Mountainbiking recommended route

Mountain bike - up to Kuhalm

Mountainbiking · Zugspitz Region
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This tour leads us to the Upper Bavarian mountain bike Eldorado.
Distance 24.6 km
2:30 h
1,153 m
132 m
From Murnau we follow the bike route in the direction of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In Eschenlohe we cross the Loisach bridge and reach Krottenkopfstraße straight ahead. At the end of this street there is a timber yard where the signage for the hiking trail to the mountain Hohe Kisten starts. We go around the boom gate and remain on the wide forest road up to the alpine pasture Reschlealm. After a small ascent our gaze falls down to the left on the steeply sloping cliffs of the Asamklamm gorge.

The arduous route continues 2.5 km uphill. To our left, the view of the manor house Schloss Wengwies becomes smaller and smaller. In the right curve, the trail reveals the sight of the summit of the Heimgarten. We enjoy the downhill ride to a little waterfall below the alpine pasture Pustertalalm, but we cannot rest because now the route goes uphill again.

We come to a bend and find ourselves in the most rustic and dangerous part of our tour. On the left is the 150-metre deep Kessellaine ravine, above us is the summit of the Simetsberg, and halfway down to the right is the large waterfall plunging into the ravine. The wayside shrines in this area warn us against foolishness and risk. From here there are also two springs for quenching our thirst.

Once you can recognise the mountain peaks of the Karwendel mountain range through the treetops and the black Wildsee spreads out at your feet, it is only 1 km up to our destination, the Kuhalm (1,721 m), which offers refreshments.

Highest point
1,706 m
Lowest point
621 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Please always be considerate of pedestrians and hikers. Draw attention to yourself in due time, reduce speed, and dismount and push the bike on narrow trails. We call for respectful cooperation among hikers and bikers.

In case of emergency, please notify the nearest rescue coordination centre. Regardless of location, you can reach this throughout Germany under the telephone number 112.

Tips and hints

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Kultur- und Tagungszentrum Murnau (685 m)
47.677989, 11.199400
47°40'40.8"N 11°11'57.8"E
32T 665080 5282854




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Public transport

Bus stop: Murnau Postamt

Bus lines around Murnau:

9601 Weilheim - Huglfing - Uffing - Murnau

9607 Murnau - Ohlstadt - Ettal and back (only on saturdays!)

9611 Kochel - Schlehdorf - Großweil - Ohlstadt - Murnau  9620 Murnau - Riegsee - Aidling - Murnau

9621 Murnau - Seehausen - Grafenaschau

9631 Murnau - Obersöchering / Uffing - Eglfing

9641 Murnau - Seehausen - Uffing - Kirnberg

Train stations: Murnau Bahnhof and Murnau Ort (Route Murnau - Oberammergau), Murnau Bahnhof (Route München - Murnau - Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

Guests in “The Blue Land” and the “Ammergau Alps” regions can use a variety of bus lines free of charge with the electronic guest card or the KönigsCard. You can obtain further information at:

Getting there

From Munich via the A95 motorway and St2062 state road as well as from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the federal highway B2


Please note: guests in “The Blue Land” and the “Ammergau Alps” regions can park free of charge at a variety of municipal parking areas (maximum parking time may not be exceeded) with the electronic guest card or the KönigsCard.


47.677989, 11.199400
47°40'40.8"N 11°11'57.8"E
32T 665080 5282854
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kartenmaterial erhalten Sie in den Tourist-Infos sowie in den Gemeindeverwaltungen im Blauen Land. Gerne können Sie Prospekte über unser Prospektbestellungstool unter bestellen.


In order to guarantee a smooth cycling tour we recommend the following equipment:


  • Bicycle helmet
  • Gloves
  • Short or long cycling pants
  • Short or long jersey
  • Rain jacket
  • Good shoes, possibly with click-in mechanism
  • Sunglasses
  • Drinking system
  • Food
  • First aid kit
  • GPS device + second set of batteries
  • Up-to-date map (scale 1:50,000)
  • Spare inner tube, pump
  • Tools
  • Camera
  • Money

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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24.6 km
2:30 h
1,153 m
132 m
Linear route


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