On the WasserRadlWeg through Upper Bavaria

Bike Touring Collection by
Oberbayern

Explore the diversity of Upper Bavaria whilst traveling alongside the serene sight of flowing water: That's what the WasserRadlWegen Oberbayern lets you do. A continually signposted, high-quality long-distance cycle path, the WasserRadWegen Oberbayern leads you through some of the most interesting places and landscapes in Upper Bavaria over a total of 745 miles (1,200 kilometers), while you stick to the water between the Alps and the Danube.

You can divide the varied cycle route into a total of three main loops, all of which begin in Munich. In addition to water as the connecting element, they are each based on a specific theme: the Nordschleife is dedicated to the theme of hops and beer, on the Südostschleife salt accompanies you in all its facets, and on a ride on the Südwestschleife, art and culture are the focus. But not only the main rides are worthwhile: along the five cross-connections within the Tours, you will also discover many theme-related Highlights and, of course, water in all its forms.

In this Collection, we show you the three main rides of the WasserRadlWeg and the five cross-links with which you can put together your very own individual bike Tours on the WasserRadlWeg. Thanks to the exciting themes that accompany you on the way, the beautiful route guidance and the numerous accommodation and refreshment options, you can look forward to an unforgettable cycling experience throughout Upper Bavaria on your bike.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    18:21
    169 mi
    9.2 mph
    3,800 ft
    3,800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Between Ingolstadt and Munich, Schrobenhausen and Freising, the approximately 260 extends
    Kilometer long hop & beer route of the WasserRadlWege Oberbayern. You pass numerous water adventure points, such as Isar, Eisbach and the legendary surfer wave in Munich, the Leopoldineninsel in Neuburg on the Danube or the water sports park Wake & Groove in Geisenfeld.
    As omnipresent as the water is also the topic of hops and beer on the northern route. On the way, you will cross real institutions such as the world-famous Erdinger Weißbräu, the oldest active brewery in the world in Weihenstephan and the world's largest hop-growing region Hallertau. If you want to delve deeper into the topic, a visit to the modern German Hop Museum in Wolnzach or the impressive brewery museum in Altomünster is recommended. And if you want to taste what hops can do, the Craft Bier Brewery Urban Chestnut in Wolnzach is an absolute must. Another special tip is the picturesque Ingolstadt, where the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm anno 1516 proclaimed the Bavarian Purity Law.

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    18.5 mi
    8.2 mph
    275 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the almost 30-kilometer-long cross-connection that takes you from the Isar between Garching near Munich and Ismaning to the Amper near Günding, you have the option of the Hopfen & Bier Schleife (komoot.de/tour/57103089 ) abbreviate.Of course, you can also drive the pleasant flat route as an additional tour to the main loop to discover other highlights of the hops & beer route, such as the imposing castle Lustheim in Schleißheim, which will enchant you with its impressive ring channel or Lake Karlsfeld where you can take a leisurely break at the water.

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  • Difficult
    23:02
    211 mi
    9.2 mph
    8,325 ft
    8,325 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Lech and Tegernsee extends the Arts & Culture Round, which you can orbit at about 320 kilometers. The route is all about the Upper Bavarian lake and river landscape with Ammersee, the Caribbean Walchensee and the Isar Valley with Bad Tölz. As already suggested by the route, the cool water is never far and the many lakes and river landscapes are joined by special "water experience points", such as the Lechstufen in Landsberg, Germany's first hydropower plant in Schöngeising, the idyllic Murnauer Moos or the dramatic Partnachklamm.It is no coincidence that the Southwest Loop is all about art and culture. So
    numerous monasteries, churches and chapels along the way, including the famous Wieskirche, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site or the Abbey of St. Ottilien. Other worthwhile stopovers include the Büttenpapierfabrik Gmund am Tegernsee or the Bavaria Filmstudios near Munich.

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  • Intermediate
    02:15
    21.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    750 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With this 35-kilometer cross-link, you can abbreviate the Art & Culture loop (komoot.de/tour/57103544). From Fürstenfeldbruck it goes through colorful fields to Gauting, where you cross the Würm. Through the beautiful forest of the Forstenrieder Park you cycle comfortably on the banks of the Isar. Here in Isartal you have at Großhesselohe back to the art & culture main loop.Alternatively you can change at Gauting on the cross-link 2 (komoot.de/tour/57103708), which leads you to a picturesque chain of lakes.

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  • Difficult
    05:29
    46.5 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,775 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    If you halve the Arts & Culture loop (komoot.de/tour/57480957) once in the middle, you come on the nearly 75-kilometer long cross-link 2 to enjoy a unique chain of lakes with Staffelsee and Riegssee, the nature protected Osterseen as well as the Starnberger lake and the Würmtal. Everywhere you can enjoy wonderful moments on the water and you can take pleasant breaks in nature.But also art and culture are on this beautiful alternative route not too short: Other worthwhile stopovers are the Münter House, the castle Possenhofen with the Sisi Museum or the Buchheim Museum of the imagination on Lake Starnberg.

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  • Difficult
    27:15
    246 mi
    9.0 mph
    7,900 ft
    7,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Salzrunde of the WasserRadlWege Oberbayern is about 360 kilometers long and passes through cities that are characterized by salt mining and trading, such as Mühldorf, Altötting, Burghausen, Traunstein, Freilassing and Rosenheim. In between, numerous lakes, such as the cozy Wöhrsee, the imposing Lake Chiemsee or the scenic Simssee, refresh, while numerous cozy places on the Inn, Salzach and Co. invite you to linger. The special adventure points around the water include the Mangfallpark in Rosenheim, the nature reserve Rottauer Filz or the water world of the Adelholzener water springs.Closely linked to the topic of water and formative for this section of the route is the salt history. So you can trace the white gold here at various points in an intense, informative and entertaining way. If you like to keep on riding, you can, for example, just stay in the saddle, on the saline or Salzhandelsradweg between Burghausen, Bad Reichenhall and Rosenheim, or exchange the bike for the hiking boots and go on the long-distance hiking Salzalpensteig. You can relax on a tour on the Salzach or a visit to the Rupertus Therme and you will experience history in the Grassau Moor and Salt Museum or visit the Alte Saline in Bad Reichenhall.

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    27.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,025 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With the approximately 43 kilometers long cross-connection 1 you can abbreviate the salt loop (komoot.de/tour/57497009). From Eicherloh you cycle in a small arc near Moosach. You will pass innumerable waters, such as the reservoir lake, the Isar canal or the Ebersberg lake, where you can relax.From the observation tower Ebersberg you can enjoy a wonderful view over the wide landscape and in the Ebersberger forest you take in the tranquility of nature in you. All around this cross-connection is a shortcut that is more than just a shortcut, namely a really nice bike ride just outside Munich.

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  • Difficult
    06:25
    51.5 mi
    8.0 mph
    2,150 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    With the nearly 83-kilometer cross-link 2 you can halve the salt loop (komoot.de/tour/57497009) in the middle. You cycle from the beautiful Mühldorf am Inn to Rosenheim.You follow the Inn southwards and drive along the banks of the river for long stretches. Halfway through, you can let yourself be enchanted in Wasserburg not only by the beautiful old town, but also by the fascinating Innschleife. In Rosenheim you then have back to the main route of the salt loop.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    791 mi
  • Duration
    88:03 h
  • Elevation
    26,000 ft
On the WasserRadlWeg through Upper Bavaria
Bike Touring Collection by
Oberbayern