Delights for all the senses - mountain biking and theme tours in Bavaria

Mountain Biking Collection by
Bayern Tourismus

Unique cultural landscapes, impressive architecture and typical Bavarian delicacies: experience the magic of the Free State with all your senses - on your mountain bike, trekking bike or e-bike. Whether you are an adventurous mountain biker, a nature-loving pleasure cyclist, a culture fan or a family holidaymaker - in Bavaria you'll find your own personal cycling happiness. These action-packed off-road trails provide for all who really want to exhaust themselves. Experience pure nature on routes through meadows and forests, or try out one of the themed Tours for something a little more fun. On these, each ride is dedicated to one thing in particular, be it beer, architecture or salt. Long-distance cycle paths connect the most beautiful corners of Bavaria and lead you across the Free State. In between, you'll have the power to enjoy a hearty snack and enjoy Bavarian delicacies - including traditional tavern culture.

Even more inspiration for mountain bike rides in Bavaria can be found at bayern.by/mountainbiken.

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Mountain Biking and theme tours in Bavaria

  • Difficult
    03:29
    21.7 mi
    6.3 mph
    3,225 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Once around the Simetsberg near Wallgau - this moderately difficult mountain bike tour is one of the most varied tours in the Alpine World Karwendel and invites you to take a swim. So pack the bathing suit and go on the bike.The tour starts at the car park at Isarsteg and leads you first over the golf course Rundweg in the direction of the toll road. Here is also the famous Golfalm, which invites you to rest after the tour. Then follow the toll road for 7.2 kilometers until a forest road turns left. After this, after 10.5 kilometers, you will find a crossroads, where you keep going straight on to the left. Keeping to the left, the trail leads you slightly uphill for 13.2 kilometers. Here you reach the highest point of this section and then follow the forest road on the right hand downhill towards Walchensee. Arrived at Walchensee is located in Altlach directly to a swim or you drive to a left turn on the toll road on Walchensee and then uses the swimming in Einsiedel. After cooling off in the lake, the route continues over the Obernach Canal in the direction of Eschenlainetal and Simetsberg back to Wallgau. The vantage point, which opens halfway to Wallgau, offers you a breathtaking view of the upper Isar valley.At around 35 kilometers and under 1,000 meters in altitude, we classify the tour as "moderate", even if it is marked as "heavy" here. If you are looking for more tips and information on the Alpine World Karwendel, you will find it here: alpenwelt-karwendel.de

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  • Difficult
    29:48
    279 mi
    9.3 mph
    13,800 ft
    13,100 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour is a sporty way to discover Southern Bavaria's most beautiful sights and is ideally suited as a stage trip. On the way you come again and again through villages with many great sights and numerous accommodations, so you can easily divide yourself the appropriate stages.448 kilometers from Lindau in Lake Constance to Schönau am Königssee - the Lake Constance-Königssee cycle path offers you a sporty option to discover the magnificent foothills of the Alps and their world-famous cultural monuments. Always following the northern edge of the Alps, it traverses the regions Allgäu / Bavarian Swabia and Upper Bavaria.A total of 3,917 meters in altitude are to master - a constant ups and downs, for which you will be rewarded many times: Quite often, beautiful panoramic views open up in front of you. Again and again you come through small villages, charming small towns and traditional health resorts and spas. Numerous refreshing lakes invite you to cool off and the cultural highlights of Southern Bavaria are virtually served on the tray. You must have seen the royal castles of Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee. Baroque jewels like the Wieskirche or the Benediktbeuern monastery are on the way. The historic cities of Füssen, Murnau, Bad Tölz and Bad Reichenhall invite you to stroll through pretty old towns. The topics of the museums and exhibitions are manifold: From peasant everyday culture in the open-air museum Glentleiten over painting of the 20th century in the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel am See to the development history of South-Eastern Bavaria in the natural history and mammoth museum in Siegsdorf, here everyone will find something to his liking ,You drive on secure dirt roads or poorly traveled roads through predominantly hilly terrain of the Alpine foothills. Because of the sometimes larger slopes and slopes, the bike path is especially suitable for sporty cyclists. Numerous hosts have adapted to your needs as cyclists. An overview and further information can be found at bodensee-koenigssee-radweg.de. There you can also order the detailed information brochure with the directory of all information points along the bike path as well as tips for overnight stays.

