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Around Lake Eibsee

Bike Riding · Zugspitz Region
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    Photo: Thomas Marzusch, Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol
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    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Brücke am Eibsee
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Blick auf das Eibseehotel
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Blick von der Zugspitze auf den Eibsee
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
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This mountain bike tour takes you through the idyllic forests surrounding Lake Eibsee. Magnificent views of its islands and the mighty rocks of the Wetterstein Mountains make this a unique tour.


32.5 km
2:15 h
816 m
816 m
This mountain bike tour takes you through the idyllic forests surrounding Lake Eibsee. There are no difficult passages, which makes this track ideal for beginners. The view of the turquoise-blue lake and its romantic islands in front of the jagged rock faces of the towering Zugspitze make this tour an impressive nature experience.


For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.

Author’s recommendation

Take your swimming gear – after the uphill climb, Lacke Eibsee invites you to take a plunge in front of an impressive backdrop.
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Updated: March 31, 2020
Highest point
1,044 m
Lowest point
706 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Please bear in mind the regulations for cycling around the lake. Parts of the way are only for walkers!


Phone number for Alpine emergencies: Phone 112 (Mountain Rescue Service)

Weather forecast for the local mountains of the Bayerischen Zugspitzbahn Bergbahnen cable car company: Phone +49 8821 797 979

Tips, hints and links



Bahnhof (train station) Garmisch-Partenkirchen (706 m)
47.491740, 11.097720
47°29'30.3"N 11°05'51.8"E
32T 658008 5261944

Turn-by-turn directions

At the station turn right and cross the taxi stand to Lagerhausstraße. This street leads into Gehfeldstraße. After ca. 200 m, the road forks. Ensure that you keep right. At the end of Kochelbergstraße cross the railway tracks and turn right. Keep alongside the tracks until you reach the bus station “Hammersbacher Fußweg”. Follow the street to the Alpspitzbahn cable car to the right until the Hammersbacher Fußweg (footpath) turns off to the right. In Hammersbach, you should cross the railway tracks and stay on the road to the right in the direction of Grainau. At the parking site for hikers the Hammersbacher Fußweg continues on to the left towards “Grainau, Baderssee, and Eibsee”. In Grainau, stay left and follow the Hauptstraße for ca. 600 m, in turn passing the guest house Alpenrose.


Then, the way to Lake Eibsee and Neuneralm turns off to the left in a slight right hand bend. After around 800 m turn right onto Thörlenweg (G3). At the hut Christlhütte cross the main road to Lake Eibsee and follow the forest track, which is rather level at first, but soon after it turns steeper. At the next junction cycle straight on uphill towards “Eibsee über Zierwald”. Another crossing and then you will go on straight ahead, then turn left, and straight on again, until you reach the cycling track G8. After another junction that you cross straight on follow the narrower forest track downhill. At the lake go right and after 20 m turn right again onto the circular path around Lake Eibsee. You can only go right, anti-clockwise, along the banks around the lake on the southern path. The way in the other direction is only for walkers. At the end of the southern path, near the Eibsee Hotel, you should follow the tarmac road uphill until you reach the turnoff to the parking site of the Zugspitzbahn cable car. Here, take a left turn and follow the narrow path in the forest downhill to the hut Christlhütte. From there, take the way you came in order to get back to your starting point.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (connections from Munich every hour, regular connections from Innsbruck and Reutte).


Getting there

Take the motorway A95 from Munich to its end at Eschenlohe, and then follow the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Drive in the direction of Partenkirchen/Mittenwald/Innsbruck. Turn right at the intersection at the town hall (4th traffic light), and then turn left to the train station at the second traffic light.

When coming from Mittenwald, take the state road B2 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There, follow the signs to Munich. At the town hall intersection (3rd traffic light), turn left, and then left again at the 2nd traffic light.

When coming from Reutte/Ehrwald/Tirol/Grainau, take the state road B23 into Garmisch-Partenkirchen and follow the signs to “Ortsteil Partenkirchen”. After the underpass on St.-Martin-Straße there is a sharp bend to the right, immediately followed by traffic lights. Here, you should turn right to the train station.


Bahnhof (train station), (P4, paid parking)



47.491740, 11.097720
47°29'30.3"N 11°05'51.8"E
32T 658008 5261944
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

GaPa Wanderführer mit KOMPASS Wanderkarte (1:35.000) und „Radeln & Moutainbiken“ erhältlich bei Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus und unter Alpenvereinskarte, Wetterstein- und Mieminger Gebirge, Östliches Blatt (1:25.000) freytag & berndt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Wettersteingebirge, Werdenfelserland (1:25.000) Mountainbike Touren Wetterstein Karwendel West-Estergebirge, AM BERG Verlag


Weatherproof clothing, cycling helmet, water bottle, repair kit, first-aid kit, and protection against the sun


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