A popular and demanding mountain bike tour with impressive scenery.
Starting in Garmisch, pass the Olympia Skisstadion (Olympic skiing stadium) with its futuristic ski jump, where the New Year’s ski jumping contest of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every January. Continue on towards the Partnachklamm gorge. Across idyllic mountain meadows and through dreamy villages you will arrive in Elmau. Even before you reach the mountain pastures of the Wettersteinalm you can hear the bells of the young cattle grazing here in the summer. Surrounded by meadows, the Alpine hut is located at an altitude of 1,464 m. You can stop for refreshments here and enjoy the view of the majestic towering rocks of the Wetterstein Mountains.
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From the last junction it is only 5 km more to go to King Ludwig II’s hunting lodge Jagdschloss Schachen.
Updated: March 31, 2020
Rest StopHintergraseck, Almwirtschaft
Safety informationPhone 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 linkswww. gapa.de, www.schachenhaus.de
Getting thereTake 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.
ParkingBahnhof (train station), (P4, paid parking)
32T 657995 5261952
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWeatherproof clothing, cycling helmet, water bottle, repair kit, first-aid kit, and protection against the sun
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.