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  • Difficult
    04:13
    25.7 mi
    6.1 mph
    3,125 ft
    3,100 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From the starting point, the cottage in Warmensteinach, the challenging tour leads up to the Kropfbachtal. You pass the branch to Hirschhorn and hold yourself in the direction of the ski jump, from where you enjoy a wonderful view down to Warmensteinach. On well passable forest roads, the tour now leads above the Steinachtal along, marked by smaller climbs and descents.To relax, a charming view invites you to the entrance of Warmensteinach, shortly after the first branch to Sophiental. After a nice descent, it turns sharp right into the area Sophientaler Forst below the Königsheide. After a steep climb, you will come to the turn-off to the Haus der Bayreuther Naturfreunde and past Weidenberg. Above Untersteinach, before a steep ascent, you have an open view to Oschenberg. Passing the Nemmersdorf in the valley with its distinctive double-towered towers, you drive towards Goldkronach with its higher-situated district of Sickenreuth. After a small loop, head towards Fürstenstein. Above Escherlichs, after a glimpse into the Main valley, it is uphill. Passing the village of Föllmar, we continue towards Hirschhorn. You stay on this route, cross the so-called panoramic road at the "Täfelein" and after a short descent turn right, where a small climb waits. After a short drive you are above Grassemann. On the right hand side is the old mountain farm, which was converted into a free-range museum. A visit shows how people used to live, work and work in the barren mountain landscape. Now the route continues to Fleckl, from where the tour leads you past the idyllically situated mud bath down the valley. A detour to the left is worthwhile for a stop in Fleckl.Under the heading Triple B you get served in the MTB School BullHeadHouse Burger, Bike and Beer. Incidentally, the MTB school also gives tips for the next few days. Back to the mud bath it goes in the direction of the state road. Once there, turn left at the parking lot into a short climb towards Warmensteinach. The steeply sloping Löchleinstal offers you at the end of a breathtaking view. After a short time you reach the Höllfelsen Warmensteinach and thus the starting point of the Königsheide tour.Tips and information on the stay in the Fichtelgebirge you get here: fichtelgebirge.bayern.

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  • Difficult
    02:39
    22.5 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,875 ft
    1,525 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Castle, beer and bratwurst - this compact bike ride has everything it takes to experience a great time on a bike, and get to know the country and its people by the way. It starts in the historic old town of Kulmbach and leads you on cozy bike paths and low-traffic roads in the rural surroundings. You cycle through picturesque mountain, valley and floodplain landscapes with idyllic villages, where always offer opportunities for retreat with excellent food.On the way you can expect a few real highlights, which are worth a little detour, which we have built into this tour. For example, the Patersberg tower called "Look around" - this is the name of the program! The view is fantastic and justifies the additional increase on the Patersberg. Also the small detour to the outdoor pool of Mainleus is worthwhile. Here you can refresh yourself in the summer and if you are traveling with the whole family, especially the kids will enjoy the slides in the outdoor pool. For a very natural swimming stop we recommend a small dangling on the beach of the old "gravel washing" in the recreation area Mainaue.Back in Kulmbach you should definitely plan some time. There is so much to discover in the birthplace of Thomas Gottschalk. A nice overview of the city offers the Plassburg, from which you can enjoy a great view. In the castle there is a pewter exhibition, a museum and a restaurant.And if you are now on the taste, you will find here even more tours through the Franconian Forest: frankenwald-tourismus.de/de/draussen/radfahren/radtouren/radtouren-im-frankenwald.html

