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From Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the Eng

Starting point: Bahnhof (train station) Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Ending point:

  • Route length:110,1 km
  • Highest point: m
  • Altitude uphill:1234 m
  • Duration:5 Std
The tour to the Eng leads through a varied and impressive landscape. First, take the state roads B2 and B11 to Wallgau, then a short detour, and afterwards, slightly downhill, to Vorderriß. The street to the valley’s end and the turning point at the mountain inn Alpengasthof Eng always goes slightly uphill and can be much frequented – especially at weekends.

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At the station turn right and cross the taxi stand to Lagerhausstraße. This street leads into Gehfeldstraße. After ca. 200 m, the road forks, in which you will go left onto Kohlstattstraße to the Schornstraße. After a further 200 m, turn right onto Fritz-Müller-Straße and follow it up to the railway track. Turn left there onto Wildenauer Straße and follow it to Mittenwalder Straße. Cross this street and take the cycle track on the left hand side, leading you uphill to the turnoff Pfeifferalm/Schlattan, but afterwards downhill to Kaltenbrunn. Here you should cross the street in a tunnel and always stay on the cycle track on the right side. From Gerold, you need to take the state road B2 to Klais. From here you can go to Krün on the cycle track. In Krün, turn left to Wallgau. Now, the first test lies ahead of you with a steep uphill climb. Turn right at the sign to “Vorderriß/Sylvensteinsee”. Now, you can look forward to a varied section (Isar-Radweg, cycle track along the Isar river), because you keep going up and down until you reach Vorderriß (782 m). There you go on to the right to Hinterriß (Großer Ahornboden/Eng). Now, you will probably need to shift your gears down. The uphill sections outweigh the downhill ones, in which you should follow the Rissbach stream for the most part. At the mountain inn Herzoglicher Alpenhof you will pass a toll station (cyclists free). Then, you will arrive at your destination, the mountain inn Alpengasthof Eng (1,203 m). This is half-time, so it is time for a “Brotzeit”, a traditional Bavarian hearty snack, because you need energy for the way back. The Große Ahornboden with its famous maple trees, surrounded by high mountains, invites you to take a break under the shady trees. When you have recovered, you can start the way back along the same route. Now, you can easily pedal to Vorderriß, always slightly downhill. In Vorderriß (782 m), take the left hand bend – in the direction of Wallgau (866 m). The altitude difference is not very high, but the street continuously ascends to Wallgau. Back to Krün, turn right, and go to Klais via Bärnbichl and lake Barmsee. Take the B2 for a short while and then, from Gerold, the cycle track to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. On the last downhill part towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can let your bike coast. At the bottom, just after the place name sign, cross the street and take Wildenauer Straße up to the railway tracks. The last part through Fritz-Müller-Straße, Schornstraße, Kohlstattstraße and Lagerhausstraße to the station rounds off the tour.

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Weatherproof clothing, cycling helmet, water bottle, repair kit, first-aid kit, and protection against the sun