Bikes & beer — gravel rides around Munich

Mountain Biking Collection by
komoot

Warm buttered pretzels, a sugar-sweet piece of apple strudel, a hearty veal sausage and a dash of cool Wiesnbier — that's all there is here. And even though this might not sound like perfect gravel grinding territory at first glance, Munich is one of the most perfect places for you and your gravel bike. Don't believe us? Then this is the Collection for you.

Over seven beautiful rides in and around Munich, we show you great gravel paths and exciting singletracks, which are perfect for action-packed rides with cross or gravel bike. Sometimes we ride right through the city, sometimes out of it to discover the most beautiful cross-country areas just outside Munich. Some of the rides are short and crisp and can also be used as a quick after-work burner. Others are a bit longer and ideal for a long trip on a free day. However, we always start in the city so that the start and end points of the rides can be reached easily and quickly.

In any case, you deserve a small reward after your ride. That's why every Tour leads to a refreshing destination. We have selected seven particularly beautiful beer gardens where you can relax a little after the rides and regain your strength. Bikes and beer - that's what we think of when we think of Munich!

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Gravel-Tours arround Munich

  • Intermediate
    03:29
    31.1 mi
    8.9 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Cycling in nature and on unpaved roads in the city is always such a thing. Often this is a long journey before you have ever left the city. Not so on this tour: Here you use every opportunity from the beginning to avoid the big asphalt roads and rather let off steam on trails and dirt roads.You start at the Munich Ostbahnhof in direction north. After just a few kilometers, you leave the city behind you and drive through meadows and fields past dredging lakes and canal systems until you reach the large storage lake near Ismaning. Despite its artificial origin, many animals feel comfortable here, so that a beautiful nature experience awaits you. There is a small road around the lake that alternates between asphalt and gravel - perfect for the gravel bike.After you have surrounded the reservoir lake, you follow the Isarkanal for a short time to reach the Poschinger Weiher a little later. Around the lake there is a beautiful area where you can let off steam with your cross or gravel bike. So you can, for example, on a few fast laps around the pond auspowern or on the trails around the Hypoberg even collect a few meters.Finally, you can shake yourself a bit on the Isartrails and round off the short darting tour befitting. If the weather is good and you feel like beer garden, you have to change the shore. In the English Garden along the Isar are some opportunities to end the tour with a cool touch.Tip:
    If you want to drive a very short Feierabendrunde, this tour is ideal as a basis. You can, for example, omit the Speichersee circuit and head for Lake Posching. In this way, you shorten the distance by about half.

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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    24.6 mi
    10.0 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This short tour is all about Olympia. Do not worry, you do not need to perform at the highest levels. Olympia is nevertheless present and that already at the beginning of the round, which starts directly at the Munich Olympiapark. At the Olympic regatta course you will reach the northernmost point of the exit, which you finish a little later on the Olympiaberg with magnificent views from the Olympiaalm at Maßbier and Obazda. An Olympiad of enjoyment awaits you.You start in the north and drive through quiet residential areas past small lakes, through shady woodland and across green fields to the magnificent Schlossanlage Schleißheim, where you can throw a few astonished glances as you pass by. A little later you reach the old regatta course, around which a paved track leads. If you fancy a sporty extra deposit, you can do some quick laps around it.Along the Wuermkanal you continue to the Allacher Forst, where a beautiful dirt road begins, which runs parallel to the railway tracks, which you follow a long way, until you reach the Olympic Park again. Here is a last little test waiting for you, because now it is still the Olympiaberg to climb. Luckily that is not so exhausting and as a reward a fantastic view as well as the Olympiaalm await you.

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  • Difficult
    05:29
    54.0 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Before the western gates of Munich lies the Wörthsee. Significantly smaller than the Lake Starnberg or the Ammersee, but still a nice milestone for this extensive bike ride, which makes quiet roads and quiet country roads and one or the other detours on unpaved roads.From the main train station, head west until you reach the Würm, whose idyllic shore you follow for a short distance. On the Teufelsberg you have finally left the city behind and can enjoy a quiet tour through the beautiful nature. Past fields and meadows, you will sometimes walk through a small village, follow a small stream or enjoy the view of a small lake at the edge of the route.As far as enjoyable views are concerned, the tour reaches its peak as soon as you come to Wörthsee. Not only does this offer impressive views of the colorful iridescent lake - in good weather you can see as far as the Alps. After the circumnavigation of the lake, it is already on the way back. If you want to pause for a while, you'll find the right location on the lakeshore.Now you follow the Würm for a while, a small river that brings you directly back to Munich. As soon as you reach the top of the Pasing district, the route bends towards the city center and it suddenly becomes more urban. The goal is reached when you have reached the night beer garden of the event location "Backstage". Here you can expect a very special, chilled atmosphere, in which you can end the day. The train station is only a few meters away, so you do not have to worry about getting home, if it gets a bit later.

