and the former Salzach loop, today's Wöhrsee, is known above all for the longest castle complex in the world. So before you take the train back to Mühldorf, you should take your time to discover the treasures of Burghausen.

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    Difficult
    05:39
    57.3 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage takes you south-east to the Salzach and the Mozart city of Salzburg. This stage is so long that you can divide it up and ride it in two days. At the beginning of the hilly route you cross the Inn and drive over fields, through forests and again and again through pretty villages to Tittmoning.Shortly before you reach the city on the border with Austria, you pass the Leitgeringer See, a pretty swimming lake. The huge castle, which houses some interesting museums, towers high above Tittmoning. Then you whiz down into the city and then drive flat along the Salzach for several kilometers.In Laufen an der Salzach, it is worth taking a detour through the old town and across the Salzach to Oberndorf. There is the chapel in which the world famous song "Silent Night" was performed.The stage ends in Salzburg. The route takes you directly to the train station, from where you can take the train back to Mühldorf. For a detour to the old town with a view of Hohensalzburg Castle, you should definitely plan some time.

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    Difficult
    03:55
    36.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,650 ft
    950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the way to Traunstein, wonderful river landscapes, pretty towns and one or two surprises await you. First of all: If you shy away from the 450 meters in altitude, you can also turn the tour around and start from Traunstein slightly downhill most of the time.From Mühldorf you start south over wide fields. Here and there is an idyllic farm on your way. After a beautiful piece of forest near Garching you reach the Alz. The river meanders romantically through the landscape.If you come to a town in the Alz that looks more like a single, huge art gallery, then you have arrived in Trostberg. The art mile in Trostberg is the largest exhibition of contemporary art in southeast Bavaria.Shortly afterwards you drive to Altenmarkt. The city has a monastery worth seeing, for which the few meters in altitude are also worthwhile. Then you change the river and drive along the Traun to Traunstein. After the tour, you can treat yourself to a hearty snack in one of the many breweries on the lively town square.

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    Difficult
    05:47
    51.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    2,100 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour from Mühldorf to Rosenheim is a hilly affair, at the same time one of the most varied and exciting stages of the Inn Cycle Path in Germany. You leave Mühldorf and follow the Inn upstream. It goes up and down again and again, because the Inn Valley is sometimes so narrow that there is not even space for a bike path.Wasserburg is a real pearl on the Inn. From above there is a wonderful view of the old town, which is almost completely surrounded by the Inn. After enjoying the panorama, you whiz down to Wasserburg, where you should take a little time for the pretty streets in the center.In Griesstätt the valley becomes wider and you drive along the river without inclines. Your calves will only be used again for the detour to Rott am Inn, because the monastery church with the impressive rococo decor is slightly elevated.The last 20 kilometers lead you through beautiful floodplain landscapes. A bathing lake invites you to relax again and again. Finally you will reach Rosenheim, the city with the Italian flair. Many beautiful parks and countless cafes and restaurants invite you to a nice end to the tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    395 mi
  • Duration
    41:42 h
  • Elevation
    12,700 ft

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