Discover villages and valleys on two wheels - cycling holiday in Oberstdorf

Mountain Biking Collection by
Oberstdorf

Whether you ride a road bike, mountain bike, e-bike or trekking bike, you will find an ideal route for you in the charming surroundings of Oberstdorf. Under "Zämed duss" — bavarian for "together outside" — Tourism Oberstdorf launched a campaign three years ago to encourage hikers and cyclists to be respectful and tolerant on shared paths and to take a sustainable approach to nature. This is exactly what the eleven routes in this Collection are all about "Zämed duss" – experience the beautiful nature around Oberstdorf respectfully together and enjoy it to the full.

The routes in this Collection are all relatively simple and easy to master even for less experienced cyclists. Some routes can be easily be extended by adding different sections – so if you are still in the mood and have some power, just add another section. The routes take you to the beautiful mountain landscape around Oberstdorf. The roads can be quite steep and you often have to leave paved paths. A mountain bike is the best choice for most routes – and, an E-MTB is also a lot of fun of course. Whichever option you choose, you are guaranteed to enjoy your time: the routes spoil you with numerous alpine huts and absolutely spectacular views.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    01:04
    9.83 mi
    9.2 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The beautiful tour in the picturesque Trettachtal attracts you auspiciously with an impressive mountain panorama and the crystal clear Lake Christles. You cycle to the imposing end of the valley and have the Trettachspitze always in view.Let's start at the mill bridge. Along the Trettach, which gives the valley its name, you drive continuously, but very gently uphill. There is no reason to hurry: The distance is manageable - but above all on the way always great break stations and it would be almost a shame not to enjoy them: Keep calm on the banks of the river and treat your feet in the cool water Breather. Or head into one of the many Alps, which are waiting for you along the way with regional delicacies and ice-cold drinks.The further way is pure enjoyment: At the crystal clear Lake of Christ it is worthwhile to take a short break and to pull out the camera. After that it is not far anymore. It goes over the settlement Spielmannsau to the highest point of the tour, the Sennalpe Oberau. For a hearty snack, you can recharge your energy reserves before you drive back to Oberstdorf via the Gebrgoibe golf course.Tip: With the more demanding track variants Traufbachtal and Dietersbachtal, the Trettachtal offers something for every cyclist's taste. Click here for the variants:
    komoot.de/tour/75595248
    komoot.de/tour/75686632

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  • Intermediate
    00:54
    3.87 mi
    4.3 mph
    1,400 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Short but powerful: This tour takes you from the Alpe Oberau through the picturesque Traufbach valley to the Traufbachalpe. It often goes uphill steeply. 430 vertical meters to 6.2 kilometers - that's quite a challenge.However, for all the efforts of the driveway, the arrival in the fantastically located basin of the Traufbachtal will reward you. For a stop, the Hintere Traufbergalpe invites you with snacks and homemade cakes.You can of course ride this tour individually. But it is also very well suited to give the "Radrunde Trettachtal" that certain something. From the Alpe Oberau you can just hang the tour as a side trip to the Trettachtalrunde. The Radrunde Trettachtal can be found here: komoot.de/tour/75559860.

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  • Difficult
    00:51
    3.11 mi
    3.7 mph
    1,375 ft
    0 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    From Dietersberg on this short but intense tour you drive across the historic mountain farming village Gerstruben to the end of the side valley to Alpe Dietersbach. You can reach the starting point via the Radrunde Trettachtal (komoot.de/tour/75559860), so that both tours can be combined perfectly.Highlight of the tour is the historic mountain village Gerstruben. Once up in the listed mountain village, it goes past old farmhouses and a small chapel further into the valley - maybe you stop briefly, look at the 400 to 500 years old houses in peace and listen to their stories from a bygone era.The route will take you over a bumpy gravel road. The summits of the courtyards are majestically enthroned above all else. This Oberstdorf Grasberg is known for its four striking peaks, which stretch straight into the sky. After about three kilometers you reach the Alpe Dietersbach, where you can taste a delicious piece of homemade cake.

