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Discover the Oberschwaben-Allgäu Cycle Path in Germany

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Discover the Oberschwaben-Allgäu Cycle Path in Germany

Bike Touring Collection by Oberschwaben-Allgäu-Radweg

8

Tours

23:52 h

229 mi

10,275 ft

Dreamy villages, mysterious moor landscapes and lush meadows – the southeast of Germany’s Baden-Württemberg district has more to offer than it’s famous regional dish Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). Although this delicious Allgäu cheese is a great source of energy when you cycle, you’ll need to rely on your muscles to power you up the Upper Swabian hills.

This Collection guides you on a journey through Upper Swabia and the Allgäu to the South of Ulm with your bike. The landscape was formed during the last Ice Age, creating vast swathes of moor between countless hills. As you ride, you will spot rare animal and plant species and forget any of life’s stresses in the wonderful nature. There is also no lack of cultural highlights. You can look back on centuries of history as you cycle through the heartland of the Upper Swabian Baroque movement.


The bike trails are very well developed and you will mostly ride on paved side streets with barely a car in sight. Despite your proximity to the Alps, you won't encounter any long and steep climbs on this adventure. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, there are countless inns that spoil you with their Swabian specialties, swimming lakes, and thermal baths where you can relax.

From Ulm, these eight stages take you south via Ochsenhausen and the Wurzacher Ried to Isny ​​im Allgäu. You then ride in the direction of Lake Constance, where you can only see the "Swabian Sea" glistening in the distance before turning north again. The stages all end in places where you can find different accommodations. So nothing stands in your way and you can explore Upper Swabia and the Allgäu with your bike.

The German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) rated the Oberschwaben-Allgäu Cycle Path three stars.

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Oberschwaben-Allgäu-Radweg

224 mi

10,100 ft

10,100 ft

Last updated: November 27, 2021

Tours & Highlights

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    Etappe 1: Von Ulm nach Ochsenhausen – Oberschwaben-Allgäu-Radweg

    Intermediate
    03:45
    32.6 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,350 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The varied bike tour through Upper Swabia and the Allgäu begins in Ulm. You can easily reach the city with the famous cathedral by train. You start from the train station to the Danube. Of course you can also dangle through the beautiful old town before you set off.

    

    You cross the Danube and are already

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    28.1 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You leave Ochsenhausen past the baroque monastery. The stately building is one of the most important buildings on the Upper Swabian Baroque Street. On small side streets you cycle more uphill than downhill through quiet, original towns such as Rottum, Bellamont and Füramoos.

    

    Half of the stage is the highlight

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  • Intermediate
    03:07
    31.7 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On today's stage you will get to know the typical Allgäu. Here a creek, there is a pasture - and in between pretty little towns. And of course a constant up and down, which simply belongs to the Allgäu and loosens up the landscape.

    

    Shortly after Urlau there is a rainwater retention basin with a remarkable

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    30.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this stage you drive through southern Upper Swabia, almost in touch with Lake Constance. You start by driving through the hilly Argental in a westerly direction. In Oberrussenried, the much praised Café Nubers offers a coffee break before you tackle a short, steep stretch to Obereisenbach.

    

    After the

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  • Difficult
    03:37
    33.3 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,050 ft
    1,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today the queen stage awaits you, both in terms of length and altitude. But after four successfully completed stages you are already in training. Right at the start comes the neatest climb of the whole trip.

    

    Once at the top you forget the effort and enjoy a fabulous view over the fields, hills and forests

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  • Difficult
    02:34
    24.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It starts first to Bad Schussenried and then to Bad Saulgau. In addition to the pretty market square, where the weekly market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, there is also a thermal spa in this spa town.

    

    In Bad Saulgau you have already done almost all the climbs of the day. So it's almost only

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    29.5 mi
    10.7 mph
    850 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the beginning of the penultimate stage you drive on the other side around the Federsee moor and can make a detour to the Federsee in Tiefenbach. There you will experience the unique natural scenery of the moor.

    

    On your way you will discover a lonely elevation in the landscape, the buses, on the horizon

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  • Intermediate
    02:00
    19.2 mi
    9.6 mph
    975 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You are now on the home straight towards Ulm. The last stage on the Oberschwaben-Allgäu cycle path takes you parallel to the Danube through an idyllic landscape.

    

    On the way you drive through Oberdischingen. The historic town center is extremely worth seeing. There are several houses in the French-Baroque

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    229 mi
  • Duration
    23:52 h
  • Elevation
    10,275 ft

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