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  • Difficult
    05:53
    54.1 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    The richness of the salt trade of earlier centuries is reflected in the southern-style Inn-Salzach architecture - in ornately decorated town houses, cozy arcades and extensive city squares. From Burghausen on the Salzach to Wasserburg am Inn, the Inn-Salzach ArchitekTour is 87 kilometers long. Depending on the bike and condition, this tour can be done in one or two daily stages. The varied theme tour leads from castle to castle through seven special Inn-Salzach cities. In between, there are stately churches and castles, magnificent monasteries and abundant Bavarian foothills landscape to admire. Many cozy beer gardens along the way make the cultural enjoyment perfect.The starting point, the listed old town of Burghausen at the foot of the longest castle in the world, is a prime example of the classic Inn-Salzach architecture that accompanies you along the entire route. The first stage takes you from Burghausen via Mehring and Emmerting through the shady Öttinger Forst to Neuötting, whose town square is dominated by the imposing parish church of St. Nicholas, also known as the "Dom des Inntals".About the pilgrimage town of Altötting with its baroque Kapellplatz and the world-famous Black Madonna, the tour continues into the small Inn-Salzach town Tüßling. Here stands the stately castle of Stephanie Countess Brueges von Pfuel, which is also open to guests several times a year at concerts, garden days and other exhibitions. About polling, the theme tour continues into the old trading town Mühldorf am Inn with the longest Inn-Salzach town square in Upper Bavaria. Many shops in the arcades of the old town, cozy beer gardens, restaurants and sidewalk cafes invite you to stroll and linger. If you want, you can cross over the river between Easter and All Saints with one of the last inn ferries, or continue on the big Inn Bridge to Kraiburg am Inn. On the way, the bathing pond in Oberflossing invites you for a refreshment.The landmark of Kraiburg, the Schlossberg with its small chapel of St. George, rises above the town from afar. The Mediterranean marketplace in the Inn-Salzach architectural style is criss-crossed by many small streets. Around the beautiful fountain there are several restaurants. From Kraiburg we continue to Wasserburg. The path now leads closer to the Inn and past the baroque monasteries of Au am Inn and Gars am Inn. Over hilly moraine land dominated by the last ice age you reach the destination of the tour: the Inn-Salzach town Wasserburg, which is located on a peninsula of the Inn. It is the last pearl of the unique architectural style on the "Inn-Salzach ArchitekTour".Because of their length, the tour is of course classified as "heavy". If you take it easy, put in a lot of breaks or split the route in two stages, this tour is absolutely beginner-friendly and even for casual cyclists enjoyable to master.Here's more information about the region: inn-salzach.com

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  • Difficult
    03:49
    22.9 mi
    6.0 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,925 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Starting from the Bullhead House in Warmensteinach district Fleckl, the first short loop leads to Grassemann past the idyllic Fleckler Naturmoorbad. After a short climb, the first trail, the Moosbachsteig, is waiting. At the starting point past you follow the Bocksgrabenweg to Fichtelberg. Now a good condition is required - a long climb to the ox's head has to be mastered. Once at the top you reward yourself with a snack and the great view over the Ochsenkopf region and the Fichtelgebirge.In the further course also the lake house invites to stop. The Fichtelsee is perfect for a short swim stop after two more trails. In the end it is time to kick again to reward yourself with a great trail to the Bullhead House. You can shorten this tour as you like and omit individual loops as well as avoid difficult trails on forest roads.More information about the region can be found here: erlebnisregion-ochsenkopf.de/erleben/sommer-erleben/mountainbike-downhill/tourenportal-rad.html

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  • Intermediate
    02:55
    22.9 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour leads from Pocking via the pilgrimage route "Via Sancti Martini" to the nature bath at the Leithen and to the alpine panorama near Rotthalmünster. Back to the Rottaler Kartsportzentrum in Buch.To curl up you follow the Rottal cycle path on mountain to Breitwies. Then continue on field and meadow paths to Eggersham and Kühnham. From Doblham you are on St. Martin's path. The pilgrimage route signposted as "Via Sancti Martini" reminds of St. Martin and leads you via Steindorf, Schöffau and Weihmörting to Holzhäuser to cross the state road at Asbach.You leave the "Via Sancti Martini" and cycle on the "Altschörger Rundweg" into the forest. In a clearing you can enjoy the magnificent view of the hills before you plunge into the trail descent to Pattenham, where you can then stop for a first stop at the host stop.At the Stockhalle, you will take the inconspicuous path across the stream to the idyllic Badeweiher in the Leithen. On hot days, a jump into the cool water is mandatory here - admission is free (as of 2018).Now you tackle the ascent via Leithen up to Wimmeröd. Immediately after the schnapps distillery, a breathtaking panorama of the Alpine region in the south awaits you. Upon reaching the next forest, you can identify all the names of the mountains based on the display panel of the DAV-Rotthalmünster. On the circular route "Dobl Vitusruh" you now roll on rough trails down to Dobl and then through the settlement to the market square of Rotthalmünster, where the ice cream parlor and numerous restaurants invite you to linger. Past the parish church you cycle to the Kößlarner Bach and on to the Wieskapelle before you reach the "Schinderweg" via the Bergstraße. You follow the trail over the Galgenberg to the Senftlkapelle until the second crossing of the road. Shortly after Auggenthal it goes through a dark forest after Buch to Kartsportzentrum Rottal. Here you can sniff race air for a small fee and give it rubber with a kart.Also on the next kilometers over Mailham, Mitterrohr and Tannenbaum it is about "PS" - but this time in the form of horse breeding and paddocks. Shortly after Kojmühle you dive into the Thallinger wood and reach over a great downhill the Fasanerie at Tahlling. For the last two kilometers, you can now cycle quite relaxed on the dirt road to the outskirts of the city and then through the settlement to the Pockinger Stadthalle. More tips and information about the region can be found here: passauer-land.de.Get a nice impression of biking in Rottal in this video:

