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Cycling tour from Ofterschwang over Alpe Eck and Geißrücken Alpe

Mountain Bike • Ofterschwang
Source: Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Sonnenaufgang an der Weltcup-Hütte
    / Sonnenaufgang an der Weltcup-Hütte
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Durch Wald und Wiesen
    / Durch Wald und Wiesen
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Blick auf Gleisstücken Alpe und Nagelfluhkette
    / Blick auf Gleisstücken Alpe und Nagelfluhkette
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Im Ostertal gibt es prächtige Sichtungen
    / Im Ostertal gibt es prächtige Sichtungen
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Radfahren im Allgäu
    / Radfahren im Allgäu
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Ostertobel bei Gunzesried
    / Ostertobel bei Gunzesried
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
  • Weg oberhalb Hüttenberg
    / Weg oberhalb Hüttenberg
    Photo: Michael Redecker, Tourismus Hörnerdörfer GmbH
Map / Cycling tour from Ofterschwang over Alpe Eck and Geißrücken Alpe
750 900 1050 1200 1350 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Parkplatz am Weltcup-Express Disc Golf Allgäu

The tour is not suitable for beginners, rather for endurance bikers with sufficient fitness and good driving skills.

moderate
15.5 km
3:00 h
500 m
500 m

In the beginning, the route leads through forests and mountain meadows up to Alpe Eck. It is easy to go downhill to the Geißrückalpe and down to the wonderful Oster Valley. The long way next to the Gunzesrieder Ach runs comfortably, it follows only a short distance upwards over the Hüttenberger Eck and from here it is also quite comfortably again back to Ofterschwang.

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Hörnerdörfer im Allgäu
Updated: 2017-12-20

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1171 m
799 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Schlitte Hitte - Lodge
Wurzelhütte
Ristorante-Pizzeria Cortina
Ice Cream Parlor - Ofterschwang

Safety information

To avoid problems, we ask you to stick to the following code of honor:

  • Only ride on paths! Please never cross country ver meadows, otherwise you harm nature.
  • Do not leave any traces! Set your driving style according to the ground and the terrain.
  • Keep your bike / mountain bike under control! Check your speed for each situation.
  • Respect other nature users! Please make hikers ware of your passing. At narrow passages please climb off your bike.
  • Take care of animals! Here in the Allgäu, all meadows are used as grazing for cows. Always close the gates.
  • Plan in advance! Check your equipment, estimate your skills, and choose the area you want to go in. A helmet can protect, but is not life insurance.

Start

Valley station Weltcup-Express in Ofterschwang (873 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.497203 N 10.233342 E
UTM
32T 592891 5261156

Destination

Valley station Weltcup-Express in Ofterschwang

Turn-by-turn directions

You start at the valley station of the mountain railway in Ofterschwang. Still fresh and equipped, you are ready to pack the hard, very steep climb over roughly screeched ramps to the Alpe Eck/Allgäu Berghof. The view should reward the efforts of the climb. Then take the path to the Geissrücken Alpe. From there down to the tarred road in the Oster Valley, where you turn right and drive past Buhls Alpe down to Gunzesried Säge into the valley. Here we continue along Gunzenrieder Ach, past the valley station of the Ossi-Reichert-Bahn (only in operation during winter), to Gunzesried. There you have to turn right upwards and cross the Salzhalde and descent to Hüttenberg. It is worth a visit to the Alpine Dairy in Hüttenberg. Continue along the road via Bettenried to the main road and take the cycle path up to the starting point in Ofterschwang. In the village center at the ice cream parlour (delicious ice from fresh milk from the Alpine Dairy Hüttenberg), the Panoramaweg leads right back to the valley station.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From the Sonthofen train station by bus to Ofterschwang (bus route Sonthofen - Ofterschwang - Bolsterlang) or via Fischen (via Bolsterlang)

Getting there

The access to Ofterschwang is via the B19, with exit Sigishofen (OA5) at Sonthofen or via Tiefenberg.

Parking

Free parking at the Weltcup-Express valley station in Ofterschwang

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
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