This tour offers any variation you could wish to experience while cycling: steep ascents, narrow and challenging passages, racy descents and fascinating views of the breath-taking landscape scenery of the Wetterstein mountains, the Mieminger mountain range and the Karwendel.
You can comfortably cycle from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Grainau. The ascent from Grainau up to the Eibsee is easy to cycle on. It's recommended to have a little break here and just enjoy the view on the turquoise blue lake and the highest mountain of Germany, the Zugspitze. From here, you can continue underneath the rugged rock faces of the Zugspitze. This part of the tour first leads to the Hochthörlenhütte and then further down to Ehrwald.
Between the Wetterstein mountain range and the Mieminger mountain chain you'll be cycling upwards to the Ehrwalder Alm and shortly after having passed it you'll continue downhill through the Gaistal. Here you'll be able to enjoy a view on the Hochwand, the Predigtstuhl and the Hohe Munde. Continue the tour comfortably to Mittenwald through Leutaschtal valley. With a view of Wetterstein in the south and Hoher Kranzberg in the north you'll be passing two lakes, Lautersee and Ferchensee, until you end up at the idyllically located Schlosshotel Elmau. You can head back to the starting point in Garmisch-Partenkirchen via Wamberg.
Waterproof clothing, bicycle helmet, drinking bottle, bicycle tool set, first-aid-set, sun protection are recommended.
- With an overall length of 49 miles the bike trail is among the 5 longest bike Trails in Germany available on TouriSpo.
- Elevated between 2382 ft and 5069 ft, the bike trail is the highest elevated bike Trails in Germany. You're facing an uphill climb of 2432 vertical meters on this bike trail. This is quite much. You should be fit to do this track. This makes the Bike Trail the one with the largest ascent in Germany.
- There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.
Highlights of the tour
Wamberg along with St. Anna is the highest located village with a church in Germany. The whole village is listed as a historical monument.
Don't forget your swimming suit when you come here in summer. Ferchensee and Lautersee as well as the Kainzenbad (swimming pool) offer a nice opportunity to refresh yourself.
Take motorway A95 towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Stay on this motorway until it ends at Eschenlohe. Continue on B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen towards the district Partenkirchen/ Mittenwald/ Innsbruck. Turn right after the intersection at the city hall (fourth traffic light), then turn left at the second traffic light towards the train station.
From Mittenwald on, stay on B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then follow the signs to Munich. Turn left at the intersection at the city hall (third traffic lights), then turn left at the second traffic lights.
Take the B23 from Reutte/ Ehrwald/ Tirol/ Grainau towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen and keep following the signs leading towards the district Partenkirchen if you're coming from Austria. After using the under-crossing at the St.-Martin-Straße, the road will sharply turn to the right. Then turn right at the traffic light towards the train station.
Trains go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen from Munich, Reutte, and Innsbruck on a regular basis.