This cycling tour passes through beautiful and varied scenery while following the Loisach River. The mountain stream has its source in the Austrian town of Ehrwald and winds past tall mountain peaks and through pristine forests and meadows. And what is best is that you can enjoy all these sights without having to struggle up steep inclines. In addition to the scenery and exercise, the tour also offers educational titbits: along the clear mountain stream on its way through Tyrol, Austria and Upper Bavaria, you will find numerous boards with information on the history of timber rafting on the Loisach River. You can choose to do the total distance of 100 kilometres as a one-way ride or as a round tour. The tour can always be adapted to your wishes and needs. One way is to take the train. Several of the towns along the route are serviced by train, such as Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Farchant, Oberau, Eschenlohe, Ohlstadt, Murnau a. Staffelsee and Kochel a. See.
When your legs get tired, you can refresh them in the cool mountain water of the Loisach.
Information on the Loisach-Radweg bike route and interesting recreational options is available directly at the Tourist Information Centre of Murnau.
All of the communities along the Loisach River and the Kreisentwicklungsgesellschaft (county development association) of Garmisch-Partenkirchen are working on realising the plan to have uniform signs along the route within Germany.
The bicycle ride from Lake Constance (Bodensee) to the Königssee Lake offers impressive views of the Alps and cultural treasures alongside the route. The tour begins in Lindau on Lake Constance, passes through the Allgäu region, leading to the royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein, and continues on to Murnau on the Staffelsee Lake.
Here, nature is unspoiled and invites you to linger a while: the Murnauer Moos bog, the three splendid lakes around the artists' town – Staffelsee, Riegsee and Froschhauser See – plus the alpine foothills. The small town in the Blue Land is also very cosmopolitan culturally. This is where the cradle of the Expressionist movement is located: in the Münter House. Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter were only two of the internationally renowned artists living in Murnau who were associated with the Blue Rider group. Their works of art can be viewed in museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, but you will also find important creations in our museum in a castle, the Schloßmuseum. Nature, art and culture invite you to stay a while.
From Murnau, your bike ride to Berchtesgaden on the Königssee Lake takes you to Bad Tölz, Gmund on the Tegernsee Lake and the Schliersee Lake. Next you will pass through the picturesque Chiemgau region with its Bavarian "sea", the Chiemsee Lake, the royal palace of Herrenchiemsee on an island and a backdrop of countless peaks before entering the world of miners, namely Bad Reichenhall. This is where the table salt by the same name is excavated from the depths of the Alps. From here, it is just a few kilometres to your destination, the Königssee Lake. At the end of your long bike excursion, the spire of St. Bartholomä (St. Bartholomew), a word-famous pilgrimage church framed by tall mountains, points towards heaven on the opposite shore.
The route is predominantly car-free from start to finish. Although most of the route is paved, there are occasional sections with gravel or sand. You can find a map and a detailed description of the route along with recreational tips and accommodations (in German and English) at www.bodensee-koenigssee-radweg.de.
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