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  • Difficult
    18:04
    169 mi
    9.4 mph
    3,825 ft
    3,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Hops and beer are present on the 260 km long Nordschleife of the WasserRadlWege. You will pass the world-famous Erdinger Weißbräu brewery, stop at the oldest active brewery in the world in Weihenstephan and cycle through the world's largest hop growing area Hallertau. And of course, numerous water experience points characterize this beautiful tour north of Munich.The WasserRadlWege can be divided into three sub-routes, which you can start each from Munich. In addition to the hop and beer loop, there are two more adventures waiting for you: Southwest of Munich you can discover the "art and culture loop", while you can learn all about "salt" on the loop in the southeast.Every single loop provides enough material for wonderful stage trips. On the way a lot of highlights are waiting for you and the routes are well developed for tourists. Many accommodations, including plenty of bed + bike facilities, ensure a good night's sleep and if your plans change, the many stations along the tours are your focal point.Here you will find a lot of information and tips that can help you in the planning of your WasserRadlWege tour: oberbayern.de/wasserradlwege.

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  • Difficult
    28:32
    258 mi
    9.0 mph
    9,050 ft
    9,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the southeast of Munich leads you the "salt loop". Along the Salzach and as far as Bad Reichenhall, you will follow the trail of white gold and learn all about it at exciting stops.The WasserRadlWege can be divided into three sub-routes, which you can start each from Munich. In addition to the salt loop, there are two more adventures waiting for you: Southwest of Munich you can discover the "art and culture loop", while on the loop to the north you can learn all about hops and beer.Every single loop provides enough material for wonderful stage trips. On the way a lot of highlights are waiting for you and the routes are well developed for tourists. Many accommodations, including plenty of bed + bike facilities, ensure a good night's sleep and if your plans change, the many stations along the tours are your focal point.Here you can find lots of information and tips to help you plan your WasserRadlWege tour: oberbayern.de/wasserradlwege.

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  • Difficult
    22:50
    210 mi
    9.2 mph
    8,250 ft
    8,250 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Monasteries, churches and chapels, the Büttenfabrik Gmund am Tegernsee or the Bavaria Filmstudios in Munich - this approximately 320-kilometer tour is all about art and culture. But of course you should not miss the cool water on the Südwestschleife of the WasserRadlWege: you cycle through beautiful lake and river landscapes, stopping at Ammersee and Walchensee and enjoying the idyll of the Isar Valley near Bad Tölz. At various water experience points you can take informative breaks and learn a lot about, for example, the Lech stages in Landsberg, Germany's first hydropower plant in Schöngeising or the idyllic Murnau Moor.The WasserRadlWege can be divided into three sub-routes, which you can start each from Munich. In addition to the art and culture loop, there are two more adventures waiting for you: The "Salt Loop" takes you to the southeast of Munich, while you can learn all about hops and beer on the loop to the north.Every single loop provides enough material for wonderful stage trips. On the way a lot of highlights are waiting for you and the routes are well developed for tourists. Many accommodations, including plenty of bed + bike facilities, ensure a good night's sleep and if your plans change, the many stations along the tours are your focal point.Here you can find lots of information and tips to help you plan your WasserRadlWege tour: oberbayern.de/wasserradlwege.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    1,085 mi
  • Duration
    122:12 h
  • Elevation
    49,900 ft

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