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Up and over hills and dales – cycling in Oberstdorf in the Bavarian Alps

Up and over hills and dales – cycling in Oberstdorf in the Bavarian Alps

Mountain Biking Collection by Oberstdorf

16

Tours

20:13 h

137 mi

21,975 ft

Picturesque valleys, gigantic mountains, cosy alpine huts, fantastic views and refreshing mountain streams – discovering Oberstdorf on your mountain bike is a wonderful adventure. Located in the Bavarian Alps, Oberstdorf is Germany’s southernmost village, and one of its highest. The spectacular mountain landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a family getaway. In this Collection, we’ve put together 16 biking routes for you which showcase the region’s diverse nature. You’ll find something to suit everyone – from leisure bikers to summiteers.

Most of the routes in this Collection are suitable for all levels of riders, even novice bikers. Some of them can be extended to push you further if you are looking for more of a challenge. You will follow quiet roads and dirt tracks through the mountains with some steep uphill sections. The alpine landscape is best discovered on a mountain bike or you could consider an e-mountain bike, too.

Three years ago, Tourismus Oberstdorf (the local tourism board) launched a campaign to promote tolerance and respect between hikers and cyclists who share the trails. The campaign "Zämed duss - together outdoors" encouraged visitors to protect the local nature too. Since then, the "Zämed duss Outdoor Festival" has taken place every summer. The festival offers guided tours and courses amongst the spectacular landscape as well as events on the festival grounds in the centre of Oberstdorf. So save the date, this year the “Zämed duss Outdoor Festival” takes place from 2 to 4 October.

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    Radtour Piesenalpe – gemeinsam draußen in Oberstdorf

    Difficult
    01:07
    7.14 mi
    6.4 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour takes you from the Rohrmoostal to the picturesque Piesenalpe. It is short but crisp, because there are a few vertical meters to overcome. The reward for your sweat is a fantastic view and really tasty, spicy mountain cheese.

    

    From the Rohrmoostal you first drive deeper into the valley towards

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  • Intermediate
    02:12
    18.2 mi
    8.3 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour is a real classic and it attracts you with numerous highlights in the famous Tiefenbach side valley. In addition to the old wooden chapel St.-Anna, a European watershed and the deepest gorge in Central Europe, grandiose valley views and rustic places to stop off await you.

    

    The tour starts

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  • Difficult
    02:53
    21.5 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    In a constant up and down, this fantastic tour leads into the beautifully situated Kleinwalsertal, past alpine huts, up to the area of the mountain railways. With a length of around 35 kilometers and the steep ascent to the Schrattenwangalpe, this round is quite demanding.

    

    It starts on the outskirts of

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  • Intermediate
    01:49
    9.28 mi
    5.1 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour takes you steeply uphill to the Sennalpe Schlappold - it is a short but crisp pleasure with around 850 meters of altitude and is therefore only recommended for trained bikers.

    

    Start and finish are at the impressive ski flying hill Oberstdorf, from where it is very leisurely at first, but then

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  • Easy
    01:04
    10.6 mi
    9.9 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Along the Stillach, always with a view of the striking peaks of the Allgäu main ridge, the sunny Stillach valley offers an excellent backdrop for this short but wonderful bike tour, which begins just outside Oberstdorf.

    

    You start at the Loretto chapels and first follow the road until the cross-country

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  • 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

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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 push 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.

    

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 any other valley can be compared to the Oytal in terms of versatility. The landscape is characterized by sharp rock walls, where waterfalls roar into the valley, and gentle mountain meadows, on which herds of cattle graze in spring and autumn. Above all of this, majestically the peaks of the Oberstdorf

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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

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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

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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

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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: while cycling in the quiet Lochbachtal you can explore the (almost) untouched mountains of Oberstdorf. This tour is a bit longer and you master many meters of altitude - on the way, however, countless viewpoints and idyllic Alps with refreshment

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    16
  • Distance
    137 mi
  • Duration
    20:13 h
  • Elevation
    21,975 ft

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