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.
Safety informationPlease 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
Getting thereFrom Munich via the A95 motorway and St2062 state road as well as from Garmisch-Partenkirchen via the federal highway B2
ParkingPlease 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.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentIn order to guarantee a smooth cycling tour we recommend the following equipment:
- Bicycle helmet
- Short or long cycling pants
- Short or long jersey
- Rain jacket
- Good shoes, possibly with click-in mechanism
- Drinking system
- First aid kit
- GPS device + second set of batteries
- Up-to-date map (scale 1:50,000)
- Spare inner tube, pump
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)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- 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.