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  • Easy
    00:46
    6.13 mi
    8.0 mph
    525 ft
    25 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this tour you will get to know the sunny Stillachtal - it is particularly well suited as a simple and enjoyable introductory tour during a stay in Oberstdorf. With beautiful views of the river, the impressive mountain panorama and a trip to the world famous ski flying hill, this tour is short, but totally varied.If you bring some time, it is worthwhile to plan different stops on the way. The visit to one of the world's largest ski jumping facility is definitely a highlight. At the top of the hill you have a breathtaking view of Oberstdorf and the surrounding area. Less spectacular, but at least as rewarding are short breaks on the banks of the Stillach and in the rustic rest stops along the way.If you still have power, you can easily extend the tour by adding these variations:
    komoot.de/tour/76123595
    komoot.de/tour/75695355.

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  • Easy
    00:20
    1.13 mi
    3.5 mph
    450 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Scenic location at the foot of the Allgäu triumvirate, you drive on this tour to Einödsbach, the southernmost settlement in Germany.From the Alpe Eschbach you drive for the time being comfortably on a straight stretch into the valley. But soon the climb begins, according to the motto "short and crisp": In shady hairpin bends, the road winds about 1.5 kilometers up the mountain, until the restaurant Einödsbach and a small chapel in the field of vision. Enjoy the impressive view of the Allgäuer Dreigestirn here in peace. The striking mountain peaks of the Trettachspitze, Mädelegabel and Hochfrottspitze are known for their characteristic appearance far beyond the borders of the Allgäu. After the stop in the cozy inn you can look forward to the return journey, it is only downhill!The Alpe Eschbach, the starting point of these tours, you can reach the bike tour Stillachtal (komoot.de/tour/75692673). So this tour is perfect as a variation or an extension.

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  • Intermediate
    01:09
    5.81 mi
    5.0 mph
    1,675 ft
    25 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you past managed Alpine huts and cattle herds deep into the beautifully situated Rappenalptal. The goal of the tour is the storage hut.Before that, there is still a little challenge waiting for you. A steep climb takes you up to the Buchrainer Alpe. Once at the top, the route leads in a constant ups and downs into the heart of the Oberstdorf mountains. At the roadside are some managed alps, such as the Breitengehren Alpe. Especially in the months of July to September, it can therefore come on this part of the route again and again to encounters with cattle - alpine adventure at its best! So it pays to stop again and again: Watch the animals, enjoy the great view or take a break in the various, cultivated Alps along the route.The Alpe Eschbach, the starting point of this tour, you can reach the bike tour Stillachtal (komoot.de/tour/75692673), so this tour is ideal as a variation.

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  • Easy
    00:44
    6.46 mi
    8.8 mph
    675 ft
    650 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hardly a valley can be compared to versatility with the Oytal. The landscape is characterized by sharp rock walls, where waterfalls roar into the valley and of gentle mountain meadows, where cattle herds graze in spring and autumn. The summits of the Oberstdorf mountain world are majestically enthroned, and are always present on this short tour from Oberstdorf to the Oytal.You start at the mill bridge on the edge of Oberstdorf. First, the path follows the course of the Trettach to the first refreshments, the Café Jägerstand. About the Dr. Follow the Hohenadl path following the Oybach to the Oytal. Past lush mountain meadows and through an idyllic mountain maple avenue, you drive to the mountain inn Oytalhaus. With its large terrace and other child-friendly facilities, the Oytalhaus is an ideal destination for families. Particularly spectacular here is the view of the steep cliffs to the right side of the Oytalhaus. Here, the water of the Seealpsee drain falls over the so-called sea walls.On the way back it makes sense to choose the road over the Kühberg. On nice days you can enjoy pure sunshine and a beautiful view of Oberstdorf.Tip: arrived at the mountain inn Oytalhaus, the bike fun must not be over. About the Gutenalpe and past the Stuibenfall you can go further up to the Käseralpe: komoot.de/tour/75737644.

