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Water & Art – inspiring Tours around Weilheim & Murnau

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Water & Art – inspiring Tours around Weilheim & Murnau

Mountain Biking Collection by Oberbayern

7

Tours

28:34 h

245 mi

11,750 ft

Regional art, natural lakes and impressive mossy landscapes surrounded by the dreamy mountains of Upper Bavaria – these bike Tours around the towns of Murnau and Weilheim and the Pfaffenwinkel region take you on inspiring adventures. You follow in the footsteps of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a special group of artists who worked in this region, including Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter. On these rides, you can marvel at their art in the Münter House in Murnau, for example.

The beautiful combination of water and art is the perfect reason to explore the surrounding area. With our Collection, you discover charming areas in Upper Bavaria on the Wasser-Radlwege (Water-Bike Paths) on seven spring-like day Tours. Most of the routes start and end in one of the larger towns in Upper Bavaria, such as Weilheim or Murnau. This makes it easy to travel by train and skip the stressful car journey, as there are stations in the towns.

The Tours vary in distance from 30 to 90 kilometres (18.6 to 56 miles) and have an elevation gain of between 260 to 1,000 metres (853 to 3,280 feet). All the routes are very manageable with an average to good fitness level. If the Tour is too long for you to ride in one day, you can easily add an overnight stop along the way.

Around Murnau and Weilheim, you cycle on the trail of art. The Art Loop (an Upper Bavarian Wasser-Radlweg) runs here. Murnau is especially well-known for the Blaue Reiter. Indie rock fans, on the other hand, may associate Weilheim with the band ‘The Notwist’. Maybe you could download their latest album on your phone before your bike Tour.

Refreshments and snacks are well-catered for on all of the Tours. On your day Tours, you come across great beer gardens overlooking a lake, rustic inns, beautiful lakes like the Ammersee and Staffelsee, and rivers like the Lech and the Ammer. You can expect diverse cycling in one of the most beautiful areas in Bavaria – get ready for your cycling holiday in Upper Bavaria!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:57
    27.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Are you really in the mood for pure alpine idyll? With every kilometer you cycle, do you want to experience why Upper Bavaria is one of the most beautiful regions in Germany? Then this technically simple bike tour from Murnau via Spatzenhausen and Uffing is just right for you, because you will discover so many of the special features in the Blue Land. That's what this great region is called.

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    29.4 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this easy bike tour you ride through species-rich moorland and always have a wonderful view of the Staffelsee and the Alps in the background. The Staffelsee panorama tour takes you through the Blue Land and also allows you to take a detour to the Ammergau Alps Nature Park. You start at the train station in Murnau and first drive to Seehausen am Staffelsee. A little later you will reach Uffing and the Obernacher Moos nature reserve.

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    18.6 mi
    7.9 mph
    875 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The 30 relaxed kilometers leave plenty of time for sightseeing, an idyllic rest at the Ammer and a stop at an inn. You only master the few vertical meters on …

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    47.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    925 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ammer-Amper cycle path is a wonderful multi-day tour - if you only want to be on the road for one day, this section is perfect for you. A nice …

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  • Difficult
    06:11
    57.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this tour you cycle in the footsteps of Johann Baptist Baader (1717-1780), a painter of the Rococo and Classicism. This is how the funny name of the tour comes about, because the local population knew the artist as "Lechhansl". He designed monasteries between Lech and Loisach, his main client was the Polling monastery. In any case, your calves will have a lot to do: 93 kilometers and 700 meters of altitude need to be conquered.

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  • Intermediate
    03:28
    32.4 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,325 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    52 kilometers and 410 meters in altitude: This partial stage of the König-Ludwig-Weg demands a lot from you, but is easy to master with an average fitness. At first the …

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  • Difficult
    04:46
    33.3 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,625 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Haxnbrenner instead of Haxnbrater: On this tour near Garmisch-Partenkirchen you will really work up a sweat. In the end, your speedometer shows 1,100 meters in altitude and more than 50 kilometers - but you have wonderful impressions in your luggage that you will remember for a long time. You will be accompanied by the mighty backdrop of the Wetterstein Mountains and the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain at 2,962 meters.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    245 mi
  • Duration
    28:34 h
  • Elevation
    11,750 ft

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Water & Art – inspiring Tours around Weilheim & Murnau