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Family tour around Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Bike Riding · Zugspitz Region
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  • Blick auf den Kramer
    / Blick auf den Kramer
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Am Hergottsschrofen
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Blick vom Höhenrain in Grainau
    Photo: Bettina Plank, GaPa Tourismus
  • / Familie mit Rad
    Photo: Zugspitz Arena Bayern-Tirol / Thomas Marzusch
m 800 750 700 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Kapelle in Hammersbach Kapelle in Untergrainau Übersichtstafel Pfarrkirche St. Martin Zugspitzbahnhof Grainau Wasserfall Museum Aschenbrenner Infotafel
A simple tour that is perfect for families with small children and as a short training session after work.


Distance 18 km
1:15 h
109 m
104 m
This tour leads through a beautiful landscape and runs mostly on special cycle paths over flat meadows or on light traffic roads. The tour is perfect for families with young children. On hot days, you can ride in the shadow of trees. There are various possibilities to stop for refreshments or something to eat. Take a towel with you in case the children want to play at the shores of the Loisach River.


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


Author’s recommendation

You can also go on this tour the other way around. The cycle paths are well marked, in turn allowing you to extend the route as you wish, for example to Griesen or the Plansee (lake).
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourismus
Updated: May 20, 2021
Highest point
Oberer Dorfplatz Grainau, 777 m
Lowest point
Hammersbacher Fußweg, 693 m
Best time of year

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


Bahnhof in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Turn-by-turn directions

The cycle path starts opposite to the station on St.-Martin-Straße. Turn left onto St.-Martin-Strape and ride on it under the railway bridge and to the next intersection controlled by traffic lights (Klammstraße).  Leave the main road and turn left. Soon you will arrive at a path leading you over the railway tracks to the cycle path in the direction of Hammersbach. Turn right and continue on a well-asphalted road along the railway tracks. As soon as you reach the street to the Kreuzeck-/Alpspitzbahn cable cars, cross the street before you reach the crossing. From now on follow the path to the right to the footpath in the direction of Hammersbach. When you have arrived at Hammersbach, turn left and cross the railway tracks. The road will lead you directly through a residential area to the parking site for hikers. Turn left here and ride past the farm. Follow the signs to Grainau and turn accordingly. The road will lead you over the Oberen Dorfplatz (upper village square) to the Unteren Dorfplatz (lower village square). On the opposite side, turn right onto Straße am Krepbach, which will turn into a cycle and foot path directly alongside the stream. This path leads you to the end of Grainau where you will return to the main road. The route continues along the railway tracks, slightly downhill, to the state road B23, which you will have to cross. Pass the landing place of the canoeists and kayakers and cross the bridge over the Loisach River (Loisachbrücke) to the Herrgottschrofen. Turn right and ride slightly downhill through the forest until you arrive at a short ascent up to the residential area. Turn left here between the houses and right onto Äußere Maximilianstraße. Follow the street, which will turn into Loisachstraße. At the end of the street on the Loisachbrücke, turn right and follow the signs to the Bahnhof (station) - your starting point.


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Public transport

Hourly connections between München Hbf (Munich central station) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, regular connections to and 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. Follow the signs there 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


47.491187, 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

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

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18 km
1:15 h
109 m
104 m
Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly


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