Mountain bike through Garmisch

Discover our beautiful region by bike! If you want to cycle across the Alps, you are in good company, because a bike tour in Garmisch or the surrounding area has been very popular for decades. Garmisch has a lot to offer not only for hikers: Particularly in summer and autumn, cycling fans are drawn to the sometimes humpbacked pistes - transalpine cyclists climb our mountains and get their money's worth!

Crossing the Alps by bike

Whether it's the Isar cycle path, the Albrecht route or a tour around the mountain lake - our tips for leisurely to challenging Transalp MTB tours:

Transalp MTB - easy tours for beginners

Bike riding in garmisch

With over 200 MTB routes around Garmisch, there are many tours that are also suitable for beginners, e.g. the Transalp Tour from Oberjoch to Lake Garda. Also the MTB Transalp-Tour to the Enningalm is a great tour, which is also feasible for beginners. Shortly before the end of the tour, the biker can expect a strenuous ascent and in between a stage where the bike has to be carried, but you will be rewarded with a great view and a rapid descent. A second very recommendable Zugspitz tour with mountain bike is the one in the Wetterstein mountains from the Eibsee in Garmisch over the Kreuzalm up to the Hochalm.

If you are looking for much more relaxed MTB tours around Garmisch, the best way is to circumnavigate one of the bathing or mountain lakes. This is especially nice in midsummer. Because in this time you can put the bike aside and interrupt the tour with a jump into the refreshing water.

Alpencross routes for demanding cyclists

Hobby racing cyclists and experienced MTB riders get their money's worth on Zugspitz tours with mountain bikes:

Transalp-Tour with racing bike

Crossing the Alps by MTB from Garmisch to Lake Garda: the incredibly popular Albrecht route stretches for almost 500 km through the middle of the Alps. This mountain bike tour from Garmisch takes about 7 days, but there are numerous shortcuts and alternatives so that bikers can flexibly adapt their personal route. Sometimes the bike has to be carried. Those who set off on this Transalp route will be rewarded with a lot of fantastic views over the Alps.

With the MTB from Garmisch to the Albrecht Route

Crossing the Alps by MTB from Garmisch to Lake Garda: the incredibly popular Albrecht route stretches for almost 500 km through the middle of the Alps. This mountain bike tour from Garmisch takes about 7 days, but there are numerous shortcuts and alternatives so that bikers can flexibly adapt their personal route. Sometimes the bike has to be carried. Those who set off on this Transalp route will be rewarded with a lot of fantastic views over the Alps.

Bike Transalp

The great highlight for cycling fans in the Alps is the Bike-Transalp, which has been taking place south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the middle of the Alps since 1998. However, this route is not for beginners, but is aimed at enduring bikers. Not only does the route clearly exceed the 500 kilometre mark, it also requires a lot of altitude difference. A real challenge for cyclists and an exciting sporting event for tourists.

Discover Garmisch along the Isar cycle path

Mountain bike on the Isar cycle path

Those who set out on the varied and quite demanding cycle tour of the Isar cycle path should not miss to make a small detour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This is located directly on the Isar cycle path and thus offers you further highlights on the tour without much effort. The nice thing about the tour is that it is suitable both for slower cyclists who want to discover Garmisch and the other places while cycling comfortably, and for sporty cyclists who want to leave the 300 km behind with their racing bike in the shortest time.

(For details on promising MTB route planners, please refer directly to the websites of the respective providers).

Equipment for the alpine cross routes

Please attach great importance to suitable equipment, so that you are not only perfectly equipped for any weather, but also, and above all, safe on any slope. This means, in particular, taking the right bike with you for your tour or choosing the right tour for your bike and your skills. If you don't know the terrain yet, you can ask for all the information you need from providers of guided or unguided mountain bike tours. There you can also get tips about great sights. Many tour operators also offer luggage transport during the MTB tour from Garmisch.

...and then fall tired into a comfortable bed

Are you still looking for the right accommodation in Garmisch? After a breathtaking, but also exhausting mountain bike tour in Garmisch, you can relax in our holiday apartments, come to rest and recharge your batteries for the next MTB tour.

Accommodation for groups: For cycling fans, who prefer to travel in groups to make the slopes unsafe with their bikes together with friends, we also offer larger holiday apartments with up to 8 beds as well as comfortable holiday homes, which also offer plenty of storage space for all your bike equipment.

Simply contact us or book directly!