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Enjoy the Tannheimer Tal on the bike. 
Distance 19.5 km
1:29 h
78 m
118 m
1,168 m
1,050 m

For demanding bikers there are 15 bike routes with a total of 150 kilometres, which have been approved and uniformly signposted by the province of Tyrol. Furthermore, the Tannheimer Tal is the starting point for the newly designed route "Bike Trail Tyrol". The big round tour with more than 800 kilometres and the many connecting stages with another 500 kilometres are designed in such a way that the bikers can put together their personal route themselves.


Bike Trails off the roads

You can get to know the surroundings on the "Radwanderweg Tannheimer Tal" (cycle path Tannheimer Tal), which passes the most beautiful corners of the Tyrolean high valley on 40 kilometres. The cycle paths are off the main road and uniformly signposted. Via Schattwald in the direction of Rehbach you come to Ober- and Unterjoch in the Allgäu - stop for a moment at the moor pond "Floschen". Or cycle through Tannheim and Grän on the new lakeside promenade at Haldensee to Nesselwängle. A detour to the nature reserve Vilsalpsee will certainly please you.


The mountain bike guide

The mountain bike guide Tannheimer Tal contains tour descriptions, altitude profiles, tips and maps. All tours can be combined and are clearly signposted. The blue marked routes are for the connoisseurs. The medium-difficulty tours are marked in red and the black signposting is a sporting challenge.

The MTB-guide costs € 3.00 and can be purchased at the Tourist Office Tannheimer Tal.


Always following the colour...

The right mixture makes the difference - this also applies to the mountain bike offer in the Tyrolean Tannheimer Tal. Whoever gets on the pedals here has the choice between 15 tours and more than 300 mountain bike kilometres for every level of ability and fitness. All routes can be combined and are clearly signposted.

Blue route - easy

Mountain bike beginners or safe cyclists as well as e-bikers follow the blue signs in the Tannheimer Tal. The paths, which are easy to ride on throughout, have only minimal gradients and are therefore perfectly suitable for family excursions in the saddle, where monotony certainly does not arise: the Kneipp circular path, for example, offers a refreshing descent depending on your mood. After all, the almost six kilometres and 198 metres in altitude difference are all the easier to cycle with well-circulated legs.

Red route - medium difficulty

Whoever sees red in the Tannheimer Tal is happy. And that is over medium-difficult and scenic mountain bike routes which require sporty cycling skills and particularly defensive driving behaviour. Tip: On the approximately 11 kilometres long "Haldenrunde" bikers cover almost 500 metres of altitude difference and are rewarded with a wide view of the Tannheimer Tal and the mountains Rote Flüh and Gimpel, the landmarks of the Tyrolean high valley, when they arrive at the Berghotel Zugspitzblick. On a clear day, the view even extends to Germany's highest mountain.

Black route - difficult

A total of 3 tours are - not least because of their length - classified as difficult and require strength and mountain biking experience. Like the route to the Raaz Alpe, where 47 kilometres and 1,512 metres in altitude await the mountain bikers. The diversity of the Tyrolean high valley is demonstrated on the "valley tour": on 67 kilometres and 1,280 metres of altitude difference the route offers the whole range of mountain biking sports. By the way, bikers can enter or leave the "Tour de Tannheimer Tal" at any point.


---> Tip: The Tannheimer Tal is the starting point for the Bike-Trail-Tyrol, the longest continuous circuit for mountain bikers in the Alpine region with 1,000 kilometres.

Author’s recommendation

There are many places to stop along the entire tour. Bicycle rental and repair is possible several times along the entire tour.
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Update: June 02, 2022
Highest point
1,168 m
Lowest point
1,050 m
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Safety information

Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate technical training and further education as well as personal prudence reduces the danger of accidents and risks. But please never forget that the weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Stay on the marked trails.


Drive on the "safe side" in the Tannheimertal

In Austria, mountain biking is generally prohibited by law on all forest and hiking trails, with the exception of mountain bike trails expressly approved for this purpose. The entrances on forest roads are sometimes marked with signs prohibiting driving and additional information such as "Cycling prohibited". Hiking trails do not have these prohibition signs, but it is still forbidden to ride on the trails.

Tips and hints


Nesselwängle (access to the tour possible on the whole valley level) (1,109 m)
47.475440, 10.620958
47°28'31.6"N 10°37'15.4"E
32T 622135 5259273
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Landhotel Rehbach in Schattwald (exit from the tour possible on the whole valley level)

Turn-by-turn directions

There are no exact route descriptions for this tour, you can start your tour as you like - the cycle paths of the Tannheimer Tal offer countless possibilities to start your tour.

The cycle path Tannheimer Tal leads along a scenic and varied 20 km long stretch from Nesselwängle to Schattwald and is signposted with green signs. Here you cycle on asphalt paths, except along the Haldensee (southern shore and promenade path). The course off the main roads on agricultural and forestry goods roads allows for easy cycling, while at the same time special caution is required when crossing main roads and consideration for pedestrians is requested. From Haldensee to Schattwald, the route has a barely noticeable gradient of 50 m, and there are no major or long gradients to negotiate.

Public transport

By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to the Tannheimer Tal.

By road

On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 into the Tannheimer Tal


Several parking facilities at valley level - partly with costs


47.475440, 10.620958
47°28'31.6"N 10°37'15.4"E
32T 622135 5259273
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Cycling and mountain bike routes Guide Tannheimer Tal. Available in all tourist offices of the Tannheimer Tal and Jungholz

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The personal equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Every cyclist is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from specialist literature or on site. 

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Uli Brida 
July 28, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2017
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19.5 km
1:29 h
78 m
118 m
Highest point
1,168 m
Lowest point
1,050 m
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