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Mountain bike tour – Lake Plansee route

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  • Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, am Plansee - Blick auf Thaneller
    / Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, am Plansee - Blick auf Thaneller
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
  • / Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, am Plansee
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
  • / Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, Blick auf Geierköpfe
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
  • / Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, Singletrail
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
  • / Mountainbiketour - Planseerunde, Abfahrt durch das Neidernachtal
    Photo: Thorsten Unseld, Thorsten Unseld
m 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Gasthof Fischerwirt Schloss & Park Linderhof Rotmoossattel Gröbl-Alm Ammerwaldalm Plansee Gröbl-Alm Döttenbichl
Oberammergau - Ettaler Mühle - Graswang - Linderhof - Ammerwald - Plansee - Griesen - Graswang - Oberammergau
Distance 65 km
6:00 h
699 m
699 m
1,209 m
794 m

Author’s recommendation

Ein Bad im Plansee ist bei dieser Tour fast schon obligatorisch.
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Update: November 11, 2021
S1 moderate
Highest point
1,209 m
Lowest point
794 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Die Tour ist nach bestem Wissen zusammengestellt, eine Gewähr für die Richtigkeit der Angaben wird nicht gegeben. Die Befahrung erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr und kann mit den üblichen, beim Aufenthalt im Gebirge immer vorhandenen Risiken verbunden sein. Jede Haftung ist ausgeschlossen.

Bitte nehmen Sie immer Rücksicht auf Fußgänger und Wanderer. Machen Sie sich rechtzeitig bemerkbarreduzieren Sie die Geschwindigkeit und steigen auf engen Wegen ab und schieben das Fahrrad. Wir appellieren für ein respektvolles Miteinander von Wanderer und Biker.

Tips and hints

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Tourist-Info Oberammergau (832 m)
47.596094, 11.062004
47°35'45.9"N 11°03'43.2"E
32T 655010 5273469


Tourist-Info Oberammergau

Turn-by-turn directions

Begin at the Tourist Information Centre at "Ammergauer Haus" and proceed in a southerly direction as far as the Ammer Bridge. Cross the river and turn left onto the cycle path until you reach the road leading to Linderhof. Cross the main road and pass through the Mühlwald forest past Dickelschwaig Forest Lodge until just before Graswang.
Cycle over the Linder Bridge and turn left. Once you have passed Graswang, you will enjoy a highly varied route to Linderhof. It is worth making a small diversion to see the palace.

From Linderhof, take the main road, which will now begin to climb. After a short and quite steep ascent with hairpin bends, you will reach the highest point at 1120 metres. A short time later, the "Ammerwald Alm" will come into view on the right-hand side. There are now only a few kilometres to go, past the "Hotel Ammerwald" (now heading downhill) before you reach the shiny blue-green and cool waters of Lake Plansee.

From the campsite at the lake, a road leading round anti-clockwise along the shore offers several bathing opportunities. The forest road that follows climbs slightly as you move away from the lake. You reach a viewing point and follow the forest road through the Neidernach Valley to Griesen.

From here, proceed along the cycle path heading towards Grainau or Garmisch-Partenkirchen until you reach the hikers' car park at "Ochsenhütte" (railway crossing). From here, follow the forest road over a cattle grid. This forest road rises steeply at some points as it leads up to the "Rotmoos" (1210 metres). Cycle downhill back to Linderhof and return to Oberammergau via the route that is now familiar to you.  


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


bus stop: Oberammergau, train station or Eugen-Papst-Str.            
9606 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Oberammergau - Wieskirche - Füssen
9606 Füssen - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
9621 Oberammergau - Saulgrub - Bad Kohlgrub - Murnau
9622 Oberammergau - Ettal - Linderhof (Palace)
train stop: Bhf Oberammergau (Murnau -   Oberammergau)

Guests in the Ammergauer Alps Region can use their electronic guest pass or the "KönigsCard" to obtain free bus travel. 

Getting there

A95, B23 to Oberammergau via Ettal


Parking spaces in Eugen-Papst-Str. opposite of the Tourist Information Office


47.596094, 11.062004
47°35'45.9"N 11°03'43.2"E
32T 655010 5273469
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 Um die Mountainbiketour bereits von zu Hause aus zu planen empfehlen wir unseren interaktiven Tourenplaner.

Vor Ort in den Tourist-Informationen erhalten Sie folgende Karten: - Radkarte „Thementouren Zugspitz Region“, Mountainbikekarte „Mein Bikerevier“.


Radverleih + Reparatur

Um eine reibungslose Radtour durch die Ammergauer Alpen zu garantieren empfehlen wir Ihnen folgende Ausrüstung:

  • Fahrradhelm
  • Handschuhe
  • Kurze oder lange Radlerhose
  • Kurzes oder langes Trikot
  • Regenjacke
  • Gute Schuhe evtl. mit Klick
  • Sonnenbrille
  • Trinksystem
  • Verpflegung
  • Erste-Hilfe-Set
  • GPS-Gerät + zweiter Satz Batterien
  • Aktuelle Karte (Maßstab 1:50 000)
  • Ersatzschlauch, Pumpe
  • Werkzeug
  • Fotoapparat
  • Geld

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Bernhard Bartel
July 19, 2015 · Community
Schöne Tour - aber lang und anstrengend. Der letzte Anstieg ist echt hart - zuvor was essen und trinken. Gute Kondition erforderlich - leicht fand ich die Tour nicht. Schön wenn man es geschafft hat 👍.
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S1 moderate
65 km
6:00 h
699 m
699 m
Highest point
1,209 m
Lowest point
794 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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