The Allgäu Cycle Route takes you to the most beautiful corners of southern Germany and Tyrol: through magnificent mountain scenery with breathtaking Alpine panoramas, past glittering lakes and rushing rivers, into wildly romantic forests and across picturesque, wide meadows. Historic towns and charming villages invite you to relax and enjoy regional delicacies along the way.
The 480-kilometre cycle tour takes you through the Allgäu and beyond. The varied tour takes you through Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Tyrol. The quality route, which has been awarded four stars by the ADFC, is pleasant to ride, even though it has many gradients. Thanks to the good infrastructure along the route, the tour is suitable for everyone, whether hobby cyclist or ambitious touring cyclist. With numerous bed & bike accommodations, places to stop for refreshments and train stations, you can individually adapt the bike tour to your needs: halve the stages, take more breaks or take a short train ride. You also have the opportunity to ride the Allgäu Cycle Route and the Iller Cycle Route in different variations of the Allgäu Cycle Route.
In this collection we show you how to cycle the Allgäu Cycle Route in seven stages from Füssen. As it is a round trip, you can also start at any other point on the cycle path. The starting point in Füssen is easily reached by regional trains (bahn.de). From the starting point you cycle counterclockwise in several loops to the most beautiful corners of the Allgäu, which take you through places like Ottobeuren, Wangen im Allgäu, Immenstadt and Memmingen. In addition to the pretty towns, the beautiful countryside, closeness to nature and delicious regional cuisine await you along the way. The cycle tour Allgäu is a cycle path that you will enjoy with all your senses.
The Allgäu cycle tour starts in beautiful Füssen, which you can easily reach by train. The first stage takes you downhill for long stretches and is therefore a particularly relaxed introduction to the bike tour through the most beautiful corners of the Allgäu.From Füssen you cycle directly to the shore of the Forggen lake. Here you can let your gaze wander over the water and admire the mountain panorama on the opposite bank. After you have left the lake behind you, you cycle on a former steam train line through an enchanting forest and meadow landscape. Halfway there you reach Marktoberdorf. Here you will find cozy places to stop for a relaxing break.Freshly strengthened, from now on you will almost only roll downhill. Parallel to the Wertach you drive via Kaufbeuren past picturesque fields and meadows to Bad Wörishofen. Here you can end the day in a cozy café with a piece of cake.
You cycle out of the city past the spa gardens. Over some hills you come to a beautiful, flat field and meadow landscape. Behind the village of Dürlewang it goes up a little bit. After the ascent, the Katzbrui mill invites you to take a leisurely break. Here you can enjoy regional cuisine in the mill restaurant.Freshly strengthened, you continue through the slightly hilly landscape, which has wide, flat stretches and, above all, a wonderful view for you. You pass picturesque orchards, wide fields and small wooded areas. Occasionally you come through cozy villages and beautiful places like Ottobeuren, where a stop is worthwhile. In Ottobeuren you turn north and follow the Günztal cycle path past Hundsmoor towards Westerheim. You draw a bow around Memmingen Airport and then cycle along the Stadtbach to the historic center of Memmingen. A stop at the market square is worthwhile. At the end of the stage, it goes slightly uphill again, then you reach the stage destination Bad Grönenbach.
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Behind Bad Grönenbach you dive directly into a romantic forest. Here you drive over a hill and then enjoy a long descent through lush green meadows and wide fields. On the banks of the river Iller you cycle to Illerbeuren. You leave the Iller and drive over some hills, which are covered by picturesque meadows and forests towards Leutkirch in the Allgäu. Here you can take a break for the first time. Slightly flatter the cycle path through the beautiful Allgäu countryside to Bad Wurzach, also a beautiful place that is well suited for a break with its many cozy cafes and restaurants.Behind Bad Wurzach it gets a bit hilly again, when the bike path leads you through a wonderful landscape of forests and meadows. Past romantic lakes glittering between the trees in the forest and an open landscape that offers you a wide view to picturesque mountains, you will cycle to the stage destination Kißlegg.
The fourth stage of the Allgäu cycle tour is a bit hilly, but on the way you can enjoy wonderful views over the lovely Allgäu landscape. Past meadows and forests, it goes from Kießlegg to Wolfegg, a nice little place that is suitable for a leisurely break. Afterwards, the first major ascent awaits you, which leads you through a beautiful forest. Here you can enjoy nature and admire carved sculptures along the way. A rapid descent takes you through the village of Waldburg, where you can see the castle of the same name enthroned on a hill, through an open forest and meadow landscape. Magnificent views are waiting for you here in abundance.You will reach Wangen at one of the lowest points on the route. An extended break is worthwhile here. During a leisurely stroll, you can enjoy the old town with its historical buildings and stop by one of the countless cafés and restaurants. Freshly strengthened, you are then ready for the last big ascent of the day, which takes you over other beautiful places and villages through forests and meadows to the stage destination Isny im Allgäu.
On the fifth stage of your bike tour through the Allgäu, there are also some inclines waiting for you, which provide exciting variety and uniquely beautiful views. From Isny in the Allgäu you cycle in moderate up and down through the beautiful green meadow landscape of the Allgäu.Charming villages and romantic forests, which stretch a bit off the bike path, make for the purest picture-book idyll. After a few kilometers you drive over a high bridge on which you cross the Obere Argen, which flows deep below you through a gorge, the Eistobel. There is a hiking trail in the gorge if you want to see it up close.Via Lindenberg in the Allgäu, the bike path meanders through the wonderful landscape, which every now and then even gives you a view of the Alps. After a nice descent you will reach Weiler in the Allgäu. Here you can take a break and strengthen yourself, because the last big climb awaits you afterwards. Once at the top, you cycle relaxed on a flat, even slightly sloping route through the valley of the Konstanzer Ach, which finally flows into the Großer Alpsee. You drive along its shore and can let your gaze wander over the glittering water. Then you roll past the Kleiner Alpsee and finally reach the stage destination Immenstadt.
From Immenstadt you cycle relaxed through the beautiful valley of the Iller directly along the shore. At Sonthofen you make a short detour over green hills and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Alps. Just before you reach the southernmost part of Germany, you change direction and drive back north. At the height of fish, you will again reach the shore of the Iller river, which you will follow on the flat cycle path to Sonthofen. After Sonthofen you cycle for a few kilometers through a flat plain until it goes uphill again.Above you can enjoy a fantastic view and take a break at the Rottachsee. On hot days, it invites you to cool down and in cooler weather, the clear lake will simply enchant you with its sight. You cycle a big loop, pass the Grüntensee and cross the border to Austria shortly before the final destination. Here lies Jungholz, today's stage destination. Jungholz belongs to Tyrol, but is completely surrounded by Bavaria and only accessible via Germany. The locals therefore like to call it: "A piece of Tyrol in the Allgäu."
The last stage of the Allgäu cycle tour begins today. From Jungholz you drive on a beautiful route through the forest and then cross the border to Germany again, where you cycle along the Wertach. At the height of Unterjoch you turn east and cycle to Austria again.Here you drive on a flat stretch along the banks of the Vils, enjoying the wonderful Alpine panorama and passing through cozy villages where you can take breaks and enjoy good Tyrolean cuisine. In an arc you cycle around the Einstein and then roll back to Germany on a long descent that leads you through beautiful mountain scenery.The bike path then takes you through the idyllic Allgäu meadow landscape, which stretches out against a picturesque mountain backdrop. Past the Hopfensee, the route takes you on a flat stretch to Füssen, the destination of your cycling adventure through the Allgäu and Tyrol. You can end the day in the charming old town and you can easily return home by train.