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Bavaria / Bayern

south of München / Munich

  • farms Holzkirchen - Gmund am Tegernsee - Bad Tölz 2009 [ map on Bikely | GPX ]

pretty farmland south of Munich / München which Sharon + I rode in September 2009. Lots of quiet roads, horses, cows, little villages. Three towns with food options, one big view of Tegern lake (optionally could ride around the Tegernsee lake). For more info and other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de. One or two short sections on dirt/gravel, otherwise asphalt surface, mostly in sound condition. Route is the GPS points from our riding that day (with minor edits). Holzkirchen is close to exit of Autobahn 8. This route not checked by use since 2009.

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Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau loop 2009

Castles and lakes, cows and horses, some single-lane asphalt roads, some big views, delightful villages, wide fields, big forests -- mostly avoiding high-traffic roads -- 69 mile loop in southern Bavaria / Bayern (and partly in northern Tyrolia / Tirol, Austria). See www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de - routeID [denpo] for info + alternatives + links. All on reasonably good asphalt except for one short section on dirt (which could be avoided). Some long gentle sections, some long moderate climbs, some short steep climbs. We've done it once so far (except one section we also did a year earlier), the track given is from our GPS. We thought it was a great ride so we're sharing it, but it's possible there are some mistakes or problems we didn't notice. This route not checked by us since 2009.

GPX file with all tracks (A, B, C, altC below) + key waypoints for GPS navigation

see map on Bikely | notes on Bikely | overview map on Google maps

for single overall track in GPX or KML format, can download those from Bikely map

Passes thru: Füssen (Fuessen), Hohenschwangau, Pinswang (Austria), Reutte (Austria), Breitenwang, Plansee (Austria), Schloss Linderhof, Ettal, Oberammergau, Unterammergau, Altenau, Unternogg, Morgenbach, Wildsteig, Steingaden, Ursprung, Lechbruck, Prem, Rauchenbichl, Brunnen, Schwangau, Hohenschwangau.

Description on Bikely: Castles and lakes, big forests, also some wide fields with cows and horses -- mostly avoiding high-traffic roads. We did this as one section of a single-day loop ride of 111 km (or less), but some riders might want to use it as a stage of a longer multi-day tour. Though it starts and ends in Germany, much of the middle goes thru Austria.

For more detail and connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de - routeID [denpoa].
Also check the labels on route points or on the Cue Sheet for warnings and alternate route possibilities.

Visits two famous castles with remarkable exterior looks: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof - (recommend planning an extra 45 minutes off the bike to walk around the exterior of Linderhof). A long section beside a mountain lake and thru a forest with very little human development. Oberammergau is famous for its "passion play", and this route goes past the playhouse, but apart from that the town is pretty and pleasant to visit.

All on reasonably good asphalt except for one short section on dirt (which could be avoided). Some long gentle sections, some long moderate climbs, some short steep climbs.

For the other two sections of the loop, search on Bikely for [denpob], [denpoc].

We've done it once so far: the track given is from our GPS. We thought the full loop was a great ride so we're sharing it, but it's possible there are some mistakes or problems we didn't notice. This route not checked by us since 2009.

Passes thru: Füssen (Fuessen), Hohenschwangau, Reutte (Austria), Breitenwang, Plansee (Austria), Schloss Linderhof, Ettal, Oberammergau.

Description on Bikely: Wonderful farmland with cows and horses on moderate hills, fields and forests, delightful little villages, some big views -- mostly avoiding high-traffic roads. We did this as one section of a single-day loop ride of 111 km (or less) which returned to Oberammergau by way of Neuschwanstein castle and Austria. 

For more detail and connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de - routeID [denpob].
Also check the labels on route points or on the Cue Sheet for warnings and alternate route possibilities.

The town of Oberammergau is famous for its "passion play", and this route goes past the playhouse, but apart from that the town is pretty and pleasant to visit. Surprise is that the roads of this section go thru hilly farmland without significant steep climbs.

For the other two sections of the loop, search on Bikely for [denpoc], [denpoa].

We've done it once so far: the track given is from our GPS. We thought the full loop was a great ride so we're sharing it, but it's possible there are some mistakes or problems we didn't notice. This route not checked by us since 2009.

Passus thru: Oberammergau, Unterammergau, Altenau, Unternogg, Morgenbach, Wildsteig, Steingaden.

Description on Bikely: Wonderful farmland with lakes and forests, cows and horses, delightful little villages, some big views, which finishes aimed toward the most spectacular castle in Europe -- mostly avoiding high-traffic roads. We did this as one section of a single-day loop ride of 111 km (or less) which returned to Steingaden by way of Austria and Oberammergau.

For more detail and connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de - routeID [denpoc].
Also check the labels on route points or on the Cue Sheet for warnings and alternate route possibilities.

Some steep climbing sections, which we think are well rewarded by big views, fun downhills, and interesting quiet roads. But to avoid much of the steepness (but less interesting and much more motor traffic noise) we've also done an alternate route more direct: Steingaden - Halblech - Neuschwanstein: can search on Bikely for [denpoc2].

For the other two sections of the loop, search on Bikely for [denpoa], [denpob].

We've done it once so far: the track given is from our GPS. We thought the full loop was a great ride so we're sharing it, but it's possible there are some mistakes or problems we didn't notice. This route not checked by us since 2009.

Passes thru: Steingaden, Ursprung, Lechbruck, Prem, Rauchenbichl, Brunnen, Schwangau, Hohenschwangau, Füssen (Fuessen)

Description on Bikely: Riding thru farmland with cows and horses, some big views, and finishing aimed toward the most spectacular castler in Europe.  Alternate to section C of "Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau loop" (search on bikely for [denpoc] -- with shorter and fewer steep sections than section C -- but less interesting + scenic and with more motor traffic noise (because much is close to road 17).

For an alternate route for this section, more interesting and scenic, and less motor traffic noise (but longer distance and some steeper hills), can search on Bikely for [denpoc].

For more detail and connections to other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/de - routeID [denpoc2].

We've done it once so far: the track given is from our GPS. We thought the full loop was a great ride so we're sharing it, but it's possible there are some mistakes or problems we didn't notice. This route not checked by us since 2009.

Passes thru: Steingaden, Trauchgau, Halblech, Schwangau, Hohenschwangau, Füssen (Fuessen)

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