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A mountain bike adventure through Bavaria’s finest nature – Trans Bayerwald

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A mountain bike adventure through Bavaria’s finest nature – Trans Bayerwald

Mountain Biking Collection by Trans Bayerwald

14

Tours

68:22 h

475 mi

52,575 ft

As challenging as a Transalp and just as eventful, the Trans Bayerwald is a mountain bike adventure that takes you from Furth im Wald to Passau in southeast Germany and back again. Following two 7-day routes, you ride 350 kilometres (217 miles) in each direction through the most beautiful areas of the Bavarian Forest, or ‘Little Canada’, as it likes to be called. Mountain bike hotspots such as the MTB Zone Bikepark Geißkopf and Sankt Englmar are, of course, included en route, as well as the wondrous nature of the Bavarian Forest National Park and the Hohe Bogen mountain ridge.

You can already order a free starter pack for your Trans Bavarian Forest mountain bike adventure which includes lots of information about the route, a stage booklet and travel diary. On the last page of the travel diary, you can collect stamps from your host, in shops or from tourist information centres at the end of each stage. Send a photo of your stamped passport to info@trans-bayerwald.de and you’ll be listed as a finisher. You’ll also be entered into a prize draw when you send in your stamp card.

So what are you waiting for? Let's head to the Bavarian Forest!

This project is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Link (in German): bayerischer-wald.de/service/kontakt-presse/entwicklung-einer-mtb-runde-im-bayerischen-wald-trans-bayerwald

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Natur und Mountainbike-Abenteuer auf der Trans Bayerwald

468 mi

52,675 ft

52,750 ft

Last updated: December 8, 2021

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  • Difficult
    04:35
    32.7 mi
    7.1 mph
    3,375 ft
    3,200 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The first stage of the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald will make you sweat. The first ten kilometers lead up to the Gibach massif with great views of Cerchov and Hohenbogen. At Reiseck, the highest point of the stage, you can admire the glass summit cross.

    

    After that, the tour becomes more comfortable

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  • Difficult
    03:31
    23.7 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,650 ft
    2,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The second stage on the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald runs slightly uphill and downhill through the beautiful natural and cultural landscape. The first milestone is the Schwarzwihrberg with its natural forest reserve, which is also home to the Schwarzenburg castle ruins and the Schwarzwihrbergh

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  • Difficult
    04:39
    34.6 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,475 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Abbeys and monasteries, castle ruins and untouched nature - the third stage of the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald lets you clearly feel the charm of this traditional region. And it also lets you pedal hard! The ruins on Schwärzenberg, the monastery towns of Walderbach and Reichenbach and the ruined

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  • Difficult
    04:22
    28.6 mi
    6.6 mph
    4,175 ft
    3,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Steep climbs, narrow trails and great views: this is the fourth stage of the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald. In addition to great vantage points and a lot of driving fun, the tour also includes picturesque chapels and churches that make the roots of the region tangible. Once you have arrived in

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  • Difficult
    06:59
    41.8 mi
    6.0 mph
    6,550 ft
    7,275 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The fifth stage of the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald guarantees a lot of variety, physical challenge and great trails. First, the tour takes you comfortably to the Hirschenstein, which promises a great view. From here it goes over some beautiful trails down to Bernried. The route then runs uphill

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  • Difficult
    05:55
    42.0 mi
    7.1 mph
    4,675 ft
    5,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The sixth stage on the southern route of the Trans Bayerwald has it all again. From Bischofsmais, the route leads past the Ruselabsatz and down into the Lallinger Tal, where the picturesque village of Sicking invites you to have a bite to eat before you head back to the Brotjacklriegel. If you have enough

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    25.4 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,700 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The seventh stage is the ideal end to the challenging southern route of the Trans Bayerwald. Mostly comfortably, the tour takes you through the Passauer Land, past Ruderting and Tiefenbach into "Venice Bavaria", as the three-river city of Passau is also called. The historic old town and the southern

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    30.6 mi
    7.9 mph
    2,600 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the northern route of the Trans Bayerwald is characterized by forest paths along small rivers and cultural monuments.

    

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  • Difficult
    04:34
    33.7 mi
    7.4 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Varied paths and wonderful views await you on the second stage of the Trans Bayerwald-Nordroute! One of the highlights is a detour to the Friedrichsberg near Thalberg or to the Oberfrauenwald, where you will be rewarded with a wonderful all-round view from the observation tower.

    

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  • Difficult
    06:36
    38.5 mi
    5.8 mph
    5,600 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The third stage of the northern route of the Trans Bayerwald attracts with great panoramas and literal "border experience". After the demanding climb to the Dreisessel, a fabulous view over the three-country region of Bavaria-Bohemia-Austria awaits you. After a short distance along the border, we continue

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  • Difficult
    04:58
    36.5 mi
    7.3 mph
    3,175 ft
    4,050 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Pure nature and culture - the fourth stage of the northern route of the Trans Bayerwald has it all. From Mitterfirmiansreut you first go to Finsterau, where you can visit the open-air museum where you can visit original historic properties, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    

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  • Difficult
    04:29
    30.8 mi
    6.9 mph
    3,400 ft
    3,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The fifth stage of the northern route of the Trans Bayerwald runs from Spiegelau first along the national park to Frauenau and on to the drinking water dam - a large drinking water reservoir that is fed directly by the national park streams. At Buchenau it goes straight back into the national park forests

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  • Difficult
    06:58
    47.5 mi
    6.8 mph
    5,450 ft
    5,925 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The sixth stage of the northern route of the Trans Bayerwald takes you first to the historic Trifterklause Schwellhäusl inn with a wonderful beer garden in the middle of the forest and then out of the national park and to the Großer Arber. The ascent to the "King of the Bavarian Forest", at 1,456 meters

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    28.8 mi
    7.3 mph
    2,950 ft
    3,450 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The seventh stage of the Trans Bayerwald-Nordroute will make you sweat again right at the beginning. First it goes steeply uphill in the direction of the Großer Osser, then follows an up and down through forests, past the Hohenbogen, the famous pilgrimage site of Neukirchen at the Holy Blood and through

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    475 mi
  • Duration
    68:22 h
  • Elevation
    52,575 ft

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