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The Blaue Land – cycling in Upper Bavaria

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The Blaue Land – cycling in Upper Bavaria

Bike Touring Collection by Das Blaue Land

6

Tours

21:12 h

189 mi

7,900 ft

Located just 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Munich at the foot of the Zugspitze peak, lies the wonderful Blaue Land region. Around the market town of Murnau am Staffelsee, you discover moors, lakes and rolling hills with a view over beautiful mountain peaks the whole way. The beautiful landscapes are ideal for cycling on both a touring bike or an e-bike. The idyllic Bavarian alpine foothills and their diverse scenery will inspire you just as they inspired the Blaue Reiter art movement and creatives such as Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc in the past.

We have put together six beautiful circular Tours for you. Each ride starts and finishes at the station in Murnau am Staffelsee so you can easily arrive by train. From a comfortable 31-kilometre (19 mi) loop to an ambitious 82-kilometre (51 mi) adventure, there’s something for everyone. Aside from the occasional mountain and elevation gain to contend with, the gentle and well-maintained paths lead over low hills and through gentle foothills.

You cycle through pure nature in the Murnauer Moos, one of the largest contiguous marshland areas in Central Europe, and follow cultural routes that explore the homes and locations of the Blaue Reiter movement. The routes take you to the Glentleiten Open Air Museum, with over 60 historic buildings, as well as Schwaiganger Stud Farm. You explore the enchanting picture-book villages of the Blaue Land, enjoy magnificent panoramas and visit rustic inns, where friendly innkeepers serve delicious refreshments.

Curious? Then let's go – it’s time to discover this enchanting region.

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    Radtour durch das Murnauer Moos – Das Blaue Land

    Intermediate
    02:16
    20.7 mi
    9.2 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The round trip around the Murnauer Moos is a good 33 kilometers long, technically easy and very, very attractive. Always with a view of the Wetterstein massif, the Ammergau Alps and the Ester Mountains, you cycle around the largest, contiguous moor area in Central Europe. About a tenth of the area's

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    19.9 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A journey through time into the rural and cultural past of the region and a short, challenging mountain classification await you on this almost 32-kilometer round tour.

    You start at the train station in Murnau and first drive to the center of the village. You can enjoy the beautiful Obermarkt best if

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    28.1 mi
    8.4 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    During this 45-kilometer tour you roll through one of the most beautiful panoramas in southern Bavaria. In addition to the enchanting Blue Land, you will also discover the Ammergau Alps Nature Park with the Ice Age moorland, the charming foothills of the Alps and the historic buildings.

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  • Difficult
    05:45
    51.2 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For the 82-kilometer round tour through the entire Zugspitz region, you need a bit of stamina and an appetite for a few smaller mountain ratings. You will be rewarded with fantastic views, delightful picture-book villages, long passages for enjoyable gliding and many rustic refreshment stops.

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  • Difficult
    04:29
    40.5 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This very beautiful, around 65 kilometers long round tour with a few climbs leads you to the museums and places of work of the editorial group “Der Blaue Reiter”. Some of the group around Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc had lived temporarily in Murnau and the surrounding area at the beginning of the

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  • Difficult
    03:09
    29.0 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This wonderful and technically easy round through idyllic villages, enchanting foothills of the Alps, along secluded lakes and always with wonderful views of the great panorama, is about 47 kilometers long and gives you plenty of time to linger in charming places, stop here and there or yourself to be

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    189 mi
  • Duration
    21:12 h
  • Elevation
    7,900 ft

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