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Circular Mountain Bike Tour to Wamberg

Bike Riding · Zugspitz Region
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  • Wamberg
    / Wamberg
    Photo: Markt Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Blick auf die Sprungschanzen und dem Gudiberg
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Sonnenaufgang am Eckbauer
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
m 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 12 10 8 6 4 2 km P 11 - Parkplatz am Bahnhof Rodelbahn am Kainzenbad Wamberg, Gasthof Kainzenbad Pfeiffer Alm Kapelle
A demanding but rather short mountain bike tour with a partially very steep ascent and a great downhill section back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


Distance 13.6 km
1:22 h
354 m
354 m
Wamberg, which is the highest altitude village in Germany with its own church, is as pristine as the nature surrounding it. With its shingle roofs, wooden gables and balconies, the old farm houses are cozy and inviting. You will feel like you are living in times long gone. Surrounded by meadows and forest, time seems to pass more slowly here. Visit the Berggasthof Wamberg restaurant, have a bite to eat or refreshments and enjoy the views before you start the downhill run.


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

Author’s recommendation

Wamberg is Germany’s highest altitude village with its own church. The complete village is listed. Enjoy some refreshments or something to eat as well as the beautiful views seen from the terrace of the Berggasthof Wamberg.


At the intersection of the "Alten Gasteig” and the access to the state road B2, you can turn left and ride uphill to the Pfeiffer-Alm and Gschwandtnerbauern. Both Alpine huts are very popular with hikers and mountain bikers.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Update: May 19, 2021
Highest point
1,007 m
Lowest point
703 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Caution: After you have crossed the B2, there is an ungated crossing after a small forest section - ensure to not go too fast downhill there.


Tips and hints



Bahnhof (train station) Garmisch-Partenkirchen (707 m)
47.491187, 11.098338
47°29'28.3"N 11°05'54.0"E
32T 658056 5261884

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the station's main entrance, drive straight ahead on Bahnhofstraße until you reach the intersection at the town hall (Rathauskreuzung). Turn right and follow the main road to the second traffic light (the Shell petrol station is on the left hand side) and keep to the left. When Ludwigstraße starts, turn right and cycle uphill. You will pass the “Alte Gasteig” and “Schöne Aussicht”. After approx. 4 km, drive downhill at the intersection in the direction of the state road B2. Follow the cycle path until the signs point you to Wamberg at the other side of the road. Cross the state road. Caution: Do not go too fast downhill, as there is an ungated crossing after a small forest. Subsequently, the asphalted road leads with some steep sections to Wamberg, which is a mountain village. In the centre of the village, you are free to choose: If you do not want to miss the relaxed part of the tour, turn left to the Wamberg mountain restaurant. If you want to continue your tour immediately, turn right and cycle downhill to the hospital. This road is a partially very steep dirt road. When you have reached the valley, turn left at the Kainzenbad and pass the Olympia Skistadion (Olympic Skiing Stadium) and continue along the railway tracks. Turn right at the first crossing (Kochelbergstraße) and cross the railway tracks. From here, cycle back to the station via Gehfeld- and Lagerhausstraße.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Hourly connections from and to München Hbf (Munich central station) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 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 the Partenkirchen part of town and 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. From there, follow the signs to München (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 then 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)


47.491187, 11.098338
47°29'28.3"N 11°05'54.0"E
32T 658056 5261884
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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13.6 km
1:22 h
354 m
354 m
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