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  • Intermediate
    00:47
    3.12 mi
    4.0 mph
    1,250 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The bike tour Oytal (komoot.de/tour/75719967) leads you directly to the starting point of this tour, which is perfect as an extension: At the mountain inn Oytalhaus arrived, you drive over the Gutenalpe and past the Stuibenfall even further up to the Käseralpe.About halfway up the slope, the Stuibenfall provides a little refreshment. The waterfall, which crashes down from the rock walls next to the road, creates a fine mist that refreshes pleasantly on hot days.Passing the Stuibenfall, you continue uphill. Slightly treacherous on this leg of the journey are the wide rain collectors, which can easily catch a front wheel. So be careful here, so that you arrive safely at the destination and enjoy the special feature of the route: the view of the summits of the Höfats, which stretch on the right side of the road into the sky.After the approximately two-kilometer climb, the goal of the tour, the Käseralpe, comes in sight. Tasty snacks and home-made cakes invite you to stop here before you cycle back the same way.

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  • Easy
    01:20
    8.61 mi
    6.4 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this simple tour, the name says it all: It leads you through a variety of sunny meadows and through shady forests to the romantically situated villages of Oberstdorf. You can experience the charm of the idyllic villages of Rubi and Reichenbach on the simple, beautifully situated cycling and hiking trails. Especially families get their money.You start at the Dummelsmoosbrücke on the eastern outskirts of Oberstdorf. From there, a sunny meadow path, which is equally popular with cyclists and pedestrians, leads via Rubi to Reichenbach. The two Oberstdorf districts are always worth a visit with their old farmhouses and their village charm. On the way, the idyllic mud bath and the scenic Illersprung provide refreshing refreshments. In contrast, the short, but steep climb up to Schöllanger Castle Church, at the end of which you will be rewarded with a wonderful view.Tip: If you like it a bit more sporty, you can extend the tour with the route variant Gaisalpe (komoot.de/tour/75775434), in which it goes up to about 1,126 meters.

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  • Easy
    00:29
    1.48 mi
    3.1 mph
    850 ft
    0 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Reichenbach you drive over the parking Gaisalpe on the driveway up to the mountain inn. In numerous bends, the paved road winds for about 2.5 kilometers steeply up the slope. Once at the top you can enjoy the impressive view of the valley or the summit of the Rubihorn while having a break on the terrace of the Gaisalpe Inn.This tour is perfect as a variation of the "Oberstdorf district" round (komoot.de/tour/76141956). From Reichenbach you can just get into the variation.

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    21.1 mi
    7.6 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In the shadow of the Beslermassiv and past idyllic alpine huts: Cycling in the quiet Lochbachtal you explore the (almost) untouched Oberstdorf mountains. This tour is a bit longer and you can handle many vertical meters - but on the way loads countless lookouts and idyllic Alps with refreshment stops for relaxing breaks. Just take it easy and enjoy this sporting challenge through the beautiful nature.From Oberstdorf you cycle to Tiefenbach. After a short stretch along the road, a steep climb begins, which leads you over numerous bends up to the higher Lochbachtal. Past the Lochbach and Schwabenalpe, the route now continues slightly uphill into the valley. The high valley is framed by high, narrow grassy slopes, where you can often observe cattle herds grazing.After you have passed other alpine huts, soon comes the Dinjörgen Alpe in sight. Refreshing drinks and delicious snacks invite you here for a little break. If you let your eyes wander, you have an impressive view of the striking rock massif of the Hohen Ifen.Continue on the alp road to the unmanaged Toniskopfalpe. If you are traveling by e-bike, the Lochbachtal circuit ends here. With a conventional mountain bike you have the opportunity to descend on a narrow path to Rohrmoos. On this section you have to push your bike downhill but a piece, or wear, as the way is peppered with numerous roots, stones and gradations.From Gasthof Rohrmoos you drive another 15 kilometers over the Osterbergalpe and around the Engenkopf, back over the Alpe Dornach and past Tiefenbach back to Oberstdorf.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    70.6 mi
  • Duration
    11:08 h
  • Elevation
    12,375 ft

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Discover villages and valleys on two wheels - cycling holiday in Oberstdorf
Mountain Biking Collection by
Oberstdorf