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Mountain biking trails in Bavaria


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Bavaria is not only a popular vacation destination amongst hikers, mountaineers and skiers, but also attracts many passionate mountain bikers. If you think about mountain biking in Bavaria you might primarily think of the challenging tours in the Bavarian Alps. There are numerous challenging ascents and speedy descents situated within spectacular scenery of Zugspitze and Watzmann. An alternative for easier routes are the tracks in northern Bavaria.
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The Most Beautiful mountain biking trails in Bavaria

Alpenrosen auf der Prinschenalpe
Mountainbiking · Allgäu
Biking from Sonthofen to the Ochsenkopfsattel
Premium content Difficulty S2 moderate
32 km
3:30 h
1,017 m
1,017 m
This tour is a real crossing of the Allgäu mountain range between Riedbergerhorn and Ofterschwanger Horn. Long, sometimes steep paths into the Bolgental-valley, trial-passages with short carrying-passages and one heck of a descend make for a great day on the saddle.
Almidylle auf der Litzlalm
Mountainbiking · Berchtesgadener Land
MTB: 01 - Litzlalm
recommended route Difficulty moderate
18.1 km
2:30 h
525 m
525 m
Die Mountainbike Tour auf die Litzlalm ist einer der Kurztourenklassiker und ist neben dem Bike-Erlebnis auch eine gesellige Tour und deshalb sehr beliebt bei jung und alt.
The Maurer Alm in front of the Gedererwand.
Mountainbiking · Chiemsee-Alpenland
Circumnavigation of the Kampenwand by mountain bike
recommended route Difficulty moderate
34.8 km
4:15 h
1,648 m
1,652 m
The tour around the Kampenwand offers a colourful mix of fine gravel paths, rough cart tracks and fantastic single trails. In addition, there are several cosy alpine huts that tempt you to stop for a bite to eat and a grandiose panorama that stretches from Lake Chiemsee across the Chiemgau Alps to the Kaiser Mountains.
The first section of our tour takes us leisurely along the left bank of the Danube.
Mountainbiking · Bavarian Forest
Mountain biking around Donaustauf
recommended route Difficulty moderate
28.7 km
3:30 h
516 m
516 m
This mountain bike tour takes us along the Danube and over steep climbs and winding gravel paths around the Donaustaufer Forst.
Tutzinger Hütte.
Mountainbiking · Toelzer Land
From Benediktbeuern to the Tutzinger Hütte
Premium content Difficulty moderate
23.4 km
3:00 h
799 m
799 m
The highlight of this tour is on the one hand the view from the Tutzinger Hütte, and on the other hand the flowing descent back down into the valley.
Blick über den Forggensee nach Füssen.
Mountainbiking · Allgäu
From Füssen to Hohenschwangau
Premium content Difficulty easy
22.3 km
1:45 h
450 m
448 m
This delightful MTB tour takes us from Füssen around the Schwarzenberg, to the Alpsee and to Hohenschwangau Castle.
A view of the Isar.
Mountainbiking · Toelzer Land
Along the Isar from Bad Tölz to Lenggries
Premium content Difficulty easy
38 km
3:00 h
250 m
250 m
The mountain bike tour between Bad Tölz and Lenggries is also suitable for families. We ride through forests and meadows along the Isar river.
Blick zur Käsplatte und Maierhof
Mountainbiking · Bavarian Forest
Käsplatten-Umrundung von St. Englmar-Ahorn
recommended route Difficulty S0 moderate
20.2 km
2:15 h
593 m
593 m
Die Käsplatte liegt nördlich von St. Englmar zwischen den Orten Kolmberg und Hinterwies.Die Rundtour führt uns erst entlang der Pröller-Westseite und dann weitläufig um die Käsplatte.
Der Wallberg, von Osten ausgehsen
Mountainbiking · Tegernsee-Schliersee
Around Wallberg, Risserkogel and Schinder by bike
Premium content Difficulty S1 difficult
46.4 km
4:00 h
960 m
960 m
On this beautiful tour we cycle from Rottach-Egern via Wildbad Kreuth to Bairache and back along the Weiße Valepp. In the process, we circle the Wallberg, the Risserkogel and the Schinder in one breath.
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Challenging ascents and flowing trails: Tours in the Bavarian Alps

Do want to gather endless meters of altitude? In that case Bavaria’s south – from the Berchtesgadener Alps, Chiemgau Alps, the Karwendel, Wetterstein formation to the Ammergau and Allgaeu Alps – is the right place to be!

Strenuous tours at Kampenwand are rewarded with the beautiful landscape of Chiemsee, whereas mountain bikers that bike uphill in the region of Berchtesgaden-Königssee to be spoiled at a traditional alpine (alm) hut. The lap around the Wetterstein formation is a classic for trained tour bikers.

In the Allgaeu Alps athletic bikers climb up the hills in Oberstdorf and Bad Hindelang.

Mountain biking in the foothills of the Alps

The hilly Bavarian alpine foothills provide numerous fun tours. Oberallgaeu is another popular mountain bike region where bikers climb up the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park around Immenstadt and Oberstdorf.

Moreover, the regions of Tegernsee-Schliersee and Tölzerland provide mountain bikers with a vast network of trails. Especially passionate mountain bikers that live in/around Munich tend to pack up their bikes over the weekend to come here.

Tracks and Bike Parks in northern Bavaria

There are plenty of adventures tracks in the northern parts of Bavaria as for example in the Bavarian Forest, Fichtel Mountains or Rhön Mountains. The trails near Augsburg, Regensburg and Ingolstadt provide more gentle ascents and descents.

If you want to improve your technique you should check out Bike Parks in Bischofsmais or Osternohe.


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