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  • Difficult
    08:41
    74.3 mi
    8.5 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This tour is demanding not only because of its sheer length: it also has a high trail and gravel share. But you come in wonderfully secluded, beautiful places over - a real pleasure tour, which has what it takes to the sporty day program. The beer garden at the end of the round is a nice reward for the long ride.Start and finish is at the Ostbahnhof. From here you drive out of the city via secret paths and find yourself quickly between fields, orchards and shady woodland. After the small town of Aying you turn onto the Mangfall Cycle Path, which brings you idyllically over meadows and fields and partly directly on the banks of the lively river to the southern turning point of the tour to the Seehammer See.And you're back at Mangfall again. Do not wonder: the cool river flows here in a big loop, which allows you to enjoy it on the way back. By the way, you can swim in some places in Mangfall great - if you should be after a little cooling.Through long shady wooded areas, you drive back to Munich until you reach the banks of the Isar. Via the legendary Munich Isartrails, you are now driving towards the culinary highlight of the route, which you can reach via an adventurous wooden walkway across the river. The Flauchersteg takes you directly to the beer garden of the same name, where you can treat yourself to a meal and a snack. If you prefer a little quieter, you can also stop at the smaller Schinderstadl - the beer garden kiosk is also located on the Flaucher.From the Flaucher it is only a few kilometers to the starting point at the Ostbahnhof, the majority of it leads idyllic along the Isar. If you think 116 kilometers are too long, you can easily shorten the tour, as the return journey is more or less parallel.

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  • Intermediate
    03:58
    39.3 mi
    9.9 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This beautiful tour takes you out into the southwest of Munich and heads for one of the most popular and well-known destinations just outside the city, Lake Starnberg. You drive, whenever possible, away from roads on beautiful gravel roads or easy-to-drive singletrack.As soon as you get out of the urban center of the city, it becomes increasingly rural and with the Leutstettener Moos a first natural highlight awaits you. Beautiful paths and footbridges lead through this idyllic moor area. Please drive slowly and considerately - the more time you have to enjoy.By the way: In Starnberg you can reach the shores of Lake Starnberg and if you want, you can definitely find a place where you can just enjoy the beautiful view, or treat yourself to a drink or a snack, before you make your way back ,The way back to Munich takes you along the Würm, the small, idyllic river, which was once named after Lake Starnberg - formerly called Würmsee. The Würm "springs" from the lake, about 40 kilometers further into the Amper. Along the way, beautiful cycling and hiking trails along the river banks ensure that you can drive in a wonderfully natural environment right into the middle of the Bavarian capital. Beautiful bridges, great views of nature and rustic beer gardens make sure that it does not get boring.The highlight of the tour is the beer garden Insel-Mühle, which perfectly blends Bavarian Wiesn flair with an idyllic nature experience. Here you can comfortably end the day with a measure and hearty snacks before you roll the last few kilometers back to the center of the city.

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  • Intermediate
    03:47
    32.6 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Short and crisp this round is in the eastern area of Munich. On the way you take along every trail and every dirt road that offers itself - a really nice Gravel-exit that leads you out to the idyllic Steinsee.Start and finish of the round is the Ostpark. From here you are quickly in the countryside - just a few side roads and already starts the Gravel pleasure. Over meadows and through small wooded areas you take course to the small town Harthausen, where both ways meet. If you just want to drive a very short Feierabendrunde, you can abbreviate here easy and just halve the tour.If you decide for the longer version, even the little Steinsee is waiting for you. In the summer he offers himself for a cooling off. If it's too cold to swim, you can just enjoy the beautiful lake view, before you start the way back, which leads you mostly on quiet field and forest trails back to Munich. In the Michaeli beer garden of the Ostpark a delicious refreshment awaits you. It is only a few kilometers to the center of the city. There is absolutely nothing against it, to stay here in peace and to end the day properly.

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  • Intermediate
    04:23
    39.6 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From the southeast of Munich, you can quickly reach a real gravel / cross-country area just outside the city. In the area around Aying small woods, meadows and hills alternate with each other and offer you the best conditions to move your bike away from the asphalt. This tour brings you exactly in this area and as if that was not enough, there's still a stop in the quaint beer garden of Bräustüberls Aying on top.Start and finish of the tour is the Munich Ostpark. From here, you will quickly leave the city via side roads and bike lanes until you land on the old airport in Neubiberg, where you drive over the impressively long former runway, which today is part of the Hachinger Tal landscape park. The further you drive towards Aying the brighter it gets. On the dirt roads and trails your gravel bike is in any case in good hands.In the small community Aying is the Ayinger Bräustüberl. Beer has been brewed here for about 140 years, and in the cozy beer garden you can enjoy a fresh aying beer and a snack at the halfway point of the tour. Here it is rural, wonderfully quiet and very traditional - a real treat before heading back to the city. But before you reach it, the return journey is waiting for you, who also leads through the fields and meadows between Aying and Munich and is made to master him by gravel / cross bike. Even the last few meters through the city to Ostpark you take away from the loud city traffic, by driving over a bike path through a quiet green belt. If you still feel like it, you can end the day in the beer garden of the park and let the beautiful tour reminisce.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    295 mi
  • Duration
    32:14 h
  • Elevation
    8,450 ft

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