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The big tour to Lake Walchensee

Starting point: Garmisch-Partenkirchen station - Ending point:

  • Route length:77,6 km
  • Highest point: m
  • Altitude uphill:1014 m
  • Duration:3.25 Std
This tour is one of the classic racing bike tours in the Werdenfelser Land region. Even though it frequently takes you along major roads, the landscape is so beautiful and varied that time and time again, cycling this circular tour provides great enjoyment. The climb via Kesselberg is quite challenging, but once you reached the top, you will be rewarded with great views of the lakes Kochelsee and Walchensee. From here on, the route becomes a bit more relaxing until it culminates in a brilliant downhill stretch back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

For a more detailed description of the tour, please refer to "PDF Print" above.

From the main entrance of the station, go straight across the intersection in front of the town hall to Partenkirchen. After the chapel of St. Sebastian (Sebastianskircherl), turn left into Münchner Strasse and follow it until you reach the end of town towards Farchant. Continue on the state road B2 through Farchant and then via Oberau to Eschenlohe. In Eschenlohe follow Garmischer Strasse, turn left at the large bridge and follow Murnauer Strasse, which takes you back onto the state road B2. After approximately 3 kilometers, after the autobahn bridge, turn right to Ohlstadt. Ride through Ohlstadt, pass Schwaiganger on the left and carry on to Grossweil. In Grossweil, follow Hauptstrasse, after the tourist information, turn right via Kocheler Strasse towards Schlehdorf and Kochel am See. From Kochel, you will take Kesselbergstrasse past lake Kochelsee on to Walchensee. Then continue on the state road 11 through Wallgau and Krün. From there on, take the state road B2 back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Recommended equipment

Weatherproof clothing, cycle helmet, drinking bottle, bike repair kit, first aid kit, if necessary sun screen.