Imagine the anticipation of a relaxing evening after a hot summer's day ride. You are on your bike with a clear view of the towering Heimgarten mountain. The setting sun is casting its rays across the mountaintops. There are benches alongside the trail and cozy beer gardens inviting you to stop in for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
There is no other place in the world like the Blue Land with its mystical landscape of moors and lakes, all under the backdrop of the majestic Bavarian Alps. Riding your bike on a balmy summer evening is the perfect way to end a beautiful day in the Zugspitze Region. And the ride up to the Hohentanne viewpoint is undoubtedly the highlight. Once seated on the bench at the viewpoint, you are rewarded with a stunning panorama of the vast Murnauer Moos moor bordered by the Ammergau Alps to the south.
From Murnau to the town of Ohlstadt and Hohentanne, and then towards sundown
The bike ride starts in Murnau at the Kultur- und Tagungszentrum, a cuture and conference center that also houses the tourist office. You start out by riding down the Burggraben street to the Tengelmann shopping center. You will ride around the center to Kochelerstraße. Next, you will follow the bike path towards the Unfallkrankenhaus Murnau hospital. Stay on the path while riding downhill towards the moor area (Moos). At Mühlhagen, take a right to reach the village of Hechendorf. Next, you will ride downhill from Hechendorf till you reach the path along the Loisach river to Weichs. After you cross under the freeway, you will be stunned with a view of the towering Heimgarten mountain. Now it is only a few minutes to the town of Ohlstadt. Next, you will follow the signs towards Glentleiten. Here, you will be ride the long ascent along the historic "geplattelten Strasse" (tiled road). After a long switchback, you will see a bench. Here, you can enjoy a fantastic vista of the valley. Then it is only a few more minutes uphill a few minutes before you start the well-earned downhill ride past the well-known Kreutalm restaurant and the Schweiganger horse farm. Passing the horse farm, you will then cross under the freeway, ride past the glider airfield, and follow the signs to the town of Ohlstadt. Right after Pömetsried, there is a brief spot in the Murnau Moor where you will have to push your bike. From Achrain, you will ride back to the start.
One thing is for sure: you will take away many wonderful memories of this bike ride to the Hohentanne viewpoint.
The bike ride in brief:
- Distance: 24 km (15 mi.)
- Estimated time: 2 hrs. 15 mins.
- Elevation change: 486 m (1595 ft.)
Explore the Blue Land on a bike ride and discover its hidden natural treasures. Why not send your booking request today!