Guidebook

7 Bike Tours Around the Lakes of the Allgäu

Visit the best lakes in south Germany by bike

Jon Williams

Description

This selection of bike routes will take you to the most iconic lakes in Germany's Allgäu region, including Bodensee, Forggensee, Rottachsee, Grüntensee and Alpsee.

Whether road or gravel is your thing, these trails and cycling paths will take you on a variety of long and short tours, some with steep climbs and others will hardly any effort required.

From small mountain lakes like Alpsee to the gigantic Bodensee, you'll cycle through quaint villages and past bustling towns. Don't forget your swimming gear for a well-deserved, refreshing dip!

On the Trail of King Ludwig II

On the Trail of King Ludwig II

81.1 km
1,250 m
1,250 m
Start at the Tourism Information Office in Tannheim towards the East. At the intersection Grän/Haldensee turn left on to the Road L261 through the Engetal (valley) downhill to the former customs house "Fallmühle"...
Difficult
Private
Bannwaldseerunde

Bannwaldseerunde

95.4 km
990 m
990 m
Explore the Tannheimer Tal ( https://www.tannheimertal.com/ ) with its surroundings
Severe
Private
Über die Königsschlösser zur Füssener Hütte

Über die Königsschlösser zur Füssener Hütte

44.8 km
1,392 m
1,392 m
On the first third of the tour you can warm up, before you collect a lot of altitude meters in the Tyrolean Raintal.
Moderate
Private
Lake Tour

Lake Tour

92.6 km
941 m
941 m
Start at the Tourism Information Office in Tannheim towards the East. At the intersection Grän/Haldensee turn left on to the Road L261 through the Engetal (valley) downhill to the former customs house "Fallmühle"...
Severe
Private
Rund um den Rottachberg

Rund um den Rottachberg

56.4 km
863 m
863 m
Moderate tour through the Illertal between Kempten and Immenstadt, around the Rottachberg and the Rottachsee
Moderate
Private
Oberallgäu light: Von Sonthofen zum Rottachspeicher und zurück

Oberallgäu light: Von Sonthofen zum Rottachspeicher und zurück

63.5 km
759 m
758 m
Genuß-Biketour auf leichten Wegen von Sonthofen zum Rottachspeicher und über die alte Salzstraße zurück ins Illertal.
Easy
Private
Allgäuer Seenrunde

Allgäuer Seenrunde

132.8 km
1,732 m
1,732 m
Demanding round tour with numerous shorter and longer ascents to Oberallgäu and Tyrol. The highlight is the Jochpass with its many serpentines up to Oberjoch. Through the Tannheimer Tal, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Tyrol, and through the "Engege" back down to Pfronten and more leisurely via Vils back to Füssen. There are numerous lakes along the way, which also invite you to stop for a swim.
Severe
Private