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Historic landscapes, palaces & castles – cycling in the Schlosspark in Allgäu

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Historic landscapes, palaces & castles – cycling in the Schlosspark in Allgäu

Bike Touring Collection by Schlosspark im Allgäu

11

Tours

28:52 h

265 mi

12,750 ft

Light illuminates rocky peaks and early morning mist, highlighting the giant mountains, gentle hills, world-famous royal castles and rivers and lakes which shimmer amongst the lush green meadows like precious stones. On top of the summits, you can enjoy an ultimate sense of freedom, absolute silence, and a spectacular postcard-perfect view, all crowned by a dreamlike fairytale castle.

The Schlossgarten (palace garden) is a crowning jewel in the heart of East Allgäu, a beautiful region in the south of Germany. One of nine of the areas in the Allgäu, the Schlossgarten extends across the Ostallgäu Landkreis. Here, you can visit stunning castles such as Neuschwanstein and Falkenstein, which give the region its name.

The poetic landscape highlights the beauty of the castles, palaces, historic towns, and rustic villages, which each have their own stories to tell. The landscapes and history have been intertwined for many centuries and together for the unique Schlosspark.

In this Collection, we introduce you to this wonderful region. With fantastic castles, beer gardens with panoramic views, picturesque lakes, delicious local cheeses, and monasteries, these Tours seem like they are straight from the pages of a travel brochure. To make your cycling holiday even more special, you will ride along high-quality cycle paths. The ADFC (General German Bicycle Club) has designated the area as a RadReiseRegion thanks to its excellent cycling infrastructure. The 11 routes in this Collection are a dream for cycle tourers and will take you to the most beautiful palaces and castles in the Schlosspark, along the Emmental Cycle Route, and more.

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Cycle Routes in the Schlosspark

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    8-Seen-Runde – Schlosspark im Allgäu

    Intermediate
    01:51
    17.3 mi
    9.3 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    True to its name, this beautiful round takes you through the natural lake landscape typical of the ostallgäu alpine uplands. It passes the Schönewalder Weiher, Grundweiher, Trollweiher and Luimooser Weiher over. Slightly off the trail are still the northern and southern Seeger Lake.

    

    After about halfway

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  • Difficult
    03:14
    29.0 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The castles and palaces - rarely has a tour earned its name as much as this one. Again and again you will pass impressive castles and palaces or enjoy a fantastic view from the bike path. This begins shortly after the start in Füssen, when the view opens onto the Hohe Schloss, the landmark of Füssen

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  • Difficult
    03:18
    30.3 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Allgäu is known for its cheese, especially the Emmentaler is world famous. Since the 19th century, the dairy industry and the Senn culture and, of course, the Allgäu cheese have become indispensable in the region.

    

    This tour brings you closer to the Emmental bike path with its culture and special culinary

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  • Intermediate
    01:57
    19.1 mi
    9.8 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Forggensee round spoils you with the magnificent mountain panorama of the Ammergebirge and the Tannheimer mountains and even gives you a view of the royal palaces of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. On the enjoyable tour, you will cycle around Bavaria's fifth largest lake and Germany's largest

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    21.4 mi
    8.4 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In addition to the origins of the eastern Günz - the Günz spring near Günzach - the impressive landscaping measures of the water can be seen along this route. So you can admire towering boulders in the forest in the "Devil's Kitchen", a geotope from the last ice age. Nearby, the elaborately restored

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    35.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relatively long tour connects the beautiful landscape of the castle park region with a cultural adventure trip, during which you can learn a lot about the country and its people. And so you can already start before the start of your bike ride. After arriving in Buchloe in a relaxed atmosphere via

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  • Difficult
    03:34
    30.9 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Creating a connection between being active, experiencing nature and conscious pausing - that's what the Kloster-Runde invites you to do. This tour combines culturally significant sites, such as the Irsee Abbey, with places of relaxation and activity. For example, the Oggenrieder Weiher or the Bärensee

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  • Intermediate
    01:46
    16.1 mi
    9.1 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What could be better than relaxing on bike holidays? This tour creates a wonderful bridge between physical activity and recreation and thus corresponds to the teachings of the Allgäu water doctor Sebastian Kneipp. Balance of body, mind and soul - this is the maxim of this short bike tour, which is, incidentally

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  • Intermediate
    02:00
    17.5 mi
    8.8 mph
    975 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Notzenweiher was stowed in the 17th century to provide the Fürststift Kempten with fish. Fortunately, the lake hidden in the Kempter Forest has survived to this day and has become an important habitat for rare plants and animals. Around it grows a dense reed belt, which is adjoined by litter meadows

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    23.6 mi
    9.5 mph
    925 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Oberdorfer Radlrunde leads from the northern Marktoberdorf first direction Loretto Chapel, from where you have a beautiful view of the mountains. It then winds its way along a stream, sometimes alongside lush meadows through the countryside and the surrounding villages.

    

    A few small climbs and you

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  • Intermediate
    02:31
    24.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The name says it all: In addition to the wonderful views of the Forggensee, the Lech, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Tannheimer Mountains, you can also discover nearby beauties such as the Wieskirche, bathing fun at the Illasbergsee or the Premer Filz with its exciting Moorlehrpfad.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    265 mi
  • Duration
    28:52 h
  • Elevation
    12,750 ft

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