CYCLING & MOUNTAINBIKING
Holidays on two wheels
The fastener of your helmet gently clicks as it tightens. You hop onto the saddle, the handlebars of your bike are still cold under your fingers, and you know: This is going to be a great day. And you’re absolutely right. How could a bike tour not be perfect when the ingredients are “family idyll”, “landscape beauty” and/or “action and adrenaline”?
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, there’s more than enough of that. No wonder the signposted trail network is so popular with bikers of all kinds. More than 453 kilometres offer something for every two-wheel enthusiast: relaxed excursion with the little ones, challenging mountain tour or speedy downhill trip.
Leisurely and relaxed biking fun past blooming Alpine meadows or action-packed endurance sport – biking in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an all-round experience for every pedal-pusher!
Two wheels? Sure – but with a few HP! In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you’ll also love to hop onto the saddle of a motorcycle: There are numerous spectacular motorcycle routes in the Bavarian, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps!
your way around the zugspitze
Gravel bikes are a combination of racing bikes and cross bikes. With their treaded tyres, gravel bikes are suitable for riding on a wide variety of substrates such as gravel and off-road. Unlike racing bikes, you sit upright so that even longer tours are possible in a relaxed manner on a gravel bike. The route network around Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers perfect conditions for this new trend sport.
Biking on level ground: You only do that on your way to the supermarket? Your motto is “Home is where the mountains are …”, because that’s the only place where you can give it your all on the bike? Then, the impressive mountain world surrounding Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers you plenty of opportunities to get vertical!
Over hedge and ditch, roots and gravel, a nature experience times ten – that’s the stuff that mountain bike adventures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are made of. In the mood for some inspiration? Have a look at some of the best tours that await you at the holiday resort …
|Lake Plansee round||Lake Eibsee round||Around the Wetterstein range|
You crave even more adventures? Nothing’s easier than that: In our GaPa tour planner you’ll quickly and easily find the best mountain bike tours for every taste!
In case you don’t know the area around the Zugspitze like the back of your bike glove already, don’t worry – you can still hop onto your bike in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Experienced guides will take you on a guided tour to unforgettable locations that make every tour a special adventure on the saddle.
Mountain bike or e-bike – during a guided tour, you’ll get to know Garmisch-Partenkirchen from its most beautiful sides!
Renting bikes and e-bikes
You’d like to try the latest model? Maybe even explore the mountains with some artificial “tailwind”? At the rental stations in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you have the possibility to rent and test state-of-the-art bikes and e-bikes to your heart’s content. That’s what makes a bike holiday even more stress-free, wouldn’t you agree?
Find out more about all rental stations for bikes and e-bikes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!
BIKE EVEREST TIROL
More than just cycling
A completely new adventure awaits mountain bike enthusiasts this summer. A total of 8,848 hm have to be conquered - which corresponds exactly to the height of Mount Everest as the highest mountain in the world. The extraordinary tour leads 285 km in seven stages through the Bike Land Tyrol.
The tour starts in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with an impressive round trip that leads over one of the steepest climbs in the Eastern Alps. The tour continues to the Eibsee at the foot of the Zugspitze, up to the Hochtörle Hütte in the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena. The varied tour takes us along the old Roman road over the Fernpass down to the Gurgltal valley in Imst. After a detour into the Lechtal Alps, you continue above the Inn Valley, over the Kronburg towards Landeck, into the alpine mountain landscapes of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. The Tyrolean Oberland with one of the most beautiful places in Tyrol, the Pfundser Tschey, forms the penultimate stage before the destination Plamort near Nauders on the Reschen Pass is targeted.
An experience with or without an electric motor
Both experienced mountain bikers and more leisurely e-bike fans are admitted to the BIKE EVEREST TIROL. The tour starts in May and ends in early/mid-October. Whether you tackle the entire tour in one week or take your time over the summer is up to you. Every finisher receives a certificate and the BIKE EVEREST TIROL trophy. There is also a chance to win high-quality prizes in the big competition.
Together it's more fun
On top of that, even less trained friends and family members can support "their athletes" as part of the accompanying tour anchored in the overall concept. The programme includes both regional leisure activities and summit happiness shared with the athletes through the support of mountain railways and locally borrowed e-bikes.
Taking a break and refuelling
The first bite into a hearty piece of bread with smoked bacon. The long-desired sip of cold beer straight from the barrel. A forkful of heavenly sweet Apfelschmarrn. All that tastes even better when you have the breathtaking mountain scenery right in front of you and an extensive bike tour behind you.
Summit conquest by bike or leisurely family tour – the mountain huts, restaurants and cafés in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are perfect for taking a break, savouring culinary delights and letting your mind wander.
Want to get a little taste of that? That’s easy – just browse the culinary offers in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!